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Wolverhampton and District League
Thursday, 22nd February. A Team Away v Halesowen A
Thursday, 15th March. B Team Away v Warley Quinbourne C
Thursday, 29th March. Home v Stourbridge
Cannock and District League
Thursday, 22nd March. Away v Tamworth
Dudley and District League
Thursday, 22nd February. Home v Kidderminster
Cups, Trophies, etc.
Please refer to updates that appear on this page.
9th February, 2018: Champions!
Last night, the Wolverhampton B team became Champions of Division 4 of the Wolverhampton and District Chess League. There is still one more match to complete, but after a
resoundingly good season, they cannot be caught.
The credentials are commendable. 8 wins and only 1 loss so far.
The club's only entry in the Birmingham League (Division 2) are also having a great season. 6 wins and 2 draws (one due an unfortunate default). They sit on top of the 2nd Division
of the league and are well-placed to be promoted back to the very competitive 1st Division. Let's hope promotion is not too far away and that the club can enjoy a more successful campaign
next time around in the top-flight.
Overall, a very decent season. With the club maintaining interest in cup and trophy competitions too, it could be that they will be ordering extra silver polish this year!
7th February, 2018: Marching onwards.
Humphries Trophy: Wolverhampton has won it's delayed quarter-final game against Stafford. Now they face Rushall in the semi-finals.
More updates as and when they become available.
25th January, 2018: The message finally gets through.
It appears that the previously confusing situation with a couple of competitions is now resolved. The Humphreys and Bidgood Trophies now have clear quarter and semi-finalists.
If Wolverhampton win their quarter-final 'Humphries' match with Stafford (on the 6th February, and easier said than done), they will face Rushall in their semi-final match. The winner of
this match will go on to meet the winner of the other semi-final between Walsall Kipping and Warley Quinborne.
As for the Bidgood semi-final draw, Wolverhampton's Geoff Rosser will face Tony Taylor of Halesowen, and Kevan Ward of Mercia will face Vic Brown of Walsall Kipping. Notably, Geoff is
the highest rated player left in the tournament and should be favourite to walk away with the main prize.
Dates of semi-finals of the above matches / games are not yet known.
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UPDATE: 1st February, 2018. Wolverhampton are also still involved in the Pittaway Cup. See link below.
17th January, 2018: Midland Counties Chess Union Rapid and Blitz Championship
On the 17th and 18th February, you will have the opportunity to play chess at breakneck speed. Please do not forget that it is just a game - not war!
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