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Last updated 30 August 2018

26 Jun, Halesowen CC reports. Manvith Sandhu, Worcestershire’s junior champion shared grading and junior prizes in the North Wales Major tournament at Llandudno

19 Jun, Halesowen CC reports. GM Keith Arkell won all 14 simulaneous games at Halesowen Chess Club. Keith said his toughest opponent was Worcestershire’s junior champion Manvith Sandhu.

15 Jun, John Southcote reports. Windsor Peck. Windsor passed away peacefully on 15 June aged 80 years. Windsor was a member of Halesowen CC and for many years captained their 4NCL Division 3 team. He represented Worcestershire before moving to Madeley, Shrops. In 2006 he captained Shropshire’s Open team to their second Midland Counties Team Championship win. He competed in many weekend tournaments and some of his most recent wins included Birmingham Rapid Minor tournament in 2017 and an under-120 grading prize at the 2018 Shropshire Congress. You can see a fine 2006 win of Windsor's on the Halesowen CC website. John Southcote wrote Windsor was "A true gentleman, he was a well known figure in Midlands chess and will be missed by all who knew him".

9 Jun. Worcestershire under-140 team lost 6½ - 9½ to Yorkshire in the national semi final match at Selston, Notts.

27 May, Halesowen CC reports. Nick Arkell won the Wolverhampton League Rock Cup.

21 May. Alistair Macnaughton is 2018 Worcester City Champion.

19 May. Worcestershire beat Hampshire. Worcestershire won 11½-4½ in a national quarter final under 140 match at Watchfield, Wilts. Winning Worcestershire players were Eric Horwill (Stourbridge), David Spowart (Halesowen), Giles Stanton (Redditch), Paul Furniss (Greenlands), Kevin Day (Kidderminster), Harry Evans (Kidderminster), Joe Bombardini (Stourbridge), David Cleak (Droitwich), and Arnold Kirkland (Droitwich).

15 May, John Wrench reports. Kidderminster win Pittaway Cup. In the Wolverhampton & District league final Kidderminster beat Wolverhampton 6¼-4. In the Wolverhampton League, Kidderminster A gained promotion back into Division 1, and Kidderminster B avoided relegation by winning their last match of the season.

14 May, Halesowen CC reports. Halesowen juniors score in Warwickshire. Finlay Bowcott-Terry won the under-13 section of the Warwickshire Megafinal of the UK Schools Chess Challenge. Manvith Sandhu won the under-10 tournament at the same event.