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 Summer Rapidplay: Important safety rules

To adapt to the developing situation around the transmission of the Covid-19 virus (Delta variant) in the North East, some important changes have been made to the rules and format of the Forest Hall Summer Rapidplay to ensure the safety of all participants.   These are as follows: Players aged 11 […]

All Welcome at Forest Hall Rapidplay – From Newcomers to Experts

Everyone from newcomers to experts are welcome to play in the Forest Hall Summer Rapidplay, held on Saturday 31st July from 11am to 6pm. The event will be the first over-the-board chess congress in the North East since the start of the pandemic in spring 2020. The Rapidplay will be […]

Forest Hall Summer Rapidplay: 31 July

  Forest Hall Chess Club is holding its first over-the-board Rapidplay tournament this year on Saturday 31st July at its new venue, Forest Hall Social Club, Great Lime Road, Palmersville NE12 9DQ. The entry form has now been published. You may download it here: Forest Hall Summer Rapidplay 2021 entry form […]

Club nights restarted at Forest Hall Social Club

Forest Hall Chess Club is pleased to announce that over-the-board club nights have restarted on Fridays at Forest Hall Social Club, Great Lime Road, Palmersville NE12 9DQ. New and existing members are very welcome to come and join for competitive or friendly games of chess – whatever your age, gender […]

4NCL Online: Northumbria Vikings win in Rd 1

If you’re suffering from Premier League withdrawal symptoms (and even watching videos of Supermac’s greatest goals is wearing a bit thin), then watching the UK’s biggest chess league might be a way to divert yourself from the fact we’re all in lockdown. The Four Nations Chess League (4NCL) normally brings […]

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 […]