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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 FIDE-rated Youth Training Tournament costs £75.

The IM norm all-play-all lineup is now finalised:

1 IM Matthew Wadsworth (ENG)
2 IM David Eggleston (ENG)
3 IM Neil Bradbury (ENG)
4 FM Maciej Czopor (POL)
5 FM Tom O’Gorman (IRL)
6 FM Jonah Willow (ENG)
7 FM Tarun Kanyamarala (IRL) (2377)
8 FM Yichen Han (NED)
9 FM William Claridge-Hansen (ENG)
10 FM Jonathan Blackburn (WLS)

We expect the IM norm to be 6/9 for all norm seekers, based on the December 2021 FIDE Rating List.

If you are interested in playing in future title norm events, please write to: timpeterwall@gmail.com

IM tournament prizes:
£200, £150, £100
IM tournament time control:
90 minutes for all moves, plus 30 seconds increment per move from move 1.

Youth (Under 25) Training All-Play-All Tournament
Line-up so far:

1 Trisha Kanyamarala (IRL) (2190)
2 Bernard Chan (MAS) (1897)
3 Nicolas Skettos (CYP) (1922)
4 Julie Oh (ENG) (1268)
5 Samuel Parry (ENG) (1812)
6 Ned Carmichael (ENG) (1794)
7 Morgan French (ENG) (1537)
8 Arun Mohindra (ENG) (unrated)
9 TBA
10 TBA

Entries are welcome to the Youth Training Tournament for any player under the age of 25 on 1/1/2021. Please write to timpeterwall@gmail.com to confirm your place.

Youth Training Tournament prizes:
£150, £100, £50
Youth Training Tournament time control:
60 minutes for all moves, plus 30 seconds increment per move from move 1.

Training: Please note – The Youth Training Tournament time control is shorter to allow time for post-game analysis between the players with an ECF Registered Coach, who will be on hand for analysis during all rounds.

Playing schedule (for both tournaments)

R1: Friday 17 December, 6:30pm          

R2: Saturday18 December, 9:00am                  R3: Saturday 18 December, 2:00pm

R4: Sunday 19 December, 11:00am                 R5: Sunday 19 December, 4:00pm

R6: Monday 20 December, 11:00am                R7: Monday 20 December, 4:00pm

R8: Tuesday 21 December, 9:00am                 R9: Tuesday 21 December 2:00pm

The Entry Fee of £75 for the Junior Training Tournament should be paid to:

UK Chess Events Ltd
Barclays Bank Sort Code 20-59-43
Account 2344 1954

For international transfers:
IBAN: GB49 BUKB 205943 2344 1954
SWIFT BIC: BUKB GB22

Accommodation options:

The following hotels, B&Bs and apartments are within easy travelling distance of the venue.

Premier Inn, Edmund Rd, Holystone, Newcastle upon Tyne NE27 0UN
Tel: 0333 321 1338

Apartment at 54, Nicholson Terrace, Palmersville, 2 minutes’ walk from Forest Hall Social Club

The Holystone Bar & Restaurant, Whitley Road, Holystone, Newcastle upon Tyne NE27 0DA

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