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Brewood Chess Circle makes its move - to the Royal British Legion

Posted on April 10, 2019 at 1:00 AM

After many years at St. Mary's (RC) Church Hall in Wharf Lane in Brewood the club committee have decided the time is right to move the chess club to the Royal British Legion in Shop Lane in Brewood.  


In truth the club committee had no choice but to move venue because of the finances of the chess club.  Brewood Chess Circle, like every chess club in the country, doesn't own the building that it plays in, and as such is always going to be subject to external factors, that are outside the club's control.  Without going into too much detail the chess club was unstainable if we continued at the church hall. 


So where to move to whilst still keeping the chess club within Brewood?  The Royal British Legion quickly became the committee's preferred choice of venue and so in February 2019, David Blower and Roger Grainger decided to approach the Legion to see if we could move the chess club there. 


The Royal British Legion almost instantly agreed and so we moved there in April.  We have been there for six weeks now and we are delighted that we have moved there.  From the Legion's point of view it is good for them as they have extra people visiting the Legion, each and every week.  


The room rent is free as long as all adult members of the club join the Royal British Legion.  And of course most importantly we also have a bar available where you can get alcoholic and soft drinks. 


The new address of the chess club is as follows:  


The Royal British Legion Club

Shop Lane

Brewood

Staffordshire

ST19 9EB


The club meets each and every week on Tuesday evenings from 8:00pm.  


David Blower, the chairman of the chess club, gave this reaction to the news that the chess club has moved:  "I can not emphasise enough how thankful the chess club is to The Royal British Legion.  I am more optimistic about the future of the chess club than I have been for a long time. The committee aren't going to be complacent with the finances of the chess club but this will make things easier financially.  


We now have a better opportunity to rebuild the chess club and increase it's membership.  This is what the club committee will be aiming to do over the next 12 months."  


So now all that we have to worry about is getting better at chess!!  

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