Pictures from Sutton Coldfield Chess Club's present and past

Recent pictures are uppermost, historical pictures are lower down. All may have been reformatted, cropped and variously adapted to suit the website. Acknowledgements are given where possible.

Two Sutton Coldfield CC members were paired against each other in the Coventry Rapidplay Open Section, Sunday 08-December 2019: Marek Soszynski versus Golam Ali (in the red cap). [Picture by Hok Chiu.]


Sutton Coldfield Chess Club's first ever display at New Hall Mill (Walmley) at their open day on Sunday 09-September-2018. [Picture by Neil Owen.]

Sutton Coldfield Chess Club's Cannock League Captain, Marek Soszynski (pictured left) alongside team regular, Nigel Byrne on 29-Mar-2018 showing off their successes of the previous Cannock League season: Division 1, Division 2, and the Cannock Chase Trophy. [Picture by Henrik Stepanyan.]

Club Chairperson Keith Escott (left) and our top-graded player Irvin Ortega with the English Chess Federation, National Club Championships, Open Section trophy board the day after Sutton Coldfield Chess Club retained it (uncontested) in April 2016. [Picture by Marek Soszynski.]

The National Club Championships, Intermediate Section winners, Birmingham, April 2015. From left to right: Alex Holowczak (tournament official), Noel Brown, John Mildenhall (captain), Golam Ali, and Keith Lawson. [Picture by Dave Thomas, reworked by Rob Marks.]

The National Club Championships, Minor Section winners, Birmingham, April 2015. From left to right: Jan Chudzinski, Derek Green (captain), Rob Marks, and Kyri Koni; not pictured: Jason Battersby, Mike Darlow, and Vijay Venugopal. [Picture by Dave Thomas.]

The Club's long-time Treasurer, Marek Soszynski, at Rhyl Congress, May 2013. [Picture by Brendan O'Gorman.] Marek has played at the Rhyl Congress every year since 2003, so 2016 will be his fourteenth consecutive time there.