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Event Information

2022 Northumbria Chess Masters

DATES:

August 26-30, 2022

VENUE:

St. Mary’s Catholic School, Benton Park Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE7 7PE, UK

EVENTS:

The Congress includes:

Two 9-round Swiss tournaments over four and a half days:

  1. Northumbria Masters Open (open to all, eligible for title norms, FIDE- and ECF-rated);
  2. Northumbria Challengers (Under 2000 FIDE, FIDE- and ECF-rated);

Two 7-round Swiss tournaments over three and a half days:

3. Northumbria Major (Under 1750 ECF, ECF-rated);
4. Northumbria Minor (Under 1500 ECF, ECF-rated)

Two title norm, FIDE-rated all-play-all tournaments over four and a half days:

5. GM Norm Tournament for 10 players;
6. IM Norm Tournament for 10 players

One-Day Junior Rapidplay tournament (26 August):

7. Five-round, ECF-rated Junior Rapidplay for players aged under 18 on 1/1/2022.

Prizes and Entry Fees

Northumbria Masters Open
(26-30 August)

Prize fund: £3,000
  • 1st £1,000
  • 2nd £600
  • 3rd £400
  • 4th £300
  • 5th £200
  • 6th £100
  • Top female player £100
  • Top Under 18 (on Jan 1, 2022) £100
  • Top 60+ Veteran player (on Jan 1, 2022) £100
  • Rating prize: <2200+ £100
  • Adult Entry Fees: 2000+ £80, <2000 £100
  • Juniors Entry Fee (For players aged under 18 on Jan 1, 2022): £50
  • FIDE Masters Entry Fee: £50
  • GMs, IMs, WGMs, WIMs: Free

Northumbria Challengers (Under 2000 FIDE)
(26-30 August)

Prize fund: £925

  • 1st £400
  • 2nd £200
  • 3rd £100
  • Top female player £75
  • Top Under 18 player (on Jan 1, 2021) £75
  • Top 60+ Veteran player (on Jan 1, 2021) £75
  • Adults Entry Fee: £50
  • Juniors Entry Fee (For players aged under 18 on Jan 1, 2022): £30

Major (for players rated Under 1750 ECF)
(26-29 August)

Prize fund: £775

  • 1st £300
  • 2nd £150
  • 3rd £100
  • Top female player: £75
  • Top Under 18 player (on Jan 1, 2021) £75
  • Top 60+ Veteran player (on Jan 1, 2021) £75
  • Adults Entry Fee: £40
  • Juniors Entry Fee (For players aged under 18 on Jan 1, 2022): £25

Northumbria Minor (for players rated under 1500 ECF)
(26-29 August)

Prize fund: £775

  • 1st £300
  • 2nd £150
  • 3rd £75
  • Top female player: £75
  • Top Under 18 player (on Jan 1, 2022): £75
  • Top 60+ Veteran player (on Jan 1, 2022) £75
  • Adults Entry Fee: £40
  • Juniors Entry Fee (For players aged under 18 on Jan 1, 2022): £25

One-Day Junior Rapidplay (for players aged under 18 on 1/1/2022)
(26 August)

Prize fund: £300

  • 1st £100
  • 2nd £50
  • Top female player £50
  • Top Under 14 (on 1/1/2022) £50
  • Top Under 10 (on 1/1/2022) £50
  • Other prizes will depend on entries
  • Entry Fee: £15

Playing Schedules

All four-and-a-half-day, 9-round tournaments:
GM & IM All-Play-Alls, Masters Open & Challengers

Register 09:00-16:30, Friday 26 August
Round 1 18:30, Friday 26 August
Round 2 10:00, Saturday 27 August
Round 3 15:00, Saturday 27 August
Round 4 10:00, Sunday 28 August
Round 5 15:00, Sunday 28 August
Round 6 10:00, Monday 29 August
Round 7 15:00, Monday 29 August
Round 8 10:00, Tuesday 30 August
Round 9 15:00, Tuesday 30 August
Prizegiving 19:30, Tuesday 30 August

All three and a half day, 7-round tournaments:
Major & Minor

Round 1 Fri 26 August, 6:30pm
Round 2 Sat 27 August, 10am
Round 3 Sat 27 August, 3pm
Round 4 Sun 28 August, 10am
Round 5 Sun 20 August, 3pm
Round 6 Mon 29 August, 10am
Round 7 Mon 29 August, 3pm
Prizegiving: Mon 29 August, 7:30pm

Junior Rapidplay Playing Schedule:

Register by: 10:00, Friday 26 August
Round 1: 10:30, Friday 26 August
Round 2: 11:45, Friday 26 August
Round 3: 13:00, Friday 26 August
Round 4: 14:15, Friday 26 August
Round 5: 15:30, Friday 26 August
Prizegiving: 16:45, Friday 26 August

How to get to St. Mary’s Catholic School:

The school’s address is:

St. Mary’s Catholic School
Benton Park Road
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE7 7PE

By Air: St. Mary’s is 7 miles from Newcastle International Airport.

By Train: Newcastle is 3 hours from London and 1.5 hours from Edinburgh.

By Car: St. Mary’s is 3.5 miles from Junction 77 (Kenton) of the A1(M), and 3.7 miles from the Tyne Bridge.

By Metro: St. Mary’s is 0.3 miles from Longbenton Metro station (on the Yellow Line from Central Station).

Time controls:

ALL-PLAY-ALLS, MASTERS OPEN, CHALLENGERS, MAJOR & MINOR: All moves in 90 minutes, plus 30 seconds per move.

JUNIOR RAPIDPLAY: All moves in 20 minutes, plus 10 seconds per move.

Congress Regulations:

1.      Masters Open/Challengers players should a) be Gold/Platinum ECF members, b) be members of another national federation or c) pay a £11 Pay-to-Play fee.
2.      Major/Minor players should a) be ECF Silver members or above; or b) pay a £11 Pay-to-Play fee. Junior Rapidplay players should a) be ECF Junior Silver members or above; or b) pay a £6 Pay-to-Play fee.
3.      For the Masters Open and Challengers, FIDE Standard Play Ratings will be used.
4.      For the Major and Minor, ECF Standard Play ratings will be used.
5.      July 2022 FIDE & ECF ratings determine sections and rating prizes. (August 2021 FIDE and ECF ratings will be used for pairing only.)
6.      Players may be moved to a different section at the organiser’s discretion.
7.      Entrants after August 16 will be charged a £10 late fee.
8.      Players normally win only one prize. Prizes may be adjusted based on entries. Prizes will be shared, no tie-breaks will be used.
9.      Age categories are as of January 1, 2022.
10.    Players may take up to 3 half-point byes for Rounds 1-6 if requested before Rd. 1
11.    The default time is 30 minutes.
12.    All players should register by email to: timpeterwall@gmail.com or in person on Friday 26th August by 4:30pm.