Next FIDE rapid tournament at Golders Green is on January 7th 2017.


Three players tied for 1st place in a tough section and won £50.00 each.  Sacha and Gautam shared the Under 2000 rating prize and won £15.00 each.

SAENZ NARCISO Miguel Angel 2178 ESP 5
AGM KLINGHER Dominic 2067 ENG 5
FM SOWRAY Peter J 2282 ENG
PLAYER Edmund C 2169 ENG 4
BROZEL Sacha 1916 ENG 4
JAIN Gautam 1810 ENG 4


Raghu Kamath and Jonathan Rubeck won £75.00 each, and Oliver Finnegan won the Under 1800 rating prize of £30.00.

KAMATH Raghu 1816 ENG
RUBECK Jonathan 1766 ENG
SAGUES Vincent 1903 FRA
LINTON William A 1932 ENG 4
VLCEK Marek 1879 CZE 4
BAXTER Harold 1864 ENG 4
FINNEGAN Oliver 1798 ENG 4


Chris Rogal and Arushi Ramaiya won £75.00 each, and Anton Genchev won the Under 1600 rating prize of £30.00.

ROGAL Chris 1664 POL 5
RAMAIYA Arushi 1582 ENG 5
GENCHEV Anton 1331 BUL
BROWN Geoffrey D 1526 ENG 4
MCNISH David 1681 ENG
ABEDIAN Mohsen 1599 ENG

Arushi Ramaiya
Arushi Ramaiya


Jeff Fleisher won the event for the first time with an excellent score or 5.5/6, winning £100.00. John Macdonald came second and won £50.00. The Under 105 grading prize was shared by Tim Demetris, Nick Goulbourne and Anton Drel who won £10.00 each.

FLEISCHER Jeff H 119 ENG Croydon        *
MACDONALD John R 115 ENG Kings Head 5
AINSCOW Faye 105 ENG Kings Head
MCKENZIE Alex 105 ENG London N      * 4
ASHRAF Zafar 101 ENG 4
DEMETRIS Timothy 98 ENG Hendon 4
GOULBOURNE Nick 95 ENG Hendon 4
DREL Anton 94 ENG London NW     * 4

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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