IMPORTANT: Playing at Hampstead or Golders Green? Please read the following

  • due to FIDE regulations, all non-ENGLISH players must quote a FIDE Identification Number (FIN) with their entry.  If you have played in any rated event then you already have a FIN and you can find your FIN by searching - you don't need to have achieved a rating to obtain a FIN.  If you don't have a FIN already then you must get one by contacting your Federation's International Rating Officer before entering Hampstead or in fact any internationally rated event in England.  This includes Golders Green Rapidplay and Hendon Blitz.  English players without a FIN don't have to do anything - we will register you with FIDE directly.
  • If you happy for us to register you for ENGLAND then be aware that changing your Federation at a later date may cost you - at the moment the fee for changing Federations is £250.



75 played.  Thanks to Geoff Gammon, Norman Went, yElena Went and Mike Bennett for their assistance in making the event a pleasure to organise.

Open - Tom Villiers 5.5/6 £200 and a Qualifying Place for the British Championships in 2014, Isaac Craft and Conor Murphy 4.5/6 and £50 each.  Rating prize of £80 went to Edwin Kalerwa with 4/6.

Major - Sam Porter 5.5/6 £200, Stephen Pride 5/6 and £100.  A rating prize of £80 went to Cecil Sloan (USA) on tiebreak.

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