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2010 - 11 Season

Brian Turner (left) receives the Division 1 shield from President Maurice Nissell President Maurice Bissell presents the Division 2 shield to Mark Hore of Headless Cross
Left: Brian Turner of Malvern (Right) receives the division 1 shield from President Maurice Bissell (right).
Right: Mark Hore (right) from Headless Cross receives the Division 2 shield from President Maurice Bissell (left).

Division 1

Malvern were League Champions followed by Kidderminster Knights. For the 2010-11 Division 1 table with links to match details, use the "2010-11 Div 1" menu button on the left.

Division 2

Headless Cross won the Division 2 Championship and were followed by Worcester Pawns. For the 2010-11 Division 2 table with links to match details, use the "2010-11 Div 2" menu button on the left.

Team Knock Out

The tournament started in 2009 was still in progress at the end of the season and completed in December!! Hagley pulled off a win on handicap against Malvern. For the 2010 match scores with links to details, use the "2010-11 KO" menu button on the left.


11 Aug. At the league annual meeting Stourbridge were re-admitted and welcomed to the league after a lapse of several years. Division 1 has 6 teams playing home and away subject to Droitwich & St John's entry being confirmed. Division 2 has 7 teams subject to confirmation that Kidderminster will play both Pawns and Rooks teams. Maurice Bissell continues as honorary secretary and president, Brian Turner continues as honorary treasurer, but Derek Digger steps down from his role as Competitions Secretary and Grader because of ill-health, Two offers to replace him are under consideration. Trophies were presented to: Malvern as League Champions; Headless Cross Division 2 champions; Andrew Farthing winner of the Ball Cup; and Brian Turner winner of the Alderman Bennett Cup. You can also read an unofficial summary of the annual meeting.

Aug. St John's conceded the semi-final match slated against Hagley because their board 1 player has been grounded by cuts to the bus service to his village.

2 Aug: Droitwich & St John's win their delayed quarter final team knock out match against Worcester Bishops. Droitwich & St John's meet Hagley in the Semi final.

23, 24 Jul: Worcestershire Open Congress. The Worcestershire Open Champion is Pavel Besedin (Latvia) who overcame Tomasz Sygnowski (West Bromwich) in a thrilling blitz finish to break the tie after both had scored 4½/5 in the standard play games. Highest placed Worcestershire players were Steve Mellor (Worcester) on 3 and Peter Kitson (Worcester) and Brian Turner (Malvern) on 2½. The younger Friar brothers (Hagley) shared first in the Intermediate tournament. Tony Shaw (Malvern) won the Minor tournament. For more details, pictures and other results visit the Worcestershire Congress pages

13 Jul: Andrew Farthing (Worcester City) wins Ball Cup in Armageddon final after draws with Glenn Cox (Redditch).

8 July In the semi final of the team KO tournament Malvern beat Redditch 2 at Malvern.

4 Jul: Brian Turner retains Bennett Cup beating fellow Malvernian Ian Clarke .

6 July: A new website for the league is started. Transferring the earlier pages into the new format is planned for completion before the start of the new season.

May: Malvern were League Champions retaining their title from last year. Headless Cross are Division 2 champions.

28 Mar: Headless Cross are leading Division 2 recently receiving a gift match from Hagley who have also defaulted against Kidderminster Rooks twice.

18 Feb Headless Cross Draw with Worcester City to remain in sole lead of Div 2. 15 Feb: Headless Cross draw further ahead with a win against Kidderminster Rooks.

9 Feb. Kidderminster Rooks -Droitwich match in Division 2 abandoned because of bad light! A power cut to the Droitwich venue meant black pieces got lost in the gloom and the match was abandoned.

For earlier news items, visit the Archive page using the left hand menu button