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Contact for all events: Adam Raoof, 07855 036 537,

11 August Golders Green Rapidplay, 6-SS, G30, West Heath Drive, NW11 7QZ, EF: £15.00 in advance,, 10.30am-5.45pm

*NEW* 30 August Highgate Blitz, 6-SS, G10, Forks & Corks, 7a-9 Swains Lane, N6 6QX, EF: £10, £6 HCC club mems,, 7.30pm-10.00pm

6 September 'First Thursday' FIDE Blitz, Hendon CC, 6-SS, G10, Hoop Lane, NW11 8BS, EF: £5, £3 HCC club mems,, 7.30pm-10.00pm

8 September Golders Green Rapidplay, 6-SS, G30, NW11 7QZ, EF: £20.00 (ECF membership required)

13 September Hendon Rated Swiss, 4-SS, G15, NW11 8BS, EF: free to HCC club mems, £5 to guests,, 7.30pm-10.00pm

22-23 September Hampstead FIDE U2200, 5-SS, G90, Henderson Ct, Prince Arthur Road, NW3 6NS, EF: see for details of times and fees, (ECF Gold Membership required for ENG players)

*NEW* 3 October Laboratory Spa & Health Club FIDE Blitz, 6-SS, G10, Hall Lane, NW4 4TJ, EF: £10, £6 club (Lab or HCC) mems,, 7.30pm-10.00pm... see the attached poster!

4 October 'First Thursday' FIDE Blitz, Hendon CC, 6-SS, G10, NW11 8BS as above

6-SS = Six round swiss format tournament
EF = entry fee
G10 = Game in 10 minutes each
ECF = English Chess Federation (membership may be required) - Ring 01424 775222 to join or visit
CC = chess club

Adam Raoof

English Chess Federation Director of Home Chess
President: Middlesex County Chess Association
FIDE International Organiser & Arbiter
328 Watford Way
Hendon, London NW4 4UY

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Here is a list of FIDE registered tournaments in England. There will be a separate entry for each section of each event (e.g. Golders Green Rapidplay = 4 sections, 4 registrations). If you see any of mine missing, do let me know! 

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Only games where at least one of the players has a published standard FIDE rating will be rated, and included in the rating calculations of the unrated player. Where both players are rated, the game will affect both players and will be included in the calculations for both players.

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