British Chess Championships 2017
Yichen Han has won the Under 11 section of the British Chess Championships in Llandudno with a 100% score of 7/7. Under 11 Prizewinners 1st: Yichen Han (Forest Hall) 7/7 2nd: Logan Fear (Homefield Prep) 5½/7 3rd= Adam Hussein (Carrick), Andrew Kirby (Crowthorne) 5/7 3rd= and best girl Anum Sheikh […]
Delancey UK Chess Challenge: Northern Gigafinal 2017
Northern Gigafinal: Saturday 15th – Sunday 16th July 2017 in Manchester Under 9 Boys winner Yichen Han (6/6). Under 15 Boys winner Zheming Zhang (5.5/6).
Puzzles A and B
Puzzle 1 Easy White to play has several good moves. Which is the best? Puzzle 2 Harder White to play has a very good position. How can he make it even better? Try to work out White and Black’s next two moves each.
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 pm in Forest Hall Ex-Servicemen’s Institute at 26 Crescent Way, Forest Hall, NE12 9AR. The club is normally referred to as the Legion by local people. The chess club meets […]
Evening Chronicle Article 2
The major event in the British Chess Calendar each year is the British Chess Championship. This first started in 1904, taking over from a more erratic series of events dating back into the 1880’s. It has happened almost every year since, excepting the war years and a small number of […]
Evening Chronicle Article 1
Teenage Tactics There is a lot of debate in chess circles about the relative merits of a tactical versus a strategical approach to the game. Some would describe it as a trappy versus a more deep thoughtful method. At the highest level Tal, Kasparov and Carlsen are viewed as […]
It’s a Knockout !
The Summer Knockout competition has been launched. Forest Hall Chess Club has entered 7 teams this year and the full list of fixtures is as follows : Morpeth A v Forest Hall B Leam Lane v Forest Hall G Forest Hall E v Morpeth B Tynemouth B v Gateshead Morpeth […]
Forest Hall Brigadiers win Division 2
Only a couple of days after the Forest Hall Admirals impressively won Division 1 with victory against Morpeth A, the Brigadiers followed up with the remarkable achievement of becoming Champions of NCA Div.2. The critical match was played on Friday 31st March versus one of the main contenders for the […]
Forest Hall Brigadiers lead Division 2
Forest Hall Brigadiers now lead NCA Division 2 after a victory against Leam Lane Bullets. The team has 12 points from 5 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss from 8 matches this season. Their two remaining fixtures, to be played in the next few weeks, are versus Alnwick A and Jesmond […]
Blood on The Board: Brigadeers 4-1 Chieftains
The eagerly awaited derby clash between Forest Hall Brigadeers (the B team) and Forest Hall Chieftains (the C team) could have gone either way, but in the end was a big win for the Brigadeers: 4-1. However, the result doesn’t tell the full story. On Board 1, Stuart Skelsey was […]