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chessengland.com is the website of FIDE International Arbiter and International Organiser Adam Raoof.   Click to chat with me. You can follow my events (including pairings, results and some games) on Chess-Results.com here.   Add your name to my mailing list.  A list of my events is on the right.  Here are some highlights;

Hampstead Congress is a regular two-day, event raising money for Age Concern Camden. NEXT event: 28-29 November 2015. NOW IN THREE SECTIONS – Under 2200 (200 ECF), Under 1900 (160 ECF) an ECF Graded Under 135 Section and also the opportunity to play one ECF graded game on a Saturday evening! Click here for latest details of the Congress series. Please note that these events are limited to 64 players due to the size of the venue.

More Hampstead photos on Flickr.

The next monthly Golders Green Rapidplay takes place on Saturday 2nd January 2016 with up to 130 players. NOW £100, £50 prizes in each section! There are four FIDE rated sections of six rounds; an OPEN, a Major Under 170, a Minor Under 145 and an Amateur Under 120. The venue is a very short walk from Golders Green Underground station on the Northern Line Click here for the website of the Golders Green Rapidplays.

More Golders Green Rapidplay photos on Flickr.

Kings Place – the biggest rapidplay tournament in London and the strongest in the UK – was held on 11 July 2015. Click here for the results and prizewinners. 4th and 5th editions are planned for Saturday 9 July 2016 and 8 July 2017.

More Kings Place photos on Flickr.

We recommend Chess Sets by The Official Staunton Chess Company. Quality hand carved Staunton chess sets and boards.

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The full Chess England Rules and Regulations for Tournaments are online and it is recommended that you read them before entering any event.

View my profile on LinkedIn – Adam Raoof’s Google+ page – For a huge range of chess sets, including well priced tournament supplies we recommend The Regency Chess Company, England. Check FIDE Registration of events here.

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