"Those who say they understand chess, understand nothing" -- Robert HUBNER

Welcome to Ealing Chess Club's Website.


We are a friendly & social chess club who try and provide a friendly and competitive environment for chess lovers of all abilities. We are one of the longest established clubs in London, having met weekly since 1885.

Currently our club night is Monday evenings from 7:30pm. In the spacious Sports Bar of The Old Actonians Sports Club, Gunnersbury Drive (off Popes Lane), Ealing, London W5 4LL.

The venue offers a friendly environment in which to play chess with a good range of beer and light refreshments available to enjoy during or after games. The club is well served by public transport being just an 8 minute walk from Acton Town Tube and on the route of the E3 bus. There is a small car park at the club, along with parking on the adjoining streets (after 7pm)
A map can be found here

During the League season, Junior and some senior matches will take place on selected wednesdays at the former London Victoria Sports Ground in Boddington Gardens W3 9AP
A map can be found here

New members (from Grandmaster to beginners!) are always welcome. Feel free to just pop down on a Monday, or even better, give the new members' co-ordinator a call or email first and we will do our best to ensure there will be a member of the same standard around to give you a good game or two!


Latest News



Ellam Trophy 2018

Created:20 Sep 2018 by: Alastair Johnstone

In years past, the Thames Valley League held an annual match pitting member clubs from South of the river against member clubs from North of the river - the so-called Ellam Trophy. The fixture has lapsed in recent years but, in an effort to revive a traditional way to warm-up for the new season, Ealing agreed to host a match at the Old Actonians.

Perhaps inevitably Ealing members showed far more interest in playing than other clubs and in the end it was decided that the match would take the form of an Ealing vs. Rest of the World contest.  Even then, it proved necessary to lend the RoW team a couple of Ealing players to even up the numbers.

On the night, despite facing a grading deficit on most boards Ealing emerged convincing victors, conceding no losses and finishing with a 7-2 winning margin.

Full details within. 

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2018 Lightning Tournament

Created:12 Sep 2018 by: Alastair Johnstone

Ealing held the 23rd edition of its annual Lightning Tournament on Monday. As usual, the event featured some fierce competition but, happily, all conducted in an excellent spirit of fair play.

Overall winner for the second year running was the 12-year-old Christopher Tombolis, who finished on 8½/10 with only one loss to fellow Junior Haotian Wu. Raj Jhooti finished second with 7½/10 and was unlucky not to get in a final game before time was called.

In the under-150 section, Harry Symeonidis made a mockery of his grade to finish on a highly commendable 6½/9. Jason Obihara came close to challenging Harry but fell just short on 6/9.

Christopher Yapp triumphed in the under-25 section with 4/11 and also wins the endurace prize by playing the most games on the night.

Full details of the night's results can be found in the table within.

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Exciting News on the Delancey Schools Challenge

Created:27 Jul 2018 by: Alastair Johnstone

Ealing's Jacinta Khadouri has qualified for the Terrafinal

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Ealing A win Hillingdon Plate

Created:25 May 2018 by: Alastair Johnstone

Ealing A win the Hillingdon League Plate after a nerve-jangling finale. 

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Ealing B lose in Hillingdon Plate

Created:10 Apr 2018 by: Alastair Johnstone

David Websdale writes:

Ealing B lost by 2-3 to Harrow Juniors A, represented by the Dhemrait family. This match was for a place in the final of the Hillingdon Plate KO competition, so Harrow Juniors progress to play our A team.

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