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Sun 27 Jan. Warwickshire Junior Congress at Kenilworth School, Leyes Lane, Kenilworth CV8 2DA. From 12noon to 5:00pm, five quick play-rounds (15 min + 10 second increment), with Under-18 and Under-11 graded sections. ECF membership required.

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

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