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Jan
26
Sun
2020
North East League Round 3 @ Gosforth Empire Club & Institute, 32 Salters Road, Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne
Jan 26 @ 2:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Contact: Tim Wall Email: timpeterwall@gmail.com Web: http://foresthallchess.org.uk [MAP] 6 teams of 5 players each. The League will be all-play-all. Five rounds, each on a Sunday from October to February. Matches start 2:30pm, finish 6:30pm. Time limit: All moves in 90 minutes, plus 30 seconds increment per move. All games will be FIDE-rated (Players will need to be ECF Gold members) Teams will receive a total of 1 extra bonus game point per match if they include a minimum of a) 1 junior player under 18 years old; and additionally b) one male and one female player. (Each category will give 0.5 bonus points) The winning team will be awarded a trophy and receive medals, and there will be medals for the best individual performances | Entry form

Feb
23
Sun
2020
North East League Round 4 @ Forest Hall Ex-Servicemen's Institute, 26 Crescent Way North, Newcastle upon Tyne
Feb 23 @ 2:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Contact: Tim Wall Email: timpeterwall@gmail.com Web: http://foresthallchess.org.uk [MAP] 6 teams of 5 players each. The League will be all-play-all. Five rounds, each on a Sunday from October to February. Matches start 2:30pm, finish 6:30pm. Time limit: All moves in 90 minutes, plus 30 seconds increment per move. All games will be FIDE-rated (Players will need to be ECF Gold members) Teams will receive a total of 1 extra bonus game point per match if they include a minimum of a) 1 junior player under 18 years old; and additionally b) one male and one female player. (Each category will give 0.5 bonus points) The winning team will be awarded a trophy and receive medals, and there will be medals for the best individual performances | Entry form

Mar
22
Sun
2020
North East League Round 5 – POSTPONED @ Leam Lane WMC, Fewster Square, Leam Lane, Gateshead TBC
Mar 22 @ 2:30 pm – 6:30 pm

The final round of the league will be rearranged after the public health situation re: Coronavirus improves


Contact: Tim Wall Email: timpeterwall@gmail.com Web: http://foresthallchess.org.uk [MAP] 6 teams of 5 players each. The League will be all-play-all. Five rounds, each on a Sunday from October to February. Matches start 2:30pm, finish 6:30pm. Time limit: All moves in 90 minutes, plus 30 seconds increment per move. All games will be FIDE-rated (Players will need to be ECF Gold members) Teams will receive a total of 1 extra bonus game point per match if they include a minimum of a) 1 junior player under 18 years old; and additionally b) one male and one female player. (Each category will give 0.5 bonus points) The winning team will be awarded a trophy and receive medals, and there will be medals for the best individual performances | Entry form

Mar
28
Sat
2020
4NCL Weekend 4 | Rounds 7-8
Mar 28 – Mar 29 all-day

*** This event has been postponed, but will be re-arranged as soon as the Covid-19 health concerns allow ***
Divisions 1 & 2 Mercure Daventry Court
Division 3 North Holiday Inn South Normanton

Apr
4
Sat
2020
4NCL Weekend 4 | Rounds 7-8 – POSTPONED
Apr 4 – Apr 5 all-day

*** This event has been postponed, but will be re-arranged as soon as the Covid-19 health concerns allow ***
Divisions 3 South & 4 South Mercure Daventry Court

Apr
9
Thu
2020
2nd 4NCL Easter FIDE Rated Congress – POSTPONED @ Holiday Inn, Kenilworth CV8 1ED
Apr 9 – Apr 13 all-day

*** This event has been postponed, but will be re-arranged as soon as the Covid-19 health concerns allow ***
Contact: Mike Truran Email: mike@truranfamily.co.uk Web: http://www.4ncl.co.uk [MAP] Four sections – FIDE Rated Open (nine rounds), FIDE Rated U2050 (seven rounds), FIDE Rated U1825 (seven rounds) and ECF Under 120 (seven rounds)

Apr
19
Sun
2020
North East Individual Championships – POSTPONED @ Forest Hall Ex-Servicemen's Institute, 26 Crescent Way North, Newcastle upon Tyne
Apr 19 @ 10:30 am – 7:30 pm

All rounds of the North East Individual Championships will be rearranged after the public health situation re: Coronavirus improves


Contact: Tim Wall Email: timpeterwall@gmail.com Web: http://foresthallchess.org.uk/ [MAP] Three 6-round Swiss tournaments – Open, Major (Under 1975 FIDE / 170 ECF), Minor (Under 1700 FIDE / 140 ECF). Open to all players born in, or resident in, Northumberland, Tyne & Wear, Durham and Cleveland. Rounds to be played at the same venue on 3 Sundays in Spring 2020, 2 rounds per day. Round times: 10:30am-2:30pm, 3:30pm-7:30pm.
Time limit: All moves in 90 minutes, plus 30 seconds increment per move. All games will be FIDE-rated (Players will need to be ECF Gold members). There will be a combination of cash and non-cash prizes, to be announced in June 2019.
The winner of each section will additionally be awarded a trophy and receive a medal. There will be additional prizes for Best Rating Performance (compared to published grade/rating), Best Junior (Under 18) and Best Female Player in each tournament | Entry form

Apr
25
Sat
2020
4NCL Women’s League – POSTPONED @ Holiday Inn Birmingham Airport, Coventry Road West Midlands Birmingham
Apr 25 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

*** This event has been postponed, but will be re-arranged as soon as the Covid-19 health concerns allow ***
Contact: Mike Truran Email: mike@truranfamily.co.uk Web: http://www.4ncl.co.uk [MAP] Round 1 Saturday 12.00; Round 2 Saturday 16.00; Round 3 Sunday 10.00; Round 4 Sunday 14.00

Apr
30
Thu
2020
English Seniors Championships – POSTPONED @ Holiday Inn 212 Abbey End Kenilworth Warwickshire
Apr 30 @ 3:00 pm – May 3 @ 7:00 pm

*** This event has been postponed, but will be re-arranged as soon as the Covid-19 health concerns allow ***
Contact: Ed Goodwin Email: edhgoodwin@gmail.com Web: https://www.englishchess.org.uk/english-seniors-championships/ [MAP] Two sections for players aged 50 or over and 65 or over. 7 rounds. ECF graded and FIDE rated | Entry form [paper version]

May
8
Fri
2020
4NCL Weekend 5 | Rounds 9-11 – POSTPONED
May 8 – May 10 all-day

*** This event has been postponed, but will be re-arranged as soon as the Covid-19 health concerns allow ***
Divisions 1 & 2 Telford, The Centre Hotel
Divisions 3 South & 4 South Mercure Daventry Court
Division 3 North Holiday Inn Doncaster

May
17
Sun
2020
3rd Crewe Rapidplay – CANCELLED @ Ibis Styles Hotel, Emperor Way, Crewe
May 17 @ 9:30 am – 6:30 pm

*** Sadly, this event has been cancelled following the Covid-19 outbreak ***

North East Individual Championships – POSTPONED @ Forest Hall Ex-Servicemen's Institute, 26 Crescent Way North, Newcastle upon Tyne
May 17 @ 10:30 am – 7:30 pm

All rounds of the North East Individual Championships will be rearranged after the public health situation re: Coronavirus improves


Contact: Tim Wall Email: timpeterwall@gmail.com Web: http://foresthallchess.org.uk/ [MAP] Three 6-round Swiss tournaments – Open, Major (Under 1975 FIDE / 170 ECF), Minor (Under 1700 FIDE / 140 ECF). Open to all players born in, or resident in, Northumberland, Tyne & Wear, Durham and Cleveland. Rounds to be played at the same venue on 3 Sundays in Spring 2020, 2 rounds per day. Round times: 10:30am-2:30pm, 3:30pm-7:30pm.
Time limit: All moves in 90 minutes, plus 30 seconds increment per move. All games will be FIDE-rated (Players will need to be ECF Gold members). There will be a combination of cash and non-cash prizes, to be announced in June 2019.
The winner of each section will additionally be awarded a trophy and receive a medal. There will be additional prizes for Best Rating Performance (compared to published grade/rating), Best Junior (Under 18) and Best Female Player in each tournament | Entry form

Jun
5
Fri
2020
3rd EACU FIDE-rated Newmarket Congress @ King Edward VII Memorial Hall High Street Newmarket Suffolk
Jun 5 @ 7:00 pm – Jun 7 @ 7:00 pm

*** This event has been postponed due to the current Covid-19 outbreak. We hope to be able to run it later this year or next year ***

Jun
14
Sun
2020
North East Individual Championships – POSTPONED @ Forest Hall Ex-Servicemen's Institute, 26 Crescent Way North, Newcastle upon Tyne
Jun 14 @ 10:30 am – 7:30 pm

All rounds of the North East Individual Championships will be rearranged after the public health situation re: Coronavirus improves


Contact: Tim Wall Email: timpeterwall@gmail.com Web: http://foresthallchess.org.uk/ [MAP] Three 6-round Swiss tournaments – Open, Major (Under 1975 FIDE / 170 ECF), Minor (Under 1700 FIDE / 140 ECF). Open to all players born in, or resident in, Northumberland, Tyne & Wear, Durham and Cleveland. Rounds to be played at the same venue on 3 Sundays in Spring 2020, 2 rounds per day. Round times: 10:30am-2:30pm, 3:30pm-7:30pm.
Time limit: All moves in 90 minutes, plus 30 seconds increment per move. All games will be FIDE-rated (Players will need to be ECF Gold members). There will be a combination of cash and non-cash prizes, to be announced in June 2019.
The winner of each section will additionally be awarded a trophy and receive a medal. There will be additional prizes for Best Rating Performance (compared to published grade/rating), Best Junior (Under 18) and Best Female Player in each tournament | Entry form

Jun
16
Tue
2020
Muswell Hill FIDE Rapid – POSTPONED @ The Clissold Arms, 105 Fortis Green, London
Jun 16 @ 10:30 am – 5:45 pm

Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Web: http://www.muswellhillchess.blogspot.co.uk [MAP] Open, Major, Minor sections based on entries

Jul
2
Thu
2020
Hendon Blitz – POSTPONED @ Golders Green Unitarians Church, 31½ Hoop Lane, Golders Green
Jul 2 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Web: http://www.hendonchessclub.com/blitz [MAP] 10 minute blitz tournament of 6 rounds rated by FIDE

Jul
4
Sat
2020
Golders Green FIDE Rapid – POSTPONED @ St Luke’s Church, Kidderpore Avenue, London
Jul 4 @ 10:30 am – 5:45 pm

Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Web: http://www.goldersgreenchess.blogspot.com [MAP] Open; Under 170; Under 145; Under 120; Under 105; Under 80

Jul
14
Tue
2020
Muswell Hill FIDE Rapid – POSTPONED @ The Clissold Arms, 105 Fortis Green, London
Jul 14 @ 10:30 am – 5:45 pm

Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Web: http://www.muswellhillchess.blogspot.co.uk [MAP] Open, Major, Minor sections based on entries

Aug
6
Thu
2020
Hendon Blitz – POSTPONED @ Golders Green Unitarians Church, 31½ Hoop Lane, Golders Green
Aug 6 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Web: http://www.hendonchessclub.com/blitz [MAP] 10 minute blitz tournament of 6 rounds rated by FIDE

Aug
8
Sat
2020
Golders Green FIDE Rapid – POSTPONED @ St Luke’s Church, Kidderpore Avenue, London
Aug 8 @ 10:30 am – 5:45 pm

Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Web: http://www.goldersgreenchess.blogspot.com [MAP] Open; Under 170; Under 145; Under 120; Under 105; Under 80

Aug
11
Tue
2020
Muswell Hill FIDE Rapid – POSTPONED @ The Clissold Arms, 105 Fortis Green, London
Aug 11 @ 10:30 am – 5:45 pm

Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Web: http://www.muswellhillchess.blogspot.co.uk [MAP] Open, Major, Minor sections based on entries

Aug
15
Sat
2020
Hampstead FIDE Chess Congress – POSTPONED @ Henderson Court Resource Centre, 102 Fitzjohn's Avenue, Hampstead
Aug 15 @ 10:30 am – Aug 16 @ 5:30 pm

Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Web: http://www.hampsteadchess.blogspot.com [MAP] 5 rounds, U2200, U1900 and U1700 sections

Aug
27
Thu
2020
Northumbria Chess Masters – SUSPENDED @ Novotel Newcastle Airport, Ponteland Road, Kenton, Newcastle upon Tyne
Aug 27 @ 6:30 pm – Aug 31 @ 7:30 pm
Northumbria Chess Masters - SUSPENDED @ Novotel Newcastle Airport, Ponteland Road, Kenton, Newcastle upon Tyne

*** SUSPENDED: No entries are currently being accepted for the 2020 Northumbria Masters. A decision on a postponement (and any new dates for the event) will be taken by July 1 ***
Contact: Tim Wall Email: timpeterwall@gmail.com [MAP]

Jul
31
Sat
2021
Forest Hall Summer Rapidplay for Adults & Kids New to Chess @ Forest Hall Social Club, Great Lime Road, Palmersville, Newcastle upon Tyne NE12 9DQ
Jul 31 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Tim P Wall Email: timpeterwall@gmail.com Web: http://foresthallchess.org.uk/ [MAP] One-day Rapidplay Congress for newcomers to competitive chess. Two tournaments: Adults New 2 Chess: For players aged 18 and over with an ECF Rating of Under 1000, or unrated; and Kids New 2 Chess: For players under 18 years old with an ECF Rating of Under 1000, or unrated.
Each tournament will have 6 rounds of 2 games each (one with White and one with Black against the same opponent). Total: 12 games
Covid Safety Precautions: Adult (18 years and over) events and Junior (Under 18 events) will be held in separate rooms. Players aged 11 and over will be required to wear either a mask or visor when sitting at the chess board, as well as when moving around the venue | Entry form

Forest Hall Summer Rapidplay Senior & Junior Championship @ Forest Hall Social Club, Great Lime Road, Palmersville, Newcastle upon Tyne NE12 9DQ
Jul 31 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Tim P Wall Email: timpeterwall@gmail.com Web: http://foresthallchess.org.uk/ [MAP] One-day Rapidplay Tournament (1000+ ECF Rating)
Senior Championship (for players aged 18 and over with ECF Rating 1000+), incorporating Open, Under 2000 and Under 1600 prize categories.
Open: £75, £40. Under 2000 prizes £50, £25. Under 1600: £50, £25.
Junior Championship (for players aged under 18 with ECF Rating 1000+). Prizes: £50, £25, £15.
Covid Safety Precautions: Adult (18 years and over) events and Junior (Under 18 events) will be held in separate rooms. Players aged 11 and over will be required to wear either a mask or visor when sitting at the chess board, as well as when moving around the venue | Entry form

Aug
26
Thu
2021
Northumbria Masters @ Marriott MetroCentre, Marconi Way, Gateshead NE11 9XF
Aug 26 @ 6:30 pm – Aug 30 @ 7:00 pm

Contact: Tim Wall Email: timpeterwall@gmail.com Web: https://northumbriamasters.com/ [MAP] GM norm & IM norm All-Play-Alls (All-Play-All entries by invitation only). 9-round Swiss tournaments (with over £5,500 in prizes)
Northumbria Masters (Open to All, eligible for title norms, FIDE- & ECF-rated); Challengers (U2000, FIDE- & ECF-rated); Major (U1750, ECF-rated); Minor (U1500, ECF-rated) | Entry form

Sep
24
Fri
2021
57th Northumberland Chess Weekender @ The Parks Leisure Centre Howdon Road, North Shields, North Tyneside NE29 6TL
Sep 24 @ 7:00 pm – Sep 26 @ 7:30 pm

Contact: Mick Riding Email: mickriding@hotmail.co.uk Website: https://northumberlandchess.wixsite.com/congress [MAP] Featuring FIDE rated OPEN, MAJOR, MINOR and FOUNDATION sections with a prize fund of £1700 | Entry form

Oct
2
Sat
2021
British Chess Championships 2021 – Open Championships @ Canham Turner Conference Centre, University of Hull, Cottingham Road, Hull HU6 7RX
Oct 2 @ 2:30 pm – Oct 10 @ 4:00 pm

Contact: Kevin Staveley Email: manager.british@englishchess.org.uk Web: https://www.britishchesschampionships.co.uk/ [MAP] British Championships Open Finals 2021. The Championship Finals will take place at Hull University and are open to eligible exempted players (GMs, WGMs, IMs and WIMs) and qualifiers from the Online Championships. The Finals will be played over 9 rounds between 2nd and 10th October | Entry form

Oct
25
Mon
2021
1st EJCOA Forest Hall Invitational @ Forest Hall Social Club, Errington Terrace, Palmersville, Newcastle upon Tyne
Oct 25 @ 10:00 am – Oct 29 @ 2:00 pm
1st EJCOA Forest Hall Invitational @ Forest Hall Social Club, Errington Terrace, Palmersville, Newcastle upon Tyne

Contact: Tim Wall Email: timpeterwall@gmail.com Web: https://northumbriamasters.com/
2 x FIDE-rated 10-player all-play-all tournaments – one for IM norms, one for Under 2200 players. Appearance fees for 3 International Masters.
Entry fees – £150 for IM norm seekers, £50 for Under 2200 tournament.
For more information and invitations, please contact tournament organiser Tim Wall | Entry form

Oct
29
Fri
2021
Scarborough Chess Congress @ The Ocean Room, Spa Complex South Bay Scarborough North Yorkshire YO11 2HD
Oct 29 @ 7:00 pm – Oct 31 @ 6:15 pm

Contact: Maggie Butterworth Email: scarboroughchess@gmail.com Web: http://www.scarboroughchesscongress.org.uk/ [MAP] Scarborough Chess Congress is expecting to run this year. We are currently accepting entries via the congress website. Entry forms can also be downloaded from the site.