Forthcoming Chess Events

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

november 5: Loose Cannon Bonfire Night Blitz, 6 round swiss, all moves in 10 minutes each person, The Loose Cannon (lovely food and drink served at your board!), EC4R 3UL, EF £8 in advance by PayPal , £10 on the night.  FIDE rated, £50 1st, plus rating prize based on entries.  NO ECF Membership required.  ENTER AND PAY ONLINE VIA THE WEBSITE

november 7: Laboratory Spa & Health Club FIDE Blitz, 6 round swiss, 10 minutes per player per game, Hall Lane, NW4 4TJ, EF: £10, £6 club (Lab or HCC) members,, 7.30pm-10.00pm.  NO ECF Membership required. ENTER AND PAY ONLINE VIA THE WEBSITE

november 10: ALL SECTIONS NOW FIDE RATED! Half an hour per player per game. Golders Green Rapidplay ( at St Albans Church Hall, West Heath Drive NW11 7QG. Four sections based on ability! Register online and pay on the day.

november 21 (and december 12): Highgate Blitz, 6 games, all moves in 10 minutes each, Forks & Corks, 7a-9 Swains Lane, Highgate N6 6QX, 7.30pm-10.00pm. EF: £8 to enter in advance, £10 on the night, £6 to members of a London Chess Club, add £4 for food or pay £5 on the night).  Enter and pay by Paypal on the website,

november 24-25: Hampstead FIDE U2200, 5 round swiss, All moves in 90 minutes each, Henderson Court, Prince Arthur Road, NW3 6NS, Entry Fees: see our website and for  details of rating prizes! Space limited to 60 players (54 in September's event, and we have entries coming in already) for details of times and fees, (ECF Gold Membership required for ENG players)


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Adam Raoof

President: Middlesex County Chess Association
FIDE International Organiser & Arbiter
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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! 

Scroll down to the bottom to access the archive of events. 

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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