Whether you’re a beginner, club player or 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 academic year and background (including faculty), but all united by a love for the game of chess and the community it fosters.

Join our Discord Community: https://discord.gg/nE5HSax for online blitz nights, masterclasses, tournaments, beginner tips, weekly puzzles and socials!

Like our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/uclchesssociety/ for upcoming events, chess news and society leaderboard!

  • Social membership pass is completely FREE, which allows you to attend all society meetups, online blitz nights and tournaments!
  • Competitive membership pass is priced at only £15 yearly, including all Social perks, personalized coaching from advanced members, the ability to compete for UCL in prestigious leagues and tournaments, and access to our monthly leaderboard with prizes!

For the upcoming academic year 2022-23, our Discord server will be the main hub for communication! All players are welcome, regardless of experience. We are committed to accommodating complete beginners and providing an atmosphere conducive to learning the basics and developing an appreciation for the beauty chess offers! For those looking to show off their skills, you can take part in our society leaderboard and tournaments (with prizes!) as well as join our competitive squads, which compete in local and national chess competitions such as the London League, the BUCA Championship and the new PRO University Chess League. We are very excited to meet you all at the welcome fair on 1st October!

Looking for more information on the main events we attend every year? Take a look below!