Newcastle Chess Festival Events

Newcastle Chess Festival

There are 2 public events on Tuesday 13 February that everyone is invited to:

1) Grandmaster Simultaneous Display, with Northumberland’s very own GM Danny Gormally.

Tuesday February 13, 11am-1pm, at the Cafe in Newcastle City Library.

This very nice venue is now confirmed, thanks particularly to Newcastle City Library for hosting this fantastic event!

Participation is open to everyone, so why not come along and play against the reigning English Rapidplay Champion?

To play is free, but donations of £5 are welcome, with all proceeds going to help with the Northumbria Chess Masters, which starts the very next day, Wed 14 February, at The Chillingham Arms:


2) Grandmaster Coaching: An Evening with Russian GM Alexander Raetsky.

Tuesday February 13, 7pm-10pm, Forest Hall Ex-Servicemen’s Institute, 26 Crescent Way North, Forest Hall NE12 9AR.

Open to players of all ages and abilities. Cost: £10 per person (£7 for Under 18s, Senior Citizens, students, unwaged.)
Improve your game with highly experienced Russian Grandmaster, FIDE Trainer and chess author Alexander Raetsky.

To book your place in the GM Simul and GM Coaching, please contact Tim Wall at:

Tel: 0750 372 2366

Please note: These events are not organized by the NJCA