Welcome to Metropolitan Chess Club
About the club
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Our venue is the Artisan Centre 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 blue 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.
Coaching: Free, informal, one-to-one coaching is offered to members who are beginners or near-beginners.
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'.
We currently have over 50 members and welcome new members of all abilities. We have many teams in both the London and Middlesex Leagues, so players of all standards are always able to find a serious game if they want to. As we are based in a central location in the City of London , most of our matches are played at home or very nearby in the Barbican. In addition, we have had a team in the 4NCL depending on interest.
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. There are also discounts available to those who have retired or on benefits.
Click here for an application form
We are over half way through the season so here is a short summary of how we are doing
Team 1 - Division 2 6th 4W 1D 2L
Team 2 - Division 3 7th 3W 0D 6L
Team 3 - Division 4 5th 4W 1D 2L
Team 4 - Division 4 12th 1W 0D 6L
GNOMES - Minor - 10th 1W 1D 4L
Met 1 - Division 2 5th 2W 0D 4L
4NCL - number of member have been playing for "Chess in Schools and Communities" team
New London League Venue - Citadines Hotel
The Barbican venue is now closed and London League venues will be played at the Citadines Hotel Holburn
London League Fixtures for 2017-18 Season
Middlesex League Team Results 2016-2017
Metropolitan team finished in the Div 1 relegation zone so will be playing is Div 2 next year
Club Committee Meeting
Committee and team captains meeting
No chess in main area but games can be played in other room
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