FIDE Executive Board 2017 Decisions

The FIDE Executive Board 2017 decisions can be viewed here.

2018 Olympiad Batumi Georgia Sept 23rd-October 6th

The following (not necessarily in board order) have accepted invitations to represent Wales

Open Section Carl Strugnell Jonathan Blackburn Alex Bullen Allan Pleasants Francis Rayner Non-playing Captain / Coach: Marian Petrov

Women’s Section Jane Richmond Olivia Smith Imogen Camp Venetia Sivarajasingam Shayanna Sivarajasingam Non-playing captain / Coach: Leonid Sandler

We wish them every success.

In […]

ECU Newsletter April 2018

The latest edition of the ECU Newsletter can be viewed here.

Also, information regarding the ECU School Chess Teacher Training Certificate can be viewed here.

ECU Newsletter March 2018

The March 2018 ECU newsletter can now be downloaded from here.

Richard Jones wins Geof Tyrrell Best Game Prize 2017

In this the eighth year of the competition in memory of Geof, the judges, Stuart Hutchings, Dave James and Howard Williams, looked at 24 games which met our basic criteria. In short, these are wins or draws by Welsh players against foreign opposition rated both 2250 or over and 150 points or more above the […]

2018 World Seniors Team Championship

Two squads have now been selected to represent regions of Wales in the above event.

Over 65 Section: Deheubarth

Iolo Jones (Capt.)

John Thornton

Rudy van Kemenade

Peter Bevan

David Aubrey-James

Over 50 Section: Silures

Mark Adams (Capt.)

Lee Davis

John Fletcher

Tony Hughes

Huw Morcom

We wish the players an enjoyable and successful tournament.

ECU Newsletter January 2018

The ECU Newsletter can be viewed here.

Garry Kasparov on Desert Island Discs

On Sunday January 28th 2018, Garry Kasparov will be on Desert Island Discs on BBC Radio 4.

2018 Olympiad (Batumi, Georgia, 23/9/2018 – 7/10/2018)

Appointment of Non-Playing Captains/Coaches for the Welsh Teams In the Open And Women’s Sections

Expressions of interest, together with details of previous experience and/or other qualifications, are invited for one or other of the two posts – by 28 February to Howard Williams, Chair WCU Selection Committee, Chairmanselectors@welshchessunion.org.uk. The Committee will meet in the first […]

Geof Tyrrell Best Game Prize 2017: Approaching deadline

The deadline for entries for the 2017 award is 31 January 2018; so there is still time to nominate a game (which need not have been played by the person making the nomination). The detailed rules can be found here but briefly to qualify for consideration a 2017 game must be a win or a […]

Message from the Secretary of Trainers’ Commission Mr. Efstratios Grivas

Dear All, My heart operation was successful and now I am recovering.

It seems that (more or less) I am slowly back in business and ready to answer your questions again!

I would like to thank you all for your kind wishes and moral support and to wish you a Happy New Year 2018.

Enjoy […]