Entries by Tim

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 should write to Tim Wall, […]

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 been taken up, entries will […]

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 of August 3, a total […]

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, To ensure your place in […]

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 late well-known arbiter John Robinson […]

2021 Northumbria Masters Entry Form Published

We are very pleased to announce that the Northumbria Masters is back, and is one of the first major UK events helping to restart over-the-board chess this year as we gradually recover from the Covid-19 pandemic. The entry form for the 2021 Northumbria Masters Congress has now been published, and can be downloaded here: https://northumbriamasters.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Northumbria-Masters-Aug-2021-Entry-Form-180521.pdf […]

2021 Northumbria Masters: 26-30 August – Entry forms soon

Final preparations are underway for the announcement that the 2021 Northumbria Masters will be going ahead on Thursday 26th to Monday 30 August at a brand new venue, the Marriott MetroCentre in Gateshead. Final details are still being worked out with the hotel, which is currently gearing up for the next stage in the easing […]

Chess is coming home… to Newcastle!

For its second reborn edition, the Northumbria Masters left the famous Chillingham Arms to move to a bigger venue – remaining a major hit. “I’m coming home, Newcastle, Ye can keep yer London wine, I’d walk the streets all day all neet, For a bottle o’ the River Tyne. I’m coming home, Newcastle, I wish […]

Novotel Newcastle Airport: What you need to know

The superb new venue for the 2019 Northumbria Masters – Novotel Newcastle Airport, Ponteland Lane, Kenton, Newcastle upon Tyne NE3 3HZ – is situated just 400 metres from the A1 motorway and is 5 miles from Newcastle train station. Please note: Although the hotel is Novotel Newcastle Airport, in fact it is 3.2 miles from […]

‘Secrets from Russia’ – Talk by GM Alex Raetsky

You are cordially invited to a special lecture by Russian Grandmaster Alex Raetsky at Forest Hall Chess Club on Friday 30 August, from 7pm-10pm. GM Alex Raetsky, a highly acclaimed chess coach and author, is in Newcastle for the Northumbria Masters (at Novotel Newcastle Airport, 23-27 August). The lecture – ‘Chess Secrets from Russia‘ – will be aimed at club players […]