Chess Training days during Half-Term

Chess Training Days during Half-Term


Monday and Tuesday 30 and 31 October 2017


Hawthorn Primary School

Hawthorn Road East, Llandaff North, Cardiff CF14 2LR



Millfield International 2017: Chepstow come second in the Majors

Making their debut in the 2017 Millfield International, Chepstow School came second in the Major section, just behind Torquay Grammar School for Boys.


Welsh Dragons deliver strong performances in the Junior 4NCL

At the junior 4NCL competition held at Wokefield Park, Reading, on the 30 September and 1 October, the three Welsh Dragons teams all finished in the top half of the table.


South Wales U14s come third in NYCA

In the NYCA tournament held in Telford on Sunday 24 September, the under 14s came third with 18.5 game points out of a possible 36. The under 18s came joint third with Warwickshire, scoring 6 game points out of a possible 24.


Hiya Ray and the European Under-12 Girls Championship in Romania

Hiya Ray recently competed in the European U-12 Girls Championship in Romania. She acheived a score of 4½/9 (+3 =3 -3) versus an average field of almost 1700 FIDE. Her own FIDE rating of 1483 will be gaining 82 points as a result. Hiya’s report and games are below.

Tim Kett


Juniors who have qualified for the 2018 Welsh Junior Championships

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 […]

Welsh Junior Championships 2018 – Qualification Changes

PLEASE NOTE In order to take part in the 2018 Welsh U8, 9, 10 or 11 Championships players must have achieved the following ratings: U8 (born 2010 or later) over 200, U9 (born 2009 or later) over 550, U10 (born 2008 or later) over 700, U11 (born 2007 or later) over 800. For qualification for […]

Welsh players participate in the final stage of the UK Land Chess Challenge

Several juniors played in the Terafinal and Challengers sections of the UK Land Chess Challenge, over the week-end 12-13 August.


Glorney-Gilbert International 2017

This year the Glorney-Gilbert International, played in Cardiff from 24-26 July, involved teams from England, Ireland, Scotland and France. France won the Glorney (under 18 open) and the Gilbert (under 18 girls), Ireland won the Robinson (under 14s), and England won the Stokes (under 12s).


Live commentary on Glorney Gilbert

The Irish Chess Union are providing live commentary on the Glorney Gilbert here.

Results are here.


Successes at the southern giga-final 2017

A few players from Wales participated in the southern giga-final, held in Richmond on the 22-23 July.