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chessengland.com is the website of FIDE International Arbiter and International Organiser Adam Raoof. Add your name to my mailing list. A list of my events is on the right. NOW YOU CAN FILTER BY TYPE by clicking on the arrow next to ‘Agenda’. Here are some highlights;

59th Southend Congress: Open £7,000 in prizes / U190, U150, U120 Weekenders. 3 – 6 Apr 2015. £8,000 Prize Fund including £450 grading prizes Premier Open – 7 Rounds: Fri 3 – Mon 6 April Major – U180 – 5 Rounds: Sat 4 – Sun 5 Apr. Intermediate – U150 – 5 Rounds: Sat 4 – Sun 5 Apr. Minor – U120 – 5 Rounds: Sat 4 – Sun 5 Apr. Click here for the website of the Southend Congress 2015.

Our 6th Golders Green Weekend Tournament takes place Bank Holiday 2-4 May 2015, with two games a day – six rounds, and you can enter the Golders Green Congress here. We have space for 100 players – and we have three sections, FIDE OPEN (a British Championship Qualifying place should be on offer), FIDE U1900 (ECF Under 160) and a new ECF graded *Under 135 section*.

More photos on Flickr.

Hampstead Congress is a regular two-day, five round Under 2200 tournament, raising money for Age Concern Camden. NEXT event: 18-19 April 2015. Please note that these events are limited to 60 players due to the size of the venue. Click here for the website of the Hampstead Congress series.

The fourth edition of the Muswell Hill Rapidplay sponsored by The Clissold Arms, takes place on Saturday 30th May. There are three FIDE rated sections of six rounds; an OPEN, a Major Under 160 and a Minor Under 120. The venue is a very short walk from East Finchley Underground station on the Northern Line Click here for the website of the Muswell Hill Rapidplays.

The regular monthly Golders Green Rapidplay takes place on Saturday 11th April. There are four FIDE rated sections of six rounds; an OPEN, a Major Under 170, a Minor Under 145 and an Amateur Under 120. The venue is a very short walk from Golders Green Underground station on the Northern Line Click here for the website of the Golders Green Rapidplays.

More Hampstead photos on Flickr.

For your May Bank Holiday pleasure: the Lucky Dino Open in Malta is in two FIDE rated sections, an OPEN of 9 rounds, and a Major Under 1850 (Under ECF 150 if no FIDE standard rating) Tournament of 9 rounds with two byes available: 20-26 May 2015. You won’t have to take too much time off work! Click here for the website of the Lucky Dino Open in Malta 2015.

Jersey Chess Festival, took place from 15-20 March 2015 sponsored by Polar Capital an OPEN of 9 rounds – RESULTS, and a Holiday Under 1900 Tournament – RESULTS, PLUS the Jersey Blitz Championships (£150 1st Prize). Click here for the website of the Polar Capital Jersey Festival 2015.

The full Chess England Rules and Regulations for Tournaments are online and it is recommended that you read them before entering any event.

View my profile on LinkedIn – Adam Raoof’s Google+ page – For a huge range of chess sets, including well priced tournament supplies we recommend The Regency Chess Company, England. Check FIDE Registration of events here.

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