Chess Congress Questionnaire

Kevin Staveley has recently noticed that the number of players playing in weekend congresses has fallen.

To better understand the reasons for this fall, would members please complete the questionnaire below and return it to Kevin Staveley (

Chess Congress Questionnaire

Thank you

2017/18 Welsh Rapidplay now rearranged for 28th April

Please note that the Frank Hatto Memorial Welsh Individual Rapidplay Championships has now been rearranged for 28th April 2018 at Pencoed.

Please also note that players who entered this event in December are asked to contact Kevin Staveley to confirm they will be playing.

The entry form can be downloaded here.

Dyfed Open games now available

The games from the Dyfed Open can now be downloaded from the Games page.

Bill Hewitt wins 2018 A O Jones

The first Open A O Jones attracted 28 entries.

The eventual winner Bill Hewitt, led from the start and only drew in the last round against the top grade Adam Rakos.

Apart from his draw with Bill, Adam Rakos also drew with Andrew di Vetta.

Alan Young (winner for the last 3 years) lost in […]

GM Matthew Turner dominates the Dyfed Congress

At the Dyfed Congress, taking place at Fishguard Hotel over February 16-18, GM Matthew Tuner won the Open section and the Saturday evening Blitz competitions with perfect scores.


2018 Welsh Championship

There is a misprint on the Welsh Championnship entry form.

Please note that under ratings (page 2) the reference to Jan 2017 WCU list should read Jan 2018.

Similarly the late fee kicks in on 1st March 2018 (not 1st March 2017).

Please also note that there is a World Championship Boxing Match in […]

WCPL Round 3

The games from Round 3 of the WCPL can now be downloaded from the Games page.

Announcement of date change for 2018 North Wales Congress (Venue Cymru, Llandudno)

The date of the 2018 congress has been brought forward a week and will now take place Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th June. The change is necessary because Llandudno will be hosting Armed Forces Day 2018 on the weekend we had originally booked. This major national event is expected to attract around 200,000 visitors, which […]

2018 New Year Congress Results

There was a three-way tie for first in the Open between Jonathan Blackburn, Tom Brown and Tim Kett.

The Open grading prize was won by Venetia Sivarajasingam Conor Gay won the Major with Tomasz Miga (2nd) and David Williams, Andrew Di-Vetta, Simon Gay (equal 3rd). The Major grading prize was won by Susanna Fraser. Joel […]

WCPL Rounds 1 and 2

Games from WCPL Rounds 1 and 2 can now be downloaded from the Games page..

Tim Kett and Gerry Heap win West Wales Open, 5 tie first in Major, Albert Easton wins Minor

At the 2017 West Wales Congress between 17th-19th November, the winners were:

West Wales Open

1st= Tim Kett and Gerry Heap 4/5

3rd= Adam Musson and Sven Zeidler 3.5/5

West Wales Major

1st= Roger Greatorex, Roy Thomas, Stephen Horrell, Stephen Williams and Tomaz Miga 3.5/5

West Wales Minor

1st Albert Easton 4/5

2nd= Sean Denton, […]