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Northumbria Masters returns to The Chillingham

Thanks to Forest Hall Chess Club, international chess is returning to the Chillingham pub in Newcastle after a break of nearly 22 years – with the announcement that the Northumbria Chess Masters is to be held there from February 14-18, 2018. The tournament – a nine-round FIDE-rated Open – will […]

Knockout Competition Results (completed)

Knockout Competition Results 2017 Round 1 Leam Lane 2 – 4½ Forest Hall G Forest Hall E 2½ – 4 v Morpeth B Forest Hall C 2 – 2  Gosforth C (Gosforth C win due to lower total grade) Gosforth D 1½ – 4 Forest Hall D Jesmond 4 – 3½ Forest Hall F […]

Walker, Storey 1st= at Chester-le-St

(photo credit: Pretzelpaws/Creative Commons) Posted by Tim Wall on September 5, 2017 The leading scores at the Chester-le-Street Congress, held 18-20 August, 2017, were: Open 1st= David Walker (Leam Lane), Charlie Storey (Morpeth) 4; 3rd= Nicholas Tavoularis (Leam Lane), Aditya Munshi (Leicester) 3.5; 5th= Daniel Abrahams (Canada), Mick Riding (Tynemouth) […]

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 […]

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 […]

And the Easter Congress winners are…

The winners of the Tyneside Easter Congress may not have taken home Oscars (or an Easter Island Maoi statue), but the victorious players certainly deserved their prizes. By the way, nobody gave the award to ‘Lala Land’ instead of ‘Moonlight…’ And the winners are: (Drum roll, please….) GM Danny Gormally […]

Gormally leads pack at Tyneside Open

After three rounds at the Tyneside Easter Congress, GM Danny Gormally is leading an international field in the Open with 2.5/3, ahead of FM Tim Wall (Forest Hall) and John Garnett (The Buffs) on 2, and a group of players on 1.5: FM David Walker (Leam Lane), IM Mark Orr […]

Follow Tyneside Easter Congress live!

You can follow all the latest results and check out the pairings for the next round for the Tyneside Easter Congress here: Round 1 pairings/results: FIDE-rated Open Major Challengers   Round 2 pairings/results: FIDE-rated Open Major Challengers   Round 3 pairings/results: FIDE-rated Open Major Challengers   Round 4 pairings/results: FIDE-rated Open […]