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2014-5 Season News

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19 Jun 2015. Tony Shaw wins Ball Cup. In the first game of the all-Malvern final there was a draw, but Tony won the second game playing black. Andrew Farthing, controller, comments: ". It's interesting that in both Bennett and Ball Cups, the eventual winners needed an initial draw in the final before securing the victory with the advantage of the black pieces. The spirit of Andras Adorjan (Black is OK!) lives..."

5 Jun 2015. Jim Friar wins Bennet Cup. In the second game of the Bennett Cup final, Jim Friar beat Ian Clarke to win the 2015 title. Jim (Hagley) has been in the final on three occasions, but this is his first cup victory.

12 Apr 2015, Michele Clack reports. Redditch win the Plate competition in the Intermediate tournament of the ECF National Club Championships held at Birmingham Airport Hotel. The winning team was made up of players from the Redditch B team in this league: Michele, Steve, Andrew, and Antonia.

26 Mar 2015. Bennett and Ball Cups. The draw for the semi-finals of the individual championship Bennett and Ball Cup trophies have been announced. For the first time in many years John Turner (Malvern) does not feature in the Bennett cup knock-out stage and last year's winner of the Ball Cup, Ray Collett (Worcester City), only just squeezed through on tie-break.

27 Oct 2014. Draws for Bennett and Ball cup individual knock-out competitions are publised.

11 Sep 2014, Andrew Farthing reports. AGM and WDCL fixtures meeting. Five teams enter Division 1 playing home and away. At least six teams enter Division2 playing a single fixture. Hagley were not represented and it is not known whether they will enter Division 2. In 2014-5 the individual competitions for the Bennett and Ball Cups will be organised as last year with a closing date for entries on 10 October. The meeting was held on Wednesday 10 September at St Stephen's Church Hall, Worcester WR3 7HS at 7:30pm.

13 Jul 2014. Worcester Open Congress. League players Steve Crockett and David Smith shared first prize in the Minor tournament. The chosen charity was Chess in Schools and Communities, which seeks to improve children's educational outcomes and their social development by introducing chess into primary schools, particularly in inner city communities. After preliminary examination of the accounts, organisers estimate that at least £900 surplus will have been made.

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