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University of Kent Canterbury, CT2 7NZ - Sunday 25 July to Saturday 7 August.  You can get there in less than one hour from King's Cross St Pancras!


The 2010 grading list went live Sunday 25/07/10 – click this link to visit the database, and use that grade for August's event!

Golders Green and Hendon Chess Club Events

The next Golders Green Rapidplay is Saturday, 7th August 2010. You can enter online or download a form and send it to me with a cheque.  PLEASE NOTE that scoresheets are not provided - you can buy an excellent scorebook from if you need one to write your games down.

Use the online entry form to be eligible for the discounted entry fee. Entry online or by post is £15.00, £14.00 for Juniors Under 16, all other entries will be charged £20.00 on the day (£14.00 for Juniors and members of Hendon Chess Club).

Here's a list of prizewinners from the record breaking (120 players) JULY 10TH event: Thanks to all our visitors from Brussels for making the trip!

OPEN - Gary Senior (183) and Rafe Martin (206) 5/6 £45 each; Grading U180 - Ashley Stewart (171) 3.5/6 £25

MAJOR U170 - Dave Cork, Helge Hjort, Olivier Caufriez (Brussels) 4.5/6 and £30 each; Grading U155 - Frank Sabin £20

MINOR U145 - Walter Thorpe, Dipak Shah and Jason Obihara 5/6 winning £30 each; Grading U130 - John Kelly and Anan Balaji 4/6 £10 each

AMATEUR U120 - Claudiu Puiu (UNG) 6/6 £30, JOhn G Davis 5/6 £60; Grading U105 - Robin Nettleton 4/6 £25

A complete list of results from the July tournament and other previous events is at


Muswell Hill's Phil Makepeace won our July Blitz, ahead of Hendon's Gayan Peiris and Robin Haldane from Streatham & Brixton. A bumper 32 players participated.  Why not play next time?  Held the First Thursday of every month, all year long.

10 minutes each, six rounds. 7.30pm start, St Alban's Church Hall – see you there! Our website has all the details you need.


These are some of my favourite tournaments throughout the year.  What are your faves?  (of course Golders Green Rapidplay is on your list already).

Jan - Barnet Congress - difficult to pin this one down, but worth waiting for the forms...
Feb - Kidlington Congress - and very very good
March - Blackpool Congress - biggest in the UK!
April - Kings Head RP -, and the St Albans Congress (google 'South Herts Chess', excellent new venue)
May - CREB (Brussels, Rapidplay, which is usually on the first Bank Holiday in May
June - EACU Congress at Newmarket
July - The British Championships (events for all!) -
Aug - Steve Boniface Memorial Congress -
Sep - Jose Tonoli Memorial ( Anderlecht (Brussels) is a 9 round, 15 mins per person rapidplay!  Of course the Paignton Congress can't be missed -
Oct - Metropolitan Congress (London) -
Nov - e2e4 Brighton Congress (a new event, but bound to be very good)
Dec - The London Classic at Olympia, featuring Anand -


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Here is a list of FIDE registered tournaments in England. There will be a separate entry for each section of each event (e.g. Golders Green Rapidplay = 4 sections, 4 registrations). If you see any of mine missing, do let me know! 

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