You can find the results for this tournament on every month.  This event is at

Next FIDE rapid tournament at Golders Green is on February 11th 2017


Dominic Klingher beat his first GM to take outright first place and won £100.00. Bogdan has kindly annotated this game and you can read his comments on ChessBase by clicking this link.
The only game Dominic lost was this exciting encounter with Ashley Stewart.

Bogdan and Peter Sowray shared second place and won £25.00 each.  Roman Ismailov won the Under 2000 rating prize and won £30.00.

AGM KLINGHER Dominic                     2121 ENG  5   5  
GM  LALIC Bogdan                         2489 CRO 4½   4½ 
FM  SOWRAY Peter J                       2281 ENG 4½   4½ 
    ISMAILOV Roman                       1981 LTU 4½   4½


Ranesh Ratnesan won outright and took home £100.00 David Millward came a respectable second and won £50.00 whilst Oliver Finnegan won the Under 1800 rating prize of £30.00.

RATNESAN Ranesh       1799 ENG          5½   5½ 
MILLWARD David J      1821 ENG           5   5  
FINNEGAN Oliver       1788 ENG          4½   4½ 


Brendan O'Gorman and Jon Barnes won £75.00 each, and Vishnu Kirupakaran and Ron Usharovsky shared the Under 1600 rating prize winning £15.00 each.

O GORMAN Brendan      1697 ENG          5   5  
BARNES Jon A          1687 ENG          5   5  
KIRUPAKARAN Vishnu    1549 ENG         4½   4½ 
USHAROVSKY Ron        1504 ENG         4½   4½ 


Graham Parker (pictured below) stormed home to win £100.00 with 6/6!  Niall Clarke won £50.00 for second, and four players shared the Under 105 grading prize and won £10.00 each.

PARKER Graham R     107 ENG                               6   6  
CLARKE Niall        114 ENG Manor Lodge                   5   5 
BLUESTONE Dave J    116 ENG London Congresses            4½   4½ 
POOLER James        116 ENG West London                  4½   4½ 
AINSCOW Faye        105 ENG Kings Head                   4½   4½ 
PETERSON Sam        109 ENG University College School     4   4  
ASHRAF Zafar        102 ENG                               4   4  
DEMETRIS Timothy     98 ENG Hendon                        4   4  
MAHTANI Arun         92 ENG Hendon                        4   4  
YAPP Christopher T   85 ENG London Congresses             4   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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