Greenlands Chess Club



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.