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Match preview: Birmingham Checkmates v Brewood

Posted on December 17, 2012 at 11:20 PM

Its fair to say that so far the first ever season in the Dudley Chess League Division 3 has been nothing short of excellent for Brewood.  The team sit proudly at the top of the league unbeaten after half of the matches played. 

A debut 3-1 victory over Kynoch started things off, with the team not losing on any of the boards.  A useful 2-2 draw against Walsall Kipping followed but last time out against Mercia, Brewood produced a 4-0 win, winning on every board against Mercia.  No one can quite remember the last time Brewood won a match with a whitewash, and it also produced Daniel Binfield getting his first ever competitive ECF graded victory. 

The match against Birmingham Checkmates is next and it promises to be a good one, with Brewood going into the match in fine form, to play against last years defending champions of the Dudley Chess League Division 3. 

Birmingham Checkmates are a specialist junior chess club.  They have won the Dudley Chess League Division 3 for at least the last two seasons in a row.  Last season they ended up winning every match only conceding 4½ game points during the whole season, and only two games. 

They have yet to start their season in the Dudley League.  The club did have two teams in the Birmingham & District Chess League earlier on in the season, one in division 4, and the other in division 6 of the league, but pulled out due to a lack of availability of players. Brewood and Birmingham Checkmates have not recently met each other. 

Team news for Brewood has already been confirmed.  There is one change from Mercia with Andrew Davies being the stand in captain for the night replacing Steven Mickelwright.  David Blower, Mark Binfield and Daniel Binfield also all play with all of them having 100% records in the Dudley Chess League Division 3 so far this season.  The club wishes the 4 players going to Birmingham Checkmates well in the last match for the club before Christmas. 

Categories: Dudley League, Birmingham Checkmates

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