Forest Hall Congress & Blitz!

Forest Hall Chess Club is offering a new style of weekend chess event: The annual Forest Hall Congress (running April 27-29) will now include super-affordable entry fees – and a FIDE-rated Blitz!

Entries are WELCOME up to and including on the day of the congress! No late fees!

The more, the merrier – you can enter simply by registering by email, phone, text or online. Contact Tim Wall: 0750 372 2366 timpeterwall@gmail.com to confirm your entry! 

ONLINE PAYMENTS ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED HERE

Entries so far:

OPEN

1 Tim Wall (206) Forest Hall

2 Max Turner (187 Junior) North East England

3 Yichen Han (185 Junior) Forest Hall

4 Gerald Cohen (172) Aighburth

MAJOR

1 Paul Bielby (South Shields)

2 Stuart Skelsey (Forest Hall)

3 Brian Towers (159) South Shields

4 Robert Clegg (159) Huddersfield

5 John Turnock (157) Jesmond

6 Bill Wilson (151) Hartlepool

7 Peter Harker (147) Hartlepool

8 Jeremy Revell (140) Newcastle Uni

9 John Marsh (139) Leam Lane

10 Paul Richards (137) Morpeth

11 Eddie Czestochowski (131) South Shields

12 Graham Matthews (122) Hartlepool

INTERMEDIATE

1 John Wall (Snr) (134) Forest Hall

2 Kurt Moreby (128) Gosforth

3 Steve Jefferies (126) Durham City

4 Bill Noble (124) Gateshead

5 Stanley Johnson (107) South Shields

6 Kevin Waterman (116) Hartlepool

7 John Lydon (108) Carlisle Austin Friars

8 Chris Franks (108) Yorkshire

9 Morgan French (59, Forest Hall)

FOUNDATION

1 Rob Appleby (99) Leam Lane

2 Ryan Duff (57 Junior) Forest Hall

 

FIDE-RATED BLITZ

(FIDE ratings used below; * indicates ECF grading where no FIDE rating available)

1 Daniel Gormally (2503) Blackthorn 4NCL

2 Tim Wall (2235) Forest Hall

3 James Moreby (1740 Junior)

4 Max Turner (1790 Junior) North East England

5 Gerald Cohen (172*) Aighburth

6 Edward Dodds (1927) Jesmond

7 John Turnock (157*) Jesmond

8 Bill Wilson (151*) Hartlepool

9 Theodoros Vasileiadis (1782) Greece

10 John Wall (Jr) (1552) Forest Hall

11 Jeremy Revell (140*) Newcastle Uni

12 Graham Matthews (122*) Hartlepool

13 Paul Richards (137*) Morpeth

14 Steve Jefferies (126*) Durham City

15 Chris Franks (108*) Yorkshire

16 Morgan French (57*) Forest Hall

 

The entry form can be downloaded here:

180314 Forest Hall Congress 2018 entry form

And is also available on the ECF calendar

We have slashed entry fees to a much more affordable £10 (£9 for Under 18s/Over 65s & Unwaged) for all the weekend tournaments.

(This means of course that we have reduced prizes, too, but we feel that this change will benefit 90 percent of players, so we are keen to give this experiment a try.)

We have also added a FIDE-rated Blitz on Sunday, from 5pm-7pm, after the Classical tournaments finish. This comes after the popular event at The Chillingham in February, which shows there is a keen appetite for such FIDE-rated Blitz tournaments. Hopefully this will be a fun way to round off the weekend!

 

We look forward to seeing you there!

 

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:

CLASSICAL WEEKENDER

Friday 27, Saturday 28 & Sunday 29 April

OPEN

MAJOR (Under 170 ECF)

INTERMEDIATE (Under 135 ECF)

FOUNDATION (Under 100 ECF)

One entry fee: £10 (£9 for Under 18s, Over 65s & unwaged)

Time control: 75 minutes, plus 10 seconds per move

Weekender Timetable:

Round 1 – 7pm Fri

Round 2 – 9:30am Sat

Round 3 – 1pm Sat

Round 4 – 10am Sun

Round 5 – 1:30pm Sun

PLUS:

‘CHESS FOR ALL’ FIDE-RATED BLITZ

Sunday 29 April, 5pm – after the Classical tournaments finish

One section for everyone!

Time control: 5 minutes, plus 2 seconds per move.

Entry fee: £5 (£4 for Under 18s, Over 65s & unwaged)

Please fill in the form below and send to:

Tim Wall, 7 Nixon Terrace, Blyth, Northumberland NE24 3EE

 

ENTRY FORM:

Name:

Tournament(s):

Email:

Club:

ECF Grade:

ECF Silver/Gold/Platinum member (required):

ECF Membership No:

Weekender half-point bye? (Round 1/2/3/4):

Weekender entry fee: £10/£9 (Under 18s, Over 65s, Unwaged):

FIDE-rated Blitz entry fee: £5/£4 (Under 18s, Over 65s, Unwaged):

ALL LATE FEES HAVE BEEN WAIVED TO ENCOURAGE MORE ENTRIES

Donation:

Total enclosed: