25th South Lakes Congress 2024 will be held on the 7th,8th and 9th of June

For the entry form with full details click here.

 Address The Forum, 28 Duke Street Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria, LA14 1HH
 The Forum, Barrow-in-Furness(photos are 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


Congress has been moved to The Forum Arts Center, Barrow in Furness in 2022.

Prize Winners Tables Photos
2023 2023  
2022 2022  
2019 2019  
2018 2018  
2017 2017 2017
2016 2016  
2015 2015  
2014 2014  
2013 2013 2013
2012 2012 2012
2011 2011 2011
2010 2010 2010

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


2011 Best Game of Tourney


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.