NEWSLETTER: September 2011: #ggrp #chess Golders Green Rapidplay 6 Sept, Hendon Blitz 1 Sept

NEWSLETTER: September 2011: #ggrp Golders Green Rapidplay 6 Sept, Hendon Blitz 1 Sept

Golders Green and Hendon Chess Club Events

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

The results for August's event were as follows;

Golders Green Rapidplay 6th August 2011
91 played

OPEN
Alan Merry 5/6 £60
John Richardson 4.5/6 £30
Under 175 Grading Prize: John Tobisch and Petr Vachtfeidl 3/6 £10 each

MAJOR Under 170
Liz Potapova, Conrad Allison and Tony Wells 5/6 £30 each
Under 155 Grading Prize: Adrian Joseph 4/6 £20

MINOR Under 145
Tim Shallice 5/6 £60
Andreas Forster (UNG) 5/6 £30
Under 130 Grading Prize: Simon Fischer (126) 4/6 £20

AMATEUR Under 120
Pavan Murali (111) 5/6 £60
Giacomo Bertozzi (UNG) 5/6 £30
Under 105 Grading Prize: Robin Nettleton 4/6 £20

PLEASE NOTE:
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 (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 August 2011: (to be announced) 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: http://goldersgreenchess.blogspot.com/

FOR YOUR CALENDAR

   'First Thursday' Hendon Blitz, THIS WEEK 1st September 2011
   Blitz results are here - http://www.hendonchessclub.com/blitz/
   10 minutes each, six rounds. 7.30pm start, St Alban's Church Hall – see you there! Our website has all the details you need.

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 recommendations?  (of course Golders Green Rapidplay is on your list already).

2011

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/

2012

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 (North Shields - events for all!) - http://www.britishchess2011.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/

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
President: Middlesex County Chess Association
FIDE International Organiser & Arbiter
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Hendon, London NW4 4UY

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