2021-22 Northumberland Rapidplay Chess Championships

2021-22 Northumberland Rapidplay Chess Championships Saturday 5 February, 2022, 11am-6pm ELIGIBILITY: Entry to the Northumberland Rapidplay Championships is open to anyone who is resident in Tyne & Wear or Northumberland or is a member of a club affiliated to Northumberland Chess Association. ECF Bronze membership or higher is recommended for […]

2nd EJCOA Forest Hall Invitational Results

  Final Ranking crosstable after 9 Rounds Rk. Name Rtg FED 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Pts. 1 IM Wadsworth Matthew J 2420 ENG * ½ 1 0 1 1 1 1 ½ 1 7 2 FM Kanyamarala Tarun 2377 IRL ½ * ½ 1 […]

2nd EJCOA Forest Hall Invitational & Youth Tournament

The 2nd EJCOA Forest Hall IM & Youth all-play-all tournaments will be held at Forest Hall Social Club, Errington Terrace, Palmersville, Newcastle upon Tyne NE12 9DQ, on 17-21 December, 2021.   Watch Live games   The IM norm all-play-all lineup is: 1 IM Matthew Wadsworth (ENG) 2 IM David Eggleston […]

Recent Games at Forest Hall Chess Club

Forest Hall E v Gosforth Ivy This is the final position from the game between Ian Chester v Eliot Rosenstock in the Forest Hall E v Gosforth Ivy match played on Friday 10th December 2021. A draw was agreed after White played Ra3. Ethan finds mate in 7. Black’s last […]

Photos from EJCOA Forest Hall Invitational

Photos from EJCOA Forest Hall Invitational Taken on October 28th 2021 at the start of Round 7 FM Tarun Kanyamarala   IM Michael Basman   FM Yichen Han   EJCOA Forest Hall Invitational IM Section  

1st EJCOA Forest Hall Invitational

1st EJCOA Forest Hall Invitational – IM Norm The event is being supported by the English Junior Coaches and Organisers Association (EJCOA) as part of its programme of training events and tournaments for 2021-22.   Watch Live games Starting rank list of players No. Name FED Rtg 1 FM Willow […]

New League season has started

The new season of the Northumberland Chess Association has started. Here are the results of the first matches in Division 2 and Division 4. Division 2 Forest Hall B ½ – 3½ Jesmond Board Forest Hall B Jesmond 1 Zhang, Zheming ½ – ½ Izod, Chris 2 Wariyar, Ravi 0 […]


Forest Hall held a rapidplay event on July 31 and it attracted players from ages 5 to 88. A total of 30 players took part, including 11 who were playing their very first over-the-board chess event. For many of the newcomers, inspired by watching chess on the Netflix hit series […]

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 […]