NEWSLETTER: October 2011: #ggrp #chess Golders Green Rapidplay

Golders Green and Hendon Chess Club Events

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The next Golders Green Rapidplay is this Saturday October 8th 2011.

Many thanks to all who played in the 10 September event - a record-breaking entry of 118!
Thanks to photographer Robert Konieczny we have a record of the event (and previous tournaments) here - and he would be happy to permit his photographs to be used, with credit, on your web page.

Andrew Stone 5.5/6 £60
John Richardson, Alan Merry, Robert Willmoth and Ravi Haria 4.5/6 £10 each
Under 175 grading prize to Ashley Stewart (172) 4/6

Ravi Haria also wins a £30 voucher from Charlie's Restaurant in Golders Green for his performance.

K Azizur Rahman 5/6 £60
Joseph Levene and Robert Konieczny 4.5/6 and £15 each
The Under 155 grading prize went to Chris Clegg (148), Tristram Cole (150) and Joshua Cavendish (146) 3.5/6 and £10 each

Tim Shallice (136) 5.5/6 £60
David McNish (133) 5/6 £30
Under 130 grading prize to Katherine Shepherd (126) and Genga Somupillai (128), 4/6 and £10 each

David and Katherine Shepherd also win a £30 voucher for a meal in Charlie's Restaurant!

Tony Bynnersley (111) 5/6 £60
= 2nd Victor Litvin (109) with 4.5/6 and also on 4.5/6, sharing the U105 grading prize - Robin Clarke (92), Marco Falasca (86) and Zoltan Kosma (58) 4.5/6 £10 each

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 PRIZES - 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.

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 Norman Went, you can find a complete list of results from Golders Green and archived results of other previous events at Golders Green at this address:


1. Streatham & Brixton Chess Blog -
2. The Kenilworthian -


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


Oct - Guernsey Festival -
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 -
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 - (


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Adam Raoof

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