September 2017

The Bulletin contains all the League, Knock-out, County Championship results, as well as topical items of interest. The Editor welcomes all contributions, which will be gratefully acknowledged. See attached subscription form below


Welcome to a brand new season of county championship chess, which promises to be another excellent one judging by the interest that these events continue to generate.

To that end, as we’ve turned into September, entries are now already being accepted for this years’s individual county championship events.

The format for this year will be consistent with previous years – a 7 round Swiss tournament divided into 3 sections:

– Zollner (Open)

– Sell (U170)

– Gilroy (U140).

The closing date for entries will be midnight on Saturday 30th September 2017. The draw for Round 1 will be published on Sunday 1st October.

Entries will be accepted by email (easiest method) or by post.

Email your details to:

or post to:

Kurt Moreby

64 Elmfield Road



to arrive by Saturday 30th September 2017

The NCA Congress is again taking place at the Parks Leisure Centre North Shields over the weekend of 29th September – 1st October. There are four sections so there is something for everyone from the Foundation for the inexperienced to the Open for the top players. Please don’t leave it too late as last year we were oversubscribed. For full details visit the website or email David Watson at

Good luck to everyone entering!

The leading scores at the Chester-le-Street Congress, held 18-20 August, 2017, were:


1st= David Walker (Leam Lane), Charlie Storey (Morpeth) 4; 3rd= Nicholas Tavoularis (Leam Lane), Aditya Munshi 3.5; 5th= Daniel Abrahams (Canada), Mick Riding (Tynemouth) 3.


1st= Robert Dean (Pudsey), Robert Clegg (Huddersfield) 4; 3rd= David Patrick (Halifax), Raymond Gamble (Spondon), William Clinton (Scotland) 3.5; 6th David Hall (Scotland) 3.


1st Vivien Webster (Calderdale) 5; 2nd Paul Freeman (Peterlee) 4; 3rd= Weiming Xu, Sai Kumaar, Brian Dann (all Forest Hall) 3.

There were a total of 53 entries. The event was organised by Tim Wall, with the assistance of Paul Robson. Arbiters were Brian Towers, Tim Wall and Paul Bielby.

Please note: Next year’s Chester-le-Street Congress is planned for August 17-19, 2018.

New venue: Park View School (North Lodge), Lombard Drive, Chester le Street DH3 4BB.