One week to go for South Shields Blitz!

9 rounds, 5 minutes + 2 second increment, FIDE rated, £10 entry fee, generous prizes (first 3, plus grading prizes plus best junior and best senior), 11 am 3rd July at The Word

Enter by emailing We’ll send you the club’s bank details so you can pay online. Or if you prefer you can pay on the day.

Don’t miss it! Enter now if you haven’t already!

If you have been sheltering from Covid and are tempted but don’t want the added cost of ECF membership note that ECF membership is not required for blitz tournaments whether FIDE rated or not. Now, in the middle of summer, with the sun’s UV light killing off viruses like Covid is a great time to rejoin the chess playing world.