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Cup news for Chase Trophy and Humphrey's Trophy

Posted on August 22, 2018 at 11:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Brewood have been drawn to play away against Rugeley in the Semi-Finals of the Chase Trophy which is a cup competition run by the Cannock Chess League.  The match will take place on Tuesday 11th September 2018.  Last season of course Brewood won the trophy after whitewashing Sutton Coldfield in the final 4-0. 

Brewood have also been drawn to play at home against Rushall in the Quarter-Finals of the Humphrey's Trophy, which is run by the Wolverhampton Ch...

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Cannock Chess League team start against Boldmere St. Michael's

Posted on August 22, 2018 at 8:55 AM Comments comments (0)

The Cannock Chess League team face a long wait before starting the Cannock Chess League 2018-2019 Division Two season away to Boldmere St. Michael's Chess Club on Wednesday 7th November 2018.  Last season Boldmere St. Michael's were not in the Cannock Chess League but Brewood will be looking for a good start as they seek to claim a maiden Cannock Chess League title. 

The first home match of the campaign is at home to Tamworth on Tuesday 27th November 2018.  L...

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Brewood A team chasing division 1 dream

Posted on February 16, 2016 at 10:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Wolverhampton A, Mercia A, Rushall A, Lichfield B and Boldmere St. Michael's chess club are all involved alongside the Brewood A team in a six way battle for the two promotion spots out of division 2 of the Wolverhampton Chess League. 

Should Brewood gain promotion it would mean that the chess club would be playing in division one of the Wolverhampton Chess League for the first time ever in the club's history. 

Roger Grainger commented: 

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Brewood through to semi finals in Humphrey's Trophy

Posted on September 15, 2015 at 5:55 AM Comments comments (0)

A remarkable match at Rushall, saw the Brewood team get through to the semi finals of the Humphrey's Trophy despite being a player short for the match and being outgraded on every board.  The full details of a night of drama follow, but first to be boring here is the match card: 

Board 1:  Alexander Jarvis (127) 0-1 Mike Jarocki (122)

Board 2:  Keith Butler (117) 0-1 David Blower (105)

Board 3:  David Jarvis (115) 1-0 Peter Crozet (96)

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Brewood B team stay up after win at Rushall - Rushall B 2-3 Brewood B

Posted on March 4, 2015 at 9:00 PM Comments comments (0)

The final match of the season for the Brewood B team was away to Rushall B on Monday 23rd February 2015.  The team won 3-2 meaning we have secured safety in division 3 of the Wolverhampton & District Chess League for another season.  Details of how we did it follow in the match report but first here is the matchcard: 

Board 1:  Richard Wiltshir (UG) ½ - ½ Paul Wright (126)

Board 2:  Alexander Jarvis (121) 1-0...

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Brewood miss John Fenby at Rushall - Rushall A 5.5 - 0.5 Brewood A

Posted on February 17, 2015 at 8:45 PM Comments comments (0)

On Monday 16th February 2015 the Brewood A team travelled to Rushall in the Wolverhampton Chess League 2014-2015 division 2 season to play against the Rushall A team.  The result was a heavy defeat with the captain John Fenby absent.  The result still leaves a possibility of relegation.  The match report from Roger Grainger follows shortly but first here is the matchcard: 

Board 1:  Richard D Westwood (193) 1-0 Derek Laight (161)

Board 2: ...

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"It doesn't get any better than this" - for Rushall! Brewood 1.5 - 2.5 Rushall

Posted on June 15, 2014 at 7:15 PM Comments comments (0)

It has being a while since we have welcomed Rushall to Brewood.  Mark Binfield has taken to captaincy like a duck to water!  He also managed to do probably the best announcement of the entire season. 


Mark Binfield:  "Welcome to Rushall for this Wolverhampton Summer League match, division 3 I believe, it doesn't get better than this!"  This is where the title of the match report comes from.  It certainly could not have gone any better for the ...

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Cannock League Division 3 - Rushall B 2-2 Brewood

Posted on March 30, 2013 at 10:25 PM Comments comments (0)

A full match report follows below, but first here is the matchcard: 


Board 1:  Roger Threlfall (145) ½ - ½ John Fenby (119)

Board 2:  David Jarvis (115) ½ - ½ Stephen Micklewright (103)

Board 3:  Alexander Jarvis (106) ½ - ½ David Blower (95)

Board 4:  Josh Hennion (105) ½ - ½ Mark Binfield (Ungraded)


Whoever invented the phrase:  "you win some, you lose some" probabl...

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Rematch with relegated Rushall

Posted on March 24, 2013 at 9:10 PM Comments comments (0)

"It could be possible at the end of the season that this point saved us from relegation!"  And it did.  The Brewood B team stayed up on board count.  This match preview for the Cannock Chess League Division 3 match against the Rushall B Cannock Chess League Division 3 team starts with the end of a match report from a previous match against Rushall this season. 

Brewoods main league is the Wolverhampton Chess League.  This season both of our A and B ...

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Brewood B and Rushall C draw - Brewood B 2.5 - 2.5 Rushall C

Posted on February 12, 2013 at 8:00 PM Comments comments (0)

The report of a eventful night at the chess club follows below but first here is the matchcard: 


Board 1:  David Buckley (100) ½ - ½ Nigel Parker (103)

Board 2:  Paul Guest (104) ½ - ½ Josh Hennion (105)

Board 3:  Stephen Micklewright (103) 0-1 Alexander Jarvis (106)

Board 4:  Andrew Davies (99) ½ - ½ Alan Cross (97)

Board 5:  David Blower (95) 1-0 Peter Greenwood 78


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