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Last updated 14 May 2024

Worcestershire over-the-board teams

11 May 2024. Worcestershire first team playing in the national quarter finals of the Minor Counties championship lost 7½-8½ to Sussex in an exciting match at Abingdon, Oxon. See full results.

20 Jan 2024. Worcestershire u1650 team lost 6½-9½ playing away to Lincolnshire. John Varilone (Kidderminster), David Cleak and Simon Berry (both Worcester) and John Loynes, making a welcome return to the team won their games. See score card.

2 Dec 2023. In the fixture to decide Midland Counties' chateam championship, Worcestershire lost narowly to Lincolnshire. The match was played at a neutral venue in Leicestershire. WGM Kata Toma (Worcester), Gavin Cartwright and Phil Maddocks (both Longbridge) won their games. See score card.

21 Oct 2023. Worcestershire u1450 team lost heavily to Staffordshire at Newcaste-u-Lyme. Only captain Aiden Griffiths was able to score. It is likely that WCA will be asked to enter a u1450 team into the national stages as the second MCCU nomination. See results.

19 Jul 2023. At the annual meeting of the association it was agreed to enter three otb teams and Aiden Griffiths (Worcester) was elected captain of the u1450 team. The captains for 2023-4 are: First team - acting captain Paul Sharratt (Stourbridge); u1650 Paul Sharratt (Strourbridge); u1450 Aiden Griffiths (Worcester).


9 Sep 2023. There were a disappointing number of entries for the Midland championships and Worcestershire’s teams play for the Midland titles on the folllowing dates:

Click for archived over-the-board county match results.

Worcestershire online teams

There are three 4-board Worcestershire Wolfpack teams playing in Divisions 4 (teams A and B), and Division 5 (Cadets), of the 4NCL Main Online. Currently the teams are managed by Ray Collett and Colin Vernon. See results in 4NCL season 8.

Worcestershire correspondence team

Worcestershire play in Division 3 of the Counties and District Correspondence Chess Championship for the Butler-Thomas trophy by web server in an eight board match where each player has two games with colours reversed with the same opponent. Match pairings and results. The current competition finishes at the end of November.


Click for historical and archived results of county correspondence matches.


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