Leam Lane Chess Club was founded in 1974. It since its early years has always been based at the Leam Lane Working Mens Club. It may be the only chess club in the North East region to have always been at the same venue. It is also the only chess club in the region and perhaps in all of England which prints its own scoresheets with the club name proudly displayed at the heading. Furthermore, it is the only North East club which has had a Grandmaster and an International Master playing for its team.


The club has an outstanding record in the Northumberland league. Its top team Leam Lane Aces have been league champions numerous times during the last decade.

Leam Lane Aces Leam Lane Bullets Leam Lane Comets
2016-17 7th in Division 1 10th in Division 2
2015-16 10th in Division 1 9th in Division 2
2014-15 2nd in Division 1 2nd in Division 2
2013-14 6th in Division 1
2012-13 Champions of Division 1 Winners of Division 2
2011-12 Champions of Division 1 4th in Division 2
2010-11 Champions of Division 1


The Club Championships are an annual summer event. Here is our list of past and current worthy champions.

Club Championship Winner
2015 Robert Forsythe