Get involved with Chess England online....

I'll be honest - at the moment over the board chess is on hold, but chess online is booming!

Golders Green has moved online! Check out

I am running blitz, rapid, standard, chess960, CrazyHouse (exchange chess) and all sorts of other events and you might want to get involved.  If you do, you need to do these things;

Join Chess England on lichess -
Join Chess England on -
Join Chess England Chat on WhatsApp -
Join Chess England Events on WhatsApp -
Follow my TV channel on Twitch - - this is like a free chess TV channel!
Follow me on Facebook or Instagram or Twitter [/adamraoof]

Top tip; read and then join the chess England clubs on BOTH lichess and for tournaments and special events!  They have their good points and bad points.
Totally free, always, and no adverts.  Open source.
Always being developed, new ideas all the time, amazing range of resources.
Sometimes functions disappear, without warning.  This is weird.
The app does not have the same functions as the desktop version -always register and join using the desktop version.

On you can ONLY see the tournaments taking place in the next 24hrs and you can ONLY register for them one hour before the event starts - not before. Takes getting used to.
Loads of adverts when you are a free member.  Upgrades worth it if you use all the facilities available.
The app is really easy to use for playing chess.

Realistically we are probably not going to see face to face chess competitions till 2021. 
So, don't sit around - get online and take part!  It doesn't matter where you live or what your rating is.  You can sit in your favourite chair with a drink, some snacks and loads of room with no disturbance and play some good chess.

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 £9.00 extra to enter. Ring 01424 775222 to join the ECF or visit

Here are the dates for 2020.
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