Photos from EJCOA Forest Hall Invitational

Photos from EJCOA Forest Hall Invitational Taken on October 28th 2021 at the start of Round 7 FM Tarun Kanyamarala   IM Michael Basman   FM Yichen Han   EJCOA Forest Hall Invitational IM Section  

1st EJCOA Forest Hall Invitational

1st EJCOA Forest Hall Invitational – IM Norm The event is being supported by the English Junior Coaches and Organisers Association (EJCOA) as part of its programme of training events and tournaments for 2021-22.   Watch Live games Starting rank list of players No. Name FED Rtg 1 FM Willow […]

New League season has started

The new season of the Northumberland Chess Association has started. Here are the results of the first matches in Division 2 and Division 4. Division 2 Forest Hall B ½ – 3½ Jesmond Board Forest Hall B Jesmond 1 Zhang, Zheming ½ – ½ Izod, Chris 2 Wariyar, Ravi 0 […]


Forest Hall held a rapidplay event on July 31 and it attracted players from ages 5 to 88. A total of 30 players took part, including 11 who were playing their very first over-the-board chess event. For many of the newcomers, inspired by watching chess on the Netflix hit series […]

Forest Hall Junior Chess Club

Details about the Junior Chess Club. Forest  Hall Junior Chess Club meets on Friday nights from 5-15 pm to 7-15 pm at Forest Hall Social Club, Great Lime Road, Palmersville NE12 9DQ.

Summer Knockout Competition 2019

Round 1 (Forest Hall teams shown in red type, winning teams are underlined.) Gateshead  3.5 – 4  Forest Hall Alpha Zeros Forest Hall Bullets  3 – 3.5  Gosforth B Forest Hall Candidates  2.5 – 1.5  Gosforth C Forest Hall Desperados  2.5 – 3  Tynemouth B Morpeth A  4 – 3.5 […]

Yichen Han v Andy Trevelyan

Here is Yichen’s game against Andy Trevelyan in the Knockout Trophy Final between Forest Hall Alpha Zeros and Jesmond. – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – […]

Success for Alex in The Northumbria Major

Forest Hall’s Alex Brodie has won 1st place in the Northumbria Major at Novotel Newcastle Airport Hotel. He remained undefeated throughout the tournament with 5 wins and 4 draws to score a very impressive 7 points out of 9. Here are the details for each round. Rd. Bo. SNo Name […]

‘Chess Secrets from Russia’ by Alexander Raetsky

A special lecture by Russian Grandmaster Alexander Raetsky will take place at Forest Hall Chess Club on Friday 30 August, from 7pm-10pm. GM Alex Raetsky is a highly acclaimed chess coach and author. He is in Newcastle this week for the Northumbria Masters (at Novotel Newcastle Airport, 23-27 August). The […]

Tim Wall and Yichen Han at The 126th. Scottish Chess Championships – 2019

Tim Wall and Yichen Han both competed in the Scottish Chess Championships at Stewart’s Melville College, Edinburgh between Saturday 6th and Sunday 14th July 2019. Tim was joint 3rd with 6½/9 and Yichen scored 5/9. Full results can be found at   Tim’s win in round 4 against FM […]