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Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Christmas Dinner

The Chess Club Christmas Dinner is on 19th December at the Drovers. It will be preceded by a simul chess competition given by our very own Ifan! The time we sit down to eat is still to be confirmed.

The meal is for club members and their families, and if last year's meal is anything to go by, it will be a great social occasion.

I will need menu choices and a £5 deposit per person by 5th December at the latest.

2 Courses: £12.95
3 Courses: £15.95

(Children's portions are available on SOME meals at a saving of £2 - contact Stephen Dunning for details.)

Friday, 2 November 2018

October Results

CHESTER & DISTRICT LEAGUE

Division 2
Buckley Mold 1 vs Chester 5    Drew 2.5-2.5
Buckley Mold 1 vs Holywell Bishops    Lost 2-3

Division 3
Chester 7 vs Buckley Mold 2    Won 1-3

Division 4
Chester 8 vs Buckley Mold 3    Drew 2-2


WIRRAL LEAGUE

Division 2
Chester F vs Buckley Mold 1    Won 1.5-3.5

Division 3
Chester G vs Buckley Mold 2    Defaulted
Pensby 1 vs Buckley Mold 2    Drew 2.5-2.5

Division 4
Tattenhall vs Buckley Mold 4    Drew 2-2
Buckley Mold 4 vs Chester J    Lost 0.5-3.5

September Results

CHESTER & DISTRICT LEAGUE

Division 2
Chester 4 vs Buckley Mold 1    Won 1.5-3.5

Division 3
Malpas & Oswestry 2 vs Buckley Mold 2    Lost 3-1

Bill Davies Cup
Chester U120 vs Buckley Mold U120    Lost 2.5-1.5


WIRRAL LEAGUE

Division 2
Crewe vs Buckley Mold 1    Lost 3-2

Division 3
Hoylake & Great Meols 3 vs Buckley Mold 2    Won 1.5-3.5

Division 4
Buckley Mold 4 vs Buckley Mold 3    3.5-0.5

Knock Out
Buckley Mold KO vs Wallasey KO 2    Won 6.0-2.5

Wednesday, 1 August 2018

John Coleby Memorial Shield


Ifan Rathbone-Jones being presented with the John Coleby Memorial Shield for being the best youngster in the club, recognising his many outstanding results this year. The shield is presented by Yvonne Coleby, John Coleby's daughter.

Wirral Chess League presentations


Sith Medagedara collecting the winner's trophy for Division 4 on behalf of Buckley Mold 3



Quentin Dodd receiving the winner's shield for Division 3 on behalf of Buckley Mold 2 AND the award for best player in Division 3 with 6/6!

Jim's Extravaganza

Jim’s Extravaganza
Wednesday 5th September

First Round: 7.30 pm
Please arrive earlier to register.

5 rounds Swiss – 15 minutes each for the whole game.

Prizes – but we play for fun!



Membership fees for the 2018/19 season are also due:
Adults £30
Juniors £10
Discounts for those who register with ECF / WCU independently





If anyone has any prizes they can donate, please bring them along.

Thursday, 26 July 2018

ECF Grades

The latest grades are available. They are July grades, so may be updated for the definitive August list. They are here.

Monday, 18 June 2018

Club AGM

All Members:

The club AGM is on Wednesday 20th June at 7.30 pm, meeting at the Drovers.

Please try to be there.

Friday, 25 May 2018

Final Results

CHESTER & DISTRICT CHESS LEAGUE

Division 2
Wrexham 2 vs Buckley Mold 1    Lost 3.5-1.5

Buckley Mold 1 finished 5th

Division 3

Buckley Mold 2 finished 6th

WIRRAL LEAGUE

Division 2
Wallasey 5 vs Buckley Mold 1    Won 1.5-3.5
Buckley Mold 1 vs Crewe    Won 4-1

Buckley Mold 1 finished 2nd

Division 3
Buckley Mold 2 vs Chester G    Won 3.5-1.5
Frodsham vs Buckley Mold 2    Lost 3-2

Buckley Mold 2 won the division

Division 4
Buckley Mold 4 vs Chester K    Drew 2-2
Buckley Mold 3 vs Chester L    Drew 2-2
Chester L vs Buckley Mold 4    Lost 3-1

Buckley Mold 3 won the division
Buckley Mold 4 finished 7th

Knock-out (semi-final)
Buckley Mold 1 vs Hoylake/Great Meols 1    Lost 4.0-5.5
(Buckley Mold 1 had a 2.5 point handicap)

Wednesday, 4 April 2018

March Results

CHESTER & DISTRICT LEAGUE

Division 2
Chester 5 vs Buckley Mold 1    Won 2-3
Frodsham 1 vs Buckley Mold 1    Won 2-3

WIRRAL LEAGUE

Division 2
Buckley Mold 1 vs Wallasey 4    Won 5-0

Division 3
Buckley Mold 2 vs Wallasey 7    Won 4-1
Pensby 2 vs Buckley Mold 2    Won 0.5-4.5

Buckley Mold 2 are CHAMPIONS of Division 3 with two games to go!

Division 4
Chester J vs Buckley Mold 4    Won 1-3

Knock Out
Buckley Mold KO vs Chester KO 2    Won 4-3

Ifan - again!

Ifan Rathbone-Jones adds two more titles to is impressive list of results.

He came equal first in the Welsh U14 championship with 4/5.
He also came equal first in the Welsh U16 championship with 4.5/6

Well done, Ifan!

February Results

CHESTER & DISTRICT LEAGUE

Division 2
Buckley Mold 1 vs Holywell Bishops    Lost 2-3

Division 3
Rhyl & Prestatyn 3 vs Buckley Mold 2    Won 1.5-2.5
Holywell Rookies vs Buckley Mold 2    Drew 2-2

WIRRAL LEAGUE

Division 2
Chester E vs Buckley Mold 1    Drew 2.5-2.5

Division 4
Buckley Mold 3 vs Chester H    Won 4-0
Chester K vs Buckley Mold 3    Won 0-4

January results

CHESTER & DISTRICT LEAGUE

Division 2
Buckley Mold 1 vs Rhyl & Prestatyn 1    Won 4-1
Chester 4 vs Buckley Mold 1    Lost 3.5-1.5

Division 3
Buckley Mold 2 vs Penyffordd    Won 2.5-1.5

WIRRAL LEAGUE

Division 3
Buckley Mold 2 vs Hoylake / Great Meols 3    Won 4-1

Division 4
Buckley Mold 3 vs Chester J    Won 3-1
Malpas & Oswestry 2 vs Buckley Mold 4    Drew 2-2

Tuesday, 23 January 2018

January ECF Grades

The January grades from the ECF are now available here. Ifan Rathbone-Jones is our highest rated player!


Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Club Christmas Dinner

We had a good evening at our Christmas Dinner on 20th December. The food was excellent, as was the company!

December Results

CHESTER & DISTRICT LEAGUE

Division 2
Buckley Mold 1 vs Wrexham 2    Drew 2-2

Division 3
Buckley Mold 2 vs Holywell Rookies    Won 4-0

WIRRAL LEAGUE

Division 2
Hoylake/Great Meols 2 vs Buckley Mold 2    Won 2-3

Division 4
Rhyl & Prestatyn vs Buckley Mold 3    Won 1-3
Buckley Mold 4 vs Pensby 3    Lost 1.5 - 2.5

November Results

CHESTER & DISTRICT LEAGUE

Division 2
Buckley Mold 1 vs Chester 5    Won 3-2
Buckley Mold 1 vs Frodsham 1    Lost 2-3

Division 3
Buckley Mold 2 vs Chester 6    Lost 0-4
Frodsham 2 vs Buckley Mold 2    Lost 1.5-2.5
Holywell Knights vs Buckley Mold 2    Defaulted 4-0
Penyffordd vs Buckley Mold 2    Lost 2.5-1.5

WIRRAL LEAGUE

Division 2
Atticus vs Buckley Mold 1    Won 1-4

Division 3
Wallasey 6 vs Buckley Mold 2    Won 2-3

Division 4
Buckley Mold 3 vs Malpas & Oswestry 2    Won 3.5-0.5

Knock Out
Buckley Mold vs Wallasey 2    Won 5.5-3.0

October Results

CHESTER & DISTRICT LEAGUE

Division 2
Buckley Mold 1 vs Colwyn Bay 2    Won 3.5-1.5
Buckley Mold 1 vs Chester 4    Won 3-2
Rhyl & Prestatyn 1 vs Buckley Mold 1    Lost 3-2

Division 3
Buckley Mold 2 vs Rhyl & Prestatyn 2    Lost 1-3
Buckley Mold 2 vs Malpas & Oswestry 2    Lost 0.5-3.5

WIRRAL LEAGUE

Division 2
Pensby 1 vs Buckley Mold 1    Won 2-3
Buckley Mold 1 vs Wallasey 3    Lost 2-3

Division 4
Chester H vs Buckley Mold 4    Drew 2-2
Tattenhall vs Buckley Mold 3    Drew 2-2
Buckley Mold 4 vs Tattenhall    Lost 1.5-2.5
Pensby 3 vs Buckley Mold 3    Won 1-3