Our 2017 AGM was held on the 31st of August and it proved to be quite entertaining . The Club had quite a successful season . We also had the opportunity to finally present the awards for the previous season Division 2 Championship team.
Last season with the help of all the club members South Shields won the Durham League Second Division , retained the Ron Evers Rapid Play Trophy for the second year in Succession ,won the Northern Counties Chess Union Seniors Trophy and are in the final of the Summer Knockout Plate . Chris Sayers won the Durham Congress Minor Competition and Dave Patterson won the Tony Mezzo Trophy for best performance by a Durham League Player in the Major . It is going to be a major challenge to better this in 2018 .