The next Golders Green FIDE rapid is on 12th November.

If you were lucky enough to win a prize today, send me a photo of you playing chess!


IM Peter Roberson won a tough event and £100.00 with 5.5/6 ahead of FMs John Pigott and Peter Poobalasingam who scored 4.5/6 and won £25.00 each.

The Under 2000 rating prize of £30.00 was won by Tim Rogers with 3/6.


Ranesh Ratnesan had a great event and won outright first and £100.00 with a score of 5.5/6.  Vincent Sagues won £25.00 and Hugh Fenwick won £30.00 for their score of 4.5/6. Oliver Finnegan, Karim Reed and Jacques Tivillier won £10.00 each for their scores of 4/6.


David McNish won the section with 5/6 and £100.00.  On 4/6 Jon Barnes, Tim Crouch and Martin Stoynov won £17.00 each.

The Under 1600 rating prize was shared by Tony Brown and Oren Levene who won £15.00 each for their score of 3.5/6.


Dave Bluestone won the event with 5.5/6 and won £100.00.  Ian Leko, Lorenzo Rocco and Patrick Sartain scored 5/6 and won £17.00 each.

The grading prize for players Under 105 was shared by Anton Drel and Carl Breindel who scored an excellent 4/6 and won £15.00 each.

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 Rapidplay 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! 

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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 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 £32.00 to enter. Ring 01424 775222 to join the ECF or visit Here are the dates for 2016.
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