Local Chess tournaments

This page provides some information about local chess tournaments which may be of interest to chess players.

(Events aimed specifically at juniors are listed on the Junior Chess and Go Events page.) 

Letchworth FIDE Rapidplay - held on Sundays

A new series of FIDE rated & ECF graded events organised by Adam Raoof (Chess England).

  • Sunday, 29th September
  • Sunday, 27th October
  • Sunday, 17th November

For detail, see event website: https://letchworthchess.blogspot.com/


Golders Green rapid play events - held monthly on a Saturday.   6 games in the day.   We recommend these events.  There are five separate graded sections: U85, U120, U145, U170 and the open section.  This means they suit all levels of ability.  The U85 section is a good first tournament for those who have not played in a tournament before.   The tournament is extremely well run by Adam Raoof - the rounds are fast paced (there is litte down time) and the tournaments run to time.  The venue is pleasant with on site refreshments available. See website link below for more information.