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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 academic year, faculty and background, yet we are united by a love for the game and the community it fosters.

  1. Join our Whatsapp Community:  For info for freshers on socials, league matches, tournaments, beginner tips, and puzzles!
  2. Follow our Instagram:  For upcoming events, chess news and to view our leaderboard!
  3. Connect with us through  To play online games!

For the upcoming academic year 2023-24, our Discord server will be the main hub for communication! All players are welcome, regardless of experience. We are committed to providing an atmosphere conducive to beginners and for developing an appreciation for the beauty chess offers!

Those looking to show off their skills can take part in our society leaderboard and internal tournaments (with prizes!). You can also join our competitive squads, which compete in local and national chess competitions such as the London League, the Eastman Cup and the BUCA Championship. We are very excited to meet you all at the welcome fair on 1st October!

  • Social membership pass is only £3, which allows you to attend Wednesday meetups at G07 Chadwick Building from 6-8pm!
  • Competitive membership pass is priced at only £15, including all social perks, coaching from advanced members, the ability to compete for UCL in prestigious leagues, the ability to play in the annual UCL Superblitz Showdown and access to our internal leaderboard!

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