New book from Alan Ruffle, Worcestershire player and chess coach
7 Sep. Alan has published a new book The Chess Scene. It is "A light-hearted look at the way the game of chess is played and organised... [It provides]... a streamlined approach to improving the play of a new and enthusiastic novice chess player". Alan formerly played over-the-board for Worcestershire and now plays in the Worcestershire correspondence team. The book is available from the author price £14.99 via Paypal or from Amazon.
Worcester & District Annual meeting
5 Sep. The league decided to follow the example of the County League and move to digital time control. The District League has seven teams in Division 1 and eight play in Division 2. Both divisions play a single round.
County Association and League news
26 Aug. League fixtures list sent to team captains and club secretaries.
22 Aug. The Executive confirmed Worcestershire would field four MCCU county teams in the new season: Minor Counties, u140, u120 and u100. Contact Stephen Woodhouse if you want to be selected to play for the county in Saturday afternoon matches. Four teams enter Division 1 and play a double round tournament. Six teams play a single round in Division 2.