Adam Raoof’s 2013 #CHESS CALENDAR (updated)

Adam Raoof’s 2013 CHESS CALENDAR

Here is a Special Offer for our Golders Green regulars...Enter the February 9th event NOW for just £16.00 (this is usually £20.00 or £25.00 on the day).


1. You MUST be an ECF Silver, Gold or Platinum member, quoting your ECF Gold or Platinum membership number with entry
2. Register your details as normal here ( and in the ‘Other Comments’ box write ‘I AM SPECIAL!’,
3. Pay by Paypal using the link provided here ( - only this link will work, and
4. Both register and pay by midnight Friday 1st February - the offer closes at midnight and the button will disappear!


23 January: Highgate Blitz, Forks & Corks, 7a-9 Swains Lane, Highgate N6 6QX. £50 1st prize, FIDE rated. Register at the follwing web page: (might become fortnightly!)

9 February: Golders Green FIDE rated rapidplay, with 4 sections - Open, Under 170, Under 145 and Under 120.  £460 in prizes.

16-17 February: 4th Hampstead FIDE U2200, 5 round swiss, All moves in 90 minutes each, Henderson Court, Prince Arthur Road, NW3 6NS, £200 1st, £100 2nd and two £80 rating prizes. Space limited to 60 players, for details of times and fees, (ECF Gold Membership required for ENG players)

2 March: Golders Green FIDE rated rapidplay,

6-10 March 2013: Jersey Festival of Chess, two sections - an IM norm swiss tournament plus a Holiday Open at the Hotel Ambassadeur. Contact: Tito Kahn Email: Website:

16-17 March: 5th Hampstead FIDE U2200, for details of times and fees, (ECF Gold Membership required for ENG players)

29 March-1st April: Southend Congress

6 April: Golders Green FIDE rated rapidplay,

27 April-1 May 2013: Bratto Amateur Open ITALY PLUS the Italian Team Championships Finals.  A lovely spa hotel and wonderful views, under 2300 and under 2000 sections with generous prizes. Come and join us at the same lovely venue.  Last year’s team event featured Caruana, Nakamura and many more stars!

11 May: Golders Green FIDE rated rapidplay,

24 May-3 June 2013: Salento Open, ITALY -

15 June: Kings Place Chess Festival, King’s Cross, London. Rapidplay with top GMs participating such as British Rapidplay Champion Jonathan Hawkins, British Champion Gawain Jones, a £1000 first prize in the Open, four sections - Open, Under 170, Under 145 and Under 120, and at least £1500 in extra prizes inc. £100 1st in each. A Simultaneous display and commentary on live boards by Grandmaster Julian Hodgson, former British Champion. Venue website:
More details here - - sign up to our mailing list via this site!

Adam Raoof (FIDE Arbiter and Organiser), 07855 036 537,

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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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