Golders Green FIDE Rapid Chess 2019 Dates

REGISTER HERE - or click here for a list of prize winners from the latest events. Click here for 2019 dates and leaflet.  Thanks to Brendan O'Gorman for lovely photos!

We don't have a traditional prize giving ceremony at this tournament (except for the Under 80).  If you win a prize send me your bank details (sort code and account number) and a nice photo of you playing chess for the web page.

Our next FIDE rated rapid event here at St Luke's Church is coming soon - check the Chess England calendar for all the dates through the next year.

If you fancy playing slower games over a weekend, then come to Hampstead Congress at our nearby venue - leaflet and dates are here.

Take a look at my Twitch stream at for some games from events that I am involved with! 

about chess at golders green

I always enjoy your events. They are perfectly organised and filled by strong players, which helps in improving my game.  Vikram Kamath

Golders Green FIDE Chess

You're probably here because a) you play chess and you're looking to take part in over the board competitions and b) you read that I run (with lots of help from friendly volunteers) the monthly Golders Green Rapidplays in Leonard Barden's excellent Evening Standard column, or on the ECF (English Chess Federation) tournament calendarWell, you found the right website! 

You have one of the best chess websites I have seen. It is very friendly and clever. As the chess administrator for the family, I am seriously impressed by the on-line bookingA Chess Parent

Thanks for visiting. Don't forget to enter online in time for the next event. Please subscribe to our mailing list! All the games are graded by the ECF and part of the ECF Grand Prix. ALL SECTIONS are rated by FIDE in their rapidplay list. You don't have to be a member of the ECF to take part BUT if you are SILVER LEVEL or above it will cost less. Players who are not ECF Silver members or above will be charged £33.00 to enter. Ring 01424 775222 to join the ECF or visit

Here are the dates for 2019.
January 5February 9March 2April --
May 11June 8July 13August 3
Sept 14Oct 12Nov 9Dec ---

Here are the dates for 2020.
January 4February 8March 7April --
May 2June 6July 4August 8
Sept 12Oct 10Nov 14Dec ---