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SOUTH WALES AUTUMN BLITZ

SUNDAY, 10th SEPTEMBER 2017

 Radisson Park Inn Hotel, Circle Way East, Llanedeyrn,

Cardiff CF23 9XF

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Important notice for all Club Secretaries

INSURANCE

For season 2017/18 we have reviewed the WCU insurances, to improve and clarify the insurance cover for members. From 1 September 2017, all WCU registered members are covered by the new policy.

Membership fees are due by 30 November 2017. During the period 1 September to 30 November 2017, members will be covered if they were registered for season 2016/17. From 1 December 2017, they will only be covered from that date or the date of receipt of their fees by their club treasurer, whichever is the later.

The WCU policy covers all normal risks, including public liability, but specifically excludes non-members and club equipment. Clubs are advised to take out their own equipment cover, although this may be dependent upon insurers’ assessment of the level of security available at each club. (That is the reason why the WCU is unable to take up such cover).

The insurers have imposed a condition in the policy that in order to be covered, each club must be registered with the WCU. To be able to demonstrate that registration, we require each club to pay the WCU a nominal registration fee. In view of the short notice, the registration fee for 2017/18 will be set at only £5 / club, but will increase to £10 / club in the following season. This will be significantly cheaper than the insurance cover which would otherwise be taken by individual clubs. Would club treasurers please pay this club registration fee via the zone treasurers at the same time as the member registrations.

Paul Scott

Financial Director

 

Turner triumphs at the South Wales Autumn Blitz

GM Matthew Turner scored a perfect 11/11 at the South Wales Autumn Blitz, to win the tournament with a performance rating of 2789. Sharing second place with 8/11 were William Hewitt, Peter Heavan and Tim Kett.

Continue reading Turner triumphs at the South Wales Autumn Blitz

South Wales Summer Open, Major and 3rd Welsh Seniors Championship

The games from the South Wales Summer Open, Major and 3rd Welsh Seniors Championship are now available for download from the Games page.

West Wales 2017 British and County Correspondence Chess Champions

West Wales are the new British County and District Chess Champions, winning the Ward-Higgs trophy. Continue reading West Wales 2017 British and County Correspondence Chess Champions

David Rhys Lewis RIP

News has just reached the WCU that David Rhys Lewis (Pentyrch) has passed away suddenly at the tragically young age of 52.

The WCU wish to send our condolences to his many friends and relatives at this very sad time.

Lee Davis wins 3rd Welsh Seniors Championships

At the 3rd Welsh Seniors Championships and South Wales Summer Congress, held in Penarth on 1-3 September 2017, Lee Davies netted first placed in the Seniors with 4/5. Peter Bevan and AGM Rudy Van Kemenade shared second with 3.5 points. Continue reading Lee Davis wins 3rd Welsh Seniors Championships

September 2017 Junior Rapidplay Rating List

The September 2017 Junior Rapidplay Ratings List can be downloaded as a pdf from the Grades page.

Juniors who have qualified for the 2018 Welsh Junior Championships

The players below can be congratulated as already qualified for the 2018 Welsh Junior championships.  We hope they will play regularly in higher rated rapidplay events throughout the season to increase their standard of play in readiness for these Championships. 
 
An updated list of qualifiers should be available on the website within a week of any large WCU organised junior rapidplay event.  In the case of any omission now or during the season, please contact John Thornton at john@wcurapidplayratings.co.uk
Juniors who have qualified @ 01/09/2017
Under 11 - born 2007 or later
First NameSurname
School Year
Date of BirthRating
Date Qualified
Ethan
Chung
5
2007
1509
01/09/2017
Daniel
Chung6
2007
1350
01/09/2017
SridattaDantu52008126101/09/2017
MiloDavies62007121301/09/2017
Bence
Szakmany
6
2007
1162
01/09/2017
Fraser
Britton
6
2007
1162
01/09/2017
Ashika
Shahameeran
5
2008
1108
01/09/2017
Jonathan
Davies
6
2007
1106
01/09/2017
Benjamin
Jaberansari
4
2009
1084
01/09/2017
Jacob
Wynn
6
2007
1078
01/09/2017
Tom
Davies
3
2009
1065
01/09/2017
Yuxuan
Wu
5
2007
1064
01/09/2017
Kip
Sampson
6
2007
1054
01/09/2017
Ivo
Woodward
6
2007
1037
01/09/2017
Finlay
Britton
4
2008
980
01/09/2017
Calum
Newton
6
2007
977
01/09/2017
Osian
Jessop
5
2008
972
01/09/2017
Ed
Maguire
6
2007
922
01/09/2017
Maazin
Rizwan
5
2008
912
01/09/2017
Miles
Morris Dawson
5
2007
898
01/09/2017
Raymond
Xie
6
2007
885
01/09/2017
Alex
Mitias
5
2007
877
01/09/2017
Anshul
Swamy
5
2007
863
01/09/2017
Gabriella
Watkins
6
2007
861
01/09/2017
Nia
Rathkey
5
2008
861
01/09/2017
Isabella
Caesar
3
2009
845
01/09/2017
Alex
Ball
5
2008
843
01/09/2017
Andy
Wang
3
2009
842
01/09/2017
Harry
Buttle
6
2007
838
01/09/2017
Alice
Potter
6
2007
833
01/09/2017
Toby
Crewe-Read
6
2007
825
01/09/2017
Frederick
Dale-Hickey
3
2009
818
01/09/2017
Rhys
Buttle
6
2007
816
01/09/2017
Miles
Peckham
6
2007
816
01/09/2017
Amany
Schwarz
5
2007
815
01/09/2017
Lara
Omidvar
4
2008
815
01/09/2017
Mohamed
Mukhaiber
5
2008
815
01/09/2017
Thomas
Weston
6
2007
814
01/09/2017
Tansy
Fowler
6
2007
804
01/09/2017
Luke
Duffield
5
2008
802
01/09/2017
Under 10 - born 2008 or later
First NameSurnameSchool YearDate of BirthRatingDate Qualified
Sridatta
Dantu
5
2008
1261
01/09/2017
Ashika
Shahameeran
5
2008
1108
01/09/2017
Benjamin
Jaberansari
4
2009
1084
01/09/2017
Tom
Davies
3
2009
1065
01/09/2017
Finlay
Britton
4
2008
980
01/09/2017
Osian
Jessop
5
2008
972
01/09/2017
Maazin
Rizwan
5
2008
912
01/09/2017
Nia
Rathkey
5
2008
861
01/09/2017
Isabella
Caesar
3
2009
845
01/09/2017
Alex
Ball
5
2008
843
01/09/2017
Andy
Wang
3
2009
842
01/09/2017
Frederick
Dale-Hickey
3
2009
818
01/09/2017
Lara
Omidvar
4
2008
815
01/09/2017
Mohamed
Mukhaiber
5
2008
815
01/09/2017
Luke
Duffield
5
2008
802
01/09/2017
Rhys
Williams
5
2008
796
01/09/2017
Lewis
Wynn
5
2008
784
01/09/2017
Evan
Layton
5
2008
777
01/09/2017
Reggie
Burgess
5
2008
764
01/09/2017
Kritthik
Baranidharan
5
2008
758
01/09/2017
Vedant
Lutchman Singh
5
2008
757
01/09/2017
Oscar
Hitchings
5
2008
753
01/09/2017
Tristan
Xuan
5
2008
746
01/09/2017
Govind
Anandkumar
2
2010
732
01/09/2017
Benjamin
Delamotte
5
2008
719
01/09/2017
Aryan
Misra
5
2008
704
01/09/2017
Under 9 - born 2009 or later
First NameSurnameSchool YearDate of BirthRatingDate Qualified
Benjamin
Jaberansari
4
2009
1084
01/09/2017
Tom
Davies
3
2009
1065
01/09/2017
Isabella
Caesar
3
2009
845
01/09/2017
Andy
Wang
3
2009
842
01/09/2017
Frederick
Dale-Hickey
3
2009
818
01/09/2017
Govind
Anandkumar
2
2010
732
01/09/2017
Ollie
Stoneman
4
2009
667
01/09/2017
Samuel
Sandrey
4
2009
644
01/09/2017
Cale
Taylor
4
2009
625
01/09/2017
Harry
Winstone
4
2009
624
01/09/2017
Evan
Lewis
4
2009
621
01/09/2017
Lilian
Sapsford
3
2009
599
01/09/2017
Rafaul
Karim
4
2009
593
01/09/2017
Robert
Sequeira
4
2009
587
01/09/2017
Seb
Hoccom
3
2010
586
01/09/2017
Jainam
Khandhar
4
2009
566
01/09/2017
Huw
Tanner
4
2009
564
01/09/2017
Harry
Withnall
4
2009
563
01/09/2017
Under 8 - born 2010 or later
Anyone over 200 is eligible - the following are those over 450
First NameSurnameSchool YearDate of BirthRatingDate Qualified
Govind
Anandkumar
2
2010
732
01/09/2017
Seb
Hoccom
3
2010
586
01/09/2017
Shuchen
Xie
3
2010
497
01/09/2017
Leon
Giordmaine
3
2010
489
01/09/2017
Alice
Morris Dawson
2
2011
485
01/09/2017
Amy
Dons
3
2010
484
01/09/2017
Ethan
Song
3
2010
473
01/09/2017
Johnny
Senjoansrajah
2
2010
451
01/09/2017

ECU Newsletter August 2017

The latest ECU Newletter can be downloaded here.

UK Chess Academy Chess Training event in Cardiff August 24th-31st

In partnership with the UK Chess Acadamy and organised by Wales Tamil Sangam with the support of Cardiff City Council are holding training sessions for juniors at the Millenium Centre (Preseli Room – Floor 2) in Cardiff August 24th – 31st.

Further, 10 nominated people from the Welsh Chess Union are elligible for a free entry.

Information can be found here.