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Ray Collett
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Worcester players at Nottingham

24 Apr. Colin Vernon entered the Minor and new player Hugh Rendle his first competition in the Improvers tournament. Both players finished on 2 points. Hugh acquired his first standard play rating of 1409.

Worcester Wolfpack runners-up in 4NCL Online Division 5

19 Apr. Worcester Wolfpack finished the season in fine style beating Bromley 2½-1½. This placed them in second position behind Beckenham and ensures their promotion to Division 4 for the Summer season. See details.

Team results

5 Apr. In 4NCL Online Division 5, Worcester Wolfpack beat Harrow Juniors first team 2½-1½.
31 Mar. Worcester City beat Malvern in Division 1. See details
23 Mar. Worcester & Droitwich lost the away fixture in Division 2 against Redditch. See details
22 Mar. Worcester Wolfpack drew against East Kilbride Rovers in the 4NCL Division 5 fixture.

Patrick Greenow

17 Mar. We have learned that Patrick passed away peacefully at home on Thursday at the age of 94. Patrick was an honorary life member of the club having served most recently as the club’s treasurer between 2006 and 2010. He was, however, much more active in the management of the city club in the late 1950s and early 1960s having served as the club’s president in 1963 and was club secretary serving as its representative in the county association. Pat played with success on the lower boards of the first team in the late 1950s and won the Woolwich handicap trophy in 1983 and the 5-minute tournament the following season. He was also team Captain or Vice-captain of a team in the lower division of the district league in the early 1980s. Pat has been missed since having to give up attending the club a few years ago after an episode of ill-health. Never complaining and always a gentleman, Pat was one of the stalwarts that ensured Worcester chess thrived. In addition to chess, Pat was a noted local watercolourist and for a few years was Churchwarden for St Stephen’s Parish Church. He taught water colour to classes of the University of the Third Age for several years and exhibited with the Worcester Society of Artists. Patrick is survived by his wife Vivien, children Jeremy, Charles, Cecily and grandchildren to whom we extend heartfelt condolences.

Pat Greenow in 2003
Pat Greenow in 2003

Worcester teams’ results

8 Mar. Worcester Wolfpack drew with Beckenham in the Online Four Nations Chess League Division 5 and remain top of the division.
3 Mar. Worcester City lost at home to Redditch in Division 1. Ray Collett was the only Worcester winner.
22 Feb. Worcester Wolfpack beat Cork B 3-1 in the 4NCL Div 5 online match.
18 Feb. Worcester City lost 2-3 in the away match against Malvern.
10 Feb. Worcester & Droitwich lost to Longbridge 2 in Division 2 of the Worcestershire League. New player Scott Oxtoby won his first league game.
8 Feb. Worcester Wolfpack won their first online match 2½-1½ against Dundee City E team in 4NCL Division 5. Colin Vernon and Robin Hayles drew their games.
25 Jan. Worcester Wolfpack had a walkover win against Charlton Cobras C who were unable to field a team because they also had over-the-board matches.
19 Jan. Worcester & Droitwich lost away to Kidderinster in the Worcs Division 2 match.

Worcester Wolfpack to enter 4NCL online

20 Jan. With Wolfpack's captain busy with his postgraduate course, Ray Collett has entered a Worcester Wolfpack 4-player team in the 5th 4NCL online club season. Colin Vernon founded the online Wolfpack teams in 4NCL with players he had met in Coulsdon Chess congresses, but has too little time to lead the team in the fifth season. Ray offered to lead a single team and the Worcester Wolfpack has inherited players from the former Wolfpack teams, which included three Worcester players Collett, Hayles and Vernon. It is likely that the team will iclude a mix of former Wolfpack players and some additional players from Worcester. All matches are on Tuesday evenings and games have a classical time control of 45min + 15seconds.

Worcester teams in county chess league

19 Jan. Worcester & Droitwch lost 1-3 in their first home fixture of the New Year.
6 Jan. Worcester continued its good form into the New Year with a 3-2 win against Kidderminster.
20 Dec. The away match against Halesowen is postponed because of Covid concerns.
9 Dec Worcester & Droitwich team beat Stourbridge 2½ - 1½.
18 Nov. Worcester City beat Longbridge 3-2 to go to the top of the table.
11 Nov. The Division 2 Worcester & Droitwich team beat Stourbridge away 2½ - 1½ and are at the top of the division 2 table. See details for league matches.
3 Nov. Worcester City team beat Kidderminster away 3 - 3 to join Redditch at the top of the table.

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