Juniors who have qualified for the 2018 Welsh Junior Championships (Final Table)

The players below can be congratulated as already qualified for the 2018 Welsh Junior championships. We hope they will play regularly in higher rated rapidplay events throughout the season to increase their standard of play in readiness for these Championships.

An updated list of qualifiers should be available on the website within a week of […]

Glorney Gilbert Tournament 2018: 16-18 July

The dates for 2018 Glorney Gilbert Tournament have now been finalised: it will be held at the University of the West of Scotland, Paisley, from 16th to 18th of July, with travelling on the 15th and 19th.

Chepstow secures a spot in the ECF Team Challenge finals

Chepstow school have gone through to the national finals of the ECF Team Challenge, after winning the West Country Region. At this event, held at Bristol Grammar on the evening on Monday 5 February, Chepstow A scored 12 points out of a possible 16, just half a point ahead of Sir Thomas Rich’s and Churchill […]

Cardiff & Vale 2018

The 30th junior Cardiff andVale Championships were held at Cardiff County Hall on Sunday 4 February. Supporting this event were Cardiff Bay Rotary Club, and presenting the prizes was Major of Cardiff, Cllr Bob Derbyshire.


Calling all Welsh chess players at secondary schools

Recently, the junior committee of the WCU has appointed Richard Stevenson as officer for Secondary School Chess.

One of his first initiatives is to organise an afternoon of fast-paced, light-hearted chess for secondary players all standards. This will be held at Whitchurch Rugby club, the home of North Cardiff chess club, from 1-4 p.m. on […]

St John’s cruise into the finals of the ECF Under 11 Open

Playing at home on Sunday 28 January, St John’s A-team emerged as convincing winners of the South West regional finals of the ECF Under 11 Open. Scoring 28.5 game points out of a possible 30, St John’s have booked their place in the national finals, to be played at Uppingham school in July.


Welsh Girls’ Championships 2018

The change of venue for the Girls’ Championships from its long-time home at Inglefield House in Monmouth to my home town Caerphilly meant I could have an extra hour in bed!! Sadly we seemed to lose the Inglefield girls, but there was a good turn out with a few girls coming down from North Wales, […]

Dragons triumph in Telford

At the second week-end of the junior 4NCL 2017/2018 season, held in Telford, one of the three Welsh Dragons teams won the second division. Welsh Dragons Green – Merlin Davies, Ellison Smith, Sam Goodfellow, Ben Jaberansari and Tom Davies – netted nine match points, one more than second-placed Barnet Knights 2.


Glamorgan Under 9s and Under 11s win the Wales and West-of-England jamboree

At the 2018 South Wales and West-of-England jamboree, held at Chepstow School on Saturday 13 January, Glamorgan won the under 9s and under 11s sections. In the under 14s they finished third, behind Gwent and winners Somerset.


January 2018 Junior Rapidplay Rating List

The January 2018 Junior Rapidplay Rating List can now be downloaded from the Grades page.