University Of Northampton

An interior view of Lobby 

Hosted in the Creative hub - Town Hall space

Getting here


University of Northampton
Waterside Campus, University Dr, Northampton NN1 5PH, United Kingdom

(Hosted in the Creative hub)

By train

Northampton Railway Station is one hour by train from both London Euston and Birmingham New Street.  

Then to catch a Bus visitors should walk to the Drapery and catch the 19/19A service to Waterside or you can walk to the campus.


1 Pound cash all day parking in car park 4 is available at Waterside Campus. Please use the following postcode NN4 8RR. (Access Via New South Bridge Road Only as Park Avenue has Bollards).
Download the RingGo app to pay and avoid queues (additional fees apply)


You can walk to campus via their footbridge which connects with Becket’s Park. It’s a 5 – 10 minutes walk from the town centre.

Congress details 27th - 28th April 2024 

5 rounds to be played, 3 on Saturday and 2 on Sunday.
The time control will be 60m+30s per move. There is an option to take 2 half point buys, not including the final round.



(1) 10.30am to 1.30pm

(2) 2.00pm to 5.00pm

(3) 5.30pm to 8.30pm


(4) 11.00am to 2pm

(5) 2.30pm to 5.30pm

English Chess Federation Membership Requirement - if you are ENGLISH then you MUST BE A Gold or Platinum member to play.

If you are already registered with another FIDE nation (not ENG) then there is no ECF membership requirement.

Entry fee £50
Enter Here

Pay for your entry here

FIDE and ECF Rated sections Prizes
Please note - Sections have been updated since FIDE rating changes march 2024.

In the U2400 and U2000 sections -

1st - £150

2nd £75

Rating Prize £80

Under 1700

1st - £120

2nd - £60

Rating prize £60

Other prizes -

Best performing female (Points scored) £60

Prizes will be shared in the results of a tie.