Hendon 'First Thursday' FIDE Blitz Chess

Every month Hendon Chess Club hosts an open, FIDE-rated blitz tournament.  There are six rounds, and each game is played at the time control of ten minutes per player per game. 

If you would like to play, please register in advance before travelling!  

*PLEASE NOTE NEW PRICES FOR NON-MEMBERS FROM JUNE 2015!*  £6.00 in advance, *£10.00 if paid on the night.*  You can pay in advance by PayPal to adamraoof@gmail.com to confirm your entry.  Please register in advance to avoid disappointment!

  • 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.
  • £10.00 if you pay on the night, £6.00 to enter in advance by PayPal, £3.00 if you are a current member of Hendon Chess Club. Cash only on the night please, and bring change!
  • 10 minutes per player per game (in other words each game lasts a maximum of 20 minutes)
  • Non-ENG PLAYERS Players who belong to a FIDE nation other than ENG (e.g. SCO or USA) don’t need to belong to the ECF. HOWEVER you do need to quote your FIN (FIDE Identification Number) with your entry. Non-English players will have to obtain a FIN from their national federation or ask me, and I will do it for you. English players – I will register you with FIDE directly.
  • 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 in this tournament.

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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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