Featured

Forest Hall triumph in thrilling climax

This week’s ‘CHESS WITH THE KNIGHT’ article in The Chronicle features Forest Hall’s exciting victory in the Northumbria League. Forest Hall have won the 2021-22 Northumbria League Division 1 title after a thrilling showdown with South Shields in the final round of the competition. The two clubs faced off at […]

Latest Club Championship games

Here are some of the key moments in Ethan Tatters’ latest win in the Forest Hall Club Championship. The exciting game of fluctuating fortunes was played with 45 minutes (plus 15 seconds increment) on the clock. The opening was a Sicilian Defense: Smith-Morra Accepted, Paulsen Formation. After 12 moves this […]

Grandmaster draw at Forest Hall Chess club

The quickest game of the season was played on Friday night at Forest Hall Chess Club. It was all over after only 8 moves! 1.d4 Nf6 2.Bf4 c5 3.e3 Qb6 4.Nc3 Qxb2 5.Nb5 Nd5 6.Rb1 Qxa2 7.Ra1 Qb2 8.Rb1 Qa2 ½-½ Andrew Hutchins was playing David Simm from Morpeth in […]

League and Club Championship games

In a recent League match Aaron Welson on board 1 has just played f3 in this position. What happened next?  Can white avoid checkmate? Here is how Andrew Hutchins won his Club Championship game this week with a neat finish.

Northumberland vs Yorkshire results

Colour Board Northumberland CA Grade 2022-03-06 Yorkshire CA Grade W 1 Gormally, Daniel W 2520 ½ – ½ Townsend, M Paul 2226 B 2 Wall, Tim P 2320 1 – 0 Barry, Colm 2215 W 3 Eggleston, Thomas 2274 ½ – ½ Shaw, Peter 2189 B 4 Coathup, Roger 2204 […]

Northumberland vs Yorkshire photos

All photographs are copyright © 2022 Paul Charlton

February 2022 results

February 2022 Results from the Northumberland Chess Association League Alnwick A 2-2 Forest Hall C Forest Hall A 2½ – 1½ Morpeth A South Shields C 3½-½ Forest Hall E Forest Hall B 1-3 Gosforth Salters Gosforth Centurions 2-2 Forest Hall D Forest Hall D 3-1 Tynemouth D Forest Hall […]

Nathan Ekanem v Daniel Gormally

Nathan Ekanem v Daniel Gormally Round 4 Northumberland Rapidplay Chess Championships at Forest Hall, February 2022   Report and analysis from Nathan Ekanem I was really looking forward to playing Grandmaster Daniel Gormally in this tournament and made a resolve within me to strive to win all my games so […]

Northumberland Rapidplay results

Northumberland Rapidplay Championships 2022 results Open 1st GM Daniel Gormally 5½/6 2nd= David Mooney, Nathan Ekanem, Andrew Burnett 5/6 Minor 1st Michael Allen 6/6 2nd Ben Robinson 5/6 3rd= Graham Marshall, Ethan Tatters 4/6 Junior 1st Daniel Tong 10/12 2nd= Aaditya Bethanbatia, Bruno Szczygielski 8/12  

January News

Northumberland Chess Association League Forest Hall A lead Division 1 with 7 points from 5 matches. Forest Hall C lead Division 3 with 7 points from 4 matches. Forest Hall D are 2nd in Division 4 (1 point behind leaders Gosforth Centurions) The full League tables can be found here. […]