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The Pennine Cup

The Pennine Cup. This is an inter-county competition for teams of juniors from various northern areas.  It was last held a few years ago when Northumberland defeated Cumbria to win the cup which has then languished in a display cabinet for a good while. On Saturday 6th October 2018 the […]

Forest Hall NCA League Fixtures 2018-19

Forest Hall NCA League Fixtures 2018-2019 Division 1 Round 1 Fri.       Oct. 19           Forest Hall A               v          Forest Hall B Round 2 Mon.   Oct. 29           Gosforth Empire         v          Forest Hall A Fri.       Nov. 2            Forest Hall B                v       […]

NCA League Fixtures 2018-2019

Northumberland Chess Association Fixtures 2018-2019 Division 1 Round 1 Tue.     Oct. 16            Jesmond Knights         v       Tynemouth A Tue.     Oct. 16            Leam Lane Aces          v        South Shields A Wed.   Oct. 17            Durham City                v          Gosforth Empire Wed.   Oct. 17            Morpeth B                  v       […]

Knockout 2018 (updated)

Knockout 2018 Forest Hall teams shown in red type, winning teams are underlined. ROUND 1 Forest Hall A  4 – 3½  Gosforth D Morpeth C  3 – 3½  Forest Hall B Forest Hall C  4½ – 2  Gosforth B Gosforth C  3 – 2½  Forest Hall D Tynemouth D  3½ – […]

Chester-le-Street Congress: Entries still open

The Chester-le-Street Congress (August 18-19) is still accepting entries for the following tournaments: ‘World Cup’ tournament  A new, innovative style of 6-round chess tournament, held over 2 days, open to all players. On Day 1, participants play 3 games each in seeded ‘World Cup’-style all-play-all groups of 4 players. On […]

Forest Hall Congress & Blitz!

Forest Hall Chess Club is offering a new style of weekend chess event: The annual Forest Hall Congress (running April 27-29) will now include super-affordable entry fees – and a FIDE-rated Blitz! Entries are WELCOME up to and including on the day of the congress! No late fees! ENTRIES ARE […]

Northumbria Masters Photos

Photos taken on Sunday 18th February during the final round of the Northumbria Masters at The Chillingham in Newcastle.          

7 GMs & 11 IMs in Northumbria Masters

We are pleased to announce a brand new main sponsor for the Northumbria Chess Masters, to be held at The Chillingham pub from February 14-18, 2018. Thanks to generous sponsorship from Capital Bridging Finance Solutions Ltd, we have been able to add new prizes and increase others for the tournament. The tournament – a […]

Newcastle Chess Festival: Events for all

Forest Hall Chess Club is pleased to announce the first-ever Newcastle Chess Festival, held as part of our efforts to promote “Chess for All” in the North East. Running from 13-18 February, it’s a series of events alongside the Northumbria Chess Masters, all aimed at popularizing the game on Tyneside […]

A new FIDE-rated blitz tournament

FIDE-RATED NORTHUMBRIA BLITZ CHAMPIONSHIP Saturday February 3, 2018 1pm – 5pm  The Chillingham, Chillingham Road, Heaton, Newcastle NE6 5XL   ELIGIBILITY: Entry open to any player with a FIDE ID Code (your personal 6-digit number, viewable at https://ratings.fide.com/). Players without a FIDE ID Code can participate as long as they […]