Category: Indoor

Play at our weekly club nights on Mondays and league matches on Thursdays.

Our current members of Imperial College Chess Club have a large range of abilities from FIDE Masters all the way down to complete beginners. Whether you are a casual or a serious player, we will have opportunities for you to get involved! We have regular weekly club nights where you can play chess with or without chess clocks.

We compete in the London League and the Middlesex League. At the start of each year, we host a Freshers' Tournament where all the freshers can show off their skills to the team captains who will be scouting for new talent.

About twice a year we host the Imperial College Chess Congress - a long play ECF and FIDE rated tournament with 80-100 participants. There is a substantial discount to chess club members. Other events to look out for include a simultaneous display by Professor Jonathan Mestel (Imperial's resident Grandmaster), the British and London Universities' Team Championships (we are champions of both!), club nights with other London Universities, chess socials, blitz tournaments, tours in summer....

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Only available to members of Imperial College Union.


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