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 […]

Forest Hall win NCCU Club Championship

Forest Hall won the 2018-19 Northern Counties (NCCU) Open Club Championship from Heywood, Lancashire, in a thrilling final hosted by Harrogate Chess Club on May 26. The Open final took place alongside the Seniors and Minor finals, also held at Harrogate one the same afternoon, which were won by South […]

Northumbria Masters 2019: Entries now open

The Northumbria Masters is back, with a new date and superb new venue. The international congress will now take place at Novotel Newcastle Airport from 23-27 August 2019, with the following 9-round FIDE rated tournaments: Northumbria Masters (eligible for title norms) Prize fund: £2,950 Challengers (Under 2050 FIDE, Under 180 […]

Northumbria Masters postponed

Sadly, due to unforeseen circumstances, the Northumbria Masters will not now be going ahead on its scheduled dates of February 16-20, 2019. It is planned to organize the event in the same format later in the year. My mother, Margaret, pictured above, passed away suddenly just before Christmas, leaving our […]

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 […]