Hampstead FIDE OPEN / Under 1900 Congress 24-26 August 2013

Dear Friends

I hope you all enjoyed your fortnight in sunny Torquay!

Now you're back, don't forget that the Bank Holiday weekend tournaments at Hampstead on 24-26 August include an OPEN and Under 1900http://hampsteadchess.blogspot.co.uk/ for full details of the events - two standard sections and now two evening rapidplay sections as well!

The OPEN will have a British Championships Qualifying Place for 2014, planned to be held in Wales.

£200 1st, £100 2nd in each tournament.

Entries so far:


1409956 Marshall,Michael DEN 1839
410810 French,Angus ENG 2003
412228 Horton,Justin ENG 2090
15600084 Kahn,Tito JCI 2020
Heaton,Paul ENG 2002
419680 Pride,Stephen ENG 1819
423378 Prior,Stephen ENG 2006
427209 Villiers,Thomas ENG 1985

Under 1900 (Under 160 if you don't have a FIDE rating)

2036738 Sloan,Cecil USA 1700
1220691 Miu,Marinel ROU 1700
419214 O'Gorman,Brendan ENG 1796
419150 Haddock,Paul ENG 1684
14933144 Gergelova,Monika SLV 1297
423041 Sonnis,Steve ENG 1698
428736 Byrne,Ken J ENG 1194
Dziedzic,Tomek ENG 1802
434302 Tillett,Matthew ENG 1922
5028345 Chahal,Aman IND 1844
434647 Lim,Peter Yu Chin ENG 1778
428736 Byrne,Ken J ENG 1194

Extra Event! The Hampstead FIDE Rapidplay, 24-25 August 2013

We are pleased to announce that alongside the usual FIDE rated Hampstead event we are also holding an evening rapidplay on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th August.  Usual venue: 
Henderson Court Day Centre, 102 Fitzjohn's Ave, London, Greater London NW3 6NS.

This means that you can play two standard games of FIDE rated chess followed by three rated games of rapidplay chess!

There are two rapidplay sections, OPEN and UNDER 1900 (ECF 160)

Prizes: minimum £100 1st, £50 2nd in each section. PLUS the highest eligible player will win the Middlesex County Chess Association Individual Summer Tournament Championship for 2013. 

There are six rounds over the two evenings - you can take up to two byes over rounds 1-4.

Three rounds 7.30pm-10.00pm Saturday 24th August 

and another three 7.30pm-10.00pm on Sunday 25th August. 

20 minutes per player per game.  

All games are FIDE rated and ECF graded for their respective rapidplay lists. 

Entry Fee is £20.00, £18.00 for juniors and members of Hendon Chess Club. 



1. 7.30pm to 8.10pm
2. 8.20pm to 9.00pm
3. 9.10pm to a finish


4. 7.30pm to 8.10pm
5. 8.20pm to 9.00pm
6. 9.10pm to a finish 

Fill out my online form.This will register you for the RAPIDPLAY event, then you should pay by PayPal here.  If you want to play in the three day standard event use the form to your right to register and pay.
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


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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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