Don’t forget….


15th-17th June 22nd-24th June July 7th-12th
Bristol Summer Congress & 71st Bristol League Championship 3rd North Wales Congress 
(Incorporating 5th Colwyn Bay Congress)
South Wales International
Bristol Grammar School
University Road
Bristol BS8 1SR
Venue Cymru,
Llandudno LL301BB
Radisson Park Inn Hotel,
Cardiff North, Circle Way East,
Cardiff, CF239XF
Entry Form Entry Form   Congress Website Entry Form
8th July 16th-18th July 28th-5th Aug
The Graeme Thompson
Memorial Rapidplay
Glorney Gilbert Junior International British Championships
6th Form Common Room,
Bristol Grammar School,
University Road,
Bristol, BS81SR
University of the West of Scotland
High Street
Paisley PA1 2BE
Hull City Hall,
Queen Victoria Square,
Carr Lane
Hull HU1 3RQ
Entry  Form Info Entry Form



World Seniors Team Championship in Dresden Results 6th – 15th July

After a thoroughly entertaining and hard fought event, both the Over 50’s and Over 65’s teams competed with varying degrees of success despite both teams experiencing difficuties with their players.

The Over 50’s team were seeded 52nd of 67 teams but failed to acheive their expectation despite valiant efforts by individuals (in particulat Jiohn Fletcher) resulting in a final standing of 55th out of 67 teams. In fairness, they were hampered by the loss of Huw Morcom roughly halfway through the event.

However, the Over 65’s team were seeded 35th out of 61 teams. They exceeded their expectations resulting in a final placing of 25th out of 61 teams. As usual they relied on an outstanding performance from Iolo Jones who was unbeaten and despite John Thornton suffering throughout by Shingles.

All the details can be found here.

David Guy wins Silver Medal at the Deaf Chess Olympiad Open Individual in Manchester

News has reached us that David Guy has won the Silver Medal playing in the Open Individual event at the Deaf Chess Olympiad held in Manchester between 6th and 1he 16th July.

Congratulations David and very well played!

June 2018 ECU Newsletter

This can be viewed here.

A busy July for welsh chess!

The 2018 World Seniors Team Championship takes place between 6th July and 15th July in Dresden, Germany.

Two regional teams from Wales arre competing. In th Over 65 Section, Wales Deheubarth consisting of Iolo Jones (Capt.), John Thornton, Rudy van Kemenade, Peter Bevan and David Aubrey-James and in the Over 50 Section, Wales Silures consisting of Mark Adams (Capt.), Lee Davis, John Fletcher, Tony Hughes and Huw Morcom.

The games can be viewed here. 

.pgn files are being uploaded daily on the Games page.

The results will be shown here.

Alao, between the 7th and 12th July, the 15th South Wales International takes place in Llanedeyrn.

The games can be viewed here.


Reminder: Chess event for Secondary School players on Saturday 30 June

On Saturday 30 June 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 1-4 p.m. (the full address is Whitchurch Rugby Sports & Social Club, Samuels Crescent, Velindre Road, Cardiff, CF14 2TH).

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South Penlan Chess Club

A new chess club has opened in Penlan, Swansea.

The details are below:

South Penlan Community Centre

Heol Frank, Penlan, Swansea, SA5 7AH

Players of all ages and abilities welcome

Fridays 4pm -6pm


Paul on 07592266526 or

2017/18 WCPL Season Report

Please note that the WCPL report for the 2017/2018 season is now available on the WCPL page.

ECU Newsletter May 2018

The May edition of the ECU Newsletter can be viewed here.

Anyone for chess in Ferrol, Spain 15th-22nd July?

An Invitation to the XXIII International Chess Festival in Ferrol, Spain 15th-22nd July has been received.

Anyone interested can download the information here.

GDPR – Urgent

Today, 25th May 2018, the new GDPR Data Protection Regulations came into force.

Mark Adams has kindly created documents to inform Parents, Clubs and Zones on the impact the regulations will have on how data is aquired and stored.

There is a new tab at the top of the page and link on the left menu linking to the new documents.

Would all Club and Zonal Officials please study these documents as a matter of urgency.