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Cannock Chess League fixtures confirmed

Posted on September 24, 2017 at 10:00 AM

The Cannock Chess League 2017-2018 Division Two season sees Brewood compete in a league with six teams, including ourselves.  Home and away fixtures have been agreed so that each team has a total of ten fixtures.  The other teams in the league are Lichfield, Rugeley, Rushall, Tamworth and Wolverhampton. 

In October the team play three fixtures.  The first match is an away match against Rugeley on Tuesday 17th October 2017.  The month continues with two home fixtures against Tamworth on Tuesday 24th October 2017 and then the perfect way to spend Halloween evening against Rushall on Tuesday 31st October 2017.  Let's hope that the team do not get frightened by the skill of Rushall's chess players!! 

November sees two more fixtures which means that the team will have reached the halfway point of the season.  A home fixture against Wolverhampton is on Tuesday 14th November 2017 which means the team will have had three home fixtures within four weeks.  The final fixture before Christmas sees the team play away against Lichfield on Thursday 23rd November 2017. 

In 2018 the fixtures are more spread out.  In January 2018 the team play two more fixtures with the longest distance away trip to Tamworth on Thursday 25th January 2018 and then a home match against Lichfield on Tuesday 30th January 2018. 

In March the team play two fixtures, one home and one away.  The home fixture is first against Rugeley on Tuesday 20th March 2018 which will conclude the home fixtures for the season.  The away fixture is against Rushall on Monday 26th March 2018. 

The final fixture of the season is away against Wolverhampton on Thursday 12th April 2018.  This was originally scheduled for Thursday 8th February 2018 but moved because Wolverhampton had some fixture clashes on that evening. 

Last season the team finished 7th out of seven in the league with a record of Played 7, Won 0, Drew 1 and Lost 6.  The team managed to end up defaulting three matches due to various complications with team selections during the season, and with two other matches having at least one board defaulted. 

Obviously we hope to do better this season.  The team have had a break during the summer and the club committee looked at what leagues we should enter with some difficult decisions that had to be made, took and we are now looking forward to the new season refreshed.  We should be able to compete with full teams in all of the fixtures.  Good chess everyone!! 

Categories: Cannock League

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