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 […]

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 […]