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2009-10 Season

Division 1

Malvern were league champions and second placed were Worcester St John's in the 2009-10 Division 1 Championship.

Division 2

Kidderminster Pawns just pipped Redditch for the 2009-10 Division 2 Championship.

Team Knock Out tournament

The tournament started in 2009 was still in progress at the end of the season. It concluded in December 2011.

Bennett and Ball Cups

The final of the 2009 Bennett Cup (reporter Andrew Farthing) took place at the Kidderminster club. The contenders were the defending champion, Maurice Bissell, and the highest graded player in the event, Brian Turner. Brian had won the toss, giving him choice of colours but requiring him to travel from Malvern for the game. As event organiser, I was in charge of crowd control. In practice, this meant making sure that I didn't do anything to disturb the players and frowning at any of the social club members who wandered in to play the slot machines. The game proved to be an excellent tussle between well-matched opponents, whose mutual respect was obvious in the gentlemanly way in which the game was conducted. To see the moves of the game and Andy's annotations, please click here


14 September. Redditch entered two teams for the 2010-11 season, one in each division, but Greenlands withdrew from the league to concentrate on the Worcestershire County League. Kidderminster Pawns were promoted and replace relegated Kidderminster Rooks.