Stourbridge are 2012-3 League champions
Division 2 was won by Warley Quinborne and Division 3 by new entrants Brewood.
For (nearly) full information on the season's results visit the links for:
2012-13 Division 1
2012-13 Division 2
2012-13 Division 3
11 Aug. Nic Fallowfield 2nd in u180 at British. Nic, not to be outdone by his son, was placed 2nd to 6th with 3½ points from his five games.
4 Aug.Jeremy Fallowfield in rapid form at Torquay. Jeremy (Stourbridge) finished with 4 points from 6 games placed 8th equal in the first Rapidplay tournament at Torquay in a field led by GM Mark Hebden.
29 Jul. Check your new grade. The new ECF grading list is out. The site has been redesigned making it simpler to check your results. The help file on the site states: "Players are advised to check that their current-season results (as published on this site) are correct. Please check as the season progresses: don't save everything for the July/August logjam. Remember, however, that games will not appear at once. Leagues usually report only twice a year, and congresses vary in promptness. In the case of incorrect or missing results, your first contact should normally be with the organisers of the event. The ECF can only grade what organisers send. But it will always correct errors which can be confirmed by the organiser, by the local grader, or indeed by the opponent. There will be cases where it is best to contact the Grading Administrator direct." DDCL results are graded by Paul Sharratt.
22 Jul. League players win grading prizes at Worcester congress. Andy Lake (Boldmere) won the u151 and Richard Leaper (Mutual Circle) the u126 prize. £500 was raised for Leukaemia CARE.
21 Jul, Ray Dolan reports. Dominic Holmes at Wolverhampton's Chess in the park. Dominic, Staffs under-8 champion, played members of the public at the Wolverhampton Show at Wolverhampton Club's stand organised by Paul Walters. Visit Wolverhampton Club's website for pics of Dominic with Ray Dolan, MCCU CEO. Dominic started playing 3 years ago after visiting Wolverhampton CC's stand at the Wolverhampton Show.
24 May. Stourbridge are league champions. Warley Quinborne are champions In Division 2 and newcomers Brewood win Division 3.
1 Apr. Brewood win Div 3 championship in thrilling match. Division 3 was decided in an exciting match. Details in the match link from the Div 3 page.
17 Feb. Barry Lewis and Derek Laight are stepping down from organising the Wolverhampton Summer League. Please contact Barry (telephone: 01922 479845) if you would like to step into this role.
2 Feb. Bloxwich Juniors give ECF President hard time. Roger Edwards vetured into the lions den of Bloxwich, Walsall juniors for a simultaneous display. Roger took on 17 players with grades going up to 170. Roger won 9 drew 4 and lost to 4. The winning juniors were: Karthik Selvan, Alex Jarvis, Luke Barenbaum, and Dominic Holmes. Roger Edwards, ECF President, did well to hold Manpreet Sangha (graded 170) to a draw. The youngest player to draw was Gurpreet Khangara, who is only 8 years old. Other players drawing with Roger were Aaron Cowley, and Jay Sanga. Winning juniors received book prizes presented by local Councillor Julie Fitzpatrick. Pictures are on the ECF website. The event was organised by Eunice and Ray Dolan.
24 Dec. League Division leaders. Stourbridge lead Division 1, Halesowen Division 2 and new team Brewwod lead Division 3.
9 Dec. Birmingham checkmates at Worcester. Luke Smith (Birmingham Checkmates) was third in the Worcester Junior Congress and Cameron Westwood captained a Birmingham Checkmates team to the bronze medal position.
17 Nov. West Midlands Medley beat Bloxwich Juniors 14-3. Organiser Ray Dolan and Controller Peter Broomhall thank players from Wolverhampton, Brewood, Mercia, and Walsall Kipping clubs in the league and their junior opponents..
6-7 Oct. Pavel Besedin wins Open at Dudley Chess Congress.
8 Sep. First league match result. The first 2012-13 league result is in, featuring a rare instance of a gender balance. See Division 3 page.
5 Sep. First match 6 September! Click the Menu buttons on the left to see 2012-13 dates
16-24 Aug. Young Leo Tsoi of Boldmere St Michaels represents England in Boys under-14 at Prague.
8 Aug. At the Annual General Meeting, Brewood were admitted to the League and will play in Division 3 in the coming season. David Scriven begins the second year as President, and John Fahy is General Secretary. Tthe league rules were tweaked, the consitution agreed and ECF membership scheme discussed all within the space of an hour. Click the "about" menu button on the left for links to a copy of the constitution and league rules.
Please use the "Archive" menu button or the 2011-12 season buttons on the left.