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.

Team Captains

Posted by Lewis on September 26, 2015

Just a reminder to all team captains, when inputting team results please Use full names The system I’m using now is automatic so if you input names like: “J.Blogs” or Joe.B, I won’t be able to process the result.

Northumberland Congress

Posted by Lewis on September 12, 2015

The 51st Northumberland Congress will be held from Friday 25th to Sunday 27th September 2015. There are 4 sections:

Northumberland Congress Sections

  • Foundation
  • Minor
  • Major
  • Open (FIDE rated)

To enter, please download the form below.

Northumberland Congress Entry Form

Click here to go to the English Chess federation’s website.

County Championship Entry Form

Posted by Lewis on September 12, 2015


The new season of county championship chess has now arrived and entries are now being accepted for this year’s individual county championship events. Closing date for entries is Saturday 3rd October.

The format for this year will be consistent with previous years – a 7 round Swiss tournament divided into 3 sections: Zollner (Open), Sell (U170) & Gilroy (U140).

Last year all 3 competitions were well contested and ended in exciting finishes. John Boyd was victorious in the Zollner, Chris Wardle won the Sell and Bill Noble has announced his intention to defend his Gilroy crown this season.

This season’s competitions are already shaping up well, so why not enter yourself and get involved in the action!

Entering is a simple process and can be done by email to or by completing the attached entry form and posting to:

Kurt Moreby
64 Elmfield Road

to arrive by Saturday 3rd October 2015.

County Championship Entry Form