Don’t forget….

Mar 2019   
30thChess event for Secondary School playersWhitchurch Rugby Club,
Samuels Crescent,
Cardiff CF14 2TH
For Entry Form contact
welshsecondarychess@gmail.com
Apr
7thWCU AGMPencoed Miners Welfare Hall,
Heol-y-Groes,
Pencoed,
Bridgend CF355PE
2.00pm start
Agenda
7thDelancey UK Schools Chess Challenge 2019Chepstow Methodist Church
Albion Square
Chepstow
NP165DA
2.00pm
19th-22ndWelsh ChampionshipsRadisson Park Inn Hotel,
Circle Way East,
Llanedeyrn,
Cardiff, CF239XF
Entry Form
Entries @ 17th April
Follow the games live:(Also on Follow Chess app)
Open/Major Live Games
All round pairings to be published om ChessResults.com not WCU Website
28thWCPLMelincryddan Community Centre,
Cryddan Road,
Neath SA111SS

 

 

World Seniors Team Championship (+50 & +65) Results

 

Two teams are taking part. Wales Silures are in the Over 50’s event and Wales Deubarth are in the Over 65’s event.

The live games can be found on Chess24.
Tournament results can be found on ChessResults.

Continue reading World Seniors Team Championship (+50 & +65) Results

ECU E-Magazine March 2019

This can be viewed here.

First Rank Newsletter Edition 22

This can be viewed here.

2019 Welsh Blitz Championship Results

1st Alex Bullen 9/11
2nd Grzegorz Toczek 8.5/11
=4th Robert Taylor, Tom Brown 8/11
25 players competed.

2019 Welsh Rapidplay Championship Results

1st Tom Brown 5.5/6

=3rd Grzegorz Toczek, Ian Jones 4.5/6

32 players competed.

Tutor Training Day in Cardiff on Thursday 23 May

The charity “Chess in Schools and Communities” (CSC) are running a Tutor Training Day on Thursday 23 May at The Park Inn City Centre Hotel, Mary Ann Street, Cardiff CF10 2JH (opposite the Motopoint Arena).

The course is aimed at anyone involved, or wanting to becomoe involved, in junior chess including parents, grandparents, teachers, teaching assissants. No teaching or chess playing experience is required to attend.  The course covers

  • An overview of the primary school CSC chess syllabus
  • Techniques for teaching chess
  • Running a school chess club or a chess club junior section
  • Cross-curricular links

Full details are on the CSC website

Cardiff, 23rd of May 2019 – 23/05/2019 10:00:00

Saturday 30 March: Chess event for Secondary School players

On Saturday 30 March 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).

Attendance is free. Players will be divided into teams at random, giving everyone a chance of success while having the opportunity to get to know new players.

Those that wish to attend should send an e-mail to Richard Stevenson, who can be contacted at:  welshsecondarychess@gmail.com

Delancey UK Schools Chess Challenge 2019: An opportunity to qualify

A local round of the UK Land Chess Challenge will be held on Sunday 7 April in Chepstow. It will provide an opportunity for children that have not had a chance to play in the UK Land Chess Challenge through their school or local chess club, and a second chance for children that have already participated in this competition this year.

The competition in Chepstow will take place in Chepstow Methodist Church (NP16 5DA) from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. Richard can be contacted on 01291 629640, or by e-mailing richardstevenson@zoho.com

If there are any proceeds, they will go to support junior chess in Chepstow.

2019 Welsh Junior Championships (U16,13,11,9) Results

The results were:

U11 Championship

1st   Sridatta Dantu
2nd  Tom Davies
3rd   Ashika Shahameeran

U9 Championship

1st   Govind Anandkumar
2nd  Seb Hoccom
3rd  Jamie Lau Jones

U11 Major

1st   Govind Anandkumar
2nd  Joseph Elliott
3rd   Dylan Haddow




A O Jones Rapidplay Results

The joint winners were Friedemann Brock (2241 Germany), currently working at Swansea Uni & Ian Jones 4.5/5, so Ian receieved the A O Jones trophy.

34 players entered, 2 failed to show, but 2 new entrants turned up on the day.

Continue reading A O Jones Rapidplay Results