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chessengland.com is the website of FIDE International Arbiter and International Organiser Adam Raoof [07855 036 537]. You can follow my events (including live pairings, results and some games) on Chess-Results.com here.   Add your name to my mailing list.  A list of my events is on the right.  Here are some highlights;

Tuesday 28 March, Tues 25th April etc: East Finchley / Muswell Hill Weekday FIDE Rapid, 10.30am start, 6pm finish. Venue is near to East Finchley Underground, 70 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 BOOK HERE https://form.jotform.com/62384663046964

61st Southend Easter Congress is an annual tournament. This year’s event: 14-17 2017. IN FIVE SECTIONS Annual Easter FIDE rated International over 7 rounds PLUS FOUR 7 round ECF graded weekend tournaments. All tournaments are 90 minutes per player plus 30 seconds a move – venue is very accessible and lots of free parking. Southend Adult Community College, Ambleside Drive, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS1 2UN. The website and entry form is here – www.southendchesscongress.org.uk.

More Southend Congress photos on Flickr.

The Hampstead Congress is a regular two-day, event raising money for Age Concern Camden. Please note that you should be a Gold or Platinum member to take part in the top sections, and Silver in the Under 135. The 49th event: 29-30 April 2017. IN THREE SECTIONS – 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 game 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 ENTER EARLY.

More Hampstead photos on Flickr.

The next monthly Golders Green FIDE Rapid takes place on Saturday 6th May 2017 with up to 130 players. Guaranteed £100, £50 prizes in each 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. 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 Golders Green Rapidplay photos on Flickr.

The First Thursday Hendon FIDE Blitz takes place on Thursday 6th April, 4th May 2017 and so on, with up to 50 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.

More Blitz photos on Flickr.

The biggest rapidplay tournament in London (up to 300 players) gets even bigger: the 5th DeMontford Bell Kings Place Festival is on Saturday 8th July 2017. It is in FIVE sections, £3,000+ prize fund, an Open, Major Under 170, Minor Under 145, Amateur Under 120 and the ECF graded Under 85 (suitable for players new to tournament chess). Top four sections are FIDE rated. LIVE commentary by a Grandmaster and much more! The Festival takes place on Saturday 8th July 2017 in the BEST venue for chess in the UK. Click here for the website of the DeMontford Bell Kings Place Festival. P.S. if you are a current ECF Silver, Gold or Platinum member then you can claim a discount when entering in advance. Juniors can join the ECF FOR FREE.

More Kings Place chess photos on Flickr.

The 10th edition of the Muswell Hill Rapidplay sponsored by The Clissold Arms, takes place on Saturday 20th May 2017. 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.

More Muswell Hill photos on Flickr.

Polar Capital Jersey Chess Festival 1-8 April 2017 is an annual tournament. 2 Sections, 90 mins each +30s a move, 9 Round FIDE Open and a 9 Round FIDE Rated Holiday plus the fun but competitive Jersey Blitz Championship. Website – www.jerseychessclub.com. Click here for latest details of the Festival.

More Jersey photos on Flickr.

Central London Congress is an annual tournament. This year’s event: 21-23 April 2017. IN THREE SECTIONS 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. Click here for latest details of the Congress.

More Central London Congress photos on Flickr.

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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