Club News

Date Headline Description
2019-01-30 Junior Club Cancelled The Junior Club will not run on Wednesday 30th January. It will resume as usual on Wednesday 6th February.
2018-03-28 County League Champions - Durham Abbots Durham City Abbots beat South Shields to secure the Durham County Division A Championship.
2018-03-27 Ron Evers winners Durham City have won the Ron Evers Trophy. Durham City and South Shields 1 both finished with 6 wins out of 7, and Durham edged it by just half a game point. The Durham team was Douglas Smith, Dave Renton, Steve Jefferies and Edwin Smith.
2018-04-22 County Champion - Thomas Eggleston Thomas Eggleston has won the County Championship (Alan Sayers Trophy) for the best league performance. Szymon Palucha was second. John Findlay was second in the U140 Championship (Terry Holmes Cup) while Tony Shires and Steve Jefferies finished second and third in the U120 Championship (William Bentley Shield).
2018-04-25 2017/18 Club Champions Thomas Eggleston won the Club Championship with a perfect score of 6 out of 6. The Minor Championship was jointly won by Steve Jefferies and Geoff Raw. In a tense final round game, Steve missed a good chance to beat Ian Dobbs and ended up with a draw to tie with Geoff. Edwin Smith also had a chance to win the Minor Championship, missing his one opportunity after battling to create some good chances against Szymon Paulcha.
2018-02-28 Club Closed The Club is closed today, Wednesday 28th February, due to the weather conditions. The league match against Durham University has been postponed.
2017-11-04 Northumbria Junior U-11 Bhuvan Jumani won the Under-11 trophy at a Northumbria Junior chess Association tournament. This was an excellent result by our most active junior member.
2017-09-03 New Season The 2017/18 season starts on Wednesday 6th September, with the Junior Club starting on Wednesday 13th September. New members are always welcome, whether beginners or masters.
2017-09-03 Club Champions Ken Neat is the Club Champion after beating Thomas Eggleston in the playoff. Geoff Raw is the Minor Championship winner.
2016-11-09 International Club Correspondence Games Our club is playing two correspondence games against Colombiers in France. This was arranged by our club member Sebastien Gilment. See Ken's newsletters for the latest and if you have time to look at the games, send Ken your suggestions for our next moves.
2016-08-22 World Junior Under-20 Championship Club member Szymon Palucha has just finished with a very creditable 5/13 in the World Junior Under-20 Chess Championship in India.
2016-09-02 Website restoring The website is being restored after a hard disk failure, as it turned out shortly preceded by a backup disk failure. Most features and content should be restored in the coming season.

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