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All the dates for 2018 are now published - our next tournament at St Luke's is on 6th January.  Meanwhile, you can play in Muswell Hill on Wednesday 22nd November or Hampstead from 25-26 November!

It was great to see legends GM John Nunn and IM Michael Basman battling it out on top board! We will have some photos of the event soon, from Brendan O'Gorman and Wolfgang Jekel. You can see the full results at

Golders Green Rapidplay: FIDE Open Section

GM  NUNN John D M         2571 ENG 5½ 1st £100.00
    MERRIMAN John         2265 ENG 4½ 2nd= £17.00
FM  RADOVANOVIC Jovica    2218 SRB 4½ 2nd= £17.00
IM  BASMAN Michael J      2183 ENG 4½ 2nd= £17.00
    RIZZOLI Aluna         1900 ITA  4 Rating Under 2000 £30.00

Green Rapidplay: FIDE Major Under 170
REED Karim          1791 ENG  6 1st £100.00
DAVIS Timothy       1775 ENG  5 2nd £50.00
WILKS Andrew        1783 AUS 4½ Rating Under 1800 £30.00
TUCHILUS Iulian     1767 ROU  4 
RUBECK Jonathan     1755 ENG  4  

Green Rapidplay: FIDE Minor Under 145 Section

MERRIMAN James        1435 ENG 5½ 1st £100.00
BARDSLEY Carl         1494 ENG  5 2nd £50.00
ABEDIAN Mohsen        1583 ENG 4½ Rating Under 1600 £30.00
OLIVERI Claudio       1596 ITA  4
MCNISH David          1580 ENG  4
SARTENAER Jean-Claude 1562 ENG  4
AGRAWAL Shivam        1516 ENG  4
SOMUPILLAI Genga      1439 ENG  4

Green Rapidplay: FIDE Amateur Under 120 Section

ASHRAF Zafar          1487 ENG 5½ 1st £100.00
MACDONALD John        1475 ENG  5 2nd £50.00
SHEARD Jack           1593 ENG 4½
FLEISCHER Jeff H      1550 ENG 4½
BENNETT Delroy        1443 ENG 4½
BLAKE Allyn              0 ENG 4½
DUNNE David C         1532 ENG  4
LOHIA Sohum           1260 ENG  4 Rating Under 1400 £15.00
VALJEE Ashir          1108 ENG  4 Rating Under 1400 £15.00

Norman Went, Aysha Rizvi, Adam Raoof, Martin Scott and Kyrylo Tokar

Green Rapidplay: "My First Tournament" / ECF Under 80 Section

SCOTT Martin         73 ENG  5 1st  Trophy
TOKAR Kyrylo         42 ENG 3½ 2nd= Trophy
RIZVI Aysha          70 ENG 3½ 2nd= Trophy
LISOWSKI Olivia      60 ENG  3 4th

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

Here are the dates for 2018.
January 6February 10March 3April 14
May 12June 2July 14August 4
Sept 15Oct 13Nov 10Dec ---

Here are the dates for 2019.
January 5February 9March 2April --
May 11June 8July 13August 3
Sept 14Oct 12Nov 9Dec ---

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