Staffordshire under 100 team

David Blower from Brewood Chess Circle is helping out with the organisation of the Staffordshire County Chess Under 100 team for this seasons matches in the Midlands County Chess Union competition.

The team will still be captained by Robert West from Fenton Chess Club. In recent years the under 100 team line ups have being dominated by players from North Staffordshire Chess Clubs.

In order to make it easier for Robert I have offered to help out with details of players from South Staffordshire who want to play for the under 100 team. Some of you from other clubs may already know me from either playing against me over the board, or at a league AGM.

Players from clubs in the Wolverhampton & District Chess League already represent Staffordshire very well in the under 120 team competition, and I am sure they will also do well in the under 140 team competition.

With the strength in depth that the Wolverhampton & District Chess League has at the under 100 grading bracket, I do not see any reason why the same can not be repeated in the under 100 team competition.

Combined with players from North Staffordshire I have my own personal target set that the county will not default a single board, which I think is also realistic.

Details of the match dates and venues are:

Saturday 3rd December 2016 – Nottinghamshire Away
Saturday 14th January 2017 – Leicestershire Away
Saturday 11th February 2017 – Warwickshire Home

If you are interested in playing please could you let me know at the following email address: Ideally including the word “chess” in the subject title.

From David Blower from Brewood.