Worcestershire Chess Association
Last updated 4 April 2018
Worcestershire are joint Midlands champions
National quarter final
The team plays Devon on Saturday 12 May at Banwell Village Hall, Westfield Road Banwell Somerset BS29 6BA starting at 1pm.
About the team
The open team competes in the Midland Counties Chess Union (MCCU) the MCCU Championship. and will enter the minor counties competition in the national stage if the team is successful in the Midlands competition. John Wrench (Kidderminster) continues as team captain and Stephen Woodhouse is vice-captain.
The county boundary for Worcestershire Chess includes Dudley and you are eligible for selection for a Worcestershire team if:
If you are graded above 140, John would like to hear from you. John can be contacted at 07913 227 402 and will do his best to find shared transport for players who do not wish to drive.
Matches are on Saturdays usually starting at 1 or 1:30pm. The playing session is 5 hours with the first time control at 40 moves in 2 hours followed by an extra 30 minutes for a quickplay finish.
Adult players at home matches contribute £2 to cover some of the costs of the venue and catering for home and away team players. There is no charge for juniors (under 18 years of age) at any match.
Worcestershire were in contention for progression to the national stages until the last match, lost against Lincolnshire. Jim Friar was captain and passed away at the end of may and you can read tributes to him for his contributions to chess on this site and on the ECForum