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First Thursday FIDE Blitz in NW London

at - 6 October 2016

6-Round FIDE Blitz 7.30pm to 10.00pm

Chief Arbiter: Adam Raoof


1st Prize£20
2nd Prize£10
Highest Hendon player£10
ECF conversion rate (ECF*7.5)+700

Entry Fees

On-line in Advance - Debit/Credit Card or Pay-Pal

On-line entry closes on the Wednesday evening prior to the Tournament

£10 (£3.00 Hendon Members)
On the Day - Cash Payments Only£10 (£3.00 Hendon Members)

Rate of Play

Each player will have 10 minutes for the game.


  • Round 1 starts 7:30pm
  • Round 6 finishes latest 10:00pm

Entry Requirements

On-line entry requires a FIDE Identification Number (FIN).

If you do not have a FIN, please choose one of the following options:

  1. If you wish to be registered as English for the future, please enter your Date of Birth on the entry form. **
  2. or

  3. If you do not wish to be registered as English for the future, please contact your federation for a FIN

** Please note - Any future changes of federation will incur a cost to you.

We cannot accept late entries to the FIDE Blitz from non English players who are not registered with their home federation.


For the purposes of pairing players for games, ratings will be based on the following (in order of priority):

  1. FIDE Blitz
  2. FIDE Rapid
  3. FIDE Standard
  4. National Rapid
  5. National Standard
Players will be re-paired if an opponent fails to show.


Hendon Chess Club is a thriving, friendly and successful chess club in North-West London. With over 50 members, we run 5 teams (including a junior squad) in the Middlesex League . In addition to regular blitz and rapidplay tournaments, we also run other events throughout the year, view on Google Maps. The club meets at Golders Green Unitarians Church, 31½ Hoop Lane Golders Green, London NW11 8BS (5 minutes from Golders Green tube station). Buses H1, H2 and H3 pass along Hoop Lane.

Further Information and Frequently Asked Questions

I haven’t got a FIDE Rating, can I play in the FIDE Blitz? Yes, absolutely. For pairing of players we will convert an ECF grade to an estimated FIDE Rating. An English player without a FIDE code will be registered with FIDE through English Chess Federation. A non English player will need to be registered with their own Federation before we can accept their entry.

I do not have a FIDE Rating, will I get one after the FIDE Blitz? Once you have played 5 games against players with a FIDE rating (of any kind) and provided you have scored at least one point against them, you will get a FIDE blitz rating.

Where can I obtain further information?
Use the Contact Form to request further information.