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. […]

David vs Goliath?

David vs Goliath? Leam Lane Bullets 1½ – 3½ Forest Hall Ensigns (Tuesday  November 7, 2017) Match report by Ian Rook (Captain of Forest Hall Ensigns) I’m not sure what I was looking forward to least, finding the venue through the rabbit warren of side streets (even if I was […]

Knockout Competition Results (completed)

Knockout Competition Results 2017 Round 1 Leam Lane 2 – 4½ Forest Hall G Forest Hall E 2½ – 4 v Morpeth B Forest Hall C 2 – 2  Gosforth C (Gosforth C win due to lower total grade) Gosforth D 1½ – 4 Forest Hall D Jesmond 4 – 3½ Forest Hall F […]

We had to leave old Durham town

Forest Hall Admirals finished off the season in style, leaving ‘Old Durham Town’ in the dust to win the final league match of 2016-17 by the impressive margin of 4½-½. Durham looked to be one of our main rivals this season – especially when they could turn out their top […]