Scarborough Fair! It's easy to see why the Scarborough Congress has become one of the most popular in the calendar. Last Saturday morning provided a clear and sunny sky and a bracing walk to the venue for round 2.

Travail Pursuit #68: The Scarborough Express

Last weekend the North Yorkshire resort of Scarborough became a chess mecca with over 300 chess players descending on the Spa Centre in the town’s South Bay area. Of course the majority ... Continue Reading →
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Scarborough Chess Congress

The 41st Scarborough Chess Congress took place in the Spa Complex, South Bay, Scarborough, from Friday 20th October to Sunday 22nd October 2017. The winner of the Open was creator of ... Continue Reading →
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Chris Bak at the Reykjavik Open Part 3

In March I played in my first (and hopefully not last!) international tournament: the Reykjavik Open in Iceland. I strongly recommend this tournament to chess players of any strength. ... Continue Reading →
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Chris Bak at the Reykjavik Open Part 2

In March I played in my first (and hopefully not last!) international tournament: the Reykjavik Open in Iceland. I strongly recommend this tournament to chess players of any strength. ... Continue Reading →
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12th 4NCL Congress Harrogate – 6th-8th Jan 2017

12th 4NCL Congress Harrogate – 6th-8th Jan 2017 The 4NCL are bringing another of their high quality congresses to Yorkshire. This one is taking place over five rounds on Friday ... Continue Reading →
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Chris Bak at the Reykjavik Open Part 1

In March I played in my first (and hopefully not last!) international tournament: the Reykjavik Open in Iceland. I strongly recommend this tournament to chess players of any strength. ... Continue Reading →
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Hull Rapidplay – 27th November

Hull Rapidplay – 27th November 2016 Hull are hosting a one-day rapidplay tournament on Sunday 27th November at the Lawns Centre, University of Hull, Cottingham HU16 4RE. The venue ... Continue Reading →
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Simon Ansell Simul at Harrogate – 4th December

Simon Ansell Simul at Harrogate – 4th December Harrogate Chess Club are pleased to confirm York-based International Master Simon Ansell will be giving a simultaneous exhibition ... Continue Reading →
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2016 Scarborough Chess Congress Preview

2016 Scarborough Chess Congress Preview There is still time to enter this year’s Scarborough Chess Congress! The largest Congress in the country takes place between 21st-23rd ... Continue Reading →
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Hull Grandmaster Challenge 2016 – Luke McShane

Hull Grandmaster Challenge 2016 Sunday June 5th 2016 saw the 3rd Hull Grandmaster Challenge following two successful events in 2014 and 2015 against Gawain Jones and David Howell respectively. ... Continue Reading →