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.

Forest Hall E 1-3 Gateshead

Posted by Chris Goodall on April 19, 2019

Stephen Bowey 0-1 Bill Noble
Rolf Millar 1-0 Peter Wells
Jeff Baird void Alex Johnson
Jeff Bentham 0-1 Asa Bayram
Weiming Xu 0-1 Steve Layfield

Friday 18th January 2019

Gosforth Woodbines 1-4 Forest Hall E

Posted by Lewis on March 8, 2019

Noel Boulstred ½-½ Stephen Bowey
Bob Heyman 0-1 Rolf Millar
T Jarah ½-½ Jeff Baird
Steven Wilde 0-1 Jeff Bentham
Brian Ord 0-1 Weiming Xu

Monday 4th March 2019

Forest Hall E 3.5-1.5 Tynemouth D

Posted by Lewis on February 23, 2019

Mike Smith 1-0 Richard Oxnard
Stephen Bowey 1-0 Dennis White
Jeff Baird ½-½ Joe Murray
Jeff Bentham 1-0 Paul Richardson
Weiming Xu 0-1 Peter Combellack

Friday 22nd February 2019

Forest Hall E 2.5-2.5 Alnwick

Posted by Lewis on February 6, 2019

Steve Bowey 0-1 George Ellames
Rolf Millar 0-1 Ralph Firth
Jeff Baird 1-0 Paul Castledine
Jeff Bentham ½-½ Richard Perry
Weiming Xu 1-0 Vincent Cowley

Wednesday 6th February 2019

South Shields D 1.5-3.5 Forest Hall E

Posted by Lewis on January 24, 2019

Asanga Gunasekera ½-½ Stephen Bowey
Konst Delidimoudis 1-0 Rolf Millar
Ben Wood 0-1 Jeff Baird
Jay Steel 0-1 Jeff Bentham
Tim Wilton-Davies 0-1 Weiming Xu

Thursday 24th January 2019

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

Forest Hall E 1.5-3.5 Leam Lane B

Posted by Lewis on November 16, 2018

Steve Bowey 0-1 Dave Stewardson
Rolf Millar ½-½ Rob Appleby
Jeff Baird ½-½ Colin McGarty
Jeff Bentham ½-½ Clive Briggs
Weiming Xu 0-1 Joe Miller

Friday 16th November 2018

Forest Hall E 3-2 Forest Hall F

Posted by Lewis on November 5, 2018

Steve Bowey 0-1 Mike Smith
Jeff Bentham 1-0 Default
Rolf Millar 0-1 Morgan French (J)
Mehdi Masarai 1-0 Ryan Duff
Weiming Xu (J) 1-0 Alex Brodie

Friday 19th October 2018

South Shields E 0.5-4.5 Forest Hall E

Posted by Lewis on November 2, 2018

Mike Savin ½-½ Stephen Bowey
Ben Wood 0-1 Rolf Millar
Stan Johnson 0-1 Jeff Bentham
Alan Blackburn 0-1 Jeff Baird
Kevin Laneck 0-1 Weiming XU

Thursday 1st November 2018