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Latest ECF Grades & FIDE Ratings to be used in Northumbria Masters events

The July 2019 ECF Grades and the August 2019 FIDE ratings will be used to determine which sections players are eligible for in the 2019 Northumbria Masters. While the Northumbria Masters tournament is open to all players, this rule applies to the Challengers (Under 2050 FIDE & Under 180 ECF) […]

Junior bursaries for Northumbria Masters

Thanks to the John Robinson Youth Chess Trust, there are a total of 20 bursaries available for players under the age of 18 on August 23, 2019 – 10 for players in the Masters, and 10 for players in the Challengers (Under 2050) or Major (Under 1825). To be eligible […]

Donchenko vies for double

21-year-old German Grandmaster Alexander Donchenko is vying to to win the Northumbria Masters for the second year running. Donchenko, who won the 2018 Northumbria Masters with 7/9 in a strong field of 50 players (average rating: 2215) currently faces four other GMs (England’s Danny Gormally, Russia’s Alexander Raetsky, Ukraine’s Andrey […]

All welcome at 2019 Masters

I am writing to invite you to play in the 2019 Northumbria Masters – some for the first time, and some hopefully for an enjoyable second visit. You will all be very welcome!Last year, the 2018 Northumbria Masters was a great success, featuring a very strong field of 7 GMs and 11 […]

4 GMs coming to Newcastle

GMs Vojtech Plat (CZE), Danny Gormally (ENG), Andrey Maksimenko (UKR) and Alexander Raetsky (RUS) and are the first grandmasters to confirm their entry in the 2019 Northumbria Masters, to be held at Novotel Newcastle Airport, Newcastle upon Tyne, on 23-27 August.