Entries by Tim

Northumbria Masters tournaments: Rating Eligibility

To allow participants in the Northumbria Masters Congress more flexibility and to plan their entry in good time, players may choose which tournament to enter based on their FIDE standard play rating for June, July OR August 2023. For example, if a player has a FIDE standard play rating of 2000+ in June, they may […]

Northumbria Masters Junior Bursaries

A number of junior bursaries are available for participants in tournaments and coaching at the Northumbria Masters Congress, thanks to generous support from the John Robinson Youth Chess Trust. To be eligible, applicants must be England-affiliated and under the age of 21 on 1/1/2023. The bursaries cover the cost of entering a tournament and junior […]

EJCOA North East Zonal, June 18

EJCOA Youth Champs – North East Zonal Entries are welcome for the North East Zonal of the 2023 EJCOA National Youth Championships. The Zonal will be held at Sunday June 18, 1pm-6pm, at Forest Hall Ex-Servicemen’s Institute, 26 Crescent Way North, Forest Hall NE12 8AR (Please note: this is NOT Forest Hall Social Club on Great Lime Road, Palmersville, Newcastle […]

New Features at 2023 Northumbria Masters

The entry form for the 2023 Northumbria Masters will be published soon.

There are some exciting new features to the Northumbria Masters Congress this year that we hope you will like.

Upcoming events cancelled: Forest Hall Rapidplays & 5th EJCOA International

Unfortunately, the following tournaments have been cancelled: The 2022-23 Forest Hall Rapidplay Grand Prix tournaments and the 5th EJCOA International (16-20 December, 2022). The cancellations have been forced due to unforeseen financial problems. All entrants will receive full refunds as soon as possible, and I would like to apologise for the inconvenience caused. I hope […]

4th EJCOA International: 24-28/10/22

Tarun Kanyamarala (left) and Thomas Eggleston (right) at the 1st EJCOA IM event at Forest Hall Social Club in October 2021. (Photo: Ⓒ Paul Charlton 2021) Applications are welcome for the 4th EJCOA International, to be held at Forest Hall Social Club, Errington Terrace, Palmersville, Newcastle upon Tyne NE12 9DQ. Dates: 24-28 October, 2022. IM […]

Report on 2022 Congress

Thanks to the generous financial support of various sponsors, including The Chess Trust, The English Federation, The Friends of Chess, Northumberland Chess Association, Northumbria Junior Chess Association and an anonymous donor, the 2022 Northumbria Masters Congress took place successfully from 26-30 August at St. Mary’s Catholic School, Newcastle upon Tyne NE7 7PE. This sponsorship was […]

Food & drink near Northumbria Masters venue

Players and spectators at the Northumbria Masters Congress can find various shops and eating/drinking establishments within easy walking distance of the venue, St. Mary’s Catholic School, Benton Park Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE7 7PE. Lidl supermarket, 1 Benton Park Rd, South Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne NE7 7LXDirections: from St Mary’s Catholic School: Turn left from […]

Revised schedule for Major & Minor

There is important information for participants in the Major and Minortournaments at this year’s Northumbria Masters Congress. These 2 tournaments will now take place over seven rounds, on threeand a half days (Friday 26 August to Monday 29 August), notthe nine rounds over four and a half days originally planned. This is to help players […]