Grandmaster Training and Last Chance Saloon

Please note: The Grandmaster Training part of this event is organised by Forest Hall Chess Club not the NJCA

Dear all,

This year’s Last Chance Saloon for the Delancey UK Chess Challenge will be held on Saturday 13th May at Forest Hall Ex-Servicemen’s Institute, and hosted by Forest Hall Chess Club.

Entry fees of £8 per player can be submitted in the usual way, via this website.

The Last Chance Saloon is for Under 11s only, as all children 11 years and older can enter the MegaFinal on May 20 directly without pre-qualification.

The Last Chance Saloon will take place from 2pm to 6pm, and consist of 7 rounds. The exact format will be determined based on the numbers of entries on the day.

As part of the day’s activities, Forest Hall Chess Club is also hosting a combined Grandmaster Training session for junior and adult players, led by three experienced coaches: Grandmaster Daniel Gormally, myself and Mike Smith. The theme will be: “How to Calculate Tactics”

This will run from 11:30am to 1:30pm, and will be open to chess players of all ages and abilities. Cost is £10 per player.

Entries for the Grandmaster Training are being taken by Mike Smith:

By email: mikesmith41@yahoo.co.uk
By telephone: 07717 718 761

I look forward to seeing a good turnout for both the Last Chance Saloon and Grandmaster Training.

Yours sincerely,

Tim Wall
Northumbria Coordinator
Delancey UK Chess Challenge
Tel: 0750 372 2366

Happy New Year!

We would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

There are a few chess events coming up over the next couple of months:

Saturday 14th January: NJCA RGS Congress (Enter Online Now!)

Saturday 4th February: EPSCA U11 School Team Zonal Round (see your school chess teacher for more info)

Saturday 18th March: NJCA Dame Allans Congress (Provisional)