NEW VENUE: Morpeth Chess Club open every Wednesday 7.15pm at MORPETH CONSERVATIVE CLUB

Fri-29-Apr 2022 update: Morpeth Chess Club is moving to a new venue over the summer due to building works at the rugby club.  From Weds-04-May, we will be meeting at Morpeth Conservative Club, 41 Newgate St, Morpeth NE61 1AT - usual start time of 7.15pm.

Fri-01-Apr 2022 update:  RIP Richard Symonds - a fine chess player and a fine man.  We have published a chess obituary here on

Our online Morpeth Chess Club at is still running, although it's not been very active since over-the-board chess returned. You can set up an account on for free and then just search for 'Morpeth Chess Club'.



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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 us a call or send an email 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!