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chessengland.com is the website of FIDE International Arbiter and International Organiser Adam Raoof [adam@chessengland.com – I am on FB, Twitter and WhatsApp, 07855 036 537]. You can follow my events (including live 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.  Some highlights are listed below.

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

The biggest rapidplay tournament in London (up to 400 players) gets even bigger: the 6th DeMontford Bell Kings Place Festival is on Saturday 7th July 2018. It is in FIVE sections, £3,000+ prize fund, an Open, Major Under 170, Minor Under 145, Amateur Under 120 and the ECF graded Under 85 (suitable for players new to tournament chess). Top four sections are FIDE rated. LIVE commentary by a Grandmaster and much more! The Festival takes place on Saturday 7th July 2018 in the BEST venue for chess in the UK. Click here for the website of the DeMontford Bell Kings Place Festival. P.S. if you are a current ECF Silver, Gold or Platinum member then you can claim a discount when entering in advance. Juniors can join the ECF FOR FREE.

62nd Southend Easter Congress is an annual tournament. This year’s event: 30th March to 2nd April 2018. IN FIVE SECTIONS Annual Easter FIDE rated International over 7 rounds PLUS FOUR 7 round ECF graded weekend tournaments. All tournaments are 90 minutes per player plus 30 seconds a move – venue is very accessible and lots of free parking. Southend Adult Community College, Ambleside Drive, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS1 2UN. The website and entry form is here – www.southendchesscongress.org.uk.

More Southend Congress photos on Flickr.

Polar Capital Jersey Chess Festival 31 March to 7 April 2018 is an annual tournament. now in 3 Sections, 90 mins each +30s a move, 9 Round FIDE Open and a 9 Round FIDE Rated Holiday Under 1900 / ECF 160) AND a 9 Round Under 1100 (ECF 65) event plus the fun but competitive Jersey Blitz Championship. Website – www.jerseychessclub.com.

More Jersey photos on Flickr.

The monthly Hampstead Congress is a regular two-day, event raising money for Age Concern Camden. Please note that ECF membership requirements to take part in the FIDE top sections have changed (see here) so you can play even if you are not an ECF member, and you should be Silver in the Under 135 or pay a supplement. TAKES PLACE EVERY MONTH. IN THREE SECTIONS – Under 2200, Under 1900 (and if you have an ECF grade then you must ALSO be Under 160 ECF) an ECF Graded Under 135 Section and also the opportunity to play one ECF graded game USUALLY on a Saturday evening! Click here for latest details of the Congress series. Please note that space is limited due to the size of the venue – so ENTER EARLY. Buy your official Staunton sets here from Official Staunton


More Hampstead photos on Flickr.

Buy excellent value for money chess sets, boards and clocks for your school or club from Chess4Schools.

The Golders Green FIDE Rapid takes place every month with up to 140 players. Guaranteed £100, £50 prizes in each FIDE 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. We now have an extra (ECF graded) section for players Under 80! Click here for the website of the Golders Green Rapidplays. NEW VENUE St Luke’s Church, Kidderpore Ave, London NW3 7SU, is not too far from the centre of Golders Green. Click here for directions to the new venue.

More Golders Green Rapidplay photos on Flickr.

The First Thursday Hendon FIDE Blitz takes place every month, with up to 40 players. Check the calendar for dates. It costs £10.00 to play (£3.00 for members). There is one FIDE rated sections of six rounds; 10 minutes per player per game. The venue is Hendon Chess Club – a very short walk from Golders Green Underground station on the Northern Line Click here for the website of Hendon Chess Club.

More Blitz photos on Flickr.

East Finchley / Muswell Hill WEEKDAY FIDE Rapid tournament is on WEDNESDAY 24 January. We start at 10.30am, finish before 6pm. Venue is near to East Finchley Underground, 40 players over 6 rounds, 3 sections, Open, Under 160, Under 120, 25 minutes per player plus 5 seconds added with every move, Clissold Arms, N2 9HR. www.muswellhillchess.blogspot.co.uk OR BOOK HERE https://form.jotform.com/62384663046964

More Muswell Hill photos on Flickr.

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Results for the Kings Place event on Saturday 8th July 2017 are available. Click here for the full list and let me know if you see any errors or omissions. If you post any pictures of the tournament online, please send me the link to share!

More Kings Place chess photos on Flickr.

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