Entry Fees

FIDE EVENTS (see below for ECF Under 135)

English players only: to play in the FIDE events you must be a member of the English Chess Federation (GOLD or PLATINUM category) to participate. Ring 01424 775 222 to join or visit http://www.englishchess.org.uk/

Players who belong to a FIDE nation other than ENG (e.g. SCO or USA) don't need to belong to the ECF.  HOWEVER you do need to quote your FIN (FIDE Identification Number) with your entry. Non-English players will have to obtain a FIN from their national federation or ask me, and I will do it for you.  English players - I will register you with FIDE directly.

ENTRY FEES for the FIDE events

£40.00 - FIDE rated players

£45.00 - Unrated players (no standard FIDE rating)

Entries on the day, if accepted, will be charged £50.00.

How do I get a FIDE rating?


All players in the Under 135 Section should ideally be SILVER or above, or else pay a slightly higher entry fee (add £7 for adults, £5 for Under 16s), the balance is passed to the English Chess Federation.


£40.00 - all players who are ECF members at SIlver or above

£47.00 - non-ECF members or Bronze members of the ECF

£45.00 - non ECF members Under 16 or Junior Bronze members of the ECF

Entries on the day, if accepted, will be charged £50.00.

How do I get an English Chess Federation grade?

Please enter the Congress by filling in the form on this page


If you pay by cheque please make it payable to ‘Adam Raoof’ and send it to me at 328 Watford Way, Hendon, London NW4 4UY.  If you wish to pay by bank transfer let me know.

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