Online Chess


For any issues joining an event by all means email for assistance.


Team Battle 19:30 – 21:00   5 minute 3 second  increments. Currently Forest Hall, Morpeth, South Shields and Tynemouth compete. To take part register with one of these teams on lichess.


Gosforth Juniors  (Must be U18) 16:30 – 18:00. 6 round 10 minute Swiss. No increments. You need to be a Lichess Gosforth Club Member for this. If you are not then please go to  and join

Gosforth Adults. Now open (Gosforth Empire Club) from 19:15 Monday’s. To pre-book and get safeguarding protocols please post

Darlington.  19:30 – 22:00. Restricted to U2000 rated. 6 round 10 minute Swiss. No increments. Need to join Darlington Online Club at


Tynemouth. 19:30 – 21:30.  7 round Swiss. 7 min + 5 sec Need to join Tynemouth Online Club at


Morpeth. 19:15 –21:15.  5 min + 5 sec increment. Need to join Morpeth Online Club at and you will see latest events


Darlington. 19:30 – 22:00  Restricted to U2000 rated. 7 round 3 minute + 2 sec increments Swiss. Need to join Darlington online Club  – instructions above (Monday)

South Shields. 19:00 – 20:30.  15 minute + 0 increments Arena. Need to join South Shields online Club at


Forest Hall Junior (Must be U18) Blitz Arena, 1800 – 19:00. To join Forest Hall Juniors online please go to

Forest Hall Online Club Championship, 7:30pm-9:30pm This Club Championship is open to all members of Forest Hall team on Games will be played either every 2 weeks on Friday evenings (June 12, 26, July 10, 24 etc), or by arrangement at any other time with your opponent. The games are arranged by the White player challenging their opponent on Lichess. Pairings for the whole tournament will be sent out by email. Anyone wishing to enter should join the Forest Hall team on and write to tournament organiser Tim Wall at:  The time control will be 45 mins plus 15 seconds per move.


Team Battle 19:30 – 21:30 – 10 minute no increments. See top for joining.

Online County Championships. Northumberland have a team in the Open and U150 events. To join please mail Latest scores – Open Norfolk 4.5 Northumberland 7.5, U1850 Norfolk 3.5 Northumberland 10.5


James Moreby’s online stream.     Click here and click on the ‘Turn on Notifications’ button. You will then get alerted when any activity is scheduled.

ChessBase. Go to the Home Page for lots of current and historical chess articles.