2024 3rd Annual Gosforth Summer Blitz Festival

Our Blitz festival will run over 5 rounds, entry fee for each round will be £5 (£.2.50 under 18's).  There will be nightly prizes in the following section:

  • Open: 1st & 2nd
  • Under 1900*: 1st & 2nd
  • Under 1600*: 1st & 2nd
  • Top U18 prize

Your top 3 scores will count for the overall summer championship. In addition the top Gosforth player becomes the club's

2023 quick play champion!!!!!

Dates of the event are:

  • Round 1: April 22nd
  • Round 2: May 20th
  • Round 3: June 17th
  • Round 4: July 15th
  • Final round: August 19th

All rounds have a time control of 5 minutes with 5 seconds increments per move each. 

Entries are accepted via email at enquires@gosforthchessclub.co.uk before the night and a pay on the door cash only policy. 

* April' ECF OTB Blitz grading shall be used for the entire summer festival.  Players who do not have a blitz rating then the following will be used in this order: Rapid, Standard then estimated rating by tournament organiser.  

** Only one prize can be won by any individual

*** a half point byes can be requested for one round upon entering the event

Find us on Monday nights after 7pm at the Gosforth Empire Club 32-34 Salters Rd, Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne NE3 1DX, UK

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