Chess is popular at both clubhouses, for social play as well as matches and tournaments.

Pall Mall

The Pall Mall Chess Circle meets in the Club Room every Tuesday evening from 6.00pm. Members of any standard are welcome to join in. Players congregate in the Long Bar afterwards for drinks and a bite to eat from 8.00pm.

Woodcote Park

The Woodcote Park Chess Circle meets in the Oaks Room every Monday evening from 6.00pm. Members of any standard are welcome to come along and take part. Players go to the Fountain Brasserie for drinks and a bite to eat at around 8.00pm.

Please email for more information.


London Chess Classic Returns to the Club

Pall Mall, Mountbatten Room
Monday 6 December, 12 noon

As chess returns to over-the-board play we are delighted to announce that as part of the London Chess Classic the Club will be hosting the 8th ProBiz Cup on Monday 6 December in the Mountbatten Room, Pall Mall.

Amateur chess players, including one or two Chess Circle Members, will be teaming up with some of the strongest Grandmasters to compete in a unique format where alternate moves are made by the amateur and professional. We aim to provide commentary on the matches and Club Members are invited to attend and also participate in a simultaneous match against one of the Grandmasters. The participating players include the UK’s World Championship Challenger, Nigel Short, and the UK’s strongest player Mickey Adams as well as the world’s strongest amateur player Luke McShane, current Russian Champion Nikita Vitiugov, former world title contender Boris Gelfand and others.

Play starts at 12 noon and will conclude by 4.30pm with the simultaneous display scheduled for 2.30pm.

This event is complimentary for members and their guests but it would be appreciated if you could indicate if you will be attending and if you wish to play in the simultaneous. Click here to register.

If you are interested in attending the London Chess Classic, commentary by Nigel Short, tickets are available by following this link.

Chess Circle Christmas Dinner

Pall Mall, The Committee Room
Tuesday 14 December, 7.00pm

Chess players and their guests are invited to celebrate Christmas with a champagne reception and festive Christmas Dinner complimented by wine.
Members and Guests: £74.00
Includes: Glass of champagne, three-course meal and wine
Dress Code: Smart

Click here to book.