Don’t forget….


Dec 8th-9th 15th Jan 2019 4th-6th
Junior Quadrangular Welsh Junior Rapidplay Championships (U14, 12, 10, 8) South Wales
New Year Congress
Liverpool Bishop Hedley High School,
Merthyr Tydfil,
Heronston Hotel
Erwenny Road,
Bridgend CF355AW
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12th 19th 20th 
Wales & The West of England Junior Team Tournament  Junior Rapidplay Congress South Wales Blitz
Chepstow Leisure Centre,
Welsh Street,
Chepstow NP165LR
Chepstow Leisure Centre,
Welsh Street,
Chepstow, NP165LR
Chepstow Leisure Centre,
Welsh Street,
Chepstow, NP165LR
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Bill Flew RIP

Sad news has reached us that Bill Flew has passed away. 

Bill was a regular player in Upper killay and  initialy a captain of the second team before  becoming the first team captain.
He  started playing in the league for Pennard in the 1970’s, before moving away to the Midlands.
He retured to West Wales  in the 2000’s. He often reminded us about the fixture arrangements in thr Midlands at our AGM.
He was a very friendly person and  liked it when his opponent played PQ4. He will be sadly missed. 
The Welsh Chess Union woul like to express our condolences to Bill’s family and friends at this very sad time.
Bill Flew’s funeral is on Mon 17 Dec with a service at Saint  Mary’s Church Pennard at 2.30 pm followed by 4 pm at Llanelli Crematorium and back to Pennard Golf Club at 5.30 pm.

WCPL Games

The games from Rounds 1 and 2 are now downloadable from the Games page.

First Rank Edition 18

This can be viewed here.

ECU Newletter November 2018

This can be viewed here.


Playing at home on Sat 1st of December 2018, St John emerged as the victors in this 5 round Swiss tournament.
The six teams that took part in this competition were:  Dell, Rhydypennau A and B, Ysgol y Wern, St John and Broadfield primary who travelled from Swindon.
With scores tied at 8 points each St john snatched victory from Broadfield on tie break  with half a game point ahead of Broadfield. Rhydypennau A took third place. It was a very tight and highly contested tournament all the way through with the final result being decided on the last match played.
The finals will take place at Uppingham on the 4th and 5th of July.
The final results were as follows:
Teams Total Game Points Total Match Points
St John’s 24.5 8
Brookfield 24 8
Rhydyprennau A 19 7
The Dell 10.5 5
Ysgol Y Wern 7 2
Rhydyprennau B 5 0

2019 WCU AGM

At a recent Management Board meeting, it was decided that the 2019 WCU AGM will be held on Sunday 7th April 2019.

The venue has yet to be decided.

Cardiff City Stadium Chess Tournament 28th November Results

420 children representing 40 teams took part in this competition. The event relies on the generous time given up by volunteers, many of whom have attended each year, and all are thanked for their support of this event.

The event was organised in two sections with the prize winners as follows:

DIVISION 1                  1st:       St John’s College, Cardiff

                                   2nd:      Rhydypenau Primary School, Cardiff

                                   3rd:      Ysgol Gymraeg Melin Gruffydd


DIVISION 2                  1st:       Roath Park Primary School, Cardiff

                                   2nd:      Cwrt Rawlin Primary School, Cardiff

                                   3rd: =   Bryn Deri Primary School, Cardiff

                                              Shirenewton Primary School, Chepstow


The trophies were presented by the Welsh Chess Union Patron, Lord Greg Mostyn, who spent a significant part of the day at the event watching the young people in play.


South Wales November Blitz Results

30 players took part in this competition held at Llandaff Memorial Hall, Cardiff on 25th November.

This weekend is the first time we have used this venue and it proved to be extremely popular.

1st:       Jose Camacho Collados

2nd:      Gregorz Toczek

3rd: =   Joe Fathallah, Anthony Hughes

Report by Kevin Staveley


Welsh Secondary Schools Championship Results

At Llandaff, Cardiff on November 25th, the Welsh Secondary Schools Championship took place.

The results were as follows:

Position Team Team Members
1st Chepstow A Madeleine Smith,
David McIntosh,
Rachel McIntosh,
George Smith
2nd St John’s College Cardiff Shayanna Sivarajasingam
Venetia Sivarajasingam
Hiya Ray
Daniel Jaberensari
3rd Whitchurch High Duncan MacDonald
Ellison Smith
Callum Smith



Junior Congress 3 Results

At Llandaff, Cardiff on 24th July, the Junior Raptdplay Congress 3 took place.

The results were as follows:

1st Ethan Chung 6/6  
2nd Anish Choudhury 4 
3rd Bence Szakmany  2
1st Alex Lawrence  4.5/5  
2nd   Oliver Sapsford  4  
3rd  Andy Wang 3.5
1st  Govind Anandkumar 5/5  
2nd  Tabitha Ryan  4.5   
3rd=  Joseff Roberts, Robert Sequeira, Lucy Taylor, Evan Lewis  4  
1st  Deeptha Nagarajan  5/5  
2nd  Noah Morgan  4  
3rd= Nona Roberts, Jamie Lau-Jones, Srinikha Ankireddy  3