Greenlands Chess Club

Greenlands retain the Nigel Towers Summer Chess Cup 2019 to secure a fifth Trophy since May 2018… our ten player team prevailed 7-3 overall and with a score of 5-1 to Greenlands on the top 6 boards; leaving Redditch to rue the fact some of their top players were missing. 



400 Max Team

Captain Spike Bignall and his squad of Roy Peters, Ian Truscott, Richard Collett, Brian Allsop and Andy Tipper; secured Greenlands our fourth trophy in just over 12 months without even a ball being kicked during the Women’s World Cup Semi Final the same evening of July 2nd 2019.

Taking 4 match points off visitors Warley Quinborne to reach the magical 30 points tally for the Summer League campaign; Greenlands Chess Club eased to the title already knowing that challengers Rushall had been beaten by Solihull the night before, a result which left no doubt the 400 Max trophy was heading to Greenlands.

South Birmingham completed the Division’s fixtures in beating Shirley & Wythall to leapfrog into second place.

Spike’s team had led the way from the outset and maintained supremacy throughout the Summer League season; Spike recovering a lost position in the very last game of an exciting evening, to record yet another famous win in what has been a personal triumph for our Captain. With stats of 10½ from 12 games, an 87.5% return matched by Ian; both players deserve extra credit for their performances. Andy, Richard, Roy and Brian also receive congratulations in what has been a fantastic effort from the whole squad!

Well done to the Green Army, who have once again brought renewed pride back to Greenlands Chess Club – the fourth trophy in recent times representing a habit of winning which is difficult to ignore.





Greenlands narrowly missed out on promotions from Birmingham and District Chess League Divisions 4 & 6 while almost gaining promotion from Worcester & District Chess League Division 2, finishing in 3rd place.


Greenlands Chess Club win the 2018/19 Barrington Plate Trophy


As Greenlands Chess Club grows from strength to strength; the introduction of a new Birmingham and District Chess League Division 6 team; the first new team to have been formed in over a decade; is one example of our Chess Club’s revival.

With one match to play; the League table shows Greenlands providing stiff opposition during a successful season in Division 6 – falling just short of promotion, a tremendous effort from Captain Spike Bignall’s team.

2018-19 TABLES

Matt Rowe wins the Richard Collett Blitz 2018 – seen here receiving his Trophy from Steve.


Greenlands begin hosting Worcestershire and Warwickshire County matches..


Greenlands win the Nigel Towers Summer Chess Cup 2018 – Captain Kevin Hurney seen here receiving the Trophy from Nigel.

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Greenlands bounce back as Champions of Birmingham and District Chess League Division 5 2017/18 Season – Captain Stan Grayland seen here receiving the Division 5 Trophy from Peter Hughes.


Steve Crees becomes Secretary of Greenlands Chess Club May 2018


David Grant and Roy Peters share the Dave Pugh Trophy after a draw in the final – seen here receiving the Trophy from Laurence Wheatley..


Richard Collett wins the Dennis Becket Trophy  – seen here receiving the Trophy from Laurence Wheatley.


Greenlands Chess Club introduce our new Chess Academy!

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Greenlands relegated  to Division 5 – season 2017/18

Steve Crees joins Greenlands Chess Club September 13th 2016 which begins a new era of rejuvenation for the club – nothing will ever be the same again.