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Last updated 13 April 2024

Match results 2023-4 season

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City team news and results

8 Mar 2024. Worcester City lost their away fixture at Malvern in the Championship League. Only Phil Austin and Joe Rastall escaped with draws
28 Feb 2024. Worcester City travelled to play Redditch away for their penultimate match of the season and won 3-2. Boards 1 to 4 drew and captain Rob Sutton was the only player to achieve a win. Board 2 saw a complex game with both players short of time finishing as a draw, both players having a rook and two pawns on the same side of the board.
15 Feb 2024. Worcester scored its second match point with a draw in the away fixture against Longbridge. Joe Rastall was the only Worcester player to win
29 Jan 2024. Worcester lost against Halesowen with only Peter Kitson and Joe Rastall able to get draws.
30 Nov 2023. New player Keith Sorrell was one of three Worcester players to score a draw in this match. Board 1 saw an exciting game in which Joe gave up the exchange.
2 Nov 2023. The city team scored their first match point by drawing at home to Malvern. Board 1 saw an exciting game where Rastall had to lose the exchange to fend off a fierce attack along his second rank, but had chances with two advanced pawns. In the time scramble, Davies won.
19 Oct 2023. In the first home match of the season City lost a hard fought match with Halesowen with the match resut depending on the result on board 2, the only decisive game.
11 Oct 2023. The city team lost away to Kiddrminster. Only captain Roob Sutton was aboe to win.
18 Aug 2023. Six teams entered: Halesowen, Kidderminster, Longbridge, Malvern, Redditch and Worcester. There are ten matches, each team playing the others home and away. Teams have five boards.

Worcestershire Championship League
Worcester City Captain: Rob Sutton
For detailed match results, click on the score in the results column.

Date Home Team Result Away Team Standing
Wed 11th Oct 2023 Kidderminster 3½ - 1½ Worcester City 4th/6
Thu 19th Oct 2023 Worcester City 2 - 3 Halesowen 5th/6
Thu 2nd Nov 2023 Worcester City 2½ - 2½ Malvern 6th/6
Thu 30th Nov 2023 Worcester City 1½ - 3½ Redditch 6th/6
Mon 29th Jan 2024 Halesowen 4 - 1 Worcester City 6th/6
Thu 15th Feb 2024 Longbridge 2½ - 2½ Worcester City 6th/6
Wed 28th Feb 2024 Redditch 2 - 3 Worcester City 6th/6
Fri 8th Mar 2024 Malvern 4 - 1 Worcester City 6th/6
Thu 11th Apr 2024 Worcester City 4½ - ½ Kidderminster 5th/6
Thu 25th Apr 2024 Worcester City 0 - 0 Longbridge  
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Worcester City
Worcestershire Championship League
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Board Worcester City score Kidderminster
1 Mellor, Stephen 1 - 0 Riley, Mark
2 Osbourn, Ed 1 - 0 Varilone, John
3 Rastall, Joe 1 - 0 Barton, Luke
4 Collett, Ray ½ - ½ Wilkes, Brandon
5 Austin, Phil 1 - 0 default
  Totals 4½ - ½  
Played 11 Apr, cumulative MP=6, GP=19½, Place 5th/6
Board Malvern score Worcester City
1 Davis, Lee 1 - 0 Osbourn, Ed
2 Turner, Brian ½ - ½ Rastall, Joe
3 Clarke, Ian 1 - 0 Collett, Ray
4 Herbert, Geoffrey ½ - ½ Austin, Phil
5 Clarke, Joshua 1 - 0 Sutton, Rob
  Totals 4 - 1  
Played 8 Mar, cumulative MP=4, GP=15, Place 6th/6
Board Redditch score Worcester City
1 Lambourne, Dan ½ - ½ Kitson, Peter
2 Evans, Harry ½ - ½ Rastall, Joe
3 Smith, David ½ - ½ Collett, Ray
4 Zbircea, Mihai ½ - ½ Austin, Phil
5 Whitten, Andrew 0 - 1 Sutton, Rob
  Totals 2 - 3  
Played 28 Feb, cumulative MP=4, GP=14, Place 6th/6
Board Longbridge score Worcester City
1 Hurney, Kevin ½ - ½ Kitson, Peter
2 Cartwright, Gavin 0 - 1 Rastall, Joe
3 Woodhouse, Stephen ½ - ½ Collett, Ray
4 Maddocks, Phil 1- 0 Shaw, Tony
5 Bethel, Mark ½ - ½ Sutton, Rob
  Totals 2½ - 2½  
Played 15 Feb, cumulative MP=2, GP=11, Place 6th/6
Board Halesowen score Worcester City
1 Fishburne, Stewart 0 - 1 Mellor, Stephen
2 Edge, John ½ - ½ Kitson, Peter
3 Cooper, David ½ - ½ Rastall, Joe
4 Hadley, Mike 0 - 1 Collett, Ray
5 Jackson, Dale 0 - 1 Sutton, Rob
  Totals 4 - 1  
Played 29 Jan, cumulative MP=1, GP=8½, Place 6th/6
Board Worcester City score Worcester City
1 Rastall, Joe ½ - ½ Hosken, Nigel
2 Collett, Ray 0 - 1 Lambourne, Dan
3 Shaw, Tony 0 - 1 Zbircea, Mihai
4 Sutton, Rob ½ - ½ Towers, Nigel
5 Sorrell, Keith ½ - ½ Whitten, Andrew
  Totals 1½ - 3½  
Played 30 Nov, cumulative MP=1, GP=7½, Place 6th/6
Board Worcester City score Malvern
1 Rastall, Joe 0 - 1 Davies, Lee
2 Collett, Ray ½ - ½ Turner, Brian
3 Sutton, Rob 0 - 1 Clarke, Ian
4 Oxtoby, Scott 1 - 0 Clarke, Joshua
5 Flynn, Seamus 1 - 0 Allsopp, James
  Totals 2½ - 2½  
Played 25 October, cumulative MP=1, GP=6, Place 6th/6
Board Worcester City score Halesowen
1 Rastall, Joe ½ - ½ Edge, John
2 Collett, Ray 0 - 1 Fishburne, Stewart
3 Austin, Phil ½ - ½ Cooper, David
4 Sutton, Rob ½ - ½ Hadley, Mike
5 Oxtoby, Scott ½ - ½ Hazell, Franklin
  Totals 2 - 3  
Played 19 Oct, cumulative MP=0, GP=3½, Place 5th/6
Board Kidderminster score Worcester City
1 Friar, Joe 1 - 0 Kitson, Peter
2 Wrench, John 1 - 0 Collett, Ray
3 Spowart, David 0 - 1 Sutton, Rob
4 Waud, David 1 - 0 Oxtoby, Scott
5 Preece, Alan ½ - ½ Flynn, Seamus
  Totals 3½ - 1½  
Played 11 Oct, cumulative MP=0, GP=1½, placed 4th/6

Rooks team news and results

17 Apr 2024. The Rooks team won their away match against Redditch to confim second place in the table.
4 Apr 2024. The Rooks team defeated Longbridge. Three games were drawn and the winning Worcester player was Joe Rastall.
29 Feb 2024. Worcester Rooks drew with Malvern in the home match.
12 Jan 2024. Worcester Rooks lost against Malvern and are now second in the table.
7 Dec 2023. The Rooks suffered their first defeat and went down to Redditch, but are still top of the table.
28 Sep 2023. Worcester Rooks, playing away, beat Longbridge. Scott and Seamus won their games.
21 Sep 2023. Rooks win first match. The games were more even that the team scores show. Scott was the last to finish converting a R+BP vs R ending and Ray was lucky to be offered a draw by his opponent.
18 Aug 2023. Five teams entered: Longbridge, Malvern, Redditch, Stourbridge and Worcester. There are eight matches, each team playing the others home and away. Teams have four boards with boards 2, 3, and 4 being restricted to players rated below 1850.

Worcestershire Challengers’ League
Worcester Rooks Captain: Scott Oxtoby
For detailed match results, click on the score in the results column.

Date Home Team Result Away Team Standing
Thu 21st Sep 2023 Worcester Rooks 3½ - ½ Stourbridge 1 1st-2nd
Thu 28th Sep 2023 Longbridge 2 1½ - 2½ Worcester Rooks 1st
Thu 7th Dec 2023 Worcester Rooks 1½ - 2½ Redditch 2 1st
Fri 12th Jan 2024 Malvern 2 2½ - 1½ Worcester Rooks 2nd
Thu 29th Feb 2024 Worcester Rooks 2 - 2 Malvern 2 2nd
Thu 4th Apr 2024 Worcester Rooks 2½ - 1½ Longbridge 2 2nd
Wed 17th Apr 2024 Redditch 2 3 - 1 Worcester Rooks 2nd
Wed 22nd May 2024 Stourbridge 1 0 - 0 Worcester Rooks  
 
Worcester Rooks
Worcestershire Challenger’s League
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Board Redditch score Worcester Rooks
1 Zbircea, Mihai 0 - 1 Austin, Phil
2 Atwell, Ben 0 - 1 Shaw, Tony
3 Russell, Scott 1 - 0 Flynn, Seamus
4 Steward, Jamie 0 - 1 Griffiths, Aiden
  Totals 1 - 3  
Played 17 Apr. Cumulative MP=9, GP=16½, Place 2nd/6
Board Worcester Rooks score Longbridge
1 Rastall, Joe 1 - 0 Cartwright, Gavin
2 Sutton, Rob ½ - ½ Woodhouse, Stephen
3 Flynn, Seamus ½ - ½ Maddocks, Phil
4 Luca, Dorin 2½ - 1½ Mark Bethell
  Totals 3 - 1  
Played 4 Apr. Cumulative MP=7, GP=13½, Place 2nd/6
Board Worcester Rooks score Malvern
1 Rastall, Joe 0 - 1 Turner, Brian
2 Austin, Phil ½ - ½ Jordan, Matthew
3 Oxtoby, Scott ½ - ½ Chester, John
4 Higgs, Ed 1 - 0 Allsopp, James
  Totals 2 - 2  
Played 29 Feb. Cumulative MP=5, GP=10½, Place 2nd/6
Board Malvern score Worcester City
1 Turner, Brian ½ - ½ Collett, Ray
2 Jordan, Matthew 0 - 1 Oxtoby, Scott
3 Chester, John 1 - 0 Lee, Chris
4 Allsopp, James 1 - 0 Kirkland, Arnold
  Totals 2½ - 1½  
Played 12 Jan. Cumulative MP=4, GP=9, Place 2nd/6
Board Worcester CityRooks score Redditch
1 Collett, Ray 0 - 1 Smith, David
2 Rastall, Joe 0 - 1 Russell, Scott
3 Sutton, Rob ½ - ½ Whitte, Andrew
4 Oxtoby, Scott 1 - 0 Steward, Jamie
  Totals 1½ - 2½  
Played 7 Dec. Cumulative MP=4, GP=7½, Place 1st/6
Board Longbridge score Worcester Rooks
1 Walsh, Marcus ½ - ½ Rastall, Joe
2 Maddocks, Phil 0 - 1 Oxtoby, Scott
3 Davies, Robert 0 - 1 Flynn, Seamus
4 Angel, Elias 1 - 0 Griffiths, Aiden
  Totals 1½ - 2½  
Played 28 Sep. Cumulative MP=4, GP=6, Place 1st/6
Board Worcester Rooks score Stourbridge
1 Collett, Ray ½ - ½ Wilson, Julie
2 Rastall, Joe 1 - 0 Sharratt, Paul
3 Oxtoby, Scott 1 - 0 Horwill, Eric
4 Flynn, Seamus 1 - 0 Alcock, Steve
  Totals 3½ - ½  

Played 21 Sep. Cumulative MP=2, GP=3½, Place 1st-2nd

Bishops team news and results

7 Mar. 2024. Captain Aiden Griffiths was again the only player to win in the match against Longbridge, but it was enough to win the match.
10 Jan 2024. Only team captain Aiden Griffiths was able to win his game in the away match against Redditch's new signing.
22 Nov 2023. In the first defeat of the season, only Simon Berry was able to draw his game in this away loss to Kidderminster.
26 Oct 2023. Bishops draw with Redditch at home. New member The match was indoubt until Arnold, in a difficult position lost on time on board 2. Paul Serafini won his first game for a Worcester team.
7 Sep 2023. Bishops win on opening night of the season. The team was joined by new player Jacques Olden who won his Board 3 game.
18 Aug 2023. Four teams entered: Kidderminster, Longbridge, Redditch, and Worcester. There are six matches, each team playing the others home and away. Teams have four boards with all players being rated below 1650.

Worcester & District League
Worcester Bishops Captain: Andy Gilhooly/ Aiden Griffiths
For detailed match results, click on the score in the results column.
Date Home Team Result Away Team Standing
Thu 7th Sep 2023 Worcester Bishops 3 - 1 Longbridge 3 1st
Thu 26th Oct 2023 Worcester Bishops 2 - 2 Redditch 3 2nd
Wed 22nd Nov 2023 Kidderminster 2 3½ - ½ Worcester Bishops 2nd
Wed 10th Jan 2024 Redditch 3 2½ - 1½ Worcester Bishops 3rd
Thu 7th Mar 2024 Longbridge 3 1½ - 2½ Worcester Bishops 2nd
Thu 21st Mar 2024 Worcester Bishops 3 - 1 Kidderminster 2 2nd
Worcester Bishops
Worcester & District League
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Board Worcester City score Worcester Bishops
1 Flynn, Seamus 0 - 1 Varilone, John
2 Lee, Chris 1 - 0 Barton, Luke
3 Berry, Simon 1 - 0 Thomas, Paul
4 Griffiths, Aiden 1 - 0 Henry, Cameron
  Totals 3 - 1  
Played 6. Cumulative MP=7, GP=12½, Place 2nd/6
Board Longbridge score Worcester Bishops
1 Bignall, Paul ½ - ½ Flynn, Seamus
2 Hughes, Peter ½ - ½ Kirkland, Arnold
3 Roberts, David ½ - ½ Berry, Simon
4 Street, Gary 0 - 1 Griffiths, Aiden
  Totals 1½ - 2½  
Played 7 Mar. Cumulative MP=3, GP=9½, Place 2nd/4
Board Redditch score Worcester Bishops
1 Stanton, Giles 1 - 0 Lee, Chris
2 Carter, Bob 1 - 0 Kirkland, Arnold
3 Clack, Ian ½ - ½ Berry, Simon
4 Wood, Mark 0 - 1 Griffiths, Aiden
  Totals 2½ - 1½  
Played xxx. Cumulative MP=3, GP=7, Place 3rd/4
Board Kidderminster score Worcester Bishops
1 Varilone, John 1 - 0 Lee, Chris
2 Barton, Luke 1 - 0 Kirkland, Arnold
3 Thomas, Paul 1 - 0 Cleak, David
4 Henry, Cameron ½ - ½ Berry, Simon
  Totals 3½ - ½  
Played 22 Nov. Cumulative MP=3, GP=5½, Place 2nd/6
Board Worcester Bishops score Redditch
1 Flynn, Seamus 1 - 0 Clack, Ian
2 Kirkland, Arnold 0 - 1 Rimmington, Anthony
3 Griffiths, Aiden 0 - 1 Stanton, Giles
4 Serafini, Paul 1 - 0 Carter, Robert (Bob)
  Totals 2 - 2  
Played 26 Oct. Cumulative MP=3, GP=5, Place 2nd/4
Board Worcester Bishops score Longbridge
1 Lee, Chris 0 - 1 Bignall, Paul
2 Flynn, Seamus 1 - 0 Hughes, Peter
3 Olden, Jacques 1 - 0 Collett, Richard
4 Kirkland, Arnold 1 - 0 Tipper, Andy
  Totals 3 - 1  

Played 7 Sep. Cumulative MP=2, GP=3, Place 1st/4

Knights news and results

18 Apr 2024. In the last fixture of their campaign, the Knights lost heavily to Longbridge.
27 Mar 2024. The penultimate fixure with Kidderminster away was drawn with identical results in both legs. Rob Sutton and Dorin Luca won both games.
13 Mar 2024. Worcester Knights suffered defeat in bit legs of their away fixture against Redditch. Only David Cleak was able to win a game.
22 Feb 2024. The Knights team drew the first let, but lost the second against Stourbridge away. Scott Oxtoby won both his games.
25 Jan 2024. In their first match of 2024, the Knights won the first leg and drew the second in the home match against Kidderminster. Joe rastall and Rob Sutton won both their games.
15 Nov 2023. Worcester had a good evenings play at Stourbridge winning both legs of the fixture. Rob Sutton and Chris Lee won both of their games.
5 Oct 2023. The Knights beat Redditch in the second leg and drew in the first. New player Ed Higgs won both his games
14 Sep 2023.The Knights lost to Longbridge in the first fixture. Only Joe Rastall was able to win.
17 Aug 2023. Five teams entered: Kidderminster, Longbridge, Redditch, Stourbridge and Worcester

Rapidplay League
For detailed match results, click on the score in the results column.
Date Home team score 1 score 2 Away team Standing
Thu 14th Sep 2023 Longbridge 4 3 - 1 3 - 1 Worcester Knights 3rd
Thu 5th Oct 2023 Worcester Knights 2 - 2 3½ - ½ Redditch 4 2nd
Wed 15th Nov 2023 Stourbridge 2 ½ - 3½ 1 - 3 Worcester Knights 1st
Thu 25th Jan 2024 Worcester Knights 4 - 0 2 - 2 Kidderminster 3 1st
Thu 22nd Feb 2024 Worcester Knights 2 - 2 1½ - 2½ Stourbridge 2 2nd
Wed 13th Mar 2024 Redditch 4 4 - 0 2½ - 1½ Worcester Knights 3rd
Wed 27 Mar 2024 Kidderminster 3 2 - 2 2 - 2 Worcester Knights 3rd
Thu 18th Apr 2024 Worcester Knights 1 - 3 ½ - 3½ Longbridge 4 3rd
In this league, players on boards 2, 3 and 4 must be rated below 1850. A player rated above 1850 may play on board 1 only. At each fixture, each player has two games, the second with colours reversed. The fixture’s results are scored as two matches.
Worcester Knights: Chris Lee
Rapidplay League
Most recent matches at top. In some matchs an extra boards were played as rated friendly games
not counting to league results and shown in parentheses.
Board Worcester Knights score Longbridge
1 Rastall, Joe (b) ½ - ½ Cartwright, Gavin
2 Sutton, Rob ½ - ½ Woodhouse, Stephen
3 Luca, Dorin 0 - 1 Mutagekar, Chetan
4 Lee, Chris 0 - 1 Maddocks, Phil
  Totals 1 - 3  
Board   score  
1 Rastall, Joe (w) 0 - 1 Cartwright, Gavin
2 Sutton, Rob ½ - ½ Woodhouse, Stephen
3 Luca, Dorin 0 - 1 Mutagekar, Chetan
4 Lee, Chris 0 - 1 Maddocks, Phil
  Totals ½ - 3½  
Played 18 Apr. Cumulative MP=13, GP=30½, Place 3rd/5
Board Kidderminster score Worcester Knights
1 Spowart, Dave 0 - 1 Sutton, Rob
2 Varilone, John 0 - 1 Luca, Dorin
3 Riley,Mark 1 - 0 Lee, Chris
4 Eaton, Alex 1 - 0 Griffiths, Aiden
  Totals 2 - 2  
Board   score  
1 Spowart, Dave 0 - 1 Sutton, Rob
2 Varilone, John 0 - 1 Luca, Dorin
3 Riley,Mark 1 - 0 Lee, Chris
4 Eaton, Alex 1 - 0 Griffiths, Aiden
  Totals 2 - 2  
Played 27 Mar. Cumulative MP=13, GP=29, Place 3rd/5
Board Redditch score Worcester Knights
1 Evans, Harry (b) 1 - 0 Sutton, Rob
2 Zbircea, Mihai 1 - 0 Lee Chris
3 Stanton, Giles 1 - 0 Kirkland, Arnold
4 Clack, Ian 1 - 0 Cleak, David
  Totals 4 - 0  
Board   score  
1 Evans, Harry (w) ½ - ½ Sutton, Rob
2 Zbircea, Mihai 1 - 0 Lee Chris
3 Stanton, Giles 1 - 0 Kirkland, Arnold
4 Clack, Ian 0 - 1 Cleak, David
  Totals 2½ - 1½  
Played 13 Mar. Cumulative MP=11, GP=23, Place 3rd/5
Board Worcester Knights score Stourbridge
1 Sutton, Rob (b) 0 - 1 Sharratt, Paul
2 Oxtoby, Scott 1 - 0 Horwill, Eric
3 Griffiths, Aiden 0 - 1 Loynes, John
4 Berry, Simon 1 - 0 Doran, Ben
  Totals 2 - 2  
Board Worcester Knights score Stourbridge
1 Sutton, Rob ½ - ½ Sharratt, Paul
2 Oxtoby, Scott 1 - 0 Horwill, Eric
3 Griffiths, Aiden 0 - 1 Loynes, John
4 Berry, Simon 0 - 1 Doran, Ben
  Totals 1½ - 2½  
Played 22 Feb. Cumulative MP=11, GP=23½, Place 2nd/5
Board

Worcester Knights

score Kidderminster
1 Lee, Chris (b) 1 - 0 Waud, David
2 Rastall, Joe 1 - 0 Spowart, Dave
3 Sutton, Rob 1 - 0 Varilone, John
4 Oxtoby, Scott 1 - 0 Eaton, Alex
  Totals 4 - 0  
Board   score  
1 Lee, Chris (w) 0 - 1 Waud, David
2 Rastall, Joe 1 - 0 Spowart, Dave
3 Sutton, Rob 1 - 0 Varilone, John
4 Oxtoby, Scott 0 - 1 Eaton, Alex
  Totals 2 - 2  
Played 25 Jan. Cumulative MP=10, GP=20, Place 1st/5
Board Stourbridge score Worcester Knights
1 Wilson, Julie (b) ½ - ½ Rastall, Joe
2 Berridge, Martin 0 - 1 Sutton, Rob
3 Doran, Ben 0 - 1 Lee, Chris
4 Adams, Che 0 - 1 Griffiths, Aiden
  Totals ½ - 3½  
Board Stourbridge score Worcester Knights
1 Wilson, Julie (w) 0 - 1 Rastall, Joe
2 Berridge, Martin 0 - 1 Sutton, Rob
3 Doran, Ben 0 - 1 Lee, Chris
4 Adams, Che 1 - 0 Griffiths, Aiden
  Totals 1 - 3  
Played 15 Nov. Cumulative MP=7, GP=14, Place 1st/5
Board Worcester score Redditch
1 Rastall, Joe (w) 1 - 0 Russell, Scott
2 Collett, Ray 0 - 1 Attwell, Ben
3 Higgs, Edward 1 - 0 Steward, Jamie
4 Griffiths, Aiden 0 - 1 Stanton, Giles
  Totals 2 - 2 Played 5 Oct
Board   score  
1 Rastall, Joe (w) 1 - 0 Russell, Scott
2 Collett, Ray ½ - ½ Attwell, Ben
3 Higgs, Edward 1 - 0 Steward, Jamie
4 Griffiths, Aiden 1 - 0 Stanton, Giles
  Totals 3½ - ½ Played 5 Oct
Played 5 Oct. Cumulative MP=3, GP=7½, Place 2nd/5
Board Longbridge score Worcester Knights
1 Cartwright, Gavin (b) 1 - 0 Lee, Chris
2 Bethel, Mark 0 - 1 Rastall, Joe
3 Maddocks, Phil 1 - 0 Griffiths, Aiden
4 Woodhouse, Stephen 1 - 0 Hesketh, John
  Totals 3 - 1 Played 14 Sep
Board Redditch score Worcester Knights
1 Cartwright, Gavin (w) 1 - 0 Lee, Chris
2 Bethel, Mark 0 - 1 Rastall, Joe
3 Maddocks, Phil 1 - 0 Griffiths, Aiden
4 Woodhouse, Stephen 1 - 0 Hesketh, John
  Totals 3 - 1 Played 14 Sep
Played 14 Sep. Cumulative MP=0 GP=2, Place 3rd/5

 

Wheatley Cup matches

11 Mar 2024. Chris Lee's team journeyed to Wythall to play Shirley & Wythall in a semi-final in this team handicap competition. Chris was the only Worcester player to win. With the over-the-board score being 2-2, Worcester with the lower rated players go forward to the final against Redditch or Kidderminster.

Board Shirley & Wythall Score Worcester
1 Dale, Jonathan 1.0 - 0.0 Oxtoby, Scott
2 Foster, Nigel 0.5 - 0.5 Sorrell, Keith
3 Gilbert, Kim 0.0 - 1 .0 Lee, Chris
4 Asbury, Jon 0.5 - 0.5 Hesketh, John
  handicap 0.0 - 0.1  
  totals 2.0 - 2.1  

 

Summer competitions have not yet been arranged.

Worcester-Ukmerge second chess match 16 Feb 2024

Worcester City is twinned with Ukmerge in Lithuania. Both cities have well established chess clubs and the clubs have played online matches as part of the Twinning programme. The chess club at Ukmerge is called Juodasis Rikis – The Black Bishop. In the first online match last summer, Ukmerge defeated Worcester 42-28. The two teams met again yesterday and Worcester emerged victorious winning by 54 points to Ukmerge's 42.

The format of both matches was a team battle on the lichess server and the playing session was one hour. Unlike an ordinary chess match where players have one game only, in a team battle each player can have as many games as possible within the hour the 'arena' is open. In team battles, there are 2 points for a win and 1 for a draw. Pairing of players was performed online by the chess server.

Players each had 7 minutes for their moves plus an extra 3 seconds for each move. This fast 'rapidplay' chess leads to plenty of upsets. Fifty eight games were played and the ferocity of play resulted in only two drawn games. Worcester's highest scoring player was club president Rob Sutton 12 points followed by Joe Rastall on 10 and new player Dorin Luca with 8 points. Full results and links to game are on lichess.

Name and club opponents and results     Tournament
 

1st

2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th Score Performance
1. Rob Sutton (Worcester) 8 won 6 won 3 won 14 won 12 won 16 won   12 2256
2. Joe Rastall (Worcester) 22 won 8 won 19 won 23 won 8 won     10 2194
3. Martynas Dolmantas(Ukmergé) 20 won 9 won 1 lost 4 won 17 won     8 2042
4. Dorin Luca (Worcester) 15 won 12 won 23 won 3 lost 14 won     8 2040
5. Seiral (Ukmergé) 17 won 10 won 9 won 13 drew       7 2200
6. T0masM (Ukmergé) 9 won 1 lost 10 win 20 won       6 2013
7. Scott Oxtoby (Worcester) 14 won 19 won 16 won 8 lost       6 1967
8. Virginja Savickienė (Ukmergé) 1 lost 11 won 17 won 2 lost 7 won 2 lost   6 1895
9. Simon Berry (Worcester) 6 lost 19 won 3 lost 16 won 15 lost 22 won 5 lost 6 1831
10. Ray Collett (Worcester) 22 won 6 lost 5 lost 22 won 23 won     6 1819
11. Alfie Brazier (Worcester) 8 lost 12 lost 23 won 12 won 16 lost 12 won   6 1727
12. Albinas72 (Ukmergé) 18 won 11 won 4 lost 11 lost 24 win 1 lost 11 lost 6 1674
13. Peter Kitson (Worcester) 16 lost 22 won 15 won 5 drew       5 2049
14. Studiene (Ukmergé) 7 lost 20 won 18 drew 1 lost 17 won 4 lost   5 1585
15. Andrius Kamarauskas(Ukmergé) 4 lost 24 win 9 won 13 lost       4 1974
16. Darkmanitu (Ukmergé) 13 won 9 lost 7 lost 11 won 1 lost     4 1766
17. Chris Lee (Worcester) 23 won 8 lost 5 lost 23 won 14 lost 3 lost   4 1544
18. Rob Walkowiak (Worcester) 12 lost 23 won 14 drew         3 1474
19. DovydasLTU (Ukmergé) 24 won 9 lost 7 lost 20 lost 2 lost     2 1459

20. Aiden Griffiths (Worcester)

3 lost 14 lost 19 won 6 lost       2 1210
22. Rupsys (Ukmergé) 10 lost 2 lost 13 lost 9 lost 10 lost     0 1489
23. Lauris Katinas (Ukmergé) 17 lost 18 lost 11 lost 4 lost 17 lost 2 lost 10 lost 0 1323
24. Seamus Flynn (Worcester) 19 lost 15 lost 12 lost         0 1224

 

 

 

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