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

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 […]