Special Event: Mike’s Facilitation

Special Event: Promotion of “800 Year Mayoralty and Freeman” – Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

UKCA brings IM Mike Basman to an important facilitation for acknowledging 20 years of relentless service to chess in a mini-chess festival organised alongside of the 800th year celebration of Mayoralty and Freeman in Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

The Event Embraced a day of Chess Experience facilitated by IM Mike Basman, which Lord Mayor, Cllr. Hazel Stephenson and Newcastle Hon’ MP of Newcastle Centre Chi Onwurah graced.


Mike Played a Simultaneous event taking on parents and Children alike!


Mike Awarded in a Ceremonial process


The Event also brought other legends within the Chess field, like Mr. Ken Neat, a local and well knowned Russian Translator.