WCL Home Published 26 August 2013 Worcs Chess

2012-13 Season League News

21 Jun 2013. Worcestershire Open Congress. League players Andrew Wiggins, David Roberts, and Rob Sutton won prizes. Organisers Andrew Farthing and Andrew Moore said the congress had raised £500 for Leukaemia CARE.

9 May 2013. Hagley are League champions with a win over Worcester City.

22 Mar 2013. With two further wins, Halesowen II are Division 2 Champions with a match to spare

3 Feb 2013. Flooding may disrupt Headless Cross home matches in Division II, not because of climate change, but a burst pipe!

24 Dec 2012. Hagley and Malvern head the Division 1 table, but Hagley have a match in hand. Kidderminster and Halesowen share the division 2 lead.

14 Oct 2012. GM Keith Arkell, former Droitwich team member, publishes his autobiography with a collection of 70 games. For further information about Arkell's Odyssey visit his publisher Keverel Chess.

1 Sep 2012. English Chess Federation new membership scheme starts. The League strongly recommends all league players to join the ECF.

23 Aug 2012. Direct from the fixtures meeting. Halesowen II, winners of Division 2 did not seek promotion and Redditch are not entering teams this year. Four teams compete, Redditch withdrawing from the fray this year. Captains and Club Secretaries please were reminded that clubs are liable for the game fees (£2 per board) of any player who is not a member of the English Chess Federation. Players may join individually on-line at: ECF online membership or you can join via your club and Worcestershire Chess Association. Captains can check whether their team members are ECF members by downloading the ECF membership list (MS Excel .xls format). The 2011-12 Wheatley Cup is still in progress and Worcester City play Greenlands in the final.

17 Aug 2012. Wheatley Cup rules have now been received and placed on the web.

26 May 2012. At the Worcestershire Chess Association AGM, it was decided that in the coming season, clubs become responsible for paying Worcestershess Association game fee (£2 per game) due from any player who is not also a member of the ECF this season.