The monthly Hampstead Congress is a regular two-day, event raising money for Age Concern Camden. Please note that ECF membership requirements to take part in the FIDE top sections have changed (see here) so you can play even if you are not an ECF member, and you should be Silver in the Under 135 or pay a supplement. TAKESPLACEEVERYMONTH. IN THREESECTIONS – Under 2200 (200 ECF), Under 1900 (and if you have an ECF grade then you must ALSO be Under 160 ECF) an ECF Graded Under 135 Section and also the opportunity to play one ECF graded gameUSUALLY on a Saturday evening! Click here for latest details of the Congress series. Please note that space is limited due to the size of the venue – so ENTEREARLY.
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The Golders Green FIDE Rapid takes place every month with up to 140 players. Guaranteed £100, £50 prizes in each FIDE section! There are four FIDE rated sections of six rounds; an OPEN, a Major Under 170, a Minor Under 145 and an Amateur Under 120. From October we will be in a larger venue with an extra (ECF graded) section for players Under 80. Click here for the website of the Golders Green Rapidplays. The NEWVENUEFROMOCTOBER 14th is not too far from the centre of Golders Green. Click here for directions to the new venue.
The First Thursday Hendon FIDE Blitz takes place on Thursday 7th September, 5th October 2017 and so on, with up to 40 players. It costs £10.00 to play (£3.00 for members). There is one FIDE rated sections of six rounds; 10 minutes per player per game. The venue is Hendon Chess Club – a very short walk from Golders Green Underground station on the Northern Line Click here for the website of Hendon Chess Club.
East Finchley / Muswell Hill WEEKDAYFIDE Rapid tournament is on WEDNESDAY 30th August. We start at 10.30am, 6pm finish. Venue is near to East Finchley Underground, 40 players over 6 rounds, 3 sections, Open, Under 160, Under 120, 25 minutes per player plus 5 seconds added with every move, Clissold Arms, N2 9HR. www.muswellhillchess.blogspot.co.uk OR BOOKHEREhttps://form.jotform.com/62384663046964