As of the 2023-24 season currently underway, Hammersmith Chess Club fields 15 teams in different divisions across the London, Central London, Middlesex, and the Thames Valley competitions.
Our First teams involve our club’s strongest players and will be facing the toughest competition in the London League (captain: Jim Stevenson), Thames Valley League (Bajrush Kelmendi), Middlesex League (Luke Lau) and Central London League (Tom Townsend), however we also participate in lower divisions and all our members regardless of experience and playing strength have the opportunity to play for one of our teams.
Details of our teams and the respective captains as follows:
|Hammersmith 1||Thames Valley League||1||Bajrush Kelmendi|
|Hammersmith 1||London League||1||Jim Stevenson|
|Hammersmith 1||Middlesex League||2||Luke Lau|
|Hammersmith 1||Central London League||2||Tom Townsend|
|Hammersmith 2||Middlesex League||2||John Abbott|
|Hammersmith 2||Central London League||3||Nick Groves-Kirkby|
|Hammersmith 2||London League||3||John White|
|Hammersmith 3||London League||3||David Lambert|
|Hammersmith 3||Middlesex League||3||Rory Eastham|
|Hammersmith 3||Central London League||4||Andrew Cuff|
|Hammersmith 4||London League||4||Nadim Osseiran|
|Hammer Juniors||London League||4||Frank Valle|
|Hammer Hodgson||London League||Major||David Steyn|
|Hammer Hedger||London League||Minor||Gianmaria Mazzaracchio|
|Hammer Women||London League||Women||Ana Royce|
We welcome any new players and will do our upmost to provide competitive chess throughout the season, along with the usual club events, tournaments and training evenings!
The only requirements are that you’re a paid-up member of the club – details here, and that you’re ECF-registered, details here. It’s a very simple process, please feel free to ping us with any questions you might have.
Further information on the leagues we play in can be found here:
Our own End of Season Update for 2022-23
And there’s more….
Celtic Tigers – our sister club, the Celtic Tigers, play in the National Chess League (aka 4NCL) – the highest League System in the UK. Hammerite Chris Skulte manages the team. If you’re keen to play, please check out the details here and get in touch with Chris