Contact & Joining

Covid-19

Last Updated: October 2020

Please note: all face-to-face chess competition across London and elsewhere is currently suspended due to social-distancing requirements.

In the interim, we are running a number of online-only tournaments, competitions, and events for members and those wishing to join when face-to-face chess resumes. Please get in touch via the form below if you wish to learn more or take part.

Members are free to meet and play face-to-face at their own risk, however all formal competitions are currently on hold. 

We anticipate that the London League, and other regional leagues, will resume with online competition later this year. 

Joining

New members of any age or ability are always welcome to join the Club. We offer a stimulating evening in a friendly atmosphere, with the opportunity to learn from some highly experienced players. Our membership of over 80 players encompasses people from all ability levels, ages, backgrounds and many different nationalities – check out some of our Member Profiles. You’ll always be in good company.

Membership is inexpensive and easy to complete. Once you have joined, you immediately become eligible to represent the club in league games. You’ll also be invited to our regular tournaments and teaching evenings.

Concession rates are available for senior citizens, and the unemployed.

Membership Rates

  • Adults & Juniors: £65 per annum
  • Concession: £40 per annum (for senior citizens, and unwaged)
  • Partial Season: £40 (from 1st Jan to season end in July)
  • Titled Members: £10 (any FIDE title)

Payment can be made by electronic bank transfer or cash.

If you would like to join, please fill in the form below, or contact Adam Cranston, our Secretary.

Anybody wishing to play competitive league chess for the Club will also require English Chess Federation (ECF) membership. This is available from around £18 per year. Full details are available on the ECF website: http://www.englishchess.org.uk

Membership Enquiry Form:

Contact Information

Every Tuesday evening we host a Club Night at Young Chelsea Bridge Club, W12 8HA, from 6pm until 10.30pm.

Just a short walk from Goldhawk Road tube station, non-members are welcomed, whatever your level – we can offer you a warm welcome, a game, and refreshments at the bar/cafe.

The YCBC website provides extremely detailed instructions on how to find the venue, as well as an excellent map showing where to park for free.

If you would like further information please email updates@hammerchess.co.uk or contact Bajrush Kelmendi, our Chairman, or Adam Cranston, our Club Secretary.