Welcome

If you are interested in playing league chess or simply wish to play social chess you will be very welcome! We meet on Wednesdays @ 7:30pm.

In order to join the club you need to be a member of the Social Club, this will cost you approximately £25. The fee to be a member of the chess club is £25 and juniors is £12.50. Members not wishing to play league chess will be charged £15.

A list of fixtures for the Birmingham League  is available by clicking the fixtures tab.

 

Please contact Des Green on 07736 066825 or 0121 246 2295 for further details.




Coleshill Social Club, Ivy Lodge, Parkfield Road, Coleshill

About us

Coleshill Chess Club was founded on Wednesday 4th May 2016. Des Green was appointed as the club secretary and applications were made to play in the Birmingham & District Chess League and the Cannock & District Chess League. The team finished a creditable 5th out of 13 in Division 6 of the Birmingham League and Paul Barrett won the first trophy for the fledgling club when he was victorious in the Division 6 Individual Tournament. The Cannock League team finished bottom in a division of 4 teams.

The following season, 2017/18, following an increase in membership the club fielded two teams in Division 6 of the Birmingham League comprising 12 teams. Promotion was achieved to Division 5 by the "A" team when they finished second to a strong University of Birmingham team. The "B" team finished in 8th position. The Cannock League team finished 4th in a division of 5 teams.

2018/19 season resulted in the Division 5 team finishing top of the Birmingham League of 12 and gaining promotion to Division 4. The Division 6 team finished 12th out of 14. The club also reached the final of the Dudley M Townshend Trophy losing to an extremely strong Redditch outfit. Individual success came with Tom Vanes winning the Birmingham League's Under 80 tournament, Paul Barrett appeared in his second final but was defeated in the Under 120 section. The Cannock League team lost only one match all season and finished 3rd out of 5 in a very tight campaign. Richard Bailey became the first winner of the Ray Dolan Trophy when he was successful in the tournament for players graded less than 100. Richard also reached the final of the Robert Ward Plate.





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 Coleshill Social Club, Ivy Lodge, Parkfield Road, Coleshill Birmingham, B46 3LD

 Contact: Des Green

 Phone: 07736 066825

 Email: desgreen63@virginmedia.com

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Honours

COLESHILL CHESS CLUB

Team Honours

Runners-up - Division 6 -Birmingham & District Chess League 2017/2018

Champions - Division 5 - Birmingham & District Chess League 2018/2019

Runners-up - Dudley M Townshend Memorial Trophy 2018/2019

Runners-up - Birmingham & District Chess League - Team Lightning Tournament - Section C - 2019

Champions - Birmingham & District Minor League - 2018/2019

Runners-up - Division 4 - Birmingham & District Chess League 2019/2020

Winners Dudley M Townshend Memorial Trophy 2019/2020

Individual Honours

Paul Barrett - Birmingham & District Chess League Division 6 Individual Tournament winner 2016/2017

                         Birmingham & District Chess League Maximum 120 Individual Tournament Runner--up 2018/2019

                         Cannock & District Chess League - Runner-up in the Robert Ward Plate - 2019/2020

Richard Bailey - Cannock & District Chess League - Winner of the Ray Dolan Trophy - 2018/2019

                              Cannock & District Chess League - Runner-up in the Robert Ward Plate - 2018/2019

                              Cannock & District Chess League - Winner of the Robert Ward Plate 2019/2020

Malcolm Jones - Braille Chess Association Summer Points Ladder - Winner  2020

                             Braille Chess Association Summer Points Ladder - Winner 2021

Tom Vanes - Birmingham & District Chess League Maximum 80 Individual Tournament Winner 2018/2019

Kieran Mills - Cannock & District Chess League - Runner-up in The Ray Dolan Trophy - 2019/2020

                     - Birmingham & District Chess League Maximum 80 Individual Tournament Runner-up 2019/2020

Administrative roles

Des Green - President of the Birmingham & District Chess League - 2019-2020, 2020-2021, 2021-2022

                   - President of the Cannock & District Chess League - 2017-2019

                   


News

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Another friendly fixture
03 Aug 22

Wednesday 27th July 2022 the club welcomed Nuneaton Chess Club who play in the Coventry & District Chess League. The team of Peter Thompson, Graham Barrett, Paul Barrett, Tom Vanes, Des Green and Thomas Cassisi were victorious by 4-2. It is hoped that this fixture will be held on an annual basis with the teams alternating who acts as hosts.


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Friendly victory
24 Jul 22

The return fixture against Ward End Social was played on Wednesday 20th July at Coleshill Social Club. The Coleshill team were victorious by 4 - 2. The club will be entertaining Nuneaton Chess Club on Wednesday 27th July 2022.



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AGM
13 Jul 22

The AGM was held on 18th May 2022, if anyone would like a copy, please contact Des Green. Email desgreen63@virginmedia.com.

The club will be entering three teams into the Birmingham League for the coming season. Division 3 (6 boards), Division 5 (4 boards) and the Minor Division (3 boards).

Three friendly matches have been arranged. The first one was an away fixture against Ward End Social on Monday 20th June 2022. The match was won by Coleshill  by 4.5 to 1.5.

Wednesday 20th July v Ward End Social at home.

Wednesday 27th July v Nuneaton at home.

Anyone interested in joining Coleshill Social Club please contact Des Green on 07736 066825 or 0121 246 2295.



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AGM
10 May 22

The AGM of the Coleshill Chess Club will be held on Wednesday 18th May 2022 at the Coleshill Social Club commencing at 7:30 pm. If you are a member, please do your best to attend. If you are interested in playing, whether league or social chess, please come and have a look. Further details can be had by contacting the secretary, Des Green, on 07736 066825.


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BDCL Div Five Solihull vs Coleshill on 27-Apr-2022
28 Apr 22

The Division five team of Eamon Murphy, Gary Haycock, Malcolm Jones and Des Green recorded their fourth consecutive draw in their last match of the season.


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BDCL Minor Div Coleshill vs Solihull "B" on 13-Apr-2022
15 Apr 22

The season ended with a defeat for the Minor Division team of Malcolm Jones, Des Green and Colin Bissell.


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BDCL Minor Div Solihull "C" vs Coleshill on 06-Apr-2022
07 Apr 22

The Minor Division team of Eamon Murphy, Oliver Kettlewell and Rob Payne were defeated in their penultimate match of the season against a strong Solihull outfit who gained revenge for the reversal in the previous league encounter.


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BDCL Div Five Coleshill vs Rushall on 30-Mar-2022
31 Mar 22

Coleshill welcomed Rushall for what turned out to be a close encounter against a team placed third in the league and looking for promotion. The team of Ray Bettam, Malcolm Jones, Gary Haycock and Colin Bissell fared well when encountering a team that out graded them on every board. The draw ensured that Rushall will remain in Division 5 for next season.


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BDCL Minor Div Coleshill vs Solihull "C" on 23-Mar-2022
24 Mar 22

The Minor Division team of Eamon Murphy, Oliver Kettlewell and Rob Payne earned a hard won  battle against against a strong Solihull outfit. The win is the second in succession for the team and keeps them in third place in the league.


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BDCL Div Three South Birmingham vs Coleshill on 21-Mar-2022
22 Mar 22

The trip to play South Birmingham resulted in a 3-3 draw which ensures that promotion to Division 2 is now out of the question. The team of Peter Thompson, Mike Wildboar, Graham Barrett, Paul Barrett, Tom Vanes and Des Green (substituting for Covid victim Richard Bailey) played out a close encounter against players who out graded our team on four boards by over 300 points.


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BDCL Div Three Coleshill vs Sutton Coldfield on 16-Mar-2022
17 Mar 22

The team of Peter Thompson, Mike Wildboar, John Smith, Paul Barrett, Graham Barrett and Richard Bailey suffered a defeat against local rival Sutton Coldfield which has seriously dented their chances of promotion to Division Two. They have one game to play, which they need to win to be in with a chance of finishing in the top two.


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BDCL Div Five Mutual Circle vs Coleshill on 01-Mar-2022
02 Mar 22

The team of Ray Bettam, Malcolm Jones, Gary Haycock and Des Green travelled to Mutual Circle and returned with a 2 - 2 draw.


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BDCL Div Three Mercia vs Coleshill on 01-Mar-2022
02 Mar 22

The team of Peter Thompson, Mike Wildboar, Paul Barrett, Graham Barrett, Richard Bailey and Tom Vanes returned home from the trip to Mercia with an outstanding 5 - 1 victory to enhance their chances of promotion to Division 2.


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BDCL Minor Div Coleshill vs Ward End Social on 23-Feb-2022
24 Feb 22

The team of Oliver Kettlewell, Rob Payne and Colin Bissell completed a 3-0 double over their opponents.


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BDCL Div Three Oscott "A" vs Coleshill on 23-Feb-2022
24 Feb 22

The team of Peter Thompson, Mike Wildboar, Paul Barrett, Graham Barrett, Richard Bailey and Tom Vanes were defeated for the first time this season when they went down in a close match with league leaders Oscott "A".


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BDCL Div Three Coleshill vs University of Birmingham on 16-
17 Feb 22

The University advised us late on Tuesday evening by email that they would be fielding five players only. They further advised early evening on the match date that one of their players was unavailable due to injury and that the remaining four players would be travelling to honour the fixture. An email sent at 6:45 pm advised that due to bad weather the four players would not be travelling. We were surprised as to why contact was not made by phone or text, we therefore claimed the match.


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BDCL Div Five Kynoch "B" vs Coleshill on 14-Feb-2022
15 Feb 22

The team of Malcolm Jones, Eamon Murphy, Gary Haycock and Des Green were outplayed on the night and slumped to a disappointing defeat.


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BDCL Minor Div Solihull "A" vs Coleshill on 02-Feb-2022
03 Feb 22

The Minor Division team of Des Green, Colin Bissell and Oliver Kettlewell travelled to Solihull to play their "A" squad. The reverse fixture had seen a 1.5 all draw, this time the hosts were the victors with a 2-1 victory.


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BDCL Div Five Coleshill vs Shirley & Wythall on 26-Jan-2022
27 Jan 22

A strong Shirley & Wythall outfit out graded the home team on three boards and were deserved winners in this Division 5 encounter.


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BDCL Div Three Stourbridge vs Coleshill on 26-Jan-2022
27 Jan 22

This rematch against Stourbridge was again a very close affair with neither side able to claim the advantage.


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BDCL Minor Div Solihull "B" vs Coleshill on 19-Jan-2022
20 Jan 22

The Coleshill team of Eamon Murphy, Des Green and Rob Payne travelled to Solihull for their third match in the Minor Division of the Birmingham Chess League. They suffered their first defeat of the season after three close games.


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BDCL Div Five Ward End vs Coleshill on 17-Jan-2022
18 Jan 22

The team of Ray Bettam, Malcolm Jones, Gary Haycock and Eamon Murphy travelled the short distance to Ward End and returned empty handed following a good performance by the hosts.


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BDCL Minor Div Coleshill vs Solihull "A" on 12-Jan-2022
13 Jan 22

The team of Des Green, Colin Bissell and Rob Payne secured a home draw against an evenly matched Solihull team.


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BDCL Div Five Coleshill vs Longbridge on 15-Dec-2021
16 Dec 21

The team of Ray Bettam, Gary Haycock, Malcolm Jones and Eamon Murphy went down to previously named Greenlands in four evenly matched games.


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Defeat to Longbridge
16 Dec 21

The Coleshill team of Ray Bettam, Gary Haycock, Malcolm Jones and Eamon Murphy lost their final match of 2021 by the margin 0f 1.5 to 2.5. The visitors were previously known as Greenlands went home victorious in for well matched games.



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BDCL Townshend Stourbridge vs Coleshill on 14-Dec-2021
15 Dec 21

Coleshill were victorious following a 3-3 draw in the final of the delayed 2019/2020 competition.

Board count resulted in Coleshill winning by virtue of wins on boards 2 and 3 giving a total of 5 as opposed to Stourbridge wins on boards 5 and 6 giving a total of 11, lower count wins.


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Trophy winners!
15 Dec 21

Coleshill registered their first win in a trophy competition when they defeated Stourbridge in a closely fought battle on Tuesday 14th December 2021.. The 2019/2020 final had been held over due to the Covid epidemic. Olton Chess Club hosted the final and it finished level at 3-3. The board count rule was applied, winning board numbers are added together and the team with the lower total win. Coleshill won on boards 2 and 3 giving a total of 5 whilst Stourbridge won on boards 5 and 6 to give them a total of 11. Congratulations go to Peter Thompson, Mike Wildboar, Paul Barrett, Graham Barrett, Richard Bailey and Tom Vanes who were victorious on the night.


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CDCL Div Three Coleshill vs Rugeley on 08-Dec-2021
10 Dec 21

With three players crying off on the morning of the match, Coleshill performed well in their last match of the shortened Cannock League season. The team of Gary Haycock, Malcolm Jones, Oliver Kettlewell and Des Green were out graded on all boards but matched their opponents in four close encounters.


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BDCL Div Three Oscott "B" vs Coleshill on 08-Dec-2021
10 Dec 21

The team of Peter Thompson, John Smith, Mike Wildboar, Paul Barrett, Graham Barrett and Richard Bailey outplayed their opponents in recording an emphatic win.


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Mixed results
10 Dec 21

There were two matches involving Coleshill on Wednesday 8th December 2021. The Division 3 team of Peter Thompson, John Smith, Mike Wildboar, Paul Barrett, Graham Barrett and Richard Bailey travelled to play Oscott "B'. They returned with an emphatic 5 - 1 victory to continue their unbeaten start to the season. The Cannock League team played their final match of the shortened season when they entertained Rugeley. A much changed team from the originally selected players, three cry offs on the morning of the match,  performed well but went down by 2.5 to 1.5. Gary Haycock, Malcolm Jones, Oliver Kettlewell and Des Green were out graded on all boards but matched their opponents in four tightly fought battles.


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BDCL Div Five Sutton Coldfield "B" vs Coleshill on 06-Dec-2
07 Dec 21

A first win of the season for the team of Ray Bettam, Gary Haycock, Malcolm Jones and Des Green. They travelled to local rivals Sutton Coldfield and returned with a well deserved victory.


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A win on the road
07 Dec 21

The Division five team of Ray Bettam, Gary Haycock, Malcolm Jones and Des Green enjoyed their first win of the season when defeating local rivals Sutton Coldfield 'B' at Minworth.


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BDCL Div Three Coleshill vs Kynoch on 01-Dec-2021
02 Dec 21

The team of Peter Thompson, John Smith, Paul Barrett, Graham Barrett, Richard Bailey and Tom Vanes continued their unbeaten start to the season with a victory over Kynoch.


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Unbeaten start continues
02 Dec 21

The Division 3 team of Peter Thompson, John Smith, Paul Barrett, Graham Barrett, Richard Bailey and Tom Vanes beat Kynoch 4 - 2 to maintain their unbeaten start to the season.


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BDCL Div Five Kynoch "A" vs Coleshill on 29-Nov-2021
30 Nov 21

A draw was a fair result between two teams who were matched evenly.


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Honours even!
30 Nov 21

On Monday 29th November the Division 5 team of Ray Bettam, Gary Haycock, Malcolm Jones and Rob Payne returned from playing Kynoch "A" with a creditable draw. The teams were evenly matched and a draw was a fair result.


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BDCL Div Five Coleshill vs South Birmingham on 24-Nov-2021
25 Nov 21

The team of Ray Bettam, Gary Haycock, Mike Felgate and Eamon Murphy suffered defeat against a very strong South Birmingham outfit.


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Individual and team defeats
25 Nov 21

Kieran Mills was defeated in a close encounter in the Maximum 80 Individual Trophy on Tuesday evening. The following night the Division 5 team of Ray Bettam, Gary Haycock, Mike Felgate and Eamon Murphy were defeated by an extremely strong South Birmingham outfit.


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BDCL Minor Div Ward End Social vs Coleshill on 22-Nov-2021
23 Nov 21

Coleshill commenced their season in the Minor Division with a 3 - 0 victory. The team was Eamon Murphy, Des Green and Oliver Kettlewell.


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A winning start
23 Nov 21

The team of Eamon Murphy, Des Green and Oliver Kettlewell travelled to Ward End Social on Monday 22nd November for their opening fixture in the Birmingham League Minor Division. They returned triumphantly following a comprehensive 3 - 0 win.


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BDCL Div Three Coleshill vs Olton on 17-Nov-2021
18 Nov 21

The adjourned game was conceded by Coleshill. This ensured that the match was drawn 3 - 3



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Team close to a win and Individual succe
18 Nov 21

On Wednesday 17th November 2021, the Division 3 team played Olton. The result on the night was 3-2 to Coleshill with one game adjourned until 22nd December. On the same evening, Malcolm Jones progressed to the semi finals of the Ray Dolan Trophy with a replay win over Fred Biles from Lichfield.


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Change of direction
14 Nov 21

The unavailability of several players has resulted in the club making a couple of important decisions. The BDCL Division 4 team has been withdrawn and a team has been entered into the BDCL Minor Division. The Cannock League team has also been withdrawn from the new season that commences in early January 2022.


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CDCL Div Three Lichfield "A" vs Coleshill on 11-Nov-2021
12 Nov 21

The team of Gary Haycock, Malcolm Jones, Des Green and Colin Bissell recorded their first win of the season in their penultimate match.


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Division 4 defeat
11 Nov 21

A depleted Division 4 team slipped to a 3-1 defeat to local rivals Sutton Coldfield. Despite being heavily out graded on three of the four boards, the Coleshill team were not disgraced and all of the team battled well.


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CDCL Div Three Coleshill vs Lichfield "B" on 03-Nov-2021
04 Nov 21

Four very close games ended with honours even. All boards were evenly matched and played in a very good spirit.


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BDCL Div Five Coleshill vs Sutton Coldfield "A" on 27-Oct-2
28 Oct 21

The Division 5 team finished their first league match of the season with a draw. Their opponents were unable to field a full team.


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A long trip to Stafford
22 Oct 21

The team of Gary Haycock, Eamon Murphy, Rob Payne and Des Green travelled up the M6 and encountered traffic congestion to fulfil their Cannock League Division 3 obligation. The match was played in a good spirit and the visitors returned empty handed after a 3.5 to 0.5 defeat. No one was disgraced despite being heavily out graded on all boards put in a good performance.


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BDCL Div Three Coleshill vs Lichfield on 20-Oct-2021
21 Oct 21

Coleshill's team started the season with a hard fought victory over an experienced Lichfield outfit. All members of the team matched their opponents endeavours and came out victorious.


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CDCL Div Three Coleshill vs Bushbury on 13-Oct-2021
14 Oct 21

The game on board 3 was awarded to Coleshill player Malcolm Jones after his opponent admitted to using his mobile phone during the match.


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BDCL Div Four South Birmingham vs Coleshill on 11-Oct-2021
12 Oct 21

A Coleshill team depleted by the non availability of two registered players suffered defeat to a strong South Birmingham outfit on their first outing of the season. Two replacements, one being at the late hour of 6:15pm, performed well and ensured that the club did not default a board.


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AGM
27 Jul 21

The AGM will be held on Wednesday 11th August 2021 at the Coleshill Social Club commencing at 7:30 pm.


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We are back again!
27 May 21

The Chess Club is up and running again and we are operational on Wednesdays. Covid regulations are currently still in place, this means that you must enter via the rear door, sign the register and make your way upstairs to the playing area. Further details will follow when we are advised which leagues we will be playing in for the 2021/2022 season.


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No chess due to Covid-19 Restrictions
18 Dec 20

The chess club has been unable to meet since the new regulations came into force. As soon as restrictions are eased, we will let you know.


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Chess Club is open
06 Oct 20

Coleshill Chess Club is now open and operating under strict regulations.  We are currently open on a Thursday evening from 7pm to 10pm. This will change to our normal Wednesday evenings from Wednesday 14th October 2020.

If you wish to visit you will need to follow the procedures:

1. Enter the Coleshill Social Club at the rear entrance.

2. You must wear a face covering.

3.. You do not need to sign in as we have our register upstairs in the playing area.

4. If you require a drink from the bar you must sit down and a member of the bar staff will organise payment and bring the drink to your table.

5. Make your way through the large dance floor and through the door leading to the stairs.

6. There is a sanitiser at the bottom of the stairs, please use it.

7. Outside the playing area there is a register for you to complete.

8. Once seated you may remove your face covering if you want to.

9. It is suggested that you play the same opponent for the duration of your stay.

10. Sanitise your hands as many times as you wish during your stay.

11. Drinks glasses and bottle should be placed on the bar in the playing area when you are finished with them.

12. It goes without saying that you should not enter the club if you have any signs of Covid-19.

Further details can be obtained from Des Green on 07736 066825 or 012 246 2295


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Nothing to report
14 May 20

Nothing to report as the Leagues are still suspended. 


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Coronavirus
25 Mar 20

The Birmingham & District Chess League and the Cannock Chess League have suspended all remaining matches and individual trophy games until further notice. 


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BDCL Div Six Coleshill A vs Solihull on 11-Mar-2020
13 Mar 20

The team of Paul Kelly, Tom Vanes, Ray Bettam and Mike Felgate outplayed Solihull and did their chances of promotion a power of good. Their next big test will be against St Georges who have already assured themselves of promotion.


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BDCL Div Four Shirley & Wythall vs Coleshill on 05-Mar-2020
06 Mar 20

The team of Peter Thompson, John Smith, Mike Wildboar, Paul Barrett, Graham Barrett and Richard Bailey kept the pressure on Sutton Coldfield in the battle for promotion. The teams are locked on 15 points just two behind leaders Stourbridge.


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BDCL Div Six St Georges vs Coleshill B on 02-Mar-2020
03 Mar 20

The team of Malcolm Jones, Eamon Murphy, Des Green and Gary Haycock put up a valiant fight when going down to a very strong St Georges" outfit.


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BDCL Townshend Warley Quinborne vs Coleshill on 27-Feb-2020
28 Feb 20

The team of Peter Thompson, John Smith, Mike Wildboar, Paul Barrett, Graham Barrett and Richard Bailey moved into the final for the second successive season with a perfect performance against a spirited Warley outfit.


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CDCL Div Three Coleshill vs Lichfield "B" on 26-Feb-2020
27 Feb 20

The team of Malcolm Jones, Paul Tullett, Gary Haycock and Colin Bissell finished off their season with a creditable draw against a strong Lichfield outfit.


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BDCL Div Four Coleshill vs South Birmingham on 19-Feb-2020
20 Feb 20

This win against a strong South Birmingham team, who arrived one player short, keeps the pressure on the two sides above Coleshill. The winning team was Peter Thompson, John Smith, Mike Wildboar, Paul Barrett, Graham Barrett and Richard Bailey.


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BDCL Div Six Solihull vs Coleshill B on 12-Feb-2020
13 Feb 20

The team of Malcolm Jones, Eamon Murphy, Des Green and Gary Haycock recorded their second win in succession in another away fixture.


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BDCL Div Four Mercia vs Coleshill on 11-Feb-2020
12 Feb 20

The team of Peter Thompson, John Smith, Mike Wildboar, Paul Barrett, Graham Barrett and Tom Vanes (deputising for Richard Bailey) won a hard fought battle to move level on points with Sutton Coldfield into second place in the league.


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CDCL Div Three Lichfield "B" vs Coleshill on 06-Feb-2020
07 Feb 20

The team of Paul Barrett, Malcolm Jones, Des Green and Colin Bissell gained their first win of the season in their penultimate match.


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BDCL Div Six Kynoch B vs Coleshill B on 03-Feb-2020
04 Feb 20

The team of Kieran Mills, Malcolm Jones, Eamon Murphy and Des Green travelled to Kynoch and returned with an emphatic win and moved up the table to fifth.


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CDCL Div Three Coleshill vs Lichfield "A" on 29-Jan-2020
30 Jan 20

The team of Malcolm Jones, Paul Tullett, Gary Haycock and Colin Bissell again met a side who easily out graded the Coleshill lads. Three draws was a good return. The object of the Cannock Division 3 was to encourage novice and lower graded players and the suggestion that only one player should be graded over 100. Boards 1 and 2 for the visitors were 110 and 106!


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STAFF Withnall Trophy Coleshill vs Walsall Kipping on 29-Ja
30 Jan 20

Coleshill welcomed Walsall Kipping for this venture into the Staffordshire Cup. The team of Paul Barrett, Graham Barrett, Richard Bailey and Paul Kelly matched their opponents and finished 2 - 2. The competition rules stipulated that board count was to be used in the event of a draw. Walsall won and progressed to the semi-final.


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BDCL Div Six Rushall vs Coleshill B on 20-Jan-2020
21 Jan 20

A team lacking two of its regular players put up a brave fight against a Rushall side that out graded the lads. Eamon Murphy, Des Green, Gary Haycock (making his chess debut) and Colin Bissell made the Rushall team fight hard and they knew that they had been in a match!


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BDCL Townshend Shirley & Wythall vs Coleshill on 16-Jan-202
17 Jan 20

The team of Peter Thompson, John Smith, Mike Wildboar, Paul Barrett, Graham Barrett and Richard Bailey travelled to Shirley & Wythall Chess Club and returned with a hard fought battle to progress into the semi-final of a tournament in which they were runners up last season.


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CDCL Div Three Norton Canes vs Coleshill on 14-Jan-2020
15 Jan 20

The team of Malcolm Jones, Paul Tullett, Colin Bissell and Des Green were beaten when they travelled to Norton Canes. The opposition played well and thoroughly deserved their win against a Coleshill team that never really got out of the blocks.


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BDCL Div Six Coleshill A vs Rushall on 08-Jan-2020
09 Jan 20

The team of Mike Felgate, Paul Kelly, Tom Vanes and Ray Bettam beat a strong Rushall team to move back to the top of Division 6.


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BDCL Div Four Kynoch vs Coleshill on 06-Jan-2020
07 Jan 20

The team of Peter Thompson, John Smith, Mike Wildboar, Paul Barrett, Graham Barrett and Richard Bailey travelled to Kynoch and returned with a good win. This move the team into third place in the league with games in hand over the two teams currently occupying the promotion places.


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CDCL Div Three Lichfield "A" vs Coleshill on 12-Dec-2019
13 Dec 19

The team of Graham Barrett, Malcolm Jones, Eamon Murphy and Colin Bissell came away with a point when they moved upstairs at the Guild Hall due to the venue being utilised as a polling station.


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BDCL Div Six West Midlands Police vs Coleshill A on 11-Dec-
13 Dec 19

The "A" team recorded their fourth consecutive win to move to the top of the league. The team of Mike Felgate, Paul Kelly, Tom Vanes and Ray Bettam beat the Police to sit at the top of Division 6 going into the New Year.


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BDCL Div Six Coleshill A vs Greenlands A on 04-Dec-2019
05 Dec 19

The team of Mike Felgate, Paul Kelly, Tom Vanes and Ray Bettam defeated Greenlands "A" to move into second place in Division 6. It is early days but the points are in the bag and they face a trip to West Midlands Police next week with the opportunity of consolidating their position in their last match before the Christmas break.


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BDCL Div Six Coleshill B vs West Midlands Police on 27-Nov-
28 Nov 19

A strong West Midlands Police team defeated a much changed Coleshill "B" outfit to record their first victory of the season. Eamon Murphy, Steve Charlton, Paul Tullett and Des Green were overpowered by the custodians of the law.


 ColeshillChess
CDCL Div Three Coleshill vs Rugeley on 20-Nov-2019
21 Nov 19

A strong Rugely team completed the double over Coleshill. The team of Paul Barrett, Malcolm Jones, Steve Charlton (making his debut) and Colin Bissell were beaten by a team fielding a 134 graded player on board 1.


 ColeshillChess
BDCL Div Six Greenlands A vs Coleshill B on 12-Nov-2019
13 Nov 19

Due to a variety of reasons the team travelled to Greenlands without two of their regular players. However the strength in depth of the squad enable them to turn out a team that gave their hosts a tight match. Representing Coleshill were Malcolm Jones, Paul Tullett, Des Green and Colin Bissell who all acquitted themselves admirably despite being out graded on all boards.


 ColeshillChess
BDCL Div Four Coleshill vs Solihull on 06-Nov-2019
08 Nov 19

Solihull defaulted the match at mid-day on Monday for a match on Wednesday. Their captain advised that they only had three players available. The team of Peter Thompson, John Smith, Mike Wildboar, Paul Barrett, Graham Barrett and Richard Bailey were advised accordingly and were not required to attend.


 ColeshillChess
BDCL Div Six Greenlands B vs Coleshill A on 05-Nov-2019
06 Nov 19

The team of Mike Felgate, Paul Kelly, Tom Vanes and Ray Bettam defeated the league leaders to move into second place in the league.


 ColeshillChess
BDCL Div Six Coleshill B vs Greenlands B on 30-Oct-2019
31 Oct 19

The team of Malcolm Jones, Eamon Murphy, Kieran Mills and Paul Tullett battled hard against their opponents who head the table, but lost out by 1-3.


 ColeshillChess
BDCL Div Six Coleshill A vs Kynoch B on 23-Oct-2019
24 Oct 19

The team of Mike Felgate, Tom Vanes, Ray Bettam and Kieran Mills overcame a resilient Kynoch "B" team. The match was level when Ray Bettam "pulled a rabbit out of the hat" to defeat his tough, steady opponent.


 ColeshillChess
BDCL Div Four Stourbridge vs Coleshill on 23-Oct-2019
24 Oct 19

The team of Peter Thompson, John Smith, Mike Wildboar, Paul Barrett, Graham Barrett and Richard Bailey suffered their first defeat of the season following their long journey to Stourbridge. There was some highly competitive chess played and the hosts retained their 100% start to the league campaign.


 ColeshillChess
BDCL Div Six Ward End Social vs Coleshill B on 14-Oct-2019
15 Oct 19

The team of Malcolm Jones, Kieran Mills, Eamon Murphy and Des Green travelled to play Ward End Social. They returned successful with a victory in a hard fought encounter to move to the top of Division 6.


 ColeshillChess
BDCL Div Four Coleshill vs Oscott on 09-Oct-2019
10 Oct 19

The team of Peter Thompson, John Smith, Paul Barrett, Graham Barrett, Richard Bailey and Eamon Murphy (deputising as a late replacement) outplayed their opponents who suffered their first defeat of the season.


 ColeshillChess
CDCL Div Three Rugeley vs Coleshill on 08-Oct-2019
09 Oct 19

The team of Malcolm Jones, Paul Tullett, Colin Bissell and Des Green battled hard against a determined Rugeley in four close games. The match was close on all four boards, the very reason why this division was created!


 ColeshillChess
BDCL Div Six Kynoch A vs Coleshill A on 07-Oct-2019
07 Oct 19

The "A" team of Mike Felgate, Paul Kelly, Tom Vanes and Ray Bettam suffered their first defeat of the season on their visit to Kynoch "A".


 ColeshillChess
CDCL Div Three Coleshill vs Norton Canes on 02-Oct-2019
03 Oct 19

The Cannock League fixture resulted in a draw. The team of Paul Barrett, Malcolm Jones, Eamon Murphy and Colin Bissell matched their opponents to start the season on a positive note. On the same evening, Kieran Mills and Des Green were successful in their first round games in the Ray Dolan Trophy.


 ColeshillChess
BDCL Townshend Mutual Circle vs Coleshill on 01-Oct-2019
02 Oct 19

Coleshill travelled to Mutual Circle for a first round tie with Mutual Circle of Division 5. The team of Peter Thompson, John Smith, Mike Wildboar, Paul Barrett, Graham Barrett and Richard Bailey were conceding a handicap of half a point to the home team. A comprehensive victory was achieved with the Coleshill boys having five wins and a draw.


 ColeshillChess
BDCL Div Six Coleshill A vs Ward End Social on 25-Sep-2019
26 Sep 19

The team of Mike Felgate, Paul Kelly, Tom Vanes and Kieran Mills defeated Ward End Social in their first home match of the season.


 ColeshillChess
BDCL Div Six Coleshill B vs Kynoch A on 18-Sep-2019
19 Sep 19

The "B" team of Malcolm Jones, Kieran Mills, Eamon Murphy and Des Green recorded an encouraging win over Kynoch "A".


 ColeshillChess
BDCL Div Four Greenlands vs Coleshill on 17-Sep-2019
18 Sep 19

The team of Peter Thompson, John Smith, Paul Barrett, Graham Barrett, Richard Bailey and Tom Vanes overcame a strong Greenlands team to record their first win in Division 4 after being promoted last season.


 ColeshillChess
BDCL Div Six Coleshill B vs Coleshill A on 11-Sep-2019
12 Sep 19

The first BDCL match of the season pitched the A and B team of Coleshill against each other. The teams finished all square. "A" team: Mike Felgate, Paul Kelly, Tom Vanes and Colin Bissell. "B" team : Malcolm Jones, Kieran Mills, Eamon Murphy and Des Green.


 ColeshillChess
BDCL Div Four Coleshill vs Sutton Coldfield on 04-Sep-2019
05 Sep 19

The first match of the season ended in a draw when recently relegated Sutton Coldfield sent a strong team to Coleshill. The home team of Peter Thompson, John Smith, Mike Wildboar, Paul Barrett, Graham Barrett and Richard Bailey secured their first point of the campaign with a well deserved point. 


 ColeshillChess
Ray Dolan Trophy
04 Sep 19

On Tuesday 2019, Kieran Mills travelled to Rugeley to play his first round match against Ryan Wood. They will meet again on Wednesday 23rd October after a closely fought drawn game.


 ColeshillChess
FR Friendly Nuneaton vs Coleshill on 19-Aug-2019
20 Aug 19

A pleasant evening of chess against a team that we do not play during the course of a season. The team of Paul Barrett, Graham Barrett, Richard Bailey, Paul Kelly, Malcolm Jones and Des Green blew the cobwebs away and enjoyed the hospitality provided by the hosts.


 ColeshillChess
Friendly-Westminster vs Coleshill on 24-Jul-2019
25 Jul 19

The team of John Smith, Paul Barrett, Graham Barrett, Malcolm Jones, Eamon Murphy and Des Green returned from Acocks Green with honours even. 


 ColeshillChess
Monthly summer tournaments
04 Jul 19

At the recent AGM it was proposed that the club have a monthly tournament on the first Wednesday of the months of June, July and August. Tom Vanes organised the first event on Wednesday 5th June 2019. Thirteen members participated in a five round Swiss tournament with each player having to make all moves within five minutes. John Smith was victorious on the night with a maximum five wins. On Wednesday 3rd July 2019, ten members played in a three round Swiss tournament with each player having a maximum of ten minutes to make all moves. Paul Barrett and John Smith tied for first place with a score of two and a half points from their three games. This was again organised by Tom Vanes. The August tournament was held on Wednesday 5th August 2018 and seven members contested a three round Swiss system Chess 960 competition with a fifteen minute per player time limit. The winner on the night was Paul Barrett with a maximum of three wins from his three games. All three tournaments were played in a relaxed but serious atmosphere and thanks to Tom Vanes for his organising of the three evenings.



 ColeshillChess    03 Aug 22
Another friendly fixture

Wednesday 27th July 2022 the club welcomed Nuneaton Chess Club who play in the Coventry & District Chess League. The team of Peter Thompson, Graham Barrett, Paul Barrett, Tom Vanes, Des Green and Thomas Cassisi were victorious by 4-2. It is hoped that this fixture will be held on an annual basis with the teams alternating who acts as hosts.


 ColeshillChess    24 Jul 22
Friendly victory

The return fixture against Ward End Social was played on Wednesday 20th July at Coleshill Social Club. The Coleshill team were victorious by 4 - 2. The club will be entertaining Nuneaton Chess Club on Wednesday 27th July 2022.



 ColeshillChess    13 Jul 22
AGM

The AGM was held on 18th May 2022, if anyone would like a copy, please contact Des Green. Email desgreen63@virginmedia.com.

The club will be entering three teams into the Birmingham League for the coming season. Division 3 (6 boards), Division 5 (4 boards) and the Minor Division (3 boards).

Three friendly matches have been arranged. The first one was an away fixture against Ward End Social on Monday 20th June 2022. The match was won by Coleshill  by 4.5 to 1.5.

Wednesday 20th July v Ward End Social at home.

Wednesday 27th July v Nuneaton at home.

Anyone interested in joining Coleshill Social Club please contact Des Green on 07736 066825 or 0121 246 2295.



 ColeshillChess    10 May 22
AGM

The AGM of the Coleshill Chess Club will be held on Wednesday 18th May 2022 at the Coleshill Social Club commencing at 7:30 pm. If you are a member, please do your best to attend. If you are interested in playing, whether league or social chess, please come and have a look. Further details can be had by contacting the secretary, Des Green, on 07736 066825.


 ColeshillChess    28 Apr 22
BDCL Div Five Solihull vs Coleshill on 27-Apr-2022

The Division five team of Eamon Murphy, Gary Haycock, Malcolm Jones and Des Green recorded their fourth consecutive draw in their last match of the season.


 ColeshillChess    15 Apr 22
BDCL Minor Div Coleshill vs Solihull "B" on 13-Apr-2022

The season ended with a defeat for the Minor Division team of Malcolm Jones, Des Green and Colin Bissell.


 ColeshillChess    07 Apr 22
BDCL Minor Div Solihull "C" vs Coleshill on 06-Apr-2022

The Minor Division team of Eamon Murphy, Oliver Kettlewell and Rob Payne were defeated in their penultimate match of the season against a strong Solihull outfit who gained revenge for the reversal in the previous league encounter.


 ColeshillChess    31 Mar 22
BDCL Div Five Coleshill vs Rushall on 30-Mar-2022

Coleshill welcomed Rushall for what turned out to be a close encounter against a team placed third in the league and looking for promotion. The team of Ray Bettam, Malcolm Jones, Gary Haycock and Colin Bissell fared well when encountering a team that out graded them on every board. The draw ensured that Rushall will remain in Division 5 for next season.


 ColeshillChess    24 Mar 22
BDCL Minor Div Coleshill vs Solihull "C" on 23-Mar-2022

The Minor Division team of Eamon Murphy, Oliver Kettlewell and Rob Payne earned a hard won  battle against against a strong Solihull outfit. The win is the second in succession for the team and keeps them in third place in the league.


 ColeshillChess    22 Mar 22
BDCL Div Three South Birmingham vs Coleshill on 21-Mar-2022

The trip to play South Birmingham resulted in a 3-3 draw which ensures that promotion to Division 2 is now out of the question. The team of Peter Thompson, Mike Wildboar, Graham Barrett, Paul Barrett, Tom Vanes and Des Green (substituting for Covid victim Richard Bailey) played out a close encounter against players who out graded our team on four boards by over 300 points.


 ColeshillChess    17 Mar 22
BDCL Div Three Coleshill vs Sutton Coldfield on 16-Mar-2022

The team of Peter Thompson, Mike Wildboar, John Smith, Paul Barrett, Graham Barrett and Richard Bailey suffered a defeat against local rival Sutton Coldfield which has seriously dented their chances of promotion to Division Two. They have one game to play, which they need to win to be in with a chance of finishing in the top two.


 ColeshillChess    02 Mar 22
BDCL Div Five Mutual Circle vs Coleshill on 01-Mar-2022

The team of Ray Bettam, Malcolm Jones, Gary Haycock and Des Green travelled to Mutual Circle and returned with a 2 - 2 draw.


 ColeshillChess    02 Mar 22
BDCL Div Three Mercia vs Coleshill on 01-Mar-2022

The team of Peter Thompson, Mike Wildboar, Paul Barrett, Graham Barrett, Richard Bailey and Tom Vanes returned home from the trip to Mercia with an outstanding 5 - 1 victory to enhance their chances of promotion to Division 2.


 ColeshillChess    24 Feb 22
BDCL Minor Div Coleshill vs Ward End Social on 23-Feb-2022

The team of Oliver Kettlewell, Rob Payne and Colin Bissell completed a 3-0 double over their opponents.


 ColeshillChess    24 Feb 22
BDCL Div Three Oscott "A" vs Coleshill on 23-Feb-2022

The team of Peter Thompson, Mike Wildboar, Paul Barrett, Graham Barrett, Richard Bailey and Tom Vanes were defeated for the first time this season when they went down in a close match with league leaders Oscott "A".


 ColeshillChess    17 Feb 22
BDCL Div Three Coleshill vs University of Birmingham on 16-

The University advised us late on Tuesday evening by email that they would be fielding five players only. They further advised early evening on the match date that one of their players was unavailable due to injury and that the remaining four players would be travelling to honour the fixture. An email sent at 6:45 pm advised that due to bad weather the four players would not be travelling. We were surprised as to why contact was not made by phone or text, we therefore claimed the match.


 ColeshillChess    15 Feb 22
BDCL Div Five Kynoch "B" vs Coleshill on 14-Feb-2022

The team of Malcolm Jones, Eamon Murphy, Gary Haycock and Des Green were outplayed on the night and slumped to a disappointing defeat.


 ColeshillChess    03 Feb 22
BDCL Minor Div Solihull "A" vs Coleshill on 02-Feb-2022

The Minor Division team of Des Green, Colin Bissell and Oliver Kettlewell travelled to Solihull to play their "A" squad. The reverse fixture had seen a 1.5 all draw, this time the hosts were the victors with a 2-1 victory.


 ColeshillChess    27 Jan 22
BDCL Div Five Coleshill vs Shirley & Wythall on 26-Jan-2022

A strong Shirley & Wythall outfit out graded the home team on three boards and were deserved winners in this Division 5 encounter.


 ColeshillChess    27 Jan 22
BDCL Div Three Stourbridge vs Coleshill on 26-Jan-2022

This rematch against Stourbridge was again a very close affair with neither side able to claim the advantage.


 ColeshillChess    20 Jan 22
BDCL Minor Div Solihull "B" vs Coleshill on 19-Jan-2022

The Coleshill team of Eamon Murphy, Des Green and Rob Payne travelled to Solihull for their third match in the Minor Division of the Birmingham Chess League. They suffered their first defeat of the season after three close games.


 ColeshillChess    18 Jan 22
BDCL Div Five Ward End vs Coleshill on 17-Jan-2022

The team of Ray Bettam, Malcolm Jones, Gary Haycock and Eamon Murphy travelled the short distance to Ward End and returned empty handed following a good performance by the hosts.


 ColeshillChess    13 Jan 22
BDCL Minor Div Coleshill vs Solihull "A" on 12-Jan-2022

The team of Des Green, Colin Bissell and Rob Payne secured a home draw against an evenly matched Solihull team.


 ColeshillChess    16 Dec 21
BDCL Div Five Coleshill vs Longbridge on 15-Dec-2021

The team of Ray Bettam, Gary Haycock, Malcolm Jones and Eamon Murphy went down to previously named Greenlands in four evenly matched games.


 ColeshillChess    16 Dec 21
Defeat to Longbridge

The Coleshill team of Ray Bettam, Gary Haycock, Malcolm Jones and Eamon Murphy lost their final match of 2021 by the margin 0f 1.5 to 2.5. The visitors were previously known as Greenlands went home victorious in for well matched games.



 ColeshillChess    15 Dec 21
BDCL Townshend Stourbridge vs Coleshill on 14-Dec-2021

Coleshill were victorious following a 3-3 draw in the final of the delayed 2019/2020 competition.

Board count resulted in Coleshill winning by virtue of wins on boards 2 and 3 giving a total of 5 as opposed to Stourbridge wins on boards 5 and 6 giving a total of 11, lower count wins.


 ColeshillChess    15 Dec 21
Trophy winners!

Coleshill registered their first win in a trophy competition when they defeated Stourbridge in a closely fought battle on Tuesday 14th December 2021.. The 2019/2020 final had been held over due to the Covid epidemic. Olton Chess Club hosted the final and it finished level at 3-3. The board count rule was applied, winning board numbers are added together and the team with the lower total win. Coleshill won on boards 2 and 3 giving a total of 5 whilst Stourbridge won on boards 5 and 6 to give them a total of 11. Congratulations go to Peter Thompson, Mike Wildboar, Paul Barrett, Graham Barrett, Richard Bailey and Tom Vanes who were victorious on the night.


 ColeshillChess    10 Dec 21
CDCL Div Three Coleshill vs Rugeley on 08-Dec-2021

With three players crying off on the morning of the match, Coleshill performed well in their last match of the shortened Cannock League season. The team of Gary Haycock, Malcolm Jones, Oliver Kettlewell and Des Green were out graded on all boards but matched their opponents in four close encounters.


 ColeshillChess    10 Dec 21
BDCL Div Three Oscott "B" vs Coleshill on 08-Dec-2021

The team of Peter Thompson, John Smith, Mike Wildboar, Paul Barrett, Graham Barrett and Richard Bailey outplayed their opponents in recording an emphatic win.


 ColeshillChess    10 Dec 21
Mixed results

There were two matches involving Coleshill on Wednesday 8th December 2021. The Division 3 team of Peter Thompson, John Smith, Mike Wildboar, Paul Barrett, Graham Barrett and Richard Bailey travelled to play Oscott "B'. They returned with an emphatic 5 - 1 victory to continue their unbeaten start to the season. The Cannock League team played their final match of the shortened season when they entertained Rugeley. A much changed team from the originally selected players, three cry offs on the morning of the match,  performed well but went down by 2.5 to 1.5. Gary Haycock, Malcolm Jones, Oliver Kettlewell and Des Green were out graded on all boards but matched their opponents in four tightly fought battles.


 ColeshillChess    07 Dec 21
BDCL Div Five Sutton Coldfield "B" vs Coleshill on 06-Dec-2

A first win of the season for the team of Ray Bettam, Gary Haycock, Malcolm Jones and Des Green. They travelled to local rivals Sutton Coldfield and returned with a well deserved victory.


 ColeshillChess    07 Dec 21
A win on the road

The Division five team of Ray Bettam, Gary Haycock, Malcolm Jones and Des Green enjoyed their first win of the season when defeating local rivals Sutton Coldfield 'B' at Minworth.


 ColeshillChess    02 Dec 21
BDCL Div Three Coleshill vs Kynoch on 01-Dec-2021

The team of Peter Thompson, John Smith, Paul Barrett, Graham Barrett, Richard Bailey and Tom Vanes continued their unbeaten start to the season with a victory over Kynoch.


 ColeshillChess    02 Dec 21
Unbeaten start continues

The Division 3 team of Peter Thompson, John Smith, Paul Barrett, Graham Barrett, Richard Bailey and Tom Vanes beat Kynoch 4 - 2 to maintain their unbeaten start to the season.


 ColeshillChess    30 Nov 21
BDCL Div Five Kynoch "A" vs Coleshill on 29-Nov-2021

A draw was a fair result between two teams who were matched evenly.


 ColeshillChess    30 Nov 21
Honours even!

On Monday 29th November the Division 5 team of Ray Bettam, Gary Haycock, Malcolm Jones and Rob Payne returned from playing Kynoch "A" with a creditable draw. The teams were evenly matched and a draw was a fair result.


 ColeshillChess    25 Nov 21
BDCL Div Five Coleshill vs South Birmingham on 24-Nov-2021

The team of Ray Bettam, Gary Haycock, Mike Felgate and Eamon Murphy suffered defeat against a very strong South Birmingham outfit.


 ColeshillChess    25 Nov 21
Individual and team defeats

Kieran Mills was defeated in a close encounter in the Maximum 80 Individual Trophy on Tuesday evening. The following night the Division 5 team of Ray Bettam, Gary Haycock, Mike Felgate and Eamon Murphy were defeated by an extremely strong South Birmingham outfit.


 ColeshillChess    23 Nov 21
BDCL Minor Div Ward End Social vs Coleshill on 22-Nov-2021

Coleshill commenced their season in the Minor Division with a 3 - 0 victory. The team was Eamon Murphy, Des Green and Oliver Kettlewell.


 ColeshillChess    23 Nov 21
A winning start

The team of Eamon Murphy, Des Green and Oliver Kettlewell travelled to Ward End Social on Monday 22nd November for their opening fixture in the Birmingham League Minor Division. They returned triumphantly following a comprehensive 3 - 0 win.


 ColeshillChess    18 Nov 21
BDCL Div Three Coleshill vs Olton on 17-Nov-2021

The adjourned game was conceded by Coleshill. This ensured that the match was drawn 3 - 3



 ColeshillChess    18 Nov 21
Team close to a win and Individual succe

On Wednesday 17th November 2021, the Division 3 team played Olton. The result on the night was 3-2 to Coleshill with one game adjourned until 22nd December. On the same evening, Malcolm Jones progressed to the semi finals of the Ray Dolan Trophy with a replay win over Fred Biles from Lichfield.


 ColeshillChess    14 Nov 21
Change of direction

The unavailability of several players has resulted in the club making a couple of important decisions. The BDCL Division 4 team has been withdrawn and a team has been entered into the BDCL Minor Division. The Cannock League team has also been withdrawn from the new season that commences in early January 2022.


 ColeshillChess    12 Nov 21
CDCL Div Three Lichfield "A" vs Coleshill on 11-Nov-2021

The team of Gary Haycock, Malcolm Jones, Des Green and Colin Bissell recorded their first win of the season in their penultimate match.


 ColeshillChess    11 Nov 21
Division 4 defeat

A depleted Division 4 team slipped to a 3-1 defeat to local rivals Sutton Coldfield. Despite being heavily out graded on three of the four boards, the Coleshill team were not disgraced and all of the team battled well.


 ColeshillChess    04 Nov 21
CDCL Div Three Coleshill vs Lichfield "B" on 03-Nov-2021

Four very close games ended with honours even. All boards were evenly matched and played in a very good spirit.


 ColeshillChess    28 Oct 21
BDCL Div Five Coleshill vs Sutton Coldfield "A" on 27-Oct-2

The Division 5 team finished their first league match of the season with a draw. Their opponents were unable to field a full team.


 ColeshillChess    22 Oct 21
A long trip to Stafford

The team of Gary Haycock, Eamon Murphy, Rob Payne and Des Green travelled up the M6 and encountered traffic congestion to fulfil their Cannock League Division 3 obligation. The match was played in a good spirit and the visitors returned empty handed after a 3.5 to 0.5 defeat. No one was disgraced despite being heavily out graded on all boards put in a good performance.


 ColeshillChess    21 Oct 21
BDCL Div Three Coleshill vs Lichfield on 20-Oct-2021

Coleshill's team started the season with a hard fought victory over an experienced Lichfield outfit. All members of the team matched their opponents endeavours and came out victorious.


 ColeshillChess    14 Oct 21
CDCL Div Three Coleshill vs Bushbury on 13-Oct-2021

The game on board 3 was awarded to Coleshill player Malcolm Jones after his opponent admitted to using his mobile phone during the match.


 ColeshillChess    12 Oct 21
BDCL Div Four South Birmingham vs Coleshill on 11-Oct-2021

A Coleshill team depleted by the non availability of two registered players suffered defeat to a strong South Birmingham outfit on their first outing of the season. Two replacements, one being at the late hour of 6:15pm, performed well and ensured that the club did not default a board.


 ColeshillChess    27 Jul 21
AGM

The AGM will be held on Wednesday 11th August 2021 at the Coleshill Social Club commencing at 7:30 pm.


 ColeshillChess    27 May 21
We are back again!

The Chess Club is up and running again and we are operational on Wednesdays. Covid regulations are currently still in place, this means that you must enter via the rear door, sign the register and make your way upstairs to the playing area. Further details will follow when we are advised which leagues we will be playing in for the 2021/2022 season.


 ColeshillChess    18 Dec 20
No chess due to Covid-19 Restrictions

The chess club has been unable to meet since the new regulations came into force. As soon as restrictions are eased, we will let you know.


 ColeshillChess    06 Oct 20
Chess Club is open

Coleshill Chess Club is now open and operating under strict regulations.  We are currently open on a Thursday evening from 7pm to 10pm. This will change to our normal Wednesday evenings from Wednesday 14th October 2020.

If you wish to visit you will need to follow the procedures:

1. Enter the Coleshill Social Club at the rear entrance.

2. You must wear a face covering.

3.. You do not need to sign in as we have our register upstairs in the playing area.

4. If you require a drink from the bar you must sit down and a member of the bar staff will organise payment and bring the drink to your table.

5. Make your way through the large dance floor and through the door leading to the stairs.

6. There is a sanitiser at the bottom of the stairs, please use it.

7. Outside the playing area there is a register for you to complete.

8. Once seated you may remove your face covering if you want to.

9. It is suggested that you play the same opponent for the duration of your stay.

10. Sanitise your hands as many times as you wish during your stay.

11. Drinks glasses and bottle should be placed on the bar in the playing area when you are finished with them.

12. It goes without saying that you should not enter the club if you have any signs of Covid-19.

Further details can be obtained from Des Green on 07736 066825 or 012 246 2295


 ColeshillChess    14 May 20
Nothing to report

Nothing to report as the Leagues are still suspended. 


 ColeshillChess    25 Mar 20
Coronavirus

The Birmingham & District Chess League and the Cannock Chess League have suspended all remaining matches and individual trophy games until further notice. 


 ColeshillChess    13 Mar 20
BDCL Div Six Coleshill A vs Solihull on 11-Mar-2020

The team of Paul Kelly, Tom Vanes, Ray Bettam and Mike Felgate outplayed Solihull and did their chances of promotion a power of good. Their next big test will be against St Georges who have already assured themselves of promotion.


 ColeshillChess    06 Mar 20
BDCL Div Four Shirley & Wythall vs Coleshill on 05-Mar-2020

The team of Peter Thompson, John Smith, Mike Wildboar, Paul Barrett, Graham Barrett and Richard Bailey kept the pressure on Sutton Coldfield in the battle for promotion. The teams are locked on 15 points just two behind leaders Stourbridge.


 ColeshillChess    03 Mar 20
BDCL Div Six St Georges vs Coleshill B on 02-Mar-2020

The team of Malcolm Jones, Eamon Murphy, Des Green and Gary Haycock put up a valiant fight when going down to a very strong St Georges" outfit.


 ColeshillChess    28 Feb 20
BDCL Townshend Warley Quinborne vs Coleshill on 27-Feb-2020

The team of Peter Thompson, John Smith, Mike Wildboar, Paul Barrett, Graham Barrett and Richard Bailey moved into the final for the second successive season with a perfect performance against a spirited Warley outfit.


 ColeshillChess    27 Feb 20
CDCL Div Three Coleshill vs Lichfield "B" on 26-Feb-2020

The team of Malcolm Jones, Paul Tullett, Gary Haycock and Colin Bissell finished off their season with a creditable draw against a strong Lichfield outfit.


 ColeshillChess    20 Feb 20
BDCL Div Four Coleshill vs South Birmingham on 19-Feb-2020

This win against a strong South Birmingham team, who arrived one player short, keeps the pressure on the two sides above Coleshill. The winning team was Peter Thompson, John Smith, Mike Wildboar, Paul Barrett, Graham Barrett and Richard Bailey.


 ColeshillChess    13 Feb 20
BDCL Div Six Solihull vs Coleshill B on 12-Feb-2020

The team of Malcolm Jones, Eamon Murphy, Des Green and Gary Haycock recorded their second win in succession in another away fixture.


 ColeshillChess    12 Feb 20
BDCL Div Four Mercia vs Coleshill on 11-Feb-2020

The team of Peter Thompson, John Smith, Mike Wildboar, Paul Barrett, Graham Barrett and Tom Vanes (deputising for Richard Bailey) won a hard fought battle to move level on points with Sutton Coldfield into second place in the league.


 ColeshillChess    07 Feb 20
CDCL Div Three Lichfield "B" vs Coleshill on 06-Feb-2020

The team of Paul Barrett, Malcolm Jones, Des Green and Colin Bissell gained their first win of the season in their penultimate match.


 ColeshillChess    04 Feb 20
BDCL Div Six Kynoch B vs Coleshill B on 03-Feb-2020

The team of Kieran Mills, Malcolm Jones, Eamon Murphy and Des Green travelled to Kynoch and returned with an emphatic win and moved up the table to fifth.


 ColeshillChess    30 Jan 20
CDCL Div Three Coleshill vs Lichfield "A" on 29-Jan-2020

The team of Malcolm Jones, Paul Tullett, Gary Haycock and Colin Bissell again met a side who easily out graded the Coleshill lads. Three draws was a good return. The object of the Cannock Division 3 was to encourage novice and lower graded players and the suggestion that only one player should be graded over 100. Boards 1 and 2 for the visitors were 110 and 106!


 ColeshillChess    30 Jan 20
STAFF Withnall Trophy Coleshill vs Walsall Kipping on 29-Ja

Coleshill welcomed Walsall Kipping for this venture into the Staffordshire Cup. The team of Paul Barrett, Graham Barrett, Richard Bailey and Paul Kelly matched their opponents and finished 2 - 2. The competition rules stipulated that board count was to be used in the event of a draw. Walsall won and progressed to the semi-final.


 ColeshillChess    21 Jan 20
BDCL Div Six Rushall vs Coleshill B on 20-Jan-2020

A team lacking two of its regular players put up a brave fight against a Rushall side that out graded the lads. Eamon Murphy, Des Green, Gary Haycock (making his chess debut) and Colin Bissell made the Rushall team fight hard and they knew that they had been in a match!


 ColeshillChess    17 Jan 20
BDCL Townshend Shirley & Wythall vs Coleshill on 16-Jan-202

The team of Peter Thompson, John Smith, Mike Wildboar, Paul Barrett, Graham Barrett and Richard Bailey travelled to Shirley & Wythall Chess Club and returned with a hard fought battle to progress into the semi-final of a tournament in which they were runners up last season.


 ColeshillChess    15 Jan 20
CDCL Div Three Norton Canes vs Coleshill on 14-Jan-2020

The team of Malcolm Jones, Paul Tullett, Colin Bissell and Des Green were beaten when they travelled to Norton Canes. The opposition played well and thoroughly deserved their win against a Coleshill team that never really got out of the blocks.


 ColeshillChess    09 Jan 20
BDCL Div Six Coleshill A vs Rushall on 08-Jan-2020

The team of Mike Felgate, Paul Kelly, Tom Vanes and Ray Bettam beat a strong Rushall team to move back to the top of Division 6.


 ColeshillChess    07 Jan 20
BDCL Div Four Kynoch vs Coleshill on 06-Jan-2020

The team of Peter Thompson, John Smith, Mike Wildboar, Paul Barrett, Graham Barrett and Richard Bailey travelled to Kynoch and returned with a good win. This move the team into third place in the league with games in hand over the two teams currently occupying the promotion places.


 ColeshillChess    13 Dec 19
CDCL Div Three Lichfield "A" vs Coleshill on 12-Dec-2019

The team of Graham Barrett, Malcolm Jones, Eamon Murphy and Colin Bissell came away with a point when they moved upstairs at the Guild Hall due to the venue being utilised as a polling station.


 ColeshillChess    13 Dec 19
BDCL Div Six West Midlands Police vs Coleshill A on 11-Dec-

The "A" team recorded their fourth consecutive win to move to the top of the league. The team of Mike Felgate, Paul Kelly, Tom Vanes and Ray Bettam beat the Police to sit at the top of Division 6 going into the New Year.


 ColeshillChess    05 Dec 19
BDCL Div Six Coleshill A vs Greenlands A on 04-Dec-2019

The team of Mike Felgate, Paul Kelly, Tom Vanes and Ray Bettam defeated Greenlands "A" to move into second place in Division 6. It is early days but the points are in the bag and they face a trip to West Midlands Police next week with the opportunity of consolidating their position in their last match before the Christmas break.


 ColeshillChess    28 Nov 19
BDCL Div Six Coleshill B vs West Midlands Police on 27-Nov-

A strong West Midlands Police team defeated a much changed Coleshill "B" outfit to record their first victory of the season. Eamon Murphy, Steve Charlton, Paul Tullett and Des Green were overpowered by the custodians of the law.


 ColeshillChess    21 Nov 19
CDCL Div Three Coleshill vs Rugeley on 20-Nov-2019

A strong Rugely team completed the double over Coleshill. The team of Paul Barrett, Malcolm Jones, Steve Charlton (making his debut) and Colin Bissell were beaten by a team fielding a 134 graded player on board 1.


 ColeshillChess    13 Nov 19
BDCL Div Six Greenlands A vs Coleshill B on 12-Nov-2019

Due to a variety of reasons the team travelled to Greenlands without two of their regular players. However the strength in depth of the squad enable them to turn out a team that gave their hosts a tight match. Representing Coleshill were Malcolm Jones, Paul Tullett, Des Green and Colin Bissell who all acquitted themselves admirably despite being out graded on all boards.


 ColeshillChess    08 Nov 19
BDCL Div Four Coleshill vs Solihull on 06-Nov-2019

Solihull defaulted the match at mid-day on Monday for a match on Wednesday. Their captain advised that they only had three players available. The team of Peter Thompson, John Smith, Mike Wildboar, Paul Barrett, Graham Barrett and Richard Bailey were advised accordingly and were not required to attend.


 ColeshillChess    06 Nov 19
BDCL Div Six Greenlands B vs Coleshill A on 05-Nov-2019

The team of Mike Felgate, Paul Kelly, Tom Vanes and Ray Bettam defeated the league leaders to move into second place in the league.


 ColeshillChess    31 Oct 19
BDCL Div Six Coleshill B vs Greenlands B on 30-Oct-2019

The team of Malcolm Jones, Eamon Murphy, Kieran Mills and Paul Tullett battled hard against their opponents who head the table, but lost out by 1-3.


 ColeshillChess    24 Oct 19
BDCL Div Six Coleshill A vs Kynoch B on 23-Oct-2019

The team of Mike Felgate, Tom Vanes, Ray Bettam and Kieran Mills overcame a resilient Kynoch "B" team. The match was level when Ray Bettam "pulled a rabbit out of the hat" to defeat his tough, steady opponent.


 ColeshillChess    24 Oct 19
BDCL Div Four Stourbridge vs Coleshill on 23-Oct-2019

The team of Peter Thompson, John Smith, Mike Wildboar, Paul Barrett, Graham Barrett and Richard Bailey suffered their first defeat of the season following their long journey to Stourbridge. There was some highly competitive chess played and the hosts retained their 100% start to the league campaign.


 ColeshillChess    15 Oct 19
BDCL Div Six Ward End Social vs Coleshill B on 14-Oct-2019

The team of Malcolm Jones, Kieran Mills, Eamon Murphy and Des Green travelled to play Ward End Social. They returned successful with a victory in a hard fought encounter to move to the top of Division 6.


 ColeshillChess    10 Oct 19
BDCL Div Four Coleshill vs Oscott on 09-Oct-2019

The team of Peter Thompson, John Smith, Paul Barrett, Graham Barrett, Richard Bailey and Eamon Murphy (deputising as a late replacement) outplayed their opponents who suffered their first defeat of the season.


 ColeshillChess    09 Oct 19
CDCL Div Three Rugeley vs Coleshill on 08-Oct-2019

The team of Malcolm Jones, Paul Tullett, Colin Bissell and Des Green battled hard against a determined Rugeley in four close games. The match was close on all four boards, the very reason why this division was created!


 ColeshillChess    07 Oct 19
BDCL Div Six Kynoch A vs Coleshill A on 07-Oct-2019

The "A" team of Mike Felgate, Paul Kelly, Tom Vanes and Ray Bettam suffered their first defeat of the season on their visit to Kynoch "A".


 ColeshillChess    03 Oct 19
CDCL Div Three Coleshill vs Norton Canes on 02-Oct-2019

The Cannock League fixture resulted in a draw. The team of Paul Barrett, Malcolm Jones, Eamon Murphy and Colin Bissell matched their opponents to start the season on a positive note. On the same evening, Kieran Mills and Des Green were successful in their first round games in the Ray Dolan Trophy.


 ColeshillChess    02 Oct 19
BDCL Townshend Mutual Circle vs Coleshill on 01-Oct-2019

Coleshill travelled to Mutual Circle for a first round tie with Mutual Circle of Division 5. The team of Peter Thompson, John Smith, Mike Wildboar, Paul Barrett, Graham Barrett and Richard Bailey were conceding a handicap of half a point to the home team. A comprehensive victory was achieved with the Coleshill boys having five wins and a draw.


 ColeshillChess    26 Sep 19
BDCL Div Six Coleshill A vs Ward End Social on 25-Sep-2019

The team of Mike Felgate, Paul Kelly, Tom Vanes and Kieran Mills defeated Ward End Social in their first home match of the season.


 ColeshillChess    19 Sep 19
BDCL Div Six Coleshill B vs Kynoch A on 18-Sep-2019

The "B" team of Malcolm Jones, Kieran Mills, Eamon Murphy and Des Green recorded an encouraging win over Kynoch "A".


 ColeshillChess    18 Sep 19
BDCL Div Four Greenlands vs Coleshill on 17-Sep-2019

The team of Peter Thompson, John Smith, Paul Barrett, Graham Barrett, Richard Bailey and Tom Vanes overcame a strong Greenlands team to record their first win in Division 4 after being promoted last season.


 ColeshillChess    12 Sep 19
BDCL Div Six Coleshill B vs Coleshill A on 11-Sep-2019

The first BDCL match of the season pitched the A and B team of Coleshill against each other. The teams finished all square. "A" team: Mike Felgate, Paul Kelly, Tom Vanes and Colin Bissell. "B" team : Malcolm Jones, Kieran Mills, Eamon Murphy and Des Green.


 ColeshillChess    05 Sep 19
BDCL Div Four Coleshill vs Sutton Coldfield on 04-Sep-2019

The first match of the season ended in a draw when recently relegated Sutton Coldfield sent a strong team to Coleshill. The home team of Peter Thompson, John Smith, Mike Wildboar, Paul Barrett, Graham Barrett and Richard Bailey secured their first point of the campaign with a well deserved point. 


 ColeshillChess    04 Sep 19
Ray Dolan Trophy

On Tuesday 2019, Kieran Mills travelled to Rugeley to play his first round match against Ryan Wood. They will meet again on Wednesday 23rd October after a closely fought drawn game.


 ColeshillChess    20 Aug 19
FR Friendly Nuneaton vs Coleshill on 19-Aug-2019

A pleasant evening of chess against a team that we do not play during the course of a season. The team of Paul Barrett, Graham Barrett, Richard Bailey, Paul Kelly, Malcolm Jones and Des Green blew the cobwebs away and enjoyed the hospitality provided by the hosts.


 ColeshillChess    25 Jul 19
Friendly-Westminster vs Coleshill on 24-Jul-2019

The team of John Smith, Paul Barrett, Graham Barrett, Malcolm Jones, Eamon Murphy and Des Green returned from Acocks Green with honours even. 


 ColeshillChess    04 Jul 19
Monthly summer tournaments

At the recent AGM it was proposed that the club have a monthly tournament on the first Wednesday of the months of June, July and August. Tom Vanes organised the first event on Wednesday 5th June 2019. Thirteen members participated in a five round Swiss tournament with each player having to make all moves within five minutes. John Smith was victorious on the night with a maximum five wins. On Wednesday 3rd July 2019, ten members played in a three round Swiss tournament with each player having a maximum of ten minutes to make all moves. Paul Barrett and John Smith tied for first place with a score of two and a half points from their three games. This was again organised by Tom Vanes. The August tournament was held on Wednesday 5th August 2018 and seven members contested a three round Swiss system Chess 960 competition with a fifteen minute per player time limit. The winner on the night was Paul Barrett with a maximum of three wins from his three games. All three tournaments were played in a relaxed but serious atmosphere and thanks to Tom Vanes for his organising of the three evenings.




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