NEWSLETTER: August 2011: #ggrp Golders Green Rapidplay

Golders Green and Hendon Chess Club Events

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The next Golders Green Rapidplay is Saturday August 6th 2011.

The results for July's event were as follows;

Golders Green Rapidplay 9th July 2011

92 Played

Cyrill Gustavsson, Venkatamaran Tiruchirapalli and Jovica Radovanovic all 5/6 and £30 each
U175 grading prize to Vedantha Kumar 3/6 and £20

Major Under 170
Helge Hjort 5/6 and £60
Maurice Lawson, Craig Kennedy and Jonathan Landau 4.5/6 and £10 each
U155 grading prize Ben Franklin, Jason Obihara, Martin Cheung and Kumar Dixit 3.5/6 and £5 each

Minor Under 145
Chris Barnett and Dan Arnett 5/6 and £45 each
U130 grading prize to David Bluestone and Henry Armburg Jennings 4/6 and £10 each

Amateur Under 120
David Everitt 6/6 and £60
Ayse Karel 4/6 and £30
U105 grading prize to David Gran and David Healey with 3/6, £10 each

In future, ungraded adults will have to enter the event in advance and have their entry verified by the organisers, or if they enter on the day they will have to play in the Open tournament.

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 ( 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 July 2011: Jason Obihara won the Charlie's Pizza £30 voucher.

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, and now 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:



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


Aug - Steve Boniface Memorial Congress -
Sep - Jose Tonoli Memorial (Brussels, 9rds x 15 mins pppg), the 'Forge du Sud (Luxembourg, Sunday 11 Sept) and the Paignton Congress - (
Oct - Metropolitan Congress (London, not running in 2010) -
Nov - British Rapidplay Championships and / or Herts CA Congress, Hatfield -
Dec - The 3rd London Classic -


Jan - Hastings International (inc weekender) 28th Dec 2010 to 5th January 2011
Feb - Kidlington Congress - ( and very very good.  Cappelle la Grande is a well known French tournament at the end of February (
March - Barnet Congress ( -  might be March 25/26 this year - Blackpool Congress - the biggest in the UK!
April - Kings Head RP -, St Albans Congress
May - Letchworth one day Congress 29th May 2011, Brussels Rapidplay (, which is usually on the first Bank Holiday in May
June - EACU Congress ( at Newmarket
July - The British Championships (North Shields - events for all!) - or if you fancy a trip to Spain then Andorra has a lovely Open -


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