|Posted on May 20, 2013 at 9:55 PM|
On Tuesday 21st May Brewood play Stafford in the Wolverhampton Chess Summer League 2013 Division 3 North. Brewood will be looking to maintain their unbeaten run. Infact Brewood have a 100% record so far in the summer league this season, although admittedly the team have only played 1 game.
Brewood and Stafford's various chess teams met 3 times in the Wolverhampton Chess League Division 3. The two matches against Stafford for the Brewood A team produced a win for each club by the scoreline of 3½ - 1½, in the away teams favour. The Brewood B team got a 2½ - 2½ draw in an away match against Stafford, although the match was played at Brewood.
In the Wolverhampton Chess League in division 1 Stafford A finished 4th in a close battle for the league title, 2 points behind the eventual winner St. George's A. The Stafford B team was involved in a close battle with the Brewood A team for promotion from Wolverhampton Chess League division 3.
Stafford B eventually finished 4th as they lost their final chess match of the season away to Wolverhampton B, a result that enabled the Brewood A team to gain promotion before the final match of the winter league season.
Stafford also have teams in the North Staffordshire Chess League, in divisions 1 and 3 and in the Cannock Chess League although they play in division 2 of the Cannock Chess League, avoiding Brewood who compete in division 3 of the Cannock Chess League.
In the Wolverhampton Summer League 2013 the grades are restricted to those with a maximum grade of 120. We have started with an away victory against Cannock. This will be Stafford's first match of the season, and Bushbury are also yet to start their summer league season. Last year in the summer league Brewood and Stafford drew 2-2 in a 4 board match.
Recent history between the sides suggests that this will be a close match. It would be nice though to win it, and the players playing will all be capable of winning their own match, but then again so will all of Stafford's players.
Team news has already been confirmed with Brewood making 2 changes from the winning team against Cannock. The full line up is as follows: Peter Crozet on board 1, Stephen Micklewright on board 2, Andrew Davies on board 3, David Blower on board 4 and Paul Wright on board 5.
The club wishes the players well for the match, and for those not playing the club is open for the internal club competitions, or even just for some friendlies.