Featured

B team crash Alnwick’s pirate party

Well, shiver me timbers! The Forest Hall Brigadeers carried off more than pieces of eight as they stumbled on a pirate party in the wilds of Northumberland on Wednesday – and extended their lead in Division 2 to 5 points with a swashbuckling 4-1 win over Alnwick A. And the […]

Forest Hall Brigadiers lead Division 2

Forest Hall Brigadiers now lead NCA Division 2 after a victory against Leam Lane Bullets. The team has 12 points from 5 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss from 8 matches this season. Their two remaining fixtures, to be played in the next few weeks, are versus Alnwick A and Jesmond […]

Danny Gormally

Forest Hall A go top of Division 1

  Forest Hall Admirals have surged to the top of Division 1 with two spectacular wins, against Gosforth Empire (3.5-1.5) and Tynemouth A (4-1), thanks in no small part to GM Danny Gormally joining the club. These two results put the Admirals one match point clear at the top of […]

Can you attack like Spassky? We did!

 GM Danny Gormally put a group of a dozen adult and junior players through their paces in a training session on Saturday February 4 – focusing on the games of World Champion Boris Spassky as a model for how to punish your opponent’s mistakes in the opening. Danny showed some […]

The new ECF grades are out

The new ECF grades are out

The new ECF grades were published on the last day of January, and showed that 42 Forest Hall club members now have official grades – reflecting an impressive growth at the club in the last few years! There were many players who improved their gradings dramatically, and the star result […]

Tim Wall 1-0 Ieysaa Bin-Suhayl

New tricks at the Old Swan

4NCL Harrogate Congress, Jan 6-8, 2017 It’s always nice to start the New Year in a positive way, and for me this was the first time I finished first (or at least equal first) in a chess tournament of any stature in nearly 20 years. They say you can’t teach […]

Forest Hall Chess Venue

Another fun Friday down at ‘The Legion’

It’s 5-15pm on Friday night and, as usual, I’m at the chess club. From now till 7pm there will mainly be junior club members present, who range from 6 to 14 years old. I expect the numbers to be lower this week because there is a junior congress tomorrow and […]

Danny Gormally

Train with GM Danny Gormally

Forest Hall Chess Club is proud to host its first-ever Grandmaster Training event, with GM Danny Gormally from Alnwick, the North East’s strongest player, on Saturday February 4, from 11:00am to 1:30pm, at the club. Apart from being a highly experienced Grandmaster and England team member, Danny is also an […]