July 2019

Change of date! The 2020 Durham County Congress has been moved to 1-3 May, to avoid a clash with 4NCL events.

Mick Riding has reported the good news that the NCCU Individual Championships will be contested at the Congress.

A FIDE-rated blitz tournament was held in South Shields on Saturday 6th July. The event, a great success, attracted 47 entries and the overall winner was David Walker. Eddie Czestochowski has produced an illustrated report.

Tim Wall has accounced that there will be a total of 20 free entries available to juniors at the Northumbria Masters tournaments. To apply, write to Tim at timpeterwall@gmail.com.

At the DCCA AGM in May the Treasurer Keith Smith announced that he was standing down, and a replacement has not yet been found. Is anyone willing to help local chess by taking on this job?