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Club nights Thursday evenings

At St Stephen’s Church Hall, St Stephen's Street Worcester WR3 7HS from 7:30pm

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Please do not attend if you or a member of your household has symptoms of flu or covid.

Ray Collett
Ray, Hon Secretary


Competition titles in green are links to further information or the event organiser
  • Thu 30 Mar. Club Blitz Championship.
  • Thu 6 Apr. Worcester City play away to Longbridge in the Championship League.
  • Thu 13 Apr. Worcester City play Longbridge away in the Championship League.
  • Sun 7 May. Birmingham UK Chess Challenge Megafinal. for junior players
  • Sat 27 to Mon 29 May. Cotswold Chess Congress at King’s School, Gloucester GL1 2DP. Major, Major (u1860) and Minor (u1635) tournaments, 6 rounds, 75 min + 30 sec increment time control.

Worcester’s latest league results

23 Mar. Worcester Knights ended up even with Stourbridge in the Rapidplay tournament winning the first leg of the fixture and losing the second.. See score card.
16 Mar. Worcester Rooks drew with a strong Redditch team at home. See score card.
7 Mar Worcester City lost playing away to Halesowen. See score card.
3 Mar. Worcester City lost playing away to Malvern. See score card
2 Mar. Rooks draw against Stourbridge. Joe Rastall and captain, Chris Lee, won their games. See score card
23 Feb. Worcester Knights were comprehensively beaten by Kidderminster in the Rapidplay League. See score card.

Worcester players win in county match against against Warwickshire

25 Feb. St Stephen’s Church Hall hosted the Worcestershire - Warwickshire county match. Two club players, Peter Kitson and Ray Collett won thier games and Worcestershire beat local rivals 10½-5½. This win takes Worcestershire into the national quarter finals. See score card.

Worcester’s winning league results

16 Feb. Bishops certain to top District League. The Bishops team beat Longbridge 3-1 at home. Their last fixture, also at home, is against Redditch and the last fixture in the league, but Redditch are 3 points short and cannot catch the Bishops. In the latest match, Scott and Chris won their games. Congratulations to Scott for his team’s win! See score card.
9 Feb. The City team drew the home fixture against Redditch in the Championship League. Ray Collett and Joe Rastall won their games. Ray’s game was a marathon of 118 moves. See match score card.
8 Feb. Worcester Knights drew their first leg of the away fixture against Stourbridge and won the second. Rob Sutton won both his games. See score card.
6 Feb. Worcester Wolfpack teams won in the 4NCL Online league. See score cards.
2 Feb. Worcester Rooks beat Kidderminster at home. This was the team’s first match win of the season and places them fourth in the Challengers League. Joe Rastall, Seamus Flynn and Aiden Griffiths won their games. See score card.

Worcester players in Midland Counties truimph

28 Jan. Arnold Kirkland, David Cleak, Simon Berry and Aiden Griffiths travelled to Stratford-upon-Avon to play Warwickshire in the final match of the under-1650 competition. Worcestershire beat Warwickshire 10-4. David Cleak, and Aiden Griffiths won their games.

League results

27 Jan. Worcester Rooks drew against Malvern in the Challengers League. See score-card.

Wolfpack goes countywide and chalks up three match wins

24 Jan. The 4NCL online season sees three Wolfpack teams and Colin Vernon rejoins as a team manager working with Ray Collett. Worcester Wolfpack 1 won 4-0 aginst Chess Challengers B. Worcester Wolfpack 2. also won 4-0 playing Telepost Dark Knights 2. Three City Club members contributed in team 2: Phil Austin, Tony Shaw and Robin Hayles. Worcester Wolfpack 3 beat Chess Challengers A 2½-1½. City players Seamus Flynn and Colin Vernon won their games. With countywide team membership, results are now published on the county association website. All teams are playing in Division 5 and highest rated players of the squad will play in team 1 to try to get promotion to Division 4. New players have been drawn from clubs across the county. Although Ray Collett and the City Club are administering the teams, the plan is for at least two teams to transfer to the county association for next season starting in September 2023. See score cards.

Busy night at club

12 Jan. A busy night at the club with two matches and social games in play. The City team ran out 3-2 victors against Kidderminster. The first game of the match to finish was captain Rob Sutton, who benefitted from a knight fork early in the middle game. The other games were drawn, but not without interest. The last game to fionish was on board 1 and attracted several spectators. Stephen Mellor and Joseph Friar, with little time left on the clock had a difficult B+N vs R ending. The Worcester Rooks team was less successful losing 1-3 to Longbridge. Worcester's sole winner was new member Joe Rastall playing on board 1. See score-cards.

Club’s newest member scores in Shropshire congress

8 Jan 2023. Joe Rastall celebrated the New Year in fine style scoring 4 points in the Intermediate tournament at Telford and sharing second place with three other players.

Poor league start to New Year

5 Jan 2023. In the first league match of the new Year, City crashed to Malvern 1-4. Only Stephen Mellor and captain Rob Sutton were able to draw.

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