Worcestershire Chess Association
Last updated 10 Sptember 2022.
Longbridge Chess Club
Austin Sports & Social Club Austin Lounge, 30 Tessall Lane, Longbridge, Birmingham B31 2SF. Car park adjacent to the club. Detailed directions to venue.
Meeting day and time
7pm-10:30pm every Tuesday throughout the year in the Lounge Bar (players must be over 18 years old)
Match nights Thursdays, President's Suite, start 7:15pm
General secretary: Steve Crees, telephone 07932 860 524
Match secretary: Steve Crees, telephone 07932 860 524
Assistant Secretary: Richard Collett, telephone 0121 458 7617.
Teams and Captains of League Teams
Starting time for home matches is 7:15 pm in the President's Suite.
Longbridge plays in Worcestershire championship League, and Worcestershire Challengers' league, Birmingham & District League Divisions 2 and 4, Dudley & District Divisions 1 and 3, in the 2022-3 season.
The academy for juniors meets in the President's Suite every Thursday 5pm to 7pm. Juniors under the age of 18 should be accompanied by a parent or guardian unless otherwise agreed upon by prior arrangement.
The lounge at the Austin Sports & Social Club serves a full range of alcoholic beverages and soft drinks. However, refreshments are not available and cannot be brought across the road to the President's Suite, but can be consumed in the main bar - particularly the case before and after matches. Junior players are welcome to play in formal matches in the President's Suite Thursday evenings.
The club plays in the Birmingham and District Chess League, and is affiliated to Worcestershire Chess Association where we play one team in each of the two divisions. We also play matches online.
We organise Club Tournaments with trophies and prizes; plus, online Tournaments at chess.com
Membership is open to all players of any age, race, gender or orientation - players of any standard are welcome from beginners to experts. All visitors are welcome to come along for a friendly game.
The Club has access for wheelchair users.