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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 http://www.chess-results.com   Tim’s win in round 4 against FM […]

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 […]

Forest Hall win NCCU Club Championship

Forest Hall won the 2018-19 Northern Counties (NCCU) Open Club Championship from Heywood, Lancashire, in a thrilling final hosted by Harrogate Chess Club on May 26. The Open final took place alongside the Seniors and Minor finals, also held at Harrogate one the same afternoon, which were won by South […]

Forest Hall NCA League Results 2018-19

Forest Hall NCA League Results 2018-2019 Division 1 Forest Hall A Forest Hall A                4½ – ½          Forest Hall B Gosforth Empire         2½ – 2½        Forest Hall A Forest Hall A      […]

Northumbria Masters 2019: Entries now open

The Northumbria Masters is back, with a new date and superb new venue. The international congress will now take place at Novotel Newcastle Airport from 23-27 August 2019, with the following 9-round FIDE rated tournaments: Northumbria Masters (eligible for title norms) Prize fund: £2,950 Challengers (Under 2050 FIDE, Under 180 […]

Yichen Han Simultaneous

On Saturday 12th January Forest Hall Chess Club’s Yichen Han, the current Under 12 and Under 11 British Chess Champion, played a simultaneous exhibition against 17 opponents at the Queen’s Hall in Hexham. He won 12, drew 3 and lost 2 games. A comprehensive report and a short video can […]

Game of the week

Tynemouth C vs Forest Hall D White: Ryan Duff (77D) (Forest Hall) Black: Joe Murray (114C) (Tynemouth) 1. e4 g6 2. d4 c6 3. Bd3 Bg7 4. c3 d6 5. Nf3 Bg4 6. h3 Bxf3 7. Qxf3 e5 8. Bc4 Qd7 9. O-O b5? With my opponent’s king still in the middle […]

Northumbria Masters postponed

Sadly, due to unforeseen circumstances, the Northumbria Masters will not now be going ahead on its scheduled dates of February 16-20, 2019. It is planned to organize the event in the same format later in the year. My mother, Margaret, pictured above, passed away suddenly just before Christmas, leaving our […]

Northumberland Chess Association Bulletin 2019

Mick Riding is now collecting subscriptions for 2019 bulletins. Details about how to subscribe can be found by clicking on the link below. https://northumberlandchess.com/nca-chess-bulletin-2019/ A free copy of Bulletin 155 can be downloaded by clicking on this link. Bulletin 155

Scarborough Chess Congress 2018

Scarborough Chess Congress 2018 The following members of Forest Hall Chess Club recently took part in the Scarborough Chess Congress. Open Yichen Han 3½ / 5 Zheming Zhang 2½ / 5 Minor Ciaran Macdonald 3 / 5 Weiming Xu 1½ / 5 Foundation Alex Rudzenis 2 / 5 Full results can […]