The South Lakes Congress is postponed

South Lakes Congress 5-7th June 2020

The South Lakes Chess Congress (SLC) has been postponed for the foreseeable future due to the Coronavirus outbreak. We have been monitoring the situation in the hope that the situation would improve, but the UK government's action on prohibiting events and gatherings has meant we have reluctantly to postpone the event. 

When the situation improves we will assess if the SLC can be held in future months and will keep you informed. 

Thank you for your support.

Keep safe and we hope to see you soon.

The South Lakes Chess Congress organisers

. For Photos page from 2017 click here. For entry form pdf click here(link removed).


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

2018 Results: Prize Winners , Tables 

2017 Results: Prize Winners  ,  Tables  , NEW -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 and the ones above the 2017 results, are from the old venue)

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.