Contact & Joining

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, under 18’s, and the unemployed.

Membership Rates

  • Adult: £65 per annum (discounted to £40 for first year of joining)
  • Concession: £40 per annum (for unwaged, and Under 18s)
  • Associate: £30 per annum (normal membership, attendance at all club functions & events, but no league games)
  • Partial Season: £25 (from 1st Jan to season end in July)
  • Partial Season: £40 (from 1st May, including all of following season)
  • Titled Members: £10 (any FIDE title)

Payment can be made by cheque, electronic bank transfer, or cash.

If you would like to join, please fill in the form below, or contact John White, our Membership Officer.

Anybody wishing to play competitive league chess for the Club will also require English Chess Federation (ECF) membership. This is available from around £15 per year. Full details are available on the ECF website: http://www.englishchess.org.uk

Membership Enquiry Form:

Contact Information

Every Monday evening from September to June, we host a Club Night at Lytton Residents Hall, W14 8TE, from 7.30pm until 10.30pm.

Just a short walk from West Kensington tube station, non-members are welcomed, whatever your level – we can offer you a warm welcome, a game, and even some tea & biscuits.

Over the Summer we de-camp to the nearby Albion Pub, on Hammersmith Road for our regular Monday evenings.

If you would like further information please email info@hammerchess.co.uk or contact Bajrush Kelmendi, our Chairman, or Michael Mackenze, our Club Secretary.