Online entry now open for our next NJCA event at Dame Allan’s on Saturday 2nd March 2019. All abilities welcome!
Our next Congress takes place at St Mary’s Church Hall in Ponteland on Saturday 17th November.
Online entry is now available for our first event of the season, the NJCA NPS Congress on Saturday 20th October, 10am to 4pm.
Entries as at 8pm on 19/10/18: Entry List
This event also offers the opportunity for your child to qualify for London Junior Chess Classic if they achieve the required number of points. The LJCC takes place in London with U8s on 29th\30th December, U10s on 15th\16th December and U12s on 28th to 30th December. For more information please see ljcc.co.uk. If you wish to be considered eligible for qualification please tick the appropriate box on the entry form.
We are also relaunching the NJCA Grand Prix and holding the charity’s AGM at this event!
Congratulations to all who took part in the Megafinal on Saturday 12th May! At the bottom of this post is a link to the provisional results with Gigafinal qualifiers highlighted in red.
The Northern Gigafinal takes place on 14th and 15th July in Manchester. Our results are being passed to the National Organisers who will then update their website. Once this has been done (please allow a few days) entries for the Gigafinal can be made at https://www.delanceyukschoolschesschallenge.com/gigafinals-2018/
Please note: The Megafinal is officially a UK Chess Challenge event, with the NJCA providing the volunteers. If you have any queries please contact the UKCC organiser Tim Wall at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Final Results: Megafinal Rankings
The next NJCA Congress takes place this Saturday, 24th February, at Dame Allans Junior School (10am to 4pm)
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: http://foresthallchess.org.uk/7-gms-12-ims-northumbria-masters/
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
We are very lucky that the ECF is holding the Northern Junior Chess Championships in our area this year.
It will take place on 17th and 18th February at Excelsior Academy.