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This month's FIDE-rated Hendon Blitz tournament is tomorrow Thursday 4th April!


Golders Green Rapidplay is this Saturday, 6th April, 10:30am until 17:45pm


Four sections. All the games are graded by the ECF and part of the ECF Grand Prix. ALL SECTIONS are also rated by FIDE in their rapidplay list, and all participants have to be a member of the ECF (SILVER LEVEL or above) to take part in ANY section. Ring 01424 775222 to join or visit http://www.englishchess.org.uk/.

Highgate International Blitz is on Wednesday, 10 April 2013
19:30pm, Forks & Corks, 7a-9 Swains Lane, Highgate N6 6QX


Format: The competition will be a six round swiss format tournament (all players will get six games, this is not a knockout). Each round will be played with a time control of 10 minutes each for the whole game. The entry fee is £10.00 on the night which includes a light meal or a glass of wine. You must complete the entry form, and then pay by PayPal if you can.

The London Young Masters International Chess Tournament

Back my project on Kickstarter!

I am hoping to organise a ten player all-play-all chess tournament featuring seven young International Masters and three Grandmasters. I need to raise £7,000 in order to do this, and I think you can help by donating a small amount toward the cost in return for various rewards. The money will be used to fund the venue, the accommodation costs of the players and appearance fees for the Grandmasters.

The main aim is to give our home nation players (see website 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.


Please visit http://www.chessengland.com/ and join our mailing list!

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! 

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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