Bewdley Chess Tournament hailed a success

By Andrew Turton | Bewdley | News | Published:

A Christmas chess contest has helped round off a year of events for a popular club.

Diane Maga with the winner's shield presented by Mayor of Bewdley Councillor John Byng

Bewdley Chess Club was set up five years ago to promote the game in the town.

Many venues around Bewdley now host tables for people to play the game.

Diane Maga became the first woman to first win the Christmas chess knockout tournament held at St Anne`s Church, in Load Street, on December 18.

It needed two games to decide the winner against runner up Vernon Owen.

She was presented with the St Anne`s shield by the Mayor of Bewdley Councillor John Byng.

Weekly events are held on Wednesdays between 12 noon and 2pm.

The club raises money for charity and works to have Bewdley recognised with in the community as a chess friendly town.

Andrew Turton

By Andrew Turton
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