|Posted on August 22, 2018 at 11:35 AM|
Brewood have been drawn to play away against Rugeley in the Semi-Finals of the Chase Trophy which is a cup competition run by the Cannock Chess League. The match will take place on Tuesday 11th September 2018. Last season of course Brewood won the trophy after whitewashing Sutton Coldfield in the final 4-0.
Brewood have also been drawn to play at home against Rushall in the Quarter-Finals of the Humphrey's Trophy, which is run by the Wolverhampton Chess League. The match will take place on Tuesday 20th November 2018. Last season Brewood played Bushbury in the preliminary round of the Humphrey's Trophy drawing the match 2-2 but losing on board count by a tiebreaking scoreline of 3-7.
As already mentioned Brewood are the defending champions of the Chase Trophy. In three seasons of entering the competiton Brewood have played in two finals. In the Humphrey's Trophy Brewood have entered the competition ten times, winning it once in 2009-2010 being a finalist in two other seasons and have a further six quarter-final appearances.
Club chairman David Blower explains that the club will be taking the cups seriously this coming season: "We are defending champions on the Chase Trophy and although our aim is to win the league I will be putting out a strong team in the Chase Trophy with the aim of successfully defending the trophy.
In the Humphrey's Trophy competition we aim to make up for last season's exit in the preliminary round of the competition and win the trophy for the first time since 2010. For the fans the cup competitions are always extra special so we will certainly take the cup competitions seriously."
Here are the details of the cup fixtures:
Chase Trophy - Semi-Final - Rugeley v Brewood - Tuesday 11th September 2018
Humphrey's Trophy - Quarter-Final - Brewood v Rushall - Tuesday 20th November 2018.
The Humphrey's Trophy win of 2009-2010 is still talked about by the members of the club that were there at the time as is the much more recent trophy win of the Chase Trophy which was last season. It is nice to have success and the cups are a realistic target for the club to look to win trophies this season. We will certainly give it our best shot.