Northumberland Chess League

Posted by Lewis on December 6, 2016

The Northumberland Chess League is the premier local chess competition for players in Newcastle, Northumberland and Tyneside. In 2017-18 the league has 33 teams of five, representing twelve clubs, with over 150 players regularly taking part. Our season runs from October to April, but new players may join in at any point. For more information on getting involved please see our Clubs page, or email

Curious how a chess league works? You can now follow @ncaleague on Twitter.

To see your favourite team’s results, search their name in the search bar on the top right. If you want to find out all the results from teams of a club search the clubs name. The page you’re looking at now displays the results for all teams in roughly the order they were submitted – so the most recent result will be immediately below this notice.

Northumberland Chess Team Captains

to submit results, use the Submit Result button, where you will find further instructions. The website will now automatically update the results and league table when you submit a result. If you make a mistake, email and it will be corrected as soon as possible.

Last call to enter NCA Rapidplay

Posted by Tim Wall on November 20, 2017

The NCA Rapidplay is just days away – at Forest Hall Chess Club on Sunday November 26.

Start: 11:00am Finish: 5:30pm. A 9-round rapidplay open tournament (one section for everyone!), with numerous grading & other prizes. Time limit: 10 minutes plus 5 seconds per move.

For more info, you can download the entry form. Entries are being accepted up until the start on Sunday morning, and you can email: timpeterwall [at] gmail [dot] com or pay online here.

As of Monday 20 November, there were are nearly 30 entries, and we’re hoping to surpass last time’s entry of 55. If you haven’t already entered, you’d be very welcome. If you have, ask a friend to enter!

Forest Hall F 1.5-3.5 Gosforth V

Posted by Lewis on November 19, 2017

Weiming Xu ½-½ Paul Sumner
Ciaran Macdonald 0-1 Noel Boustred
Oliver Wall 0-1 Joe Chan
Tanvi Manchineni 0-1 Steve Wilde
Sai Kumaar 1-0 Brian Ord

Friday 17th November 2017

Forest Hall Ensigns 2-3 Forest Hall Dragoons

Posted by Lewis on November 17, 2017

Jamie Mcintosh 0-1 Jeff Bentham
Ian Rook 1-0 Steve Bowey
Alex Brodie 0-1 Jeff Baird
Keith Brooks 0-1 Rolf Millar
Kuba Jakubowicz 1-0 Ian Toward

Friday 17th November 2017

Jesmond Knights 1.5-3.5 Leam Lane Aces

Posted by Lewis on November 16, 2017

Edward Dodds ½-½ David Walker
John Turnock 0-1 Kirill Gara
Robert Archer ½-½ Anu Chandra
David Walshaw 0-1 John Marsh
Liam Dobson ½-½ Alan Young

Thursday 16th November 2017

South Shields D 1-4 Tynemouth D

Posted by Lewis on November 16, 2017

Gary Hunter 0-1 Richard Oxnard
Bill Hall ½-½ Phil Jackson
Alan Blackburn ½-½ Dennis Beagarie
Tim Wilton-Davies 0-1 Bob Batten
Jay Steel 0-1 Peter Combellack

Thursday 16th November 2017

Leam Lane Comets 2.5-2.5 Morpeth C

Posted by Lewis on November 15, 2017

Dave Stewardson 1-0 David Ramsey
Rob Forsythe 1-0 Harry Robinson
Colin McGarty ½-½ Barrie Crowther
Rob Appleby 0-1 Gary Pollard
Joe Miller 0-1 David Watson

Tuesday 14th November 2017

Tynemouth A 2.5-2.5 South Shields A

Posted by Lewis on November 14, 2017

David Henderson ½-½ John Boyd
Antonio Moneva-Jordan ½-½ Piotr Niedbal
Alex McFarlane 0-1 Yaroslav Kolodiy
John Clarke ½-½ Paul Bielby
Gary Cornwall 1-0 Ian Maughan

Monday 13th November 2017

Newcastle University 4-1 South Shields B

Posted by Lewis on November 14, 2017

Victoria Chan 1-0 Brian Towers
Maxim Misevra 1-0 Kevin Rowden
Jeremy Revell 1-0 Eddie Czestochowskl
Mez Benmaamar 1-0 Default
Javier Horas 0-1 Chris Sayers

Thursday 9th November 2017

Forest Hall Admirals 1.5-3.5 Gosforth Empire

Posted by Lewis on November 14, 2017

Tim Wall 0-1 Joseph Dalton
Caveh Madjdpour ½-½ Andrew Lawson
Yichen Han 0-1 James Moreby
Zheming Zhang 1-0 Michael McBeth
Stuart Skelsey 0-1 Mick Riding

Monday 13th November 2017

Gosforth Salters 0.5-4.5 Morpeth A

Posted by Lewis on November 13, 2017

Taka Chipanga 0-1 Roger Coathup
John Wheeler 0-1 Mike Smyth
Stefan Hartmann 0-1 Richard Symonds
Roy Bagnall 0-1 James Turner
Paul Sumner ½-½ Bob Mitcheson

Monday 13th November 2017