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Whether you are a beginner, an amateur, a club player or a pro, we would love for you to join us at the UCL Chess Society. Our membership is as diverse as the game itself, ranging across every year and faculty, but all united in their devotion to chess. We are very excited to meet all of you at our freshers events this year, see below for all the details!

All players are welcome, regardless of experience. For those looking to show off their skills, you can join our weekly tournaments (with prizes!) as well as have the opportunity to join our competitive squads, which compete in local and national chess competitions such as the London League, the BUCA Championship and our newly created Pro University Chess League, playing against other universities across the country.

Players of all skill levels who would like to learn and improve can attend our regular teaching sessions, organised by our new Head Coach, International Master Ravi Haria.

We organise sessions to play chess twice a week, every week, so come join us at these times:

Wednesday from 7pm to 9pm in Chadwick G07

Friday from 7pm to 9pm in Chadwick G07

Email is the main way we contact our members so it’s really important you sign up here so you can receive all the information. Our membership is only £10 for the entire year, which allows you to attend as many sessions you want, whenever you need your fix of chess!