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;
The next monthly Golders Green FIDE Rapid takes place on Saturday 7th May 2016 with up to 130 players. Guaranteed £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.
Central London Congress is an annual tournament. This year’s event: 22-24 April 2016. IN THREE SECTIONS at Imperial College, annual, 5 Rounds, FIDE Open, FIDE Major Under 2000 / 175 and Minor Under 140 / 1750, 90 mins + 30 secs a move. Players must be 18+ due to licensing laws. Click here for latest details of the Congress. Please note that these events are limited to 80 players due to the size of the venue.
More Central London Congress photos on Flickr.
Hampstead Congress is a regular two-day, event raising money for Age Concern Camden. NEXT event: 14-15 May 2016. IN THREE SECTIONS – Under 2200 (200 ECF), 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 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.
The 7th edition of the Muswell Hill Rapidplay sponsored by The Clissold Arms, takes place on Saturday 21 May 2016. There are three FIDE rated sections of six rounds; an OPEN, a Major Under 160 and a Minor Under 120. The venue is a very short walk from East Finchley Underground station on the Northern Line Click here for the website of the Muswell Hill Rapidplays.
The biggest rapidplay tournament in London gets even bigger: the 4th DeMontford Bell Kings Place Festival is in FIVE sections, an Open, Major Under 170, Minor Under 145, Amateur Under 120 and My First Tournament Under 85. Top four sections are FIDE rated. LIVE commentary by a Grandmaster and much more! The Festival takes place on Saturday 9 July 2016 in the BEST venue you’ve played chess in – and you can enter right now. Click here for the website of the 4th Kings Place Festival 2016. P.S. if you are a current ECF Silver, Gold or Platinum member then you can claim a discount when entering in advance.
The First Thursday Hendon FIDE Blitz takes place on Thursday 7th April 2016 with up to 40 players. 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.
The full Chess England Rules and Regulations for Tournaments are online and it is recommended that you read them before entering any event.
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