Worcestershire Chess Association
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Worcestershire Junior Chess
Upcoming junior chess tournaments
Sat 25 June. Shropshire Megafinal, UK Chess Challenge at Charlton School, Apley Avenue, Wellington, Telford, Shropshire, TF1 3FA. 09:15-17:30 hr, numerous age groups, 6 rounds, time control 15 min + 10s
Junior and community chess clubs in Worcestershire
Worcestershire Junior Chess Academy, the longest established junior club in the county, has a history stretching back to 2004. It is open during school terms on alternate Saturday mornings at King's School Worcester. Head coach is Simon Berry. Use the tab at the top to see more information.
Alvechurch Library Chess Club is a community club. Contact Nigel Towers for more information.
Bewdley Chess Club is a community club meeting on Wednesday lunchtimes. The coach is John Wrench. Use the tab at the top to see more information.
Worcestershire Squad Team for online chess. Worcestershire junior players have an online squad for online tournaments and playing other counties on lichess.org. Contact Nigel Towers, if you would like to play.
Schools with chess clubs including schools entering Worcestershire Megafinal of UK Chess Challenge
Blessed Edward Oldcorne High School, Worcester
King's St Alban's, Worcester
King's School, Kings Hawford, Worcester
King's School Worcester
King Edward VI School Camp Hill, Birmingham
King Edward School Birmingham
Nunnery Wood High School, Worcester
Worcestershire Squad Third in Division 2
2 May. Playing in Division 2, Worcester were in sole third position above Staffordshire, Surrey, Nottinghamshire and Cambridgeshire Juniors. Winners were Ojays' Oxfordshire team and Suffolk Juniors were runners-up. Two players topped the score sheet for Worcestershire: Eric Gregory (RGS Worcester) and Ned Guyatt (Worc Jun Chess Acad & Nunnery WoodHS, Worcester).
Worcester Junior team 7th at Kenilworth
23 April. Worcestershire fielded an under-11 Warriors team in Division 2 of the the Warwickshire Junior team tournament at Kenilworth. This is the first time the county have entered an under-11 team in any competition for several years. Michelle Zhu (King's Hawford Sch, Worcester), Yiming Huang (King's St Alban's Sch Worcester and WJCA), Sebastian Patel, Ilya Eaton and Sidarth Nair (Lyppard Grange Primary Sch, Worcester and WJCA) formed the squad from which four players made up a team for each of the seven matches. In round 1, Worcester Warriors beat Hallfield B team, but were unable to win a further match. The most successful Warrior was Sebastian Patel. Hallfield A won Division 1 and Hallfield C Division 2.
Worcestershire Squad promoted to Division 1
4 Apr. In their first battle in Division 1, Worcestershire juniors were placed eighth - a creditable achievement against the top ranking juniors in the country. Winners of the event were Sussex Juniors.
Worcestershire Squad move up in Team Battle
10 Mar. Eric Gregory of RGS Worcester led his team to a shared third position with Nottinghamshire Juniors (Robin Hoods). Eric scored 28 of the squad’s 102 points.
Kidderminster juniors score
24 Feb. Twelve years olds Cameron Henry and Luke Pender both won against vastly more experienced opponents this week. Luke defeated John Varilone in the Shuttle Shield Knockout and Cameron defeated Terry Pountney in the Club Championship Group Stage.
Worcester Junior in Kenilworth Congress
19 Feb. Ned Guyatt from the Worcestershire Junior Chess Academy was the only unrated player in the Under-18 B tournament at Kenilworth. He more than held his own and finished in the top half of the table with a performance rating of 1309 and scored 3 points from 5 games.
Worcestershire Squad in Blitz online team battles
7 Feb 2022. Worcestershire moved up to 4th place with more players and a total of 69 points. Eric Gregory from RGS Worcester was the leading scorer for the team.
3 Jan 2022. Worcestershire Squad were back to 6th position in Division 2 and above Manchester Juniors, Bristol Juniors, and the Jonathan Hawkins Junior Club. Highest scoring county player was Ned Guyatt (Nunnery Wood High School, Worcester) with 13 points from 10 games.
6 Dec 2021. Worcestershire Squad moved up to 5th position beating Nottingham Robin Hoods and Sarah Hegarty’s team.
1 Nov 2021. The squad was eighth ahead of Notts Robin Hood and Bucks. Highest Worcestershire scorer was Michelle Zhu.
4 Oct 2021. The squad was sixth ahead of Notts Robin Hoods, Bucks and Bristol. Highest scorer for Worcestershire was Cameron Henry on 14 points.
Cameron Henry reaches national finals
18 Aug 2021. Cameron Henry, who was coached by WJCA chess coach Simon Berry is on his way to the UK Chess Challenge Terafinal in September. Read more at Worcester News.
Worcestershire Juniors in 20th Blitz online team battle
2 Aug 2021. ScarlettsGambit held the flag for Worcestershire, but the team were outgunned. Full results.
Former Worcestershire junior champion wins national competition
29 Jul 2021. Manvith Sandhu was first in the British under-2000 online championships on tie-break with 5 points in the 6-round competition. See full results.
Worcestershire Juniors in 7th Blitz online team battle
5 Jul 2021. For the first time for many years, Worcestershire entered a junior team competition. Worcestershire Squad team were sixth equal with Buckinghamshire. The battle was won by Hampshire Junior Chess Association. Full results.
Worcestershire Juniors battle Manchester
8 May 2021. Worcestershire juniors put up a brave fight agaist the much larger and powerful Mancunians, but going down 147-265. Dillan Duke (WJCA), Josh Clarke (WJCA) and Cameron Henry (Kidderminster) scored for their county.