Hendon 'First Thursday' Blitz, 3rd October 2013

'First Thursday' Hendon Blitz Chess Tournaments

Did you know that Hendon Chess Club in North West London hosts a series of FIDE (Internationally) Rated 10-minute blitz tournaments EVERY MONTH?  Anyone can play.

To help us prepare for the tournament and identify each player accurately, please enter using the form at the bottom of this page.

Here's a list of recent results so that you can see what the competition is like!

  • One section, swiss system tournament.
  • 1st prize £20, 2nd Prize £10 and £10 prize for the highest Hendon Chess Club member.
  • Held on the first Thursday of every month – see the calendar for upcoming dates.
  • Venue: Golders Green Unitarians Church, 31½ Hoop Lane, Golders Green, London NW11 8BS
  • Starts at 7.30pm promptly, finishes 10pm.
  • £5.00 to enter, £3.00 if you are a member of Hendon Chess Club. Cash only.
  • 10 minutes per player per game (in other words each game lasts a maximum of 20 minutes)
  • FIDE Blitz Rules apply: it is always touch and move, completed illegal moves lose, etc. See section E.I.01B. (Appendices).
  • If this is too fast for you, try the Golders Green Rapidplays (30 minutes per player per game!)
  • You don't have to have a grade or belong to Hendon Chess Club to play.
  • Ungraded players may be assigned a grade by the organiser.
  • The controller's decision is final in all matters.

It is not compulsory to be a member of the ECF to play. However, this tournament is rated by FIDE (the International Chess Federation) in their Blitz rating list, and we would like all participants to be a member of the ECF to take part, and support chess in England. Ring 01424 775222 to join or visit the English Chess Federation website.

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! 

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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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