|Posted on February 4, 2013 at 8:00 PM|
After the B teams draw last time out against current top of the table side Stafford to help out the A team, they will look to repeat the trick against St Georges. Not that the B team players should need any motivation of helping out the A team to win though!
St Georges as well as Stafford and Brewood are looking to win the league this season. They are in 3rd place, but they do have a game in hand over the Brewood A team, and also 2 games in hand over Stafford. This game against the Brewood B team is that game in hand and a win would put them level on points with both Stafford and Brewood A in a 3 way battle at the top. From their 6 games this season St Georges have won 4 of them, drawn 1, and lost 1 leaving them with 9 points from those 6 games.
They started off their season with a defeat to Walsall Kipping, but have since picked up form to win 4 matches in a row, before then drawing against fellow top of the table side Stafford in their last match. They have already played the Brewood B team this season winning 3½ - 1½ with the Lennie Johnson v David Buckley match on board 2 ending up as a draw, in an entertaining fashion.
St Georges have an A team in division 1 of the Wolverhampton Chess League, and the B team in division 3. They don't have a C team in the Wolverhampton Chess League, but as they are nearer Birmingham their main chess league is the Birmingham & District Chess League, where they compete with teams in division 3, and division 5 of the league.
Last season the B team produced a 3½ - 1½ win away against St Georges and that was one of 3 victories in a row to keep us in division 3. St Georges only finished 5th last season in the league, so have improved their league position a lot this season, whilst the Brewood B team finished 6th.
The Brewood B team are 7th out of 8th in the league this season with just 1 win out of 7 matches all season, although there have also been 2 draws. Last season after the 3 wins in a row for the Brewood B team we got a total of 8 points from the 10 matches. This season is 4 points from 7 matches so a win would help us at least match last seasons points tally. St Georges are one of the 3 teams in the league that the B team play twice this season. A win for Brewood would take us up to 5th place, and further away from the bottom of the table.
Team news is unconfirmed for Brewood, but as its a home game its certain that 5 eligable players will turn up for the match! Stephen Mickelwright with 4 wins out of 6 this season is one of the top 25 players (24th) in the whole of the Wolverhampton Chess League for Brewood, and he will be looking to keep up his good form if he is playing. The link is here: http://www.wdclchess.org.uk/stats/wdcltopplayers.php
The club wishes those playing well for the match. For those who are not playing the club is open for internal club competitions, or even just for friendlies.