Golders Green Rapidplay #Chess this Saturday 14th May

NEWSLETTER: May 2011: #ggrp Golders Green Rapidplay

Golders Green and Hendon Chess Club Events

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The next Golders Green Rapidplay is this Saturday 14th May 2011. We are pleased to announce that Norman & yElena Went will be doing the refreshments all day, so forget your plans to start that diet!  You can enter online or download a form and send it to me with a cheque. 

The results for April's event, run by Tim Dickinson, were as follows;

Golders Green Rapidplay 16th April 2011

OPEN

GM Alex Cherniaev 5.5/6 £60
Hasan Ferit Boysan 5/6 £30
U180 Patrik Krzanowski 3.5/6 £20

MAJOR

Shane McCabe 5.5/6 £60
Finlo Rohrer 5/6 £30
U155 Elliot Ainley, Gary P Smith and Morris Stranger 3.5/6 and £7 each

MINOR

Ignacio Garcia 6/6 £60
Daniel Arnett 4.5/6 £30
U130 Tom Rixon 4/6 £20

AMATEUR

Kalofer Zakov 6/6 £60
Nicolas Ogunde 4.5/6 £30
U100 David Healey and Tim Sanders.

Please note that if you don't collect a prize we don't send it on - you can pick it up at your next Golders Green event.

SPECIAL PRIZE - thanks to Angelo, manager of Charlie's Restaurant (http://www.charliesristorante.co.uk/) just over the road from Hendon Chess Club / Golders Green Church Hall, we have £30 in meal vouchers every month this year to award as special prizes!  If you are lucky enough to win one, we will send you a voucher.

For April 2011: Dominic Foord for his score of 4.5 in a tough field in the Open.

As usual, 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).

Thanks to graders Howard Grist / Alan Ruffle / Norman Went, you can find a complete list of results from that tournament and and archive of other previous events at Golders Green at this address: http://goldersgreenchess.blogspot.com/

FOR YOUR CALENDAR


BLOGS I FOLLOW

1. Streatham & Brixton Chess Blog - http://streathambrixtonchess.blogspot.com/
2. The Kenilworthian - http://www.kenilworthchessclub.org/kenilworthian/

A YEAR IN CHESS

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 - Hastings International (inc weekender) 28th Dec 2010 to 5th January 2011
Feb - Kidlington Congress - (http://home.btconnect.com/OCA/) and very very good.  Cappelle la Grande is a well known French tournament at the end of February (http://www.cappelle-chess.fr/en2/default.php).
March - Barnet Congress (http://barnetchess.com/) -  might be March 25/26 this year - Blackpool Congress - http://www.blackpoolchess.org.uk/ the biggest in the UK!
April - Kings Head RP - http://www.khcc.org.uk/, St Albans Congress
May - Letchworth one day Congress 29th May 2011, Brussels Rapidplay (http://www.creb.be/), which is usually on the first Bank Holiday in May
June - EACU Congress (http://www.eacu.org.uk/) at Newmarket
July - The British Championships (events for all!) - http://www.britishchess2010.com/ or if you fancy a trip to Spain then Andorra has a lovely Open - http://www.escacsandorra.com/
Aug - Steve Boniface Memorial Congress - http://www.chessit.co.uk/
Sep - Jose Tonoli Memorial (Brussels, 9rds x 15 mins pppg), the 'Forge du Sud (Luxembourg, Sunday 11 Sept) http://open.ced.lu/ and the Paignton Congress - (http://www.chessdevon.co.uk/)
Oct - Metropolitan Congress (London, not running in 2010) - http://www.metchess.org/
Nov - British Rapidplay Championships http://www.british-rapidplay.org.uk/ and / or Herts CA Congress, Hatfield - http://www.hertschess.com/
Dec - The 3rd London Classic - http://www.londonchessclassic.com/

USEFUL LINKS

Golders Green Chess - www.goldersgreenchess.tk
Posterous for chess news - http://goldersgreenchess.posterous.com/
Hendon Chess Club - http://www.hendonchessclub.com/
Twitter - http://twitter.com/adamraoof
ECF - http://www.englishchess.org.uk/


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Best wishes

Adam Raoof

ECF Director of Home Chess
FIDE International Organiser & Arbiter
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Hendon, London NW4 4UY

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