South Shields A team secured the necessary points against Gateshead at the Carlton Club to pip them at the final hurdle . It was a tight match with the final score of 3.5 to 1.5 . The Result now means that next season the team will be promoted to the First Division of the Northumberland Chess League .
At the same time the South Shields B Team playing at home at The New Ship managed to pull out an excellent Draw against Tynedale Rievers . This put South Shields B in 3rd Place in the 3rd Division of the Northumberland League by a single board point .
With two matches left in the Durham League the South Shields Team are playing for a respectable mid place position in Division 2 .
This season has been a bit of a renaissance season , having for many years struggling to pull one team together we now have 3 teams with the possibility of a 4th team next season ,
The relative success can be put down to a great club spirit . The players moved around within the teams in order to give a wide range of opportunities and all efforts were truly appreciated .