March 2019

Online entries are now being accepted for the Northumbria Masters 2019, which will take place at a superb new venue, Novotel Newcastle Airport, on 23-27 August, 2019.

There are 3 FIDE-rated tournaments, each of 9 rounds: Northumbria Masters, Challengers (Under 2050 FIDE, 180 ECF) & Major (Under 1825, 150 ECF). In addition, there is a one-day Junior Rapidplay on Friday 23 August. The total prize fund for all events is £5,100, thanks to generous sponsorship from Capital Bridging Finance Solutions, the English Chess Federation and Northumberland Chess Association. To take advantage of special room rates at Novotel Newcastle Airport (£69 single occupancy, £79 double occupancy) book via:

You can download a copy of the entry form via the ECF website. More info is available from (now live).

Andy Lawson ½-½ Chris Izod
Mick Riding ½-½ Ed Dodds
Mike McBeth 0-1 Andy Trevelyan
John Wheeler ½-½ John Turnock
Ray Devenney 1-0 S Trevelyan

Monday 4th March 2019

Max Turner 1-0 James Moreby
Zheming Zhang 0-1 Andrew Lawson
John Newberry ½-½ Mick Riding
Mike Smith 1-0 Ray Devenney
Mark Younger 0-1 Dave Stebbings

Saturday 2nd March 2019

Ravi Wariyar 1-0 Keith Rockett
Johnny Wall (Jnr) ½-½ Dave Jarema
Ciaran Macdonald ½-½ Steve Burnell
Paul Charlton ½-½ Dave Hair
John Wall (Snr) ½-½ Dennis White

Friday 1st March 2019

Kevin Cox 1-0 Jeff Bentham
Bill Noble 1-0 Roy Perrier
Peter Wells 0-1 Ryan Duff
Alex Johnson 1-0 Morgan French
Asa Bayram 1-0 Matthew Jepon

Thursday 28th February 2019

Brian Towers 1-0 Derek Harris
Kevin Rowden ½-½ Tim Wrigley
Dave Patterson 0-1 James Ross
Konstantinos Decidimonous 1-0 Ian Mackay
Eddie Czestochowski 0-1 Peter Crichton

Friday 1st March 2019