Jersey, Green Island Bay

Jersey, Green Island Bay by JustABoy
Jersey, Green Island Bay, a photo by JustABoy on Flickr.

It's a hard life for an arbiter.  I am currently drinking a coffee in a cafe on Green Island Bay, awaiting the start of the newly revived Jersey Chess Festival at the Hotel Ambassadeur in St Clement's just up the road.  The view is pretty good, and the weather extremely reliable even at this time of year. It's a shame I will be tied to the tournament hall most of the time!

If you fancy following the results and games live then go to and put next year's event in your diary now - probably the 12th-16th March 2014.

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chess england tournament calendar

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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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Read the tournament website: | Golders Green Rapidplay | Hampstead Congresses | Golders Green Congress
- Muswell Hill Rapidplay | - Hendon Blitz
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