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 […]

Chepstow wins Yes2Chess final

A team from Chepstow has won the 2017 Yes2Chess title after beating Stora Hammars Skola from Hollvoken, near Malmo, in the final held at the London Chess Classic. The Chepstow side that won the match 7.5 to 2.5 were given the opportunity to play due to the success of the players at last summer’s ECF […]

Welsh Under 14s win Quadrangular

At this year’s Quadrangular, held in Liverpool on 2-3 December, the Welsh Under 14 team won by a convincing margin. The team of Chirag Guha, Ifan Rathbone-Jones, Anton Petkov, David McIntosh, Caspian Fowler, Duncan MacDonald, Neirin Leggett, Sithika Medagedara, Neil Stevenson and Robert Goodwin netted 20.5 points out of a possible 30, 4 points more […]

St John’s dethrone The Dell at Cardiff Stadium

At the Cardiff Stadium event, held on Tuesday 28 November, St John’s College Cardiff took top spot, winning all five of their matches by a comfortable margin. Rhydypenau came second in division one, and the winners for the previous three years, The Dell, came third.


Third Welsh Junior Congress 2017

In the third and final Welsh Junior Congresses to be held this autumn Daniel Chung won the Open section. Yuxuan Wu came second and Joel Chung third.


Chepstow and St John’s qualify for the regional round of the Under 19 Open

On Monday 20 November St John’s and Chepstow B enjoyed success in a qualifier for the regional round of ECF Under 19 Open (formerly The Sunday Times and then The Times Championship). In this event, played at Bristol Grammar, St John’s put in a very impressive performance, winning all three games. Chepstow B, a very […]

Second Welsh Junior Congress 2017

The second of three Welsh Junior Congresses to be held this autumn took place on Saturday 11 November at Chepstow School. Madeleine Smith won the Open section; Tcyho Twohig and Sanwi Dantu shared the Premiership; Lara Omidvar, Harri Gilbert and Ioan Phillips shared the Major; and Linton Scotthorne won the Starters.


Jaberansari brothers shine at the Wiltshire Open Junior Championships

At the Wiltshire open junior championships, held on Sunday 5 November, Daniel Jaberansari won the Under18s with 5/6, and younger brother Benjamin came second in the under 10s with 5/6. For Benjamin, his success has allowed him to qualify for the major section of the U10 London Junior chess championships, which will take place on […]

South Wales come second in the NYCA Under 16s  

At the NYCA competitions held at Kennilworth on 4 November South Wales came second out of six teams in the under 16s, and fourth out of six teams in the under 12s. Meanwhile, North Wales and Cheshire came third in the under 16s and sixth in the under 12s.


More Junior qualifiers for the 2018 Welsh Junior Championships

Congratulations to the following new qualifiers for the Junior Championships after the 1st Junior Congress in Merthyr:

U9 Solomon Baker U10 William Pennock U11 Rishi Paul, Vedant Lutchman Singh.