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Please note that 2018-9 results in the county league now appear on the new Worcestershire Chess Association website at www.worcestershirechess.org.uk/league/curr_season.html

An introduction

The Worcestershire League is organised by and is an integral part of Worcestershire Chess Association. The league has two divisions. Division I has 6-board teams and Division II has 5-board teams. For further information, how to enter a team, fees, and contact details, use the left hand side menu button "About WCL". For Worcestershire Chess Association's Team Handicap Knock Out Cup, please consult KO pages on the WCA website.

OTB games suspended in WCA and Worc&DCL

After consultation with other senior officers of the Association and the District Chess League, General Secretary Paul Sharrat has issued the following statement suspending league activities. "Dear Officers and Club Secretaries, In the light of the current Coronavirus pandemic and advice from the English Chess Federation, the officers of Worcestershire Chess Association and the Worcester and District League have decided to suspend all activities in relation to both leagues (including individual competitions) with immediate effect and until further notice. If clubs decide to proceed with fixtures already arranged, any results will not be included in the league structure; and any games played in such circumstances will only be submitted for grading on receipt of requests to that effect from the Secretaries of both participating clubs, as separate submissions on behalf of those clubs. I am sure that you will understand the rationale for this decision; the well-being of our members and their families, and the wider community, must be our prime concern at this time. We look forward to resuming normal activity in better times. Best wishes - Paul Sharratt (General Secretary)"

Latest News

18 Apr. Halesowen 2 win Division 2 Championship by a nose. A win for Stourbridge against mid-table Kidderminster enabled them to equal Halesowen 2's match points, but Halesowen take the Division 2 championship because of a better game score: 23½ against Stourbridge's 22½ points. A dramatic end to an excitin Divion 2 championship season.
29 Jan. New grading list is published.
27 Dec. Kidderminster secretary gets Worcestershire award. John Wrench, was awarded the Jim Friar award for 'services to Worcestershire chess' at a brief ceremony at Kidderminster club.
15 Oct. Halesowen players in BDCL Rapidplay. Keith Arkell 5½/7 was 2nd in the Open and John Edge 2nd in the major tournament.
29 Sep. Timman's Titans ECF book of the year. Portraits of world champions told partly through Timman's encounters with them.
21 Sep. Halesowen Club awarded ECF 2017 Chess Club of the year.
31 Aug. Promotion for Halesowen 2B. Halesowen have decided to ask for promotion for their victorious 2B team in Division 2. The Executive and Fixtures meeting accepted the proposal and last-placed Worcester City team were permitted to continue in Division I so there are now six teams in Division One: Halesowen 1A; Halesowen 1B; Kidderminster A; Malvern; Olton; and Worcester City. Division II now has xx teams: Droitwich; Greenlands; Halesowen 2; Kidderminster B; and Stourbridge. In both divisions teams play each other team home and away.

Earlier news

Use the "League News" button in the top of the left hand side menu for earlier news of the 2015-6 season. Use one of the "Earlier season's" buttons for previous seasons' news.