Northumberland Chess League

Posted by Lewis on November 8, 2018

The Northumberland Chess League is the premier local chess competition for players in Newcastle, Northumberland and Tyneside. In 2018-19 the league has 30 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, click on the filter below with the team you want to see results from. The page you’re looking at now displays the results for all teams in the order they were submitted – so the most recent result will be immediately below this notice.

NCA Chess Bulletin 2019

Posted by Lewis on November 6, 2018

Mick Riding is now collecting subscriptions for 2019 bulletins. Cost is £6 per annum, add £3.20 if postal delivery is required. There will be editions in January, April, June and September – working out at £1.50 per issue!

A pdf of issue 155 attached. Have a look then ask yourself – where else might I get a better value for money magazine and further, one where I can directly influence the content? Nowhere I think!

Better – subscribers will also be emailed a PGN copy of all games/positions on request. Bargain

Payment can be

  • Direct Transfer to NCA Account 03135077, Sort 30 93 71. Use your name as Reference please.
  • Cheque payable to NCA & post to me at 66 Greenhaugh, West Moor, NE12 7WA or by hand when we cross paths

Subscribe and enjoy.

Durham City 4-1 Tynemouth A

Posted by Lewis on November 15, 2018

Thomas Eggleston 1-0 Paul Dargan
Jonny Pein 1-0 David Henderson
Ken Neat 1-0 Darren Laws
Szymon Palucha 1-0 John Clarke
Robin Nandi 0-1 Gary Cornwall

Thursday 15th November 2018

Alnwick 3.5-1.5 Gosforth Woodbines

Posted by Lewis on November 15, 2018

George Ellams 1-0 Noel Boustrad
Ralph Firth 1-0 Bob Heyman
Paul Castledine ½-½ Gary Clarke
Dave Smith 0-1 Steve Wilde
Vincent Cowley 1-0 Brian Ord

Wednesday 14th November 2018

Morpeth B 2-3 Gosforth Empire

Posted by Lewis on November 14, 2018

Alan Welsh 0-1 Andrew Lawson
Robert Mitcheson 1-0 Mike McBeth
Martin Shaw ½-½ John Wheeler
Dave Ramsey ½-½ Ray Devenney
Gary Pollard 0-1 Mike Riding

Wednesday 14th November 2018

Tynemouth D 3.5-1.5 South Shields E

Posted by Lewis on November 14, 2018

John Morton 1-0 Stan Johnson
Richard Oxnard ½-½ Ben Wood
Joe Murray 1-0 Mike Savin
Peter Combellack ½-½ Kuba Jakubowicz
Paul Richardson ½-½ Jay Steel

Wednesday 14th November 2018

Leam Lane Aces 4-1 Forest Hall B

Posted by Lewis on November 13, 2018

Graeme Oswald 1-0 Zheming Zhang
Kirill Gara 1-0 Chris Goodall
Paul Robson 1-0 Mark Younger
Jason Daglish 1-0 Mike Smith
John Marsh 0-1 John Wall (j)

Tuesday 13th November 2018

Gosforth Woodbines 3.5-1.5 Forest Hall F

Posted by Lewis on November 13, 2018

Noel Boustrad ½-½ Jeffrey Bentham
Bob Haywood 1-0 Roy Perrier
Gary Clark 1-0 Ian Towers
Steve Wilde 1-0 Tom Mcallister
Brian Ord 0-1 Morgan French

Monday 12th November 2018

Gosforth Ivy 2.5-2.5 Tynemouth C

Posted by Lewis on November 13, 2018

Mick Riding 1-0 Gary Cornwall
Dave Stebbings ½-½ Christian Smith
Kurt Moreby 0-1 Alex McFarlane
Martin Beardsley 0-1 Lewis Self
Paul Costello 1-0 Joe Murray

Monday 12th November 2018

Chess at The Word

Posted by Lewis on November 12, 2018

South Shields Chess Club working in partnership with South Tyneside Libraries are now pleased to offer the opportunity to play chess on a Saturday Afternoon between 2pm and 4pm at the new Central Library in South Shields. This is a great opportunity for the general public and in particular young children to play much more casual chess in an open and friendly environment. Making chess more publicly accessible can only be a positive thing.

The Word, also known as the National Centre for the Written Word is much more than a typical library and is well worth a visit. If you find yourself in the area please drop by and see us.

Forest Hall D 2-3 Newcastle University

Posted by Lewis on November 10, 2018

Mark Broughton 0-1 Jeremy Revell
Ian Rook 0-1 Maxim Misevra
Mehdi Mazarei 0-1 Hanif Zaman
Jamie McIntosh 1-0 Mez Benmaamar
Alexander Brodie 1-0 Craig Lacey

Friday 9th November 2018

Forest Hall C 3.5-1.5 Gosforth Salters

Posted by Lewis on November 9, 2018

Stuart Skelsey 1-0 Ray Devenney
John Wall Jnr 1-0 Denise Mosse
Paul Charlton 1-0 Alistair Ridley
John Wall Snr ½-½ Dave Baynes
Ciaran Macdonald 0-1 Martin Beardsley

Friday 9th November 2018