WDCL Home Updated 31 August 2018 Worcs Chess


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League News

30 Aug. New president appointed at AGM. Paul Sharratt (Stourbridge) is the new incumbent. After ten years as organiser, Andrew Farthing stood down as organiser of the Bennett and Ball individual competitions and the post is currently vacant. Fees were unchanged at £5 per club. At the awards ceremony, Ian Clack received the shield for league champions Redditch A, Michele Clack the shiled for Division 2 champions Redditch B, Lee Davis (Malvern) the Bennett Cup and Ray Collett (Worcester) the Ball Cup for their wins in the individual tournaments. At a well attended meeting, secretaries arranged fixtures and heard that Redditch have a new venue at Alvechurch Sports & Social Club and Droitwich now meet on Wednesdays.

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W&D Chess League in brief

The league was started in 1932. It promotes team and individual chess competition in the district surrounding Worcester. Currently seven clubs and twelve 4-board teams compete in the league events, which are organised in two divisions. The league runs two individual tournaments: the Bennett Cup (open) and the Ball Cup (under-150), which are open to registered players of affiliated clubs. Most of the league business is handled by honorary secretary Andrew Farthing, and President Paul Sharratt manages most of the league’s business. For more information and contacts, use the "About WDCL" menu button on the left.