Worcs Chess


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  • Volunteers required for Chess in Schools & Communities please contact John Wrench West Midlands organiser.
  • Fri to Sun 24-26 Nov. Bristol Winter Congress at Bristol Grammar School, University Road, Bristol BS8 1SR. Five rounds, FIDE Open, Major (u155), Minor u125)
  • Sat & Sun 18 & 19 Nov. British Rapidplay Chess 2017 at Craiglands Hotel, Ilkley, West Yorks LS29 8RQ. 11am to 6:30pm Sat and 9:30am to 5pm Sun.
  • Fri 5 to Sun 7 Jan 2018. Shropshire Chess Congress at Wrekin House, Colliers Way, Telford TF3 4AW. Five rounds: FIDE-rated Open, Intermediate (u140), Minor (u100) tournaments.

League News

5 Nov. Draws for Ball and Bennett Cup trophies announced. Five players competing for the Bennett Cup have an all-play-all followed by final games between the two highest scoring players. Four compete for the Ball Cup in a double round all-play-all. If the winner has a point or more than the runner-up, the highest scoring is awarded the trophy. If there is a tir for first place, or the winner of the all-play-all leads by less than a point, there will be play-off for the award.
29 Sep. Timman's Titans ECF book of the year. Portraits of world champions told partly through Timman's encounters with them.

14 Sep. Annual Meeting. Stourbridge took promotion from Division 2 and have entered an additional team in Division 2. Kidderminster Rooks were demoted to Division 2. Division 1 teams play each other home and away and Division 2 team play a single round.

For older news click the 2016-7 season menu button on the left.

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 six 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 members of affiliated clubs. Maurice Bissell (President and Hon secretary) manages most of the league's business. For more information, use the "About WDCL" menu button on the left.