Tyne and Wear Congress 2014 Held at the Parks Leisure Centre
Congratulations to Paul Bielby who scored 3.5/5 in the Open section and took the Seniors prize .
Also to Eddie Czestochowski who scooped £50 for second place in the under 135
Eddie had 4/4 and a dominating position in his last round game but lost on time .
Our First Match of the Durham Season begins with a win .
Bishop Auckland 1-4 South Shields
Wins by Bielby , McGuinness , Czestochowski .
Draws from Patterson and Gunasekera .
If you are looking for more chess why not enter the Northumberland County Championship competitions .
Feeling brave ? the Zollner , an open with a strong field .
The Sell under 170 grade
The Gilroy under 140 grade .
Details are available on the Northumbria Chess League website . Basically you play 7 games or so (one per month ) at a mutually convenient time and venue .
Entry is free and you have until 11 October to enter