Northern Challengers 2018
Saturday 22nd September
Broadgreen International School
Please note that due to unforeseen circumstances the original venue, The Cunard Building, is now unavailable. The correct venue is as stated above.
Round 1 1000
The final round (round 5) will begin approximately 4pm. Prize giving will be approximately 5pm.
Please aim to arrive as early as possible to anticipate parking delays and registration queries.
There are around 70 dedicated parking spots at the venue. After that it is first come first served with other users of the school. There is plenty of parking nearby.
The nearest train station is Broad Green which is approximately a 20 minute walk to the venue.
Food and refreshments
Hot and cold drinks plus light refreshments will be available at the venue. You are welcome to bring your own food.
Parents / guardians are responsible for their children outside of the playing halls. During the game parents are not allowed in the playing hall. Please arrange a meeting point with your child so that after their game they know where to find you.
Health and safety
Members of the organising team are qualified first aiders.
Members of the organising team will be clearly identifiable as they will be wearing lanyards. Please feel free to approach any of the team with questions and they will be happy to help. Our staff are volunteers working hard to make the day as enjoyable and stress free as possible and we appreciate your help in helping us with that aim.
Running an event such as this is a large undertaking and we would be delighted to receive any offers of help from parents. If you would like to help in any way please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or please speak to one of the team on the day.
These will be published as soon as possible before the start of the next round. Please do not enter the playing hall until you know your opponent and board number. The easiest way to view pairings will be on chess-results.com – more information will be provided on the day.
General rules and grading
This is an ECF rapid play graded event. For the tournament rules and grading please click here
Unfortunately, we do get the odd dispute – particularly amongst the younger children. For 2018 we have published a disputes policy and code of conduct which we encourage you to read here
Please note that it is a condition of entry that parents and children agree to abide by this policy.