2017-18 Calendar

October 2017

Sat. 14 Oct. – Northumbria Junior Chess Association Congress (and AGM), Newcastle Preparatory School, Clayton Sports Hall, Lambton Road, Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 4DX. 10am-4pm. Entry form: http://www.njca.co/?tribe_events=njca-congress-and-agm-nps

20-22 Oct. – Scarborough Congress, The Ocean Room, Spa Complex, South Bay, Scarborough YO11 2HD. Open, Major, Intermediate, Minor and Foundation events each have a 1st prize of £500. Entry form & website: http://www.scarboroughchesscongress.org.uk/

 27-29 Oct. – Hull Congress, Hymers College, Hull. Entry form: http://www.hullchess.com/documents/2017CONGRESSENTRYFORM.pdf

November 2017

Sat. Nov. 4 – Northumbria Junior Chess Association RGS tournament, Royal Grammar School, Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne. For more info and entries: www.njca.co

11-12 Nov. –  4NCL league weekend. For more info, see: www.4ncl.co.uk

Sun. Nov. 12 – Training with GM Danny Gormally. Forest Hall Ex-Servicemen’s Institute, 26 Crescent Way North NE12 9AR. 11:30am-5:30pm. Contact: Tim Wall, timpeterwall@gmail.com, Entry form: www.foresthallchess.org.uk

Nov. 18-19 British Rapidplay, Leeds. Venue: Craiglands Hotel, Ilkley, West Yorkshire LS29 8RQ Contact: Brent Kitson kitson453@btinternet.com Web: http://www.british-rapidplay.org.uk [MAP]
British Rapidplay Chess – Open/Major/Intermediate/Minor/Junior and Under 11 events.

Sun. Nov. 26 – Northumberland Rapidplay Championships, Forest Hall Ex-Servicemen’s Institute, 26 Crescent Way North NE12 9AR. 11am-5:30pm. 9 rounds, one section for all players. 10 mins plus 5 seconds per move. Contact: Tim Wall, timpeterwall@gmail.com, Entry form: www.foresthallchess.org.uk

December 2017

Dec. 1-10 – London Chess Classic, www.londonchessclassic.com

Sat. Dec. 2 – ECF U11 regional qualifying event, Royal Grammar School, Newcastle. Contact: David Eggleston, email: dje567@hotmail.co.uk For more info and entries: www.njca.co

January 2018

6-7 Jan. – ECF Academy For more info, see: http://englishchess.org.uk/Juniors/

13-14 Jan. – 4NCL league weekend. For more info, see: www.4ncl.co.uk

19-21 Jan. – 4NCL Harrogate FIDE Open. For more info, see: www.4ncl.co.uk

February 2018

Sat. 3 Feb. – EPSCA Regional Championship, RGS Newcastle. Contact: David Eggleston dje567@hotmail.co.uk For more info and entries: www.njca.co

Sun 4 Feb. – Training with GM Danny Gormally. Forest Hall Ex-Servicemen’s Institute, 26 Crescent Way North NE12 9AR. 11:30am-5:30pm. Contact: Tim Wall, timpeterwall@gmail.com Online entry: www.foresthallchess.org.uk

10-11 Feb. –  4NCL league weekend. For more info, see: www.4ncl.co.uk

14-18 Feb. – Northumbria Chess Masters. A 9-round FIDE-rated Open tournament with opportunities for international title norms. Venue: The Chillingham, 86 Chillingham Road, Newcastle NE6 5XL. Contact: Tim Wall, timpeterwall@gmail.com, Online entry form: www.foresthallchess.org.uk

17-18 Feb. Northern Junior Chess Championships, Excelsior Academy, Denton Road
Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE15 6AF. Contact: Julian Clissold Email: julian.clissold@englishchess.org.uk
Sections for Under 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 14, 18 – depending on numbers, the older age group will be under 14 and open sections. Age eligibility at 1st January.

23-25 Feb. – Doncaster Congress. Venue: Hall Cross School, Thorne Road, Doncaster DN1 2HY. Contact: Steve Mann: sjmann@gmx.co.uk Website: http://mannchess.org.uk/doncong.htm

Sat. 24 Feb. – Dame Allan’s Junior Tournament. Contact: David Eggleston, email: dje567@hotmail.co.uk For more info and entries: www.njca.co

March 2018

2-4 Mar. – Durham County Chess Congress, Houghton-le-Spring Sports Centre, Station Road, Houghton-le-Spring DH4 5EF. Contact: Lara Barnes, 34 Beaconsfield St, Blyth, Northumberland NE24 2DP Email: larabarnes@btinternet.com.

17-18 Mar. –  4NCL league weekend. For more info, see: www.4ncl.co.uk

Sat. 24 Mar. – Durham County Junior Chess Championships @ Coxhoe Village Hall,Front Street East, Coxhoe, County Durham DH6 4DB. Mar 24 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm. Contact:  Douglas Smith douglas@djssmith.com

April 2018

6-8 Apr. – Edinburgh Congress, St Thomas of Aquin’s High School, Chalmers Street, Edinburgh. For more info, see: www.chessscotland.com

13-15 Apr. – 4NCL Doncaster FIDE Rated Congress, Holiday Inn, Doncaster. For more info, see: www.4ncl.co.uk

14-15 Apr. – ECF Academy. For more info, see: http://englishchess.org.uk/Juniors/

Sat. 21 Apr. – UK Chess Challenge, Northumbria Last Chance Saloon. Venue: TBC. For more info: www.njca.co and https://www.delanceyukschoolschesschallenge.com/

27-29 Apr. – Forest Hall Chess Congress, Forest Hall Ex-Servicemen’s Institute, NE12 9AR. A 5-round weekend congress with FIDE rated Open, Major (Under 170 ECF), Challengers (Under 135 ECF) and Foundation (Under 100) events. Contact: Tim Wall, timpeterwall@gmail.com, Online entry form: www.foresthallchess.org.uk

May 2018

5-7 May –  4NCL league weekend. For more info, see: www.4ncl.co.uk

Sat. 12 May – Northumbria UK Chess Challenge MegaFinal, Royal Grammar School (Junior), Lambton Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 4RX. Contact: Tim Wall, timpeterwall@gmail.com Entry form: https://www.delanceyukschoolschesschallenge.com/

Sun. 20 May – Training with GM Danny Gormally. Forest Hall Ex-Servicemen’s Institute, 26 Crescent Way North NE12 9AR. 11:30am-5:30pm. Contact: Tim Wall, timpeterwall@gmail.com More info: www.foresthallchess.org.uk

25-27 May – Huddersfield Congress. Contact: Nigel Hepworth nigel@huddersfieldchessclub.co.uk Web: http://congress.huddersfieldchess.org.uk

June 2018

Sun 10 Jun. – NCCU Pennine Cup (Under 16 Teams Jamboree). Venue: Bradford Latvian Club, 5 Clifton Villas, Bradford, West Yorkshire BD8 7BY. Contact: Tim Wall, timpeterwall@gmail.com

 

Sun. 24 Jun.- NE Teams Rapidplay Jamboree – Venue: TBA. Contact: Tim Wall, timpeterwall@gmail.com

July 2018

27 Jul.-5 Aug. – British Chess Championships, Hull City Hall. For more info, contact: The English Chess Federation, The Watch Oak, Chain Lane, Battle, East Sussex TN33 0YD Tel: 01424 775222
Email: office@englishchess.org.uk

August 2018

17-19 Aug. – Chester-le-Street Congress. New venue: Park View School (North Lodge), Lombard Drive, Chester le Street, Co. Durham DH3 4BB. Contact: Tim Wall, timpeterwall@gmail.com Entry form info at: www.foresthallchess.org.uk

September 2018

8-9 Sep. – ECF Academy. For more info, see: http://englishchess.org.uk/Juniors/

28-30 Sep. – Northumberland Congress. The Parks Leisure Centre Howdon Road Royal Quays North Shields NE26 3BL. Contact: David Watson: Email: davidmwatson@blueyonder.co.uk

Web: http://www.northumberlandchesscongress.webs.com