About the Club

West London Chess Club was founded in 1893 and caters for players of all types and abilities. Members can play competitive games for our first teams in the Middlesex, London and Hillingdon Leagues. You can play friendly or 'blitz' games most Wednesdays and a number of internal club tournaments are organised. Take a look at who we are on the photo page.

The Junior Club is normally on Saturday mornings at the Town Hall. Tuition is given by Meri Grigoryan, a Woman FIDE Master who is a West London Chess Club member and a ECF Accredited Coach. See the Junior Page for more information and the next meeting dates.

6th Sep: Charity Simultaneous Chess Exhibition in Bournemouth Town Square with Meri Grigoryan

I am holding my 3rd Simultaneous Chess Exhibition in Bournemouth town square on 6th September from 12pm-5pm.
Take a look at my past events:
2012: http://www.justgiving.com/NoBreastCancer-ChessInBournemouth
2011: http://www.donatetobreastcancer.org/chessinbournemouth
Please donate, as every penny makes a difference!
There will be chess books for best junior, best senior and best lady.
I hope to see you on 6th Sep in Bournemouth. Thank You!

Best wishes,

Meri Grigoryan

The 100th Championships of the British Isle, Torquay, 28 Jul -10 Aug 2013

My new student Alexander Jamieson came 2nd equal at the British U9 championship! Congratulations!

Meri Grigoryan

The 100th Championships of the British Isle, Torquay, 28 Jul -10 Aug 2013

I am very pleased to share with you some exciting news. Two of my students William Golding and Christopher Tombolis came joint 1st at the British U8 championship! Follow the event here.

 Meri Grigoryan

European School Championships, Novi Sad, Serbia, 20-28 June

I had initially agreed to do either the World or European School Championships, however after receiving an email from the ECF Director of Junior Chess Phil Ehr, that IM Richard Pert withdrew due to a sport injury just a day before the flight, I replaced him. 

Meet the team, read the reports and look at the team photo. I coached Jonathan Finn U15, Tom Finn U13 and Tom McLarren U11. Take a look at the final results

I am looking forward to be selected again as an England junior squad coach.

Meri  Grigoryan

World School Championships, Porto Carras, Halkidiki, 6th – 15th May

Meet the team, read the reports and see the team photo. I coached Isabel Hauer U15, Asha Jina U13, Samuel McConnell U11 and William Golding U9. This event was my first international coaching experience which I enjoyed greatly.

Meri Grigoryan

Tom Rendle on Judit Polgar – The greatest lady chess player ever

On Wednesday 21st November International Master Tom Rendle will be presenting a talk on: Judit Polgar – The greatest lady chess player ever (and playing for the first time playing the London Classic in December !).

  • The fee for members of West London Chess Club will be: £10
  • Non Members £12.50
  • Juniors £8

Can all people interested, please let me know via my email at: colum@c-j-a.co.uk. Places are limited so please book early.

Time:
21/11/2012 - 19:30

Charity Simultaneous Chess Exhibition in Bournemouth Town Square with Meri Grigoryan

I am holding my Second Simultaneous Chess Exhibition in Bournemouth town square on 15th July from 11am-5pm.

Last year, with all your kind help, I raised £135 online and £100 in cash during the event (of which £60 was paid to the council and £20 to ECF women's chess). My target was £200 and thanks to you I reached £235! Let's double the target this year!

Please donate, as every penny makes a difference!

There will be chess books and DVDs for best game, best junior, best senior and best lady.

I hope to see you on 15th July in Bournemouth.

Thank You!

Best wishes,

Meri

http://www.justgiving.com/NoBreastCancer-ChessInBournemouth

Time:
15/07/2012 - 11:00 - 15/07/2012 - 17:00

Themed Rapidplay Tournament

On the 16th and 23rd of May, West London Chess Club will be holding a 6 round Rapidplay tournament -with a difference. In each round all games will be played using the designated openings, so in round one all games will start with the Kings Gambit opening and so on. Each round is 25 minutes per side. The designated openings are:

  1. The Kings Gambit
  2. The Wilkes Barre variation
  3. The Sicilian Dragon
  4. The Dragon – dorf
  5. The Benko Gambit accepted
  6. The Panov – Botvinnk Attack

Entry fee is £7.50 for non members; club members are invited to make a small voluntary contribution the prize fund. If you would like to play, please contact Colum at colum@c-j-a.co.uk

Simul by IM Tom Rendle

What better way to warm up for the 2011/12 season than to play an  International Master in a simultaneous exhibition?

We are pleased to announce that International Master Tom Rendle will be visiting the West London Chess Club on Wednesday 7th September for a simultaneous exhibition. The start time is 7:30PM.

In you are interested in taking part then the ticket prices are:

  • Members : £10
  • Non Members £12.50
  • Juniors £8

Can all people interested, please let Colum know viahis email at: colum@c-j-a.co.uk. Places are limited so please book early.

Time:
07/09/2011 - 19:30

WLCC AGM

The club's AGM will be held on the 20th of July at 7.15 pm in The Committee Room, Chiswick Town Hall, Heathfield Terrace, Chiswick, London W4.

Time:
20/07/2011 - 19:15
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