Welcome to the London Chess League

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Alan Palmer


The London Chess League is a founding member of the British Chess Federation and a constituent unit of the English Chess Federation. 

The League promotes chess for players of all levels of experience and strength in the areas of London, Essex, Kent, Middlesex and Surrey.

  • We organise an 8-board Divisional Championship in addition to several 4-board divisions catering for players of all strengths and ages
  • We welcome newcomers and experienced players alike
  • Our member clubs can provide advice and coaching for those keen to learn and improve
  • We play an active part in developing chess in local areas
  • We actively encourage junior players and those just getting started with chess
  • We’d like you to join one of our Clubs!

Enjoy your chess!