Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

ChessWITH THE KNIGHT in Association With

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

ChessWITH THE KNIGHT in Association With

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HI FOLKS. Although the league season has finished, there is still a lot going on in the local chess scene.

And if you are among that huge group of people who want to learn to play , or can play, but would like to play better, then this is a particularly good time to visit a chess club.

Fewer members will be tied up in competitive matches, making them more available to greet new arrivals and make them welcome into the club.

Tynedale Chess Club is going one step further by going out and actively seeking new members.

"If you fancy a quick, friendly game of chess or would simply like to watch others at play, then Tynedale Chess Club may have just the thing for you," its recruitment drive says.

Over the next few weeks, they will be meeting at a succession of local pubs and would be delighted to welcome anyone interested, novice or grandmaster or anywhere in between. They will be at the Miners' Arms in Acomb on Tuesday evening, and at the Duke of Wellington, Riding Mill on Thursday June 8, from 7pm. Other dates and venues will follow, and more information can be found on the club website,

I have played a lot of games against Tynedale. It is a thriving, friendly club with a very good atmosphere. You can be sure of a warm welcome.

Last Saturday, the latest round of the Delancey National School's Championships took place at the RGS Newcastle and involved about 130 juniors from ages six to 17.

All of them had previously played and succeeded in various qualifying tournaments to get to this stage. This competition presented them with the next target, that is to win a place in the North Regional Congress to be held later in Manchester.

The event was led by Tim Wall, trustee of the Northumbria Junior Chess Association, who ably demonstrated his commitment to local chess by appearing at 9am looking pretty much wide awake after working a long night shift. Richard Boddy (NPS) organised the pairings. David Eggleston (RGS) had prepared the room and worked hard all day managing the older age groups. …

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