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The British National Championships
The year 2018 event will be held at:
Tyne and Wear
on Saturday 30th June & Sunday 1st July.
The event starts at 13.00 with the Annual General Meeting. Play on the Sunday starts at 09.00. Please
note that clocks WILL be started - players have lost on time due to turning up late on previous occasions.
Please contact the organiser (Marie Lightman) if you intend to
take part so that there is enough equipment (i.e. boards and clocks):
HOW TO GET THERE:
The postcode for the venue is NE1 1RQ
A zoomable map of the immediate vicinity of the venue can be found
Nearest car parks to the venue are:
Dean Street (multi-storey) - NE1 1PG
Akenside Hill (off-street surface) - NE1 3UF
Close Swing Bridge (off-street surface) - NE1 3RQ
The nearest major railway station to the venue is Newcastle (Central) which is served by:-
Virgin Trains East Coast services from London King's Cross via York, Doncaster, Peterborough,
Edinburgh Waverley, Glasgow Central, Aberdeen and Inverness.
CrossCountry services from Reading, Oxford, Penzance, Plymouth, Cheltenham
Spa, Bristol Temple Meads, Birmingham New Street, York, Leeds, Doncaster, Derby, Sheffield, Edinburgh Waverley, Glasgow Central and Aberdeen.
First TransPennine Expresstrains from Manchester Airport, Liverpool Lime Street,
Manchester Piccadilly, York, Leeds and Huddersfield.
Northern Rail operate local and regional services from surrounding area.
The region is also served by Grand Central (North East) services from
London Kings Cross to Sunderland via York and Hartlepool.
National Express and megabus services
from a wide choice of destinations serve Newcastle upon Tyne. Bargain fares may be available on selected coach routes.
DFDS Seaways operate daily overnight roll-on/roll-off ferry crossings from IJmuiden
near Amsterdam to North Shields. Bus connections and taxis between the ferry terminal and Newcastle city centre are available for foot passengers.
The nearest airport is Newcastle International Airport which is served by flights from
UK and major European cities. UK Domestic flights may be cheaper than rail travel.
By local transport:
Numerous buses serve the local and surrounding area. Both the city's bus stations (Haymarket and Eldon Square), the termini for most services are close
to the tournament venue. Closest metro stations are Monument and Central. Quaylink services Q1, Q2 and Q3 pass the venue.
WHERE TO STAY:
For accommodation in Newcastle - there is the NewcastleGateshead web site
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