Entries by Tim

Thanks to Northumbria Masters sponsors

We would like to thank the sponsors of the 2022 Northumbria Masters Congress for their generous support. These include: The Chess Trust The Chess Trust is a charitable fund established by the English Chess Federation in 2015 with the following aims: ♦  The advancement of amateur sport by promoting the study and practice of chess […]

North East players take on GMs & IMs in All-Play-Alls

Three young North East players, James Moreby, Yichen Han and Max Turner, will take on GMs and IMs in the Northumbria Masters All-Play-Alls over the Bank Holiday weekend of 26-30 August. The games will be broadcast live on Chess24, Lichess and Chess.com. The full lineup for the GM norm tournament is here: http://chess-results.com/tnr657358.aspx?lan=1 GM Mark […]

Accommodation options in Newcastle

Here is a list of hotels and guest houses for your stay in Newcastle during the Northumbria Masters on 26-30 August, 2022. When booking, always check the distance and transport connections to our venue, St. Mary’s Catholic School, Benton Park Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE7 7PE. Please note: Inclusion on this list does not constitute a […]

2022 Northumbria Masters entry forms now available

The entry forms for the various 2022 Northumbria Masters events are now available for download here: It is also downloadable via the ECF Calendar here: https://www.englishchess.org.uk/event-calendar/#event=71359622;instance=20220826183000?popup=1 We have a brand new venue for the 2022 Northumbria Masters: St Mary’s Catholic School, Benton Park Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE7 7PE The school is situated in a […]

3rd EJCOA Invitational @The Chess Centre, Ilkley, 23-27 Feb 2022

The 3rd EJCOA Invitational will take place at The Chess Centre, 8, Crescent Court, Brook Street, Ilkley, West Yorkshire LS29 8DE. This is a dedicated 24/7, high-quality chess facility hosting tournaments, matches, club events and training. The Invitational includes an IM norm tournament and a Youth Training Tournament. 3rd EJCOA Invitational IM Norm Tournament The […]

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

The 2nd EJCOA Forest Hall IM & Youth all-play-all tournaments will be held at Forest Hall Social Club, Errington Terrace, Palmersville, Newcastle upon Tyne NE12 9DQ, on 17-21 December, 2021. The IM norm all-play-all lineup is: 1 IM Matthew Wadsworth (ENG) 2 IM David Eggleston (ENG)3 IM Neil Bradbury (ENG)4 FM Maciej Czopor (POL)5 FM […]

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 Newcastle upon Tyne, Yorkshire and […]

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 by two 22-year-olds: Ravi Haria […]

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 hotel in Gateshead, Tyne & […]

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 like to bring to your […]