Highgate Blitz is tomorrow, Kings Place Chess Festival Tickets on sale now!

Dear Friends,

I'm taking time off from arbiting at the Candidates tournament in London to run the Highgate Blitz tomorrow night - please tell me if you are coming!  Note that it is taking place on a Tuesday this time.

Tuesday 26th March: Highgate Blitz, Forks & Corks Cafe, 7a-9 Swains Lane, Highgate N6 6QX. £50 1st prize, FIDE rated. Entry £10 inc. food / drink. 7.30pm start, 10pm finish. www.highgatechess.blogspot.co.uk/


Thursday 4th April: Hendon Chess Club Blitz, 6 rounds, 7.30pm start, 10pm finish. £5.00 to enter for non-members. FIDE rated! http://www.hendonchessclub.com/


Saturday 6th April: Golders Green FIDE rated rapidplay, http://goldersgreenchess.blogspot.co.uk/ with 4 sections - Open, Under 170, Under 145 and Under 120. £460 in prizes.


20-21 April: 5th Hampstead FIDE Under 2200 Congress, 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, http://www.hampsteadchess.blogspot.co.uk for details of times and fees, (ECF Gold Membership required for ENG players)


Tickets now on sale for this great event:

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 £1000 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:

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Best wishes

Adam Raoof

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


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