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 Update

All games from Rounds 1-3 are now available on the games page.

South Wales New Year Congress Results

Open:=1st Gregorz Toczek, David Sands and Conor Gay 4pts

Major:=1st Duncan Macarthur and Dai James 4.5 pts=3rd Stephen Williams, Tom Bennett, Scott Hammett, Les Philpin, David Parsons, Andrew Smith and Mark Cooke 3pts

The games from the Open are now available on the Games page.


WCPL Games

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

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


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 […]

2018 South Wales Autumn Congress Results

The results were as follows:


=1st        Grzegorz Toczek and  Mike P Waddington      4/5 =3rd      Jason Garcia and Peter Varley                        3/5


-1st         Stephen A Horrell, Martin C Jones and Duncan M Macarthur    […]

South Wales Blitz 25/11/18


Please email Kevin if you are playing.

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 […]