2019 Congress

This year's congress took place on 15th and 16th of June 2019 at the Civic Centre in Heywood.

Joe McPhillips Open winner Heywood 2091 CC

Above the 2019 open winner Joe McPhillips (right) congratulated by Bill O'Rourke.


Heywood Chess Congress

Welcome to the website of the Heywood Chess Congress, the English Chess Federation's Congress of the Year for 2014.

The 2019 Heywood Chess Congress took place on 15th and 16th  June 2019 at the Heywood Civic Centre.


Heywood Chess Congress - Sponsors

It is the local sponsors that allow this event to take place - truly magnificent support from Van Leeuwen steel tubes of Bury and Aberdeen, along with Kumon Maths & English from Heywood. Without them the Heywood Chess Congress quite simply couldn’t take place. A special thanks from all the players to them.


Van Leeuwen, sponsors of the Heywood Chess Congress