Rugeley Chess Club

Rugeley Chess Club

Updated Wednesday 2nd August 2017

Contact Details

Club Secretary & new members.
Contact Catherine on email at rugeleychessclub@hotmail.com

Daily Puzzle - Shredder

Try your skills on these 3 daily puzzles, just drag and drop the pieces to solve the puzzles.

Calendar.

For the full club diary please click on the link below

2017 - 18 Calendar | Printable Calendar

Daily Puzzle - Gameknot

Rugeley chess club usually meets every week on Tuesdays at the Lea Hall Social Club usually starting about 7:30 pm. We play chess socially for fun and we also participate in local leagues playing chess at various competitive levels.

Whatever your aim is we are sure to be able to satisfy your chess fix so why not pop down and give our club a try?

Interested in checking out the club contact Catherine on email at rugeleychessclub@hotmail.com

Please see the Games tab where the club is building up a library of interesting games for people to review.

How to find us

Lea Hall Colliery Sports & Social Club
Sandy Lane
Rugeley
Staffordshire
WS15 2LB

Please see the "Large Map" for an interactive Multimap of our venue.

Other areas of interest are the latest news and player profiles

Latest News

02/08/2017 Rugeley is Staffordshire Club of the Year

Rugeley was nominated and awarded Club of the Year as we start our 50th anniversary celebrations. Ray Dolan will be presenting us with our trophy in due course.

The Staffordshire County AGM was held on the 18th July 2017 and the minutes can be seen on this link

  • Staffordshire AGM 2017
  • Please note that The Staffordshire Congress is on 16th & 17th September at Leek further details please see link http://Staffscongress2017

    Catherine Hiley, Webmaster

    21/07/2017 FIDE rule changes

    FIDE changes or enhances the chess rules every 4 years. Alex Holowczak has been kind enough to upload his presentation on the website and can be found here http://www.wdclchess.org.uk. Please take some time to look at the presentation and familiarise yourself with some of the new rules, they won't always be required for club matches, but the rules should be known by every chess player.

    Many thanks to Mercia Chess Club and Alex Holowczak for the link.

    Catherine Hiley, Webmaster

    05/07/2017 Rugeley Rapidplay tournament

    This Summer, Rugeley Chess Club has decided to try out a rapidplay tournament. It shall be graded, so it's a bit more serious than a friendly battle (although I'm not sure friendly is the correct description!)

    If you want to check out the pairings and the results you need to click on the following link http://chess-results.com. The link will also be displayed in the club champs tab.

    Catherine Hiley, Webmaster

    27/06/2017 Rugeley archives

    The website naturally goes a bit quieter over the Summer months, even webmasters need a break! However the club is learning a bit more about it's history as we start thinking about celebrating our 50th anniversary. If you have any stories you would like to share we would love to hear from you.

    If you fancy a bit of nostalgia trip to 1999, we feature in Wolverhampton League's archive https://www.wdclchess.org.uk. It features a match when Mercia won Div Two easily in 1998/99 but their one defeat was this match at Rugeley. The game between Andrew McCumiskey against Bill Hulley can be seen too.

    Catherine Hiley, Webmaster

    27/06/2017 Rugeley Rapidplay Club Championship

    The pairings for the Summer Rapidplay Club tournament has been drawn and a print-out can be found at the club. A link to the Chess-Results.com website will be published soon with all the details.

    Matt Carr, Club Tournament Controller

    09/06/2017 Rugeley Club Championship

    The draw for the 2017-18 Rugeley Club Championship has been done and can be found on the Club Champs section of the Website. Pool A is Bill, Patrick, Cath, James and Matt. Pool B, is Rob, Bob, Mike, Tony, Luke and Dave Hadley. Should any other members wish to join the competition please could you inform Matt.

    Matt Carr, Club Tournament Controller

    05/06/2017 Staffordshire Congress 2017

    The Staffordshire Chess Congress will be held at Leek on 16th/17th September 2017. Please click on the link for further info https://www.dropbox.com. It is being run by our very own club member Matthew Carr, I'm sure he would appreciate a good attendance from Rugeley, and it's always good fun.

    Catherine Hiley, Club Secretary

    Latest Games

    - Rugeley players are shown in BLUE or View All Games

    Season Competition Fixture Players Result
    2017 - 18 Club Rapidplay Luke Sullivan v Patrick Waller Luke Sullivan v Patrick Waller (1-0)
    2016 - 17 Club Champs Catherine Hiley v Bob Edgar Catherine Hiley v Bob Edgar (1-0)
    2016 - 17 Club Champs Tony Meakin v Mike Page Tony Meakin v Mike Page (1-0)
    2016 - 17 Club Champs Bob Edgar v Catherine Hiley Bob Edgar v Catherine Hiley (½ - ½)
    2016 - 17 Club Champs Bob Edgar v Catherine Hiley Bob Edgar v Catherine Hiley (1-0)
    2016 - 17 Club Champs Catherine Hiley v Bob Edgar Catherine Hiley v Bob Edgar (1-0)
    2016 - 17 Cannock Div 3 Rugeley v Rushall Luke Sullivan v Josh Hennion (1-0)
    2016 - 17 Club Champs Mike Page v Catherine Hiley Mike Page v Catherine Hiley (0-1)
    2016 - 17 Chase Cup Sutton Coldfield Marek Soszynski v Patrick Waller (½ - ½)
    2016 - 17 Wolverhampton Div 2 Kidderminster A v Rugeley Bob Edgar v John Chester (0-1)
    2016 - 17 Wolverhampton Div 2 Rugeley v Kidderminster B Patrick Waller v Andy Preece (1-0)
    2016 - 17 Cannock Div 3 Rugeley v Lichfield Jamie O'Donovan v Catherine Hiley (0-1)
    2016 - 17 Cannock Div 3 Rugeley v Lichfield Luke Sullivan v Roy Smith (1-0)
    2016 - 17 Cannock Div 3 Geoff Harman v Luke Sullivan Geoff Harman v Luke Sullivan (0-1)
    2016 - 17 Club Champs Patrick Waller v Matt Carr Patrick Waller v Matt Carr (½ - ½)
    2016 - 17 Club Champs Luke Sullivan v Matt Carr Luke Sullivan v Matt Carr (0-1)
    2016 - 17 Wolverhampton Div 2 Lichfield C v Rugeley Bill Hulley v Bernard Baptiste (1-0)
    2016 - 17 Club Champs Rob Fell v Patrick Waller Rob Fell v Patrick Waller (1-0)
    2016 - 17 Club Champs Patrick Waller v Bob Edgar Patrick Waller v Bob Edgar (½ - ½)
    2016 - 17 Club Champs Matt Carr v Patrick Waller Matt Carr v Patrick Waller (1-0)