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Sat 25 May to Mon 27 May. Cotswold Chess Congress at The King's School, Gloucester, GL1 2BG. Morning rounds start at 10am and there are six rounds. Open, Major (u155), and Minor (u125) tournaments. Half point byes available rounds 1-5, bookstall.

Worcestershire Chess News

20 May. Worcester win the Wheatley Cup for the third time in a match against Shirley & Wythall.


Picture Tony Shaw: Worcester’s team captain John Hesketh (left) receives the cup from Laurence Wheatley at Greenlands Chess Club, Longbridge, Birmingham. Worcester won 4.5 - 0.9. See detailed results.

Worcester captain John Hesketh receives cup from Laurence Wheatley

18 May. Worcestershire u140 team beat Hertfordshire 10-6 at a match in Braunstone, Northants in a quarter final national stage match. In the national semi-final, Worcestershire play Essex on the weekend of 8 June. More information on the county teams page....

12 May. Worcestershire Megafinal results. Nearly a hundred junior players converged on The King's School Worcester for a county stage of the Delancey UK Schools Chess Challenge. Winners attending secondary schools were: Viswamedha Nalabotu (KE Camp Hill Sch, Birmingham under-15); Kuderin Abylay (Malvern Coll the under-14), Charlotte Tunley (Blessed Edward Oldcorne Coll, Worcester under-15 girls’), Joshua Clarke (The King’ School, Worcester, under-13) Alexander Ryan (KE Camp Hill Sch, Birmingham, under-12). In the tournaments for players at junior schools, Hallfield School, Edgbaston dominated, and St Mary’s Harborne had winners. Forty players qualified for the Midlands Giga fina to be played at Solihull in July. The tournament was controlled by Alex Holowczak (Warley) assisted by Matthew Carr (Stafford), Ray Collett and Simon Berry (Worcester), Nigel Towers (Redditch) and Lukasz Rybarczyk (Malvern College).

26 Apr, Tony Shaw reports. The Quarter Final national stage match against Hertfordshire for the Worcestershire u140 team will be played on Sat 18 May at Braunstone Village Hall, between Rugby and Daventry NN1 7HW. The start will be 2pm and time control 40 moves in 100min followed by a further 20 min and with a 10s increment per move from move 1.

24 Apr. Halesowen C are 2018-9 League Division 2 Champions. Halesowen won their match to stave off Stourbridge's late challenge.

11 Apr. Malvern are 2018-9 Worcestershire League Champions. In their final match against Worcester City, Malvern won convincingly.

31 Mar. Worcestershire u140 team have been paired with Hertfordshire in the national quarter final match.

23 Mar. Worcestershire first team beat Leicestershire 9-7 away at Sharnford, Leics. This was a fine win against a team that looked certain earlier in the season to win the Midlands county team championship.

23 Mar. Worcestershire decided not to enter a u180 team in the national stage so as to give Worcestershire u140 team and captain Tony Shaw the best chance to win their quarter final match in the national stage.

2 Mar. Worcestershire u140 are Midlands County team champions. Worcestershire beat Nottinghamshire 9-7 away. New captain Tony Shaw has led his team to 5 team wins this season.

23 Feb. Worcestershire u120 team draw 6-6 with Staffordshire to get points on the table.

16 Feb. Worcestershire u120 team lose to Leicestershire.

9 Feb. Worcestershire u140 team draw 8-8 with Derbyshire away.

2 Feb. Worcestershire first team lost away to Nottinghamshire 7-9.

26 Jan. Worcestershire u140 at home beat Lincolnshire 10-6.

19 Jan. Worcestershire first team lost 6-10 to Warwickshire at Greenlands Social Club, Longbridge, Birmingham.

31 Dec, Paul Sharratt reports. Provisional entry for national u180 county team competition. Worcestershire have stated the first team wishes to compete in the national Minor Counties stages if matches in the new year go our way. In the event that the first team does not does not qualify, the county will compete in the u180 national stage for the first time.

8 Dec. Worcestershire u-140 playing at Webheath Redditch, beat Warwickshire 11½-4½. This convincing win puts the u140 team on course for the national stage in 2019.

1 Dec. Worcestershire first team lose 6½-9½ playing Lincolnshire. Geoff Marchant, Lee Davis (both Malvern), Finlay Bowcott-Terry (Halesowen) and Mihai Zbircea (Redditch) won their games.

24 Nov. Worcestershire u140 beat Staffordshire 9½-6½ at Worcester. Harry Evans (Halesowen), David Waud (Kidderminster), John Varilone (Kidderminster), and David Cleak (Droitwich) won their games.

18 Nov. Worcs players in 50+ World Championship at Bled. GM Keith Arkell (Halesowen) and Lee Davis (Malvern) are playing. Keith is seeded 7th and Lee is seeded 70th in a field of over 100. You can follow some games and get all results at

17 Nov. Worcestershire u120 playing away lose to Derbyshire 4½-7½. Monty Woodhouse (Captain, Greenlands) and Simon Berry (Worcester) won their games on boards 5 and 10 against much higher graded opponents. older news