About Us.

Forest Hall Chess Club is a friendly, thriving club for chess players of all ages and abilities. New members are always most welcome. We play chess on Fridays at Forest Hall Ex-Servicemen’s Institute. 26 Crescent Way North, Forest Hall. NE12 9AR.. Junior club runs from 5.00pm to 7pm on Fridays, and the Senior Club starts at 7.15pm. We have several teams in the Northumberland Chess League and hold numerous junior training events, classical and rapidplay congresses.

Jedis defeated by The Owls

Gosforth Jedis 1 – 3 Forest Hall Owls https://ecflms.org.uk/lms/league_fixture/200286 Jedi or jed·i [ jed-ahy ] / ˈdʒɛdˌaɪ / noun,plural (especially collectively) Jed·i, Jed·is  [jed-ahyz].  owl [ oul ] / aʊl / noun adjective

Wise Owls pull off remarkable victory against a strong Newcastle University team

Forest Hall Owls 2½ v 1½ Newcastle University B In the above position White has just played Ng3 and Jonathan (Black) finds a way to win a piece. The game concluded after the moves… 38… Rxe1 39.Rxe1 Qf2 40.Re2 Qxg3 41.Qxg3 Bxg3 42.c5 Ra8 43.Bb1 Ra5 44.c6 Rxd5 0-1 The […]

Foxes triumph in NCA League

https://ecflms.org.uk/lms/league_fixture/200192 In this position White is two pieces and a pawn ahead and has just played Qe5 … hoping to swap off Queens and have a completely won ending. However, Raj Mohindra (playing with the Black pieces) finds a way to finish the game and obtain a crucial win for […]

Draws snatched from the jaws of victory and from the jaws of defeat.

Forest Hall Owls, Squirrels and Foxes all had games this week Here are a couple of photos which show the final positions from two of the games. In the above position Joshua Price (white) has just played his pawn from f3 to f4 and a draw was agreed. Can you […]

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Owls win at Morpeth 🎄

Alnwick B 1½-2½ Forest Hall Owls Colour Board Alnwick B Grade 2023-12-13 Forest Hall Owls Grade B 1 Horseman, John 1644 0 – 1 French, Morgan 1699 W 2 Firth, Ralph 1559 0 – 1 Tatters, Ethan 1582 B 3 O’Neill, Stephen G 1533 ½ – ½ Terzza, Philip 1627 […]

Victory for Owls

🦉Forest Hall Owls v Gosforth Jedis Ethan’s win on board 2 1.d4 e6 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Bf4 c5 4.e3 d5 5.c3 Nc6 6.Bd3 Bd6 7.Bg3 Bxg3 8.hxg3 a6 9.Ne5 Qc7 10.f4 cxd4 11.exd4 Nxe5 12.fxe5 Ne4 13.Qg4 O-O 14.Nd2 h6 15.Rxh6 f5 16.Qg6 Bd7 17.Nxe4 dxe4 18.Qh7+ Kf7 19.Rf6+ Ke8 20.Qg6+ […]

New Season fixtures

NCA fixtures 2023-2024 https://ecflms.org.uk/lms/node/1396/ofixtures  

We have moved

We have moved! From Friday 22nd September 2023 Forest Hall Chess Club will meet in the upstairs lounge at … Forest Hall Ex-Servicemen’s Institute 26 Crescent Way North Forest Hall NE12 9AR How to find us…  

Summer Knockout

Forest Hall A team, the reigning  Northumberland Summer Knockout Cup champions from 2022, have reached the Final of the 2023 KO Cup, beating Jesmond 4-0 in the Semi-Finals at Forest Hall Social Club on Thursday 31 August.The A team have so far defeated three other Open teams – scoring 3-1 […]

Queen sacrifice at Northumbria Masters

Ryan Duff (Forest Hall) played this brilliant game in round 7 of the Northumbria Masters Chess Congress recently. Ryan won in spectacular fashion with a stunning queen sacrifice. Lichess Computer Analysis rates Ryan’s moves in this game as 98% accurate with an average centipawn loss of 9. [Event “Northumbria Masters […]