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

WCPL Round 1

The Welsh Chess Premier League commenced on 4th November with three very close matches all ending with the score 3.5/2.5.

Cardigan produced a very strong top board clean sweep to beat Nidum.

Cardiff beat the new team, The Full Ponty, thanks to wins for Alex Bullen and Tom Brown.

Finally, Abergavenny came away from Llanelli […]

Dyfed Closed Championship 2018

Held at the Emlyn Café at Tanygroes on the 27th/28th October the event was reasonably well attended by 14 Dyfed players.

The tournament prize winners were:

=1st – Rudy van Kemenade 2023 (Aberystwyth) – 4/5

=1st – David Buttell 1831 (Carmarthen) – 4/5

  3rd – Gerry Heap 2163 (Carmarthen) – 3.5/5

Under 1600 Grading […]

2018 West Wales Congress Update

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

2018 West Wales Congress Results


Gerry Heap won the West Wales Open with 4.5/5.

Adam Musson was 2nd with 4/5.

John Underwood, Sven Zeidler and Joe Fatallah tied for 3rd with 3.5/5.


Kimberley Chong won the West Wales Major with 4.5/5.

Tomasz Miga and Andrew Thomas tied for 2nd with 4/5.


Eleanor Collins won the West Wales […]

2018 Welsh Seniors Games

The games from the 2018 Welsh Seniors Championships are now available on the Games page.

The ‘missing’ games are from byes.

2018 Welsh Seniors and South Wales Autumn Blitz

The 2018 Welsh Seniors was won by Dai James.

The South Wales Autumn Blitz was won by Peter Bevan.

Increase in WCU Membership Fees for 2018/19 Season


Members are reminded that adult subscriptions for season 2018/19 have been increased to £15, following the approved resolution at the last AGM. Junior fees remain at £7.

West Wales Lightning Tournament 3rd September

The annual lightning tournament that traditionally marks the beginning of the new season in West Wales took place at the Morriston Rugby Club, The new home of Morriston Chess Club on Monday 3rd September.

Eighteen players took part. Thirteen from the Morriston Club.

Peter Bevan’s draw with Bill Hewitt in the last round was enough […]


We are looking for at least one new team to enter this season’s Welsh Premier League.

Anyone interested in organising a team should contact Kevin Staveley ( by 10th September at the latest.

The Vale will not be taking part in this season’s competition so one new team will be replacing them in the […]

2018 North Wales Congress 22nd-24th June

122 entries were received.

The North Wales Open was won by Jonah Willow with 5/5. Jonah is just fourteen years old. David Jameson and John Shakespeare were 3rd=.

Oleg Cukovs won the Major. Mark Bastow(Colwyn Bay) was =2nd. Ifan Rathbone-Jones was =5th with 3.5/5.

John Harris(Forest of Dean) won the Minor with 5.5.

The games […]