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Now meeting at St Stephen's

Worcester City Chess Club meets 7:30pm-10pm Thursday evenings
in the chess season at St Stephen's Church Hall, St Stephen's Street,
Worcester WR3 7HS (picture Google Street view modified by John Wrench)

Ray Collett
Ray, Hon Secretary & Treasurer


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Fair start to new season

10 Oct. Bishops draw their District Division 1 away match with Kidderminster Knights.
9 Oct. Pawns beat Greenlands away in their District Division 2 match.
30 Sep. Two matches have been completed. In County Division 1, the City team were lucky to draw with Olton and in the District League Division 2, the Pawns team lost to last year's division champions Redditch B. Already, more rapidplay championship games have been played at the club and the club welcomes three new members: Simon Berry, Matthew Holmes and William Kemp.

Nick Harris Rapidplay Champion

6 Sep. On the first day back at winter HQ, St Stephen's Church Hall, Nick Harris beat Ray Collett in the 2017-8 Rapidplay Final

Colin Vernon wins grading prize at Coulsdon

24 Aug. In the Jessie Gilbert International tournament, Colin scored 2½ points out of 4 to win the under-100 grading prize and took third place in his section.

Stephen Mellor pipped for county championship

19 Aug. Stephen tied with Malvern player Lee Davis on 4 points at the Worcestershire Closed Championship held at The King’s School Worcester, but was just behind on tie-break. Former Worcester player Phillip Austin won the prize for best ungraded player in his first tournament outing for 20 years.

Team captains gain awards at annual meeting

31 May. Andrew Farthing presented the most improved player award - the Dollin Salver - to John Hesketh (left) and the best performance for the Pawns team to team captain Roger Yates (right)

New member Alistair Macnaughton wins club championship

21 May. Final played at Droitwich. Ray chose an unusual line in Bishop's Opening and Alistair soon nulified white's advantage of the move. In an apparently equal and queenless position he found an excellent move to shatter whit'e pawns. From here, Alistair the new member increased his advantage and won pawns in the exchanges into an easily won rook and pawn ending.
10 & 14 May. Semi-final results. New members Alistair and Joe faced each other in the earlier game with Alistair winning on 10 May. In the second semi-final played at Droitwich, Ray beat Nick in a hard fought game.
30 Mar. Championship KO stage Alistair Macnaughton (1st) vs Joe isherwood (player who has played most games and not qualified by score) Nick Harris (2nd) vs Ray Collett (3rd) Rapidplay KO stage Andrew Farthing (1st) vs Ray Collett (player who has played games and not qualified by score) Nick Harris (2nd) vs Rob Sutton (3rd). See details.


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