Formed in 1885, Battersea Chess Club is the oldest continually-existing chess club in London and a founder member of the British Chess Federation. We welcome new members of all ages and abilities.

Our first team plays in the first division of the prestigious London Chess League, a competition that dates back to 1887, and we also field teams in the 2nd, 4th, 5th and 6th divisions.

The club also has teams in the Central London Chess League, which is a relatively new league with a more modern format played entirely at venues in Zone 1.

In the past, we have also played in the Surrey Chess League. The club remains a member of the Surrey County Chess Association and enters a team in the Alexander Cup, the league’s knockout competition.

Internally, Battersea also runs a Grand Prix competition that is formed by the Club Championship, the Barrow Tournament and the Grand Prix. We also hold an annual club Blitz Tournament, ad hoc blitz tournaments as well as the occasional friendly match against other clubs.

That makes everything we do sound very serious – but it doesn’t have to be.

If all you want is a few social games and a good place to get better at chess than you are more than welcome too. The atmosphere is relaxed and there is always someone on hand to play a game.

So whether it’s a serious or a social game you’re after, come and meet us.

To find out more, come along to our club night on Tuesday from 7.30-10.30pm at the Battersea Labour Club, 81-83 Falcon Road, London SW11 2PF or contact the club secretary Leon Watson –

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Battersea (7016) (Club)
OwnersAlan Henry Palmer(apalmer), Arnold Hunt(aghunt), Djuna Tree(dtree), Karina Kwlczyk(kkwlczyk), Leon Watson(lwatson), Meet Shah(mcshah), Michael Krautzberger(mkrautzberger), Midhun Unnikrishnan(mxunnikrishnan), Raja Krowidi(rxkrowidi), Ramez Kanj(rxkanj), Tim Valentine(tvalentine), William Drennan(bxdrennan), zoya boozorginia(zxboozorginia)
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