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).

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UK Land 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 […]

2019 Welsh Junior Championships (U16,13,11,9) Results

The results were:

U11 Championship

1st   Sridatta Dantu2nd  Tom Davies3rd   Ashika Shahameeran

U9 Championship

1st   Govind Anandkumar2nd  Seb Hoccom3rd  Jamie Lau Jones

U11 Major

1st Govind Anandkumar2nd Joseph Elliott3rd Dylan Haddow

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A O Jones Rapidplay Results

The joint winners were Friedemann Brock (2241 Germany), currently working at Swansea Uni & Ian Jones 4.5/5, so Ian receieved the A O Jones trophy.

34 players entered, 2 failed to show, but 2 new entrants turned up on the day.

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Steve Christmas RIP

Sad news has reached us that Steve Christmas (Pontypool and Nelson Chess Clubs) passed away on 6th March.

Those who knew Steve might also have known his oldest daughter Rose Christmas, a keen chess player like her father. Steve also leaves a wife Theresa, and younger daughter Cherry.

The Management Board wish to extend […]

Management Board Vacancies

As the 2019 WCU AGM is on 7th April, would all WCU members please note that the following Management Board posts will be vacated at the meeting and that volunteers are required to fill these vacancies.

National Rating Officer

Publicity Director

Would anyone interested in filling either of these posts please inform the Executive […]

WCPL Round 4

The games can now be downloaded from the Games page.

Welsh Primary Schools Championships Results

The Welsh Primary Schools Championships took place at Merthyr Tydfil on 9th March. The Championship attracted 24 teams and also 32 individual players.Prize winners are as follows:Champions        St John’s College, Cardiff2nd                  Rhydypenau Primary School A3rd                  Rhydypenau Primary School BFurther prizes were awarded to:Rhydypenau Primary School CCwrt Rawlin Primary SchoolBirchgrove Primary School […]

Fischer’s Catch at the 4NCL

The report by Olivia Smith can be viewed here.

First Rank Newsletter Edition 21

The newsletter can be viewed here.