Durham University have dropped out of Division 1 (apparently they didn’t realise they would have exams in May!), and have been replaced by a team from Leeds. Here are the […]

The fifth and final round of the second season of the North East Online League produced the following results: Division 1. Durham City A 3½ Jesmond ½; Tynemouth & Morpeth […]

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Results of the fourth round of matches: Division 1. Jesmond 0 Gosforth Empire 4; South Shields 2 Tynemouth & Morpeth A 2; Forest Hall A 1½ Durham City A 2½. […]

Results of the third round of matches: Division 1. Forest Hall A 2 Jesmond 2; Durham City A 2 South Shields 2; Tynemouth & Morpeth A 2 Gosforth Empire 2. […]

Maurice Bell

I’m very sorry to have to report that Maurice Bell died a few days ago. For very many years Maurice was one of the mainstays of Durham County Chess, playing […]

Results of the 2nd round of matches: Division 1. Jesmond 4 Tynemouth & Morpeth A 0; Gosforth Empire 1 Durham City A 3; South Shields 2½ Forest Hall A 1½. […]

Bryan Bainbridge reports on how the club is managing during the lockdown: Since the first lockdown all the Bishop Auckland Chess Club players have played every Monday and when available […]

An update from Mick Riding: Dear All, This is just to advise you that after conversation with the Mercure today we have agreed that the 2021 Durham Congress cannot go […]