Morpeth Chess Club

Playing chess in Northumberland's county town


Morpeth Chess Club meets every Wednesday (for exceptions, see the Contact Us page) at 7.15pm at Morpeth Rugby Club.  Go up the stairs to the first floor and you'll find us there.  This website has information for people wanting to join the club and info for people who just want to get better at chess.

Chess at Morpeth - 2019-20 club competitions.   We will be running two club competitions this season:

  • Club Championship - 6 round swiss tournament.  First round to begin on 9 October 2019.  Final round to be completed by 24 June 2020.

  • Morpeth points champion - club members can play graded rapidplay or standard time limit games.  Complete this form for every game you play.  3 points for a win, 2 for a draw, 1 for a loss in rapidplay games.  Double points for standard time limit games.  

Simultaneous Chess Event

18th December 2019


Roger Coathup has again agreed to take on all comers on Wednesday 18th December starting at 6.30 pm for 6.45 pm.


To enter, just send an email to 


The entry fee is £5 in aid of the Braille Chess Association.


Light refreshments will be provided.


Roger has been doing this for a number of years and so far we have raised over £1,000.

Contact us

Club Secretary   David Watson 0191 280 1091

Website  James Turner  


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Morpeth Chess Club


Join Our Club

There's no better way to get better at chess than to join a club: you can never get the same enjoyment (or frustration!) playing on the internet.

If you live in Ashington, Blyth, Ponteland, Cramlington (or, of course, Morpeth), then we're your local club.  Give David or James a call and come down one Wednesday.  We'll make sure that you get introduced to the regulars and set you up with a game.  We've got players of all standards from the so-so to the pretty decent, so unless you're either a complete beginner or a former junior international, there's bound to be someone at about your level.  If you are a former junior international, come down anyway: we'll make room for you on our A Team!


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