Saturday, 3 November 2018


CHEDDLETON 2.5  /  MEIR 2.5  

Despite a Total Team grade of 577 for Meir versus the Cheddleton heavyweights total grade of 700, Meir were able to prevail under boardcount rules in an evening of Fireworks inside and outside the building!

Unfortunately Martin faced an opponent more than double his grade in John Yee on board 5, but that is inevitable for Meir playing in a match over 5 boards against the bigger clubs.

Somehow Dave Fuller survived a time scramble and managed to draw against Jon Blackburn on Board 4 despite leaving his Queen En Prise  at the end.

Peter and Steve also drew on boards 1  and 3 respectively against Phil Birks and Matthew Carr who we last met at Rugeley in the JACKSON CUP last year.

Finally Clive managed to prevail against Bill Armstrong after surviving early  pressure on Board 2 and enjoyed a rare mating attack! We all know Cheddleton players seem to be schooled in the never resign as the opponent might blunder.

Well done the Team and look forward to playing Newcastle on Monday 18th.March 2019.     

Sunday, 14 October 2018

MEIR 'C' RESULTS _ 2018 / 2019 Season

1st.October -  MEIR 'B' v MEIR 'C'       see MEIR 'B ' for result.


10th. October -  Stafford 'B'  v  Meir 'B'  

Meir were outgraded on every Board fielding a Team graded at 319 against a Stafford side totaling 400  points.

Stuart managed a draw on Board 2 whilst Ewan, Gwyn and Bob all lost on Boards 1, 3 and 4 respectively.

MEIR 'B' Results 2018 / 2019 Season

October 1st - Meir B  v  Meir C

Ewan and Ray drew on Board 1 .

Stuart beat Tony on '2' using his 5 point schedule plan to examine the position on each move!

Martin beat Roger on '3' and Simon beat Dave Hackney on Board '4'.

MEIR A - 2018 / 2019 - Results

Meir A  v  Crewe  B   -   08/10/18

Meir A lost this one 0.5 / 3.5 with Dave Fuller getting the draw on Board.3

Steve , Clive and Ewan losing on Boards 1, 2 and 4 respectively. 

Not an auspicious start!

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

South Potteries Chess Challenge - 2018 _ Fenton v Meir

The annual new Season precursor seems to be getting more of a challenge each year.
This year Fenton won by 6.5  to  Meir's 3.5 which on the basis that Fenton's total gradings were 1275 versus Meir's 881, wasn't surprising!

There were some remarkable performances on the Meir side with Steve beating Gerald Acey giving away 43 grading points and Clive beating Petru Floresc for the second year running whilst being 58 points lower.

Three good draws were achieved by Stuart on board 5 (outgraded by Steve Emmerton 48 points),
Dave Hackney outgraded by Stuart Hull 32 points and Martin outgraded by Ernest Wilkinson 26 points.

The rest of the games went true to form but a good night was had by all.
Many thanks to the Fenton Lads.

Wednesday, 8 August 2018

Meir lose in Jackson Final

In a close run Final the score of 3:1 fails to reflect the tense end when a win on Board 2 would have made the result 2 : 2 and Meir would have won on Board Count!

Friday, 13 April 2018


Meir win through to Jackson Cup Final  by the narrowest of margins :-

The result away to Stafford was a 2:2 draw but Meir won on Board 2 whilst losing on Board 3.

On Board Count used to decide tied results Meir win.

Clive won on Board 2 whilst Peter (Board.1) and Ewan (Board.4) drew. Dave F. was the unlucky loser on Board 3.

Meir march into the Final on 13th.June to play either Cheddleton or Lichfield.

Clear your diaries for a night of excitement!

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

MEIR through to next Round in Jackson Cup

On the 6th. March Meir won 3:1 away from home at Rugeley in the South of the County.

Peter was on top board and won against a higher graded opponent.

Ewan also shone on bottom board but he did play a lesser graded mortal.

Clive and Dave Fuller both drew against higher graded opponents.

The next round is away at Stafford so should be an interesting night especially for Peter.

Well done Team.

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

MEIR 'B' Results - September to December 2017

MEIR 'B' Results - September to December 2017


02/10.            Meir  B   1  -  Meir C   3


  A win for Ewan over Dave H. Otherwise Roger,Bob and           Martin lost to Ray,Eddie and Tony respectively.


11/10.           Meir  B    1  -  Crewe  F   3


  A win for Stuart against PhillipWright was the only bright spot with Ewan, Dave H. and Simon all losing.


16/10.          Meir B  1.5  -  2.5   Cheddleton I


  Roger lost to Colin Abell and Gwyn lost to Josh 

Brown. Bob drew with David Hallen and Martin beat

 Ali Arshad.      


Thursday, 31 August 2017

2017 / 2018 - New Season - Meir Chess Club

Welcome to the 2017 / 2018 Season.

The Season commences with the traditional South Potteries Cup Fixture against Fenton on the 18th. September. It is our turn to host this event and Ray is the Meir Team Captain so he will be chasing round to get the best Team out on the night to attempt to dethrone Fenton who won last year.

This Season we are fielding three teams in the North Staffs. League with Captains as follows:-

Team           Division         Captain

A                        3               Clive Ferry

B                        5               Bob Perry

C                        5               Ray Rhodes

Good Luck to all our players in the new season!