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Forest Hall Brigadiers win Division 2

Only a couple of days after the Forest Hall Admirals impressively won Division 1 with victory against Morpeth A, the Brigadiers followed up with the remarkable achievement of becoming Champions of NCA Div.2. The critical match was played on Friday 31st March versus one of the main contenders for the […]

Two weeks to go till Tyneside Easter Congress!

It’s just two weeks before Forest Hall plays host to the Tyneside Easter Congress, so sign up now to take part in this brand new event!   There are three sections – a FIDE rated Open, the Major (Under 160) and the Challengers (Under 120) – so there’s a tournament […]

Worth the wait: Forest Hall win Div. 1

There may few moments like Joe Harvey lifting the FA Cup for Newcastle at Wembley, but Alan Harvey’s well -timed draw was nearly as sweet for Forest Hall, as the A team won its first ever Division 1 title by beating Morpeth 3-2 on Wednesday March 29th. To tell the truth, […]

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 […]

NCA Rapid Winner

Charlie triumphs at NCA Rapidplay

The Northumberland Rapidplay Championships, hosted by Forest Hall Chess Club on Sunday 29th January, ended in a resounding victory for FIDE Master Charlie Storey, who scored a perfect 9/9, to finish first by a full 2-point margin. His dominance of the event was such that he even had time to […]