Don’t forget….

 

8th Sept 22nd Sept 28th-30th Sept
British Blitz Qualifier NYCA Under 18 / Under 14 Welsh Senior Championships
Radisson Park Inn Hotel,
Cardiff North, Circle Way East,
Llanedeyrn,
Cardiff, CF239XF

Welsh, want to play but no Fide ID?
email Robert Taylor – ratingofficer@welshchessunion.uk
Kenilworth School
Leyes Lane,
Kenilworth
CV82DA
Bishop Hedley High School,
Gwaunfarren Rd,
Merthyr Tydfil
CF47 9AN
Info Entry Form
29th-30th Sept 29th Sept 30th Sept
Junior 4NCL Junior Congress South Wales Autumn Blitz
Mercure Daventry Court Hotel
Sedgemoor Way
Daventry
NN110SG
Bishop Hedley High School,
Gwaunfarren Rd,
Merthyr Tydfil
CF47 9AN
Bishop Hedley High School,
Gwaunfarren Rd,
Merthyr Tydfil
CF47 9AN
Info Entry Form Entry Form

 

 

Welsh Seniors Championships 2018 Entries @ 19/9/18

Below is the current Entry List.

Please note that the entry fee increases from £23 to £26 if received on or after 21/9/18.

(Byes in brackets)

Peter Bevan (1), Gareth Davies (2), Roger Greatorex, Bob Hurn, Dai James, John Waterfield, David Williams

ECU Annual Report 2017-2018

The 2017-2018 ECU Annual Report can be viewed here.

Increase in WCU Membership Fees for 2018/19 Season

PLEASE NOTE

Members are reminded that adult subscriptions for season 2018/19 have been increased to £15, following the approved resolution at the last AGM. Junior fees remain at £7.

West Wales Lightning Tournament 3rd September

The annual lightning tournament that traditionally marks the beginning of the new season in West Wales took place at the Morriston Rugby Club, The new home of Morriston Chess Club on Monday 3rd September.

Eighteen players took part. Thirteen from the Morriston Club.

Peter Bevan’s draw with Bill Hewitt in the last round was enough win the tournament out right with 4.5/5 after Bill had earlier drawn with Mike Burrows.

Peter Bevan 4.5/5

W Hewitt and M McCarthy 4/5

M Burrows 3.5/5

A Smith, A Young, B Mora, S Denton and D Chung 3/5

(Daniel and Sean both share the under 1500 trophy

I Jones, J Spooner, P Bevan, E Collins, J Chung and J Ward 2/5

A Goodchild and D Conway 1/5

Janet Evans 0/5

Photo by Russell Sherwood

British Blitz Qualifier 2018 Cardiff Results 8th September

The 2018 British Blitz Qualifier held at Cardiff on 8th September resulted in rwo players qualifying.

These were Marcus R Harvey and Grzegorz Toczek.

The full results can be found here

August 2018 ECU Newsletter

The latest newsletter can be viewed here.

Reminder: Chess event for Secondary School players on Saturday 15 September

On Saturday 15 September there will be afternoon of fast-paced, light-hearted chess for secondary school players all standards. This will be held at Whitchurch Rugby club, the home of North Cardiff chess club, from 2-5 p.m. (the full address is Whitchurch Rugby Sports & Social Club, Samuels Crescent, Velindre Road, Cardiff, CF14 2TH). Continue reading Reminder: Chess event for Secondary School players on Saturday 15 September

WELSH CHESS PREMIER LEAGUE

We are looking for at least one new team to enter this season’s Welsh Premier League.

Anyone interested in organising a team should contact Kevin Staveley (kevin.staveley@btinternet.com) by 10th September at the latest.

The Vale will not be taking part in this season’s competition so one new team will be replacing them in the event.

Chess Course for Beginners

The Adult Community Learning Services of Cardiff Council are running a Chess Course for Beginners starting on Tuesday 18 September and running for 11 weeks (not including Half-Term).

If you have any friends or relatives, neighbours or colleagues in the Cardiff area who might be interested in giving chess a go please let them know about this course.  Full details at http://www.cardiff.gov.uk/learn

ECU Newsletter July 2018

The July ECU Newsletter can be viewed here.