Kings Place is coming up soon - Sat 7th July!

Thanks to everyone who played in this event, in which I am sure we broke the record for the number of entries after almost 28 years!  Our next tournament at Golders Green in on 14th July, but in the mean time do check out for a list of other tournaments that you can visit!

World Famous Golders Green Rapidplay Chess Tournaments
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There are five sections and six rounds that everyone takes part in - this is not a knockout.

You can, as usual, find the list of results here at chess-results (all events are updated more or less live during each competition).

OPEN - Peter Sowray won £100 with 6/6 followed by Andrey Dokuchaev (£50) with 5/6.  The rating prize of £40.00 was shared by Vincent Sagues, Marek Vlcek, Chris Tombolis and Shreyas Royal with 3.5/6.

MAJOR - Maurice Lawson and Alexander Jamieson won with 5/6 and won £75.00 each. Vladimirs Bovtramovics won the rating prize of £40.00 with 4/6.

Vladimirs Bovtramovics, rating prize in the Major

MINOR - Salvatore Pepe won £100 with 5/6 followed by Mohsen Abedian and David McNish (£25 each) with 4.5/6.  Tim Crouch won the rating prize of £40.00 with 3.5/6.

AMATEUR - Madison Bowden won £100.00 with 5.5/6 followed by Alexander Richards, Jeff Fleischer and Marcel Taylor (£25 each) with 5/6. Ethan Li and Lucian Cox on 4.5/6 shared a rating prize of £20.00 each and Frankie Badacsonyi and Johan Mathew also shared the second rating prize on 4/6 with £20.00 each.


COWARD James      74 ENG Bushbury           4½  1st trophy + medal
BURRILL Edoardo   48 ENG Middlesex Juniors  4   2nd trophy + medal
SHENG Benjamin    71 ENG Middlesex Juniors  3½  3rd trophy + medal
BRETT Toby J      61 ENG London SW          3½  4th Medal
AHMAD Hasan        0 ENG                    3½  5th Medal 

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
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