Shirley & Wythall Chess Club, as it is called today, has undergone several name changes (mainly driven by changes in venue) over the years. The following table details these name changes and venues:
|1968 (approx)||Solihull Lodge||Peterbrook Primary School, Solihull Lodge|
|1977||Solihull Lodge||The Colebrook Pub, Shirley|
|1999||Colebrook Shirley||The Colebrook Pub, Shirley|
|2000||Shirley||The Shirley Centre|
|2001||Shirley||The Royal British Legion, Shirley|
|2002||Shirley & Lucas||Wythall House|
|2011||Shirley & Wythall||Wythall House|
The club first entered a team in the Birmingham League in 1970-71, with a team in division 4.
In 2003-04 we entered a team in the Leamington League for the first time, with a team in division 2.