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AGM matters - Alternatives to the Dudley Chess League division 3 team

Posted on May 13, 2015 at 3:10 PM Comments comments (0)

This article was originally written by Andrew Davies for the club's May 2015 newsletter, which was given to club members who attended the club on Tuesday 12th May 2015. 

It is reproduced here on the club's own website so that members who did not attend the club on that date can have knowledge about the work that the committee has done in deciding what leagues the club can enter in next season ahead of the club's AGM on Tuesday 19th May 2015, starting at 7:30pm, at the ...

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Brewood overcome the odds to beat Stourbridge - Stourbridge 1-3 Brewood

Posted on April 29, 2015 at 3:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Brewood fielded a team of only 3 players in the Dudley Chess League division 3 fixture away to Stourbridge on Wednesday 22nd April 2015.  However despite defaulting board 4, due to a lack of available players, the 3 players that did play, all won their matches, so that the club could win the match 3-1.  Here is the match card: 

Board 1:  Martin Berridge (96) 0-1 Paul Wright (126)

Board 2:  Daniel N Arkell (69) 0-1 David Bl...

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Latest fixture news

Posted on December 3, 2014 at 8:05 PM Comments comments (0)

There are three different bits of fixture news.  The Dudley Chess League division 3 match away to Stourbridge originally scheduled for Wednesday 29th October 2014 was postponed and has already been rearranged for Wednesday 22nd April 2015. 

The next bit of fixture news also involves the Dudley League team.  Mercia Chess club were not represented at the Dudley Chess League AGM 2014 due to holidays and therefore also the fixture meeting that followed the AGM.&#...

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The Brewood Chess Circle 2014-2015 fixtures are out - part 2

Posted on August 17, 2014 at 7:25 PM Comments comments (0)

The fixtures meetings were some time ago, but the website webmaster has finally recovered from a busy schedule of work, and a holiday to Scotland. You do not get these web delays at professional football clubs!  Here is the report on the fixtures for the Cannock Chess League and Dudley Chess League teams fixtures for the 2014-2015 season. 

Mark Binfield is the captain of the Cannock League team and has a hectic start whilst I [David Blower] have a more relaxi...

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Dudley League - Kynock v Brewood - postponed

Posted on March 23, 2014 at 1:20 PM Comments comments (0)

The match between Kynoch and Brewood in the Dudley Chess League Division 3 has been postponed following a request from Brewood.  The match was originally set for Monday 24th March, and has now already been rearranged to Monday 7th April. 


Thanks to Brian Dawson from Kynoch, for helping us out, especially as he did not have to do this, as the request came with less than 7 days notice.  He has been very helpful to us. 

High emotions during a league game - Warley Quinborne v Brewood, Board 2 match report

Posted on March 23, 2014 at 12:25 PM Comments comments (1)

Board 2 was the eventful board, and it tested David Blower’s captaincy skills to the limit.  He remained calm, and passed his first true test as captain with flying colours.  I was really proud of my efforts.  It was the last match to finish and Paul Wright eventually won to secure the win for Brewood. 


At the time the score was Warley Quinborne 1-2 Brewood, and Paul Wright had about 25 minutes left of his time limit.  This is where the fun b...

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Warley Quinborne 1-3 Brewood - match report, part 1

Posted on March 6, 2014 at 7:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Here is the matchcard for the Warley Quinborne v Brewood match: 


Board 1: Pauline Woodward (96) 0-1 Stephen Micklewright (115)

Board 2: Aaron Vitarana (102) 0-1 Paul Wright 108

Board 3: Martin Draper (94) 1-0 David Blower (101)

Board 4: S. Berry (Ungraded?) 0-1 Andrew Davies (96)


The webmaster (and Dudley League team captain) can confirm that the Dudley League team won their Dudley Chess League Division 3 match away to Warley Quinb...

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2013 review of the year - part 2

Posted on February 16, 2014 at 10:25 PM Comments comments (0)

The website continues the review of 2013 for the club.


The Dudley League Trophy is lifted


The Dudley League team also had its fair share of drama as like the B team the last board in the last match of the season had something on it.  This time it was to decide a league title.  The Dudley League teams aim was to give experience to new members of the club especially junior players.  It was also to give the other playe...

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Brewood win against Stourbridge - Brewood 2.5 Stourbridge 1.5

Posted on October 8, 2013 at 8:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Board 1: Paul Guest (109) ½-½ Steve Alcock (109)

Board 2: Andrew Davies (103) 0-1 Colin Woodall (109)

Board 3: David Blower (96) 1-0 Daniel Arkell (66)

Board 4: Daniel Binfield (64) 1-0 Charlie Arkell (53)


Total:  Brewood 2½-1½ Stourbridge


Board 1:  This was the last to finish and Paul Guest was aware of it, as the whole room was watching him.  It would also decide the match as Brewood were already 2-1 ...

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Brewood 1 Walsall Kipping 3

Posted on September 17, 2013 at 2:50 AM Comments comments (0)

A full report will follow later, but the Dudley League team lost their opening match of the season 3-1 to Walsall Kipping.