Could all players who want to enter the 2021-22 South Shields club championships email Brian Towers before 14th October, please? If we have enough entries we will run two separate competitions, an open section for the Stanley Johnson trophy and a rating limited section with a cut-off depending on entries but likely to be in the region of 110 to 120 in old money. If your rating is likely to be below this level then please indicate on your entry if you want to enter the Open.
Hopefully by 14th October the Northumberland Chess Association league fixtures will have been published and we can pick dates for championship rounds. Games will be ECF rated (unless there are major objections) so please also make sure you renew / take out ECF membership at Bronze level or above.