Support the DCCA Congress!

From Mick Riding:

I am organising the Durham Chess Congress for May 1-3, 2020, at the Mercure Hotel in Darlington. More will follow on this. For now I’d be delighted if you could (please) support our bid for some funding from the Venator initiative. Link below. You can vote three times (for us, so that’s please please please!) but obviously support any initiative you think worthwhile.

Click here to vote!

If we win a prize the money will go towards increased prizes and/or securing the basis for the 2021 Congress.

Voting closes 29 November. Please share with club members and encourage support to help ensure we have two nailed on weekend congresses on our door step from 2020 and beyond.

Konst Delidimoudis 1-0 John Findlay
Brian Towers 1-0 Philip Brooks
Dave Patterson 1-0 Tony Shires
Ben Wood ½-½ Andy Proudfoot
Stan Johnson 1-0 Sean Gardiner

Thursday 7th November 2019

A junior tournament is to be held at Coxhoe Village Hall on Saturday 23rd November. All juniors are welcome – no previous tournament experience is necessary. For details contact Douglas Smith – 0191 3863027 or

Ben Snodgrass 1-0 Jonathan Sams
Nick Woodruff 0-1 Richard Harris
Thaison Chant 1-0 Bob Donner
Elias Hakimi 0-1 Garry Hewitt
John Smith 0-1 Liam Bellwood

Monday 4th November 2019

L. Blood 0-1 N. Hall
J. Stuart 0-1 S. J. Hall
P. Freeman 1-0 B. Edgar
J. Reddington 1-0 D. Peardon
I. Hunter 0-1 F. Stobbart

Tuesday 5th November 2019

Peter Smith 1-0 Andrew Robinson
Rob Berry 0-1 Kevin Cox
Bryan J Bainbridge ½-½ Peter Wells
Ken Smith ½-½ Asa Bayram
Chris Clynes ½-½ Alex Johnson

Monday 4th November 2019

Rounds 1 and 2 will be held at Darlington Chess Club on Tuesday 12th November , starting at 7.15 p.m.

We’ve just been given the sad news that Keith Smith has passed away in hospital earlier this morning. We will post another message when we know more about the funeral arrangements.