24th South Lakes Congress 2022

prize winners


Thanks go to the team of Dave Cole, Trevor Blower and Janet Blower for the successfull running of the South Lakes Congress in Barrow-in-Furness on the 3rd to the 5th weekend in June 2022. It was a great venue and will hopefully get repeated next year as it got many happy players with the congress venue and running. Prize list is above and a complete results list has been added.

Thanks also go to Andy Butterworth who with Maggie was awarded a long service gift of a cumbria crystal chess set, with flowers for Maggie. Andy provides the equipment and the bookstall(Chess Direct) and is retiring soon.

 Address The Forum, 28 Duke Street Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria, LA14 1HH
 The Forum, Barrow-in-Furness(exterior-right and interior-left) -parking free sunday and friday night but small fee saturday in car park (details https://www.barrowbc.gov.uk/residents/transport-and-streets/car-parking-services/car-parks-map/, important note-the portland walk car park is locked up at 6:30 pm, food and bar facilities.  
 The bookstall and Cumbria Chess Association banner from 2022
  The players in the playing hall 24th South Lakes Congress 2022


For entry form pdf (link removed)-Congress has been moved to The Forum Arts Centre, Barrow in Furness on the weekend of the 3rd, 4th & 5th June 2022.


2019 Results: Prize Winners ,  Tables (Note - provisional -  please send corrections to Trevor if errors are spotted with the email address trevor.blower@talktalk.net  )

2018 Results: Prize Winners , Tables 

2017 Results: Prize Winners  ,  Tables  , Photos

The South Lakes Congress won the English Chess Federations Congress of the Year for 2014-2015   - (note as well as year 2007-2008).


the results from previous South Lakes Congresses can be found here- (note- all photos on this site, apart from the two above , are from the older venues)

Results 2007

Results 2008

Results 2009

Results 2010(Photos and Roll of Honour)-note some photos have been removed due to their poor quality-I humbly apologise if it was you in the photo

Results 2011 , -(Photos and Roll of Honour), Best Game of Tourney

Results 2012 , Roll of Honour , (Photos by Brendan O'Gorman)-on his site

Results 2013, Roll of Honour, (Photos by Brendan O'Gorman)-on his site

Results 2014, Roll of Honour

Results 2015, Roll of Honour

Results 2016Roll of Honour

Thanks go to Barrow Club members Trevor Blower and Dave Cole for organising the event very well and efficiently as usual.

Pictures from the 2008 congress:-

(above)The empty playing hall in the Cumbria Grand Hotel.

(above)The playing hall with competitors ready to play.

(above)Dave Cole, one of the organisers of the event.

(above)Stewart Haslinger-the winner of the Open receiving an award from Trevor Blower, another of the organisers.