Chess Tournaments (and other events) Coming Up

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Chess Tournaments (and other events) Coming Up
Contact Adam Raoof, FIDE International Chess Organiser and Arbiter, 07855 036 537, Website -

Thursday 18 Feb, Grandmaster Vakhidov Clock Simul, 7.30pm at Hendon Chess Club, NW11 8BS. Website -

Saturday 20th & Sunday 21 Feb, Hampstead FIDE Congress, monthly, 5 rds, 3 Sections, 60 mins + 30 secs a move - Under 2200, Under 1900, ECF Under 135, NW3 6NS. Website -

Thursday 3 March, Hendon First Thursday of the month FIDE Blitz, 1 Open Section, 10 mins each, NW11. Website -

Saturday 5 March, Golders Green FIDE Rapid, monthly, 6 rds, 4 sections, 25 mins+ 5 secs a move, NW11 7QG. Website -

25-28 March, Southend Easter Congress, annual, 7 Round FIDE Rated Open (Friday to Monday) PLUS 4 Weekenders (Saturday and Sunday), SS1 2UN. Website -

10-16 April, Polar Capital Jersey International, annual, 2 Sections, 9 Round FIDE Open and 7 Round FIDE Rated Holiday plus Jersey Blitz Championship. Website -

22-24 April, Central London Congress at Imperial College, annual, 5 Rounds, FIDE Open, FIDE Major Under 2000 / 175 and Minor Under 140 / 1750, 90 mins + 30 secs a move. Players must be 18+ due to licensing laws. Website -

Saturday 9 July, 4th DeMontford Bell Kings Place Festival Rapid, annual, £3000 in prizes, 6 rds, 5 sections, Open / Under 170 / Under 145 / Under 120 / Under 85, 25 mins + 5 secs a move, Kings Cross.  Website -

** No membership of a chess club is required to take part in any event listed.  ** English Chess Federation membership is only compulsory in standard (not rapid or blitz) FIDE rated sections like Hampstead Under 2200 and Under 1900 and then only for English players (who must be Gold or above). If you are ECF Silver or above you will normally save money entering rapid or ECF graded sections like Hampstead Under 135. All my events are ECF graded and FIDE rated where advertised. To become a member of the English Chess Federation ring 01424 775 222 to join or visit

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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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