WELCOME TO METROPOLITAN CHESS CLUB!
FOUNDED IN 1890, LONDON

ABOUT THE CLUB

The Metropolitan chess club is one of the oldest clubs in London. It was founded in 1890 with the amalgamation of two existing clubs 'The Three Pawns' and 'The Monument'. You can read about the history of the Metropolitan Chess Club from 1890 to 1990 here.

We welcome new members of all abilities.

We are are affiliated to Middlesex County Chess Association and London Chess League which allows us to compete in their respective competitions as proven by the number of our teams participating in both of their Leagues. Players of all standards are always able to find a serious game if they want to. Should members be interested they could even consider representing one of Middlesex's County Teams.

As we are based in a central location in the City of London, most of our matches are played at home or at nearby locations in Central London. Some occasional fixtures are played in outer London.

Coaching: Free, informal, one-to-one coaching is offered to members who are beginners or near-beginners.


HOW TO JOIN?

If you are interested in joining our club, please feel free to come along to any of club nights (Thursdays), play a few games and speak to a member about joining. Alternatively you can download and return the membership application form to the address shown on it.

The membership runs from the 1st October until the 30th September each year. If you join part way through the subscription year a pro rata subscription will apply.

E-mail the club secretary for membership enquiries


LOCATION OF THE CLUB

Our venue is the Artisan Centre (E1 7AW) within the Middlesex Street Estate, accessed via Gravel Lane on the right hand side of Middlesex St, 250 yards from the junction with Bishopsgate. La Piazzetta Bistro & Baris on the nearest corner. Stations are Liverpool St., Aldgate and Aldgate East.

Access is now via the Gravel Lane entrance (adjacent to JADS Hairdressing). When you get to the GREEN door type 101 and press CALL - someone from the club will respond and buzz you in. You should take the lift to the first floor and turn left directly in to the new hall.

The venue is available for use from 6pm every Thursday. London league matches will start at 6.30pm and Middlesex league matches at 6.45pm

 

CLUB OFFICIALS

President John Kitchen
Chairman / Auditor John Kitchen
Club Secretary Ray Hamilton
Treasurer Jeremy Law
London League 1st Team Captain Noel Stewart
London League 2nd Team Captain Kevin Lenaghan
London League 3rd Team Captain Giovanni Vasco
London League Minor League Captain Peter Szabo
Middlesex League Captain John Kitchen
Tournament Controller Peter Szabo

 

SOCIAL MEDIA & CHESS WEBSITES

Twitter

Facebook

Chess.com

Lichess.com

 

NEWS

3 Day Rapid Play Competition 2022
[28 July 2022 - Peter Szabo]

15th, 22nd and 29th September


2022 - Summer Closing Times and AGM
[24 June 2022 - Peter Szabo]

Club Closed - July and August


London Chess League - January fixtures postponed to June
[28 December 2021 - Peter Szabo]

The London Chess League will be postponing January 2022's matches to June 2022. The intention is to move fixtures to their equivalent date where possible (i.e. first Wednesday of January would be moved to first Wednesday of June, and so forth).