Humphreys Mer 2½-1½ WQ

Mercia’s U130 team beat Warley Quinborne in the WDCL Humphreys trophy quarter finals last night. With solid draws on the first three boards, Stu D managed to win a long end game to bring home the victory. Non-playing Captain John

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WDCL Div Three Mer B 2-3 Wol B

On a night of what ifs and maybes Mercia B lost a vital match against close rivals Wolverhampton B. On top board John P had a tough game, losing all his pawns he was left with just a R and

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WDCL Div Two Mer 4-2 WQ B

An excellent result tonight against the previously unbeaten WQ B. We only drew with them last year but with Lee moving clubs, this made the difference. Jon H on five could not make headway and took the early draw. John

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WDCL Mer B 4-1 Bsh B

In a feisty match Mercia B overcame a good visiting Bushbury team. Stu D won on bottom board in a very predictable encounter. Wins by Mike S and Barry S on 3 and 4 secured the win. Draws on the

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WDCL Div Four Mer C 3-1 Sto C

Another convincing home win for the table topping C-Team. this time against a full strength Stourbridge side. Dave W is in good form and mated his opponent in under an hour. Draws for Dave H and Chris B secured the

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WDCL Div Four withdrawal

Mercia ‘D’ has been withdrawn from WDCL Div Four. Mercia apologise to all the affected teams in this division and for the inconvenience caused. The reason is lack of player availability particularly for away games.

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WDCL Div Two Mer 4-2 BSM

Mercia moved to the top of division two with a good looking win over visitors Boldmere St Michaels. However, the scoreline masked a few lucky results and once again the top three had to support the bottom three. On bottom

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WDCL Div Three Bsh ½-4½ Mer B

Great performance last night as the B-Team smashed Bushbury second team away from home. John P’s opponent simply missed a back rank mate, Mike S won again (second time in a week) having not won for nearly a decade! What

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WDCL Div Two Rus 2-4 Mer

Mercia ticked off another away win as their recovery from the Kiddy B disaster continued. Rushall fielded almost their strongest side including junior Devan Patel on one. Peter T got into his usual end-game position but the youngster saw a

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WDCL Div Two Lic 1-5 Mer

Mercia’s promotion hopes got back on track as they demolished Lichfield B away 5-1. Just two draws from the lower boards and four good wins on all top boards secured a convincing away victory. Barry S on bottom even agreed

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