Jesmond Rookies 4½-½ Tynedale Tans

Charlie Storey ½-½ Dave Weldon
Zheming Zhang 1-0 Tim Wrigley
Joe Dalton 1-0 Jeremy Handley
James Moreby 1-0 Derek Blair
Robert Archer 1-0 Peter Crichton

The outcome of the game on board 1 was determined by appeal 8/5/14.

Friday 17th January 2014

Posted in Division 1 Results, Jesmond Rookies, Tynedale Tans

Forest Hall C 0d5 South Shields

I’ve been informed that there are no plans to re-schedule this match, which was originally called off by Forest Hall C in December.

Posted in Division 3 Results, Forest Hall C, South Shields

Aces return to Leam Lane

A plan has been agreed for Leam Lane Chess Club to continue operating next season and to take back the 1st Division place currently occupied by Jesmond Leam Lane Aces.

I’d like to record my personal thanks to David Walker, Norman Solomon, Kyrill Gara and Steven Aitchison, who kept the team in existence long enough for the club’s difficulties to be resolved.

I am also reliably informed that they will be after Durham City’s title…

Posted in Notices

Division 3 clinched by Tynemouth Wa… wait a second… SPRITES!

Well this is most remarkable. Tynemouth Sprites, reformed last autumn as Tynemouth’s fifth team, have beaten their higher-ranked clubmates the Warriors to the Division 3 title.

Back in January the Warriors were unbeaten and cruising, having taken maximum points off the Sprites over two legs. Then, under the unfamiliar pressure of a title chase, disaster: consecutive 3-2 defeats in their final three matches. The Sprites meanwhile, featuring more than one ungraded rookie, were digging out improbable 3-2 victories of their own against Gosforth IV and South Shields and broke away from the chasing pack. First-year captain Lewis Self, to his credit, took his team to Forest Hall for a home match rather than win the title by default, but was rewarded with the crucial two points anyway.

When I started the Sprites team back in 2004, I envisaged us being fairly small, harmless creatures. I think the current cohort have just about earned the right to retire my team name!

Posted in News

Jesmond Leam Lane Aces 2½-2½ Jesmond Knights

David Walker ½-½ Malola Prasath
Norman Solomon ½-½ Ed Dodds
Chris Wardle 1-0 John Turnock
John Marsh ½-½ Robert Archer
Robert Forsythe 0-1 Dave Walshaw

Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Posted in Division 1 Results, Jesmond Knights, Leam Lane Aces

Tynemouth Sprites 3-1 Forest Hall C

David Pearson 0-1 John Wall
Lewis Self 1-0 Tania Kisseljov
Bill Penny 1-0 Jonny Wall
Peter Combellack 1-0 Sofia Kisseljov

Friday 18th April 2014

Posted in Division 3 Results, Forest Hall C, Tynemouth Sprites

Tynemouth Castles 3½-1½ Gosforth Salters

Dave Jarema ½-½ Geoff Harrison
Keith Rockett ½-½ Kurt Moreby
Dave Hair ½-½ John France
Dave Mear 1-0 Steve Wilde
Ray Garside 1-0 Brian Ord

Tuesday 4th March 2014

Posted in Division 2 Results, Gosforth Salters, Tynemouth Castles