Covid-19 update: Wednesday club nights suspended

Morpeth Chess Club has gone online at  You can set up an account on for free and then just search for 'Morpeth Chess Club'.

We play in weekly online Northumberland club nights (usually on a Wednesday 7.30pm - 9.30pm) on

We aim to re-open for over-the-board chess on the first Wednesday after the final national Covid restrictions are lifted.  Although this may be subject to change, the Government is currently proposing to lift restrictions on Mon 21 June, which would mean that our first in-person club night will be 7.15pm Weds 23 June at Morpeth Rugby Club.

We will keep this webpage updated if there are further Government announcements as we get closer to 21 June.



David Watson 0191 280 1091

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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!