Golders Green and Hendon #Chess Club Events November 2010


Golders Green and Hendon Chess Club Events

The next Golders Green Rapidplay is Saturday 13th November 2010. You can enter online or download a form and send it to me with a cheque. 

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).

87 players took part in the event in October. Photos here.

Or the full link:

October 9th's Winners:

OPEN: Dave Ledger, Jochen Wittmann, Gayan Peiris (Hendon CC) and Ian Thompson 4.5/6 and £25 each.  U180 prize of £20 to Tim Rogers from Hendon Chess Club for his score of 4/6.

MAJOR: Paul Heaton 5.5/6 and £60, Daniel Staples 5/6 and £30.  Under 155 grading prize of £20 to Dave Cork with 4.5/6.

MINOR: Gary Smith 5.5/6 and £60.  Tony Brown (Hendon CC), Robert Konieczny 4.5/6 £10 each.  Paul Blackwell won the under 130 prize with his score of 4.5/6.

AMATEUR: George Nemilostivijs 5/6 and £60.  Mahamed Hassan (Middlesex University), Kevin Rayment, Faye Ainscow (Hendon CC) 4.5/6 and £10 each.  Under 105 grading shared by David Everitt (Haywards Heath) and Peter Goldsmith (Hendon CC) on 4/6 and winning £10 each.

For a complete list of results from that tournament and and archive of other previous events at Golders Green check out

  • 59th Annual Herts CA Congress takes place at the Ramada hotel in hatfield on 27 and 28 November 2010 - an excellent new venue, and I hope you'll all be there. There are four sections - Open, Challengers (U175), Major (U150) and Minor (U120).
  • Hendon Blitz, 2nd December - Albert Ballardini won our November Blitz with 6/6. 20 players particpated.  Why not play next month?  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 - the biggest in the UK!
April - Kings Head RP -, St Albans Congress (google 'South Herts Chess')
May - 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 - Paignton Congress -
Oct - Metropolitan Congress (London, not running in 2010) -
Nov - British Rapidplay Championships or Herts CA Congress, Hatfield -
Dec - The London Classic -


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Adam Raoof

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