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Wolverhampton League Formation


Formation of the League

The minutes of the inaugural meeting record:

"Minutes of meeting held on Thursday, March 16th 1945 at 7.15 pm. in Marston Excelsior Canteen, Penn Rd., concerning the inauguration of Wolverhampton and District Chess League.

PRESENT:- Messrs. W.F.Guy representing Walsall Kipping Club; H.G.Owen. (W'ton Kipping Club); E.A.Oliver and A.Whitehouse, (Tipton); F.H.Harper and H.H.Jones (Cannock Chase); K.S.Rock and W.C.Smith, (Marston Excelsior); C.Mattox, (Henry Meadows); F.W.Bennett, (Municipal Secondary School).

After the above had been introduced by Mr Rock, Mr W.C.Smith was elected to the chair for the evening.

Representatives were unanimously in favour of commencing a W'ton & District Chess League.

It was proposed by Mr Guy, and seconded by Mr Harper and the entrance fee to the league be 5/- per team, per annum..."

[16th Mar. 1945]

The First Season (1945-46)

"The following clubs were included in the final fixture list, Cannock Chase, Tipton, W'ton Secondary School, Walsall Kipping, W'ton Kipping, Pale Meadow Social Club Bridgenorth, Marston Excelsior, & Rubery Owen"

[2nd Aug 1945]

The final table for the season showed:-

Pld W D L Pts
Cannock 14 12 1 1 25
Tipton 14 10 1 3 21
Walsall Kipping 14 8 3 3 19
W'ton Kipping 14 8 2 4 18
Secondary School 14 5 2 7 12
Marston Excelsior 14 3 2 9 8
Pale Meadow 14 2 1 11 5
Rubery Owen 14 1 2 11 4

[2nd May, 1946]

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