Harrow Chess Club
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Established 1907

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“We are but chessmen, destined, it is plain,

That great chess-player, Heaven, to entertain;

It moves us on life's chess-board to and fro,

And then in death's dark box shuts up again.”           by Omar Khayyam

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Our home venue benefits from a spacious and well lit club room.

Prospective members are invited to visit the Club as our guests, play a few games and chat with the Club Secretary and other Members. The Club caters for players of all strengths.

Competitive Chess

As well as hosting informal games and organising competitions between club members, Harrow Chess Club competes in a wide variety of matches against other clubs and Leagues.

Competitions run within the Club include: A Swiss championship, Quickplay, Lightning and Handicap Championships.

We also take part in an annual friendly rapidplay against St Albans.

Teams representing Harrow compete in Middlesex League, Thames Valley League and Hillingdon Chess Leagues.


Harrow Chess Club meets at Victoria Hall, Sheepcote Road, Harrow, HA1 2JE on Thursday nights.   

Coaching of Juniors: 6:00pm -7:15pm

Adults play from 7:30pm - 10:30pm

Come along and play a few games!

Colin Crouch Cup

Colin’s sister Liz presents the trophy to Rishi Patel at the 2016 AGM. This is awarded to the outstanding junior player of the season as voted by the club committee.

AGM Photos

GM Luke McShane welcomed on his recent visit by club president Nevil Chan. Luke demonstrated part of his brilliant win over Magnus Carlsen from the 2010 London Chess Classic, before taking on 36 members and guests in a simultaneous display. His score was an impressive unbeaten 30 wins and 6 draws, plus every opponent received some grandmasterly advice on their game! The evening also raised £100 donation for the Colin Crouch Fund which assists Harrow juniors with tournament entry fees.

Simul Photos

Super Grandmaster!