Welcome to our Wolverhampton
Chess club website. You can find out more about
our club here and those who are already chess club members will
also find this website useful.
Wolverhampton Chess Club provide
opportunities to play chess socially, and or
competitively. The club runs teams in the
Birmingham, Cannock and Wolverhampton leagues.
Club Secretary as of the 2022 AGM is Phil Bull, and
Rajeev Raghavan is the chess club's new chair. Please
don't hesitate to contact us via our contacts page
or visit the club for further information or chat.
Please note venue change
details and the chess club now meets on Wednesdays:
When and where does the
The Wolverhampton West End
Working Men's Club, Merridale Street West,
Wolverhampton, West Midlands,WV3 ORW (From Wednesday
22nd June 2022 onwards).
Well, whatever your chess level
visit us at the Wolverhampton West End Working Men's Club, Merridale
Street West, Wolverhampton, West Midlands,WV3 0RW from
Wednesday 22nd June, from 7.15pm onwards, or any
And, ask a
chess club member about joining for only £20 (if paid
before the end of September, £10 for juniors. Price includes
Wolverhampton West End Club membership) £25,
possibly less depending on when you join throughout
How do I pay my membership
Paypal, cash on a chess club
night to John Lee, Phil Bull or Rajeev Raghavan,
or bank transfer payment
options are available.
But, you can attend a few times for
free. So, why not visit, play a game or two, then
Can you be the champion?
(New page launch!) Wolverhampton Chess Club
Championship open to all members, thank you,
Online play: Our Lichess online page is
too, with links to play.
Wolverhampton Chess Club
Thursday 9th September 2021.
The Chess Club opened for the first time yesterday
9th September 2021 after a shutdown of 18 months.
It was well attended and enjoyed by nine members or
prospective members, who played a variety of games and
opponents. The West End Club manager explained that
there had been a misunderstanding the previous week
when we waited in vain for the club to open its doors.
There should be no problems in the future, and since
the Club is little used on Thursdays there is plenty
of room for us to meet safely.
The Birmingham League has now published its fixture
list; we have one team of six in Division One.
Many thanks, Geoff Rosser.
And, an announcement, as of
30th July 2021:
Dear chess club members and prospective members,
Our venue, the Wolverhampton West End Working Men’s
Club (WWEWMC) is now open every evening and weekends.
So it’s possible to resume chess play, and the venue
now has new anti-bacterial LED lighting, for your
Our rooms will be available as before on Thursdays,
but may close on Mondays and Wednesdays. We expect to
restart the chess club in September, as we have an
online tournament throughout August on Thursday
There is no reason our members shouldn't play games at
the WWEWMC on any evening if they wish (if
Your chess club membership subscription includes
WWEWMC membership and will next be due in January
2022, having been suspended for a year.
Don't forget that only paid up chess club members who
are also ECF members are eligible to play in the club
teams. As decided at the AGM, your ECF membership is
not included in your chess club
membership and is due for renewal by you in August.
For details on how to pay your chess club
subscription, (or ECF membership) please ask/email one
of the committee. Also, it would be very helpful to
team captains and league organisers if both these were
obtained during August.
I trust you are looking forward to the forthcoming
over-the-board chess season and will be able to cope
with 3-dimensional chess again.
Geoff Rosser (Chairman)
So, yes, chess is set to resume,
but tributes are still here with everlasting
memories of those who have sadly passed away, and will
be dearly missed.
Wolverhampton Chess Club
Well done to Frank Wood on a very well played, great
game and progressing to the next round after victory
against the reigning champion John Mangwengwende.
Wolverhampton Chess Club
Congratulations to John Mangwengwende
Wolverhampton Chess Club Champion 2018/19 after
beating Chris Cox in the Final. Well done to
Chris Cox on becoming a finalist as that's a great
News of Success
BDSL Summer League
Well done all, 4th from top in the Open
section behind South Birmingham, West Bromwich, Mutual
BDSL 2019 Fixture link
League (WDCL) Trophies: Humphrey's Cup
(U130 each player)
League (CDCL): Chase Trophy. U551 for 4
2019/20: Well Wolverhampton win on board
count versus Stourbridge in round 1 of the
WDCL Humphrey's Cup and beat Mercia 3.5 - 0.5
Wed 26/02/2020 Geoff Rosser, Gordon Sands and
Eddie Badger won their games on boards 1, 3
and 4 respectively and Chris Cox drew on board
2. Well done all and on progressing to final
which will be against Rushall.
retain the WDCL Humphrey's Cup after
beating Stourbridge, 1 - 3 in the Final. As in the
semi final against Rushall, G
Rosser and C Cox won their games. G Sands also
won. Well done all, and the entire squad that
played at every stage in the competition.
Stourbridge 14th May at Mercia Chess Club.
Well done all,
Wolverhampton win the Chase Trophy after beating
Rugeley 3 - 1 in the final 16th May 2019.