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.

Gateshead 2.5-2.5 Tynemouth C

Posted by Lewis on January 13, 2016

Peter Wells 0-1 Christian Smith
Gagik Abaryan 1-0 John Morton
Bill Noble 1-0 Bill Penny
Alex Johnson ½-½ Lewis Self
Nikolaus Litvisko 0-1 Dennis Beagarie

Tuesday 15th December 2015

Leam Lane Aces 2-3 Gosforth Empire

Posted by Lewis on January 13, 2016

David Walker 1-0 David Armbruster
Nick Tavoularis 1-0 Paul Janiak
Kirill Gara 0-1 Alan Harvey
John Marsh 0-1 James Moreby
Jason Daglish 0-1 Michael Mcbeth

Tuesday 12th January 2016

Durham City 4.5-0.5 Jesmond Knights

Posted by Lewis on January 11, 2016

Thomas Eggleston 1-0 Chris Izod
Ken Neat 1-0 Edward Dodds
Szymon Palucha ½-½ Zheming Zhang
George Gazis 1-0 Jesus Urresti
Josh Cavendish 1-0 Andy Trevelyan

Tuesday 17th November 2015

County Championship Round 4 Fixtures

Posted by Lewis on January 8, 2016

The County Championship Round 4 draw has been made. All of the 3rd round matches have now been played and all of the results have been uploaded to This has enabled the County Championship Round 4 draw to be made a few days early.

All of the 4th round pairings for all of the sections have been uploaded to which can be accessed on the main navigation under county championships > county championship sections, You can then click on the relevant section you want to view.

Please also note that the closing date for the 4th round is Saturday 6th February 2016.

Wetherby Chess Congress

Posted by Lewis on December 20, 2015

The 6th 4NCL FIDE Congress will be held over the weekend of Friday 8 – Sunday 10 January 2016 at the Mercure Hotel, Wetherby in West Yorkshire. Entry is now open to three sections; FIDE Open, FIDE U1900 (ECF U160) and U130.

Click here to enter online

Morpeth A 2-3 Tynemouth A

Posted by Lewis on December 18, 2015

Roger Coathup 0-1 Clive Waters
Mike Smyth 1-0 David Henderson
Darren Laws 0-1 Mike Riding
Les Whittle 0-1 John Clarke
Phil Eastlake 1-0 Gary Cornwall

Wednesday 16th December 2015

Gosforth Empire 2.5-2.5 Jesmond Knights

Posted by Lewis on December 17, 2015

David Armbruster 0-1 Chris Izod
Paul Janiak 1-0 Malola Prasath
Alan Harvey 1-0 Zheming Zhang
James Moreby ½-½ John Turnock
Mike Mcbeth 0-1 Jesus Urresti

Monday 14th December 2015

Forest Hall Admirals 2.5-2.5 Leam Lane Aces

Posted by Lewis on December 16, 2015

Manoj Arora 0-1 Nick Tavoularis
Mark Younger 1-0 John Marsh
Mike Smith 1-0 Jason Daglish
Jeff Bentham ½-½ Alan Young
Rolf Millan 0-1 Anu Chandra

Tuesday 15th December 2015

Gosforth Regents 2.5-2.5 South Shields A

Posted by Lewis on December 15, 2015

Andrew Lawson 1-0 John Boyd
Joe Dalton 0-1 Joe Watson
John Wheeler 0-1 Paul Bielby
Josh Ferdandes ½-½ Simon Mcguinness
Dave Baynes 1-0 Ian Maughan

Monday 14th December 2015

South Shields B 3-2 Forest Hall Brigadiers

Posted by Lewis on December 14, 2015

Brian Towers ½-½ J Bentham
Dave Patterson 1-0 Rolf Millar
Kevin Rowden ½-½ Steve Bowey
Colin Campbell 1-0 Dennis Shippen
Asanga Gunasekera 0-1 Tom Mcallister

Thursday 10th December 2015