- Join English Chess Federation England Juniors Club to find online events
- Sat 25 Nov. Next meeting of WJCA with further a date 9 Dec.
Members score at Birmingham
8 Oct 2023. Abel Sebastian played in his first chess congress when he travelled to play in the Birmingham Junior Open. He scored two points from his games in the strong Under-18 tournament. Harry Barraclough also played, but in the Under-11 section and scored 4 points from five games and coming second in his section of 24 players.
More WJCA players qualify for UK Chess Challenge Gigafinal
10 Jun 2023. In the Shropshre Megafinal Jonah (under-10) and Jack (under14) qualified to join James who had already qualified from an earlier Megafinal. Click for full results.
Players at Birmingham Megafinal
7 May 2023. James Allsopp finished 6th with 3½ points and qualified for a Gigafinal. Two other WJCA players took part and scored well, but not quite good enought to get to a Gigafinal. The tournament was held at UK Chess Challenge Megafinal held at Archbishop Ilsley Catholic School, Acocks Green.
WJCA players at Shropshire Junior Congress
18 Mar 2023. James Allsopp win second prize at the Shropshire Under-14 tournament. Three Worcester players competed scoring 4½ for second place and 3 points in the under-14 tournament and 3 points in the Under-10 tournament. Click tounament for full results.
WJCA player James Allsopp wins Worcestershire Junior Quickplay
19 Dec 2022. James Allsopp emerged winner on tie-break from four other players to claim the under-16 trophy. Another club member, Samuel Thomas, matched James’s score, but was placed 4th on tie-break. In the under-11s, club member Jonah Brown (Claines Primmary Sch) was placed 3rd.
3 Oct 2022. In a Division 2 team battle, Worcestershire were third, below Suffolk and ahead of Richmond Juniors. Ned Guyatt (Nunnery Wood HS, Worcester) scored 22 points ahead of county junior champion Josh Clarke (King’s School Worcester).
4 Jul. Worcestershire Squad’s Eric Gregory (RGS Worcester) scored 38 points out of 94 in the Squad’s total.
25 Jun 2022. At the last meeting of term, new players learned about the en passant rule where pawns can take opposing pawns that rashly march forwards.
12 Jun 2022. Ned Guyett (Nunnery Wood HS, Worcester) scored a creditable 3½ points club coach Simon scored 4½ points in the Minor tournament of the Birmingham Rapidplay.
11 Jun 2022. James was joint first in the under-15 section on 5 points from 6 games in the Bristol Megafinal of the UK Chess Challenge and will progress to the Gigafinal. Previously unrated, James achieved a tournament performance of 1504 against six rated players.
Club player tops list for Worcestershire
2 May 2022. Club member Ned Guyatt (Nunnery Wood HS, Worcester) shared top spot for gaining most points for Worcestershire Squad’s in the Division 2 inter-counties team battle. Worcestershire junior were placed second.
WJCA players in Warriors team at Kenilworth
23 Apr 2022. Three WJCA players were in the Worcester Warriors team at Kenilworth for the Warwickshire Junior team tournament. This is the first time the county have entered an under-11 team in any competition for several years. Yiming Huang (King's St Alban's Sch Worcester), and Sidarth Nair (Lyppard Grange Primary Sch, Worcester) were in the squad.