Worcestershire Junior Chess Academy


WJCA is sponsored by King's School Worcester

Click for directions and location map

Click for parents' information and joining form
(both pdf documents)

Autumn term now in session

During school term-time the club meets on most Saturday mornings 10:00 am to 11:45 am at King's School Worcester, next to the Worcester Cathedral. Most sessions are supervised by Ray Collett.

If you would like to join us, please contact Ray Collett by e-mail or by telephone Worcester 454 754 before your child's first attendance.

Upcoming

  • Sat 7 Oct. Coventry Junior Open at King Henry VIII School, Coventry. 1pm to 6pm, 5 rounds, graded games, 8 age-specific tournaments.

 

NEWS
29 Apr. Tamara wins Easter tournament. Tamara (The King's School, Worcester) is the first outright female winner of the club's tournaments scoring 17 points. Theo Rodgers (Bredon Hill Academy) was second on 16 points and third place was shared by Max Wheeler (Abberley Hall School), Jacob Gwilliam and Pranav Mayilvahanan (both King's St Alban's). See report at Worcester News.
10 Dec. Worcester Winter Junior Chess Tournament. Finaly Bowcott-Terry (Leasowes HS and Stourbridge) scored won all his games in to be undisputed first. Chinmay Monga (King Edward's School, Edgbaston) was second with 4 wins. Three players, two from Worcestershire Junior Chess Academy, shared third place: Jacob Gwilliam (St Alban's Sch, Worcester/WJCA), Tamara Marsden (The King's School, Worcester/WJCA) and Silas Bowcott-Terry (Woodhouse Primary Acad, Quinton/Stourbridge). See report and pic in Worcester News.
1 Oct. Club Members commended by IM Chris Beaumont. Two members played International Master Chris Beaumont in an English Chess Federation sponsored simultaneous display at Stroud. Although both lost, they were highly commended for the quality of their play.

Picture on right: One of the club's youngest members congratulated on his play at Stroud.
WJCA youngest player at Stroud
18 Aug. Club captain off to Warwick University. Ben Fuller (Worcester Sixth Form College) scored well in his A-levels as well as over the board to land himself a place at Warwick. Former members James Friar at Liverpool University and Will Greenow at Birmingham University did well in their end of year examinations.
10 Jul. Club Gigafinalists. Joe Rastall (Nunnery Wood HS) was the club's star at the Manchester Gigafinal coming 3rd in the under-16 tournament and winning a place in the Terafinal. Ben Fuller (Worcester Sixth Form College) scored 3 points in the under-18 tournament led by two International Masters and Tamara Marsden (King's Hawford School) scored 2½ points.