Worcs Chess

2018-9 season

Upcoming Congresses and Events

Words in blue are hyperlinks to entry forms, congress websites or organisers' e-mails.

  • Volunteers required for Chess in Schools & Communities please contact John Wrench West Midlands organiser.
  • Thu-Sun, 4-6 Apr, English Seniors Championships at St John's Hotel, Warwick Road, Solihull B91 1AT. Two categories over-50 and over-65, six rounds, half-point byes available except for final round, 90 min plus 30 sec increment. ECF gold membership recommended.
  • Sat 25 May to Mon 27 May. Cotswold Chess Congress at The King's School, Gloucester, GL1 2BG. Morning rounds start at 10am and there are six rounds. Open, Major (u155), and Minor (u125) tournaments. Half point byes available rounds 1-5, bookstall.


21 Nov. Halesowen club thanked John Southcote for his work as club secretary over many years. Here is a picture of him with some club members.
18 Oct.. It is with sadness I report the death of Derek Perks, formerly secretary of Mercia CC and one of the most likeable and respected players in the district. He was president of Wolverhampton & District Chess League 2005-7. Outside of chess he was until very recently an automotive engineer. He was a fisherman, a ballroom dancer, played badminton, and a keen follower of cricket and football. A dedicated family man, he leaves wife, son, daughter and grandchildren. Our condolences to his family. See also Wolverhampton League website.
12 Sep. First league result from Div 3.
27 Aug. 2018-19 Fixtures lists published.
22 Aug. Annual and Fixtures Meeting. After many years John Fahy stepped down from the role of league secretary. There was no volunteer replacement at the meeting and any league matters for the time being should be referred to Paul Sharratt.