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Badgers land Knockout blow

NCA Division 5 winners, Newcastle University were Forest Hall Badgers’ tough opponents in the first round of the Summer Knockout competition. The Newcastle Uni team out-graded the Forest Hall team by 6429 – 6195 rating points. However, hard fought wins by Morgan, Hanif and Reese made sure of the victory […]

Summary of recent news from FHCC

Northumberland Chess Association League roundup Forest Hall Foxes won the playoff match v Gosforth Centurions to retain their place in Division 2 next year. The Woodpeckers are looking forward to a season in Division 4. Forest Hall Squirrels have one remaining fixture against Morpeth C to decide if they will […]

Fantastic Foxes in surprise win against League leaders

An unexpected result in Northumbria League Division 2 sees Forest Hall Foxes leap into the playoffs position. With only their second victory this season The fantastic foxes who were outgraded on every board won by 3½ points to ½. Gosforth Salters who currently lead Division 2, had a total combined […]

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