Our next Golders Green Rapidplay is on Saturday 6th June, and here are the headline changes;
  • Prizes have gone up to £100, £50, £30 in each section
  • entry fees have gone up £5.00
  • prizes will be paid by bank transfer
Depending on the number of players (we have capacity for 100 at most) we might in future add an extra section for players Under 85 and beginners - and that section alone would be ECF graded but NOT FIDE rated in order that we could vary from the FIDE rule that "the first illegal move loses" - what do you think?
The 29th Hampstead Congress is 13-14 June 2015. There are now TWO sections at Hampstead - Under 2200 (Under ECF 200) and Under 1900 (Under ECF 160) with no minimum rating to enter the Under 2200 section.

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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! 

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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 have to be a member of the ECF (SILVER LEVEL or above) to take part in ANY section. However, players who are not ECF *Silver* members or above will be charged £31.00 to enter. Ring 01424 775222 to join the ECF or visit http://www.englishchess.org.uk/. Here are the dates for 2015.
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