Summer Knockout and Plate Round 2

Results from Round 2 of Knockout/Plate Competition The quarter final matches are now complete. Forest Hall A are knocked out of the trophy competition after losing to Gosforth D Colour Board Gosforth D 17/07/2022 Forest Hall A B 1 Martin Beardsley ½ – ½ Andrew Burnett W 2 Dominic Chapman 0 […]

Missed chances

Here are 2 puzzles based on positions from Friday night’s Club Championship games. In Puzzle A black had an opportunity to win the game with a forced mate in 3 and in Puzzle B white misses the chance to equalise in a tricky position. Puzzle A : Black to play and win […]

Knockout Round 1 results

Results from Round 1 of Knockout Competition Forest Hall A had a bye and will play Gosforth D in the next round Forest Hall B progress to round 2 after their win v Alnwick A and will play Gosforth B next Colour Board Forest Hall B 2022-06-22 Alnwick A B […]

Success for Forest Hall Juniors in Regional Qualifier

Several Tyneside juniors have qualified for the Finals of the National Youth Championships, turning in excellent performances in the Regional Qualifier at St. Mary’s Catholic School, Newcastle. The top tournament (combining Under 16s, 18s and 20s) was won by Luke Owen (Darlington), who won a blitz playoff match against his […]

Forest Hall ‘A’ are Division 1 Winners

Team Play Won Draw Lost For Against Points Forest Hall A 10 6 3 1 23½ 16½ 15 South Shields A 10 5 3 2 24 16 13 Tynemouth A 10 4 3 3 21½ 18½ 11 Gosforth Empire 10 5 1 4 20½ 19½ 11 Leam Lane Aces 10 […]

Tim Wall wins Zollner Trophy

Louis Zollner was the Danish consul to Newcastle in the early 20th century, and the first president of the Northumberland Chess Association. In 1930, he presented a silver plated trophy featuring a Viking warrior wielding a sword as the county championship trophy. 92 years later, it is still presented annually […]

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.