News

23

Sep 17

Humphreys Quarter finals

The draw for the next round of the cup is as follows: Rushall v Bushbury Warley v Halesowen Stourbridge v...
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23

Sep 17

Pittaway Cup draw

With Telford beating Stourbridge the updated Pittaway Cup quarter finals draw looks like this. Wed 18 Oct Stafford vs Lichfield...
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15

Sep 17

WDCL Season 2017/18 start

Dear Players and Clubs of the Wolverhampton and District Chess League The season has come again and I think we...
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15

Sep 17

Final registrations added

All teams registrations (including any late ones) have now been added to the website. Please see the 'players' page here...
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31

Aug 17

Link to Warley Quinborne added

The link to Warley Quinborne's site has been added and the Wiki also updated. Try it here.
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28

Aug 17

Enter your club teams for the Staffordshire County Cups

Entries are now being taken for this season's Staffordshire County Cup competitions. The Hickman (Open) Cup is over 6 boards....
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28

Aug 17

More team registrations added

Many more team registrations have now been added. Please check these and let me know if the Captains are incorrectly...
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20

Aug 17

Rock / Bidgood Cup 2017/18

The new chess season is almost upon us and I’m writing to canvass entries for the Wolverhampton League individual competitions,...
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17

Aug 17

1965/66 results added

The oldest results known have now been added to the archive. This included 14 annotated games from that season including...
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3

Aug 17

Team registrations added

Although the British is still on, the latest team registrations for 2017/18 have been added for Birmingham, Lichfield, Rugeley, Rushall,...
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2

Aug 17

2004/05 added to archive

Yet another year is added to the archive, this time 2004/05. Halesowen missed out on their first title by a...
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21

Jul 17

Financing Chess in Staffordshire

Friends Of Staffordshire Chess The Staffordshire Chess Association, like all voluntary organisations, finds it more and more difficult every year to...
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19

Jul 17

Rules presentation slides

Many thanks to Alex Holowczak for last night's excellent presentation and teaching at Mercia. He has kindly supplied a copy...
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3

Jul 17

Season 2003/04 added to archive

In the latest update the 2003/04 season has been added to the archive page here. Most of the Pittaway cup...
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28

Jun 17

Rules Of Chess July 2017

Alex Holowczak will be doing a presentation to Mercia members on 18th July at 7h30 for about an hour. All...
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22

Jun 17

1998/99 results added

The full results from the 1998/99 season together with the historical grades has been added to the archive here. If...
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19

Jun 17

Staffordshire County Cups Results

South Dominate The County Cup Finals The clubs from the South of the County made a clean sweep of all...
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13

Jun 17

More Bulletins added

Many thanks go to Steve Wilcox of Rushall who has kindly supplied nearly all of the missing 2000-2011 bulletins. These...
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8

Jun 17

17/18 Fixtures loaded

The new fixtures are now available for the different divisions and cup draws under the Fixtures menu. Please check these...
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5

Jun 17

Staffordshire Chess Association New Website Launched..take a look!!

The new website is – www.staffordshirechessassociation.co.uk. 
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5

Jun 17

Staffordshire County Chess Association AGM July 18th at Stafford

Staffordshire Chess Association is reinvigorating itself, and its AGM on July 18th at 19h30 Amasal Sports & Social Club St.Albans...
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5

Jun 17

AGM photos

Here are the pictures of the AGM presentations by President David Fone (on the right). 1. WDCL Champions - Halesowen...
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5

Jun 17

Historical MCCU grades added

The historical MCCU grading lists have been scanned and added next to the Bulletins for the years 1984 to 1993...
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17

May 17

1981/82 season loaded

The results from 1981/82 from the bulletins have now been loaded into the archive. See link here. We currently lack...
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17

May 17

WDCL AGM May 24th Bushbury Chess Club 19h30

WOLVERHAMPTON & DISTRICT CHESS LEAGUE AGM will be held at 7.30 pm on WEDNESDAY 24th MAY 2017 at the BUSHBURY...
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26

Apr 17

Rock Cup report

Following a first game draw last week the replay between Andrew McCumiskey (MER)(w) and Robert Marshall (WOL) resulted in a...
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19

Apr 17

Rock / Bidgood finals report

Last night saw the finals of the two individual trophy finals hosted by Mercia Chess Club with excellent attacking chess...
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28

Mar 17

Staffordshire County Cup Finals

Staffordshire County Cup Finals As many of you will be aware, the County Cups have been very poorly supported for...
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22

Mar 17

West Brom Div 2 champions

West Bromwich scored a narrow victory over promotion contenders Mercia last night to secure their first division two title in...
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20

Mar 17

Promoting Chess in Schools

Promoting Chess in Schools The Wolverhampton Chess League is doing its bit to support a national initiative to foster the...
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13

Mar 17

Arkell vs Cooper game added

IM Lawrence Cooper has kindly annotated his game against GM Keith Arkell from last week. Halesowen won the title but...
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13

Mar 17

County U120 Worcs 6½-5½ Staffs

The Under 120 teams season concluded at the weekend with a 6½ to 5½ defeat away at Worcestershire. That is...
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10

Mar 17

Halesowen secure first title

Last night Halesowen soundly beat second place Stafford despite a loss on top board for GM Arkell to IM Cooper....
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15

Jan 17

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...
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10

Jan 17

Geoff Harris memorial

A memorial service was held on 7th Jan 2017 for Stourbridge's Geoff Harris who sadly passed away in May 2016....
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21

Dec 16

2017 Shropshire Congress

Just a reminder about the 2017 Shropshire Chess Congress. Online entry now available - enter by this Friday to avoid...
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16

Dec 16

Rock Cup game added

Last night's Rock Cup quarter final game has been added between Andrew McCumiskey and Geoff Rosser here.
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4

Dec 16

Rock / Bidgood quarters

The quarter final draw for the Rock Cup is:  Peter Banks (HAL)                 v     Robert Marshall(WOL) Andrew Leadbetter (STA)      v     Derek...
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3

Nov 16

Rock & Bidgood Cup draw

The Round 1 games have all been completed with the exception of the Stuart Deeley v Peter Banks match where...
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2

Nov 16

New Cannock league website

Ray Dolan reports that there is a new Cannock & District League website. Follow link from our links page here.
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1

Oct 16

Rock Cup rd 1 draw

Entries have now closed for the Rock/Bidgood individual knockout competitions. Twenty-one players are taking part with a wide range of...
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29

Sep 16

St George’s

Sadly St George's has decided that its WDCL div 1 & 2 teams aren’t viable this year as they have lost...
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21

Sep 16

Staffordshire withdraw the county under 140 team

Staffordshire tried to launch an under 140 team this season, but insufficient players have come forward and it will not...
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19

Sep 16

Staffordshire under 100 team

David Blower from Brewood Chess Circle is helping out with the organisation of the Staffordshire County Chess Under 100 team...
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8

Sep 16

More bulletins added

We have found another batch of past Bulletins from the 2000's which have now been scanned and added to the...
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7

Sep 16

All Player registrations complete

All teams have now submitted their initial team registration lists and they are shown on the 'Players' page here.
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26

Aug 16

A New Season is with us again!!

Our records secretary has once again done an excellent job in sorting out the league structure and organising the fixtures,...
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20

Aug 16

Bushbury Venue change

Bushbury have changed both their venue and their start time! They now meet at Bilston Sports and Social Club on...
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6

Aug 16

Rock / Bidgood Cup 2016/17

The new chess season is almost upon us and I'm writing to canvass entries for the Wolverhampton League individual competitions,...
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24

Jul 16

British summer in Bournemouth

The British Championships start on Monday 25th in Bournemouth and you can follow the progress here. David Anderton of Walsall...
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23

Jul 16

Rules updated

The Rules have been updated following the 2016 AGM decisions. They are now available in the Wiki. League rules here...
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21

Jul 16

Staffs County AGM

The AGM of Staffs County Chess Association will be held at Amasal Sports & Social Club St.Albans Road Industrial Estate,...
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8

Jun 16

2016/17 Fixtures now added

The new fixtures have now been added to the website. Please report any errors or changes directly to the Honourable...
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8

Jun 16

Jim Friar funeral

Monday 13th June at 12noon at St Wulstans R.C. Church, 32 Vale Rd, Stourport, DY13 8YL (Followed by cremation) At...
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8

Jun 16

Jim Friar, tribute from WB

Shock and sadness at the terrible news of Jims passing. Jim first turned up at West Bromwich Chess Club (with...
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3

Jun 16

Scheduled maintenance

is now complete including the Wiki which should be considerably faster. Thank you for your patience while this was done.
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29

May 16

Jim Friar

Dear colleagues, It is with sadness I write to let you know that Jim died at home last night. Until...
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28

May 16

News from the AGM

Gary Haime Captain of League and Cup double winners Lichfield receives the League Champions Cup (left) and Pittaway Trophy (right)...
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28

Apr 16

Promotion playoff!

Lichfield B completed a narrow victory over Boldmere to setup a promotion playoff against Brewood A. Although the date has...
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22

Apr 16

And then there were just TWO

Despite flying in star GM Arkell Stourbridge blew their chances of taking the title in the final match at St...
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21

Apr 16

Pittaway victory number 14

Lichfield increased their domination of the Pittaway Cup with a close victory over Stafford on Monday night. They have now...
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15

Apr 16

Stourbridge defend Humphreys

Stourbridge successfully defended their Humphrey's Trophy this week with a narrow 2½-1½ victory over Brewood. This is their third win...
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10

Apr 16

Wolverhampton returns

Wolverhampton returned at the first attempt back to division one. They took the division two title conceding only two draws...
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8

Apr 16

Championship / Relegation

With some rather interesting results in the last couple of weeks there are now just three matches left in Div...
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8

Apr 16

Hoare wins Bidgood Trophy

After a drawn first game (previously reported) the match was replayed on 6th April with the following result: Stuart Deeley...
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4

Apr 16

MCCU Congress 2016

The entry form is now available here for this years MCCU congress to be held in Walsall on 13th and...
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31

Mar 16

Marshall retains Rock Cup

The finals were held last night by mutual agreement at Mercia’s club premises. Dave Hodkinson and Michael Hoare each won...
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23

Mar 16

St George’s new venue

There has been a minor adjustment to St George's venue. They now meet at the Church Centre opposite the old...
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23

Feb 16

Maddocks vs Wood game

An interesting game played on Monday has been added from the St George's vs Wolverhampton division two match. See the...
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31

Jan 16

Almost 50 years ago…

The WDCL in the 1966/67 season brought us the following interesting game here between J. Tromans of Dudley and Mrs...
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31

Jan 16

Rock / Bidgood S-F draw

The semi-final draw for the Rock Cup is: Robert Marshall (WOL) v Richard Wiltshir (RUS) Malcolm Phipps (BSM) v Dave...
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26

Jan 16

January grades added

The new January grades are out and now show on the web. Note that for players newly graded in Jan...
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14

Jan 16

Congress links

Here is a list of congresses coming up in the near future. Kidlington 6th/7th Feb details Frodsham 5th-7th Feb details...
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12

Jan 16

Quiz results 2015/16

Derek Perks of Mercia won this year's quiz with a perfect 9 out of 9. There were two worthy runners-up,...
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20

Dec 15

4NCL and Arbiters

The 7th 4NCL Congress will take place at the Holiday Inn Birmingham Airport on the weekend of 29th January -...
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15

Dec 15

Rock/Bidgood quarters

Hi Everyone The quarter final draw for the Rock Cup is: Richard Wiltshir (RUS) v Geoff Rosser (WOL) John Fenby...
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13

Dec 15

Christmas Quiz 2015/16

Following last year's record entry (one!), the masked Quizmaster has been persuaded to produce 10 more questions to keep us...
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7

Dec 15

County U120 Notts 6-5 Staffs

The U120 team was disrupted by the Christmas Activities and other late withdrawals and reached Nottinghamshire with only 9 players....
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23

Nov 15

Reversed Macho Grob!

A very wild (if not technically unsound) but entertaining game was played last week in the Wolverhampton / Mercia clash....
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8

Nov 15

County U120 Warks 7-5 Staffs

Staffordshire's U120 team began their winter MCCU program with a close defeat against Warwickshire.Staffs lost quickly on the three lowest...
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6

Nov 15

Rock Cup / Bidgood Trophy draws

The Round 1 games have been completed with the last match played last night. I now have 11 players in...
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3

Nov 15

Pittaway & Humphreys draw

Congratulations to all teams on their round 1 wins. The semi final draw for the Pittaway Cup and Humphrey’s Trophy...
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30

Oct 15

Shropshire Congress 2016

We are delighted to launch the 2016 Shropshire Chess Congress which we hope will be our best yet. The congress...
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28

Oct 15

WIM joins WDCL

Sabrina Chevannes has joined Stourbridge and is now registered for their first team. Sabrina has the title of Women International...
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22

Oct 15

Staffs ECF AGM report

Staffordshire County and Leagues ECF Report AGM Saturday 17th October. This is a brief report about the elections. Most of...
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18

Oct 15

Rock Cup game available

Peter Banks's Rock Cup round 1 match against Pete Evans is now available on the games page or here. An...
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17

Oct 15

Graphs added to Top40

Two graphs showing the number of boards played and a graph showing the average grades per board has been added...
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17

Oct 15

Stourbridge Chess Club Parking

Please note Dudley Council have now decided to close Rye Market multi-storey car park on evenings and it is therefore...
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2

Oct 15

Rock Cup 1st round draw

The first round draw (seeded) is: Gordon Sands (Wolverhampton) v Adrian Hussain (Warley Quinborne) Peter Nixon (Walsall Kipping) v Malcolm...
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17

Sep 15

Top 40 2015/16 activated!

Due to a special request by an anonymous league official, the new Top40 has been set live slightly earlier than...
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17

Sep 15

e-Results Password Reminder

The WDCL website has a wonderful e-Results feature that allows users to report results electronically. There is a password reminder...
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12

Sep 15

Rock and Bidgood entries

Hi All, With the new chess season already upon us, I’m writing to canvass entries for these individual competitions. As...
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9

Sep 15

Final registrations added

The final team (Telford) submitted their registrations today. There are now 358 registered players over 18 clubs ready for the...
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3

Sep 15

Grandmaster miniature

The miniature from last night's Pittaway match is now available on the Games page here. Many thanks to Peter Thompson...
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31

Aug 15

New Season is with us again !!

The 2015-16 league season starts on Sept 1st with a Div 1 clash between newly promoted Halesowen and last season's...
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28

Aug 15

Registrations WOL/BSH added

Wolverhampton and Bushbiry's players have now been added to the Players page. Only Telford are now missing.
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26

Aug 15

GM Arkell 2nd in Vienna

Our very own GM Keith Arkell achieved a massive result in the Vienna Open this week with 2nd place (on...
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26

Aug 15

National Correspondence

The National Correspondence Chess Club Link: here Try us free for a year! From 1st September 2015 we are pleased...
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26

Aug 15

Registrations WQ

The players for Warley Quinborne are now available on the players page. Only Telford, Bushbury and Wolverhampton are still awaited.
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25

Aug 15

Staples vs Wrench

John Wrench has kindly supplied a copy of his game from last November. His comments show he was studying the...
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22

Aug 15

Registrations BHM, MER and HAL

The registration list of Birmingham, Mercian and Halesowen players has been added. Halesowen play Kidderminster and Mercia have the only...
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18

Aug 15

Players for BSM/KID/LIC/RUG/STG

Registrations added for Boldmere St Michael, Kidderminster, Lichfield, St George's and Rugeley. See the players page for details.
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16

Aug 15

Registrations STA

The 2015/16 registrations have now been loaded for champions Stafford. See here.
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12

Aug 15

Registrations RUS/WSK/WB

The 2015/16 registrations have now been loaded for Rushall, Walsall Kipping and West Bromwich. See here.
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5

Aug 15

Rock & Bidgood Finals

The games for the Rock Cup and Bidgood Trophy final have now been added together with the photo from the...
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4

Aug 15

Registrations STO and BRE

The 2015/16 registrations have now been loaded for Brewood and Stourbridge. See here.
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27

Jul 15

Fixtures 2015/16

The new fixtures for the 2015/16 season are now available! If you have any questions or queries then please contact...
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27

Jul 15

Rules updated for 2015/16

The rules have been updated on the Wiki for the new season based upon the changes agreed at the AGM....
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27

Jul 15

Bushbury new venue

Bushbury have moved venue to Springvale Sports and Social Club, Millfields Road, Bilston. See the Wiki here for more details.
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27

Jul 15

Staffs County Teams

At the Staffs AGM this week it was decided to run an U160 team, in place of the previous U140...
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27

Jul 15

Changes at the Top

A message from your new President: WDCL held its annual AGM at the Wolverhampton Club on May 21st 2015. Catherine...
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