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Wolverhampton and District Chess League
A team: Home v Lichfield A. Wednesday, 28th March.
B team: Home v Bushbury B. Thursday, 21st March.
Away v Walsall Kipping 1 (at Rushall). Monday, 1st April.
Cannock and District Chess League
No further matches.
SNIPPETS! Our quick updates!
15th March, 2019: Gordon Sands has been beaten in his Bidgood Trophy semi-final game. The only outstanding club member who is part of any of the regional competitions for individuals
is Geoff Rosser. He remains a contender for the Robert Ward Plate.
14th March, 2019: The Cannock League team drew their final game against Bushbury on March 7th. Chris Cox lost his Robert Ward Trophy semi-final game.
13th March, 2019: The WDCL A Team got hammered by Stourbridge today. This ends any hope of League 1 glory and consigns the team to a mid-table finish at best. But there is
no danger of relegation.
5th March, 2019: There is news of a FIDE rated team blitz tournament to be held at the club on Thursday, May 2nd. More details can be found on the WDCL website.
8th February, 2019: Teamwork leads to two more victories - and a promotion!
The Birmingham League team won their first match of the season last night with a good victory against Shirley Wythall. The score was 3.5 - 2.5. They are now off the bottom of the table and
have every chance of avoiding the drop from Division 1.
The 'Bs' also won with a resounding victory (3.5 - 0.5) against Walsall Kipping C in the WDCL. This completes the double. Better still, the team is now officially promoted to
WDCL Division 2 next season. Will they also clinch the Division 3 title? That's all down to Halesowen, who have a game in hand and are just two points behind in second place.
UPDATED! 4th February, 2019: Another hurdle cleared for Wolverhampton!
On Monday last, the team beat Rushall 3-1 to reach the Humphreys Trophy Final. They will meet Stourbridge who beat Mercia 3.5 - 0.5 in the other Semi-Final.
As for other competition news, Gordon Sands has reached the Semi-Finals of the Bidgood Trophy. He will play Vic Brown of Walsall Kipping. In the Robert Ward Trophy and Plate, the club
is still represented by Chris Cox and Geoff Rosser (both Semi-Finalists, respectively).
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