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In 2023-2024 we are competing in the Wolverhampton League Division 2, North Staffs League Division 2 & Cannock League Divisions 2, 3 & 4.

The Simon Cup is our primary Standard Play annual tournament - this year it is being played without any handicap over 5 rounds of Swiss with the top 2 players contesting the Final. In addition, we will be holding the inaugural Andrew Leadbetter Trophy for players rated below 1500 ECF to run alongside the Simon Cup.

We are also playing a variety of one off events across the season on Friday evenings when we have no league matches scheduled. All results will be shown in the Events section.

Our first club Summer Rapidplay Tournament was a great success in 2023, & we will run a similar competition annually from now on. The winners were Steve Whatmore (Major) & Thomas Chapman (Minor).

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Autumn Rated Blitz 22.9.23 - 3+2 timing with 7 rounds of swiss was won by Andrew Mowat with 6.5/7.
Autumn Handicap Blitz 6.10.23 - 12 minute games with 6v6, 8v4 or 10v2 minutes per player depending upon rating. 5 rounds of swiss was won by Ken McNulty with 5/5.
Our next club event will be our Christmas Rated Blitz Tournament which will take place on 8.12.23.