You can click on the links below to see the pairings round-by-round and the final crosstables from each section after the tournament has ended.


FM John Pigott played a superb event and scored the only 100% of the day!  His 6/6 put him ahead of GM Tamas Fodor, Robin Haldane and Koby Kalavannan on 4/6.  Vincent Sagues also scored 4/6 and took home the Under 180 grading prize of £30.00.

Koby vs Fodor

Major Under 170

Ilya Iyengar won this section with 5.5/6, closely followed by  Helge Hjort on 4.5/6.  Reuben Balouka-Myers won the Under 155 grading prize with 4/6 and took home £30.00.

Minor Under 145  

Gereon Lex scored 5.5/6 and took home £60.00 1st prize, with Laurentiu Turcan on 5/6 winning £30.00 for second place.  The prize for the best score by a player graded Under 130 was won by Gert de Block in his first appearance at Golders Green, scoring 4/6.

Amateur Under 120

Lorenzo Rocco scored 5.5/6 to take £60.00 first place.  Three shared second place; David Bluestone, Tim Sanders and Jeff Fleischer on 4.5/6 and £10.00 each. Four shared the Under 85 grading prize and won £7.50 each - Richard Miller, David Healey, Nick Goulbourne and Sasmi Neogi on 3/6.

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

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