Golders Green Rapidplay: Results of 12 November 2011 #ggrp #chess

NO EVENT AT GG IN DECEMBER

The next Golders Green Rapidplay is Saturday January 7th 2012.  There is no rapidplay in December this year because we are all involved in running the magnificent London Chess Classic - so please consider playing in that!  

HOWEVER, A *NEW* EVENT

Apart from all the events you can find at www.londonchessclassic.com, there is also one new event you may not have heard about, the London Classic Amateur Challenge.  This is a one game a day tournament for players graded Under 160 ECF and the details are here:

http://chesscircuit.blogspot.com/2011/11/stop-press-extra-event-london-chess.html

RESULTS OF THE GOLDERS GREEN RAPIDPLAY, 12th November 2011

OPEN
Rob Willmoth (208) won this with 5.5/6 (£60) and Tim Rogers (165) came second (£30) with 5/6. Adam Taylor won the Under 175 grading prize of £20 with his score of 3.5/6.

MAJOR Under 170
Alan Gregg (166) 5/6 (£60), Tony Wells (161) and Jonathan Landau (163) 4.5/6 and £15 each.  Under 155 grading prize to Brendan O'Gorman (154) and Christopher Clegg (148) 3.5/6 (£20).

MINOR Under 145
Jason Obihara (134) 5.5/6 (£60). Reagan Pinto (130e) and Salvatore Pepe (139) 4.5/6 and £15 each.  Under 130 grading prize shared by Jeff Fleischer (125), Chris Fewtrell (121) and Peter Smith (111) on 3.5/6 and £10 each.

AMATEUR Under 120
Kenneth Burns (106) and Koby Kalavannan (95) both 5/6 and £45 each.  Under 105 grading prize to Jennifer Goldsmith (98) and Federico Rocco (70) 3.5/6 and £10 each.

SPECIAL PRIZES - thanks to Angelo, the hospitable manager of Charlie's Restaurant (http://www.charliesristorante.co.uk/) which is 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.  Faye Ainscow won the voucher for November's event!

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: http://goldersgreenchess.blogspot.com/

PLEASE NOTE:
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.

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

2011

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/
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 - Guernsey Festival - http://www.guernseychessclub.org.gg/festival/festival.htm

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