WDCL Home Published 14 September 2019 Worcs Chess

2018-9 Season News

9 Aug. Collett wins Ball Cup. Malvern hosted the showdown for this competition with Brian Turner acting as Arbiter. Brian in his controller's report wrote: "John had the advantage in the early part of the game, but Ray defended strongly and eventually won a well-played ending with bishops of opposite colours". The first final game was drawn
8 Jun. In the Bennett Cup individual competition, Lee Davis (Malvern) was first and plays a two-game match with Ray Collett (Woprcester) in the final for the cup.
23 Apr. Redditch A are 2018-9 League Champions!
16 Apr. Redditch B win Division 2 with a walkover against Mercia.
12 Nov. The draw and format for the individual competitions is published.
15 Sep. Entries invited for the Bennett and Ball Cup competitions. Brian Turner (Malvern) has taken the controller's role for the 2018-9 league individual championships for the Bennett and the Ball cups. All members of clubs affiliated to the league are eligible to enter free of charge.
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 shield 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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