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 […]

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 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.


Successes at the giga-final 2017

Many players from all over Wales put in impressive performances at the northern giga-final, held in Manchester on the 15-16 July.


Two Welsh schools play in ECF Under 11 Open finals

At the ECF Under 11 Open finals played at Uppingham school on Thursday 6 and Friday 7 July, two of the fourteen participating schools came from Wales: St John’s and The Dell. In this teams-of-six, five round competition involving 14 schools, St John’s came equal 4th with 17 out of 30, while the Dell came […]

Merthyr Championships 2017

The Fourth Merthyr Tydfil Chess Championship was held in The Dowlais Community Centre on Tuesday 27 June. Children from eight local Primary Schools from took part in the event, which was organised by The Stephens and George Centenary Charitable Trust and supported by Chess in Schools and Communities and other funding bodies.

St Mary’s RC […]

Wales Under 12s beat teams from South East and South West England

Over the week-end 3-4 June, a Welsh under 12 team of twelve players enjoyed victories against counterparts from South East and South West England.