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2014-5 Season News

27 Aug 2015. Fixtures meeting. Kidderminster were promoted to division 1 and Olton join Division 2. There were no representatives from Haglkey or Redditch and they have confirmed that they are unable to participate in the League this season. Club secretaries and captains arranged most of the dates for the 2015-6 season. The post of secretary was vacant and Ray Collett was elected.

1 Aug 2015. Check your new grade. The new ECF grading list is out. The league's highest rated player is Stewart Fishburne (Halesowen) at 194.

15 May 2015. Olton Chess Club join County League. At the annual meeting of Worcestershire Chess Association Olton were admitted to the county league. The League trophy was presented to John Southall for Halesowen I's League Championship victory.

22 Mar 2015. Halesowen are League Champions. Hagley concede the final two matches of their campaign against leading team Halesowen I and runners-up Malvern.

10 Mar 2015. Kidderminster A continued their bulldozing of opponents by beating Droitwich away. This result makes Kidderminster A only a year after relegation Division 2 champions because Halesowen could equal Kidderminster on match points, but not on game points.

12 Oct 2014, Andrew Farthing reports. ECF rejects proposal not to grade games where adjudication.is possible. Andrew Farthing, Worcestershire's representative attended the meeting in Birmingham and has reported to members.

28 Aug 2014. Fixtures Meeting. Division I has four teams: Hagley, Halesowen I, Malvern and Worcester City. Division II has four teams for certain and it is hoped that Droitwich will be able to continue to play. Worcester City have a new captain: Rob Sutton. Andrew Farthing reported that there was a proposal that from 2015-6 season it would not be possible to games in leagues that permitted adjudication. It was likely that the league would have to consider rule changes at the next AGM in May 2015.

24 Jul 2014. New grading list published. These are provisional and await any June 2014 results inadvertantly omitted or not received. The 2014-5 definitive list will bepublished in August. Find your grade.

13 Jul 2014. League players win at Worcester Open Congress. James Friar (Hagley) shared second prize in the Major and Brian Turner retained his county championship title by being highest Worcestershire player in the Open.