HULL 4NCL International: Congress Venue






We're indebted to the John Robinson Youth Chess Trust for their financial support on the junior side, and to Hull & District Chess Association, Hull Culture & Leisure, Friends of Chess and the ECF for their financial support for the GM norm tournament.



The Royal Hotel Hull is where Hull and District Chess Association hold many of their larger events. It has the benefit of being right at the railway and bus station and central to Hull City Centre with its shops, restaurant and bars. Hullís lively Marina with its bars and restaurants is just five minutesí walk, as are Hullís Ferens Art Gallery and Maritime Museum (both free). Hullís famous Museums Quarter is just a 10/15 minutesí walk.




All the rooms we are using for the congress are extremely well appointed and quiet with plenty of natural light, and chandelier lit.


The congress is being played in the Royal Suite, a large room well over 300 square metres in size which accommodates 150 players (this is where the rapidplay took place at the British Championships in 2018.


If we need more space we will use the Elizabethan Suite across the foyer, which can cater for a further 80/90 players.


The bookstall will be situated in the Minster Suite, adjacent to, but separated from, the main playing area.


There will be a separate analysis room, the Prince of Wales Suite, which is also where the Ďmeet the mastersí reception is being held on the Saturday night. (and where the women's reception was held at the British this year).



All the playing rooms lead off the main foyer, which is where the hotel restaurant and bar are also situated, both with plentiful seating.


The GM norm event will be played in the Windsor Suite on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and then in the main playing area in the Royal Suite on the Saturday and Sunday.


The picture on the right shows a simultaneous against Gawain Jones in the Windsor Suite.







The Royal Hull Hotel car park has 80 spaces. Subject to availability, car parking is free for players who book accommodation with the hotel on a first come first served basis. anyone eligible for free parking must register their car registration number with the hotel reception. The hotel takes no responsibility for any fines received due to not registering their car or parking in a car parking space not run by the hotel.



Please do not park in the clearly marked railway station parking places as you will be charged. For non-residents parking in the hotel car park parking costs £8/day. Further local car parking is available at St Stephens Shopping Centre car park and Princes Quay Shopping Centre car park.


Further car parking information is available here.

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