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New players are encouraged and welcome to join our club regardless of their Chess level.

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Players without an (English Chess Federation) ECF grade: a mininum of 10 graded matches qualifies you for a grade.

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About Our Club : Gallery

 

Historic and Recent Gallery(Click on thumbnailed images to enlarge.) Wolverhampton Show Pics Added!

Some early pictures related to Wolverhampton Chess.
James Fellows and Samuel James Fellows playing chess c 1880   Photocopy of Wolverhampton Chess Club minutes collection archive. page 1   Photocopy of Wolverhampton Chess Club minutes collection archive page 30   Photocopy of Wolverhampton Chess Club minutes collection archive. page 1  
James Fellows and
Samuel James Fellows
playing chess c 1880
  Archived minutes collection
archive. p1 from 1926 AGM
  Archived page of typed
minutes c 1932 showing
details.
  Archived page of typed
minutes from 1933 showing details.
 
  The 1st Wolverhampton Rapidplay (1997 the year thought to be our centenary year until recently.)
Tony Miles playing Simul against Wolverhampton Chess Club Members Oct 12 1976   Prizegiving Image 5   Prizegiving :   Prizegiving Image 7  
.Tony Miles playing Simul against Wolverhampton Chess Club Members 1976
 

Geoff Rosser & Robert
Ward Prizegiving

  Geoff Rosser prizegiving.   Major Winner
IM Graeme Buckley
 
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The 1st Wolverhampton Rapidplay (1997 the year thought to be our centenary year until recently.)
Club Image 6   Club Image 4  

Club Image 2

  Club Image 3  
During play   During play   Second from front on
right Les Hesbrook of Wton.
  During play  
Wolverhampton Rapidplay 2004 Robert Ward Memorial tournament
Rapidplay 2004 image   Alan Ruffle being awarded   Frank & Mike   Major winner receives the Robert Ward memorial trophy.  
During play
 

Frank Wood presents
Alan Ruffle Intermediate
winner.

  Major winner Mike
Townsend about
to be presented.

  Major winner Mike Townsend
receives Robert Ward
memorial trophy.
 
 
Wolverhampton Summer League Awards 2006 and Quickplay(Blitz 10)
Wolverhampton Summer League Aug 10 Quickplay 2006   Ready for the Wolverhampton Summer League Aug 10 Quickplay 2006   Just before round 4 of the Wolverhampton Summer League Aug 10 Quickplay 2006   Some Chess study and socialising between rounds.  
The playing boards are ready.
 

Wton Chess Club's
Paul Walters
eager to commence.

  Round 4 about to begin.
  Some Chess study,
some socialising at Wton.
 
 
Winners of the club Blitz 10: Left Dominic Bader, Rob Parker the U100 winner. Also 2nd place winner  U100 Paul Walters is on the right.s   Wolverhampton Summer League Awards 07/08/08. Wolverhampton Summer League Div 3 South trophy. Recipients: front Paul Walters, rear, left to right is Barry Lewis, Gordon Sands, Peter Hubbard, Bob Khoshnevis. Richard Dawson not present.   Wolverhampton Chess Club Constitution from 1978   Great Britain Chess Needs You campaign  
Club Blitz 10, 17 May 2007   Wolverhampton Summer League Div 3 South trophy. Team Recipients: front Paul Walters, rear, left to right is Barry Lewis, Gordon Sands, Peter Hubbard, Bob Khoshnevis. Richard Dawson not present.   Wolverhampton Chess Club Constitution from 1978
  Great Britain Chess Needs You Campaign (Two Knights) Download and publicize  
 
Norman W Boyden tribute   Norman W Boyden tribute   Les Hesbrook Quiet Please poem and minutes   mm  
W N Boyden tribute from an old bulletin   Les Hesbrook endgame poem from circa 1977   Les Hesbrook "Quiet Please" poem and minutes
  Wolverhampton Chess Club member's achievements and successes in print (May 19 2008)  
Frank Wood, Gordon Sands, Paul Walters playing public at Wolverhampton Show Sat 11 July 2009   Norman W Boyden tribute   Peter Broomhall playing with  giant chess set.  Colin Haughton on right pondering at Wolverhampton Show Sun 12 July 2009   Wolverhampton Show 2009  
Sat 11 July 2009 the show begins: Giant chess board in use and Right to Left Frank Wood, Gordon Sands, Paul Walters.  
Gordon Sands and Frank Wood playing while Paul Walters waits for his next game.
  Sun 12 July 2009 Day 2. Stall set up and Richard Dawson & Paul Walters practice while waiting for the gates to open.  
Popular stall: Sun 12 July 2009 Day 2. Stall set up. Public begin to gather.
 
Paul Walters and Ray Dolan of SCA looking at camera. Barry Lewis playing.   Paul Walters setting up board for next game and Barry Lewis playing   Max Wooton playing as spectators gather.   Max Wooton playing  
Paul Walters and Ray Dolan of SCA looking at camera. Barry Lewis playing.   Paul Walters preparing for next game, Barry Lewis playing.  

Sun 12 July 2009 Max Wooton demonstrates Giant Chess as a spectators gather.

  Max Wooton playing, interesting game and fellow club member Colin Haughton observing at Wolverhampton Show Sun 12 July 2009.  
Paul Walters of Wton CC playing friendly against Peter Broomhall of Rushall.   Peter Broomhall playing with  giant chess set.  Colin Haughton on right pondering at Wolverhampton Show Sun 12 July 2009   Peter in an on board Giant chess battle. Ray Dolan having a think about his game.   Peter Broomhall playing with  giant chess set.  Colin Haughton on right pondering at Wolverhampton Show Sun 12 July 2009  
Peter Broomhall of Rushall CC playing Paul Walters : tense battle.   Peter Broomhall playing with giant chess set. Colin Haughton on right pondering at Wolverhampton Show Sun 12 July 2009.  
Popular stall: Sun 12 July 2009 Day 2. Stall set up
     
mm   All engrossed in our games   Paul Walters setting up board for next game and Barry Lewis playing  

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Sun 12 July 2009 the show goes on and Paul thinks about next move.   . All deep in thought, absorbed in our games.   . Such fun. Pity the Wolverhampton Show had to close for 2009.   Space for more pics!  
Colin Haughton plays Ray Dolan of SCA   Looks familiar but from a different angle   Barry Lewis plays as public congregates  

Intriguing games

 
Colin Haughton of Wolverhampton playing Ray Dolan of SCA in front of Great Britain Chess Needs You display   . All deep in a Giant Chess game..   Such a popular stall and all busy playing Chess.   Another angle of a game.  
Paul Walters making a move.        

 
Sun 12 July 2009 Paul Walters makes a move and other games in progress.   .   .   Space for more pics!  
Gordon Sands and Paul Walters playing a friendly at club Sept 2009      

 
Club night in Sept 2009: Gordon Sands and Paul Walters playing a friendly.   .Club night in Sept 2009: Max Wooton playing Mike Steed (foreground)   .Peter Tudor of Wolverhampton Chess Club   Matthew Tudor of Wolverhampton Chess Club  
Paul Walters making a move.        

 
Sun 12 July 2009 Paul Walters makes a move and other games in progress.   .   .   Space for more pics!  

   

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