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

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.

Gosforth Salters 2-4 Tynemouth C

Posted by Lewis on December 4, 2018

Ray Devenney 0-1 Antonio Moneva-Jordan
David Baines 0-1 Gary Cornwall
Denise Mosse 0-1 Christian Smith
Paul Sumner ½-½ John Morton
Alistair Ridley 1-0 Lewis Self
Joe Chan ½-½ Joe Murray

Monday 3rd December 2018

Gosforth Ivy 2.5-2.5 Tynedale

Posted by Lewis on December 4, 2018

John Wheeler 0-1 Tim Wrigley
Dave Stebbings ½-½ James Ross
Paul Costello ½-½ Ian Mackay
Bob Heyman ½-½ Peter Crichton
Ted Jarah 1-0 Dave Humphreys

Monday 3rd December 2018

Forest Hall B 2.5-2.5 South Shields A

Posted by Lewis on December 1, 2018

Zheming Zhang 0-1 David Mooney
Max Turner ½-½ John Boyd
Chris Goodall 1-0 Paul Bielby
Mike Smith ½-½ Brian Towers
Ravi Wariyar ½-½ Ian Maughan

Friday 30th November 2018

South Shields E 2-3 Gosforth Woodbines

Posted by Lewis on November 30, 2018

Eddie Czestochowski 0-1 Noel Boustred
Asanga Gunasekera ½-½ Bob Heyman
Ben Wood ½-½ Gary Clarke
Mike Savin 1-0 Steve Wilde
Cain Connor 0-1 Brian Ord

Thursday 29th November 2018

Alnwick 3-2 Forest Hall F

Posted by Lewis on November 28, 2018

George Ellames 0-1 Mike Smith
Ralph Firth 1-0 Roy Perrier
Paul Castledine 1-0 Ian Toward
Dave Smith 1-0 Ryan Duff
Vincent Cowley 0-1 Tom MacAllister

Wednesday 28th November 2018

Morpeth C 3-2 Forest Hall E

Posted by Lewis on November 28, 2018

Gary Pollard 1-0 Steve Bowey
David Ramsey 0-1 Rolf Miller
Harry Robinson 0-1 Jeff Baird
David Watson 1-0 Jeff Bentham
Andrew Levy 1-0 Weiming Xu

Wednesday 28th November 2018

Tynemouth A 3-2 Morpeth A

Posted by Lewis on November 28, 2018

Paul Dargan ½-½ Roger Coathup
Darren Laws 0-1 Mike Smyth
John Clarke ½-½ Phil Kennedy
Gary Cornwall 1-0 Phil Eastlake
Paul Edwards 1-0 Martin Shaw

Tuesday 27th November 2018

Leam Lane B 2.5-2.5 Tynemouth D

Posted by Lewis on November 27, 2018

Dave Stewardson ½-½ Richard Oxnard
Colin Mcgarty ½-½ Dennis White
Clive Briggs ½-½ Phil Jackson
Joe Miller ½-½ Paul Richardson
Bill Wilkinson ½-½ Peter Combellack

Tuesday 27th November 2018

Forest Hall World Championship Commentary

Posted by Lewis on November 27, 2018

Anyone who would like to join Forest Hall Chess Club members for an evening of big-screen TV commentary and blitz is welcome to join us from 5pm Wednesday onwards.

We will have a projector and screen, and be watching live commentary from Chess24, Judit Polgar and Simon Williams, etc. We’ll also play some blitz games and in general enjoy the occasion.

It’s upstairs at the Forest Hall Ex-Servicemen’s Institute (the chess club) and is open to everyone!

Come along and join the fun!

Gosforth Empire 2.5-2.5 Leam Lane Aces

Posted by Lewis on November 26, 2018

Andy Lawson 0-1 David. Walker
Mike Riding 0-1 Graeme Oswald
Mike Mcbeth ½-½ Kirill Gara
John Wheller 1-0 John Marsh
Ray Devnney 1-0 David Stewardson

Monday 26th November 2018