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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. 1) A Stronger Northumbria Masters Tournament, With More Title Norm Opportunities There is now a minimum rating requirement of […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

St. Mary's Catholic School, Newcastle - The Northumbria Masters venue

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 […]

St. Mary's Catholic School, Newcastle - The Northumbria Masters venue

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]