More About Worcester City Chess Club
Winter Venue (Sep to May). Picture shows the entry to the church precincts from St Stephen's Street and the covered way to the main door of the church hall between the trees towards the left. St Stephen's Church Hall, St Stephen's Street Worcester WR3 7HS. For location map, click here
Summer Venue (Jun to Aug). The King's Head, Sidbury, Worcester WR1 2HU
Aims of the Club
Worcester City Chess Club was 're-founded' in 1837 and is one of the oldest chess clubs in the UK. Its purpose is to: 'promote the art and science of chess by providing facilities for the playing of friendly and competitive chess and other activities'.
Club Honorary Officers
- President and Hon Secretary: Andrew Farthing, 9 Peninsula Road, Brockhill Village, Norton, Worcester WR5 2SE. Tel. 01905 358949
- Treasurer: Ray Collett, 7 Ogilvy Square, Worcester WR3 7LU. Tel 01905 454 754
- Equipment and Competitions Secretary and Webmaster: Ray Collett as above.
- Team Captains: Worcester City Team: Andrew Farthing, tel. 01905 358 949
- Worcester Bishops Captain: Ray Collett, tel. 01905 454 754
- Worcester Pawns Captain: Roger Yates, tel. 01905 351 309
St Stephen's Church Hall is accessible by wheelchair and is open on Thursdays from 7:15pm during the months from September to May. Hot beverages and biscuits are available at reasonable cost. Members may borrow equipment and chess books. The club provides a full range of internal tournaments: All-Play-All and Rapidplay (throughout the season); and three one-night events - variant chess prior to Christmas, Lightning Tournament, Five-minute Tournament. The club notice board gives details for entry to congresses and events throughout England and Wales. Tuition by arrangement.
Full membership is £35 for the year (concessions £23) OR £2 per night. For regular team league play members are strongly encouraged to become members of the English Chess Federation because an extra £2 is charged for each league game played by club members who are not ECF members, Fees include grading for internal tournament games.
Worcester City Chess Club is member of Worcestershire Chess Association and a founding member of Worcester & District Chess League. Through these organisations the club is affiliated to the Midlands Counties Chess Union and the English Chess Federation. Members of the club hold posts in these county, regional and national organisations.
This website is maintained by Ray Collett. There is also members' games and other news at http://www.communigate.co.uk/worcs/worcchess/index.phtml