Xavier Laurillard (Minor) hard at work

We had 113 playing today!  Many thanks to all of you for helping with the packing away - it makes such a difference. Thanks to Brendan O'Gorman for his tireless work documenting chess events on camera.  Please click on the following links for the full results;

Open - Major Under 170 - Minor Under 145 - Amateur Under 120

Open -  Grandmaster Tamas Fodor (Hungary) recovered from last month's shock in his first appearance here and won probably the strongest Open tournament at Golders Green for decades with 5.5/6.  He was also the first player to win the £100.00 first prize under the new structure.  IM Peter Roberson and FM Peter Sowray won £25.00 each for joint second place on 4.5/6. The £30.00 prize for the best performance by a player graded Under 180 was won by Tim Rogers (169) also on 4.5/6.

Grandmaster Tamas Fodor - from chessbase.com

Major Under 170 - Oliver Finnegan and Ilya Iyengar tied for first place and won £75.00 each for their score of 5/6. In what was a strong-in-depth field the £30.00 prize for the best performance by a player graded Under 155 was won by outright third place Aravamudhan Balaji on 4.5/6.

Minor Under 145 - Young Alexander Jamieson and the slightly more experienced Peter Horlock won £75.00 each for their score of 5/6. The £30.00 prize for the best performance by a player graded Under 130 was won by Mark Jordan (103) with 4.5/6.

Amateur Under 120 - The ONLY 100% score today!  David Bluestone annaihilated the field and won all his games.  He was also the only player to defeat talented junior Xavier Laurillard, who scored 5/6 and won £50.00 for second place.  Well done David - a well deserved £100.00 is on its way to your bank account.  The prize for the best performance by a player graded Under 105 was shared by James Bedford (102) and Jennifer Goldsmith (89) and Nigel White (68) with 4.5/6. They won £10.00 each.
David Bluestone, in sky blue!

Our next Golders Green Rapidplay is on Saturday 18th July, and we hope to see you all there!
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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