Sat 11 and Sun 12 July 2009
Wolverhampton Chess Club will be present at this huge event.
Everyone come along, play some friendlies with some of our members. Check out our stall. Just want to find out more about Chess? See what our Chess Club is about.
Wolverhampton Chess Club AGM was held 28 May 2009
Pittaway Cup the Final! Halesowen had a 2.25 point headstart due to being in a lower division. Their team were strong though and have recently gained promotion to WDCL Div 1. Our team were 5 regular players short so we knew we'd have a battle on our hands. Despite being outgraded Wolverhampton achieved an amazing and historic victory playing Halesowen at Stourbridge.22/04/09 Very well done to our team and acting captain for the night Martin May and also to Captain Mike Townsend for steering Wolverhampton to victory!
Also well done to Halesowen for doing so well and reaching the Pittaway Cup Final.
16/04/09 WDCL C team gain promotion to WDCL Div 2.
Attention: 18/12/08 Christmas Blitz 10 mins Club tournament!
Well done to all who participated. Martin May 1st place, Frank Wood 2nd, Keith Bate 3rd place.
Note: As most of us who attend our regularly may know Peter Broomhall has left our club. Peter did a lot for our club such as setting up a Ladder competition and All play all and always sent match results to me the webmaster super quick. Best of luck for the future Peter with your chess endeavors wherever you are. Thank you Peter, you'll be missed.
Paul Walters and on behalf of all club members.
With great sadness I report the news that Peter Thompson resigns his BDCL A team captaincy. Peter did a great job of captaining his A team to become BDCL Div 2 champions 2006/7 and gaining promotion;, a grand and historic accomplishment. Thank you to Peter for being such a fantastic captain. Frank Wood takes over temporarily as BDCL A captain.
Barry Lewis temporarily takes on this role.
Summer League 2008 key events and news has been moved to Summer league sections.
23/07/08 Ladder tournament standings and rules on display at club and details and rules to appear soon on club website.
Wolverhampton Summer League Quickplay & Awards
Thurs 7 August 2008 7.15pm onwards. A very enjoyable, well attended evening with top success for Wolverhampton players in the quickplay.
Wolverhampton Summer League Awards and Quickplay 07/08/08:
Congratulations to Paul Walters of Wolverhampton for winning the U110 section with 4.5 points out 5.
Conceding just 0.5 points in round 5 to A Hussain (Warley Quinborne)who shared =2nd place with Bob Brodie(Bushbury).
Also congratulations to Wolverhampton's Frank Wood for winning the Major (110+) and to Alf Schroeder (Bushbury) 2nd place runner up.
Well done all and thanks to all those who attended and participated in the Quickplay tournament.
Much gratitude to Peter Broomhall and John Wakelam for pairings and to Barry Lewis and Derek Laight for organising.
Time control 10 mins all moves. U110 and 110+ entries and prize sections on night!
Summer League Champions of Division 3 South as of 10 July 2008. Our B team secured a draw at Walsall Kipping and 10 points from 3 match wins and 1 draw. Well Done everyone and particularly to captain Gordon Sands!
Summer League 2007/8: A team achieve a much better performance than last year by winning 3 matches and drawing to Stafford. Our team score 10 points and lose only to Rushall who are safely on top of table with no losses.
Those who haven't done so already please email with any details you'd like included on a members list even if you only want your name included and or email address. This list will enhance club member communications.
Historical information added to Club History section July 2007.
09/08/08 Most of our Summer League B championship winning team met at our club to be photographed by the Express & Star for a feature. The feature and photograph appeared in the Express & Star 11/08/08 on page 15 and Wolverhampton Chronicle Thurs 14/08/08 on page 3.
22/05/08 Wolverhampton retain the Walrus Trophy by just 0.5 points. Well done to all participants and players for making it a very enjoyable event on our chess calendar. Full board scores to be published soon. Walrus Full Scores
WDCL Lightning Chess event held at our club 24/04/08
None of our 4 teams won but Paul Walters achieved joint 1st place in the Minor section by scoring 5 out of 6, 4 wins 2 draws.
Staffordshire Chess Association award Wolverhampton with Chess Club of the Year for 2007! Read More
Note: Perhaps all members could endeavor to tell their team captains of their availability for forthcoming matches. This will help your captain to fill a place if a player's absent and thus decrease the default board scenario/match rescheduling."