The Northumberland Chess Association (NCA) individual championships are open to players who are registered with the NCA and are members of the English Chess Federation (ECF).
There are three sections, each consisting of a seven round tournament with successive rounds typically starting four weeks apart.
- Zollner – no grading limit.
- Sell – ECF grading under 170.
- Gilroy – ECF grading under 140.
Gradings are as in the August 2019 revision of the ECF grading list. Ungraded players who wish to enter a grading-limited section should provide evidence of playing strength when entering.
Entry is free.
To enter, email the following details to email@example.com:
- Section(s) to enter (max 2)
- Email address
- NCA club
Entries must arrive before 5 PM on Sunday 29th September 2019.
The draw for round 1 will be published on Sunday 29th September 2019. Entrants will be sent contact details for their opponent to allow them to arrange their game on a mutually acceptable date.