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Club nights Thursday evenings starting 6 January

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Please do not attend if you or a member of your household has Covid symptoms
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Ray Collett
Ray, Hon Secretary & Treasurer



Competition titles in green are links to further information or the event organiser
  • ECF on line tournaments most days and weekends
  • 13 Jan Worcester & Droitwich play Redditch 2 at home
  • Fri, Sat Sun 3-5 Jun. Cotswold Congress at King’s School, Gloucester. Open, Major (u1860) and Minor (u1635) Six rounds, 75min/30 sec.

Early successes for Worcester teams

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.

Tournament win for Matt

7 Nov. Former club player Matt Holmes has taken first shared place in the u1800 tournament held at Witney in a field of 25 players. Matt has had to relocate to take up a new job.

Mixed fortunes for teams in early league results

28 Oct. The newly formed Worcester & Droitwich team hosted its first home match drawing 2 - 2 with Kidderminster Seconds. See details for league matches.
20 Oct. Worcester City team lose to Redditch 1½ - 3½ playing away.

Awards for Sutton and Berry

30 Sep. At the first general meeting of members for 18 months, players confirmed decisions taken during the period of lockdown and to enter two teams in the Worcestershire Chess League for the 2021-2 season. The Division 1 team will be called Worcester City and the Division 2 team Worcester & Droitwich. During the 2021-2 season Droitwich players will join Worcester for league play. Andrew Farthing (President) and Ray Collett (Secretary) were re-elected, and Jim Keene was elected treasurer. Rob Sutton takes the roles of captain of Worcester City Team and Competitions Secretary: Ray Collett capatins the Worcester & Droitwich team. Members honoured president Andrew Farthing by granting him life membership. Rob Sutton was presented with the Gross Cup for captaining the club's online teams in the 2020-1 season and Simon Berry the Dollin Platter for his performance in the Division 2 team last season. Simon Berry, Andrew Farthing, Rob Sutton

Nick Harris Memorial Match

16 Sep. Two ‘All Stars’ teams competed in the inaugural league match of the 2021-2 season at Worcester in memory of Nick Harris. Stourbridge, the visiting team strengthened with players from Kidderminster and Malvern, emerged victorious 3-2. Players used the new slightly faster time control 50 minutes plus 20 seconds increment adopted by the league. This led to some very brisk finishes and disasters with players yet to adapt to the new time control. Results and read more about Nick's achievements as a player and an author.


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