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Beth Harmon (pictured above in Queen’s Gambit)
Are you the next Beth Harmon (pictured above in The Queen’s Gambit), Garry Kasparov (former world champion 1985-2000) or simply want to play a friendly game of chess?

Shirley & Wythall Chess Club is a friendly group of keen chess players.

We have four teams in each of the two biggest local leagues, the Birmingham & District Chess League (BDCL), and the Leamington & District Chess League (LDCL). League & Cup matches take place on both Mondays and Thursdays.

We meet every Thursday from 7.30pm at Wythall House, 52 Silver Street, Wythall, B47 6LZ, to exchange ideas, play friendlies and for competitive games.

Newcomers of any ability, age and gender are welcome to come and have a friendly game.

Should you decide to become a member, the annual subscription fee is now only £20

This does not include Bronze ECF membership (required in order to play league games). Chess club members also need to become members of the Wythall Community Club, details of this can be found here.

About

Shirley & Wythall Chess Club is a friendly group of keen chess players. Currently, we have four teams in the Birmingham & District Chess League (BDCL), and three teams in the Leamington & District Chess League (LDCL).

We meet every Thursday from 7.30pm at Wythall House, 52 Silver Street, Wythall, B47 6LZ

Newcomers of any ability, age and gender are welcome to come and have a friendly game.

News

Finally we get to play over-the-board again!

Both our favourite Leagues have re-started:

      • The Leamington & District League 2021-22 season is already under way, with the first league matches complete, and K-O Cup matches coming up next week. We have a team in each division and Cup competition.
      • The Birmingham & District League is in the process of finalising fixtures for the new season, which is planned to get under way in mid-October. League only – no Trophy competitions. We have our usual 4 teams.

In addition, Chris is organising this season’s Club Championship, the first games will take place in the next 2-3 weeks. See the “Tournament” page for details.

We also get to welcome new members, Darren Whitmore, Matthew McHugh, Hok Chiu and Chun Chiu who, like the rest of us, are more than ready for some proper competition!

Join Us

Newcomers of any ability, age and gender are welcome to join.

The annual subscription fee is only £20.

This does not include Bronze ECF membership (required in order to play league games).

Chess club members also need to become members of the Wythall Community Club, details of this can be found here.