Monthly Archives: March 2013

South Shields B 1-4 Gosforth Regents

Ben Wood 0-1 Geoff Harrison
Stan Johnson ½-½ Martin Beardsley
Dave Parlour 0-1 Kristian Mills
Terry Scollan ½-½ Steve Wilde
Adrian Johnstone 0-1 Robert Heyman

Thursday 28th March 2013


Durham City 4½-½ Newcastle

Graeme Oswald 1-0 Gary Murphy
Ken Neat 1-0 John Wheeler
Nathan Huntley ½-½ Michael McBeth
Paul Robson 1-0 Nigel Villalard
George Gazis 1-0 Andrew Robinson

Wednesday 27th March 2013

Morpeth A 1½-3½ Leam Lane Aces

Roger Coathup 0-1 David Eggleston
Mike Smyth ½-½ Nick Tavoularis
George Ellames 0-1 Richard Doyle
Phil Eastlake ½-½ John Marsh
Geoff Loxham ½-½ Robert Forsythe

Wednesday 27th March 2013

Tynemouth Trojans 2½-2½ Jesmond Rookies

David Henderson ½-½ Chris Wardle
Mick Riding 1-0 Robert Archer
Chris Smith 0-1 Tim Adams
Dave Jarema 1-0 Andy Trevelyan
Dave Hair 0-1 Dave Walshaw

Tuesday 26th March 2013

Tynedale Tans 2-3 Jesmond Knights

David Wrigley 0-1 Malola Prasath
Dave Weldon 1-0 Edward Dodds
Jeremy Handley 0-1 John Turnock
Tim Wrigley 1-0 Ron Plater
Derek Blair 0-1 Amarvansh Singh

Tuesday 26th March 2013

Tynemouth Warriors 4-1 Morpeth B

Phil Jackson 1-0 Alan Welsh
Dennis Beagarie 0-1 Dennis Patterson
Alan Harris 1-0 Harry Robinson
Dennis White 1-0 David Watson
Bob Batten 1-0 Alan Hutchinson

Tuesday 26th March 2013

Gosforth Empire 2½-2½ Tynemouth Castles

Michael Yianni ½-½ Dave Jarema
Roy Bagnall 1-0 Dave Hair
Dave Stebbings 0-1 Keith Rockett
Geoff Harrison 0-1 David Pearson
Kristian Mills 1-0 Ray Garside

Monday 25th March 2013

Gateshead A 1-4 Tynemouth Hobbits

Robin Horner 0-1 Clive Waters
Gagik Abaryan 1-0 Antonio Moneva-Jordan
Peter Wells 0-1 Michael Hubbard
Bill Noble 0-1 John Clarke
Alex Johnson 0-1 Lara Barnes

Monday 25th March 2013

Newcastle 2-3 Morpeth A

Gary Murphy 0-1 Roger Coathup
John Wheeler 0-1 Mike Smyth
Michael McBeth ½-½ George Ellames
Nigel Villalard ½-½ Phil Eastlake
Andrew Robinson 1-0 David Watson

Tuesday 19th March 2013

Morpeth B 1-4 Leam Lane Comets

Phil Eastlake 0-1 John Marsh
Alan Welsh 0-1 Robert Forsythe
James Chadwick 0-1 Alan Young
Dennis Patterson 0-1 Dave Stewardson
Harry Robinson 1-0 Colin McGarty

Wednesday 20th March 2013

Alnwick 3-2 Tynemouth Warriors

Mike Trolan 1-0 Phil Jackson
Ralph Firth ½-½ Alan Harris
Rob McEwan ½-½ Dennis White
Christopher Cox 0-1 Bob Batten
Richard Perry 1-0 Peter Combellack

Wednesday 20th March 2013

Tynedale Reivers 4-1 South Shields B

Phil Taylor 1-0 Ben Wood
Bruce Reed 0-1 Stan Johnson
Dave Foster sr 1-0 Terry Scollan
Alex Ashworth 1-0 Jack Burnett
Peter Booker 1-0 default

Tuesday 19th March 2013

Gosforth Regents 3-2 Forest Hall A

Dave Stebbings 0-1 Alan Harvey
Geoff Harrison 0-1 Mike Smith
Noel Boustred 1-0 John Wall
Martin Beardsley 1-0 Keith Brooks
Steve Wilde 1-0 default

Monday 18th March 2013

Jesmond Wasps 0d5 South Shields A

Default conceded by Jesmond Wasps due to a lack of available players.

South Shields A 1½-3½ Gateshead Knights

Ian Maughan 1-0 Bill Noble
Kevin Rowden ½-½ Kevin Cox
John Jobling 0-1 Colin Gilroy
Jack Burnett 0-1 Alex Johnson
Mark Rowden 0-1 Robin McKay

Thursday 14th March 2013

Shock and surprise at both ends of Division 1

Congratulations to Leam Lane Aces who, in a move predicted by nobody at all, have wrapped up their fourth successive Northumbria League title.

Even more impressively, the 3-2 wins that they snatched from the jaws of equality against Newcastle and Durham City mean that they take a 36-match winning streak into the final game of the season against Morpeth A. Should they win that one too, they will usurp the late-80’s Sunderland dynasty to become statistically the most dominant team in Northumbria League history. Between 1986 and 1990 Sunderland also won four successive titles without defeat, but drew two matches along the way – Leam Lane have so far drawn only one.

At the bottom of the table, Tynemouth Castles teased us all by winning their first match of the season against established 1st Division opponents. But that was as good as it got for the Crystal Palace of Northumberland chess, who for the third time this century bow out of the top flight after a single season.

Leam Lane Aces 4-1 Gosforth Empire

Jonathan Hawkins 1-0 Michael Yianni
Kyril Gara ½-½ Paul Sumner
Richard Doyle 1-0 Dave Stebbings
Robert Forsythe ½-½ Geoff Harrison
Alan Young 1-0 Shakti Sood

Tuesday 12th March 2013

Tynemouth Castles 1½-3½ Gateshead A

Dave Jarema ½-½ Robin Horner
Dave Hair 0-1 Gagik Abaryan
Keith Rockett 0-1 Peter Wells
Dave Mear ½-½ Bill Noble
Dave Pearson ½-½ Alex Johnson

Tuesday 12th March 2013

Tynemouth Hobbits 2-3 Tynedale Tans

Clive Waters ½-½ David Wrigley
Antonio Moneva-Jordan 0-1 Dave Weldon
Michael Hubbard 0-1 Jeremy Handley
John Clarke ½-½ Tim Wrigley
Lara Barnes 1-0 Derek Blair

Monday 11th March 2013

Jesmond Sharks 2-2 Forest Hall B

Joseph Dalton 1-0 Jeff Bentham
Abel Harvie-Clark 0-1 Jeff Baird
Peter Owen 1-0 David A. Turner
Andrew Dalton 0-1 Dennis Shippen

Friday 8th March 2013

Jesmond Rookies 2-3 Durham City

Chris Izod ½-½ Graeme Oswald
Chris Wardle 0-1 Ken Neat
Robert Archer ½-½ Dave Renton
Steven Aitchison 1-0 Mike Ayton
Stephen Wardle 0-1 Geoff Knapton

Friday 8th March 2013

Board 3 result corrected 14th March.

Jesmond Knights 3-2 Tynemouth Trojans

Malola Prasath 0-1 David Henderson
Ed Dodds ½-½ Gary Cornwall
John Turnock 1-0 Chris Smith
Kurt Moreby ½-½ Dave Mear
James Moreby 1-0 Dave Pearson

Friday 8th March 2013

South Shields B 0-5 Morpeth B

Ben Wood 0-1 Les Whittle
Stan Johnson 0-1 Alan Welsh
Terry Scollan 0-1 Harry Robinson
Olaf Eriksson 0-1 David Watson
Adrian Johnston 0-1 Alan Hutchinson

Thursday 7th March 2013

Newcastle University 0d5 Alnwick

Default conceded by Newcastle University due to lack of available players.

Leam Lane Comets 3-2 Tynemouth Warriors

John Marsh ½-½ Richard Oxnard
Robert Forsythe 1-0 Phil Jackson
Alan Young ½-½ Dennis Beagarie
Dave Stewardson ½-½ Alan Harris
Colin McGarty ½-½ Dennis White

Tuesday 5th March 2013

Gateshead Knights 2-3 Gosforth Regents

Bill Noble 1-0 Kristian Mills
Kevin Cox ½-½ Noel Boustred
Colin Gilroy 0-1 Robert Heyman
Alex Johnson ½-½ Steve Wilde
Robin McKay 0-1 Brian Ord

Monday 4th March 2013

Leaderboards updated

Leam Lane are doing fairly well.

Human chess board at Monument, Saturday 9th March!

On Saturday 12 noon the Newcastle University Chess Society are running an event at Grey’s Monument in Newcastle featuring a live human chessboard where local children are the pieces. Click here for an event poster.

Lateefah is still looking for youngsters to be pieces. If your child would like to be a chess piece, grab a consent form here. (Contact details for Lateefah and the Society are all there on the form.)

If you don’t know any small people that would like to be chess pieces, come along anyway and buy a raffle ticket.

Newcastle 4-1 Tynemouth Castles

Gary Murphy ½-½ Dave Jarema
John Wheeler ½-½ Dave Hair
Michael McBeth 1-0 Keith Rockett
Nigel Villalard 1-0 Dave Mear
Andrew Robinson 1-0 Ray Garside

Tuesday 26th February 2013

Morpeth A 1½-3½ Tynemouth Hobbits

Roger Coathup ½-½ Clive Waters
Mike Smyth 0-1 Michael Hubbard
George Ellames ½-½ John Clarke
James Turner ½-½ Lara Barnes
Phil Eastlake 0-1 Alex MacFarlane

Wednesday 27th February 2013

Durham City 2-3 Leam Lane Aces

Graeme Oswald 0-1 Jonathan Hawkins
David Kilgour ½-½ David Eggleston
Ken Neat 0-1 Nick Tavoularis
Nathan Huntley ½-½ Richard Doyle
Paul Robson 1-0 John Marsh

Wednesday 27th February 2013

Newcastle University 3-2 Tynedale Reivers

Lateefah Messam-Sparks 1-0 Phil Taylor
Gerry Pfeffer 1-0 Bruce Reed
Viet Hoang Nguyen 1-0 Malcolm Reid
Cheng Jie Chng 0-1 Steve Larkin
default 0-1 Damian Rudge

Tuesday 26th February 2013

Tynedale Tans 2½-2½ Tynemouth Trojans

David Wrigley 1-0 David Henderson
Dave Weldon 0-1 Mick Riding
Tim Wrigley 1-0 Gary Cornwall
Peter Crichton ½-½ Darren Laws
Dave Foster snr 0-1 Chris Smith

Tuesday 26th February 2013

Gateshead A 1-4 Jesmond Rookies

Robin Horner 0-1 Chris Izod
Gagik Abaryan 0-1 Chris Wardle
Peter Wells 0-1 Robert Archer
Bill Noble 1-0 Steven Aitchison
Alex Johnson 0-1 Dave Walshaw

Monday 25th February 2013

Gosforth Empire 2½-2½ Jesmond Knights

Michael Yianni 0-1 Malola Prasath
Roy Bagnall ½-½ Ed Dodds
Paul Sumner 1-0 John Turnock
Geoff Harrison 0-1 Ron Plater
Shakti Sood 1-0 Amarvansh Singh

Monday 25th February 2013

South Shields A 3½-1½ Jesmond Sharks

Ian Maughan 0-1 Andy Trevelyan
Kevin Rowden ½-½ Joe Dalton
Colin Campbell 1-0 Chris Wilson
Olaf Eriksson 1-0 Sam Trevelyan
Mark Rowden 1-0 Andrew Dalton

Thursday 21st February 2013

Forest Hall B 3½-1½ Newcastle University

Roy Perrier 0-1 Gerry Pfeffer
Jeff Baird 1-0 Viet Hoang Nguyen
David A. Turner 1-0 Ese Emebradu
Phil Walker ½-½ Cheng Jie Chng
Dennis Shippen 1-0 Jenny Pirault

Friday 22nd February 2013