Welcome to Willesden and Brent Chess Club!
We are a small and friendly chess club, that welcomes players of all ages and ability and from all walks of life. We organise chess games at all levels, set up club competitions and provide tuition to juniors. We also enter local chess leagues and members compete in inter-county matches.
We meet at the Willesden Working Men’s Club every Monday (currently closed). The Junior Session runs from 6.15pm until 7.15pm and the Adult Session runs from 7.15pm until 10pm.
Willesden Working Men’s Club
202 Villiers Road, Willesden, London, NW2 5PU
The club is currently closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the subsequent government restrictions. Please keep checking this page for any update on the situation.
Middlesex League Suspended
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the Middlesex League was suspended with immediate effect in March. The League Secretary circulated a message via ECF LMS to advise of the suspension. The requirements of social distancing and the concerns about viral transmission means that it is unknown when OTB play will resume. An announcement will be made shortly about whether the league season will resume or be terminated and the implications of either decision.
The past few weeks has seen a relaxation of social lockdown and clubs may be thinking of resuming OTB play. If so, in accordance with the steer from the ECF, the MCCA would ask clubs to ensure they consider the implications of doing so, and at least conduct the ECF risk assessment, in order to determine whether it is right to do so.
Links to chess sites:
Middlesex League results, fixtures and tables: https://ecflms.org.uk/lms/node/53606/efixtures
ECF Middlesex Online Team at Chess.com: https://www.chess.com/club/ecf-middlesex
Middlesex County Blog: http://middlesexchess.blogspot.com/2020/07/ecf-online-county-competition-national.html
English Chess Federation: https://www.englishchess.org.uk/
ECF Online County Championship: https://www.englishchess.org.uk/online-english-counties-championships-2020/
Latest ECF news:
Southern Counties Chess Union: