Welcome

If you are interested in playing league chess or simply wish to play social chess you will be very welcome! We meet on Wednesdays from 7 pm.

In order to join the club you need to be a member of the Coleshill Social Club, this will cost you approximately £30. The fee to be a league playing member of the chess club is £75 and under 18s are charged £20. In addition, league playing members are required to pay their own ECF fee, which is currently £18. Members not wishing to play league chess pay nothing on their first visit and £2 for each subsequent visit.


Coleshill Social Club fees are payable from 1st January and and lasts for twelve months. Chess Club full fees are payable by the last day of May or half by the last day of May and the residue by the last day of September. A pro rata rate will be charged for new members joining after the last day of June. Fees can be paid by cash, cheque or Bank Transfer. 


The overall membership will therefore cost in the region of £123. Over the course of the year this equates to £2.37 per week for some of the best playing conditions in the league and an extremely friendly club.

A list of fixtures for the Birmingham League  is available by clicking the fixtures tab and the Stats tab gives details of all playing members results during the season.

 

Please contact Des Green on 07395 291643 or 0121 246 2295 for further details.




Coleshill Social Club, Ivy Lodge, Parkfield Road, Coleshill

About us

Coleshill Chess Club was founded on Wednesday 4th May 2016. Des Green was appointed as the club secretary and applications were made to play in the Birmingham & District Chess League and the Cannock & District Chess League. The team finished a creditable 5th out of 13 in Division 6 of the Birmingham League and Paul Barrett won the first trophy for the fledgling club when he was victorious in the Division 6 Individual Tournament. The Cannock League team finished bottom in a division of 4 teams.

The following season, 2017/18, following an increase in membership the club fielded two teams in Division 6 of the Birmingham League comprising 12 teams. Promotion was achieved to Division 5 by the "A" team when they finished second to a strong University of Birmingham team. The "B" team finished in 8th position. The Cannock League team finished 4th in a division of 5 teams.

2018/19 season resulted in the Division 5 team finishing top of the Birmingham League of 12 and gaining promotion to Division 4. The Division 6 team finished 12th out of 14. The club also reached the final of the Dudley M Townshend Trophy losing to an extremely strong Redditch outfit. Individual success came with Tom Vanes winning the Birmingham League's Under 80 tournament, Paul Barrett appeared in his second final but was defeated in the Under 120 section. The Cannock League team lost only one match all season and finished 3rd out of 5 in a very tight campaign. Richard Bailey became the first winner of the Ray Dolan Trophy when he was successful in the tournament for players graded less than 100. Richard also reached the final of the Robert Ward Plate.





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 Coleshill Social Club, Ivy Lodge, Parkfield Road, Coleshill Birmingham, B46 3LD

 Contact: Des Green

 Phone: 07395 291643

 Email: desgreen63@virginmedia.com

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Player Stats
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Birmingham & District Chess League - Div Three Stats - 2023/24


Birmingham & District Chess League - Div Five Stats - 2023/24


Birmingham & District Chess League - Div Five Stats - 2023/24


Birmingham & District Chess League - Terrill Trophy Stats - 2023/24


Birmingham & District Chess League - Homer Plate Stats - 2023/24


Birmingham & District Chess League - Townshend Trophy Stats - 2023/24


Birmingham & District Chess League - Barrington Plate Stats - 2023/24


Honours

COLESHILL CHESS CLUB

Team Honours

Runners-up - Division 6 -Birmingham & District Chess League 2017/2018

Champions - Division 5 - Birmingham & District Chess League 2018/2019

Runners-up - Dudley M Townshend Memorial Trophy 2018/2019

Runners-up - Birmingham & District Chess League - Team Lightning Tournament - Section C - 2019

Champions - Birmingham & District Minor League - 2018/2019

Runners-up - Division 4 - Birmingham & District Chess League 2019/2020

Winners Dudley M Townshend Memorial Trophy 2019/2020

Winners - Birmingham & District Chess League - Team Lightning Tournament - Section C - 2020

Runners-up - Homer Trophy - 2022/2023

Champions - Birmingham & District Chess League Minor Division - 2022/2023

Individual Honours

Paul Barrett - Birmingham & District Chess League Division 6 Individual Tournament winner 2016/2017

                         Birmingham & District Chess League Maximum 120 Individual Tournament Runner--up 2018/2019

                         Cannock & District Chess League - Runner-up in the Robert Ward Plate - 2019/2020

Richard Bailey - Cannock & District Chess League - Winner of the Ray Dolan Trophy - 2018/2019

                              Cannock & District Chess League - Runner-up in the Robert Ward Plate - 2018/2019

                              Cannock & District Chess League - Winner of the Robert Ward Plate 2019/2020

Malcolm Jones - Braille Chess Association Summer Points Ladder - Winner  2020

                             Braille Chess Association Summer Points Ladder - Winner 2021

Tom Vanes - Birmingham & District Chess League Maximum 80 Individual Tournament Winner 2018/2019

                    - Birmingham & District Chess League Maximum 1600 Individual Tournament Winner 2022/2023

Kieran Mills - Cannock & District Chess League - Runner-up in The Ray Dolan Trophy - 2019/2020

                     - Birmingham & District Chess League Maximum 80 Individual Tournament Runner-up 2019/2020

Eamon Murphy - Birmingham & District Chess League Maximum 1450 Individual Tournament Runner-up 2022/2023

Des Green - Birmingham & District Chess League Maximum 1300 Individual Tournament Runner-up 2022/2023


Administrative roles

Des Green - President of the Birmingham & District Chess League - 2019-2020, 2020-2021, 2021-2022

                   - President of the Cannock & District Chess League - 2017-2019

                   


News

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AGM
24 May 24
The AGM was delayed for a week and was held on Wednesday 15th May 2024. All of the officers were elected en bloc and a Safeguarding Officer was appointed. The club will be playing in the Birmingham League with teams in Division 3, Division 4 (provisionally), Division 5 and the Minor Division. There will also be a team playing in Division 3 of the Coventry League for the first time. This will ensure that members have access to more games during the season.

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Coleshill Club Champion
03 May 24
Wednesday 1st May 2024 witnessed the last remaining games of the season in the Coleshill Club Championship. After six rounds of a Swiss Tournament, Ray Bettam was crowned the first Coleshill Club Champion. Eleven members contested the tournament organised by Peter Thompson.The AGM will be held on Wednesday 8th May 2024 commencing at 7:30 pm. Everyone is welcome! Come along and have a look at our wonderful facilities. All playing strengths and beginners are invited are invited. If you are curious, we hope to see you next week.

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Board violation hands Coleshill 5B a win
26 Apr 24
The last game of the season for the 5B team was held on Wednesday 27th April 2024. The result on the night was a win for the visitors, South Birmingham 3-1. This however was changed to a 4 - 0 victory for the home team as South Birmingham were guilty of a board violation. Their board 2 player was graded more than 100 points above their board 1 player. They had also defaulted their board 4 who failed to arrive. The Coleshill team was Phillip Parnell, Rob Payne, Malcolm Jones and Ostap Snihura.

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5A Team finish with a draw
16 Apr 24
On Monday 15th April 2024 the Division 5A team travelled to local rivals Sutton Coldfield for their last match of the season. The team of Richard Bailey, Ray Bettam, Eamon Murphy and Gary Haycock cemented a third place finish in the league with a 2 - 2 draw.

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Defeat in last match
10 Apr 24
The Division 3 team of Peter Thompson, Graham Barrett, Malcolm Phipps, Paul Barrett, Ray Bettam and Eamon Murphy returned home from their last match of the season at Mercia Chess Club on Tuesday 9th April 2024 with a 4 - 2 defeat.

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Last away match defeat
04 Apr 24
On Wednesday 3rd April 2024, the Coleshill Division 5B team played their last away match of the season. They travelled to play Coleshill 5A and the team of Rob Payne, Malcolm Jones, Des Green and Andy Glover were soundly beaten 4 - 0.

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Home defeat for 5B team
28 Mar 24
On Wednesday 27th March 2024 the Coleshill 5B team of Phillip Parnell, Rob Payne, Malcolm Jones and Andy Glover suffered a home defeat 3 - 1 to Redditch who heavily out graded all members of the Coleshill team.

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Third in the league
26 Mar 24
On Monday 25th March 2024 the Coleshill 5A team moved into third place in the league with a 2.5 to 1.5 away victory over Ward End Social. The team was Richard Bailey, Ray Bettam, Eamon Murphy and Gary Haycock.

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Three in a row!
21 Mar 24
On Wednesday 20th March 2024 the Coleshill 5A team won their third match on the trot when they defeated Walsall Kipping in a home fixture by 3 - 1. The team was Richard Bailey, Eamon Murphy, Gary Haycock and Rob Payne. This moves the team into third place in the league.

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Defeat at Lichfield
08 Mar 24
On Thursday 7th March 2024 the Division 5B team of Phillip Parnell, Rob Payne, Malcolm Jones and Des Green were defeated 3.5 to 0.5 on their visit to Lichfield. This was their second consecutive Thursday trip. 

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Longbridge toppled!
07 Mar 24
On Wednesday 6th March 2024 the Division 5A team entertained unbeaten Longbridge. The team of Ray Bettam, Eamon Murphy, Gary Haycock and Zion Hartop gained revenge for the defeat of the Coleshill 5B team when completing a 2.5 to 1.5 victory.

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Whitewash at Longbridge
01 Mar 24
On Thursday 29th February 2024 the Division 5B team of Phillip Parnell, Rob Payne, Malcolm Jones and Des Green travelled to unbeaten Longbridge for a BDCL Division 5 fixture. Out graded by an average of over 300 per board they were well beaten 4 - 0.

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A win at South Birmingham
29 Feb 24
On Wednesday 28th February 2024 the Division 5A team of Ray Bettam, Eamon Murphy, Gary Haycock and Andy Glover travelled to undefeated South Birmingham. They returned with a 2.5 to 1.5 victory.

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Semi Final heartbreak
22 Feb 24
On Wednesday 21st February 2024 the Division 5A team travelled to play Solihull 5A in the semi final of the Barrington Trophy. The team of Richard Bailey, Ray Bettam, Eamon Murphy, Gary Haycock and Phillip Parnell left disappointed after a defeat by 3.5 to 1.5.

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Defeat at Mutual Circle
21 Feb 24
On Tuesday 20th February 2024 the Division 3 team travelled into the Birmingham Jewellery Quarter to play second placed Mutual Circle. The team of Peter Thompson, Graham Barrett, Malcolm Phipps, Paul Barrett, Gary Haycock and Des Green were heavily out graded on five of the boards. They fought bravely and were not disgraced when losing 4.5 to 1.5.

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Draw at Kynoch
06 Feb 24
On Monday 5th February 2024 the Division 3 team of Peter Thompson, Graham Barrett, Paul Barrett, Malcolm Phipps, Tom Vanes and Gary Haycock travelled to play Kynoch. They returned with a creditable 3 - 3 draw.

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Good away victory
01 Feb 24
On Wednesday 31st January 2024 the Division 5A team of Richard Bailey, Ray Bettam, Eamon Murphy and Gary Haycock travelled to play Redditch in a BDCL match. They were victorious by 3.5 to 0.5.

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A point and win by default
26 Jan 24
On Wednesday 24th January 2024 the Division 3 team of Peter Thompson, John Smith, Graham Barrett, Malcolm Phipps, Paul Barrett and Gary Haycock played out a creditable 3 - 3 draw at the Coleshill Social against a strong Shirley and Wythall team. The following evening, Thursday 25th January, the Division 5B team of Phillip Parnell, Rob Payne, Malcolm Jones and Des Green travelled to Walsall Kipping. Unfortunately Rob Payne was detained in heavy traffic and never made the venue giving the home team a board victory. The final result was Walsall Kipping 2.5 Coleshill "B" 1.5. However, for the second game in succession the home team were guilty of a board violation resulting in Coleshill being awarded the match 4 - 0.

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Mixed fortunes in the Trophies
18 Jan 24
On Wednesday 17th January 2024 two Coleshill teams were involved in Quarter Final ties in Trophy competitions. The Division 3 team were drawn away to Redditch from Division 1. This was a daunting task and despite been given a 3.5 point handicap advantage it was always going to be a tough struggle. A major problem on the M42 resulted in Paul Barrett abandoning his journey after being motionless in his vehicle for over two hours. Malcolm Phipps suffered a similar experience and arrived at the playing venue with only six minutes remaining on his clock. The four members who managed to arrive in time put up a good fight but the final score was Redditch 5.5 Coleshill 4. The selected team was Peter Thompson, Paul Barrett, Tom Vanes, Malcolm Phipps, Paul Barrett and Rob Payne.The Division 5 team of Ray Bettam, Eamon Murphy, Gary Haycock, Phillip Parnell and Malcolm Jones faced another tricky tie when they entertained Stourbridge from Division 4. The half point advantage given to Coleshill proved decisive as on the night the teams were locked at 2.5 each. The half point handicap advantage resulted in Coleshill moving into the semi finals with a 3 - 2.5 win.

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5B team win after board order dispute
11 Jan 24
On Wednesday 10th January 2024 the Division 5B team of Phillip Parnell, Rob Payne, Malcolm Jones and Des Green drew against visiting local rivals Sutton Coldfield 2 - 2. Coleshill appealed against the board order of Sutton and the league upheld the appeal giving Coleshill a 4 - 0 victory.

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Three on the trot!
10 Jan 24
On Tuesday 9th January 2024 the Division 3 team of Peter Thompson, Graham Barrett, Paul Barrett, Malcolm Phipps, Ray Bettam and Richard Bailey travelled to play Olton Chess Club. They returned home with a 3.5 to 2.5 victory to record their third league victory on the trot. The result places them only two points behind the current leaders with two games in hand.

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A draw for the 5A team
04 Jan 24
On Wednesday 3rd January 2024, the Coleshill 5A team achieved a creditable draw against Kynoch Chess Club. The team was Richard Bailey, Ray Bettam, Eamon Murphy and Gary Haycock.

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5a lose last game of 2023
14 Dec 23
The Division 5A team of Richard Bailey, Ray Bettam, Eamon Murphy and Gary Haycock were defeated 3 - 1 in their last game of 2023 when they travelled to play Solihull "B" on Wednesday 13th December 2023.

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5A lose to Lichfield
07 Dec 23
On Wednesday 6th December 2023 the Coleshill 5A entertained Lichfield in a Birmingham & District Chess League fixture. Two substitutes were required for the team in the absence of two listed members. The team of Ray Bettam, Eamon Murphy, Phillip Parnell and Des Green were defeated 3-1.

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5B beaten at home
30 Nov 23
Wednesday 29th November witnessed the Coleshill 5B team entertaining the 5B team from Solihull. The visitors proved too strong for the Coleshill team of Phillip Parnell, Malcolm Jones, Rob Payne and Des Green and inflicted a 3-1 defeat on the hosts.

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League leaders beaten!
23 Nov 23
On Wednesday 22nd November 2023, the Division 3 team of Peter Thompson, Graham Barrett, Tom Vanes, Paul Barrett, Malcolm Phipps and Richard Bailey travelled to play the current undefeated league leaders Solihull. Coleshill were victorious by 3.5 to 2.5 to record their second consecutive win in the league.

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5A win on the road!
10 Nov 23
On Thursday 9th November 2023 the Division 5A team, depleted by the absence of two players, scored an impressive win by 2.5 to 1.5 against hosts Warley Quinborne. The winning team was Richard Bailey, Ray Bettam, Rob Payne and Des Green.

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Division 3 team win their first match
09 Nov 23
On Wednesday 8th November 2023 the division 3 team of Peter Thompson, John Smith, Graham Barrett, Tom Vanes, Paul Barrett and Malcolm Phipps entertained a Lichfield team who out graded Coleshill on four of the six boards. The Coleshill team were victorious by 3.5 to 2.5 to post their first win of the season.

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5B team gain first win
02 Nov 23
The Division 5B team welcomed Warley Quinborne to Coleshill Social Club on Wednesday 1st November 2023. The visitors named their team and the match started without their board 1 player. He failed to arrive ensuring that Coleshill were one game up as the clocks were started. Phillip Parnell made it two nil with a win on board 4, Rob Payne secured the win for the team with a draw on board 2, Des Green drew on board 4 ensuring that Coleshill were the victors by 3 - 1. This gave the team their first points of the season at the fifth attempt.

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Away day blues
01 Nov 23
A much depleted Division 3 team travelled to play South Birmingham on Tuesday 31st October 2023. Unavailability and illness resulted in three reserves stepping in to play against a strong South Birmingham outfit. The team of Peter Thompson, Graham Barrett, Paul Barrett, Ray Bettam, Eamon Murphy and Des Green were defeated 4 - 2 but gave a good account of themselves.

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A bad day at the office
26 Oct 23
Wednesday 25th October and the Division 5A team of Richard Bailey, Ray Bettam, Eamon Murphy and Gary Haycock suffered a 4 - 0 reversal at the hands of a very strong Mutual Circle team at the Coleshill Social Club. Paul Barrett also tasted defeat in his first round game in the Birmingham & District Individual Tournament.

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Mixed fortunes
12 Oct 23
Wednesday 11th October 2023 witnessed two of Coleshill's teams in action. The Division 3 team of Peter Thompson, John Smith, Graham Barrett, Tom Vanes, Malcolm Phipps and Paul Barrett entertained Stourbridge. The resulting 3 - 3 draw gained Coleshill their first point of the season. In contrast the Division 5B are still looking for their first point and suffered their fourth defeat after travelling to play a strong Mutual Circle team. The team of Malcolm Jones, Des Green, Phillip Parnell and Andy Glover lost 3 - 1. The team was out graded by an average of 420 per board.

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Defeat at Kynoch
03 Oct 23
On Monday 2nd October 2023 the Coleshill 5"B" team travelled to play Kynoch in a Division 5 encounter in the Birmingham League. The team of Malcolm Jones, Des Green, Colin Bissell and Phillip Parnell were out graded on all boards by at least 200 points. They performed well to gain three draws with just one defeat and left with a 1.5 to 2.5 defeat.

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Disappointment in both Trophy matches
30 Sep 23
There was double disappointment for Coleshill Chess Club when both teams were eliminated in the first round of trophy tournaments. In the Terrill Trophy, the Division 3 team of Peter Thompson, Graham Barrett, Tom Vanes, Paul Barrett, Malcolm Phipps and Ray Bettam travelled to play Kynoch of Division 3 and suffered a 4 - 2 defeat. The Division 5 team of Richard Bailey, Ray Bettam, Eamon Murphy, Gary Haycock and Rob Payne entertained Redditch from Division 5 and were on the wrong end of a 2 - 3 defeat. 

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Ward End prove too strong
21 Sep 23
The 5B team of Malcolm Jones, Rob Payne, Des Green and Phillip Parnell suffered a home defeat at the hands of Ward End Social by 0.5 to 3.5. 

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5A beat 5B
14 Sep 23
The first Division 5 match in the Birmingham League saw the 5B team entertain the 5A outfit. Four closely fought encounters resulted in the 5A team winning by 3 - 1. The 5A team was Richard Bailey, Eamon Murphy, Gary Haycock and Ostap Snihura. The 5B team was Malcolm Jones, Des Green, Colin Bissell and Phillip Parnell. Well done to all concerned!

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Opening match defeat
07 Sep 23
The Birmingham League season started for the Coleshill Division 3 team on Wednesday 6th September with a defeat against local rivals Sutton Coldfield. this was always expected to be a tough start as the visitors had suffered relegation from Division 2 last season and are determined to regain their status as soon as possible. The final score of 2.5 - 3.5 was justified due to the higher grading of the opposition. The Coleshill team was Peter Thompson, John Smith, Graham Barrett, Tom Vanes, Malcolm Phipps and Paul Barrett. The team's next fixture is in the Terrill Trophy when they travelled to Kynoch for Division 3 on Monday 25th September 2023.

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Player recruitment
16 Aug 23

The new league season is almost upon us. Coleshill Chess Club are running three teams in the Birmingham League, one in Division 3 and two in Division 5. We are always looking for new members, either to play league chess or to play social chess on a Wednesday evening. Come along and see what we have to offer. You can contact the club secretary, Des Green, on 07395 291643 or 0121 246 2295 or desgreen63@virginmedia.com. Whatever your standard, you will be made most welcome!


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AGM news
27 Jun 23

The following appointments and decisions were made at the AGM. The following officers were elected, Chairman - Graham Barrett, Secretary & Treasurer - Des Green, Assistant Treasurer - Malcolm Jones, Publicity Officer - Richard Bailey, Internal Tournament Director - Tom Vanes. It was decided to enter three teams into the Birmingham & District Chess Chess League, one team in Division 3 and two teams into Division 5. Peter Thompson would be organising an internal club tournament and would be organising demonstrations based on a variety of topics during the close season. Junior members attending the club would be encouraged to play an adult during the first hour.


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AGM
09 May 23

The AGM of the Coleshill Chess Club is to be held on Wednesday 10th May at the Coleshill Social Club commencing at 7:30 pm. Anyone interested in chess is welcome to attend and enjoy the atmosphere of a friendly club.


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Individual disappointments
27 Apr 23

Tuesday 25th April 2023 was double disappointment for Eamon Murphy and Des Green. Both players had reached the final of their respective grading competitions. Both players were heavily out graded by opponents who had been given extremely low estimated grades at the start of the season.


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Double celebrations!
20 Apr 23

Wednesday 19th April 2023 was cause for double celebrations by Coleshill Chess Club. The Division 3 team obtained two points to leave them well clear of relegation when they entertained Oscott Chess Club at the Coleshill Social Club. The team of Peter Thompson, John Smith, Graham Barrett, Tom Vanes, Paul Barrett and Richard Bailey were victorious by 4-2 and retain their spot in Division 3 for next season.

At the same time the Minor Division team travelled to play Solihull "D" looking for a point to be crowned league champions. The team of Thomas Cassisi, Rob Payne and Des Green obtained the necessary 1.5 - 1.5 draw to finish top of the table.

There are only two individual finals left to be played by Coleshill players. Eamon Murphy and Des Green travel to Olton Chess Club on Tuesday 25th April to contest the Maximum 1450 and Maximum 1300 Tournaments respectively.


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Double delight!
13 Apr 23

Wednesday 12th April 2023 witnessed two victories on home territory.

The Division 3 team of Peter Thompson, John Smith, Graham Barrett, Tom Vanes, Paul Barrett and Malcolm Phipps eased their relegation worries with a closely fought victory by 3.5 to 2.5 over Mutual Circle. The team now require one point in their last match next week against already relegated Oscott.

The Minor Division team of Malcolm Jones, Rob Payne and Thomas Cassisi eased past Solihull "D" by 2-1. The team now need a single point from their return match next week to be crowned champions of the Division.


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Individual winner!
12 Apr 23

On Tuesday 11th April 2023 Tom Vanes travelled to Olton Chess Club to play against Chris Cox of Mercia Chess Club in the Final of the Birmingham Chess League tournament for players graded no more than 1600. He triumphed when his opponent resigned after 53 moves.


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Success at Solihull
06 Apr 23

On Wednesday 5th April 2023, the Coleshill Minor Division team travelled once more to Solihull to play their "C" team. The team of Thomas Cassisi, Rob Payne and Des Green returned home victorious after a 2-1 victory. The team moved into second place in the league and require three points from their remaining two matches, both against Solihull "D", to win the league title.


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Minor team victory
30 Mar 23

On Wednesday 29th March 2023 the Minor Division team entertained Solihull "A". The visitors could only call on two players due to a late withdrawal meaning that Colin Bissell won his game by default. Malcolm Jones obtained a draw and Rob Payne's victory ensured that the team won 2.5 to 0.5. The result leaves the team still in with a chance of winning the league title, three games remain against Solihull "C" away and two fixtures against Solihull "D".


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A close call at Warley Quinborne
24 Mar 23

The Division 5 team of Peter Thompson, Paul Barrett, Graham Barrett, Tom Vanes, Malcolm Phipps and Des Green travelled to play Warley Quinborne on Thursday 23rd March 2023. All six games were closely contested with five ending in draws, the solitary win for the home team resulted in a 3.5 to 2.5 result for the hosts. The result leaves Coleshill still needing points to avoid being relegated or ending up with a relegation play off. The team have two remaining matches both at home, Mutual Circle and fellow relegation candidates Oscott. It will be a close call!


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Third individual finalist for Coleshill
24 Mar 23

On Wednesday 22nd March, Des Green defeated Malcolm Jones in the replay of the Birmingham Chess League's semi final for players graded a maximum of 1300. Des joins Tom Vanes who has qualified for the final of the maximum 1600 section and Eamon Murphy who is the final of the maximum 1450 section. The finals are to be played at Olton Chess Club on a date yet to be determined.


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Defeat in last match of the season
16 Mar 23

On Wednesday 15th March the Division 5 team travelled to play Solihull "C" in their final match of the season. The team of Ray Bettam, Eamon Murphy, Gary Haycock and Thomas Cassisi were defeated 2.5 to 1.5.


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Whitewashed in Moseley.
09 Mar 23

On Wednesday 8th March 2023 the Division 5 team of Ray Bettam, Eamon Murphy, Gary Haycock and Des Green battled through the snow to play the powerful South Birmingham outfit. They played above themselves and ensured that all games never finished until after 10 pm. The 4 Nil defeat was expected but their players will know that they were in a game!


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Home defeat for Division 5 team
02 Mar 23

On Wednesday 1st March 2023 the Division 5 team of Ray Bettam, Eamon Murphy, Gary Haycock and Malcolm Jones entertained the league leaders Kynoch "A". The visitors were victorious by 3 - 1. 


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Division 5 team lose at Solihull
23 Feb 23

On Wednesday 22nd February 2023 the Division 5 team of Eamon Murphy, Gary Haycock, Rob Payne and Des Green were defeated by Solihull "B" to the tune of 3.5 to 0.5.


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Beaten finalists
21 Feb 23

The Division 3 team were beaten by a Sutton Coldfield outfit from Division 2 in the final of the Homer Trophy. The winners paid Coleshill the compliment of playing their strongest team. Heavily out graded on the majority of the boards, the team of Peter Thompson, John Smith, Graham Barrett, Paul Barrett, Tom Vanes and Richard Bailey aided by a 1.5 point handicap advantage went down by a score of 5 to 2.5. The team are to be congratulated on reaching the final stage of this competition.


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Two results
16 Feb 23

There were two matches played on Wednesday 15th February 2023. The Division 3 team of Peter Thompson, John Smith, Graham Barrett, Paul Barrett, Tom Vanes and Malcolm Phipps drew with South Birmingham and gained a valuable point in their bid to escape relegation. The Minor team of Malcolm Jones, Thomas Cassisi and Rob Payne travelled to play Solihull "B" and were defeated 2 -1.


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Defeat at Kynoch
07 Feb 23

The division 5 team travelled to play Kynoch "B" on Monday 6th February 2023 and were defeated by 2.5 to 1.5. The team was Ray Bettam, Gary Haycock, Eamon Murphy and Des Green. On the same evening at the same venue, Tom Vanes entered the the final of the individual tournament for players graded less than 1601 with a win over his Kynoch opponent.


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League deduct points from Solihull
03 Feb 23

The Birmingham League have ruled that Solihull played an ineligible player on board 1 in the Minor League match on Wednesday 1st February. The league have deducted the win from Solihull on board 1 and also deducted them a penalty point. The original score of 2 - 1 in Solihull's favour has now been amended to a 1 - 0 victory to Coleshill.


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Defeat but an appeal lodged
02 Feb 23

The Minor Division  team of Malcolm Jones, Thomas Cassisi and Des Green entertained Solihull "C' in a home fixture on Wednesday 1st February 2023. The team were defeated 2 - 1 but Solihull played an ineligible player on board 1. Coleshill have appealed and await the outcome.


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Defeat at Lichfield
27 Jan 23

The division 3 team of Peter Thompson, Graham Barrett, Paul Barrett, Tom Vanes, Richard Bailey and Ray Bettam(deputising for the non availability of Malcolm Phipps), travelled to Lichfield on Thursday 26th January 2023. They were out graded on five of the six boards and were beaten 4 - 2.


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A point for Division 5 team
26 Jan 23

The division 5 team of Ray Bettam, Gary Haycock, Eamon Murphy and Rob Payne played out a 2 - 2 draw with Halesowen on Wednesday 25th January 2023 at The Coleshill Social Club. The point gained moves the team into fourth place in the league.


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Semi Final Triumph
17 Jan 23

Monday 16th January 2023 was a night of mixed results for Coleshill Chess Club. The Division 3 team of Peter Thompson, Graham Barrett, Paul Barrett, Tom Vanes, Malcolm Phipps and Richard Bailey defeated fellow Division 3 team Oscott in the semi final of the Homer Trophy. Meanwhile the Minor Division team of Malcolm Jones, Thomas Cassisi and Colin Bissell travelled to Ward End Social and suffered their first defeat of the season with an emphatic 3 - 0 defeat.


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Valuable point gained
12 Jan 23

The division 3 team gained a valuable league point against fellow strugglers Solihull. The team of Peter Thompson, Graham Barrett, Paul Barrett, Tom Vanes, Malcolm Phipps and Richard Bailey was heavily out graded on three of the boards but secured a creditable draw to help in their fight to avoid relegation.

On the same evening Malcolm Jones and Des Green played out a draw in their semi final of the BDCL individual tournament for players grade less than 1301. A date for the replay has yet to be determined.


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First defeat for Division 5 team
04 Jan 23

The Division 5 side of Ray Bettam, Gary Haycock, Eamon Murphy and Des Green were defeated 3-1 when they visited Westminster Chess Club who now play at the White Swan in Edgbaston.


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Division 5 team still undefeated
15 Dec 22

The Division 5 team remain undefeated after visitors Ward End Social secured their first league point of the season with a 2-2 draw at Coleshill Social Club on Wednesday 14th December 2022. The team was Ray Bettam, Gary Haycock, Eamon Murphy and Thomas Cassisi. On the same evening Tom Vanes defeated Chris East from Sutton Coldfield in the first round of the Birmingham League individual tournament for players graded less than 1651. Tom now enters the semi final draw which has yet to take place. 


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Defeat at Rushall
13 Dec 22

On Monday 12th December 2022 the Division 3 team of Peter Thompson, Graham Barrett, Malcolm Phipps, Paul Barrett, Richard Bailey and Tom Vanes travelled to the Aldridge Social Club for a match against high flying Rushall. The home team heavily out graded Coleshill on five of the six boards and were victorious by 4-2. 


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A win for the Division 5 team
08 Dec 22

The leaders of Division 5, Solihull "A", were the visitors to Coleshill on Wednesday 7th December 2022. Four very close games were decided in the favour of Ray Bettam, Gary Haycock, Eamon Murphy and Rob Payne who continued the unbeaten run in the division by winning 2.5 to 1.5


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A good night at Coleshill!
01 Dec 22

Wednesday 30th November 2022 was good night for the two competing Coleshill teams. In the Third Division, the team of Peter Thompson, Paul Barrett, Malcolm Phipps, Tom Vanes, Richard Bailey and Eamon Murphy, deputising for captain Graham Barrett,  entertained high flying Olton "A". The team was successful and recorded a win by 3.5 to 2.5. Meanwhile the Minor Division team of Malcolm Jones, Des Green and Colin Bissell defeated the current leaders Solihull "B" by 2-1 to maintain their 100% start to the season.


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Minor League team triumphant
24 Nov 22

On Wednesday 23rd November 2022 the Minor League team of Malcolm Jones, Rob Payne and Thomas Cassisi returned victorious from their trip to play Solihull "A" at the Blossomfield Club. The winning margin was 2.5 to 0.5 and continues their winning start to the season.


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Excellent win at Olton
16 Nov 22

The division 3 team of Peter Thompson, Graham Barrett, Malcolm Phipps, Paul Barrett, Richard Bailey and Tom Vanes travelled to Olton Chess Club for the second week in succession on Tuesday 15th November. They faced a difficult task in the first round of the Homer Trophy when facing the Olton division 1 outfit. They returned with a win and two draws and aided by a handicap allowance of 3.5 were victorious by 5.5 to 4. They now await their semi final opponents for the match week beginning 16th January 2023.


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A keenly contested draw
10 Nov 22

The Division 5 team welcomed Warley Quinborne and a keenly contested match ended in a draw. Coleshill were represented by Ray Bettam, Gary Haycock, Eamon Murphy and Colin Bissell.


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Off the mark at Olton!
10 Nov 22

The division 3 team of Peter Thompson, Graham Barrett, Malcolm Phipps, Paul Barrett, Richard Bailey and Tom Vanes gained their first league point of the season when they visited Olton to play their "B" team.


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Postponement
25 Oct 22

The scheduled fixture on Wednesday 26th October 2022 for the Division 3 team against Oscott has been postponed due to the inability of the visitors to raise a team. It has been rescheduled for Wednesday 19th April 2023.


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BDCL Div Five Sutton Coldfield "A" vs Coleshill on 24-Oct-2
25 Oct 22

The Division 5 team of Ray Bettam, Gary Haycock, Eamon Murphy and Des Green made the short journey to Minworth to play the Sutton Coldfield "A" team. They returned victorious in their first league match of the season.


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A tough encounter in Halesowen
12 Oct 22

On Tuesday 11th October 2022, the division three team travelled to Halesowen to face a strong set of opponents. The team of Peter Thompson, Graham Barrett, Malcolm Phipps, Richard Bailey, Tom Vanes and Des Green (deputising for Paul Barrett who was ill), battled hard but were beaten by 4.5 to 1.5.


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BDCL Terrill Coleshill vs Mutual Circle on 28-Sep-2022
29 Sep 22

The team of Peter Thompson, Graham Barrett, Malcolm Phipps, Paul Barrett, Richard Bailey and Tom Vanes performed well to earn a draw against their higher rated opponents. However, there needs to be a winner in the trophy competitions and the visitors were successful 4-6 on board count.


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BDCL Div Three Coleshill vs Mercia on 21-Sep-2022
22 Sep 22

The team of Peter Thompson, John Smith, Graham Barrett, Malcolm Phipps, Paul Barrett and Tom Vanes encountered strong opposition in their opening division 3 campaign. Their opponents travelled home victorious with the two league points on offer.


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BDCL Minor Div Coleshill vs Ward End Social on 14-Sep-2022
15 Sep 22

Coleshill entertained local rivals Ward End Social in the Minor Division of the Birmingham League. The team of Malcolm Jones, Rob Payne and Thomas Cassisi overcame their opponents by an emphatic 3 - 0 scoreline.


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Winning start to the new season
15 Sep 22

Coleshill Chess Club started their 2022/2023 season with an emphatic win over Ward End Social in the Birmingham League Minor Division. Malcolm Jones, Rob Payne and Thomas Cassisi, playing his first league game, beat their local rivals by 3-0.


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Another friendly fixture
03 Aug 22

Wednesday 27th July 2022 the club welcomed Nuneaton Chess Club who play in the Coventry & District Chess League. The team of Peter Thompson, Graham Barrett, Paul Barrett, Tom Vanes, Des Green and Thomas Cassisi were victorious by 4-2. It is hoped that this fixture will be held on an annual basis with the teams alternating who acts as hosts.


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Friendly victory
24 Jul 22

The return fixture against Ward End Social was played on Wednesday 20th July at Coleshill Social Club. The Coleshill team were victorious by 4 - 2. The club will be entertaining Nuneaton Chess Club on Wednesday 27th July 2022.



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AGM
13 Jul 22

The AGM was held on 18th May 2022, if anyone would like a copy, please contact Des Green. Email desgreen63@virginmedia.com.

The club will be entering three teams into the Birmingham League for the coming season. Division 3 (6 boards), Division 5 (4 boards) and the Minor Division (3 boards).

Three friendly matches have been arranged. The first one was an away fixture against Ward End Social on Monday 20th June 2022. The match was won by Coleshill  by 4.5 to 1.5.

Wednesday 20th July v Ward End Social at home.

Wednesday 27th July v Nuneaton at home.

Anyone interested in joining Coleshill Social Club please contact Des Green on 07736 066825 or 0121 246 2295.



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AGM
10 May 22

The AGM of the Coleshill Chess Club will be held on Wednesday 18th May 2022 at the Coleshill Social Club commencing at 7:30 pm. If you are a member, please do your best to attend. If you are interested in playing, whether league or social chess, please come and have a look. Further details can be had by contacting the secretary, Des Green, on 07736 066825.


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BDCL Div Five Solihull vs Coleshill on 27-Apr-2022
28 Apr 22

The Division five team of Eamon Murphy, Gary Haycock, Malcolm Jones and Des Green recorded their fourth consecutive draw in their last match of the season.


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BDCL Minor Div Coleshill vs Solihull "B" on 13-Apr-2022
15 Apr 22

The season ended with a defeat for the Minor Division team of Malcolm Jones, Des Green and Colin Bissell.


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BDCL Minor Div Solihull "C" vs Coleshill on 06-Apr-2022
07 Apr 22

The Minor Division team of Eamon Murphy, Oliver Kettlewell and Rob Payne were defeated in their penultimate match of the season against a strong Solihull outfit who gained revenge for the reversal in the previous league encounter.


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BDCL Div Five Coleshill vs Rushall on 30-Mar-2022
31 Mar 22

Coleshill welcomed Rushall for what turned out to be a close encounter against a team placed third in the league and looking for promotion. The team of Ray Bettam, Malcolm Jones, Gary Haycock and Colin Bissell fared well when encountering a team that out graded them on every board. The draw ensured that Rushall will remain in Division 5 for next season.


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BDCL Minor Div Coleshill vs Solihull "C" on 23-Mar-2022
24 Mar 22

The Minor Division team of Eamon Murphy, Oliver Kettlewell and Rob Payne earned a hard won  battle against against a strong Solihull outfit. The win is the second in succession for the team and keeps them in third place in the league.


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BDCL Div Three South Birmingham vs Coleshill on 21-Mar-2022
22 Mar 22

The trip to play South Birmingham resulted in a 3-3 draw which ensures that promotion to Division 2 is now out of the question. The team of Peter Thompson, Mike Wildboar, Graham Barrett, Paul Barrett, Tom Vanes and Des Green (substituting for Covid victim Richard Bailey) played out a close encounter against players who out graded our team on four boards by over 300 points.


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BDCL Div Three Coleshill vs Sutton Coldfield on 16-Mar-2022
17 Mar 22

The team of Peter Thompson, Mike Wildboar, John Smith, Paul Barrett, Graham Barrett and Richard Bailey suffered a defeat against local rival Sutton Coldfield which has seriously dented their chances of promotion to Division Two. They have one game to play, which they need to win to be in with a chance of finishing in the top two.


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BDCL Div Five Mutual Circle vs Coleshill on 01-Mar-2022
02 Mar 22

The team of Ray Bettam, Malcolm Jones, Gary Haycock and Des Green travelled to Mutual Circle and returned with a 2 - 2 draw.


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BDCL Div Three Mercia vs Coleshill on 01-Mar-2022
02 Mar 22

The team of Peter Thompson, Mike Wildboar, Paul Barrett, Graham Barrett, Richard Bailey and Tom Vanes returned home from the trip to Mercia with an outstanding 5 - 1 victory to enhance their chances of promotion to Division 2.


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BDCL Minor Div Coleshill vs Ward End Social on 23-Feb-2022
24 Feb 22

The team of Oliver Kettlewell, Rob Payne and Colin Bissell completed a 3-0 double over their opponents.


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BDCL Div Three Oscott "A" vs Coleshill on 23-Feb-2022
24 Feb 22

The team of Peter Thompson, Mike Wildboar, Paul Barrett, Graham Barrett, Richard Bailey and Tom Vanes were defeated for the first time this season when they went down in a close match with league leaders Oscott "A".


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BDCL Div Three Coleshill vs University of Birmingham on 16-
17 Feb 22

The University advised us late on Tuesday evening by email that they would be fielding five players only. They further advised early evening on the match date that one of their players was unavailable due to injury and that the remaining four players would be travelling to honour the fixture. An email sent at 6:45 pm advised that due to bad weather the four players would not be travelling. We were surprised as to why contact was not made by phone or text, we therefore claimed the match.


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BDCL Div Five Kynoch "B" vs Coleshill on 14-Feb-2022
15 Feb 22

The team of Malcolm Jones, Eamon Murphy, Gary Haycock and Des Green were outplayed on the night and slumped to a disappointing defeat.


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BDCL Minor Div Solihull "A" vs Coleshill on 02-Feb-2022
03 Feb 22

The Minor Division team of Des Green, Colin Bissell and Oliver Kettlewell travelled to Solihull to play their "A" squad. The reverse fixture had seen a 1.5 all draw, this time the hosts were the victors with a 2-1 victory.


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BDCL Div Five Coleshill vs Shirley & Wythall on 26-Jan-2022
27 Jan 22

A strong Shirley & Wythall outfit out graded the home team on three boards and were deserved winners in this Division 5 encounter.


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BDCL Div Three Stourbridge vs Coleshill on 26-Jan-2022
27 Jan 22

This rematch against Stourbridge was again a very close affair with neither side able to claim the advantage.


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BDCL Minor Div Solihull "B" vs Coleshill on 19-Jan-2022
20 Jan 22

The Coleshill team of Eamon Murphy, Des Green and Rob Payne travelled to Solihull for their third match in the Minor Division of the Birmingham Chess League. They suffered their first defeat of the season after three close games.


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BDCL Div Five Ward End vs Coleshill on 17-Jan-2022
18 Jan 22

The team of Ray Bettam, Malcolm Jones, Gary Haycock and Eamon Murphy travelled the short distance to Ward End and returned empty handed following a good performance by the hosts.


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BDCL Minor Div Coleshill vs Solihull "A" on 12-Jan-2022
13 Jan 22

The team of Des Green, Colin Bissell and Rob Payne secured a home draw against an evenly matched Solihull team.


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BDCL Div Five Coleshill vs Longbridge on 15-Dec-2021
16 Dec 21

The team of Ray Bettam, Gary Haycock, Malcolm Jones and Eamon Murphy went down to previously named Greenlands in four evenly matched games.


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Defeat to Longbridge
16 Dec 21

The Coleshill team of Ray Bettam, Gary Haycock, Malcolm Jones and Eamon Murphy lost their final match of 2021 by the margin 0f 1.5 to 2.5. The visitors were previously known as Greenlands went home victorious in for well matched games.



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BDCL Townshend Stourbridge vs Coleshill on 14-Dec-2021
15 Dec 21

Coleshill were victorious following a 3-3 draw in the final of the delayed 2019/2020 competition.

Board count resulted in Coleshill winning by virtue of wins on boards 2 and 3 giving a total of 5 as opposed to Stourbridge wins on boards 5 and 6 giving a total of 11, lower count wins.


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Trophy winners!
15 Dec 21

Coleshill registered their first win in a trophy competition when they defeated Stourbridge in a closely fought battle on Tuesday 14th December 2021.. The 2019/2020 final had been held over due to the Covid epidemic. Olton Chess Club hosted the final and it finished level at 3-3. The board count rule was applied, winning board numbers are added together and the team with the lower total win. Coleshill won on boards 2 and 3 giving a total of 5 whilst Stourbridge won on boards 5 and 6 to give them a total of 11. Congratulations go to Peter Thompson, Mike Wildboar, Paul Barrett, Graham Barrett, Richard Bailey and Tom Vanes who were victorious on the night.


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CDCL Div Three Coleshill vs Rugeley on 08-Dec-2021
10 Dec 21

With three players crying off on the morning of the match, Coleshill performed well in their last match of the shortened Cannock League season. The team of Gary Haycock, Malcolm Jones, Oliver Kettlewell and Des Green were out graded on all boards but matched their opponents in four close encounters.


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BDCL Div Three Oscott "B" vs Coleshill on 08-Dec-2021
10 Dec 21

The team of Peter Thompson, John Smith, Mike Wildboar, Paul Barrett, Graham Barrett and Richard Bailey outplayed their opponents in recording an emphatic win.


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Mixed results
10 Dec 21

There were two matches involving Coleshill on Wednesday 8th December 2021. The Division 3 team of Peter Thompson, John Smith, Mike Wildboar, Paul Barrett, Graham Barrett and Richard Bailey travelled to play Oscott "B'. They returned with an emphatic 5 - 1 victory to continue their unbeaten start to the season. The Cannock League team played their final match of the shortened season when they entertained Rugeley. A much changed team from the originally selected players, three cry offs on the morning of the match,  performed well but went down by 2.5 to 1.5. Gary Haycock, Malcolm Jones, Oliver Kettlewell and Des Green were out graded on all boards but matched their opponents in four tightly fought battles.


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BDCL Div Five Sutton Coldfield "B" vs Coleshill on 06-Dec-2
07 Dec 21

A first win of the season for the team of Ray Bettam, Gary Haycock, Malcolm Jones and Des Green. They travelled to local rivals Sutton Coldfield and returned with a well deserved victory.


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A win on the road
07 Dec 21

The Division five team of Ray Bettam, Gary Haycock, Malcolm Jones and Des Green enjoyed their first win of the season when defeating local rivals Sutton Coldfield 'B' at Minworth.


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BDCL Div Three Coleshill vs Kynoch on 01-Dec-2021
02 Dec 21

The team of Peter Thompson, John Smith, Paul Barrett, Graham Barrett, Richard Bailey and Tom Vanes continued their unbeaten start to the season with a victory over Kynoch.


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Unbeaten start continues
02 Dec 21

The Division 3 team of Peter Thompson, John Smith, Paul Barrett, Graham Barrett, Richard Bailey and Tom Vanes beat Kynoch 4 - 2 to maintain their unbeaten start to the season.


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BDCL Div Five Kynoch "A" vs Coleshill on 29-Nov-2021
30 Nov 21

A draw was a fair result between two teams who were matched evenly.


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Honours even!
30 Nov 21

On Monday 29th November the Division 5 team of Ray Bettam, Gary Haycock, Malcolm Jones and Rob Payne returned from playing Kynoch "A" with a creditable draw. The teams were evenly matched and a draw was a fair result.


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BDCL Div Five Coleshill vs South Birmingham on 24-Nov-2021
25 Nov 21

The team of Ray Bettam, Gary Haycock, Mike Felgate and Eamon Murphy suffered defeat against a very strong South Birmingham outfit.


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Individual and team defeats
25 Nov 21

Kieran Mills was defeated in a close encounter in the Maximum 80 Individual Trophy on Tuesday evening. The following night the Division 5 team of Ray Bettam, Gary Haycock, Mike Felgate and Eamon Murphy were defeated by an extremely strong South Birmingham outfit.


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BDCL Minor Div Ward End Social vs Coleshill on 22-Nov-2021
23 Nov 21

Coleshill commenced their season in the Minor Division with a 3 - 0 victory. The team was Eamon Murphy, Des Green and Oliver Kettlewell.


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A winning start
23 Nov 21

The team of Eamon Murphy, Des Green and Oliver Kettlewell travelled to Ward End Social on Monday 22nd November for their opening fixture in the Birmingham League Minor Division. They returned triumphantly following a comprehensive 3 - 0 win.


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BDCL Div Three Coleshill vs Olton on 17-Nov-2021
18 Nov 21

The adjourned game was conceded by Coleshill. This ensured that the match was drawn 3 - 3



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Team close to a win and Individual succe
18 Nov 21

On Wednesday 17th November 2021, the Division 3 team played Olton. The result on the night was 3-2 to Coleshill with one game adjourned until 22nd December. On the same evening, Malcolm Jones progressed to the semi finals of the Ray Dolan Trophy with a replay win over Fred Biles from Lichfield.


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Change of direction
14 Nov 21

The unavailability of several players has resulted in the club making a couple of important decisions. The BDCL Division 4 team has been withdrawn and a team has been entered into the BDCL Minor Division. The Cannock League team has also been withdrawn from the new season that commences in early January 2022.


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CDCL Div Three Lichfield "A" vs Coleshill on 11-Nov-2021
12 Nov 21

The team of Gary Haycock, Malcolm Jones, Des Green and Colin Bissell recorded their first win of the season in their penultimate match.


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Division 4 defeat
11 Nov 21

A depleted Division 4 team slipped to a 3-1 defeat to local rivals Sutton Coldfield. Despite being heavily out graded on three of the four boards, the Coleshill team were not disgraced and all of the team battled well.


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CDCL Div Three Coleshill vs Lichfield "B" on 03-Nov-2021
04 Nov 21

Four very close games ended with honours even. All boards were evenly matched and played in a very good spirit.


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BDCL Div Five Coleshill vs Sutton Coldfield "A" on 27-Oct-2
28 Oct 21

The Division 5 team finished their first league match of the season with a draw. Their opponents were unable to field a full team.


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A long trip to Stafford
22 Oct 21

The team of Gary Haycock, Eamon Murphy, Rob Payne and Des Green travelled up the M6 and encountered traffic congestion to fulfil their Cannock League Division 3 obligation. The match was played in a good spirit and the visitors returned empty handed after a 3.5 to 0.5 defeat. No one was disgraced despite being heavily out graded on all boards put in a good performance.


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BDCL Div Three Coleshill vs Lichfield on 20-Oct-2021
21 Oct 21

Coleshill's team started the season with a hard fought victory over an experienced Lichfield outfit. All members of the team matched their opponents endeavours and came out victorious.


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CDCL Div Three Coleshill vs Bushbury on 13-Oct-2021
14 Oct 21

The game on board 3 was awarded to Coleshill player Malcolm Jones after his opponent admitted to using his mobile phone during the match.


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BDCL Div Four South Birmingham vs Coleshill on 11-Oct-2021
12 Oct 21

A Coleshill team depleted by the non availability of two registered players suffered defeat to a strong South Birmingham outfit on their first outing of the season. Two replacements, one being at the late hour of 6:15pm, performed well and ensured that the club did not default a board.


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AGM
27 Jul 21

The AGM will be held on Wednesday 11th August 2021 at the Coleshill Social Club commencing at 7:30 pm.


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We are back again!
27 May 21

The Chess Club is up and running again and we are operational on Wednesdays. Covid regulations are currently still in place, this means that you must enter via the rear door, sign the register and make your way upstairs to the playing area. Further details will follow when we are advised which leagues we will be playing in for the 2021/2022 season.


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No chess due to Covid-19 Restrictions
18 Dec 20

The chess club has been unable to meet since the new regulations came into force. As soon as restrictions are eased, we will let you know.


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Chess Club is open
06 Oct 20

Coleshill Chess Club is now open and operating under strict regulations.  We are currently open on a Thursday evening from 7pm to 10pm. This will change to our normal Wednesday evenings from Wednesday 14th October 2020.

If you wish to visit you will need to follow the procedures:

1. Enter the Coleshill Social Club at the rear entrance.

2. You must wear a face covering.

3.. You do not need to sign in as we have our register upstairs in the playing area.

4. If you require a drink from the bar you must sit down and a member of the bar staff will organise payment and bring the drink to your table.

5. Make your way through the large dance floor and through the door leading to the stairs.

6. There is a sanitiser at the bottom of the stairs, please use it.

7. Outside the playing area there is a register for you to complete.

8. Once seated you may remove your face covering if you want to.

9. It is suggested that you play the same opponent for the duration of your stay.

10. Sanitise your hands as many times as you wish during your stay.

11. Drinks glasses and bottle should be placed on the bar in the playing area when you are finished with them.

12. It goes without saying that you should not enter the club if you have any signs of Covid-19.

Further details can be obtained from Des Green on 07736 066825 or 012 246 2295


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Nothing to report
14 May 20

Nothing to report as the Leagues are still suspended. 


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Coronavirus
25 Mar 20

The Birmingham & District Chess League and the Cannock Chess League have suspended all remaining matches and individual trophy games until further notice. 


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BDCL Div Six Coleshill A vs Solihull on 11-Mar-2020
13 Mar 20

The team of Paul Kelly, Tom Vanes, Ray Bettam and Mike Felgate outplayed Solihull and did their chances of promotion a power of good. Their next big test will be against St Georges who have already assured themselves of promotion.


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BDCL Div Four Shirley & Wythall vs Coleshill on 05-Mar-2020
06 Mar 20

The team of Peter Thompson, John Smith, Mike Wildboar, Paul Barrett, Graham Barrett and Richard Bailey kept the pressure on Sutton Coldfield in the battle for promotion. The teams are locked on 15 points just two behind leaders Stourbridge.


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BDCL Div Six St Georges vs Coleshill B on 02-Mar-2020
03 Mar 20

The team of Malcolm Jones, Eamon Murphy, Des Green and Gary Haycock put up a valiant fight when going down to a very strong St Georges" outfit.


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BDCL Townshend Warley Quinborne vs Coleshill on 27-Feb-2020
28 Feb 20

The team of Peter Thompson, John Smith, Mike Wildboar, Paul Barrett, Graham Barrett and Richard Bailey moved into the final for the second successive season with a perfect performance against a spirited Warley outfit.


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CDCL Div Three Coleshill vs Lichfield "B" on 26-Feb-2020
27 Feb 20

The team of Malcolm Jones, Paul Tullett, Gary Haycock and Colin Bissell finished off their season with a creditable draw against a strong Lichfield outfit.


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BDCL Div Four Coleshill vs South Birmingham on 19-Feb-2020
20 Feb 20

This win against a strong South Birmingham team, who arrived one player short, keeps the pressure on the two sides above Coleshill. The winning team was Peter Thompson, John Smith, Mike Wildboar, Paul Barrett, Graham Barrett and Richard Bailey.


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BDCL Div Six Solihull vs Coleshill B on 12-Feb-2020
13 Feb 20

The team of Malcolm Jones, Eamon Murphy, Des Green and Gary Haycock recorded their second win in succession in another away fixture.


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BDCL Div Four Mercia vs Coleshill on 11-Feb-2020
12 Feb 20

The team of Peter Thompson, John Smith, Mike Wildboar, Paul Barrett, Graham Barrett and Tom Vanes (deputising for Richard Bailey) won a hard fought battle to move level on points with Sutton Coldfield into second place in the league.


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CDCL Div Three Lichfield "B" vs Coleshill on 06-Feb-2020
07 Feb 20

The team of Paul Barrett, Malcolm Jones, Des Green and Colin Bissell gained their first win of the season in their penultimate match.


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BDCL Div Six Kynoch B vs Coleshill B on 03-Feb-2020
04 Feb 20

The team of Kieran Mills, Malcolm Jones, Eamon Murphy and Des Green travelled to Kynoch and returned with an emphatic win and moved up the table to fifth.


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CDCL Div Three Coleshill vs Lichfield "A" on 29-Jan-2020
30 Jan 20

The team of Malcolm Jones, Paul Tullett, Gary Haycock and Colin Bissell again met a side who easily out graded the Coleshill lads. Three draws was a good return. The object of the Cannock Division 3 was to encourage novice and lower graded players and the suggestion that only one player should be graded over 100. Boards 1 and 2 for the visitors were 110 and 106!


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STAFF Withnall Trophy Coleshill vs Walsall Kipping on 29-Ja
30 Jan 20

Coleshill welcomed Walsall Kipping for this venture into the Staffordshire Cup. The team of Paul Barrett, Graham Barrett, Richard Bailey and Paul Kelly matched their opponents and finished 2 - 2. The competition rules stipulated that board count was to be used in the event of a draw. Walsall won and progressed to the semi-final.


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BDCL Div Six Rushall vs Coleshill B on 20-Jan-2020
21 Jan 20

A team lacking two of its regular players put up a brave fight against a Rushall side that out graded the lads. Eamon Murphy, Des Green, Gary Haycock (making his chess debut) and Colin Bissell made the Rushall team fight hard and they knew that they had been in a match!


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BDCL Townshend Shirley & Wythall vs Coleshill on 16-Jan-202
17 Jan 20

The team of Peter Thompson, John Smith, Mike Wildboar, Paul Barrett, Graham Barrett and Richard Bailey travelled to Shirley & Wythall Chess Club and returned with a hard fought battle to progress into the semi-final of a tournament in which they were runners up last season.


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CDCL Div Three Norton Canes vs Coleshill on 14-Jan-2020
15 Jan 20

The team of Malcolm Jones, Paul Tullett, Colin Bissell and Des Green were beaten when they travelled to Norton Canes. The opposition played well and thoroughly deserved their win against a Coleshill team that never really got out of the blocks.


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BDCL Div Six Coleshill A vs Rushall on 08-Jan-2020
09 Jan 20

The team of Mike Felgate, Paul Kelly, Tom Vanes and Ray Bettam beat a strong Rushall team to move back to the top of Division 6.


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BDCL Div Four Kynoch vs Coleshill on 06-Jan-2020
07 Jan 20

The team of Peter Thompson, John Smith, Mike Wildboar, Paul Barrett, Graham Barrett and Richard Bailey travelled to Kynoch and returned with a good win. This move the team into third place in the league with games in hand over the two teams currently occupying the promotion places.


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CDCL Div Three Lichfield "A" vs Coleshill on 12-Dec-2019
13 Dec 19

The team of Graham Barrett, Malcolm Jones, Eamon Murphy and Colin Bissell came away with a point when they moved upstairs at the Guild Hall due to the venue being utilised as a polling station.


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BDCL Div Six West Midlands Police vs Coleshill A on 11-Dec-
13 Dec 19

The "A" team recorded their fourth consecutive win to move to the top of the league. The team of Mike Felgate, Paul Kelly, Tom Vanes and Ray Bettam beat the Police to sit at the top of Division 6 going into the New Year.


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BDCL Div Six Coleshill A vs Greenlands A on 04-Dec-2019
05 Dec 19

The team of Mike Felgate, Paul Kelly, Tom Vanes and Ray Bettam defeated Greenlands "A" to move into second place in Division 6. It is early days but the points are in the bag and they face a trip to West Midlands Police next week with the opportunity of consolidating their position in their last match before the Christmas break.


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BDCL Div Six Coleshill B vs West Midlands Police on 27-Nov-
28 Nov 19

A strong West Midlands Police team defeated a much changed Coleshill "B" outfit to record their first victory of the season. Eamon Murphy, Steve Charlton, Paul Tullett and Des Green were overpowered by the custodians of the law.


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CDCL Div Three Coleshill vs Rugeley on 20-Nov-2019
21 Nov 19

A strong Rugely team completed the double over Coleshill. The team of Paul Barrett, Malcolm Jones, Steve Charlton (making his debut) and Colin Bissell were beaten by a team fielding a 134 graded player on board 1.


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BDCL Div Six Greenlands A vs Coleshill B on 12-Nov-2019
13 Nov 19

Due to a variety of reasons the team travelled to Greenlands without two of their regular players. However the strength in depth of the squad enable them to turn out a team that gave their hosts a tight match. Representing Coleshill were Malcolm Jones, Paul Tullett, Des Green and Colin Bissell who all acquitted themselves admirably despite being out graded on all boards.


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BDCL Div Four Coleshill vs Solihull on 06-Nov-2019
08 Nov 19

Solihull defaulted the match at mid-day on Monday for a match on Wednesday. Their captain advised that they only had three players available. The team of Peter Thompson, John Smith, Mike Wildboar, Paul Barrett, Graham Barrett and Richard Bailey were advised accordingly and were not required to attend.


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BDCL Div Six Greenlands B vs Coleshill A on 05-Nov-2019
06 Nov 19

The team of Mike Felgate, Paul Kelly, Tom Vanes and Ray Bettam defeated the league leaders to move into second place in the league.


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BDCL Div Six Coleshill B vs Greenlands B on 30-Oct-2019
31 Oct 19

The team of Malcolm Jones, Eamon Murphy, Kieran Mills and Paul Tullett battled hard against their opponents who head the table, but lost out by 1-3.


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BDCL Div Six Coleshill A vs Kynoch B on 23-Oct-2019
24 Oct 19

The team of Mike Felgate, Tom Vanes, Ray Bettam and Kieran Mills overcame a resilient Kynoch "B" team. The match was level when Ray Bettam "pulled a rabbit out of the hat" to defeat his tough, steady opponent.


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BDCL Div Four Stourbridge vs Coleshill on 23-Oct-2019
24 Oct 19

The team of Peter Thompson, John Smith, Mike Wildboar, Paul Barrett, Graham Barrett and Richard Bailey suffered their first defeat of the season following their long journey to Stourbridge. There was some highly competitive chess played and the hosts retained their 100% start to the league campaign.


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BDCL Div Six Ward End Social vs Coleshill B on 14-Oct-2019
15 Oct 19

The team of Malcolm Jones, Kieran Mills, Eamon Murphy and Des Green travelled to play Ward End Social. They returned successful with a victory in a hard fought encounter to move to the top of Division 6.


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BDCL Div Four Coleshill vs Oscott on 09-Oct-2019
10 Oct 19

The team of Peter Thompson, John Smith, Paul Barrett, Graham Barrett, Richard Bailey and Eamon Murphy (deputising as a late replacement) outplayed their opponents who suffered their first defeat of the season.


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CDCL Div Three Rugeley vs Coleshill on 08-Oct-2019
09 Oct 19

The team of Malcolm Jones, Paul Tullett, Colin Bissell and Des Green battled hard against a determined Rugeley in four close games. The match was close on all four boards, the very reason why this division was created!


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BDCL Div Six Kynoch A vs Coleshill A on 07-Oct-2019
07 Oct 19

The "A" team of Mike Felgate, Paul Kelly, Tom Vanes and Ray Bettam suffered their first defeat of the season on their visit to Kynoch "A".


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CDCL Div Three Coleshill vs Norton Canes on 02-Oct-2019
03 Oct 19

The Cannock League fixture resulted in a draw. The team of Paul Barrett, Malcolm Jones, Eamon Murphy and Colin Bissell matched their opponents to start the season on a positive note. On the same evening, Kieran Mills and Des Green were successful in their first round games in the Ray Dolan Trophy.


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BDCL Townshend Mutual Circle vs Coleshill on 01-Oct-2019
02 Oct 19

Coleshill travelled to Mutual Circle for a first round tie with Mutual Circle of Division 5. The team of Peter Thompson, John Smith, Mike Wildboar, Paul Barrett, Graham Barrett and Richard Bailey were conceding a handicap of half a point to the home team. A comprehensive victory was achieved with the Coleshill boys having five wins and a draw.


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BDCL Div Six Coleshill A vs Ward End Social on 25-Sep-2019
26 Sep 19

The team of Mike Felgate, Paul Kelly, Tom Vanes and Kieran Mills defeated Ward End Social in their first home match of the season.


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BDCL Div Six Coleshill B vs Kynoch A on 18-Sep-2019
19 Sep 19

The "B" team of Malcolm Jones, Kieran Mills, Eamon Murphy and Des Green recorded an encouraging win over Kynoch "A".


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BDCL Div Four Greenlands vs Coleshill on 17-Sep-2019
18 Sep 19

The team of Peter Thompson, John Smith, Paul Barrett, Graham Barrett, Richard Bailey and Tom Vanes overcame a strong Greenlands team to record their first win in Division 4 after being promoted last season.


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BDCL Div Six Coleshill B vs Coleshill A on 11-Sep-2019
12 Sep 19

The first BDCL match of the season pitched the A and B team of Coleshill against each other. The teams finished all square. "A" team: Mike Felgate, Paul Kelly, Tom Vanes and Colin Bissell. "B" team : Malcolm Jones, Kieran Mills, Eamon Murphy and Des Green.


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BDCL Div Four Coleshill vs Sutton Coldfield on 04-Sep-2019
05 Sep 19

The first match of the season ended in a draw when recently relegated Sutton Coldfield sent a strong team to Coleshill. The home team of Peter Thompson, John Smith, Mike Wildboar, Paul Barrett, Graham Barrett and Richard Bailey secured their first point of the campaign with a well deserved point. 


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Ray Dolan Trophy
04 Sep 19

On Tuesday 2019, Kieran Mills travelled to Rugeley to play his first round match against Ryan Wood. They will meet again on Wednesday 23rd October after a closely fought drawn game.


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FR Friendly Nuneaton vs Coleshill on 19-Aug-2019
20 Aug 19

A pleasant evening of chess against a team that we do not play during the course of a season. The team of Paul Barrett, Graham Barrett, Richard Bailey, Paul Kelly, Malcolm Jones and Des Green blew the cobwebs away and enjoyed the hospitality provided by the hosts.


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Friendly-Westminster vs Coleshill on 24-Jul-2019
25 Jul 19

The team of John Smith, Paul Barrett, Graham Barrett, Malcolm Jones, Eamon Murphy and Des Green returned from Acocks Green with honours even. 


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Monthly summer tournaments
04 Jul 19

At the recent AGM it was proposed that the club have a monthly tournament on the first Wednesday of the months of June, July and August. Tom Vanes organised the first event on Wednesday 5th June 2019. Thirteen members participated in a five round Swiss tournament with each player having to make all moves within five minutes. John Smith was victorious on the night with a maximum five wins. On Wednesday 3rd July 2019, ten members played in a three round Swiss tournament with each player having a maximum of ten minutes to make all moves. Paul Barrett and John Smith tied for first place with a score of two and a half points from their three games. This was again organised by Tom Vanes. The August tournament was held on Wednesday 5th August 2018 and seven members contested a three round Swiss system Chess 960 competition with a fifteen minute per player time limit. The winner on the night was Paul Barrett with a maximum of three wins from his three games. All three tournaments were played in a relaxed but serious atmosphere and thanks to Tom Vanes for his organising of the three evenings.



 ColeshillChess    24 May 24
AGM
The AGM was delayed for a week and was held on Wednesday 15th May 2024. All of the officers were elected en bloc and a Safeguarding Officer was appointed. The club will be playing in the Birmingham League with teams in Division 3, Division 4 (provisionally), Division 5 and the Minor Division. There will also be a team playing in Division 3 of the Coventry League for the first time. This will ensure that members have access to more games during the season.

 ColeshillChess    03 May 24
Coleshill Club Champion
Wednesday 1st May 2024 witnessed the last remaining games of the season in the Coleshill Club Championship. After six rounds of a Swiss Tournament, Ray Bettam was crowned the first Coleshill Club Champion. Eleven members contested the tournament organised by Peter Thompson.The AGM will be held on Wednesday 8th May 2024 commencing at 7:30 pm. Everyone is welcome! Come along and have a look at our wonderful facilities. All playing strengths and beginners are invited are invited. If you are curious, we hope to see you next week.

 ColeshillChess    26 Apr 24
Board violation hands Coleshill 5B a win
The last game of the season for the 5B team was held on Wednesday 27th April 2024. The result on the night was a win for the visitors, South Birmingham 3-1. This however was changed to a 4 - 0 victory for the home team as South Birmingham were guilty of a board violation. Their board 2 player was graded more than 100 points above their board 1 player. They had also defaulted their board 4 who failed to arrive. The Coleshill team was Phillip Parnell, Rob Payne, Malcolm Jones and Ostap Snihura.

 ColeshillChess    16 Apr 24
5A Team finish with a draw
On Monday 15th April 2024 the Division 5A team travelled to local rivals Sutton Coldfield for their last match of the season. The team of Richard Bailey, Ray Bettam, Eamon Murphy and Gary Haycock cemented a third place finish in the league with a 2 - 2 draw.

 ColeshillChess    10 Apr 24
Defeat in last match
The Division 3 team of Peter Thompson, Graham Barrett, Malcolm Phipps, Paul Barrett, Ray Bettam and Eamon Murphy returned home from their last match of the season at Mercia Chess Club on Tuesday 9th April 2024 with a 4 - 2 defeat.

 ColeshillChess    04 Apr 24
Last away match defeat
On Wednesday 3rd April 2024, the Coleshill Division 5B team played their last away match of the season. They travelled to play Coleshill 5A and the team of Rob Payne, Malcolm Jones, Des Green and Andy Glover were soundly beaten 4 - 0.

 ColeshillChess    28 Mar 24
Home defeat for 5B team
On Wednesday 27th March 2024 the Coleshill 5B team of Phillip Parnell, Rob Payne, Malcolm Jones and Andy Glover suffered a home defeat 3 - 1 to Redditch who heavily out graded all members of the Coleshill team.

 ColeshillChess    26 Mar 24
Third in the league
On Monday 25th March 2024 the Coleshill 5A team moved into third place in the league with a 2.5 to 1.5 away victory over Ward End Social. The team was Richard Bailey, Ray Bettam, Eamon Murphy and Gary Haycock.

 ColeshillChess    21 Mar 24
Three in a row!
On Wednesday 20th March 2024 the Coleshill 5A team won their third match on the trot when they defeated Walsall Kipping in a home fixture by 3 - 1. The team was Richard Bailey, Eamon Murphy, Gary Haycock and Rob Payne. This moves the team into third place in the league.

 ColeshillChess    08 Mar 24
Defeat at Lichfield
On Thursday 7th March 2024 the Division 5B team of Phillip Parnell, Rob Payne, Malcolm Jones and Des Green were defeated 3.5 to 0.5 on their visit to Lichfield. This was their second consecutive Thursday trip. 

 ColeshillChess    07 Mar 24
Longbridge toppled!
On Wednesday 6th March 2024 the Division 5A team entertained unbeaten Longbridge. The team of Ray Bettam, Eamon Murphy, Gary Haycock and Zion Hartop gained revenge for the defeat of the Coleshill 5B team when completing a 2.5 to 1.5 victory.

 ColeshillChess    01 Mar 24
Whitewash at Longbridge
On Thursday 29th February 2024 the Division 5B team of Phillip Parnell, Rob Payne, Malcolm Jones and Des Green travelled to unbeaten Longbridge for a BDCL Division 5 fixture. Out graded by an average of over 300 per board they were well beaten 4 - 0.

 ColeshillChess    29 Feb 24
A win at South Birmingham
On Wednesday 28th February 2024 the Division 5A team of Ray Bettam, Eamon Murphy, Gary Haycock and Andy Glover travelled to undefeated South Birmingham. They returned with a 2.5 to 1.5 victory.

 ColeshillChess    22 Feb 24
Semi Final heartbreak
On Wednesday 21st February 2024 the Division 5A team travelled to play Solihull 5A in the semi final of the Barrington Trophy. The team of Richard Bailey, Ray Bettam, Eamon Murphy, Gary Haycock and Phillip Parnell left disappointed after a defeat by 3.5 to 1.5.

 ColeshillChess    21 Feb 24
Defeat at Mutual Circle
On Tuesday 20th February 2024 the Division 3 team travelled into the Birmingham Jewellery Quarter to play second placed Mutual Circle. The team of Peter Thompson, Graham Barrett, Malcolm Phipps, Paul Barrett, Gary Haycock and Des Green were heavily out graded on five of the boards. They fought bravely and were not disgraced when losing 4.5 to 1.5.

 ColeshillChess    06 Feb 24
Draw at Kynoch
On Monday 5th February 2024 the Division 3 team of Peter Thompson, Graham Barrett, Paul Barrett, Malcolm Phipps, Tom Vanes and Gary Haycock travelled to play Kynoch. They returned with a creditable 3 - 3 draw.

 ColeshillChess    01 Feb 24
Good away victory
On Wednesday 31st January 2024 the Division 5A team of Richard Bailey, Ray Bettam, Eamon Murphy and Gary Haycock travelled to play Redditch in a BDCL match. They were victorious by 3.5 to 0.5.

 ColeshillChess    26 Jan 24
A point and win by default
On Wednesday 24th January 2024 the Division 3 team of Peter Thompson, John Smith, Graham Barrett, Malcolm Phipps, Paul Barrett and Gary Haycock played out a creditable 3 - 3 draw at the Coleshill Social against a strong Shirley and Wythall team. The following evening, Thursday 25th January, the Division 5B team of Phillip Parnell, Rob Payne, Malcolm Jones and Des Green travelled to Walsall Kipping. Unfortunately Rob Payne was detained in heavy traffic and never made the venue giving the home team a board victory. The final result was Walsall Kipping 2.5 Coleshill "B" 1.5. However, for the second game in succession the home team were guilty of a board violation resulting in Coleshill being awarded the match 4 - 0.

 ColeshillChess    18 Jan 24
Mixed fortunes in the Trophies
On Wednesday 17th January 2024 two Coleshill teams were involved in Quarter Final ties in Trophy competitions. The Division 3 team were drawn away to Redditch from Division 1. This was a daunting task and despite been given a 3.5 point handicap advantage it was always going to be a tough struggle. A major problem on the M42 resulted in Paul Barrett abandoning his journey after being motionless in his vehicle for over two hours. Malcolm Phipps suffered a similar experience and arrived at the playing venue with only six minutes remaining on his clock. The four members who managed to arrive in time put up a good fight but the final score was Redditch 5.5 Coleshill 4. The selected team was Peter Thompson, Paul Barrett, Tom Vanes, Malcolm Phipps, Paul Barrett and Rob Payne.The Division 5 team of Ray Bettam, Eamon Murphy, Gary Haycock, Phillip Parnell and Malcolm Jones faced another tricky tie when they entertained Stourbridge from Division 4. The half point advantage given to Coleshill proved decisive as on the night the teams were locked at 2.5 each. The half point handicap advantage resulted in Coleshill moving into the semi finals with a 3 - 2.5 win.

 ColeshillChess    11 Jan 24
5B team win after board order dispute
On Wednesday 10th January 2024 the Division 5B team of Phillip Parnell, Rob Payne, Malcolm Jones and Des Green drew against visiting local rivals Sutton Coldfield 2 - 2. Coleshill appealed against the board order of Sutton and the league upheld the appeal giving Coleshill a 4 - 0 victory.

 ColeshillChess    10 Jan 24
Three on the trot!
On Tuesday 9th January 2024 the Division 3 team of Peter Thompson, Graham Barrett, Paul Barrett, Malcolm Phipps, Ray Bettam and Richard Bailey travelled to play Olton Chess Club. They returned home with a 3.5 to 2.5 victory to record their third league victory on the trot. The result places them only two points behind the current leaders with two games in hand.

 ColeshillChess    04 Jan 24
A draw for the 5A team
On Wednesday 3rd January 2024, the Coleshill 5A team achieved a creditable draw against Kynoch Chess Club. The team was Richard Bailey, Ray Bettam, Eamon Murphy and Gary Haycock.

 ColeshillChess    14 Dec 23
5a lose last game of 2023
The Division 5A team of Richard Bailey, Ray Bettam, Eamon Murphy and Gary Haycock were defeated 3 - 1 in their last game of 2023 when they travelled to play Solihull "B" on Wednesday 13th December 2023.

 ColeshillChess    07 Dec 23
5A lose to Lichfield
On Wednesday 6th December 2023 the Coleshill 5A entertained Lichfield in a Birmingham & District Chess League fixture. Two substitutes were required for the team in the absence of two listed members. The team of Ray Bettam, Eamon Murphy, Phillip Parnell and Des Green were defeated 3-1.

 ColeshillChess    30 Nov 23
5B beaten at home
Wednesday 29th November witnessed the Coleshill 5B team entertaining the 5B team from Solihull. The visitors proved too strong for the Coleshill team of Phillip Parnell, Malcolm Jones, Rob Payne and Des Green and inflicted a 3-1 defeat on the hosts.

 ColeshillChess    23 Nov 23
League leaders beaten!
On Wednesday 22nd November 2023, the Division 3 team of Peter Thompson, Graham Barrett, Tom Vanes, Paul Barrett, Malcolm Phipps and Richard Bailey travelled to play the current undefeated league leaders Solihull. Coleshill were victorious by 3.5 to 2.5 to record their second consecutive win in the league.

 ColeshillChess    10 Nov 23
5A win on the road!
On Thursday 9th November 2023 the Division 5A team, depleted by the absence of two players, scored an impressive win by 2.5 to 1.5 against hosts Warley Quinborne. The winning team was Richard Bailey, Ray Bettam, Rob Payne and Des Green.

 ColeshillChess    09 Nov 23
Division 3 team win their first match
On Wednesday 8th November 2023 the division 3 team of Peter Thompson, John Smith, Graham Barrett, Tom Vanes, Paul Barrett and Malcolm Phipps entertained a Lichfield team who out graded Coleshill on four of the six boards. The Coleshill team were victorious by 3.5 to 2.5 to post their first win of the season.

 ColeshillChess    02 Nov 23
5B team gain first win
The Division 5B team welcomed Warley Quinborne to Coleshill Social Club on Wednesday 1st November 2023. The visitors named their team and the match started without their board 1 player. He failed to arrive ensuring that Coleshill were one game up as the clocks were started. Phillip Parnell made it two nil with a win on board 4, Rob Payne secured the win for the team with a draw on board 2, Des Green drew on board 4 ensuring that Coleshill were the victors by 3 - 1. This gave the team their first points of the season at the fifth attempt.

 ColeshillChess    01 Nov 23
Away day blues
A much depleted Division 3 team travelled to play South Birmingham on Tuesday 31st October 2023. Unavailability and illness resulted in three reserves stepping in to play against a strong South Birmingham outfit. The team of Peter Thompson, Graham Barrett, Paul Barrett, Ray Bettam, Eamon Murphy and Des Green were defeated 4 - 2 but gave a good account of themselves.

 ColeshillChess    26 Oct 23
A bad day at the office
Wednesday 25th October and the Division 5A team of Richard Bailey, Ray Bettam, Eamon Murphy and Gary Haycock suffered a 4 - 0 reversal at the hands of a very strong Mutual Circle team at the Coleshill Social Club. Paul Barrett also tasted defeat in his first round game in the Birmingham & District Individual Tournament.

 ColeshillChess    12 Oct 23
Mixed fortunes
Wednesday 11th October 2023 witnessed two of Coleshill's teams in action. The Division 3 team of Peter Thompson, John Smith, Graham Barrett, Tom Vanes, Malcolm Phipps and Paul Barrett entertained Stourbridge. The resulting 3 - 3 draw gained Coleshill their first point of the season. In contrast the Division 5B are still looking for their first point and suffered their fourth defeat after travelling to play a strong Mutual Circle team. The team of Malcolm Jones, Des Green, Phillip Parnell and Andy Glover lost 3 - 1. The team was out graded by an average of 420 per board.

 ColeshillChess    03 Oct 23
Defeat at Kynoch
On Monday 2nd October 2023 the Coleshill 5"B" team travelled to play Kynoch in a Division 5 encounter in the Birmingham League. The team of Malcolm Jones, Des Green, Colin Bissell and Phillip Parnell were out graded on all boards by at least 200 points. They performed well to gain three draws with just one defeat and left with a 1.5 to 2.5 defeat.

 ColeshillChess    30 Sep 23
Disappointment in both Trophy matches
There was double disappointment for Coleshill Chess Club when both teams were eliminated in the first round of trophy tournaments. In the Terrill Trophy, the Division 3 team of Peter Thompson, Graham Barrett, Tom Vanes, Paul Barrett, Malcolm Phipps and Ray Bettam travelled to play Kynoch of Division 3 and suffered a 4 - 2 defeat. The Division 5 team of Richard Bailey, Ray Bettam, Eamon Murphy, Gary Haycock and Rob Payne entertained Redditch from Division 5 and were on the wrong end of a 2 - 3 defeat. 

 ColeshillChess    21 Sep 23
Ward End prove too strong
The 5B team of Malcolm Jones, Rob Payne, Des Green and Phillip Parnell suffered a home defeat at the hands of Ward End Social by 0.5 to 3.5. 

 ColeshillChess    14 Sep 23
5A beat 5B
The first Division 5 match in the Birmingham League saw the 5B team entertain the 5A outfit. Four closely fought encounters resulted in the 5A team winning by 3 - 1. The 5A team was Richard Bailey, Eamon Murphy, Gary Haycock and Ostap Snihura. The 5B team was Malcolm Jones, Des Green, Colin Bissell and Phillip Parnell. Well done to all concerned!

 ColeshillChess    07 Sep 23
Opening match defeat
The Birmingham League season started for the Coleshill Division 3 team on Wednesday 6th September with a defeat against local rivals Sutton Coldfield. this was always expected to be a tough start as the visitors had suffered relegation from Division 2 last season and are determined to regain their status as soon as possible. The final score of 2.5 - 3.5 was justified due to the higher grading of the opposition. The Coleshill team was Peter Thompson, John Smith, Graham Barrett, Tom Vanes, Malcolm Phipps and Paul Barrett. The team's next fixture is in the Terrill Trophy when they travelled to Kynoch for Division 3 on Monday 25th September 2023.

 ColeshillChess    16 Aug 23
Player recruitment

The new league season is almost upon us. Coleshill Chess Club are running three teams in the Birmingham League, one in Division 3 and two in Division 5. We are always looking for new members, either to play league chess or to play social chess on a Wednesday evening. Come along and see what we have to offer. You can contact the club secretary, Des Green, on 07395 291643 or 0121 246 2295 or desgreen63@virginmedia.com. Whatever your standard, you will be made most welcome!


 ColeshillChess    27 Jun 23
AGM news

The following appointments and decisions were made at the AGM. The following officers were elected, Chairman - Graham Barrett, Secretary & Treasurer - Des Green, Assistant Treasurer - Malcolm Jones, Publicity Officer - Richard Bailey, Internal Tournament Director - Tom Vanes. It was decided to enter three teams into the Birmingham & District Chess Chess League, one team in Division 3 and two teams into Division 5. Peter Thompson would be organising an internal club tournament and would be organising demonstrations based on a variety of topics during the close season. Junior members attending the club would be encouraged to play an adult during the first hour.


 ColeshillChess    09 May 23
AGM

The AGM of the Coleshill Chess Club is to be held on Wednesday 10th May at the Coleshill Social Club commencing at 7:30 pm. Anyone interested in chess is welcome to attend and enjoy the atmosphere of a friendly club.


 ColeshillChess    27 Apr 23
Individual disappointments

Tuesday 25th April 2023 was double disappointment for Eamon Murphy and Des Green. Both players had reached the final of their respective grading competitions. Both players were heavily out graded by opponents who had been given extremely low estimated grades at the start of the season.


 ColeshillChess    20 Apr 23
Double celebrations!

Wednesday 19th April 2023 was cause for double celebrations by Coleshill Chess Club. The Division 3 team obtained two points to leave them well clear of relegation when they entertained Oscott Chess Club at the Coleshill Social Club. The team of Peter Thompson, John Smith, Graham Barrett, Tom Vanes, Paul Barrett and Richard Bailey were victorious by 4-2 and retain their spot in Division 3 for next season.

At the same time the Minor Division team travelled to play Solihull "D" looking for a point to be crowned league champions. The team of Thomas Cassisi, Rob Payne and Des Green obtained the necessary 1.5 - 1.5 draw to finish top of the table.

There are only two individual finals left to be played by Coleshill players. Eamon Murphy and Des Green travel to Olton Chess Club on Tuesday 25th April to contest the Maximum 1450 and Maximum 1300 Tournaments respectively.


 ColeshillChess    13 Apr 23
Double delight!

Wednesday 12th April 2023 witnessed two victories on home territory.

The Division 3 team of Peter Thompson, John Smith, Graham Barrett, Tom Vanes, Paul Barrett and Malcolm Phipps eased their relegation worries with a closely fought victory by 3.5 to 2.5 over Mutual Circle. The team now require one point in their last match next week against already relegated Oscott.

The Minor Division team of Malcolm Jones, Rob Payne and Thomas Cassisi eased past Solihull "D" by 2-1. The team now need a single point from their return match next week to be crowned champions of the Division.


 ColeshillChess    12 Apr 23
Individual winner!

On Tuesday 11th April 2023 Tom Vanes travelled to Olton Chess Club to play against Chris Cox of Mercia Chess Club in the Final of the Birmingham Chess League tournament for players graded no more than 1600. He triumphed when his opponent resigned after 53 moves.


 ColeshillChess    06 Apr 23
Success at Solihull

On Wednesday 5th April 2023, the Coleshill Minor Division team travelled once more to Solihull to play their "C" team. The team of Thomas Cassisi, Rob Payne and Des Green returned home victorious after a 2-1 victory. The team moved into second place in the league and require three points from their remaining two matches, both against Solihull "D", to win the league title.


 ColeshillChess    30 Mar 23
Minor team victory

On Wednesday 29th March 2023 the Minor Division team entertained Solihull "A". The visitors could only call on two players due to a late withdrawal meaning that Colin Bissell won his game by default. Malcolm Jones obtained a draw and Rob Payne's victory ensured that the team won 2.5 to 0.5. The result leaves the team still in with a chance of winning the league title, three games remain against Solihull "C" away and two fixtures against Solihull "D".


 ColeshillChess    24 Mar 23
A close call at Warley Quinborne

The Division 5 team of Peter Thompson, Paul Barrett, Graham Barrett, Tom Vanes, Malcolm Phipps and Des Green travelled to play Warley Quinborne on Thursday 23rd March 2023. All six games were closely contested with five ending in draws, the solitary win for the home team resulted in a 3.5 to 2.5 result for the hosts. The result leaves Coleshill still needing points to avoid being relegated or ending up with a relegation play off. The team have two remaining matches both at home, Mutual Circle and fellow relegation candidates Oscott. It will be a close call!


 ColeshillChess    24 Mar 23
Third individual finalist for Coleshill

On Wednesday 22nd March, Des Green defeated Malcolm Jones in the replay of the Birmingham Chess League's semi final for players graded a maximum of 1300. Des joins Tom Vanes who has qualified for the final of the maximum 1600 section and Eamon Murphy who is the final of the maximum 1450 section. The finals are to be played at Olton Chess Club on a date yet to be determined.


 ColeshillChess    16 Mar 23
Defeat in last match of the season

On Wednesday 15th March the Division 5 team travelled to play Solihull "C" in their final match of the season. The team of Ray Bettam, Eamon Murphy, Gary Haycock and Thomas Cassisi were defeated 2.5 to 1.5.


 ColeshillChess    09 Mar 23
Whitewashed in Moseley.

On Wednesday 8th March 2023 the Division 5 team of Ray Bettam, Eamon Murphy, Gary Haycock and Des Green battled through the snow to play the powerful South Birmingham outfit. They played above themselves and ensured that all games never finished until after 10 pm. The 4 Nil defeat was expected but their players will know that they were in a game!


 ColeshillChess    02 Mar 23
Home defeat for Division 5 team

On Wednesday 1st March 2023 the Division 5 team of Ray Bettam, Eamon Murphy, Gary Haycock and Malcolm Jones entertained the league leaders Kynoch "A". The visitors were victorious by 3 - 1. 


 ColeshillChess    23 Feb 23
Division 5 team lose at Solihull

On Wednesday 22nd February 2023 the Division 5 team of Eamon Murphy, Gary Haycock, Rob Payne and Des Green were defeated by Solihull "B" to the tune of 3.5 to 0.5.


 ColeshillChess    21 Feb 23
Beaten finalists

The Division 3 team were beaten by a Sutton Coldfield outfit from Division 2 in the final of the Homer Trophy. The winners paid Coleshill the compliment of playing their strongest team. Heavily out graded on the majority of the boards, the team of Peter Thompson, John Smith, Graham Barrett, Paul Barrett, Tom Vanes and Richard Bailey aided by a 1.5 point handicap advantage went down by a score of 5 to 2.5. The team are to be congratulated on reaching the final stage of this competition.


 ColeshillChess    16 Feb 23
Two results

There were two matches played on Wednesday 15th February 2023. The Division 3 team of Peter Thompson, John Smith, Graham Barrett, Paul Barrett, Tom Vanes and Malcolm Phipps drew with South Birmingham and gained a valuable point in their bid to escape relegation. The Minor team of Malcolm Jones, Thomas Cassisi and Rob Payne travelled to play Solihull "B" and were defeated 2 -1.


 ColeshillChess    07 Feb 23
Defeat at Kynoch

The division 5 team travelled to play Kynoch "B" on Monday 6th February 2023 and were defeated by 2.5 to 1.5. The team was Ray Bettam, Gary Haycock, Eamon Murphy and Des Green. On the same evening at the same venue, Tom Vanes entered the the final of the individual tournament for players graded less than 1601 with a win over his Kynoch opponent.


 ColeshillChess    03 Feb 23
League deduct points from Solihull

The Birmingham League have ruled that Solihull played an ineligible player on board 1 in the Minor League match on Wednesday 1st February. The league have deducted the win from Solihull on board 1 and also deducted them a penalty point. The original score of 2 - 1 in Solihull's favour has now been amended to a 1 - 0 victory to Coleshill.


 ColeshillChess    02 Feb 23
Defeat but an appeal lodged

The Minor Division  team of Malcolm Jones, Thomas Cassisi and Des Green entertained Solihull "C' in a home fixture on Wednesday 1st February 2023. The team were defeated 2 - 1 but Solihull played an ineligible player on board 1. Coleshill have appealed and await the outcome.


 ColeshillChess    27 Jan 23
Defeat at Lichfield

The division 3 team of Peter Thompson, Graham Barrett, Paul Barrett, Tom Vanes, Richard Bailey and Ray Bettam(deputising for the non availability of Malcolm Phipps), travelled to Lichfield on Thursday 26th January 2023. They were out graded on five of the six boards and were beaten 4 - 2.


 ColeshillChess    26 Jan 23
A point for Division 5 team

The division 5 team of Ray Bettam, Gary Haycock, Eamon Murphy and Rob Payne played out a 2 - 2 draw with Halesowen on Wednesday 25th January 2023 at The Coleshill Social Club. The point gained moves the team into fourth place in the league.


 ColeshillChess    17 Jan 23
Semi Final Triumph

Monday 16th January 2023 was a night of mixed results for Coleshill Chess Club. The Division 3 team of Peter Thompson, Graham Barrett, Paul Barrett, Tom Vanes, Malcolm Phipps and Richard Bailey defeated fellow Division 3 team Oscott in the semi final of the Homer Trophy. Meanwhile the Minor Division team of Malcolm Jones, Thomas Cassisi and Colin Bissell travelled to Ward End Social and suffered their first defeat of the season with an emphatic 3 - 0 defeat.


 ColeshillChess    12 Jan 23
Valuable point gained

The division 3 team gained a valuable league point against fellow strugglers Solihull. The team of Peter Thompson, Graham Barrett, Paul Barrett, Tom Vanes, Malcolm Phipps and Richard Bailey was heavily out graded on three of the boards but secured a creditable draw to help in their fight to avoid relegation.

On the same evening Malcolm Jones and Des Green played out a draw in their semi final of the BDCL individual tournament for players grade less than 1301. A date for the replay has yet to be determined.


 ColeshillChess    04 Jan 23
First defeat for Division 5 team

The Division 5 side of Ray Bettam, Gary Haycock, Eamon Murphy and Des Green were defeated 3-1 when they visited Westminster Chess Club who now play at the White Swan in Edgbaston.


 ColeshillChess    15 Dec 22
Division 5 team still undefeated

The Division 5 team remain undefeated after visitors Ward End Social secured their first league point of the season with a 2-2 draw at Coleshill Social Club on Wednesday 14th December 2022. The team was Ray Bettam, Gary Haycock, Eamon Murphy and Thomas Cassisi. On the same evening Tom Vanes defeated Chris East from Sutton Coldfield in the first round of the Birmingham League individual tournament for players graded less than 1651. Tom now enters the semi final draw which has yet to take place. 


 ColeshillChess    13 Dec 22
Defeat at Rushall

On Monday 12th December 2022 the Division 3 team of Peter Thompson, Graham Barrett, Malcolm Phipps, Paul Barrett, Richard Bailey and Tom Vanes travelled to the Aldridge Social Club for a match against high flying Rushall. The home team heavily out graded Coleshill on five of the six boards and were victorious by 4-2. 


 ColeshillChess    08 Dec 22
A win for the Division 5 team

The leaders of Division 5, Solihull "A", were the visitors to Coleshill on Wednesday 7th December 2022. Four very close games were decided in the favour of Ray Bettam, Gary Haycock, Eamon Murphy and Rob Payne who continued the unbeaten run in the division by winning 2.5 to 1.5


 ColeshillChess    01 Dec 22
A good night at Coleshill!

Wednesday 30th November 2022 was good night for the two competing Coleshill teams. In the Third Division, the team of Peter Thompson, Paul Barrett, Malcolm Phipps, Tom Vanes, Richard Bailey and Eamon Murphy, deputising for captain Graham Barrett,  entertained high flying Olton "A". The team was successful and recorded a win by 3.5 to 2.5. Meanwhile the Minor Division team of Malcolm Jones, Des Green and Colin Bissell defeated the current leaders Solihull "B" by 2-1 to maintain their 100% start to the season.


 ColeshillChess    24 Nov 22
Minor League team triumphant

On Wednesday 23rd November 2022 the Minor League team of Malcolm Jones, Rob Payne and Thomas Cassisi returned victorious from their trip to play Solihull "A" at the Blossomfield Club. The winning margin was 2.5 to 0.5 and continues their winning start to the season.


 ColeshillChess    16 Nov 22
Excellent win at Olton

The division 3 team of Peter Thompson, Graham Barrett, Malcolm Phipps, Paul Barrett, Richard Bailey and Tom Vanes travelled to Olton Chess Club for the second week in succession on Tuesday 15th November. They faced a difficult task in the first round of the Homer Trophy when facing the Olton division 1 outfit. They returned with a win and two draws and aided by a handicap allowance of 3.5 were victorious by 5.5 to 4. They now await their semi final opponents for the match week beginning 16th January 2023.


 ColeshillChess    10 Nov 22
A keenly contested draw

The Division 5 team welcomed Warley Quinborne and a keenly contested match ended in a draw. Coleshill were represented by Ray Bettam, Gary Haycock, Eamon Murphy and Colin Bissell.


 ColeshillChess    10 Nov 22
Off the mark at Olton!

The division 3 team of Peter Thompson, Graham Barrett, Malcolm Phipps, Paul Barrett, Richard Bailey and Tom Vanes gained their first league point of the season when they visited Olton to play their "B" team.


 ColeshillChess    25 Oct 22
Postponement

The scheduled fixture on Wednesday 26th October 2022 for the Division 3 team against Oscott has been postponed due to the inability of the visitors to raise a team. It has been rescheduled for Wednesday 19th April 2023.


 ColeshillChess    25 Oct 22
BDCL Div Five Sutton Coldfield "A" vs Coleshill on 24-Oct-2

The Division 5 team of Ray Bettam, Gary Haycock, Eamon Murphy and Des Green made the short journey to Minworth to play the Sutton Coldfield "A" team. They returned victorious in their first league match of the season.


 ColeshillChess    12 Oct 22
A tough encounter in Halesowen

On Tuesday 11th October 2022, the division three team travelled to Halesowen to face a strong set of opponents. The team of Peter Thompson, Graham Barrett, Malcolm Phipps, Richard Bailey, Tom Vanes and Des Green (deputising for Paul Barrett who was ill), battled hard but were beaten by 4.5 to 1.5.


 ColeshillChess    29 Sep 22
BDCL Terrill Coleshill vs Mutual Circle on 28-Sep-2022

The team of Peter Thompson, Graham Barrett, Malcolm Phipps, Paul Barrett, Richard Bailey and Tom Vanes performed well to earn a draw against their higher rated opponents. However, there needs to be a winner in the trophy competitions and the visitors were successful 4-6 on board count.


 ColeshillChess    22 Sep 22
BDCL Div Three Coleshill vs Mercia on 21-Sep-2022

The team of Peter Thompson, John Smith, Graham Barrett, Malcolm Phipps, Paul Barrett and Tom Vanes encountered strong opposition in their opening division 3 campaign. Their opponents travelled home victorious with the two league points on offer.


 ColeshillChess    15 Sep 22
BDCL Minor Div Coleshill vs Ward End Social on 14-Sep-2022

Coleshill entertained local rivals Ward End Social in the Minor Division of the Birmingham League. The team of Malcolm Jones, Rob Payne and Thomas Cassisi overcame their opponents by an emphatic 3 - 0 scoreline.


 ColeshillChess    15 Sep 22
Winning start to the new season

Coleshill Chess Club started their 2022/2023 season with an emphatic win over Ward End Social in the Birmingham League Minor Division. Malcolm Jones, Rob Payne and Thomas Cassisi, playing his first league game, beat their local rivals by 3-0.


 ColeshillChess    03 Aug 22
Another friendly fixture

Wednesday 27th July 2022 the club welcomed Nuneaton Chess Club who play in the Coventry & District Chess League. The team of Peter Thompson, Graham Barrett, Paul Barrett, Tom Vanes, Des Green and Thomas Cassisi were victorious by 4-2. It is hoped that this fixture will be held on an annual basis with the teams alternating who acts as hosts.


 ColeshillChess    24 Jul 22
Friendly victory

The return fixture against Ward End Social was played on Wednesday 20th July at Coleshill Social Club. The Coleshill team were victorious by 4 - 2. The club will be entertaining Nuneaton Chess Club on Wednesday 27th July 2022.



 ColeshillChess    13 Jul 22
AGM

The AGM was held on 18th May 2022, if anyone would like a copy, please contact Des Green. Email desgreen63@virginmedia.com.

The club will be entering three teams into the Birmingham League for the coming season. Division 3 (6 boards), Division 5 (4 boards) and the Minor Division (3 boards).

Three friendly matches have been arranged. The first one was an away fixture against Ward End Social on Monday 20th June 2022. The match was won by Coleshill  by 4.5 to 1.5.

Wednesday 20th July v Ward End Social at home.

Wednesday 27th July v Nuneaton at home.

Anyone interested in joining Coleshill Social Club please contact Des Green on 07736 066825 or 0121 246 2295.



 ColeshillChess    10 May 22
AGM

The AGM of the Coleshill Chess Club will be held on Wednesday 18th May 2022 at the Coleshill Social Club commencing at 7:30 pm. If you are a member, please do your best to attend. If you are interested in playing, whether league or social chess, please come and have a look. Further details can be had by contacting the secretary, Des Green, on 07736 066825.


 ColeshillChess    28 Apr 22
BDCL Div Five Solihull vs Coleshill on 27-Apr-2022

The Division five team of Eamon Murphy, Gary Haycock, Malcolm Jones and Des Green recorded their fourth consecutive draw in their last match of the season.


 ColeshillChess    15 Apr 22
BDCL Minor Div Coleshill vs Solihull "B" on 13-Apr-2022

The season ended with a defeat for the Minor Division team of Malcolm Jones, Des Green and Colin Bissell.


 ColeshillChess    07 Apr 22
BDCL Minor Div Solihull "C" vs Coleshill on 06-Apr-2022

The Minor Division team of Eamon Murphy, Oliver Kettlewell and Rob Payne were defeated in their penultimate match of the season against a strong Solihull outfit who gained revenge for the reversal in the previous league encounter.


 ColeshillChess    31 Mar 22
BDCL Div Five Coleshill vs Rushall on 30-Mar-2022

Coleshill welcomed Rushall for what turned out to be a close encounter against a team placed third in the league and looking for promotion. The team of Ray Bettam, Malcolm Jones, Gary Haycock and Colin Bissell fared well when encountering a team that out graded them on every board. The draw ensured that Rushall will remain in Division 5 for next season.


 ColeshillChess    24 Mar 22
BDCL Minor Div Coleshill vs Solihull "C" on 23-Mar-2022

The Minor Division team of Eamon Murphy, Oliver Kettlewell and Rob Payne earned a hard won  battle against against a strong Solihull outfit. The win is the second in succession for the team and keeps them in third place in the league.


 ColeshillChess    22 Mar 22
BDCL Div Three South Birmingham vs Coleshill on 21-Mar-2022

The trip to play South Birmingham resulted in a 3-3 draw which ensures that promotion to Division 2 is now out of the question. The team of Peter Thompson, Mike Wildboar, Graham Barrett, Paul Barrett, Tom Vanes and Des Green (substituting for Covid victim Richard Bailey) played out a close encounter against players who out graded our team on four boards by over 300 points.


 ColeshillChess    17 Mar 22
BDCL Div Three Coleshill vs Sutton Coldfield on 16-Mar-2022

The team of Peter Thompson, Mike Wildboar, John Smith, Paul Barrett, Graham Barrett and Richard Bailey suffered a defeat against local rival Sutton Coldfield which has seriously dented their chances of promotion to Division Two. They have one game to play, which they need to win to be in with a chance of finishing in the top two.


 ColeshillChess    02 Mar 22
BDCL Div Five Mutual Circle vs Coleshill on 01-Mar-2022

The team of Ray Bettam, Malcolm Jones, Gary Haycock and Des Green travelled to Mutual Circle and returned with a 2 - 2 draw.


 ColeshillChess    02 Mar 22
BDCL Div Three Mercia vs Coleshill on 01-Mar-2022

The team of Peter Thompson, Mike Wildboar, Paul Barrett, Graham Barrett, Richard Bailey and Tom Vanes returned home from the trip to Mercia with an outstanding 5 - 1 victory to enhance their chances of promotion to Division 2.


 ColeshillChess    24 Feb 22
BDCL Minor Div Coleshill vs Ward End Social on 23-Feb-2022

The team of Oliver Kettlewell, Rob Payne and Colin Bissell completed a 3-0 double over their opponents.


 ColeshillChess    24 Feb 22
BDCL Div Three Oscott "A" vs Coleshill on 23-Feb-2022

The team of Peter Thompson, Mike Wildboar, Paul Barrett, Graham Barrett, Richard Bailey and Tom Vanes were defeated for the first time this season when they went down in a close match with league leaders Oscott "A".


 ColeshillChess    17 Feb 22
BDCL Div Three Coleshill vs University of Birmingham on 16-

The University advised us late on Tuesday evening by email that they would be fielding five players only. They further advised early evening on the match date that one of their players was unavailable due to injury and that the remaining four players would be travelling to honour the fixture. An email sent at 6:45 pm advised that due to bad weather the four players would not be travelling. We were surprised as to why contact was not made by phone or text, we therefore claimed the match.


 ColeshillChess    15 Feb 22
BDCL Div Five Kynoch "B" vs Coleshill on 14-Feb-2022

The team of Malcolm Jones, Eamon Murphy, Gary Haycock and Des Green were outplayed on the night and slumped to a disappointing defeat.


 ColeshillChess    03 Feb 22
BDCL Minor Div Solihull "A" vs Coleshill on 02-Feb-2022

The Minor Division team of Des Green, Colin Bissell and Oliver Kettlewell travelled to Solihull to play their "A" squad. The reverse fixture had seen a 1.5 all draw, this time the hosts were the victors with a 2-1 victory.


 ColeshillChess    27 Jan 22
BDCL Div Five Coleshill vs Shirley & Wythall on 26-Jan-2022

A strong Shirley & Wythall outfit out graded the home team on three boards and were deserved winners in this Division 5 encounter.


 ColeshillChess    27 Jan 22
BDCL Div Three Stourbridge vs Coleshill on 26-Jan-2022

This rematch against Stourbridge was again a very close affair with neither side able to claim the advantage.


 ColeshillChess    20 Jan 22
BDCL Minor Div Solihull "B" vs Coleshill on 19-Jan-2022

The Coleshill team of Eamon Murphy, Des Green and Rob Payne travelled to Solihull for their third match in the Minor Division of the Birmingham Chess League. They suffered their first defeat of the season after three close games.


 ColeshillChess    18 Jan 22
BDCL Div Five Ward End vs Coleshill on 17-Jan-2022

The team of Ray Bettam, Malcolm Jones, Gary Haycock and Eamon Murphy travelled the short distance to Ward End and returned empty handed following a good performance by the hosts.


 ColeshillChess    13 Jan 22
BDCL Minor Div Coleshill vs Solihull "A" on 12-Jan-2022

The team of Des Green, Colin Bissell and Rob Payne secured a home draw against an evenly matched Solihull team.


 ColeshillChess    16 Dec 21
BDCL Div Five Coleshill vs Longbridge on 15-Dec-2021

The team of Ray Bettam, Gary Haycock, Malcolm Jones and Eamon Murphy went down to previously named Greenlands in four evenly matched games.


 ColeshillChess    16 Dec 21
Defeat to Longbridge

The Coleshill team of Ray Bettam, Gary Haycock, Malcolm Jones and Eamon Murphy lost their final match of 2021 by the margin 0f 1.5 to 2.5. The visitors were previously known as Greenlands went home victorious in for well matched games.



 ColeshillChess    15 Dec 21
BDCL Townshend Stourbridge vs Coleshill on 14-Dec-2021

Coleshill were victorious following a 3-3 draw in the final of the delayed 2019/2020 competition.

Board count resulted in Coleshill winning by virtue of wins on boards 2 and 3 giving a total of 5 as opposed to Stourbridge wins on boards 5 and 6 giving a total of 11, lower count wins.


 ColeshillChess    15 Dec 21
Trophy winners!

Coleshill registered their first win in a trophy competition when they defeated Stourbridge in a closely fought battle on Tuesday 14th December 2021.. The 2019/2020 final had been held over due to the Covid epidemic. Olton Chess Club hosted the final and it finished level at 3-3. The board count rule was applied, winning board numbers are added together and the team with the lower total win. Coleshill won on boards 2 and 3 giving a total of 5 whilst Stourbridge won on boards 5 and 6 to give them a total of 11. Congratulations go to Peter Thompson, Mike Wildboar, Paul Barrett, Graham Barrett, Richard Bailey and Tom Vanes who were victorious on the night.


 ColeshillChess    10 Dec 21
CDCL Div Three Coleshill vs Rugeley on 08-Dec-2021

With three players crying off on the morning of the match, Coleshill performed well in their last match of the shortened Cannock League season. The team of Gary Haycock, Malcolm Jones, Oliver Kettlewell and Des Green were out graded on all boards but matched their opponents in four close encounters.


 ColeshillChess    10 Dec 21
BDCL Div Three Oscott "B" vs Coleshill on 08-Dec-2021

The team of Peter Thompson, John Smith, Mike Wildboar, Paul Barrett, Graham Barrett and Richard Bailey outplayed their opponents in recording an emphatic win.


 ColeshillChess    10 Dec 21
Mixed results

There were two matches involving Coleshill on Wednesday 8th December 2021. The Division 3 team of Peter Thompson, John Smith, Mike Wildboar, Paul Barrett, Graham Barrett and Richard Bailey travelled to play Oscott "B'. They returned with an emphatic 5 - 1 victory to continue their unbeaten start to the season. The Cannock League team played their final match of the shortened season when they entertained Rugeley. A much changed team from the originally selected players, three cry offs on the morning of the match,  performed well but went down by 2.5 to 1.5. Gary Haycock, Malcolm Jones, Oliver Kettlewell and Des Green were out graded on all boards but matched their opponents in four tightly fought battles.


 ColeshillChess    07 Dec 21
BDCL Div Five Sutton Coldfield "B" vs Coleshill on 06-Dec-2

A first win of the season for the team of Ray Bettam, Gary Haycock, Malcolm Jones and Des Green. They travelled to local rivals Sutton Coldfield and returned with a well deserved victory.


 ColeshillChess    07 Dec 21
A win on the road

The Division five team of Ray Bettam, Gary Haycock, Malcolm Jones and Des Green enjoyed their first win of the season when defeating local rivals Sutton Coldfield 'B' at Minworth.


 ColeshillChess    02 Dec 21
BDCL Div Three Coleshill vs Kynoch on 01-Dec-2021

The team of Peter Thompson, John Smith, Paul Barrett, Graham Barrett, Richard Bailey and Tom Vanes continued their unbeaten start to the season with a victory over Kynoch.


 ColeshillChess    02 Dec 21
Unbeaten start continues

The Division 3 team of Peter Thompson, John Smith, Paul Barrett, Graham Barrett, Richard Bailey and Tom Vanes beat Kynoch 4 - 2 to maintain their unbeaten start to the season.


 ColeshillChess    30 Nov 21
BDCL Div Five Kynoch "A" vs Coleshill on 29-Nov-2021

A draw was a fair result between two teams who were matched evenly.


 ColeshillChess    30 Nov 21
Honours even!

On Monday 29th November the Division 5 team of Ray Bettam, Gary Haycock, Malcolm Jones and Rob Payne returned from playing Kynoch "A" with a creditable draw. The teams were evenly matched and a draw was a fair result.


 ColeshillChess    25 Nov 21
BDCL Div Five Coleshill vs South Birmingham on 24-Nov-2021

The team of Ray Bettam, Gary Haycock, Mike Felgate and Eamon Murphy suffered defeat against a very strong South Birmingham outfit.


 ColeshillChess    25 Nov 21
Individual and team defeats

Kieran Mills was defeated in a close encounter in the Maximum 80 Individual Trophy on Tuesday evening. The following night the Division 5 team of Ray Bettam, Gary Haycock, Mike Felgate and Eamon Murphy were defeated by an extremely strong South Birmingham outfit.


 ColeshillChess    23 Nov 21
BDCL Minor Div Ward End Social vs Coleshill on 22-Nov-2021

Coleshill commenced their season in the Minor Division with a 3 - 0 victory. The team was Eamon Murphy, Des Green and Oliver Kettlewell.


 ColeshillChess    23 Nov 21
A winning start

The team of Eamon Murphy, Des Green and Oliver Kettlewell travelled to Ward End Social on Monday 22nd November for their opening fixture in the Birmingham League Minor Division. They returned triumphantly following a comprehensive 3 - 0 win.


 ColeshillChess    18 Nov 21
BDCL Div Three Coleshill vs Olton on 17-Nov-2021

The adjourned game was conceded by Coleshill. This ensured that the match was drawn 3 - 3



 ColeshillChess    18 Nov 21
Team close to a win and Individual succe

On Wednesday 17th November 2021, the Division 3 team played Olton. The result on the night was 3-2 to Coleshill with one game adjourned until 22nd December. On the same evening, Malcolm Jones progressed to the semi finals of the Ray Dolan Trophy with a replay win over Fred Biles from Lichfield.


 ColeshillChess    14 Nov 21
Change of direction

The unavailability of several players has resulted in the club making a couple of important decisions. The BDCL Division 4 team has been withdrawn and a team has been entered into the BDCL Minor Division. The Cannock League team has also been withdrawn from the new season that commences in early January 2022.


 ColeshillChess    12 Nov 21
CDCL Div Three Lichfield "A" vs Coleshill on 11-Nov-2021

The team of Gary Haycock, Malcolm Jones, Des Green and Colin Bissell recorded their first win of the season in their penultimate match.


 ColeshillChess    11 Nov 21
Division 4 defeat

A depleted Division 4 team slipped to a 3-1 defeat to local rivals Sutton Coldfield. Despite being heavily out graded on three of the four boards, the Coleshill team were not disgraced and all of the team battled well.


 ColeshillChess    04 Nov 21
CDCL Div Three Coleshill vs Lichfield "B" on 03-Nov-2021

Four very close games ended with honours even. All boards were evenly matched and played in a very good spirit.


 ColeshillChess    28 Oct 21
BDCL Div Five Coleshill vs Sutton Coldfield "A" on 27-Oct-2

The Division 5 team finished their first league match of the season with a draw. Their opponents were unable to field a full team.


 ColeshillChess    22 Oct 21
A long trip to Stafford

The team of Gary Haycock, Eamon Murphy, Rob Payne and Des Green travelled up the M6 and encountered traffic congestion to fulfil their Cannock League Division 3 obligation. The match was played in a good spirit and the visitors returned empty handed after a 3.5 to 0.5 defeat. No one was disgraced despite being heavily out graded on all boards put in a good performance.


 ColeshillChess    21 Oct 21
BDCL Div Three Coleshill vs Lichfield on 20-Oct-2021

Coleshill's team started the season with a hard fought victory over an experienced Lichfield outfit. All members of the team matched their opponents endeavours and came out victorious.


 ColeshillChess    14 Oct 21
CDCL Div Three Coleshill vs Bushbury on 13-Oct-2021

The game on board 3 was awarded to Coleshill player Malcolm Jones after his opponent admitted to using his mobile phone during the match.


 ColeshillChess    12 Oct 21
BDCL Div Four South Birmingham vs Coleshill on 11-Oct-2021

A Coleshill team depleted by the non availability of two registered players suffered defeat to a strong South Birmingham outfit on their first outing of the season. Two replacements, one being at the late hour of 6:15pm, performed well and ensured that the club did not default a board.


 ColeshillChess    27 Jul 21
AGM

The AGM will be held on Wednesday 11th August 2021 at the Coleshill Social Club commencing at 7:30 pm.


 ColeshillChess    27 May 21
We are back again!

The Chess Club is up and running again and we are operational on Wednesdays. Covid regulations are currently still in place, this means that you must enter via the rear door, sign the register and make your way upstairs to the playing area. Further details will follow when we are advised which leagues we will be playing in for the 2021/2022 season.


 ColeshillChess    18 Dec 20
No chess due to Covid-19 Restrictions

The chess club has been unable to meet since the new regulations came into force. As soon as restrictions are eased, we will let you know.


 ColeshillChess    06 Oct 20
Chess Club is open

Coleshill Chess Club is now open and operating under strict regulations.  We are currently open on a Thursday evening from 7pm to 10pm. This will change to our normal Wednesday evenings from Wednesday 14th October 2020.

If you wish to visit you will need to follow the procedures:

1. Enter the Coleshill Social Club at the rear entrance.

2. You must wear a face covering.

3.. You do not need to sign in as we have our register upstairs in the playing area.

4. If you require a drink from the bar you must sit down and a member of the bar staff will organise payment and bring the drink to your table.

5. Make your way through the large dance floor and through the door leading to the stairs.

6. There is a sanitiser at the bottom of the stairs, please use it.

7. Outside the playing area there is a register for you to complete.

8. Once seated you may remove your face covering if you want to.

9. It is suggested that you play the same opponent for the duration of your stay.

10. Sanitise your hands as many times as you wish during your stay.

11. Drinks glasses and bottle should be placed on the bar in the playing area when you are finished with them.

12. It goes without saying that you should not enter the club if you have any signs of Covid-19.

Further details can be obtained from Des Green on 07736 066825 or 012 246 2295


 ColeshillChess    14 May 20
Nothing to report

Nothing to report as the Leagues are still suspended. 


 ColeshillChess    25 Mar 20
Coronavirus

The Birmingham & District Chess League and the Cannock Chess League have suspended all remaining matches and individual trophy games until further notice. 


 ColeshillChess    13 Mar 20
BDCL Div Six Coleshill A vs Solihull on 11-Mar-2020

The team of Paul Kelly, Tom Vanes, Ray Bettam and Mike Felgate outplayed Solihull and did their chances of promotion a power of good. Their next big test will be against St Georges who have already assured themselves of promotion.


 ColeshillChess    06 Mar 20
BDCL Div Four Shirley & Wythall vs Coleshill on 05-Mar-2020

The team of Peter Thompson, John Smith, Mike Wildboar, Paul Barrett, Graham Barrett and Richard Bailey kept the pressure on Sutton Coldfield in the battle for promotion. The teams are locked on 15 points just two behind leaders Stourbridge.


 ColeshillChess    03 Mar 20
BDCL Div Six St Georges vs Coleshill B on 02-Mar-2020

The team of Malcolm Jones, Eamon Murphy, Des Green and Gary Haycock put up a valiant fight when going down to a very strong St Georges" outfit.


 ColeshillChess    28 Feb 20
BDCL Townshend Warley Quinborne vs Coleshill on 27-Feb-2020

The team of Peter Thompson, John Smith, Mike Wildboar, Paul Barrett, Graham Barrett and Richard Bailey moved into the final for the second successive season with a perfect performance against a spirited Warley outfit.


 ColeshillChess    27 Feb 20
CDCL Div Three Coleshill vs Lichfield "B" on 26-Feb-2020

The team of Malcolm Jones, Paul Tullett, Gary Haycock and Colin Bissell finished off their season with a creditable draw against a strong Lichfield outfit.


 ColeshillChess    20 Feb 20
BDCL Div Four Coleshill vs South Birmingham on 19-Feb-2020

This win against a strong South Birmingham team, who arrived one player short, keeps the pressure on the two sides above Coleshill. The winning team was Peter Thompson, John Smith, Mike Wildboar, Paul Barrett, Graham Barrett and Richard Bailey.


 ColeshillChess    13 Feb 20
BDCL Div Six Solihull vs Coleshill B on 12-Feb-2020

The team of Malcolm Jones, Eamon Murphy, Des Green and Gary Haycock recorded their second win in succession in another away fixture.


 ColeshillChess    12 Feb 20
BDCL Div Four Mercia vs Coleshill on 11-Feb-2020

The team of Peter Thompson, John Smith, Mike Wildboar, Paul Barrett, Graham Barrett and Tom Vanes (deputising for Richard Bailey) won a hard fought battle to move level on points with Sutton Coldfield into second place in the league.


 ColeshillChess    07 Feb 20
CDCL Div Three Lichfield "B" vs Coleshill on 06-Feb-2020

The team of Paul Barrett, Malcolm Jones, Des Green and Colin Bissell gained their first win of the season in their penultimate match.


 ColeshillChess    04 Feb 20
BDCL Div Six Kynoch B vs Coleshill B on 03-Feb-2020

The team of Kieran Mills, Malcolm Jones, Eamon Murphy and Des Green travelled to Kynoch and returned with an emphatic win and moved up the table to fifth.


 ColeshillChess    30 Jan 20
CDCL Div Three Coleshill vs Lichfield "A" on 29-Jan-2020

The team of Malcolm Jones, Paul Tullett, Gary Haycock and Colin Bissell again met a side who easily out graded the Coleshill lads. Three draws was a good return. The object of the Cannock Division 3 was to encourage novice and lower graded players and the suggestion that only one player should be graded over 100. Boards 1 and 2 for the visitors were 110 and 106!


 ColeshillChess    30 Jan 20
STAFF Withnall Trophy Coleshill vs Walsall Kipping on 29-Ja

Coleshill welcomed Walsall Kipping for this venture into the Staffordshire Cup. The team of Paul Barrett, Graham Barrett, Richard Bailey and Paul Kelly matched their opponents and finished 2 - 2. The competition rules stipulated that board count was to be used in the event of a draw. Walsall won and progressed to the semi-final.


 ColeshillChess    21 Jan 20
BDCL Div Six Rushall vs Coleshill B on 20-Jan-2020

A team lacking two of its regular players put up a brave fight against a Rushall side that out graded the lads. Eamon Murphy, Des Green, Gary Haycock (making his chess debut) and Colin Bissell made the Rushall team fight hard and they knew that they had been in a match!


 ColeshillChess    17 Jan 20
BDCL Townshend Shirley & Wythall vs Coleshill on 16-Jan-202

The team of Peter Thompson, John Smith, Mike Wildboar, Paul Barrett, Graham Barrett and Richard Bailey travelled to Shirley & Wythall Chess Club and returned with a hard fought battle to progress into the semi-final of a tournament in which they were runners up last season.


 ColeshillChess    15 Jan 20
CDCL Div Three Norton Canes vs Coleshill on 14-Jan-2020

The team of Malcolm Jones, Paul Tullett, Colin Bissell and Des Green were beaten when they travelled to Norton Canes. The opposition played well and thoroughly deserved their win against a Coleshill team that never really got out of the blocks.


 ColeshillChess    09 Jan 20
BDCL Div Six Coleshill A vs Rushall on 08-Jan-2020

The team of Mike Felgate, Paul Kelly, Tom Vanes and Ray Bettam beat a strong Rushall team to move back to the top of Division 6.


 ColeshillChess    07 Jan 20
BDCL Div Four Kynoch vs Coleshill on 06-Jan-2020

The team of Peter Thompson, John Smith, Mike Wildboar, Paul Barrett, Graham Barrett and Richard Bailey travelled to Kynoch and returned with a good win. This move the team into third place in the league with games in hand over the two teams currently occupying the promotion places.


 ColeshillChess    13 Dec 19
CDCL Div Three Lichfield "A" vs Coleshill on 12-Dec-2019

The team of Graham Barrett, Malcolm Jones, Eamon Murphy and Colin Bissell came away with a point when they moved upstairs at the Guild Hall due to the venue being utilised as a polling station.


 ColeshillChess    13 Dec 19
BDCL Div Six West Midlands Police vs Coleshill A on 11-Dec-

The "A" team recorded their fourth consecutive win to move to the top of the league. The team of Mike Felgate, Paul Kelly, Tom Vanes and Ray Bettam beat the Police to sit at the top of Division 6 going into the New Year.


 ColeshillChess    05 Dec 19
BDCL Div Six Coleshill A vs Greenlands A on 04-Dec-2019

The team of Mike Felgate, Paul Kelly, Tom Vanes and Ray Bettam defeated Greenlands "A" to move into second place in Division 6. It is early days but the points are in the bag and they face a trip to West Midlands Police next week with the opportunity of consolidating their position in their last match before the Christmas break.


 ColeshillChess    28 Nov 19
BDCL Div Six Coleshill B vs West Midlands Police on 27-Nov-

A strong West Midlands Police team defeated a much changed Coleshill "B" outfit to record their first victory of the season. Eamon Murphy, Steve Charlton, Paul Tullett and Des Green were overpowered by the custodians of the law.


 ColeshillChess    21 Nov 19
CDCL Div Three Coleshill vs Rugeley on 20-Nov-2019

A strong Rugely team completed the double over Coleshill. The team of Paul Barrett, Malcolm Jones, Steve Charlton (making his debut) and Colin Bissell were beaten by a team fielding a 134 graded player on board 1.


 ColeshillChess    13 Nov 19
BDCL Div Six Greenlands A vs Coleshill B on 12-Nov-2019

Due to a variety of reasons the team travelled to Greenlands without two of their regular players. However the strength in depth of the squad enable them to turn out a team that gave their hosts a tight match. Representing Coleshill were Malcolm Jones, Paul Tullett, Des Green and Colin Bissell who all acquitted themselves admirably despite being out graded on all boards.


 ColeshillChess    08 Nov 19
BDCL Div Four Coleshill vs Solihull on 06-Nov-2019

Solihull defaulted the match at mid-day on Monday for a match on Wednesday. Their captain advised that they only had three players available. The team of Peter Thompson, John Smith, Mike Wildboar, Paul Barrett, Graham Barrett and Richard Bailey were advised accordingly and were not required to attend.


 ColeshillChess    06 Nov 19
BDCL Div Six Greenlands B vs Coleshill A on 05-Nov-2019

The team of Mike Felgate, Paul Kelly, Tom Vanes and Ray Bettam defeated the league leaders to move into second place in the league.


 ColeshillChess    31 Oct 19
BDCL Div Six Coleshill B vs Greenlands B on 30-Oct-2019

The team of Malcolm Jones, Eamon Murphy, Kieran Mills and Paul Tullett battled hard against their opponents who head the table, but lost out by 1-3.


 ColeshillChess    24 Oct 19
BDCL Div Six Coleshill A vs Kynoch B on 23-Oct-2019

The team of Mike Felgate, Tom Vanes, Ray Bettam and Kieran Mills overcame a resilient Kynoch "B" team. The match was level when Ray Bettam "pulled a rabbit out of the hat" to defeat his tough, steady opponent.


 ColeshillChess    24 Oct 19
BDCL Div Four Stourbridge vs Coleshill on 23-Oct-2019

The team of Peter Thompson, John Smith, Mike Wildboar, Paul Barrett, Graham Barrett and Richard Bailey suffered their first defeat of the season following their long journey to Stourbridge. There was some highly competitive chess played and the hosts retained their 100% start to the league campaign.


 ColeshillChess    15 Oct 19
BDCL Div Six Ward End Social vs Coleshill B on 14-Oct-2019

The team of Malcolm Jones, Kieran Mills, Eamon Murphy and Des Green travelled to play Ward End Social. They returned successful with a victory in a hard fought encounter to move to the top of Division 6.


 ColeshillChess    10 Oct 19
BDCL Div Four Coleshill vs Oscott on 09-Oct-2019

The team of Peter Thompson, John Smith, Paul Barrett, Graham Barrett, Richard Bailey and Eamon Murphy (deputising as a late replacement) outplayed their opponents who suffered their first defeat of the season.


 ColeshillChess    09 Oct 19
CDCL Div Three Rugeley vs Coleshill on 08-Oct-2019

The team of Malcolm Jones, Paul Tullett, Colin Bissell and Des Green battled hard against a determined Rugeley in four close games. The match was close on all four boards, the very reason why this division was created!


 ColeshillChess    07 Oct 19
BDCL Div Six Kynoch A vs Coleshill A on 07-Oct-2019

The "A" team of Mike Felgate, Paul Kelly, Tom Vanes and Ray Bettam suffered their first defeat of the season on their visit to Kynoch "A".


 ColeshillChess    03 Oct 19
CDCL Div Three Coleshill vs Norton Canes on 02-Oct-2019

The Cannock League fixture resulted in a draw. The team of Paul Barrett, Malcolm Jones, Eamon Murphy and Colin Bissell matched their opponents to start the season on a positive note. On the same evening, Kieran Mills and Des Green were successful in their first round games in the Ray Dolan Trophy.


 ColeshillChess    02 Oct 19
BDCL Townshend Mutual Circle vs Coleshill on 01-Oct-2019

Coleshill travelled to Mutual Circle for a first round tie with Mutual Circle of Division 5. The team of Peter Thompson, John Smith, Mike Wildboar, Paul Barrett, Graham Barrett and Richard Bailey were conceding a handicap of half a point to the home team. A comprehensive victory was achieved with the Coleshill boys having five wins and a draw.


 ColeshillChess    26 Sep 19
BDCL Div Six Coleshill A vs Ward End Social on 25-Sep-2019

The team of Mike Felgate, Paul Kelly, Tom Vanes and Kieran Mills defeated Ward End Social in their first home match of the season.


 ColeshillChess    19 Sep 19
BDCL Div Six Coleshill B vs Kynoch A on 18-Sep-2019

The "B" team of Malcolm Jones, Kieran Mills, Eamon Murphy and Des Green recorded an encouraging win over Kynoch "A".


 ColeshillChess    18 Sep 19
BDCL Div Four Greenlands vs Coleshill on 17-Sep-2019

The team of Peter Thompson, John Smith, Paul Barrett, Graham Barrett, Richard Bailey and Tom Vanes overcame a strong Greenlands team to record their first win in Division 4 after being promoted last season.


 ColeshillChess    12 Sep 19
BDCL Div Six Coleshill B vs Coleshill A on 11-Sep-2019

The first BDCL match of the season pitched the A and B team of Coleshill against each other. The teams finished all square. "A" team: Mike Felgate, Paul Kelly, Tom Vanes and Colin Bissell. "B" team : Malcolm Jones, Kieran Mills, Eamon Murphy and Des Green.


 ColeshillChess    05 Sep 19
BDCL Div Four Coleshill vs Sutton Coldfield on 04-Sep-2019

The first match of the season ended in a draw when recently relegated Sutton Coldfield sent a strong team to Coleshill. The home team of Peter Thompson, John Smith, Mike Wildboar, Paul Barrett, Graham Barrett and Richard Bailey secured their first point of the campaign with a well deserved point. 


 ColeshillChess    04 Sep 19
Ray Dolan Trophy

On Tuesday 2019, Kieran Mills travelled to Rugeley to play his first round match against Ryan Wood. They will meet again on Wednesday 23rd October after a closely fought drawn game.


 ColeshillChess    20 Aug 19
FR Friendly Nuneaton vs Coleshill on 19-Aug-2019

A pleasant evening of chess against a team that we do not play during the course of a season. The team of Paul Barrett, Graham Barrett, Richard Bailey, Paul Kelly, Malcolm Jones and Des Green blew the cobwebs away and enjoyed the hospitality provided by the hosts.


 ColeshillChess    25 Jul 19
Friendly-Westminster vs Coleshill on 24-Jul-2019

The team of John Smith, Paul Barrett, Graham Barrett, Malcolm Jones, Eamon Murphy and Des Green returned from Acocks Green with honours even. 


 ColeshillChess    04 Jul 19
Monthly summer tournaments

At the recent AGM it was proposed that the club have a monthly tournament on the first Wednesday of the months of June, July and August. Tom Vanes organised the first event on Wednesday 5th June 2019. Thirteen members participated in a five round Swiss tournament with each player having to make all moves within five minutes. John Smith was victorious on the night with a maximum five wins. On Wednesday 3rd July 2019, ten members played in a three round Swiss tournament with each player having a maximum of ten minutes to make all moves. Paul Barrett and John Smith tied for first place with a score of two and a half points from their three games. This was again organised by Tom Vanes. The August tournament was held on Wednesday 5th August 2018 and seven members contested a three round Swiss system Chess 960 competition with a fifteen minute per player time limit. The winner on the night was Paul Barrett with a maximum of three wins from his three games. All three tournaments were played in a relaxed but serious atmosphere and thanks to Tom Vanes for his organising of the three evenings.




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