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Wolverhampton Chess Club Championship 2021/22:  

Name Group Grade Played Wins Draws Losses Byes Points
Rajeev Raghavan A 1895 3 2 0 0 1 3
Phil Bull A 1936 3 2 0 0 1 2.5
Tony Preece A 1810 3 1 2 0 0 2
Christopher Lewis A 1941 3 2 0 1 0 2
Andrew Adams B UG 3 1 0 1 1 2
Ioannis Stefanis B UG 2 1 1 0 0 1.5
John Lee A 1659 2 1 0 1 0 1
Steve Tarr A 1811 2 1 0 1 0 1
Deividas Tomkus B UG 2 0 0 1 1 0.5
Geoff Rosser B 1630 3 0 1 2 0 0.5
Gordon Sands B 1542 2 0 0 2 0 0
Steve Walker B UG 2 0 0 2 0 0


Round 1
Christopher Lewis    1-0    Geoff Rosser
Chris Cox (withdrawn)     0-1    Rajeev Raghavan
Steve Tarr      1-0    Gordon Sands
Ioannis Stefanis   0.5-0.5    Tony Preece
John Lee    1-0    Steve Walker
Andrew Adams     1-0    Bye
Phil Bull   0.5-0.5    Bye
Deividas Tomkus   0.5-0.5    Bye

Round 2
Steve Tarr 0-1 Christopher Lewis
Rajeev Raghavan 1-0 John Lee
Geoff Rosser 0.5-0.5 Tony Preece
Steve Walker 0 -1 Andrew Adams
Gordon Sands  - Ioannis Stefanis
Phil Bull 1-0 Deividas Tomkus


Round 3
Christopher Lewis 0-1 Rajeev Raghavan
Andrew Adams 0-1 Phil Bull
John Lee  - Steve Tarr
Tony Preece 1-0 Gordon Sands
Ioannis Stefanis 1-0 Geoff Rosser
Deividas Tomkus  - Steve Walker


Round 4
Phil Bull  - Rajeev Raghavan
Steve Tarr  - Tony Preece
Andrew Adams  - Christopher Lewis
John Lee  - Ioannis Stefanis
Gordon Sands  - Deividas Tomkus
Steve Walker  - Geoff Rosser

Please play your match by Friday 26th August



Wolverhampton Chess Club Championship 2022 Rules


Format: The tournament will start with a 5-round swiss comprised of all entrants. The swiss group will then be split into 2 groups by gradings; Group A and Group B. The highest scoring 4 players in group A will compete in a knockout semi-final and final within the Group A knockout. The highest scoring 4 players in Group B will compete in a knockout semi-final and final within the Group B knockout. The lower rated player will have white. In the event of a draw in the knockout stages, whichever player placed higher in the swiss rounds will win. If both players scored the same points in the swiss rounds then their progressive score will break the tie. If the tie break remains another match will be played until a decisive result is achieved.


The winner of Group A knockout will be crowned Wolverhampton Club Champion.


The winner of Group B knockout will be crowned Wolverhampton Club Minor Champion.


Dates: The swiss rounds will run March-July followed by the knockout stages in August/September.


Time Limit: 1 hour 20 minutes + 10 second increment. If both players agree, alternative time controls may be played.

Results: Players should submit their results to the controller without delay.


Grading: Games will be submitted to the ECF for grading


Dates: A target date will be set by which players should endeavor to play their opponent for that round. Players should notify the controller if they can’t play their game before the deadline. If a game has not been played by this date, the controller will estimate the result using the assumption of a win for the higher graded player and a draw for the lower graded player, until the actual match result is submitted.




Wolverhampton Chess Club Championship 2019/20:  

Well done to Frank Wood on a very well played, great game and progressing to the next round after victory against the reigning champion John Mangwengwende.

Wolverhampton Chess Club Championship 2018/19:  

The Final:  Congratulations to John Mangwengwende Wolverhampton Chess Club Champion 2018/19 after beating Chris Cox in the Final.  Well done to Chris Cox on becoming a finalist as that's a great achievement too.











Previous Club Champions


  2018/19 2017/18 2016/17 2015/16 2013/14 2012/13 2011/12 2010/11  
Club   John Mangwengwende     Phil Bull Dave Wightman Paul D Walters (54.5 points) Oladejo Olaleye (107.5 points)  

Spring Rapidplay

        Mike Townsend (4.5/5) Robert Marshall (Quickplay 5/5) Colin Haughton (Quickplay 4/5)  


See Club Honours page for more details of success






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Club Championship News

2011/12 : Club Championship : With the spring Rapidplay taking up the final evening of this year's Club Championship, nobody was able to challenge long time leader Paul Walters' position at the top of the table.  Congratulations to Paul, 2012 Wolverhampton Chess Club Champion, for his hard work during the six months that the competition has run and for some fine wins.  Long time challenger Peter Pearson-Jones came second, with Peter Hubbard taking third place just ahead of Gordon Sands in fourth and Barry Lewis in fifth place.  (See Events 2011/12 Club Championship section for more details and weekly club championship archives)