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New Members & Registrations

Winter leagues in progress.  

Wolverhampton Chess Club are recruiting for 2018/19 season NOW! Note subs for winter season can be paid to Frank Wood or Michael Oakes

Prompt payment ensures eligibility to play graded league chess games but recruitment is continual.

Welcome to our new members:

Chris Cox

Moin Uddin

Rajeev Raghaven

Join for just 15 and play social chess as a  (casual member/play social chess.) Juniors:  10 a year inclusive of ECF membership option.

Club subscriptions 2017/18  full member: 30 inclusive of ECF Bronze membership and membership of Wolverhampton West End Working men's club.

10  junior member: inclusive of optional ECF Bronze membership and membership of Wolverhampton West End Working men's club.

15  Casual member:inclusive of membership of Wolverhampton West End Working men's club. (with option to upgrade for those who prefer social rather than competitive league chess.

Note : Bronze ECF Membership can be upgraded to Silver, Gold, Platinum on request or deducting from subscription if anyone already holds ECF Membership

Pro rata subs throughout the season..

New Members

2017/18: Welcome aboard our latest new members Michael Lloyd, Eddie Badger, Aaron Uijal


Very Sad Club Announcements

Very sad news/ex members passing:

It's with great sadness that I announce and write this.  Robert Marshall recently passed away.  A great player and arguably one of our club's strongest and finest.   Thoughts and condolences to Robert's family. 

Tributes may appear soon.

 

 

Mr Leslie Hesbrook: Les Hesbrook passed away 6 Nov 2010 at age 88.

Mr Leslie Hesbrook Tribute Page

Colin Bourne Jones passed away peacefully June 3 2011 aged 75 years.  Sadly missed but fondly remembered by all his Friends and Family.

Very sad news filtered through at the start of 2014 regarding Alf Schroeder who passed away Dec 31 2013.  Alf was a longstanding member of Bushbury Chess Club but was a member of Wolverhampton Chess Club years ago and played on high county boards close to Alf Butcher.   Condolences to Bushbury, family and all who knew Alf, a great player who'll missed by so many.

 

Simon Walters died Thurs 25/10/2012. My nephew liked to play chess with me and attended our chess club a couple of times.  I'm sorry. here: By Paul Walters.

Website Updates

 


Note: Match results are added as soon as possible.

  • 19/10/2018 WDCL Div 1 and 3 team results added from 18/10/2018 res21/09/2018 Humphrey's Cup round 1 results added.
  • 17/09/2018
  • New members welcome;  WDCL results added from 06 and 13/10/2018
  • 29/01/2018 WDCL Div 4 results added.
  • 18/01/2018 WDCL results added.
  • 16/11/2017 BDCL Div 2 S Birmingham A results added.
  • 10/11/2017 BDCL Results added.  Robert Marshall. 20/10/2017 CDCL results added from 19/10/10/2017
  • 13/10/2017 WDCL Div 4 results added and Club Rapidplay details
  • 07/10/2017 BDCL Div 2 results added from 05/10/2017
  • 22/09/2017 WDCL Div 4; BDCL Div 2 results added and Club Championship 2017/18 update
  • 11/2/2017 WDCL rresults added.
  • 6/12/2016 Fixtures page back online and all results I've been sent
  • 23/04/2016 AGM details and CDCL results added from 21/04/2016.
  • 08/04/2016 WDCL Div 2 Boldmere results added from 07/04/2016 and Div 2 Championship success news added.
  • 01/04/2016 DDCL and WDCL Div 2 results added from 31/03/2016 and Rock Cup news success.
  • 28/03/2016 BDCL results added.
  • 18/03/2016 WDCL and CDCL results updated.
  • 26/02/2016 WDCL Div 2 Bushbury results added and stats updated on news page.
  • 23/02/2016 WDCL Div 2 results added from 22/02/2016
  • 10/02/2016 results added.
  • 22/01/2016 BDCL results from 14th and 21st Jan 2016 added.
  • 16/01/2016 DDCL Results added.
  • Some previous Updates

 

Welcome


Welcome to our Wolverhampton Chess club website. Visitors can find out more about our club here and those who are already members will also find this site and its various sections very useful.

Wolverhampton Chess Club provides opportunities to playing chess socially and or competitively. The club runs teams in the Birmingham, Cannock and Wolverhampton leagues. Please see Contacts page, email or call. Our Club Secretary is now Michael Oakes.  Please don't hesitate to contact us via our contacts page or visit the club for further information or chat.

The Chess Club meets at 7.30 - 10.30pm on Thursdays at Wolverhampton West End Working Men's Club, 71-73 Merridale Street West, Wolverhampton, WV3 ORW. All are welcome.   

 

Anouncement and Attention Chess Players

Wolverhampton and District Chess League Blitz Tournament May 2nd 2019

To Start Celebrating the leagues 75th Anniversary in 2020 all WDCL Clubs are invited to participate in our first ever FIDE Rated Blitz Tournament.

 WDCL are running a FIDE rated Blitz Tournament on Thursday May 2nd at the venue of Wolverhampton Chess Club; Wolverhampton West End WMC, 71-73 Merridale Street West, Wolverhampton, WV3 0RW, starting at 19h30.

The tournament is for WDCL member clubs and will be for teams of 4 players per side.

Time control will be 5mins per game with 5 Secs per move increment. Five Rounds will be played on the night, this may be altered depending on numbers of entries. Clubs can enter as many teams as they choose.

The tournament will be an open tournament, all play all with no grading limit or handicap system.

Tournament will be run by International Arbiter Matt Carr.

 

Entry Fee is 2 per team.

Entries to David Fone WDCL Secretary, by email please. Please let me know asap if you will or will not participate

Closing date for entries is Friday 26th April.

 

Kind regards

David Fone

 

Any Wolverhampton Chess Club players that would like to play in this tournament contact our Club Secretary Michael Oakes.

 

News of Success

WDCL Div 3/B team Promoted: 07/02/2019  Congratulations and well done to our Wolverhampton B team/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, Michael Oakes.

WDCL Trophies:

Humphrey's Cup

2018/19:  Wolverhampton progress to the Final of WDCL Humphrey's Cup after beating Rushall Away 1 - 3 with wins from J Lee, G Rosser and C Cox 28/01/2019.  

 



 

 

 

Club Events Achievements and General News Summary

Champions

2013/14 2012/13 2011/12 2010/11  
Club Phil Bull Dave Wightman Paul D Walters (54.5 points) Oladejo Olaleye (107.5 points)  
           

Spring Rapidplay

  Mike Townsend (4.5/5) Robert Marshall (Quickplay 5/5) Colin Haughton (Quickplay 4/5)  

2011/12 : Club Championship : With the spring Rapidplay taking up the final evening of this year's Club Championship, nobody was able to challenge long time leader Paul Walters' position at the top of the table.  Congratulations to Paul, 2012 Wolverhampton Chess Club Champion, for his hard work during the six months that the competition has run and for some fine wins.  Long time challenger Peter Pearson-Jones came second, with Peter Hubbard taking third place just ahead of Gordon Sands in fourth and Barry Lewis in fifth place.  (See Events 2011/12 Club Championship section for more details and weekly club championship archives)

See Club Honours page for more details of success

Wolverhampton Show Exhibitors 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013.

Wolverhampton Show Page

Website supported 1st Macmillan Rapidplay 2009. Press Release: Read More

 

County Matches and County Congresses

 
 

 

 
 

Daily Chess Puzzle


Latest News: Club & Publicity:

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, Michael Oakes.

21/01/2019 Well done all.  WDCL A/Div 1 team beat West Bromwich 1.5 - 4.5

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 Sept respectively. 

 

BDSL Summer League: 

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.

BDCL Promotion from Div 2 to 1.

WDCL Div 4 Champions

BDCL Div 2:  Wolverhampton beat South Birmingham B.

 (See all results on fixtures page.)

It's with great sadness that I announce and write this. Robert Marshall recently passed away age 57.
A great 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.

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 contributors.

News Archive and features 2011/12

News Archive and features 2012/13

News Archive and features 2013/14

 

County Congress and participation

 


Staffordshire Chess Congress

Sat 12 & Sun 13 April 2014 at Bloxwich Leisure Centre (live links)

A number of Wolverhampton Chess Club members will be particating in the congress.

Minor Major(U160) Open
     
Gordon Sands Peter Pearson Jones, Jonathan Hunt, Geoff Rosser Phil Bull

Good luck to all Wolverhampton Chess Club entrants at this years county congress. Hope it's a great congress and enjoyed by all.

Wolverhampton Chess Club members are eligible to play and participate in Staffordshire County matches.

The teams are as follows;

U160 U140

U120 Bulldogs:

U120 Terriers:

Staffordshire play SCCU 3/ NCCU2 in the National Quarter Finals on May 18th but lost to Kent.

Dave Wightman played in this high level match and drew Well done Dave!

[Match report by Dave Wightman]

full score here as a pdf file]

MCCU Website

Current News from our County Website

More details on Staffordshire County Website

 

 

County Matches and Staffordshire County Congress

Junior Chess and Chess Training site

Bloxwich Junior Chess Club

Sat 2nd February 2013: Simultaneous Display by English Chess Federation President Roger Edwards. V 17 Junior Players of the above Club. Read more

Exciting news : NEW Chess training website for kids. Wolverhampton Chess Club member and resident chess trainer Peter Pearson Jones has created and built a fantastic new Chess teaching/ training website. The site will eventually offer a wide range of chess training; introduction and chess training from the basics to advanced level. It is a privilege to be the first to see this fantastic new website especially prior to the official launch which will occur soon. Thank you and very well done to Peter Pearson Jones. An advanced preview here and the beginners section is operational. www.cyber-chess.co.uk(Site is still subject to some development and addition of further sections)

Cyber-Chess

About This Website

This site is an exciting venture and project that will extend the club's horizons by bringing a flavour of what our club is about via the world wide web. It is envisaged that this new club site will help promote Wolverhampton Chess and its Chess club as well as helping players and those with Chess interests.As of 26/07/07 website the domain name www.wolverhamptonchessclub.org.uk/ became operational.

29 Aug 2006 This site is now well developed and includes a Club History section and gallery. If anyone has further historic details relating to Wolverhampton Chess Club please email our webmaster.

As of 1 June 2006 this website was constructed but incomplete in parts as some sections required more information and content.

Site Compatibility : This site has been tested with a variety of browsers and should display fine and function flawlessly. If you do encounter problems please email webmaster.

www.regencychess.co.uk/