Durham City

Opportunities for league chess: At present the club has about two dozen paid-up members and runs three teams in the Durham County League and one in the Northumberland League. There are opportunities for players of all standards.

Opportunities for social chess: Most Wednesdays between October and April there are matches or club championship games, but the club also has use of an additional room for friendly games, analysis and chat. On the occasional free night there is normally a talk or training session arranged. After the club, several members usually adjourn to a pub for a drink and an entertaining post-mortem.

Douglas Smith runs a thriving junior section on Wednesdays from 5.45-6.45 pm. Ken Neat sends out a weekly newsletter with recent results, forthcoming events, games etc.


Antioch House

Club Nights: Wednesdays at 7.00pm

Match Nights: Wednesdays at 7.00pm

Club Members

Membership NumberNameAugust Standard GradeAugust Rapid Grade
12104Tony Shires1130
12034Alan McNamee610
Dave Bedworth
Jacob Walker
12029Maurice Bell1330
018724Charlie Hazlerigg1360
12038Dave Renton1510
018723Derek Crabbe950
12047Douglas Smith1720
33069Edwin Smith1110
12033Geoff Knapton1410
12037Geoff Raw960
26050Ian Dobbs1510
35486John Findlay1480
12035Ken Neat2040
12028Mike Ayton1420
08386Paul Robson169168
25208Philip Brooks1230
20229Robin Nandi1600
12142Sean Gardiner900
12158Sebastian Palucha800
015068Steve Jefferies1290
26051Thomas Eggleston2040
016604Zhenya Tumarkin1070

Club Officials

SecretaryMike Ayton0191 384 9406michael.ayton.voro@gmail.com
ChairmanKen Neat0191 386 4795kp.neat@gmail.com
Junior ClubDouglas Smith0191 386 3027douglas@djssmith.com
Abbots CaptainCharlie Hazlerigg07538 961 034charliehazlerigg@yahoo.co.uk
Bishops CaptainRobin Nandi07514 819 862robin.nandi@gmail.com
Canons CaptainGeoff Raw0191 371 0428geoffraw@btinternet.com

Durham City Chess Club Website