We are very easy to get to! We are opposite the bus station and (what was) the historic Golders Green Hippodrome (now the El Shaddai International Christian Centre). Look at the local area map or this street map of the Golders Green area.
 
PARKING: You can park for free on residents bays on the uphill A502 North End Road (above West Heath Avenue) and on Park Drive and Park Avenue. The restrictions in these roads operate Monday to Friday only, but read the notices with care. Forget trying West Heath Drive and West Heath Avenue - residents only all weekend! Do not park in the Vicarage car park, or you will risk being clamped and then banned permanently from the tournament.

Golders Green Chess

UNDERGROUND: Northern Line Underground - Golders Green Underground Station is just two minutes from the venue; come out of the underground and cross the bus forecourt, bearing left, then cross North end Road via the pedestrian crossing. There is a good Turkish restaurant called Durum on the right hand corner of North End Road and West Heath Drive. Our church hall is on the left just a little further on.

BUS: We're opposite the bus station. Services 13, 83, 102, 183, 210, 226, 240, 245, 268, 328, H2 stop at Golders Green. Transport For London has a great map of the bus services here 
 
COACH: there is a National Express coach station at Golders Green and several players use the Oxford Tube or Oxford Espress service.

RAIL:the First Capital Connect service stops at Hendon, and you can take an 83 or 183 to Golders Green, where the bus terminates. The journey takes approximately 15 minutes.
The tournament is held in a lovely area of London close to Golders Hill Park and Hampstead Heath where there are many restaurants and bars. We serve refreshments (tea, coffee, soft drinks, sandwiches) all day.

Golders Green Weekend Congress

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! 

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 £32.00 to enter. Ring 01424 775222 to join the ECF or visit http://www.englishchess.org.uk/.

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