Welcome

Welcome to Solihull Chess Club

The club has been established since 1949.

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

Covid-19 precautions currently in place: Temperature check and proof of double vaccination or face mask/guard to be worn whilst in the game room.

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 from 7pm (juniors 8-15 years of age from 6-7pm).

For further information please contact:

Secretary – Penny Wood   tel: 07712 125 905

Chairman  Julian Summerfield   tel: 07929 111 060


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 7pm every Wednesday evening at the Blossomfield Club, Widney Lane, Solihull, B91 3JY.

Members play socially and competitively.

The club we have teams in several divisions of the Birmingham and Leamington Chess Leagues.

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

The Junior Club (8-15 years of age) from runs from 6pm to 7pm every Wednesday.


Contact us?

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

 Contact: Secretary: Penny Wood

 Phone: 07712 125 905

 Email: info@solihull.chessclub.cloud

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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



 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




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

Parking is free at the Blossomfield Club.  Refreshments can be obtained from the Blossomfield Club bar.



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