More about Cavendish Club

Welcome to Cavendish Chess Club. We are one of the leading chess clubs in England and the strongest amateur club in London. The club is based near Russell Square and welcomes players of all standards, from beginner to Grandmaster. The club has 4 teams in the London Chess League, including two in the first division. We also field teams in the Eastman Cup and the Summer Rapidplay league. The club has close associations with the Barbican teams in the national league, the 4NCL. For details of how to find or contact us, please click here. On this website you can find the fixtures and results of Cavendish teams, and read news about the club. You can also find articles written by club members, including the infamous club Newsletters. [IMs Ferguson and Cox] Cavendish Chess Club finds it roots in the clubs of New Ham and then East Ham in the 1940s. British Champions Dr Stefan Fazekas and Bob Wade were club members, as well as England International Peter Clarke. The club acquired its name following a move to the offices of King & King accountants in Cavendish Square. It had regular success in the London Chess League including winning the first division twice in the early 1970s. In the 1990s the club merged with the Barbican Chess Club and remained one of the strongest teams in the London league. In the 2008/2009 season the club finished second, only losing out to the semi-professional team Wood Green. Current club luminaries include Grandmasters Parker and Watson, and International Masters Ferguson and Cox

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