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Entries welcome for 2nd EJCOA Forest Hall IM & Youth Events

Entries are being accepted for the 2nd EJCOA Forest Hall IM & Youth all-play-all tournaments, to be held at Forest Hall Social Club, Errington Terrace, Palmersville, Newcastle upon Tyne NE12 9DQ, on 17-21 December, 2021. Entry to the IM Norm Tournament costs £150 for norm seekers, and entry to the […]

1st EJCOA Forest Hall Invitational, 25-29 October

We are pleased to announce the lineups for the 1st EJCOA Forest Hall Invitational, which comprises two 10-player all-play-all tournaments – one for IM, WGM and WIM norms, and the other aimed at promising young players. The tournaments are the first in a regular series of all-play-all events planned in […]

5 title norms at Northumbria Masters

A grand total of five players scored international title norms at the Northumbria Masters Congress, held 26-30 August at the Marriott MetroCentre, Gateshead. The congress was sponsored by Chess in Schools and Communities and the English Chess Federation, plus other chess organisations. The Northumbria Masters GM tournament was won jointly […]

Northumbria Masters: Haria, Harvey & Murphy lead GM norm hunt

Tim Wall 27 August 2021 The 2021 Northumbria Masters Congress was in full swing on Friday 27 August, with a record 212 players playing across a total of six events. The biggest UK chess congress this year, the Northumbria Masters Congress kicked off on Thursday evening at the Marriott MetroCentre […]

Welcome & Guidelines for Northumbria Masters Congress

Dear Northumbria Masters Congress participants, I am writing to you to welcome you to the 2021 Northumbria Masters Congress, which we hope will be an enjoyable and safe experience for everyone in the chess community attending. Covd-19 government regulations Before the Congress begins, there are some common-sense things I would […]

Northumbria Masters Reaches Maximum Capacity, Entries Closed

Thanks to an impressive total of 193 entries for the Masters (Open), Challengers (Under 2000), Major (Under 1750) and Minor (Under 1500) tournaments, we have now reached the maximum capacity for players in the public events at the Marriott MetroCentre. Anyone still wishing to enter any of these public events […]

Update: 167 Entries Received for Congress

NEWS UPDATE: August 5, 2021 – A total of 167 entries have now been received for the Northumbria Masters Congress. Only another 11 places are available for the public events (Masters Open, Challengers Under 2000, Major Under 1750 and Minor Under 1500). Entries To Close Soon Once these places have […]

Latest: 153 Entries for Northumbria Masters Congress

The Northumbria Masters Congress is nearing its capacity of 180 players, and the last two dozen or so places are expected to be filled in the coming days. Once maximum capacity is reached, entries will be closed and players enquiring about entry will be put on a waiting list. As […]

Northumbria Masters: 87 entries so far

Entries for the 2021 Northumbria Masters Congress are coming in rapidly, with a total of 87 players now signed up. With 40 days to go before the Congress, we are on track to reach close to the maximum capacity of 170 players at the venue, the Marriott MetroCentre in Gateshead, […]

Bursaries for English junior players announced

The Northumbria Masters is pleased to announce that the John Robinson Youth Chess Trust has agreed to provide a number of bursaries for players under the age of 21 entering events at this year’s congress. The John Robinson Youth Chess Trust, a registered charity established from the estate of the […]