Northumberland Chess League

Posted by Lewis on February 9, 2018

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, 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.

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.

2017-18 Season Results

Posted by Lewis on April 23, 2018

Now that the season has finished I can announce the 2017-18 Season Results. I’m not sure how many times this has happened in previous seasons but the same club has came first in every division. Well done Gosforth.

Division 1

With an impressive 9 wins, 1 draw and no defeats Gosforth Empire have claimed the title for division one with 19 Match Points. The team preventing them from a perfect score was their own Gosforth Salters. In second place Forest Hall Admirals who ended on a respectable 14 Match Points. Well done to Gosforth Empire for their victory. See below for division 1 standings.

Team NamePlayedWinsDrawsLossesGame PointsMatch Points
Gosforth Empire109103819
Forest Hall Admirals106222914
Durham City1061331.513
Forest Hall Brigadiers105232312
Morpeth A104332611
Jesmond Knights10415269
South Shields A1033422.59
Tynemouth A1024421.58
Leam Lane Aces10235237
Gosforth Salters10154197
Tynedale Tans1001915.51

Division 2

Gosforth Regents have claimed first place in the second division. They ended their season with 16 Match Points with 8 wins and 2 losses. Morpeth B have placed second with 6 wins, 3 draws and 1 loss. Well done to Gosforth Regents for winning division 2. See below for full division 2 standings.

Team NamePlayedWinsDrawsLossesGame PointsMatch Points
Gosforth Regents1080229.516
Morpeth B1063130.515
Forest Hall Chieftains1052329.512
Tynemouth C1051427.511
Gosforth Ivy1043326.511
South Shields B1042425.510
Tynemouth B1034325.510
Newcastle University1040618.58
Tynedale Reivers10316217
Alnwick A10307226

Division 3

Coming first in the third division is Gosforth V. They ended with 8 wins, 2 draws and no defeats which left them on 18 Match Points. Lean Lane Bullets followed closely behind on 16 points with 8 wins and 2 losses. Well done Gosforth V. See below for division 3 standings.

Team NamePlayedWinsDrawsLossesGame PointsMatch Points
Gosforth V108203218
Leam Lane Bullets1080234.516
Forest Hall Ensigns105322813
Forest Hall Dragoons105232912
Tynemouth D1052327.512
South Shields C104332811
Leam Lane Comets10253229
Morpeth C10325238
South Shields D1031620.57
Forest Hall F1020819.54
Forest Hall G10001010.50

Well done everyone who played in this season and good luck for the next!

Morpeth C 4.5-1.5 Forest Hall G

Posted by Lewis on April 21, 2018

David Ramsey 1-0 Patrick Pearson
Harry Robinson 1-0 Oliver Wall
Bernie Crowther 1-0 Tanvi Manchineni
David Watson 0-1 Morgan French
Andrew Levy ½-½ Feitong Wu
David Armstrong 1-0 Frankie Foster

Friday 20th April 2018

Forest Hall Congress & FIDE-rated Blitz (27-29 April)

Posted by Tim Wall on April 20, 2018

Entries are being taken for the Forest Hall Weekend Congress and FIDE-rated Blitz (27-29 April, 2018, at Forest Hall Ex-Servicemen’s Institute) up until and on the day of the events. To enter, visit Forest Hall Chess Club’s website and/or contact Tim Wall: 0750 372 2366,

Weekend tournaments include: Open, Major (U170), Intermediate (U135), Foundation (U100) sections. The FIDE-rated Blitz runs 5pm-7pm on Sunday 29th April and is open to all. Late entry fees have been waived, but entrants are asked to register as soon as possible.

South Shields B 4-1 Tynedale Reivers

Posted by Lewis on April 19, 2018

Brian Towers ½-½ Ian Mackay
Ian Maughan ½-½ Steve Larkin
Eddie Czestochowski 1-0 Derek Blair
Chris Sayers 1-0 Dave Humphreys
Asanga Gunasekera 1-0 Default

Thursday 19th April 2018

Tynemouth C 2.5-2.5 South Shields B

Posted by Lewis on April 18, 2018

Gary Cornwall ½-½ Brian Towers
Christian Smith 1-0 Kevin Rowden
John Morton ½-½ Colin Campbell
Lewis Self ½-½ Asanga Gunasekera
Joe Murray 0-1 Jay Steel

Tuesday 17th April 2018

Tynedale Tans 1.5-3.5 Jesmond Knights

Posted by Lewis on April 13, 2018

David Wrigley ½-½ Merim Bilalic
Tim Wrigley ½-½ Chris Izod
Peter Crichton 0-1 Ed Dodds
Ian MacKay ½-½ Andy Trevelyan
Bruce Reed 0-1 John Turnock

Thursday 12th April 2018

County Championship Round 6 Results (2017-18)

Posted by Lewis on April 11, 2018


12Wall Tim208½ – ½Moreby James2063
21Walker David21331 – 0Dargan Paul1955
39Han Yichen178½ – ½3Henderson David1917
48Zhang Zheming184½ – ½Robson Paul16113
54Coathup Roger19721 – 0Boyd John1916
610Riding Mick17221 – 0Trevelyan Andy16911
712Skelsey Stuart16611bye


12Bielby Paul1675½ – ½4Clarke John14115
21Laws Darren16841 – 0Walshaw David14414
35Smith Mike15331 – 03Rowden Kevin1479
46Mitcheson Robert152½ – ½2Marsh John1544
510Burnell Steve1462½ – ½Smith Christian14512
63Robson Paul1610 – 12Wall (Jnr) John1488
77Younger Mark1501bye


12Czestochowski Eddie1344½ – ½Moreby Kurt1313
26Noble William1261 – 04Baird Jeff1237
311Gunasekera Asanga102½ – ½3Rook Ian1285
41Cox Kevin1361 – 02Appleby Rob9312
58Heyman Bob120– – +2Miller Joe8014
69Xu Weiming1132½ – ½1Glasper Brendan8413
710Johnson Stan11121bye

Tynedale Reivers 1.5-3.5 Gateshead

Posted by Lewis on April 5, 2018

Peter Chrichton 0-1 Denise Mosse
Steve Larkin 0-1 Bill Noble
Bruce Reed ½-½ Peter Wells
Christine Moorcroft 1-0 Alex Johnson
David Humphreys 0-1 Asa Bayram

Thursday 5th April 2018

Tynemouth B 2-3 Alnwick A

Posted by Lewis on March 29, 2018

Keith Rockett 0-1 George Ellames
David Hair ½-½ Ralph Firth
Dave Jarema 1-0 Paul Castledine
Ray Garside ½-½ Richard Perry
Peter Conbellack 0-1 Isaac Mills

Wednesday 28th March 2018