2019 South Wales Megafinal

The 2019 Megafinal, part of the UK Chess Challenge, took place on Saturday, 18th May at St Teilo’s School, Cardiff. Over 220 students took part.

We sincerely thank all those who helped in so many ways to make this a success:


IQE to sponsor 2019/20 Welsh Secondary School Championships

The Welsh Chess Union are very pleased to announce that Cardiff-based multi-national IQE (https://iqep.com/) will be sponsoring the inaugeral 2019/2020 Welsh Secondary Schools Chess Championships.    This has been a priority for the Welsh Chess Union for some time as chess in Welsh Primary Schools has been well established for many years but has been […]

First Rank Newsletter Edition 23

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First Rank Newsletter Edition 22

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Tutor Training Day in Cardiff on Thursday 23 May

The charity “Chess in Schools and Communities” (CSC) are running a Tutor Training Day on Thursday 23 May at The Park Inn City Centre Hotel, Mary Ann Street, Cardiff CF10 2JH (opposite the Motopoint Arena).

The course is aimed at anyone involved, or wanting to becomoe involved, in junior chess including parents, grandparents, teachers, […]

Saturday 30 March: Chess event for Secondary School players

On Saturday 30 March there will be afternoon of fast-paced, light-hearted chess for secondary school players all standards. This will be held at Whitchurch Rugby club, the home of North Cardiff chess club, from 2-5 p.m. (the full address is Whitchurch Rugby Sports & Social Club, Samuels Crescent, Velindre Road, Cardiff, CF14 2TH).

Attendance […]

Delancey UK Schools Chess Challenge 2019: An opportunity to qualify

A local round of the UK Land Chess Challenge will be held on Sunday 7 April in Chepstow. It will provide an opportunity for children that have not had a chance to play in the UK Land Chess Challenge through their school or local chess club, and a second chance for children that have […]

2019 Welsh Junior Championships (U16,13,11,9) Results

The results were:

U11 Championship

1st   Sridatta Dantu2nd  Tom Davies3rd   Ashika Shahameeran

U9 Championship

1st   Govind Anandkumar2nd  Seb Hoccom3rd  Jamie Lau Jones

U11 Major

1st Govind Anandkumar2nd Joseph Elliott3rd Dylan Haddow

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Welsh Primary Schools Championships Results

The Welsh Primary Schools Championships took place at Merthyr Tydfil on 9th March. The Championship attracted 24 teams and also 32 individual players.Prize winners are as follows:Champions        St John’s College, Cardiff2nd                  Rhydypenau Primary School A3rd                  Rhydypenau Primary School BFurther prizes were awarded to:Rhydypenau Primary School CCwrt Rawlin Primary SchoolBirchgrove Primary School […]

First Rank Newsletter Edition 21

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