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Worcestershire chess teams

Last updated 26 September 2021

County teams

Worcestershire Chess Association currently has two teams in the Midland Counties Chess Union (MCCU), and a correspondence team in the County and District Corrspondence Championships. Stephen Woodhouse is captain of the county first team and Paul Sharratt is captain of the u1650 team. If you would like to be considered for team selection please contact General Secretary Paul Sharratt or the relevant captain.

County First team

Captain Stephen Woodhouse (Greenlands, Tel Birmingham 445 6167)

Worcestershire were joint Midlands county team champions in 2017 and have been Midlands champions five times previously. Having a small population base, Worcestershire have never won the national team title and will enter the Minor Counties competition if successful in the Midlands. Matches have sixteen boards and are usually played on Saturday afternoons with a five hour playing session. Worcestershire play two other teams: Shropshire, and Warwickshire once.

Worcestershire under-1650 team

Acting Captain: Paul Sharratt (Stourbridge, Tel 07515688 795)

Consequent to the change from grades to ratings, Worcestershire entered a team in the u1650 - equivalent to about u127 grade - Midlands competition and decided against entering a third team because many players are reluctant to travel to distant venues during the Covid epidemic.

 

Midlands Counties Team Championship 2021-2
Date Home team Score Away team
Sat 11 Dec Worcestershire   Warwickshire
Sat 8 Jan Shropshire   Worcestershire
Midlands u1650 Counties Team Championship 2021-2
Date Home team Score Away team
Sun 14 Nov Warwickshire   Worcestershire

 

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

Correspondence chess

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. If you are interested in playing correspondence chess next season, please contact team captain Jim Keene.

Click for historical and archived results of county correspondence matches.