Week 15: Div
1 : Relegations are decides but not the top places. Bushbury could theoretically become champions and push St George's to 2nd spot if they prevail against Lichfield and the score currently stands at 1.5 - 1.5. Div 2 : just 1 match remains. Div 3 : Brewood A draw with St George's A and consolidate 2nd place behind St George's Div 4 : Walsall Kipping maintain their consistency and consolidate their championship status.
Week 14: Div
1 : Rushall A default against Warley Quinborne draw with Shifnal & Telford and gain 2 points from a Rushall match default. Div 3: Wolverhampton B finish their seasonm in 3rd after beating Stafford B but begin the match with a 2 point advantage due to 2 defaults. Div 4: Walsall Kipping C complete the season in style, undefeated and Champions after final match victory. Halesowen D finish high in the table after drawing against Bushbury C.
New pages in Detailed Results and Statistics section: Check out the Top 25 WDCL players or your own personal record on the new stats web pages as well all the latest results, tables and player performances. Games theme: submit your own scoresheets for inclusion on the site. Pages can include scoresheets showing the actual games played.
any of your clubs have players in these top tables. Best player white,
black, best female performances and much more. Added (20/01/2013)
Rushall win Humphreys Cup at Walsall Kipping Thurs 18/04/2013
Wolverhampton win Pittaway Cup at Bushbury Wed 03/04/2013
players win both Rock and Bidgood Cups for the 2nd consecutive year.
Robert Marshall retains the Rock Cup after beating Mike Groombridge of
Walsall Kipping in the final. Dave Wightman beats Peter Nixon also of
Walsall Kipping. Both matches took place Tues 26th March at Mercia
Chess Club (neutral venue) Congratulations to the winners and
finalists. Thank you all, Frank Wood WDCL tournament secretary and to
Mercia for agreeing to host these popular and historic WDCL Trophy
events. Rock and Bidgood Cup final match reports by Dave Wightman here
Latest Standings at a Glance.
WDCL Trophy 2012/13 (team event)
Pitttaway Cup Final:
Wolverhampton.become Pittaway Cup Winners after beating Stafford.
Wed 3rd April at Bushbury Chess Club
Humphreys Cup (U130) Final:.
Rushall 2 v 2 Warley Quinborne
(Rushall win using Elimination rule)
Thurs 18 Apil 2013 at Walsall Kipping Chess Club
Rock and Bidgood Cups 2012/13 Finals 26th March 2013 at Mercia Chess Club
Rock Cup Final
Robert Marshall (Wolverhampton) 1 v 0
Mike Groombridge (Walsall Kipping)
Dave Wightman (Wolverhampton) 1 v 0 Peter Nixon (Walsall Kipping)
2012/13 full WDCL Trophy Draw details and full results Updated 19/04/2013
Research Trophy history on site too, and see who's won previously. May the best players win in 2012/13.
New page for full results is launched : full county cup results
Hickman Cup Final : Congratulations to Stafford as they beat Cheddleton 4 - 2 in the Hickman Cup Final 2012/13.f
MCCU : Staffordshire retain the MCCU Open Championship for the fourth year in succession. Well done Staffordshire, the team and to David Anderton as
[full score here as a pdf file]
Staffordshire went on to play SCCU 3/ NCCU2 in the National Quarter Finals on May
18th but lost to Kent.
David Anderton quote "
Thanks to the team for their support and to Denis Nesbitt and Matthew Carr for help with the equipment.
Congratulations to Lawrence Cooper for a fine win against Grandmaster Neil McDonald on top board.
[full score here as a pdf file]
[Match report by Dave Wightman]
County Jackson Cup : Lichfield 3.5 - 1.5 Stafford, Cannock 1 - 3 Fenton
Hickman Cup : Walsall Kipping 4.5 1.5 Newcastle
General Chess Events
Staffordshire Chess Congress 13 & 14 April 2013 At Bloxwich Leisure Centre
- (Open), Major (U160) Minor (U120)
Guide Dogs for The Blind Chess Rapidplay Congress Sat 6 July 2013 At Old Hall Special School, Bentley Lane, Walsall, WS2 7LU
- (Open), Major (U160) Minor (U120)
- Details and Entry Form.
Bloxwich Junior Chess Club
2nd February 2013: Simultaneous Display by English Chess Federation
President Roger Edwards.
17 Junior Players of the above Club.
After 2 hours and 18 moves later games were Adjudicated
President Roger Edwards won 9 Drew 4 lost 4.
Great result for him was a draw against Manpreet Sangha graded 169
Results: Winners Karthik Selvan, Alex Jarvis, Luke Berenbaum, Dominic Holmes.
Draws Aaron Cowley, Manpreet Sangha, Jay Sanga, Gurpreet Khangura.
winners received a Chess Book donated by the President, they were
presented by Local Councilor Julie Fitzpatrick.
games were recorded by our players. It was a once in a lifetime
opportunity for our players to play a President of the English Chess
Special Thanks to him for taking the time to come to our club, and spending time with the Children.
Thanks to everyone who helped make this event a success
By Eunice and Ray Dolan
Very Sad News
Very sad Tragic news :
- Robert Jones :
Robert Jones, a member of Walsall Kipping for over 40 years, died peacefully yesterday morning 03/04/2013 after a long illness.
The funeral of Robert Jones will be held at:-
12 noon, Wednesday 17th April 2013,
Streetly Crematorium, Little Hardwick Rd., Aldridge, Walsall WS9 0SG
An obituary from Mike Groombridge can be read here
Iain Wilson passed away Wed 10 Oct 2012. An obituary from Richard Thompson can be read here
As webmaster I don't want to hijack space here but there is something I
need to share with WDCL members, chess friends and the wider world. My
14 year old nephew Simon Walters died Thurs 25/10/2012. He liked to
play chess with me and attended our chess club a couple of times. My
nephew's funeral was Mon 12/11/2012. There have been some web update
delays I'm sorry. here: By Paul Walters
Very Exciting news: NEW
Chess training website for kids. Wolverhampton Chess Club member Peter
Pearson Jones has constructed a fantastic new Chess teaching/ training
website. The site offers a basic chess teaching program to help the
non-player to become a reasonable chess player in a number of lessons.
It also provides Teachers with instructions how to set up a chess Club
and to teach pupils to enjoy playing chess. The beginners section is
currently operational but in the coming months the site will expand to
include a wide range of chess training; from the basics to advanced
stage. The new site has already received acclaim in the form of
sterling reviews in the Times Educational supplement. Well done to
Peter Pearson Jones. (Site is still subject to some development
and addition of further sections). Preview www.cyber-chess.co.uk here.
Attention all Chess Players : BBC4 "Only Connect"
Contestant call for applicants for Only Connect.
Please click to see flyer [pdf]
hour Chess marathon for Children In Need : ECF arbiter Matthew Carr
will be playing 24 hours of chess against Fraser Greenroyd at Keele
University. Nov 16th to 17th. Please support and a donation bucket will
be by this chess marathon. More details [pdf]
Children in Need link