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Worcs Chess

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.

Next chess events in Worcs and nearby

  • Words in brown are links to pdf entry forms, congress websites or e-mail contacts of organisers
  • Volunteers required for Chess in Schools & Communities please contact John Wrench West Midlands organiser.
  • Sat 7 Oct. Coventry Junior Open at King Henry VIII School, Coventry. 1pm to 6pm, 5 rounds, graded games, 8 age-specific tournaments.
  • Sun 15 Oct. Birmingham League Rapidplay at Quinborne Community Centre. 10:30am start, 7 rounds, Open, 170, 140 and 110 tournaments.
  • Fri 3 Nov to Sun 5 Nov. 4NCL FIDE rated Coventry Congress. Five rounds with half-point byes available in rounds 1-4. Open, u2000 (u175), u135 tournaments.

Latest News

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.
1 Aug. New grading list is published.

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.