12 Reasons to Play in Hampstead

Hampstead Congress takes place every month.  

Here are 12 reasons why you should play:

1. Five FIDE (internationally) rated games of chess right in the heart of Hampstead Village / 2. Low cost entry fees in a tournament for players under 2200 / 3. Guaranteed prizes and rating prizes / 4. Raise money for Age Concern Camden / 5. Limited to 50 players / 6. All the games online at Chess Microbase – see below / 7. Easy to get to by public transport, right next to Hampstead Underground (Northern Line) / 8. Car parking possible nearby (paid on Saturday, free on Sunday) / 9. No accommodation required (though plenty available at reasonable cost if needed) / 10. Reasonable round times to enable you to play three games on Saturday without getting home at midnight! (Sat: 10.30am start, latest finishing time 8.30pm, Sun: 11am to 5.30pm maximum) / 11. Food and drink throughout by yElena and Norman Went / 12. Come and play! We provide everything you need… join us!

Click Here for the website of the Hampstead U2200 Congress series

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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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