Worcestershire chess in brief
Chess Clubs. Use the menu button on the left for more Information about nearby and affiliated clubs.
Worcestershire Teams. Worcestershire have two teams in the Midlands Counties Championships and one correspondence team. You can play for Worcestershire if you: were born in the county; are currently resident in the county; you are attending full-time education in the county; you are a member of a chess club affiliated to the county. Use the Open or Under-120 Team menu buttons on the left for more information about over-the-board county play and the "Corres Chess" button for correspondence chess.
Juniors. The Worcestershire Junior Chess Academy is sponsored by King's School Worcester and meets Saturday mornings at the school. The county also organises the Worcestershire Megafinal of the UK Chess Challenge. Use the "Juniors" menu button on the left for more information.
County individual champion. The current champion is Kevin Hurney (South Birmingham). A list of previous champions is here.
The Woodcock Prize. This is awarded at the annual meeting to the winner of the most enterprising game.
Several Worcester Open Chess Congresses have been organised in recent years. It is not cureently planned to run an open congress, but a closed congress to determine the next county champion was run in 2017. Use the "Congress" menu button on the left for more.
About Worcestershire Chess Association and contacts. Ray Collett is General Secretary and Paul Sharratt is the lead for safeguarding. Use the "About" button on the left hand side menu for contacts.