Don’t forget….

Mar 2019   
30thChess event for Secondary School playersWhitchurch Rugby Club,
Samuels Crescent,
Cardiff CF14 2TH
For Entry Form contact
7thWCU AGMPencoed Miners Welfare Hall,
Bridgend CF355PE
2.00pm start
7thDelancey UK Schools Chess Challenge 2019Chepstow Methodist Church
Albion Square
19th-22ndWelsh ChampionshipsRadisson Park Inn Hotel,
Circle Way East,
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 not WCU Website
28thWCPLMelincryddan Community Centre,
Cryddan Road,
Neath SA111SS



Swansea University Invitational Tournament

Swansea University Chess Club will be hosting its invitational tournament for the third year in a row. This year’s edition is on May 11 at Swansea University, Singleton Campus. Last two years were a great success and it is set to be even better this year. You will play seven games of chess, there will be some snacks and drinks and entry fee is low at only £5. We welcome all chess players to participate.

You can register at the link below:

Tournament details:

Date: 11 May

Time control: 20 min per person per game (no increments)

Entry fee: £5


1000-1045am – Round 1

1050-1135 – Round 2

1145-1230 – Round 3

Lunch Break – (We should potentially provide snacks)

1330-1415 – Round 6

1420-1505 – Round 5

1510-1555 – Round 6

1600-1645 – Round 7

(Final Round)


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2019 Welsh Championships

This year’s Championships were, once again, held at the Cardiff North Hotel. Numbers were slightly down on previous years but this was understandable due to a clash with the World Seniors Championships taking place simultaneously in Rhodes. Continue reading 2019 Welsh Championships

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:

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

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