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Last updated 1 October 2018

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Jim KKeene
Worcester Bishops Captain
Jim Keene

Worcester City Captain
Andrew Farthing

Captain of Wocester knock-out team
John Hesketh

Worcester Pawns Captain
Roger Yates

Worcester City Team

Worcester City play in Division 1 of the Worcestershire League finished mid-table last season. The team plays the same clubs home and away as last season. Andrew Farthing is Captain. In the county league, teams have six players in a side. The other teams are: Halesowen A, Halesowen B, Kidderminster I, Malvern and Olton. Read more on the teams’ web page.

Worcester Bishops

Worcester Bishops play in Division 1 of Worcester & District Chess League and were league champions in the 2016-7 season. Captain for the 2018-9 season is Jim Keene. In this tournament, teams have 4 players and there are home and away matches with each of the other teams: Kidderminster Knights, Malvern, Redditch A a, and Stourbridge A. Read more on the teams' web page.

Worcester Pawns

Worcester Pawns play in Division 2 of the Worcester & District League and were runners-up to Stourbridge last season. Roger Yates, is Captain. Teams have four players and it is expected there will be single matches with each of the other clubs in the division: Droitwich, Greenlands, Kidderminster Pawns, Kidderminster Rooks, Mercia, Redditch B, and Stourbridge B. Read more on the teams' web page.

County Knock-out team

John Hesketh remains in charge for the 2018-9 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 have won the cup in three previous seasons, but were defeated in the semi-final last season.

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