WL Home Published 8 August 2011 Worcs Chess

2010-11 season news

Division I

21 May. Worcester City, League Champions, are presented with the Bonham trophy.Worcester City were League Champions for the first time for 23 years. In Division Two, winners were Redditch who romped home with plenty to spare. Hagley won the Wheatley Memorial Cup.

Jason Cole receives the Cobham trophy from President Peter Kitson for Redditch, Division Two Champions. Andrew Farthing  receives the Bonham Rose Bowl Division One trophy from President Peter kitson for Worcester City.
President Peter Kitson presents the trophies at the County Annual Meeting. Left: Jason Cole receives the Cobham trophy for Redditch's Division Two success.
Centre: Andrew Farthing receives the Bonham Trophy for Worcester City team's Division One win.

14 Apr. All results are now in. The last match saw Halesowen 1 beat Kidderminster 1 to award their opponents the wooden spoon.

28 Mar. Worcester City defeat Kidderminster 5 - 1 to claim the league title on game points after Hagley stalled against the Malvern in the previous week.

December. With all planned fixtures completed in spite of the snowy weather, Worcester City and new-comers Hagley, powered by junior players, are joint leaders. City, however, have two matches in hand.

Mid-November. A sensational win by Kidderminster throws the competition open with a win away against defending champions Malvern. A day later, Worcester City beat Hagley and go to the top of the table.

At the end of October, after 4 matches with all teams in action, the defending champions Malvern are top of the table alongside Hagley, Halesowen 1 and Worcester City. The smoke of battle continues to obscure matters because adjourned games have to be completed in half of the matches. After a few years in the doldrums, Worcester City have shown they again have a competitive side thrashing Halesowen 5 -1.

Aug. At the Fixtures meeting it was agreed that the structure of Division I would be augmented by the addition of Hagley, winners of Division 2 last season. Five teams compete and play each other team home and away.

Division II

21 May. Redditch, Division II Champions, are presented with the Cobham trophy.

After 4 matches, Redditch are romping towards the title with wins in each. Kidderminster 2 are the only other team to score match points. Droitwich are the last team to take to arms with their first match scheduled for Mon 25 October.

At the August Fixtures meeting it was agreed that the structure of Division 2 would change because last season's champions, Hagley had accepted promotion to Division 1. Six teams compete for the Division 2 honours and play each other home and away.There are six sides that play each other home and away in 5-board matches with the home team playing black on odd numbered boards. Competing teams are: Droitwich & St Johns, Greenlands, Halesowen 2, Headless Cross, Kidderminster 2, and Redditch.

2010 Fixtures meeting

The Worcestershire Chess Association Executive Committee and fixtures meeting was held Thursday 19 August. Hagley accepted promotion to Division I. Dates for some matches with Greenlands who were unable to attend are missing from the Division 2 fixtures list