Welcome

Sadly due to the current situation regarding the Coronavirus and in line with the Goverments guidelines Solihull Chess Club is now closed until further notice.

Keep safe everyone.


We have played online league matches, with two teams in the WMA Spring and Summer Leagues on Chess.com. For further information on any online chess competitions, whilst the club is closed, please contact Julian Summerfield juliansummerfield@btinternet.com


Welcome to Solihull Chess Club.

The Club has been established since 1949.

This year we have expanded yet again introducing a Junior Chess Club  for 8 to 15 years of age. Meeting each Wednesday 6pm to 7.15pm.

Solihull Senior Chess Club currently has over fifty members who represent eight teams in the Birmingham League and seven teams in the Leamington League. We play in a wide range of league divisions which enables the club to cater to all playing strengths from beginner to expert.

The club welcomes chess players of all abilities, whether you wish to play competitive matches or enjoy playing social chess in a friendly atmosphere.

Solihull Chess Club members meet every Wednesday at 7.30pm.

For further information please contact

Secretary – John Green Tel: 07975 530977

Chairman - Julian Summerfield   Tel: 07929 111060


Picture Below:   Solihull Members celebrating a successful 2018/19 Season


Blossomfield Club Widney Lane Solihull

About us

Solihull Chess Club is one of the largest Chess Clubs in the Midlands.

The Club meet at 7.30pm every Wednesday evening at the Blossomfield Club Widney Lane Solihull.

Members play socially and competitively.

The Club we have teams in all Divisions of the Birmingham and Leamington Chess Leagues.

All standards of abiltity are catered for and coaching can also be provided.

We also have  Junior Chess club for eight to fifteen year olds.

The Junior Club runs from 6pm to 7.15pm every Wednesday.



Contact us?

 Blossomfield Club Widney Lane Solihull West Midlands, B91 3JY

 Contact: Secretary John Green.

 Phone: 07975 530977

 Email: info@solihull.chessclub.cloud

Contact us

Public Games

Date Game ECO Comments

News

 Julian S
WMA Summer League
17 Oct 20

We entered 2 teams in the Summer League, with the Division 1 side finishing runners up, with 19 points from 14 games, with 8 teams participating. Eric Gibbon achieved an impressive performance of 91%.

Division 2 side performed well despite being heavily out graded and playing against some first teams, finishing 9=, from a field of 10 teams.



 Julian S
Mutual Circle Team Battle Tue 16th June
23 Jun 20

Solihull entered a team into this Blitz competition, with a time limit of 6 minutes and 4 second increments, played over 2 hours. A total of 7 players from our club participated, with some frenetic games. The club finished 5th out of the 6 BDCL clubs which entered.

If Blitz chess is your cup of tea, more events of this nature are likely in the future, if you wish to participate please contact Julian Summerfield 079291110690


 Julian S
WMA Spring League
23 Jun 20

Solihull Division 1 team has just completed their 12 matches in the Spring League and achieved a respectable 16 points finishing 3rd out of 7 teams, just 3 points behind the winners. Andrew McCumiskey recorded an impressive 83%.

Solihull Division 2 team have 4 more matches still to play.

A Summer League is likely to commence in July, where we hope to enter 2 teams again. Should you wish to play please contact Julian Summerfield 07929111060.



 RobinASol1
WMA Spring League
22 Apr 20

Solihull have joined the ECF WMA Spring League the link to this site can be found in the Link tab on the menu bar.

Currently we are playing in two divisions,

The WMA League is played over eight weeks commencing 23rd April 2020 mainly on a Thursday evening commencing at 8.15pm.

Matches played will be 15min game with 10 second increments. Estimated 45 minutes a match.

Please let Julian  Summerfield know if you wish to play.


 RobinASol1
Online Solihull Chess Club
19 Mar 20
Hi all
 
I trust everybody is keeping well in these difficult times.
 
The closure of social venues and the need for some members to self isolate results in members having more time on their hands; there is an  opportunity to continue to play chess online. I fully appreciate chess online is not everybody's cup of tea, although why not give it a try.
 
Firstly you will need to be a member of https://www.chess.com/  Please use your name or initials or picture which identifies you. This website is totally free to join, you can play against players around the world 24/7, with various time controls to suit you.
 
By joining chess.com you can then have access to join the Solihull Chess Club online website   solihull-chess-club   , where you can challenge fellow members of the club. Additionally Redditch, Greenlands and South Birmingham have or are in the process of setting up online teams to play against each other from the comfort of our homes. (other clubs may well follow). If sufficient Solihull members join, we will seek to challenge these other clubs to matches.
 
Rob has kindly agreed to support this project as an administrator.
 
Please let me know if you wish to participate.
 
Thanks
 
Kind Regards
 
Julian



 RobinASol1
Solihull Chess Club Closure
17 Mar 20

Due to the UK current situation regarding the Coronavirus Solihull Chess Club will be closed until further notice.

As recommended by the latest Goverment guidelines.


 Julian S    17 Oct 20
WMA Summer League

We entered 2 teams in the Summer League, with the Division 1 side finishing runners up, with 19 points from 14 games, with 8 teams participating. Eric Gibbon achieved an impressive performance of 91%.

Division 2 side performed well despite being heavily out graded and playing against some first teams, finishing 9=, from a field of 10 teams.



 Julian S    23 Jun 20
Mutual Circle Team Battle Tue 16th June

Solihull entered a team into this Blitz competition, with a time limit of 6 minutes and 4 second increments, played over 2 hours. A total of 7 players from our club participated, with some frenetic games. The club finished 5th out of the 6 BDCL clubs which entered.

If Blitz chess is your cup of tea, more events of this nature are likely in the future, if you wish to participate please contact Julian Summerfield 079291110690


 Julian S    23 Jun 20
WMA Spring League

Solihull Division 1 team has just completed their 12 matches in the Spring League and achieved a respectable 16 points finishing 3rd out of 7 teams, just 3 points behind the winners. Andrew McCumiskey recorded an impressive 83%.

Solihull Division 2 team have 4 more matches still to play.

A Summer League is likely to commence in July, where we hope to enter 2 teams again. Should you wish to play please contact Julian Summerfield 07929111060.



 RobinASol1    22 Apr 20
WMA Spring League

Solihull have joined the ECF WMA Spring League the link to this site can be found in the Link tab on the menu bar.

Currently we are playing in two divisions,

The WMA League is played over eight weeks commencing 23rd April 2020 mainly on a Thursday evening commencing at 8.15pm.

Matches played will be 15min game with 10 second increments. Estimated 45 minutes a match.

Please let Julian  Summerfield know if you wish to play.


 RobinASol1    19 Mar 20
Online Solihull Chess Club
Hi all
 
I trust everybody is keeping well in these difficult times.
 
The closure of social venues and the need for some members to self isolate results in members having more time on their hands; there is an  opportunity to continue to play chess online. I fully appreciate chess online is not everybody's cup of tea, although why not give it a try.
 
Firstly you will need to be a member of https://www.chess.com/  Please use your name or initials or picture which identifies you. This website is totally free to join, you can play against players around the world 24/7, with various time controls to suit you.
 
By joining chess.com you can then have access to join the Solihull Chess Club online website   solihull-chess-club   , where you can challenge fellow members of the club. Additionally Redditch, Greenlands and South Birmingham have or are in the process of setting up online teams to play against each other from the comfort of our homes. (other clubs may well follow). If sufficient Solihull members join, we will seek to challenge these other clubs to matches.
 
Rob has kindly agreed to support this project as an administrator.
 
Please let me know if you wish to participate.
 
Thanks
 
Kind Regards
 
Julian



 RobinASol1    17 Mar 20
Solihull Chess Club Closure

Due to the UK current situation regarding the Coronavirus Solihull Chess Club will be closed until further notice.

As recommended by the latest Goverment guidelines.



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 Blossomfield Club Widney Lane Solihull, West Midlands, B91 3JY, United Kingdom

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