Tynedale Chess Club is celebrating its 45th year, and is now at The Ovington Social Club.

Now meeting every Monday at 7pm, the club encourages both new and returning players to join. Club members are eager to support, offer advice, and foster a passion for the game.

The club said: "New members are always welcome. If you are just starting or would like to restart playing chess, the club members are keen to support and actively help and advise."

Throughout the year, players have opportunities to engage in inter club matches, experience competitions at various levels and venues, and participate in online challenges with the broader chess community.

The club also hosts in-house tournaments, ensuring a lively and competitive atmosphere.

Tynedale Chess Club prides itself on its all-inclusive and welcoming environment, with a particular emphasis on assisting and guiding newcomers.

"All are welcome. Come along any Monday at 7pm. Try your hand and make a move," the club said.