Brewood Chess Circle

Any age. Any ability. Please view the joining the club page for details.

Joining our club - Where to find us


*Please note - Opposition League clubs should read all of the information contained on this page.  We would not want you turning up at the wrong venue, or struggling to find the car park!!  The bits in bold are very important!!*  

 

If you wish to join Brewood Chess Circle we look forward to seeing you.  The club meets up on Tuesday evenings and is open all year round apart from at Christmas.  

 

We accept adults and children (both males and females) regardless of chess ability.  The club also enjoys a social atmosphere and drinks are served at the bar.  

 

There is usually at least one committee member at the club to welcome you and to answer questions that potential new members may have about the club.  Even if there is not a match, usually at least half a dozen members turn up at the club.  A mixture of playing games and mini coaching sessions such as common tournament openings and technical chess endgames are discussed.  

 

Regardless of your existing skill level there are opportunities to discuss with existing members ways to improve your game. 

 

However the club is at two different venues dependant on if the club is playing league chess or having a social chess evening, so please read the information stated below very carefully.  Regardless of the venue the club always meets up on a Tuesday.  

League Venue

League Chess (always starts at 7:30pm.)

 

Brewood Chess Circle

The Three Stirrups Pub

1 Engleton Lane

Brewood

Staffordshire

ST19 9DZ

 

Even though the postal address of the Three Stirrups pub is in Engleton Lane, the car park of The Three Stirrups pub is based around the back of the pub, in Shop Lane.  

This means that the postcode for the chess club, via sat nav is ST19 9EB.  

Here is a map of Shop Lane via google maps:

(The link below will take you to Google maps.  The link will open in a new window.)  

Google Maps

 

Directions:  (However if you prefer there is also a written description below:)  

Leave the A449 at Coven, and follow the directions for Brewood.  Follow the road into Brewood until you reach the village square.  Go straight on when you reach the Lion public house, and then take the first left into Shop Lane.  The car park to The Three Stirrups pub is fairly large and it is ok to park there.  It will be on your right. 

Social Venue


Social Chess (always starts at 8:00pm.)

 

Brewood Chess Circle

The Royal British Legion Club

Shop Lane

Brewood

Staffordshire

ST19 9EB

 

Here is a map of Shop Lane via google maps

(The link below will take you to Google maps.  The link will open in a new window.)  

Google Maps

 

Directions:  (However if you prefer there is also a written description below:) 

Leave the A449 at Coven, and follow the directions for Brewood.  Follow the road into Brewood until you reach the village square.  Go straight on when you reach the Lion public house, and then take the first left into Shop Lane.  The car park to The Royal British Legion Club is on your left which is ok for you to use.  

Contact details

If you are about to visit the chess club for the very first time it will make things easier for the chess club if you contact David Blower (the club chairman) either via email or phone.  

 

David Blower; (club chairman:)  Telephone:  07305258952

Email Address:  blowerd at hotmail dot co dot uk (the and sign and the dots in the email address have been removed to help prevent spam emails.)   

 

However you do not need to prearrange your visit to the chess club, you can just turn up on the evening.

 

We are interested in anyone who is interested in playing chess, regardless of if you are an experienced chess player looking to play competitive chess in our league teams, an adult new to chess, or a parent with a child interested in chess.  

 

Experienced chess players

 

We run one standard play league team and we also run a rapid play league team, all against other local chess clubs.  We also have our own internal standard play club championship ECF graded, as well as our own internal rapid play club championship ECF graded for rapid play.  


We believe that this caters for chess players of most standards.  Should you wish to play chess for the club in local league competitions against other local clubs we will assess your level of play and then place you in the team best suited to your ability. 

 

Adults new to chess

 

The club accepts all players that enjoy playing chess and if you are an adult new to chess you can get tips on how to improve your play from experienced members of the club.  There is no obligation for any new member to play competitive league chess.  You are welcome to come along to the club to play friendlies with the opportunity to play in the clubs teams should you wish to. 

 

Juniors

 

We welcome children at the chess club of all abilities from those playing the game for the first time to those who wish to play in the club's teams.  Age is no barrier to playing chess.  

Advice for parents

Brewood Chess club is a friendly and social chess club and going to the chess club is a great way to make friends for both adults and children.  A parent is encouraged to stay and watch their child's activities and the club will be happy to answer any questions you may have.  We want your child to enjoy themselves whilst at the club with parents being encouraging and supportive. 

 

Club Premises

 

The club premises is a no smoking venue, with adequate toilet facilities and with refreshments always available. 

 

Junior policy

 

Sportsmanship is encouraged and it is correct chess etiquette that you should shake hands with your opponent before the game has started and then afterwards when the game has finished.  

 

There is no minimum ability level required to join our chess club and enjoyment of the game alone is enough.  Juniors will get advice from experienced members of the club on how to improve their level of play.  There can often be mini coaching sessions that take place on evenings that concentrate on a particular aspect of chess.  

 

Juniors do get the chance to play in teams should they wish to.  

 

Most of all chess is fun.

 

Why not get started with this basic checkmate: 

http://www.chess.com/article/view/basic-checkmates-the-queen-dance

Why join the club?

Brewood Chess Circle is a friendly and social club.  Potential new members would make the club more diverse both competitively and socially.  

 

The variety of tournaments is huge and we therefore believe that there is something for everyone, regardless of if you are just learning the game, or want to be on board one in our best team.