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. The League also runs a team handicap knock out competition, the Wheatley Cup for 5-board teams. For further information, how to enter a team, fees, and contact details, use the left hand side menu button "About WL"
Next chess event in Worcs and nearby
11 May. Worcester Junior Chess Academy qualifying toiurnament for UK Chess Challenge.
19 May. Worcestershire Megafinal of UK Chess Challenge at University of Worcester.
13-14 Apr. Staffordshire Chess Congress at Bloxwich, Walsall. Open, Major (u160), and Minor (u120) tournaments.
20-21 Jul. Worcestershire Open Chess Congress at Worcester Universitty. Open, U160, u135 and u115 tournaments to support Leukaemia CARE.
9 May. Hagley are League champions with a win over Worcester City.
22 Mar. With two further wins, Halesowen II are Division 2 Champions with a match to spare3 Feb. Flooding may disrupt Headless Cross home matches in Division II.
24 Dec. 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. 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. English Chess Federation new membership scheme starts. The League strongly recommends all league players to join the ECF.
24 Aug. The Fixtures meeting was held on 23 August. Halesowen II, winners of Division 2 did not seek promotion and Redditch are not entering teams this year. This results in five teams competing in Division I and 5 in Division II. Division I teams are Hagley, Halesowen I, Kidderminster I, Malvern, and Worcester City. Division II teams are Droitwich, Greenlands, Halesowen II, Headless Cross, and Kidderminster II. In both divisions, teams play home and away. Fixtures will be posted as soon as they become available from club secretaries and team captains. The 2011-12 Wheatley Cup is still in progress and Worcester City play Greenlands in the final.
17 Aug. Wheatley Cup rules have now been received and placed on the web.
26 May. 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.
Use the "League News" button in the top of the left hand side menu for earlier news of the current season. Use One of the "Earlier season's" buttons for previous seasons' news.