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Matches and fuel costs

A request stemming from the committee meeting 23/04/09.

Could everyone who car shares who has a lift please remember to contribute toward fuel costs if you can afford to.

Running a car isn't cheap, wear and tear, maintenance, fuel costs aren't cheap even for local matches and much higher for longer distance fixtures.

393 match games played this Winter season. Approximately 30 Away matches. Many miles are covered during a season.





Members Section

  Club competitions and AGM trophy contenders 2012/13

Attention all members this site needs your Input! Any exceptional or even interesting games you've played can be featured on the club website. Just Email the PGNs with optional comments.

Playing in a tournament soon? Any Chess achievements?

Email us and get a mention here. If you do well in any chess event you can gain a place on the special members achievement notice board in this section of the site.

Wolverhampton Show 2013 : Chess in the Park.

Sat 13 and Sun 14 July 2013

Wolverhampton Chess Club's fifth consecutive year at the mammoth and popular Wolverhampton, City Show.

Club Chess diary dates

Thurs 07/03/2013 Wolverhampton Chess Club Spring Quickplay.

Recent Events :

Thurs 20 Sept 2012 Chess Club at University of Wolverhampton "Clubs and Societies " Fresher's Fayre day.

Chess club members Peter Pearson Jones, Peter Tudor and Bob Khoshnevis attended and promoted our club and chess. The event was a great success and our chess club stall proved to be very popular. Paul Walters planned to attend but didn't as his partner went into labour in the early hours of Thurs 20/09/2012 and Paul's daughter was born at 18.08hrs that day.


Match News

Winter Season Leagues 2011/12

Birmingham league (BDCL):

A team: Tues 16/04/13 Away playing Greenlands.

Wolverhampton league (WDCL):

A Team (Div 2): Thurs 21/03/13 Home playing Boldmere St Michael's A (Final match)

B Team (Div 3): Thurs 04/04/13 Home playing Stafford B (final match).

C Team (Div 4): Thurs 21/02/13 Home playing Mercia B (final match)

WDCL Trophies:

Pittaway Cup Final : playing Stafford at a neutral venue.

Humphreys Cup (U130) Round 1 : Mon 10/09/12 Away playing Rushall.

Dudley league:
A Team (Div 2): Tues 23/04/13 Away playing Mutual Circle.

Cannock league : (not entered for 2012/13)

Click Club team fixtures link for more details and scores.

Members Achievements section

2011/12 Paul Walters Club Champion 2012 Well done.

Robert Marshall wins club Spring Quickplay 5/5.

2010/11 Oladejo Olaleye All Play All Club Champion 2011! Well done Done Ola.

Dave Wightman wins club Autumn Quickplay 5/5.

Rob Marshall wins club Buzzer Lightning tournament 6.5/7. 03/02/11

Colin Haughton wins club Spring Quickplay 4/5 10/03/11.

Nigel Collings 3.5/5 Minor Section Dudley Spectrum Chess

Dave Wightman progress to Semi Final of BDCL Div 2 Individual Cup

Frank Wood Rock Cup Semi Finalist.


29/07/10 Dave Wightman Wolverhampton Summer League Quickplay winner of Open Section.

Richard Dawson Awarded Best player in Div 2 and A team Champions of WSL Div 2 with maximum points.


06/08/09 Mike Townsend Wolverhampton Summer League Quickplay Joint winner of Major section.

Gordon Sands joint winner of Minor section.

18/12/08 Martin May wins Winter Blitz 10 club championship with a score of 5/6; Frank Wood 2nd 4/6; Keith Bate 3rd 3.5/6


04/09/08 Club rapidplay 15 mins Tourny. Ben Marlow 1st place, Martin May 2nd

Wolverhampton Summer League Quickplay 07/08/08:

Paul Walters U110 section outright winner scoring 4.5 points out 5.

Frank Wood 110+ section outright winner

WDCL Lightning Chess event Thurs 24 April. Paul Walters achieved joint 1st place in the Minor section by scoring 5 out of 6, 4 wins, 2 draws.

Blitz 10 Thurs 10 April

Rob Parker 1st place
Bob Khoshnevis 2nd place
Paul Walters 3rd place


Dominic Bader (7.5/8)/1st place 100+ Blitz 10 17/05/07

Martin May (5.5/8)/ 2nd place 100+ Blitz 10 17/05/07

Rob Parker (6.5/8)/1st place U100 Blitz 10 17/05/07

Paul Walters (5/8)/2nd place U100 Blitz 10 17/05/07

Blitz 10 points tables


Rob Parker 1st place winner of our club Blitz 5 min Championship event, Ungraded section..

Paul Walters 2nd place Runner up Blitz 5 min club championship, Ungraded Section.

Rob Parker joint 1st place winner, Minor section of the Wolverhampton Summer league Quickplay Aug 10 2006.

Robert Marshall retains his title as Wolverhampton Blitz Champion in the graded section.

Rob Parker 1st place winner of our club Blitz 5 min Championship event, Ungraded section..

Paul Walters 2nd place Runner up Blitz 5 min club championship, Ungraded Section.



Note: Trophies to be awarded at our AGM and trophy recipients shall be identified at end of the season and are subject to confirmation.


Defaults Do Count.


17/04/2013 Current standings


Millennium Cup (highest percentage): Dave Wightman 78.95% from 19 matches.


Next highest : Jonathan Hunt 77.78%


W N Boydon (Most WDCL match points): Dave Wightman 9.5 (WDCL A : 1 default win and 1.5 Pittaway) Jonathan Hunt .9.5 (WDCL A + b: 1 default win and 1.5 Pittaway)


Les Hesbrook Trophy (highest WDCL match percentage):


Peter Pearson Jones and Mike Townsend 92.86%


Runners Up:


Merit Cup (most matches played): Dave Wightman 19 games, Phil Porter, Jonathan Hunt 18 matches.


Most points


Club Championship 2012/13!


All Wolverhampton Chess Club 2012/13 Winter and Summer fixtures on website. All club fixtures and previous years fixtures in archives on site.



Club Members Noticeboard

Club subscriptions  are now due mid Summer and prompt payment prior to 01 Sept 2012 is  greatly appreciated as this will facilitate league registration.   All payments before this date are discounted in addition to new member 50% discount. Club Subscriptions for 2012/13 have had to rise slightly due to an increase in room rent but new ECF bronze membership is included..

Late registrations are commonplace though and membership renewal and recruitment is continual throughout the year.

Note: Could all members tell their team captains of their availability for forthcoming matches. This will help captains to fill a place if a player's absent and thus decrease the liklihood of defaulting boards and rescheduling.


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