Last updated 22 April 2018

2017-8 Season: Worcestershire Under-140 team in national stages


The team

Paul Sharratt continues as captain and the county enter the Midlands u140 competition. Currently the Midlands u1450 u140 champions, the team is aiming to regain the national trophy this year after loss on tie-break last year. Our opponents this season are Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Lincolnshire. Matches are on: 12 November away to Nottinghamshire; 28 January away to Derbyshire; and at home to Lincolnshire on 4 Mar. If you are graded between 140 and 120, please contact Paul Sharratt.

These matches are played over 16 boards and the playing session is normally 4 hours with time control at 36 moves in 1½ hours followed by a further ½ hour for each player to complete the game. Last season, there were five matches in the MCCU stage and home matches were played at Redditch. Adult players 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 at any match.

The county territory for Worcestershire Chess includes Dudley and you are eligible for selection for a Worcestershire team if:

  • You were born in Worcestershire
  • You have ever lived in Worcestershire for a period of 5 years or more
  • You are a member of a club affiliated to Worcestershire or meets in Worcestershire
  • You currently live in Worcestershire
  • You are a teacher or student at a Worcestershire school, college or university

Fixtures 2017-8

There are at four matches this season. For location of venues click the post code.

County u140 - MCCU Stage
Click on postcode links for venue and match results for match details

Dates Opponents Venue Result
This Year
Last Year
Sat 4 November Lincolnshire Neutral: Old School Thurmastonl, Leics won 8½ - 7½ win 8½ - 7½
Sat 10 February Derbyshire
Home: Tyseley WMC, Olton, Birmingham won 8½ - 7½ win 8½ - 7½
Sun 25 March Nottinghamshire Home: Tyseley WMC, Olton, Birmingham lost 7 - 9 lost 5½-10½
National stage
Sat 19 May 1pm Hampshire Watchfield Village hall, Chapel Hill, Watchfield, Wilts SN6 8TB   no match


Previous season 2016-7

For links to details, visit the 2015-6 results page. Worcestershire were national u140 team champions in the 2015-6 season. This was the first ever national county team championship won by Worcestershire.