Worcester City Chess Club
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Last updated 16 July 2020

Club Teams

Captain of Bishops team
Worcester Bishops Team Captain
Ray Collett

Worcester City Team Captain
Tony Shaw
KO captain
Captain of Worcester Knock-out Team
Simon Berry

Worcester Pawns Captain
Roger Yates

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OTB fixtures suspended because of coronavirus epidemic

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The club is a founding member of the West Midlands Area League formed in response to the Covid-19 epidemic. The club entered two teams in the Spring league with Rob Sutton acting as captain. See results for the first season, Spring 2020.

Worcester City Team

Worcester City play in Division 1 of the Worcestershire League finished mid-table last season. The team plays the other teams home and away as last season. Tony Shaw is Captain. In the county league, teams have six players in a side. The other teams are: Halesowen A, Malvern and Olton.

Worcester Bishops

At the time of the league’s suspension, the Bishops team had played only three of hte planned Worcester Bishops play in Division 1 of Worcester & District Chess League and were league champions in the 2016-7 season. Captain for the 2019-20 season is Ray Collett. In this tournament, teams have 4 players and there are home or away matches with each of the other teams: Greenlands, Kidderminster Knights, Malvern, Redditch 1A, Redditch 1B and Stourbridge A.

Worcester Pawns

Worcester Pawns play in Division 2 of the Worcester & District League. Roger Yates, is Captain. Teams have four players and it is expected there are single matches with each of the other clubs in the division: Droitwich, Greenlands, Kidderminster Pawns, Kidderminster Rooks, Mercia, Redditch C, and Stourbridge B. Mercia subsequently withdrew from the Division and the Worcester Pawns win did not count in the final abbreviated season.

County Knock-out team

Simon Berry took over for the 2019-20 season in the team knock-out competition for the Wheatley Cup run by Worcestershire Chess Association. The Wheatley Cup is a handicap knock out format and teams have five players. Pairings are expected to be announced during October. Worcester won the cup last season defeating Shirley & Wythall in the final.

2019-20 Fixtures List


Date Team Venue Opponents Result * Score *
Mon 7 Oct Worcester Pawns away Stourbridge B won 3 - 1
Wed 30 Oct Worcester Pawns away Kidderminster Pawns lost 1 - 3
Thu 7 Nov Worcester City home Olton lost 2 - 4
Thu 14 Nov Worcester Pawns home Droitwich won 3½ - ½
Tue 19 Nov Worcester Pawns away Mercia void † 3 - 1
Thu 21 Nov Worcester City home Halesowen A won 3½ - 2½
Thu 28 Nov Worcester Bishops home Stourbridge A lost 1 - 3
Tue 2 Jan Worcester away Shirley & Wythall lost ‡ 2.4 - 5.0
Thu 16 Jan Worcester City home Malvern won 4 - 2
Thu 30 Jan Worcester Pawns home Greenlands lost ½ - 3½
Thu 6 Feb Worcester Pawns home Kidderminster Rooks drew 2 - 2
Tue 11 Feb Worcester Bishops away Redditch1A lost ½ - 3½
Thu 13 Feb Worcester Pawns home Redditch 2 lost 0 - 4
Tue 3 Mar Worcester City away Halesowen lost 1 - 5
* results and scores link to match details
† Mercia withdrew from District Division 2 before completing half of their fixtures
‡ County team handicap competition for the Wheatley Cup. The over-the-board score was 0-5.
Club suspended because of Covid-19 epidemic
The fixtures below have not been played
  Worcester Bishops home Redditch 1B    
  Worcester Bishops away Kidderminster Knights    
  Worcester Bishops home Greenlands    
  Worcester City away Olton    
  Worcester City away Malvern    


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