Thanks to Grandmaster Simon Willams the gingergm for his prizes of DVDs for the ECF Under 80 Section!  You can see his website at and I thoroughly recommend his videos.

You can find all the results from this and all other events at  The next event here is on 2nd June, but you can check for my full list of tournaments.


Well done to IM Richard Bates, who won £100.00 for his perfect score. Bao Dong was second and won £50.00, and Charlie Nettleton won the rating prize of £30.00.


Eric Fixmer excelled and won £100.00 in a very strong field.  James McDonnell won £50.00 for second place and Adam Rubinson won £30.00 for the rating prize.


Three players tied for first place, winning £50.00 each - well done to Myroslav Seman, Brendan O'Gorman and Tim Crouch! Tom Usharovsky won the rating prize of £40.00.


Clear first, second and third! Zafar won £100.00, Ashir £50.00 and Felicity won the rating prize of £40.00.


The trophies went to Toby, Emma and Aadi - well done and good luck next month!  All three won gingergm videos so they'll be ready to beat you with the Dutch and the Dragon soon ;-)

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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