Golders Green Rapidplay #chess #ggrp next Saturday March 3rd 2012.

The next Golders Green Rapidplay is next Saturday March 3rd 2012 at St Albans Church Hall, West Heath Drive, NW11 7QG.  


The Open and Major sections are now rated by FIDE for their rapidplay list!

This means that all entrants to these sections MUST be members of the English Chess Federation to participate and quote a membership number on their entry form.  Anyone with an existing FIDE rating other than ENG is not obliged to join.

Later this year it will become compulsory to belong to the ECF to play in any graded competition, league or congress, so you might as well join now!

Here is a list of English events registered with FIDE:

Ring 01424 775222 to join or visit


The results are here - 94 players took part -


Please check your grade on the new list before entering.  Take a few moments to enjoy the new features, courtesy of Mike Bennett and the English Chess Federation grading team.

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:

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.  This is to make sure they are placed in the right section for their benefit, and for the benefit of others.

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.

  • 'First Thursday' Hendon Blitz, 1st March  2012
    NEW VENUE FOR HENDON CHESS CLUB AND THE BLITZ - we now at the great church hall at Golders Green Unitarians, Hoop Lane NW11 8BS.  PRIZES - usually £20 1st, £10 2nd, £10 Hendon Prize. 10 minutes each, six rounds. 7.30pm start – see you there! Our website has all the details you need. Blitz results are here -

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Here is a list of FIDE registered tournaments in England. There will be a separate entry for each section of each event (e.g. Golders Green Rapidplay = 4 sections, 4 registrations). If you see any of mine missing, do let me know! 

Scroll down to the bottom to access the archive of events. 

Only games where at least one of the players has a published standard FIDE rating will be rated, and included in the rating calculations of the unrated player. Where both players are rated, the game will affect both players and will be included in the calculations for both players.

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