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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 […]

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 […]

Yichen Han v Michael Adams

2023 British ChampionshipsRound 8 Yichen Han ½ – ½ Michael Adams   Link to Chess Results website   

About Forest Hall Chess Club

Club Nights. Forest Hall Chess Club meets all year round in the upstairs lounge of Forest Hall Ex-Servicemen’s Institute. 26 Crescent Way North, Forest Hall. NE12 9AR. Adult Chess Club Fridays 7.15pm-11.00pm for friendly games in an informal, relaxed atmosphere. Junior Club Fridays 5.00pm-7.00pm. (organised and friendly chess, plus tuition, […]