Welcome

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.


Ex-Servicemen’s Club,  The Walk, Sedgley

About us

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.

About us

Contact us?

 Ex-Servicemen’s Club, The Walk, Sedgley Dudley, DY3 1PN

 Contact: Andrew McCumiskey

 Phone: 07780 684506

 Email: webmaster@merciachess.org.uk


All Fixtures 

Date Division Match Comments
Tue 20 Aug    Pre-season Captain's Meeting
Tue 03 Sep  BDCL Div Two Mercia A vs Lichfield
Tue 03 Sep  WDCL Div Three Mercia C vs Stourbridge B
Mon 09 Sep  WDCL Div One Warley Quinborne A vs Mercia A
Tue 10 Sep  BDCL Div Four Mercia B vs Stourbridge
Thu 12 Sep  WDCL Pittaway Wolverhampton vs Mercia (Quarter final)
Tue 17 Sep  WDCL Div One Mercia A vs Halesowen A
Tue 17 Sep  WDCL Div Three Mercia C vs Oscott B
Wed 18 Sep  BDCL Div Four Solihull vs Mercia B
Mon 23 Sep  WDCL Div Three St George's vs Mercia C
Tue 24 Sep  WDCL Div Three Mercia C vs Walsall Kipping B
Tue 01 Oct  BDCL Townshend Mercia B vs Warley Quinborne (Round 1)
Tue 01 Oct  WDCL Div Two Mercia B vs Halesowen B Needs to be re-arranged
Thu 03 Oct  BDCL Terrill Shirley and Wythall 3 vs Mercia (Round 1)
Tue 08 Oct  BDCL Div Two Mercia A vs Redditch
Tue 15 Oct  BDCL Div Two Mercia A vs Stourbridge
Tue 22 Oct  WDCL Humphreys Mercia vs Walsall Kipping (Quarter final)
Thu 24 Oct  BDCL Div Two Shirley and Wythall vs Mercia A
Mon 28 Oct  BDCL Div Four Sutton Coldfield vs Mercia B
Tue 29 Oct  WDCL Div One Mercia A vs Wolverhampton A
Tue 29 Oct  WDCL Div Three Mercia C vs St George's
Tue 05 Nov  BDCL Div Two Mercia A vs Halesowen
Tue 12 Nov  BDCL Div Four Mercia B vs Kynoch
Tue 26 Nov  BDCL Div Two Mutual Circle vs Mercia A
Wed 27 Nov  BDCL Div Four Oscott vs Mercia B
Tue 03 Dec  WDCL Div One Mercia A vs Lichfield A
Thu 05 Dec  BDCL Div Four Walsall Kipping vs Mercia B
Mon 09 Dec  WDCL Div Two Kidderminster B vs Mercia B
Tue 10 Dec  BDCL Div Two Mercia A vs West Bromwich
Tue 17 Dec    Quickplay Tournament
Thu 02 Jan  WDCL Div Two Wolverhampton B vs Mercia B
Mon 06 Jan  WDCL Div One Stourbridge A vs Mercia A
Tue 07 Jan  BDCL Div Four Mercia B vs South Birmingham
Thu 09 Jan  WDCL Div One Walsall Kipping A vs Mercia A
Tue 14 Jan  WDCL Div One Mercia A vs Telford
Tue 21 Jan  WDCL Div Two Mercia B vs Bushbury A
Wed 22 Jan  BDCL Div Two Solihull vs Mercia A
Tue 28 Jan  WDCL Div Two Mercia B vs Kidderminster A
Mon 03 Feb  WDCL Div Two Rushall vs Mercia B
Tue 04 Feb  BDCL Div Two University of Birmingham vs Mercia A
Wed 05 Feb  WDCL Div Three Stourbridge B vs Mercia C
Tue 11 Feb  BDCL Div Four Mercia B vs Coleshill New date agreed with Coleshill
Wed 12 Feb  BDCL Div Two Oscott vs Mercia A
Thu 13 Feb  BDCL Div Four Shirley and Wythall vs Mercia B
Tue 18 Feb  WDCL Div Two Rugeley vs Mercia B
Thu 20 Feb  WDCL Div Two Lichfield B vs Mercia B
Tue 25 Feb  WDCL Div One Mercia A vs Stafford A
Mon 02 Mar  WDCL Div One Oscott A vs Mercia A
Tue 03 Mar  WDCL Div Two Mercia B vs Brewood
Wed 04 Mar  WDCL Div Three Oscott B vs Mercia C
Thu 05 Mar  WDCL Div Three Walsall Kipping B vs Mercia C
Mon 09 Mar  WDCL Div One West Bromwich A vs Mercia A
Tue 10 Mar  BDCL Div Four Halesowen vs Mercia B
Tue 17 Mar  BDCL Div Four Mercia B vs Greenlands
Tue 24 Mar  BDCL Div Two Olton vs Mercia A
Tue 31 Mar  BDCL Div Two Mercia A vs Sutton Coldfield
Tue 07 Apr  WDCL Div Two Mercia B vs Warley Quinborne B
Date: Tue 20 Aug
Event: Pre-season Captain's Meeting
Date: Tue 03 Sep 
Divn: BDCL Div Two
Result: Mercia A vs Lichfield
Date: Tue 03 Sep 
Divn: WDCL Div Three
Result: Mercia C vs Stourbridge B
Date: Mon 09 Sep 
Divn: WDCL Div One
Result: Warley Quinborne A vs Mercia A
Date: Tue 10 Sep 
Divn: BDCL Div Four
Result: Mercia B vs Stourbridge
Date: Thu 12 Sep 
Divn: WDCL Pittaway
Result: Wolverhampton vs Mercia
Note: (Quarter final)
Date: Tue 17 Sep 
Divn: WDCL Div One
Result: Mercia A vs Halesowen A
Date: Tue 17 Sep 
Divn: WDCL Div Three
Result: Mercia C vs Oscott B
Date: Wed 18 Sep 
Divn: BDCL Div Four
Result: Solihull vs Mercia B
Date: Mon 23 Sep 
Divn: WDCL Div Three
Result: St George's vs Mercia C
Date: Tue 24 Sep 
Divn: WDCL Div Three
Result: Mercia C vs Walsall Kipping B
Date: Tue 01 Oct 
Divn: BDCL Townshend
Result: Mercia B vs Warley Quinborne
Note: (Round 1)
Date: Tue 01 Oct 
Divn: WDCL Div Two
Result: Mercia B vs Halesowen B
Note: Needs to be re-arranged
Date: Thu 03 Oct 
Divn: BDCL Terrill
Result: Shirley and Wythall 3 vs Mercia
Note: (Round 1)
Date: Tue 08 Oct 
Divn: BDCL Div Two
Result: Mercia A vs Redditch
Date: Tue 15 Oct 
Divn: BDCL Div Two
Result: Mercia A vs Stourbridge
Date: Tue 22 Oct 
Divn: WDCL Humphreys
Result: Mercia vs Walsall Kipping
Note: (Quarter final)
Date: Thu 24 Oct 
Divn: BDCL Div Two
Result: Shirley and Wythall vs Mercia A
Date: Mon 28 Oct 
Divn: BDCL Div Four
Result: Sutton Coldfield vs Mercia B
Date: Tue 29 Oct 
Divn: WDCL Div One
Result: Mercia A vs Wolverhampton A
Date: Tue 29 Oct 
Divn: WDCL Div Three
Result: Mercia C vs St George's
Date: Tue 05 Nov 
Divn: BDCL Div Two
Result: Mercia A vs Halesowen
Date: Tue 12 Nov 
Divn: BDCL Div Four
Result: Mercia B vs Kynoch
Date: Tue 26 Nov 
Divn: BDCL Div Two
Result: Mutual Circle vs Mercia A
Date: Wed 27 Nov 
Divn: BDCL Div Four
Result: Oscott vs Mercia B
Date: Tue 03 Dec 
Divn: WDCL Div One
Result: Mercia A vs Lichfield A
Date: Thu 05 Dec 
Divn: BDCL Div Four
Result: Walsall Kipping vs Mercia B
Date: Mon 09 Dec 
Divn: WDCL Div Two
Result: Kidderminster B vs Mercia B
Date: Tue 10 Dec 
Divn: BDCL Div Two
Result: Mercia A vs West Bromwich
Date: Tue 17 Dec
Event: Quickplay Tournament
Date: Thu 02 Jan 
Divn: WDCL Div Two
Result: Wolverhampton B vs Mercia B
Date: Mon 06 Jan 
Divn: WDCL Div One
Result: Stourbridge A vs Mercia A
Date: Tue 07 Jan 
Divn: BDCL Div Four
Result: Mercia B vs South Birmingham
Date: Thu 09 Jan 
Divn: WDCL Div One
Result: Walsall Kipping A vs Mercia A
Date: Tue 14 Jan 
Divn: WDCL Div One
Result: Mercia A vs Telford
Date: Tue 21 Jan 
Divn: WDCL Div Two
Result: Mercia B vs Bushbury A
Date: Wed 22 Jan 
Divn: BDCL Div Two
Result: Solihull vs Mercia A
Date: Tue 28 Jan 
Divn: WDCL Div Two
Result: Mercia B vs Kidderminster A
Date: Mon 03 Feb 
Divn: WDCL Div Two
Result: Rushall vs Mercia B
Date: Tue 04 Feb 
Divn: BDCL Div Two
Result: University of Birmingham vs Mercia A
Date: Wed 05 Feb 
Divn: WDCL Div Three
Result: Stourbridge B vs Mercia C
Date: Tue 11 Feb 
Divn: BDCL Div Four
Result: Mercia B vs Coleshill
Note: New date agreed with Coleshill
Date: Wed 12 Feb 
Divn: BDCL Div Two
Result: Oscott vs Mercia A
Date: Thu 13 Feb 
Divn: BDCL Div Four
Result: Shirley and Wythall vs Mercia B
Date: Tue 18 Feb 
Divn: WDCL Div Two
Result: Rugeley vs Mercia B
Date: Thu 20 Feb 
Divn: WDCL Div Two
Result: Lichfield B vs Mercia B
Date: Tue 25 Feb 
Divn: WDCL Div One
Result: Mercia A vs Stafford A
Date: Mon 02 Mar 
Divn: WDCL Div One
Result: Oscott A vs Mercia A
Date: Tue 03 Mar 
Divn: WDCL Div Two
Result: Mercia B vs Brewood
Date: Wed 04 Mar 
Divn: WDCL Div Three
Result: Oscott B vs Mercia C
Date: Thu 05 Mar 
Divn: WDCL Div Three
Result: Walsall Kipping B vs Mercia C
Date: Mon 09 Mar 
Divn: WDCL Div One
Result: West Bromwich A vs Mercia A
Date: Tue 10 Mar 
Divn: BDCL Div Four
Result: Halesowen vs Mercia B
Date: Tue 17 Mar 
Divn: BDCL Div Four
Result: Mercia B vs Greenlands
Date: Tue 24 Mar 
Divn: BDCL Div Two
Result: Olton vs Mercia A
Date: Tue 31 Mar 
Divn: BDCL Div Two
Result: Mercia A vs Sutton Coldfield
Date: Tue 07 Apr 
Divn: WDCL Div Two
Result: Mercia B vs Warley Quinborne B

Birmingham & District Chess League - Div Two Fixtures

Date BDCL Div Two - Mercia A Comments
Tue 03 Sep  Mercia A vs Lichfield
Tue 08 Oct  Mercia A vs Redditch
Tue 15 Oct  Mercia A vs Stourbridge
Thu 24 Oct  Shirley and Wythall vs Mercia A
Tue 05 Nov  Mercia A vs Halesowen
Tue 26 Nov  Mutual Circle vs Mercia A
Tue 10 Dec  Mercia A vs West Bromwich
Wed 22 Jan  Solihull vs Mercia A
Tue 04 Feb  University of Birmingham vs Mercia A
Wed 12 Feb  Oscott vs Mercia A
Tue 24 Mar  Olton vs Mercia A
Tue 31 Mar  Mercia A vs Sutton Coldfield
Date: Tue 03 Sep 
Result: Mercia A vs Lichfield
Date: Tue 08 Oct 
Result: Mercia A vs Redditch
Date: Tue 15 Oct 
Result: Mercia A vs Stourbridge
Date: Thu 24 Oct 
Result: Shirley and Wythall vs Mercia A
Date: Tue 05 Nov 
Result: Mercia A vs Halesowen
Date: Tue 26 Nov 
Result: Mutual Circle vs Mercia A
Date: Tue 10 Dec 
Result: Mercia A vs West Bromwich
Date: Wed 22 Jan 
Result: Solihull vs Mercia A
Date: Tue 04 Feb 
Result: University of Birmingham vs Mercia A
Date: Wed 12 Feb 
Result: Oscott vs Mercia A
Date: Tue 24 Mar 
Result: Olton vs Mercia A
Date: Tue 31 Mar 
Result: Mercia A vs Sutton Coldfield

Birmingham & District Chess League - Div Four Fixtures

Date BDCL Div Four - Mercia B Comments
Tue 10 Sep  Mercia B vs Stourbridge
Wed 18 Sep  Solihull vs Mercia B
Mon 28 Oct  Sutton Coldfield vs Mercia B
Tue 12 Nov  Mercia B vs Kynoch
Wed 27 Nov  Oscott vs Mercia B
Thu 05 Dec  Walsall Kipping vs Mercia B
Tue 07 Jan  Mercia B vs South Birmingham
Tue 11 Feb  Mercia B vs Coleshill New date agreed with Coleshill
Thu 13 Feb  Shirley and Wythall vs Mercia B
Tue 10 Mar  Halesowen vs Mercia B
Tue 17 Mar  Mercia B vs Greenlands
Date: Tue 10 Sep 
Result: Mercia B vs Stourbridge
Date: Wed 18 Sep 
Result: Solihull vs Mercia B
Date: Mon 28 Oct 
Result: Sutton Coldfield vs Mercia B
Date: Tue 12 Nov 
Result: Mercia B vs Kynoch
Date: Wed 27 Nov 
Result: Oscott vs Mercia B
Date: Thu 05 Dec 
Result: Walsall Kipping vs Mercia B
Date: Tue 07 Jan 
Result: Mercia B vs South Birmingham
Date: Tue 11 Feb 
Result: Mercia B vs Coleshill
Note: New date agreed with Coleshill
Date: Thu 13 Feb 
Result: Shirley and Wythall vs Mercia B
Date: Tue 10 Mar 
Result: Halesowen vs Mercia B
Date: Tue 17 Mar 
Result: Mercia B vs Greenlands

Birmingham & District Chess League - Terrill Trophy Fixtures

Date BDCL Terrill - Mercia Comments
Thu 03 Oct  Shirley and Wythall 3 vs Mercia (Round 1)
Date: Thu 03 Oct 
Result: Shirley and Wythall 3 vs Mercia
Note: (Round 1)

Birmingham & District Chess League - Townshend Trophy Fixtures

Date BDCL Townshend - Mercia B Comments
Tue 01 Oct  Mercia B vs Warley Quinborne (Round 1)
Date: Tue 01 Oct 
Result: Mercia B vs Warley Quinborne
Note: (Round 1)

Wolverhampton & District Chess League - Div One Fixtures

Date WDCL Div One - Mercia A Comments
Mon 09 Sep  Warley Quinborne A vs Mercia A
Tue 17 Sep  Mercia A vs Halesowen A
Tue 29 Oct  Mercia A vs Wolverhampton A
Tue 03 Dec  Mercia A vs Lichfield A
Mon 06 Jan  Stourbridge A vs Mercia A
Thu 09 Jan  Walsall Kipping A vs Mercia A
Tue 14 Jan  Mercia A vs Telford
Tue 25 Feb  Mercia A vs Stafford A
Mon 02 Mar  Oscott A vs Mercia A
Mon 09 Mar  West Bromwich A vs Mercia A
Date: Mon 09 Sep 
Result: Warley Quinborne A vs Mercia A
Date: Tue 17 Sep 
Result: Mercia A vs Halesowen A
Date: Tue 29 Oct 
Result: Mercia A vs Wolverhampton A
Date: Tue 03 Dec 
Result: Mercia A vs Lichfield A
Date: Mon 06 Jan 
Result: Stourbridge A vs Mercia A
Date: Thu 09 Jan 
Result: Walsall Kipping A vs Mercia A
Date: Tue 14 Jan 
Result: Mercia A vs Telford
Date: Tue 25 Feb 
Result: Mercia A vs Stafford A
Date: Mon 02 Mar 
Result: Oscott A vs Mercia A
Date: Mon 09 Mar 
Result: West Bromwich A vs Mercia A

Wolverhampton & District Chess League - Div Two Fixtures

Date WDCL Div Two - Mercia B Comments
Tue 01 Oct  Mercia B vs Halesowen B Needs to be re-arranged
Mon 09 Dec  Kidderminster B vs Mercia B
Thu 02 Jan  Wolverhampton B vs Mercia B
Tue 21 Jan  Mercia B vs Bushbury A
Tue 28 Jan  Mercia B vs Kidderminster A
Mon 03 Feb  Rushall vs Mercia B
Tue 18 Feb  Rugeley vs Mercia B
Thu 20 Feb  Lichfield B vs Mercia B
Tue 03 Mar  Mercia B vs Brewood
Tue 07 Apr  Mercia B vs Warley Quinborne B
Date: Tue 01 Oct 
Result: Mercia B vs Halesowen B
Note: Needs to be re-arranged
Date: Mon 09 Dec 
Result: Kidderminster B vs Mercia B
Date: Thu 02 Jan 
Result: Wolverhampton B vs Mercia B
Date: Tue 21 Jan 
Result: Mercia B vs Bushbury A
Date: Tue 28 Jan 
Result: Mercia B vs Kidderminster A
Date: Mon 03 Feb 
Result: Rushall vs Mercia B
Date: Tue 18 Feb 
Result: Rugeley vs Mercia B
Date: Thu 20 Feb 
Result: Lichfield B vs Mercia B
Date: Tue 03 Mar 
Result: Mercia B vs Brewood
Date: Tue 07 Apr 
Result: Mercia B vs Warley Quinborne B

Wolverhampton & District Chess League - Div Three Fixtures

Date WDCL Div Three - Mercia C Comments
Tue 03 Sep  Mercia C vs Stourbridge B
Tue 17 Sep  Mercia C vs Oscott B
Mon 23 Sep  St George's vs Mercia C
Tue 24 Sep  Mercia C vs Walsall Kipping B
Tue 29 Oct  Mercia C vs St George's
Wed 05 Feb  Stourbridge B vs Mercia C
Wed 04 Mar  Oscott B vs Mercia C
Thu 05 Mar  Walsall Kipping B vs Mercia C
Date: Tue 03 Sep 
Result: Mercia C vs Stourbridge B
Date: Tue 17 Sep 
Result: Mercia C vs Oscott B
Date: Mon 23 Sep 
Result: St George's vs Mercia C
Date: Tue 24 Sep 
Result: Mercia C vs Walsall Kipping B
Date: Tue 29 Oct 
Result: Mercia C vs St George's
Date: Wed 05 Feb 
Result: Stourbridge B vs Mercia C
Date: Wed 04 Mar 
Result: Oscott B vs Mercia C
Date: Thu 05 Mar 
Result: Walsall Kipping B vs Mercia C

Wolverhampton & District Chess League - Pittaway Cup Fixtures

Date WDCL Pittaway - Mercia Comments
Thu 12 Sep  Wolverhampton vs Mercia (Quarter final)
Date: Thu 12 Sep 
Result: Wolverhampton vs Mercia
Note: (Quarter final)

Wolverhampton & District Chess League - Humphreys Trophy Fixtures

Date WDCL Humphreys - Mercia Comments
Tue 22 Oct  Mercia vs Walsall Kipping (Quarter final)
Date: Tue 22 Oct 
Result: Mercia vs Walsall Kipping
Note: (Quarter final)

Public Games

Date Game ECO Comments
13 May 19  Andrew McCumiskey 0-1 Z. Koncki A80  Pittaway final, only a draw was needed! 
21 Sep 17  Chris Cox 0-1 Alex Holowzcak D15   
29 Oct 16  Chris Cox 0-1 Andrew McCumiskey A43   
09 Feb 16  Chris Cox 0-1 Richard Leaper D02   
10 Dec 14  Chris Cox ½-½ Jeremy Humphries A45   
21 Sep 09  Hulley, W. ½-½ Perks, Derek B06  Classic draw 
07 Oct 07  McCumiskey, Andrew 1-0 Laight, Derek B17  Blown opening and recovery 
02 Mar 04  McCumiskey, Andrew 1-0 Peddar, Stefano A47  Tromped! 
13 Jan 04  Andrew McCumiskey 1-0 Roger Grainger A80   
18 Nov 98  Andrew McCumiskey 1-0 Philip Davies A45   
Date: 13 May 19  ECO: A80
Game: Andrew McCumiskey 0-1 Z. Koncki
Notes: Pittaway final, only a draw was needed! 
Date: 21 Sep 17  ECO: D15
Game: Chris Cox 0-1 Alex Holowzcak
Date: 29 Oct 16  ECO: A43
Game: Chris Cox 0-1 Andrew McCumiskey
Date: 09 Feb 16  ECO: D02
Game: Chris Cox 0-1 Richard Leaper
Date: 10 Dec 14  ECO: A45
Game: Chris Cox ½-½ Jeremy Humphries
Date: 21 Sep 09  ECO: B06
Game: Hulley, W. ½-½ Perks, Derek
Notes: Classic draw 
Date: 07 Oct 07  ECO: B17
Game: McCumiskey, Andrew 1-0 Laight, Derek
Notes: Blown opening and recovery 
Date: 02 Mar 04  ECO: A47
Game: McCumiskey, Andrew 1-0 Peddar, Stefano
Notes: Tromped! 
Date: 13 Jan 04  ECO: A80
Game: Andrew McCumiskey 1-0 Roger Grainger
Date: 18 Nov 98  ECO: A45
Game: Andrew McCumiskey 1-0 Philip Davies

News

 adminmercia
Fixtures 2019/20 out!!
01 Jul 19

The BDCL and WDCL fixtures are now available. The Dudley league and Worcester fixture meetings are not until August.


 andrew.mcc
Quickplay 2nd July
03 Jun 19

The date for the postponed Quickplay evening has been fixed at Tuesday 2nd July. Please add this to your diaries!


 andrew.mcc
AGM on Tues 4th June
03 Jun 19

This year’s AGM will take place on Tuesday 4th June. Please add this to your diaries.


 andrew.mcc
50th Party
03 Jun 19

A great night was had by around 30 members, past-members and their partners at the Crown. The annual prize giving took place with Stu D accepting the C-Team player of the year, Dave W the B-team and jointly Andrew M and Tony S the 1st team. The new ‘Derek Perks’ trophy was presented by his widow Barbara to jointly Andrew M and Tony S. There was also a special cake and presentations to founder members Ken F and Barry S. Ex-members who came along for the night included Brian Johnson and Michael McCumiskey.

ClubBarry S and Ken FAndrew M Tony SDave W and BarbaraStu D abd Barbara



 andrew.mcc
WDCL Pittaway loss
03 Jun 19

Mercia lost in the final of the WDCL Pittaway Cup with an all round poor performance. Tony S lost early on quickly followed by Phil H who had dropped a pawing the opening. Dave H on bottom gave some hope of a revival but John P also got ground down. Mike S went a piece for a pawn down and should rightly have lost but in time trouble a draw was agreed. On top Andrew M went a clear pawn up and also a B for a N. He refused the repetitive check and went for a speculative sac. This left him still a pawn up but then after a Q exchange lost the pawn race to the eight and lost a clear win. Jon H agreed a draw having been a R for a B up but could not force the win. Similarly, Lee F looked in the better position but a draw was also given. A narrow loss of just an extra draw would have been enough. Congratulations go to Stourbridge who played the much better chess on the night. Matchcard will be here shortly.


 adminmercia    01 Jul 19
Fixtures 2019/20 out!!

The BDCL and WDCL fixtures are now available. The Dudley league and Worcester fixture meetings are not until August.


 andrew.mcc    03 Jun 19
Quickplay 2nd July

The date for the postponed Quickplay evening has been fixed at Tuesday 2nd July. Please add this to your diaries!


 andrew.mcc    03 Jun 19
AGM on Tues 4th June

This year’s AGM will take place on Tuesday 4th June. Please add this to your diaries.


 andrew.mcc    03 Jun 19
50th Party

A great night was had by around 30 members, past-members and their partners at the Crown. The annual prize giving took place with Stu D accepting the C-Team player of the year, Dave W the B-team and jointly Andrew M and Tony S the 1st team. The new ‘Derek Perks’ trophy was presented by his widow Barbara to jointly Andrew M and Tony S. There was also a special cake and presentations to founder members Ken F and Barry S. Ex-members who came along for the night included Brian Johnson and Michael McCumiskey.

ClubBarry S and Ken FAndrew M Tony SDave W and BarbaraStu D abd Barbara



 andrew.mcc    03 Jun 19
WDCL Pittaway loss

Mercia lost in the final of the WDCL Pittaway Cup with an all round poor performance. Tony S lost early on quickly followed by Phil H who had dropped a pawing the opening. Dave H on bottom gave some hope of a revival but John P also got ground down. Mike S went a piece for a pawn down and should rightly have lost but in time trouble a draw was agreed. On top Andrew M went a clear pawn up and also a B for a N. He refused the repetitive check and went for a speculative sac. This left him still a pawn up but then after a Q exchange lost the pawn race to the eight and lost a clear win. Jon H agreed a draw having been a R for a B up but could not force the win. Similarly, Lee F looked in the better position but a draw was also given. A narrow loss of just an extra draw would have been enough. Congratulations go to Stourbridge who played the much better chess on the night. Matchcard will be here shortly.



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There is limited parking outside the club. Please do not park at the Crown or in The Walk. Street parking right after the club in Tower street is easiest.




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