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Derek Perks

It is with great sadness that we have to report the passing of our Tournament Secretary and Auditor Derek Perks on Thursday 18th October 2018. Our sympathies and thoughts go out to his family at this sad time. A full

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ECF Council meeting

Please note the following budget proposals for the forthcoming ECF Council meeting. ECF April Council Meeting 2018 Please let me have your views on these matters. Posted on behalf of Andrew Leadbetter, ECF Representative

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Rugeley Chess Club 50th Anniversary Rapid Tournament April 2018

To celebrate 50years as a chess club Rugeley are holding a rapid play tournament in April next year, details below. RUGELEY CHESS CLUB 50th Anniversary RAPIDPLAY TOURNAMENT Three sections for Max Grade Open, 160, 120 SATURDAY 7th APRIL 2018 Lea

County U120 Derby 8-4 Staffs

Staffs finally started their county program nine days before Christmas and despite some very close games on the higher boards, Derbyshire proved to be deserved winners. Posted on behalf of Peter Evans U120 County Captain

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County U120 Derby 8-4 Staffs

Staffs finally started their county program nine days before Christmas and despite some very close games on the higher boards, Derbyshire proved to be deserved winners. Posted on behalf of Peter Evans U120 County Captain

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Rock / Bidgood Cup news

Here are the updated draws: Rock Cup quarter finals Malcolm Phipps 0-1 Andrew McCumiskey Matthew Carr v Martyn Hathaway John Southcote v Dave Hodkinson Bye Nick Arkell Bidgood First Round Peter Banks 0-1 Kevan Ward Stuart Deeley vs Victor Brown

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Staffordshire County Cup Entries

Entries are now being taken for this season’s Staffordshire County Cup competitions. The Hickman (Open) Cup is over 6 boards. All others – Gothard (U161) Cup, Jackson (U141) Cup and Withnall (U121) Cup – are being played over 4 boards

Promoting Chess in Schools

Promoting Chess in Schools   The Wolverhampton Chess League is doing its bit to support a national initiative to foster the spread of chess in schools. Schools within 20 miles of Wolverhampton were invited to submit applications for funds, from

Rock / Bidgood semis

Congratulations to all players through to the semi-finals. It’s good to see that two clubs, Mercia and Wolverhampton, are represented in both competitions. The semi-final draw for the Rock Cup is: Richard Wiltshir (RUS) v Andrew McCumiskey (MER) Robert Marshall

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Humphreys Trophy final

Stourbridge won the 10th Humphreys Trophy last night with a narrow victory over neighbours Halesowen. This is a reversal of the result three years ago and the inaugural final in 2005. Stourbridge have now won the title twice, the other

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