Category: Indoor

Welcome to the Imperial College London Chess Club! Whether you’re a complete beginner looking to pick up a new hobby or that titled player ready to sweep the field, we have a place for you here. Join us for a year filled with everything from friendly club nights to socials to competitive FIDE-rated tournaments across the country!

Meet us at our club night in Meeting Room 3 (MR3) on the 3rd floor of the Imperial College Union building, Mondays from 18:30-21:00 . We play friendly games, analyse recent big matches, frequently hold prized blitz tournaments and hopefully get to know each other too!

Every year we have opportunities for rated chess:

  • London Chess League; ECF-rated weekly matches (generally on Tuesdays or Thursdays), with 10 spots available.
  • Central London Chess Congress; FIDE-rated tournaments that we host twice a year (usually during November and April) with around 100 participants. Discounted entry fee for all club members.
  • British Universities’ Chess Association (BUCA) Championship; a FIDE-rated 4-player team event where the best from every university compete to become U.K.’s #1 university team.
  • and more!

For any questions, please feel free to contact us at

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Only available to members of Imperial College Union.


  • 49 current members