Golders Green Rapidplay #Chess is THIS Saturday February 11th 2012 #ggrp

The next Golders Green Rapidplay is THIS Saturday February 11th 2012.
Venue: St Albans Church Hall, West Heath Drive, London NW11 7QG.


From February 2012 the Open and Major sections are 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


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.

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
rapidplays) - we are moving to the 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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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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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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