September 2023 in Hammersmith: kicking off the 2023/24 Season!

We’d like to share our plans for this month – with some of the specifics to be announced later on via our WhatsApp chats. Read on for details:

A new season begins!

Hammersmith will soon be battling again in the different Leagues we play in, and there could be no better warm up than taking part in our friendly match against our visitors from Belgium: a few spots are still open so let John White know if you wish to play on Friday 8/9 and/or Saturday 9/9.

There is still some work to be done regarding the final composition of all the league divisions and the numbers of teams we will enter this year, but captains will start reaching out to members once our fixtures have been scheduled.

Reminder that both Club Membership and ECF Membership are required in order to play, please make sure to renew yours so that captains will have you on their lists.

The Return of Junior Hour

Junior Hour (JH) starts once again on Monday 4/9 at 6pm after the summer break, this time with our new Junior Officer Tom Townsend as agreed on our latest AGM.

The fees structure has been changed from a term basis to an annual basis so it’s now a flat £100 per annum, in addition to the regular club membership for each junior. We have a page with additional details on Junior Hour

September Club Nights

Upcoming events on our Monday nights from 7:30pm are listed below, details and sign up forms (when needed) will be shared on our WhatsApp chats.

Monday 4/9: Internal Tournament hosted by Club Captain Robin Sarfas

Monday 11/9: Challenge one of our first team players in a simul exhibition

Monday 18/9: Special event with IM Callum Kilpatrick, member of our sister club in the 4NCL: the Celtic Tigers

Monday 25/9: The best and worst game of each World Champion, with Jim Stevenson presenting the legendary Bobby Fischer

We hope you’ll enjoy everything we have planned for September! See you soon at the MSC

Hammersmith Chess Club

2 thoughts on “September 2023 in Hammersmith: kicking off the 2023/24 Season!”

  1. Hello,
    I am enquiring about joining the club. I came to a trial session last year and enjoyed it but was moving house so never got round to joining up. Can I join next month at some point or is there a set joining date.
    Is there a club night every Monday or is this sometimes replaced by other events? (I want to be able to come in and sit and play as much as possible)

    1. Hi Theodor, you can join at any time, see details below.

      We also have different activities every night (a few examples listed on this post) but generally speaking it’s possible to just play casual chess if you can find an opponent
      Hope to see you again soon!

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