Clive Waters 1-0 Thomas Eggleston
David Henderson ½-½ Ken Neat
Mick Riding 0-1 Szymon Palucha
John Clarke ½-½ George Gazis
Gary Cornwall 1-0 Mauro Usai

Tuesday 06th October 2015

Can I remind everyone that the County Championship deadline is today. Saturday the third of October, everyone who would like to enter the championship must enter before midnight tonight. Emails should go to

Well done to anyone who took part in this years Northumberland Congress. The winners from each section are:

Foundation – David Foster 7/10
Minor – Joe Chan 4½/5
Major – Gara Kyril 4½/5
Open – Charlie Storey & Daniel Abbas 4/5

Well done to everyone who played. I have attached a list of all the prize winners. Northumberland Congress 2015

Just a reminder to all team captains, when inputting team results please Use full names The system I’m using now is automatic so if you input names like: “J.Blogs” or Joe.B, I won’t be able to process the result.

The 51st Northumberland Congress will be held from Friday 25th to Sunday 27th September 2015. There are 4 sections:

Northumberland Congress Sections

  • Foundation
  • Minor
  • Major
  • Open (FIDE rated)

To enter, please download the form below.

Northumberland Congress Entry Form

Click here to go to the English Chess federation’s website.


The new season of county championship chess has now arrived and entries are now being accepted for this year’s individual county championship events. Closing date for entries is Saturday 3rd October.

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).

Last year all 3 competitions were well contested and ended in exciting finishes. John Boyd was victorious in the Zollner, Chris Wardle won the Sell and Bill Noble has announced his intention to defend his Gilroy crown this season.

This season’s competitions are already shaping up well, so why not enter yourself and get involved in the action!

Entering is a simple process and can be done by email to or by completing the attached entry form and posting to:

Kurt Moreby
64 Elmfield Road

to arrive by Saturday 3rd October 2015.

County Championship Entry Form