May 2017

All of the games from the 7th and final round of this year’s County Championship have now been played.

This year’s competitions attracted a total of 42 entries and, building upon the success of previous years, have continued to establish their own firm position within the annual chess cycle. That position has been underpinned by not only the volume of entries, but the playing strength of each competition that has improved each year.
All of the sections within this year’s County Championship progressed in accordance with the tournament schedule and I would like to thank each and every competitor for enabling this to be achieved. Here’s a list of the top 3 from each section. If you want to find out the full standings, click the list below.


  1. Roger Coathup 5.0 (25.5)
  2. Zhemming Zhang 5.0 (23.5)
  3. Tim Wall 4.5


  1. Yichen Han 5.5
  2. John Wall Jnr 4.0 (27.0)
  3. David Walshaw 4.0 (23.5)


  1.  John Wall jnr 5.5
  2. Lewis Self 5.0 (30)
  3. Kevin Cox 5.0 (25.5)

With the season now over I would like to say well done to Forest Hall for winning division one and two and Tynedale for winning division 3. A very tight finish to division 1 with 3rd to 8th place all on 10 points and many of the game points being very close.

Division 1

  1. Forest Hall Admirals
  2. Gosforth Empire
  3. Tynemouth A & South Shields A

Division 2

  1. Forest Hall Brigadiers
  2. Gosforth Salters
  3. Jesmond Rookies

Division 3

  1. Tynedale Reivers
  2. Tynemouth C
  3. Gosforth E

Andy Trevelyan 1-0 Ted Jarah
Rob Archer 1-0 Bob Heyman
Dave Walshaw 0-1 Joe Chan
Liam Dobson 1-0 Tony Neville
Andrew Law 0-1 Steve Wilde

Friday 01st January 2016

David Wrigley 1-0 Joe Watson
Tim Wrigley 1-0 Paul Bielby
Alex Ashworth 1-0 Ian Maughan
Derek Blair 0-1 Colin Campbell
Steve Larkin 0-1 Eddie Czestochowski

Thursday 27th April 2017

Chris Izod ½-½ Michael Mcbeth
Malola Prasath ½-½ Paul Sumner
Edward Dodds 1-0 David Stebbings
Jesus Urresti 1-0 Geoff Harrison
John Turnock 1-0 Antony Neville

Wednesday 27th January 2016

Michael Mcbeth ½-½ Andy Lawson
John France 0-1 James Moreby
Dave Baynes 0-1 Dave Armbruster
Dave Stebbings 0-1 John Wheeler
Paul Costello ½-½ Roy Bagnall

Monday 24th April 2017