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 @ 7:30pm.

In order to join the club you need to be a member of the Social Club, this will cost you approximately £25. The fee to be a member of the chess club is £25 and juniors is £12.50. Members not wishing to play league chess will be charged £15.

A list of fixtures for the Birmingham League and Cannock League is available by clicking the fixtures tab.

 

Please contact Des Green on 07736 066825 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: 0121 246 2295

 Email: desgreen63@virginmedia.com

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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.


 ColeshillChess
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.


 ColeshillChess
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.


 ColeshillChess
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.


 ColeshillChess
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!


 ColeshillChess
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.


 ColeshillChess
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.


 ColeshillChess
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.


 ColeshillChess
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.


 ColeshillChess
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.


 ColeshillChess
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.


 ColeshillChess
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.


 ColeshillChess
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.


 ColeshillChess
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.


 ColeshillChess
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. 


 ColeshillChess
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.


 ColeshillChess
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. 


 ColeshillChess
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    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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