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



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.

2018 Olympiad Batumi Georgia Sept 23rd-October 6th

The following (not necessarily in board order) have accepted invitations to represent Wales

Open Section

Carl Strugnell
Jonathan Blackburn
Alex Bullen
Allan Pleasants
Francis Rayner
Non-playing Captain / Coach: Marian Petrov

Women’s Section

Jane Richmond
Olivia Smith
Imogen Camp
Venetia Sivarajasingam
Shayanna Sivarajasingam
Non-playing captain / Coach: Leonid Sandler

We wish them every success.

In addition, Bill Harle will attend the FIDE Congress as WCU FIDE Delegate and Syringa Camp will be the Head of Delegation.

Urgent! The WCU require a new Finance Director shortly

Would all members please note that the office of WCU Finance Director will become vacant on 31st August 2018.

Therefore, would all zones please seek a volunteer for this role as a matter of urgency and certainly during the zonal AGM’s.

RIP GM Evgeni Andreyevitch Vasiukov

It is with great sadness that the WCU has learned that GM Evgeni Andreyevitch Vasiukov died on 10th May.

As a chessplayer he was among the strongest players at his peak having won the Moscow Championships six times.

He regularly competed for Russia in the World and European Seniors Team Championships until last year.

The WCU would like to offer our sincere condolences to his family at this difficult time.

New Correspondence Chess players needed!

If you have ever thought of giving Correspondence Chess a try, Wales are about to start a friendly match against Italy,.

This represents a great oppurtunity to get involved!

More information can be found here.

Welsh Correspondence Team win the North Atlantic Team Tournament VII

It is not every day that a team representing Wales wins any tournament but the Welsh Correspondence Chess team have acheived just that!

Congratulations to all the team members involved!

The Final Table can be found below.