The playing hall at St Luke's Church
Thanks to all who made it through the snow to Golders Green Rapid this weekend!  In fact we had a very strong field in all the events, possibly helped by the unfortunate cancellation of county matches and some established congresses.  If you have won a prize, as usual send me your bank account and sort code by email to to claim it.  Thanks as usual to Tim Dickinson (for running the Open and Major), Harry Minor (excellent job in the Under 80), all those who helped put away equipment and tables and of course Norman and yElena for the food and drink!

Our next tournament here is on Saturday the 14th April, and to say thanks to you all if you register and pay online you can get a discount on your entry fee by entering the code DISCOUNT2018 at the checkout!

PS you can always get the results and crosstables LIVE during an event and any time after the event by searching for [INSERT EVENT NAME HERE] + CHESS RESULTS on Google.

The Hampstead Congress is this weekend, 10th and 11th March. Enter soon!

Just a quick reminder that in April the Hendon Blitz is later than usual, on Thursday 12th April because I am in Southend and Jersey for Easter tournaments.






Golders Green FIDE Rapid is on this Saturday as usual, despite the weather...

According to the BBC we will have warmer weather and rain on Friday and saturday.

So - normal service!  I will be there to put the heating on EARLY and on FULL  all day!

See you there!


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 Rapidplay 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 8Oct 13Nov 10Dec ---

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