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 […]

St John’s retains Welsh Primary School Championships

St John’s, Cardiff, were convincing winners of the 2018 Welsh Primary School Championships held at Bishop Hedley School Merthyr Tydfil, on Saturday 24 March. The team of four won all five matches, and netted 18 game points out of as possible 20.

Three schools shared second place with 8 match points: Rhydypenau A, Caedraw A […]

St John’s qualify for ECF Under 19 Open finals

St John’s, Cardiff, have qualified for the national finals of the ECF Under 19 Open (formerly The Sunday Times and then the Times Championship) by beating Chepstow School on tie-break, after the match finished 3-3. The team of Shayanna Sivarajasingam, Anlan Qui, Hiya Ray, Danield Jaberansari, Aron Callist and Anish Choudhury progress to the finals, […]

Chepstow cruise into ECF Junior Team Challenge finals

Chepstow School put in an outstanding performance in the West Country Region heat of the ECF Junior Team Challenge, winning 16 game points out of a possible 16.

The team of Madeleine Smith, Neil Stevenson, Harrison Postans and Steffan Griffiths will now play in the ECF Junior Team finals, to be held at Hertford College, […]

Welsh Junior Championships 2018: Week-end two results

At the second week-end of the Welsh Junior Chess Championships, held at Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Glantaf, Cardiff, on 10-11 March, Hugo Fowler and Ifan Rathbone-Jones shared the Under 16 title, Madeleine Smith won the under 13s, Daniel Chung won the under 11s and Tom Davies won the under 9s.

Arnav Kulkarni and Mohamed Mukhaiber shared […]

UK Land Chess Challenge 2018: An opportunity to qualify

A local round of the UK Land Chess Challenge will be held on Sunday 18 March 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 already […]

CANCELLED: Welsh Secondary School event

Due to the poor weather, and only slight signs of improvement over the next 24 hours, the event for Secondary School Chess players that was due to be held on 3 March has been cancelled. A date for the event in the summer term will be announced shortly.


Please note that until next Sunday there are major roadworks on the A48 in Chepstow due to gas main replacement. Last weekend these works caused major disruption around the Chepstow area and between the M48 and town (A466). If you are travelling on this route and using High Beech Roundabout please allow extra time to […]

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.