Adam Raoof's Young Masters Tournament

Dear Friends

England has a bunch of young talented chess masters who need this kind
of event in order to become Grandmasters - the next Magnus Carlsen!

I am looking for funding for a ten player all-play-all chess
tournament featuring seven young International Masters and three
Grandmasters. The money will be used to fund the venue, the
accommodation costs of the players and appearance fees for the

The main aim is to give our home nation players (see below for the
list of invitees) the chance to qualify as Grandmasters themselves by
aiming for a final score of 6.5 or 7/9. We don't have enough
tournament opportunities like this for our young masters, and I hope
that this event will be the first in a series of similar tournaments.

Hawkins, Jonathan IM ENG 2503
Palliser, Richard J D IM ENG 2454
Ghasi, Ameet K IM ENG 2452
Hunt, Harriet V IM ENG 2450
Pert, Richard G IM ENG 2443
Hanley, Craig A IM ENG 2433
Zhou, Yang-Fan IM ENG 2432
Hunt, Adam C IM ENG 2431
Trent, Lawrence IM ENG 2427
Houska, Jovanka IM ENG 2417
D`Costa, Lorin A R IM ENG 2416
Mah, Karl C C IM ENG 2415
Ferguson, Mark IM

from Wales we will invite IMs James Cobb and Leighton Williams, and
from Scotland we will invite IMs Andrew Greet and Eddie Dearing.

You can donate money here;

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Best wishes

Adam Raoof

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

Mobile: 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! 

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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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