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. Nearest Stations are Liverpool St., Aldgate and Aldgate East.
Access is now via the Gravel Lane entrance (adjacent to Love’s Café). 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
2015-2016 Season Summary
London League Results
Team 1 finished a respectable 4th in Div 2
Team 2 finished in 10th place in Div 3
Team 3 finished in 12th place in Div 3
Major Team finished 2nd in Major Div
Minor Team finished 3rd in Minor Div
New season starts 2016-2017 !
London League has just published the fixtures for the new season.
Now is the best time to join as you will get access to many graded games on the clock.
The Metropolitan Chess club is one of the few clubs that operate off season with internal events.
Below is the list of current fixtures which may change - once they are updated then they will be added to the club calendar.
We will publish dates for other events when we have them.
Middlesex Div 2 Fixtures
Ealing 2 12/11/15
Hammersmith 1 18/2/16
Harrow 1 10/12/15
Hendon 3 5/11/15
Kings Head 2 24/3/16
Muswell Hill 1 11/2/16
West London 1 14/4/16
Metropolitan vs Athenaeum Friendly Match Result
Metropolitan v Athenaeum
1. T. Deflesselle 0-1 Dimitar Mogilarov (e196)
2. M. Carballo 0-1 Daneil Farkas (192)
3. S. Roy 0-1 Toni Johansson (190)
4. P. Vachtfeidl 0-1 Andreas Iliopoulos (e175)
5. F. Lees 0-1 Kevin Millward (172)
6. K. Lenaghan 1/2-1/2 John Walton
7. J. Law 0-1 Jonny Kay (162)
8. G. Bishop 1-0 Charles McAleenan (158)
9. B. Sharkey 0-1 Steven Walsh (156)
10. W. Akakabota 0-1 Steven Madden (154)
11. M. Leman 1-0 Jonathan Pinet (153)
12. M. Bertrand 1-0 Martin Leanse (123)
13. G. Robinson 1-0 George Bakoloukas (121)
14. J. Brown 0-1 Jade Acaster (e70)
London League Matches
The club calendar has been updated for London League matches but here is a list