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William Hewitt and Rudy Van Kemenade share 2017 Welsh Blitz Championships

At the 2017 Welsh Blitz Championships, held at Bishop Hedley High School, Merthyr Tydfil, on Saturday June 17, William Hewitt and AGM Rudy Van Kemenade shared first place with a score of 9/11.

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Wales Under 12s beat teams from South East and South West England

Over the week-end 3-4 June, a Welsh under 12 team of twelve players enjoyed victories against counterparts from South East and South West England.

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WCPL Season 2016/17 Review

Paul Hatchett has kindly written a comprehensive report on   the WCPL season just ended. It can be found here.

ECU Newletter May 2017

The May 2017 edition of the ECU Newsletter can be downloaded here.

Welsh Blitz Championship June 17th Bishop Hedley School, Merthyr Tydfil

All entrants please note that entries should be sent to Kevin  Staveley (email: kevin.staveley@btinternet.com)

WCPL Round 5 games are now available

Please note that the games from the WCPL Round 5 can now be downloaded from the Games page.

Welsh Premier League – Season 2017-18

Anyone interested in entering a team in the 2017-18 season should contact Kevin Staveley (kevin.staveley@btinternet.com) before the end of June.

Welsh players win in Frome

At the Frome Congress, held on 12-14 May, first place in the open section was shared by this year’s winner of the Welsh Championships, Alan Peasants, Welsh international Jane Richmond, and the English player Scott Crockart.

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Calling all Welsh chess players

The 2017 Welsh Correspondence Chess Championships is to be restarted after a break of eighteen years.

Entry is open to all Welsh chess players and free for this season.

This is a terrific oppurtunity to experience Correspondence Chess (which is played online) for anyone who has not experienced this activity previously.

More information can be found here.

South Wales mega-final 2017

Whitchurch Primary School provided an excellent venue for the South West mega-final, which was held and Saturday 6 May and attracted 219 players. Unlike previous years, medals were given for second and third place. Players in the under 11s and below that scored 4 points or more qualified for the giga-final; for those playing in the under 12s and above, 3.5 points or more secured a place at the giga-final.

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