Get your entry in if you haven’t already done so!
This tournament will take place this Sunday at Forest Hall Chess Club. The entry form plus more details are available for download as a pdf here.
This is a closed championship so entries are restricted to players who are members of Northumberland Chess Association clubs or who live in Northumberland. The overall winner will be the Northumberland Rapidplay champion. There will be 6 rounds and the rate of play is 20+10.
ENTRY FEE: £10, Juniors (U18) £8 if received by Friday 6th December, otherwise £12 if received before the Sunday and £15 on the day.
Prizes: Champion: £100, 2nd £50, 3rd £25.
Major Champion (130-160 ECF) £50, 2nd £20.
Minor Champion (Under 130) £50, 2nd £20
ROUND TIMES: Round 1 – 11.00; Round 2 – 12.10; Round 3 – 13.20 Round 4 – 14.30; Round 5 – 15.40; Round 6 – 16.50
ECF membership required: You need to be at least a bronze member, although if you are playing league chess then you should already be a bronze member.
Grading: This will be ECF graded. The entry form also mentions FIDE rating but since the deadline for FIDE registration is today and it doesn’t appear on the FIDE website, I suspect it won’t be.