Cheques/postal orders should be made payable to Heywood Chess Congress. Any donations towards the running of the Congress would be greatly appreciated. If acknowledgement is required, please enclose a stamped addressed envelope.

 Entries should be sent to:

Bill O’Rourke, 101 Queens Park Road, Heywood, Lancs. OL10 4JR. e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Closing date for postal entries postmarked Monday 10th June 2019, late entries are subject to a surcharge of £3, On line entries taken until Friday 14th June at 1800hrs.



Located around 3 miles from Rochdale and Bury in Heywood town centre, A58 Church St. and Hornby St. junction.

By road: Direct access from M62 Junction 19 or M66 Junction 2. A58 road from Bury or Rochdale, A6045/6046 from Manchester. Lots of free parking is available next to the centre with spaces reserved for disabled users.

By rail and tram: Metrolink from Bury and Rochdale provide links to all areas – Lancashire, Merseyside, West Yorkshire and the Inter-City network.

By bus: Frequent bus services connect Heywood with the surrounding areas of Rochdale, Bury, Oldham, Manchester and Bolton. Local Bus / Rail enquiries -Tel: 0161 228 7811.

Catering and bar Meals will be available during Saturday and Sunday. Hot drinks and snacks will also be available. The bar will be open during normal licensing hours. Smoking - will not be allowed in any of the playing area.

To download and print the entry form go here or to enter on line go to the menu.