Lichfield treasurer, John Fryer, was the top player with the black pieces in the Wolverhampton League last season. He won four matches, drew three and lost only one game. Overall he was the 12th most successful player in the league with both black and white.   xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx The number of chess team in the Midlands … Continue reading Snippets

Let’s call it the Lichfield Cup

Announcing that Lichfield had again won the Pittaway Cup, county competition organiser Frank Wood said Lichfield had won the eight player per team trophy so many times it should be renamed the Lichfield Cup. Lichfield have won the trophy three times in the last six years and 15 times in the trophy’s history.

Child protection

Lichfield’s child protection policy has been enhanced by the formal appointment of secretary David Short as Safeguarding Officer. Brian Homewood is the deputy safeguarding officer and in the absence of both chairman Peter Collins will step in to deal with any incident that might arise. The club insists that juniors are accompanied by a parent … Continue reading Child protection

Simultaneous displays

The first of three summer chess sessions was the best attended in the three years since the summer chess experiment started. Nineteen members, including one newcomer, were present for two simultaneous displays. Ian Kingston took on 10 members, winning six, drawing two and losing two, whilst Mike Hoare conducted a revolving mini-simul against four weaker … Continue reading Simultaneous displays


Although Lichfield’s third team was demoted from Wolverhampton League Division 2, a readjustment of the League’s structure has resulted in reinstatement in Division 2.