Attention all members, Chess
enthusiasts or interested in Chess:
07/02/2019 WDCL Div 3 team
promoted to Div 2 after beating Walsall
Kipping C 4.5 - 0.5 Congratulations
and well done to Captain Gordon Sands and
all players: Rajeev Raghavan,
Geoff Rosser, John Lee, Gordon Sands, Chris
Cox, Eddie Badger, John Dugmore,
21/01/2019 Well done all.
WDCL A/Div 1 team beat West Bromwich 1.5 -
20/11/2018 Well done all.
WDCL B/Div 3 win at Mercia and at home
against Mercia 13/12/2018.
22/11/2018 BDCL Div 1 lose at
Lichfield in a close match.
WDCL A/Div 1 lose by the
narrowest of margins at Telford despite 2
top board wins from Emil Angelov and Phil
Bull and a board 6 draw by John Lee.
Well done all. 07/11/2018Well done to our WDCL A/Div 1 and
WDCL B/Div 3 teams beating Bushbury A and
Walsall Kipping B respectively 18/10/2018/
Well done to our CDCL Div 2 and
WDCL Div 3 teams for beating Rugeley Away 1
- 3 4th Sept and Halesowen 3 - 2 at Home 6th
BDSL Summer League in
Wolverhampton is participating
and has two teams. Phil Bull and
Gordon Sands are captains of Open team and
560. Please meet at club or email,
call captains via contacts page.
Also, we have a new Treasurer,
John Lee. Peter Tudor has been a
fantastic Treasurer for a number of years.
Thank you and all the best to Peter Tudor.
Well done Wolverhampton:
Humphrey's Cup winners 2017/18;
Pittaway Cup Finalists.
from Div 2 to 1.
WDCL Div 4 Champions
BDCL Div 2: Wolverhampton beat
South Birmingham B.
results on fixtures page.)
It's with great sadness that I
announce and write this. Robert Marshall
recently passed away age 57.
player and one of our club's strongest and
finest. WDCL Rock Cup Winner and played on
our highest boards for many years.
Will be missed by all. Thoughts and
condolences to Robert's family.
25/01/2018 Well done our B team, beating
Walsall Kipping, 2.5 - 1.5 at home.
15/11/2017 Well done Wolverhampton,
beating South Birmingham A, Away 2.5 - 3.5.
Open to prospective and club members: As
well the club championship,
Wolverhampton Chess Club Rapidplay
competition throughout winter season (
time limit for each player will be
either 25 minutes for the whole game or
15 minutes plus a bonus of 10 seconds
per move.) See Geoff at club
to enter and new members can still join
for bargain prices and a variety of
memberships available from just £15 a
Div 4/WDCL lose at Walsall Kipping
Wolverhampton undefeated in BDCL Div 2:
Two draws and Halesowen beaten 05/10/2017.
Club Championship 2017/18: See
Geoff Rosser at club to enter.
Entries so far: Rob Marshall, Frank
Wood, Geoff Rosser, Gordon Sands, John
Dugmore, Aaron Ujjal, John Lee, Michael
Lloyd, Eddie Badger
Note: Still time to enter.
Closing date 30th Sept 2017
AGM NEWS 5th May 2016:
Trophy Winners, New Captains, more details lower
subs and a new club Sec Michael Oakes.
Welcome and congratulations to all who've
been elected for 2016/17
Special gratitude and thanks to Barry
Lewis who is retiring as club sec after an
amazing and commdable 33 years dedicated
service to Wolverhampton Chess Club;
announce further reductions
in subscription categories. Join
from just £10 (Juniors) See Subs section,
email or call for more details or
attend club with no obligation to
join. Adults can
become social/casual members for just £15
Note : Bronze ECF
Membership can be upgraded to Silver,
Gold, Platinum on request or deducting
from subscription if anyone already holds
A former member and History
contributor to this website Keith Bate will
be appearing on the popular 15/1 TV quiz
on Thursday and Friday Oct 8th, 9th and
again on Monday 12th October.
Note : Match news and club news will soon
be on the new chess club news page and
match reports and features can be found in
chess club blog.
History section expands with
content tributes :
Mike Townsend, Alf Butcher, John Fellows,
Bert Preist, W N Boydon, Mark Duffy, P S
Walkins and Cooke family sections added
Thank you to Keith Bate and all
WSL Div 3: Our WSL B in
Div 3 beat Rushall B 0.5 - 3.5 02/06/2014
and achieve a solid draw against Bushbury
in match 2.
WSL Div 2: An impressive
0 - 4 win at Rugeley.
Well done all. full results
in WSL section.
Walrus 2014 15/05/2014 :
Wolverhampton win Walrus and deprive
Walsall Kipping of an hat trick at
Wolverhampton. In an historical repeat of
2011 Paul Walters is the last board
playing and the board result is decisive.
A loss would of a resulted in a Rushall
victory. Wolverhampton were outhr aded on
some boards and had the lowest combined
grade total. Wins against higher grades
for Barry Lewis, Steve Wilson, Paul
Walters and solid draws for Lewis Clarke,
Peter Griffith and solid draws from Peter
Jones, Dave Wightman and Peter Griffith
equalled last year's winning score and
elevated Wolverhampton just 0.5 points
above 2nd place Rushall. Well done all and
thank you to to all teams and players for
making it an exciting and memorable night
of chess battles. full scores in
BDSL (rapidplay) and WSL Summer
(standard) leagues in progress.
Wolverhampton's begin their BDSL season
playing Bushbury 07/05/2014 and win 2 - 6.
BDSL club fixtures and a new WSL 2014
section including fixtures, full scores,
tables and more are on this site All WSL
and club fixtures and BDSL club fixtures
on this site.
Congratulations and well done to all.
Wolverhampton win WDCL Pittaway Cup and
Rock Cup Blog (Dave Wightman)
and retains the CDCL Robert Ward Memorial
Trophy Blog. Wolverhampton
also are DDCL Div 2 Champions 2013/14.
Congress Success 2014 12 & 13 April
2014 at Bloxwich Leisure
Centre. Congratulations to Staffordshire
Congress participants, particularly to
Jonathan Hunt on winning the Major U160
and Thomas Sygnowski on winning the Open.
Gordon Sands also played well in the
Minor. Well done all!
Wolverhampton Chess Club
entrants at this years county congress.
Phil Bull, Jonathan Hunt, Peter Pearson
Jones, Geoff Rosser, Gordon Sands.
WDCL Trophy Success 2013/14:
A week of tremendous success as
the WDCL season ends for Wolverhampton:
Pittaway Cup Winners 01/04/2014 Wolverhampton
play a strong Kidderminster team and 2.25
handicap. Well done Wolverhampton, captain
Peter Pearson Jones and his team. full
scores on this site and in our club blog.
Read all about the epic match here. Match Report/Blog
and thank you to Mercia for hosting.
Rock Cup Success
and a second WDCL Trophy in 2 weeks for
Wolverhampton!: Well done Dave
Wightman for winning the Rock Cup
10/04/2014. Dave beat Peter Banks in the
BDCL Individual Final (Div 2) Dave
Wightman won the Div 3 individual cup last
year and made the Div 2 final this year.
Alas Dave didn't win but it's a tremendous
acheivement to become a Dív 2 finalist and
Dave is still a multiple champion. blog
Rock and Robert Ward memorial trophy
finals are pending and the season isn't
over yet. It is though for our WDCL Div 4
team who finish 3rd after losing to
Walsall Kipping 27/03/2014. Well done
27/02/2014 Busy club night with a Rock
Cup semi final, match
report blog Club championship semi
final and CDCL Div 3 match. Dave Wightman
beat Phil Burgess in the Rock Cup semi
final. Phil Bull beat Frank Wood and the
Club championship semi final and so the
Club Championship will be the winner of
Phil Bull v Dave Wightman. We also drew
with Rugeley in CDCL Div Well done all.
Mastermind was the last TV quiz show we
saw former longstanding club member and
veteran captain Keith Bate. Keith is
on yet another quiz show. Tune into
ITV's The Chase Wed 22 January
2014 to see Keith
Jan 2014 Shropshire
Congress A number of
participants from Wolverhampton Chess
Club. Well done to Gordon
Sands, Geoff Rosser and especially Phil
Bull for achieving 2nd place in the Major.
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