"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 ajoining 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



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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Hillingdon KO Result

Created:13 Feb 2018 by: Alastair Johnstone

David Websdale writes: 

After our last League match debacle where we went down 3-0 to Hatch End B, giving them their first win of the season, Ealing B raised their game last night at Greenford to score 2.5-2.5  against their A team. Everyone in our team was playing an opponent with a much higher grade - they averaged over 160, so a very fine performance. 

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Hillingdon Cup Result

Created:16 Jan 2018 by: Alastair Johnstone

Ealing were knocked out of the Hillingdon Cup last night. Although we drew the match, we lost on the count-back tie-breaker. 

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Christmas Opening

Created:18 Dec 2017 by: Alastair Johnstone

Please note, with Christmas Day and New Year's Day both falling on a Monday this season, the Old Actonians will be closed on these days. However, the club will be open on Tuesday, 2nd January.

A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all friends and members.

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