Worcestershire Chess Association

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Worcestershire Junior Chess


Upcoming junior chess tournaments (green text is a link to organiser or website).

Junior and community chess clubs in Worcestershire


Worcestershire Junior Chess Academy, the longest established junior club in the county, has a history stretching back to 2004. It is open during school terms on alternate Saturday mornings at King's School Worcester. Head coach is Simon Berry. Use the tab at the top to see more information.

Alvechurch Library Chess Club is a community club. Contact Nigel Towers for more information.

Bewdley Chess Club is a community club meeting on Friday lunchtimes. The coach is John Wrench. Use the tab at the top to see more information.

Pebworth Chess Club. Contact Debbie Robinson.

Stourport Chess. Contact the coach John Wrench.

Worcestershire Squad Team for online chess. Worcestershire junior players have an online squad for online tournaments and playing other counties on lichess.org. Contact Nigel Towers, if you would like to play.


Junior players in the news

Worcestershire Squad 4th in Inter-county Team Battle

5 Feb 2024. Two Worcestershire players Ned Guyatt (Worcs Jun Chess Acad) and Eric Gregory (RGS Worcester), scored 20 points from their games. They and Joshua Clarke (The King’s School Worcester on 18 points), featured in the list of the best 10 players in this event.

Juniors find it tough in Division 1

4 Dec 2023. The team ended fifth in the table 1 point behind Cambridgeshire Juniors in spite of again having only four players. Ned Guyatt (Worc Jun Chess Acad) was highest scorer closely followed by Eric Gregory (RGS Worcester).

6 Nov 2023. The team scored 70 points in the Inter-County Division 1 with Eric Gregory (RGS Worcester) the highest scorer, but finished in 7 place an excellent result for the six-player team. If the squad had been able to field a full team of 15 players it could have easily been mid-table.

Juniors help Worcestershire Wolfpack teams

10 Oct 2023. Three junior players have established places in Worcestershire’s online Wolfpack teams that play in the Four Nations’ Chess League. Edward Higgs (Worcester) is the most recently recruited player and he joins Carlos Patterson-Navarro (Malvern) and Samuel Thomas (RGS Worcester and Worcestershire Junior Chess Academy). See Worcestershire Wolfpack results and links to players’ games.

Worcestershire juniors score at Birmingham

8 Oct 2023. Two players from Worcestershire Junior Chess Academy played in the Birmingham Junior congress. Harry Barraclough scored 4 points from his five games and was placed second in the under-11 tournament.

Worcestershire second in Inter-county Team Battle

4 Sep 2023. A rather small squad powered into second position on 44 points just ahead of Nottingham’s Robin Hoods. The battle was won by Hampshire on 75 points. Highest scorer for Worcestershire was Eric Gregory (RGS Worcester) who bagged 20 points. See full results and links to players’ games.

Worcestershire Junior champion

27 Aug 2023. Joshua Clarke (RGS Worcester & Malvern) retained his junior champion title on tie-break from new player Ignacy Zatorski (Worc Jun Chess Acad) and George Charman (Hanley Castle HS).


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Schools with chess clubs including schools entering Worcestershire Megafinal of UK Chess Challenge

Blessed Edward Oldcorne College, Worcester

Christopher Whitehead College, Worcester
King's St Alban's, Worcester

King's School, Kings Hawford, Worcester

King's School Worcester

King Edward VI School Camp Hill, Birmingham

King Edward School Birmingham

Nunnery Wood High School, Worcester


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