International Master Andy Horton is giving a simultaneous display this coming Monday, 9th December. This will be held at 6.45pm in Durham University’s Elvet Riverside building (postcode is DH1 3JT). It will be a fairly informal evening (no entry fee).
In addition to the students who have expressed interest, 10 more players can be accommodated. All local players are welcome, but please email chess.society@durham.ac.uk in advance to claim a spot.

Peter Smith 0-1 Ned Carmichael
Rob Berry 0-1 Ben Snodgrass
Bryan J Bainbridge 0-1 Thaisen Chant
Ken Smith 0-1 Felix Watts
Chris Clynes ½-½ Josh Smith

Monday 2nd December 2019

Andy Robinson 1-0 Charlie Hazlerigg
Denise Mosse ½-½ Steve Jefferies
Bill Noble 1-0 Tony Shires
Peter Wells ½-½ Dave Bedworth
Alex Johnson ½-½ Geoff Raw

Thursday 5th December 2019

N. Hall 1-0 J. Sams
S. J. Hall 1-0 B. Donner
B. Edgar 0-1 G. Hewitt
R. Wides 0-1 L. Bellwood
F. Stobbart 1-0 P. Shaw

Thursday 21st November 2019

John Findlay 1-0 Peter Smith
Phillip Brooks 0-1 Bryan Robinson
Dave Bedworth 1-0 Rob Berry
Andy Proudfoot 0-1 Bryan Bainbridge
Geoff Raw 1-0 Chris Clynes

Wednesday 20th November 2019

L. Blood 0-1 A. Robinson
J. Stuart 1-0 K. Cox
J. Reddington 0-1 P. Wells
I. Hunter 0-1 W. Noble
T. Dobson 0-1 A. Bayram

Tuesday 19th November 2019

Jasmine Burgess 0-1 Konst Delidimoudis
Guy Vernon ½-½ Brian Towers
Noam Butler 0-1 Dave Patterson
Join Kim 0-1 Eddie Czestochowski
Dan Disney 0-1 Jim Riddle

Monday 18th November 2019

Please note that Keith’s funeral will take place at 10.30, not 10.00 as previously announced.

David Smith has written the following tribute to Keith:

Keith Smith has been a member of Hartlepool Chess Club for many years. He was our current Treasurer and was a regular A team player both in the Cleveland and Durham leagues. He was also the Treasurer for DCCA for a number of years and attended the committee meetings regularly, mostly travelling by bus to and from the venues.

Several years ago Keith was diagnosed with a rare blood disorder which he fought bravely. He was given the all clear but developed some side effects which led to him being hospitalised recently. Despite a number of blood transfusions the doctors were unable to save him, leading to his passing away on 1st November.

Keith was a private person and spoke little of his family to anyone. He will be greatly missed, being an asset to our club.

Keith will be cremated at Stranton Cemetery, Tanfield Road, Hartlepool, TS25 5DD on Wednesday 20th November at 10.30 am. All are invited to the Travellers Rest pub, which is close to the cemetery, afterwards.

RIP Keith.

South Shields 2 (2 – 2) Darlington
Lewis Self  1 v 0 Robert Donner
Eddie Czestochowski 0 v 1 Carl Stephens
Alan BLackburn 0 v 1 Liam Bellwood
Bede Porter 1 v 0 Aaron Muers

Bishop Auckland (2.5 – 3) Durham City
Peter J Smith 0 v 1 Douglas Smith
Robert Berry 1 v 0 Steve Jeffries
Bryan J Bainbridge 0 v 1 Jacob Walker
Chris Clynes 0 v 1 Edwin Smith

South Shields 1 (3.5 – 1) Hartlepool
Christopher Sayers 1 v 0 Graham Matthews
Tim LW-D Wilton-Davies 1 v 0 Mark priest
Brendan Glasper 0 v 1 Dave lowcock
Michael Allen 1 v 0 Eddie glass