Because of the current problems with over-the-board games, the NCA has decided to organise an online competition to allow local players to compete against each other at a standard play time rate.
There are three sections:
- Under 2000 ECF rating
- Under 1700 ECF rating
Players must be current or former residents of Northumberland or Durham. They must also be ECF members at Supporter level or above.
The competition has 7 rounds, starting 24 October 2020 and finishing by 2 April 2021. Games will be played on lichess at a rate of 60 minutes per game plus a 15 second increment.
For more details, see this document:
For free entry, email firstname.lastname@example.org with the following details. Closing date for entries is 23 October 2020.
- Player name
- ECF membership number
- Email address
- Telephone (optional)
- Lichess handle
- Section entered
UPDATE 7 November 2020:
Pairings and results are now available on Chess Results – click on the relevant section next to “Tournament selection”.