Founded 5th May 1969, we are a friendly chess club serving the Sedgley and Dudley area of the West Midlands. We meet on Tuesday evenings throughout the year and welcome all players from beginners to masters. We play just below Sedgley Beacon and are the highest chess club in the country at over 200m.
Next meeting every Tuesday at 7pm at our new venue the RED Lion off the Bull Ring. Entrance around the back from the Car Park. All old and new members are welcome. Please spread the word! We are looking to enter two teams for the coming season, one in the WDCL and one in the BDCL. Matches have already started!
On 5th May 1969 a meeting was convened consisting of Mr. G. Stokes-Roberts, Mr. K.A.J. Francis, Mr. B.R.Smith and Mr. and Mrs. F.M.Lloyd. to discuss the formation of a new chess club, to be named ‘Mercia’. Our first clubroom was at ‘The Bramford’ public house on the Tipton Road, Sedgley and our first night was on 10th September 1969. Our ‘A’ Team was in Division Two of the Wolverhampton and District Chess League captained by Wayne Clarke and vice-Captain Barry Smith. In this first season we won promotion to Division One having tied with Bushbury. We also had a second team captained by Ken Elwell.We have been playing chess in the Dudley area ever since and this year celebrate our 50th Anniversary.
We play in the Wolverhampton, Birmingham and Dudley leagues as well as providing internal tournaments and training. If you want to join us to become a master or just enjoy a quiet pint over a social game then please join us every Tuesday night 7pm-10pm.
Red Lion, Bull ring, Sedgley Dudley, DY3 1RU
Contact: Andrew McCumiskey
Phone: 07780 684506
Best Performance 1st Team
Best Performance 2nd Team
Best Performance 3rd Team
Large Car Park at the Rear. Please use the rear entrance as the main doors will be closed.