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2019-20 Season Fixtures and match results

Last updated 15 March 2020

OTB games suspended in WCA and Worc&DCL

After consultation with other senior officers of the Association and the District Chess League, General Secretary Paul Sharrat has issued the following statement suspending league activities. "Dear Officers and Club Secretaries, In the light of the current Coronavirus pandemic and advice from the English Chess Federation, the officers of Worcestershire Chess Association and the Worcester and District League have decided to suspend all activities in relation to both leagues (including individual competitions) with immediate effect and until further notice. If clubs decide to proceed with fixtures already arranged, any results will not be included in the league structure; and any games played in such circumstances will only be submitted for grading on receipt of requests to that effect from the Secretaries of both participating clubs, as separate submissions on behalf of those clubs. I am sure that you will understand the rationale for this decision; the well-being of our members and their families, and the wider community, must be our prime concern at this time. We look forward to resuming normal activity in better times. Best wishes - Paul Sharratt (General Secretary)"

 

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Halesowen ahead in race to finish line

 

30 Jun, Andrew Farthing reports. Changes to league time controls approved at Annual meeting. After a long debate, new time controls were passed by a large majority. The proposal from Malvern was accepted: 60 minutes plus a 30-second increment per move from the outset, with a back-up available of a simple 90 minutes per player for the entire game (no intermediate time control) where digital clocks are unavailable. The 2019 league champions were Malvern and Halesowen C won Division 2 of the County League last season .

Division 1:

10 Mar. Halesowen win again, this time aginst Malvern, to go into the lead.

3 Mar. Halesowen beat Worcester to draw level and are within one point of catching Olton.

25 Feb. Olton go to the head of the table by beating Halesowen.

16 Jan. Worcester start 2020 well with a win against leaders Malvern, displacing them from the top.

8 Jan. Malvern celebrate the New Year with a good win against Olton and go into the top spot.

29 Nov. Halesowen beat Malvern making for an interesting tussle in the New Year.

21 Nov. Worcester narrowly beat Halesowen.

7 Nov. Olton playing away beat Worcester to go to the top of the table.

1 Nov. At last! The first match result is in. Malvern and Olton draw.

1 Sep. No matches yet. The first one was due is 3 October, but was postponed.

22 Aug. Four teams only this season playing home and away. Halesowen have downsized to a single team in Div 1 and Kidderminster have taken relegation.

 

2019-20 Division 1 Table

Team Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Match
Points
Halesowen 5 3 0 2 18½ 11½ 6
Olton 4 2 1 1 12 12 5
Worcester City 4 2 0 2 10½ 13½ 4
Malvern 5 1 1 3 13 17 3
Notes: * includes match won by default; includes conceded match.

2019-20 Fixtures Division 1

2018
2019 Dates Division 1 FixturesResult
Fri 1 Nov Malvern - Olton 3 - 3
Thu 7 Nov Worcester City - Olton 2 - 4
Thu 21 Nov Worcester City - Halesowen 3½ - 2½
Fri 29 Nov Malvern - Halesowen 2 - 4
2020 Dates    
Tue 7 Jan Olton - Malvern at Greenlands 1½ - 4½
Thu 16 Jan Worcester City - Malvern 4 - 2
Tue 25 Feb Halesowen - Olton 2½ - 3½
Tue 3 Mar Halesowen - Worcester City 5 - 1
Tue 10 Mar Halesowen - Malvern 4½ - 1½
  Olton - Halesowen  
12 Apr Easter Sunday  
  Malvern - Worcester City NEW  
  Olton - Worcester City  
 

 

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Division 2: 2019-20

12 Mar. Greenlands have defaulted their match against Halesowen.

4 Mar. A good night for Kidderminster! Their A team beat Stourbridge and Kidderminster B go further into the lead with an away win against Droitwich

26 Feb. Halesowen beat Stourbridge and go into second position.

19 Feb. Droitwich lose their first match of the season against bottom-of-the-table Kidderminster A.

13 Feb. Kidderminster B go top with a win over Greenlands, but Droitwich have 2 matches in hand.

4 Feb. Kidderminster A, a man down, beat Greenlands

27 Jan. Stourbridge have a win against Kidderminster B
21 Jan. Droitwich top the Division with their first 5-0 league victory for a couple of years with a win against Greenlands

13 Jan. Kidderminster B and Halesowen draw in the fist 2020 Div 2 match

16 Dec. Halesowen beat Kidderminster A and leap up the table, but Stourbridge lead into the new year.

11 Dec. Halesowen draw their away match with Droitwich.

3 Dec. Kidderminster B win against Greenlands

27 Nov. Stourbridge go to the head of the table with a win against Kidderminster A.

20 Nov. Droitwich beat Stourbridge to go top of the table.

28 Oct. Droitwich, a man down, hold Kidderminster A to a draw. The high proportion of drawn matches suggests a tight contest this season.

16 Oct. Droitwich and Stourbridge draw.

1 Oct. Stourbridge beat Halesowen

30 Sep. Kidderminster A draws with Greenlands.

18 Sep. Kidderminster B beats the A team.

10 Sep. First result is in. Halesowen beat Kidderminster B.

22 Aug. Six teams compete playing each other home and away. Kidderminster is the only club with two teams in Div 2.

2019-20 Division 2 Table

Team Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Match
Points
Kidderminster B 8 5 1 2 20½ 19½ 11
Halesowen 7* 4* 2 1 23* 12 10*
Kidderminster A 9 3 2 4 22½ 22½ 8
Droitwich 7 2 3 2 20 15 7
Stourbridge 6 3 0 3 16 14 6
Greenlands 7 1 2 4* 11½ 23½* 4

Notes: * includes defaulted match

2019-20 Fixtures Division 2

2019 Dates Division 2 Fixture Result
10 Sep Halesowen - Kidderminster B 4 - 1
18 Sep Kidderminster A - Kidderminster B 1½ - 3½
30 Sep Kidderminster A - Greenlands 2½ - 2½
1 Oct Halesowen - Stourbridge 2 - 3
16 Oct Droitwich - Greenlands 2½ - 2½
23 Oct Stourbridge - Greenlands 2 - 3
28 Oct Kidderminster A - Droitwich 2½ - 2½
18 Nov Kidderminster B - Kidderminster A 3 - 2
20 Nov Droitwich - Stourbridge 3½ - 1½
27 Nov Kidderminster A - Stourbridge 2 - 3
3 Dec Greenlands - Kidderminster B 2 - 3
11 Dec Droitwich - Halesowen 2½ - 2½
16 Dec Kidderminster A - Halesowen 2 - 3
2020 Dates    
13 Jan Kidderminster B - Halesowen 2½ - 2½
21 Jan Greenlands - Droitwich 0 - 5
27 Jan Kidderminster B - Stourbridge 1½ - 3½
4 Feb Greenlands - Kidderminster A 1½ - 3½
12 Feb Kidderminster B - Greenlands 3 - 2
19 Feb Droitwich - Kidderminster A 2 - 3
26 Feb Stourbridge - Halesowen 1 - 4
4 Mar Droitwich - Kidderminster B 2 - 3
4 Mar Stourbridge - Kidderminster A 1½ - 3½
12 Mar Halesowen - Greenlands 5 - 0 def
  Kidderminster B - Droitwich  
  Greenlands - Stourbridge  
  Halesowen - Kidderminster A  
  Stourbridge - Droitwich  
12 Apr Easter Sunday  
  Greenlands - Halesowen  
  Halesowen - Droitwich  
  Stourbridge - Kidderminster B  
     

Notes:

 

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2019-20 Team Knock-out Competition for the Wheatley Cup

15 Feb. Mercia had to withdraw from the competition and Malvern play a semi-final against Kidderminster.

4 Jan. Greenlands reluctantly decided they had to concede against Kidderminster.

2 Jan. First result in: a crushing win for Wythall against Worcester in revenge for last season's result.

2 Dec. The draw for the tournament is published and clubs asked to complete the quarter final matches before the end of February.

10 Sep. Redditch and Shirley & Wythall has also confirmed their entries.

22 Aug. Droitwich, Greenlands, Kiderminster, Malvern, Mercia, Worcester have already entered. Further entries are expected

 

2019-20 Quarter finals 2019-20 Semi-finals 2019-20 Final
(A) Worcester 2.4 - 5.0 Shirley & Wythall (E) Droitwich - Shirley & Wythall

winner F - winner E

(B) Redditch 3.0 -3.2 Droitwich
(C) Malvern - Mercia. Mercia withdrew (F) Malvern- Kidderminster
(D) Greenlands 0 - 5 ( def) Kidderminster

 

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