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Hereford Cathedral School in national schools final

27 & 28 Jun 2024. The school A team travelled to Nottingham HS for this five-round contest. Seeded 19th out of 26 teams, the school finished with two wins against Royal GS Newcastle and The Grammar School at Leeds, and three losses. The team's highest scoring player was Scott Stephens who played in all five rounds without losing a single game. Richard Croot was the team manager. See full results.

New club Leominster trounces Worcester

11 & 18 Jun 2024. New club Leominster payed two friendly matches. Their first match was loss to Hereford but they trounced Worcester 6½-2½ (See full result).

Dillan Duke storms Hereford Megafinal

5 May 2024. Dillan (Hereford CC and Hereford Sixth Form Coll) won all six games in the Under-18 section of the Megafinal. James Thomas (Downend) and Josh Crompton (Hereford Cathedral Sch) scored 4 points in the Under-15 section.

English Schools Championship: Hereford Cathedral School into national final

22 Mar 2024. Hereford Cathedral Sch A beat Sir Thomas Rich's Sch, Gloucester 4-2 in Region 8 Final.
1 Mar 2024. Hereford Cathedral Sch A beat Malvern College 5-1 in Region 8 round 2.
26 Jan 2024. Hereford Catherdal Sch B team lost 1½-10½ to Malvern Coll in round 1 of region 8 (Herefordshire, Gloucestershire, and Worcestershire).The A team had a bye.

GM Kieth Arkell simutaneous

13 Mar 2024. Thirty seven players from Hereford, Leominster Malvern, Kidderminster, Worcester and Abergavenny took on former English champion and grandmaster Keith Arkell at Hereford. Keith's youngest opponent was 8 and his oldest 86 years old. The overall result, with the last game finishing at midnight, was 33 wins and 4 losses in favour of Keith. The winning club players were Paul Barker, Oliver Layton, Dillan Duke from Hereford and Scott Oxtoby from Worcester.

Picture credit: Hereford Chess Club website

Arkel Simultaneous exhibition

New Leominster chess club starts on 9th January

9 Feb 2024. Andy Jenkins writes. We had a successful launch on the 9th of January and several busy weeks since then, we are attracting a broad range of players of all ages and skill levels, which is exactly what we wanted.
16 Dec 2023. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned player, there is a welcome every Tuesday starting at 7pm and going on to 9pm at Leominster Community Centre, School Road, Leominster HR6 8NJ. Chess coaching available. Visit the website.

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