World Cadets Championship, Spain, Nov 3-16

Belated news from the World Cadets Tournament held in Santiago in Spain during November.

Hiya Ray was the only Welsh player to take part, playing in the Girls U12 Championship. She was given financial support with a bursary from the WCU. These bursaries are to support players whose rating suggests they have a good […]

Junior Quadrangular Results

The annual quadrangular tournament was held in Liverpool on 8th-9th December.Wales best placing was 2nd in the U16, 2.5 game points behind the winners Scotland. The U14 team finished 3rd, but were only beaten by the winners Scotland. The U12 competition was very close with Wales in last place, but only 3 game points […]

Welsh Junior Rapidplay Championships Results

The Junior Rapidplay Championships were played on Saturday 15th December at Bishop Hedley school in Merthyr.

The prizewinners were:-U8 Championship (7 players) Joint champions:  Aaryan Pandit  and Hasan Amar    3rd= Govind Anandkumar, James Choung, Gruff DafyddU10 Championship  (9 players) Champion: Tom Davies   2nd  Evan Lewis   3rd= Wangsu Xu, Isabella Caesar, Henry GoldsmithU12 […]

First Rank Edition 18

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  Playing at home on Sat 1st of December 2018, St John emerged as the victors in this 5 round Swiss tournament.   The six teams that took part in this competition were:  Dell, Rhydypennau A and B, Ysgol y Wern, St John and Broadfield primary who travelled from Swindon.   With scores tied at […]

Cardiff City Stadium Chess Tournament 28th November Results

420 children representing 40 teams took part in this competition. The event relies on the generous time given up by volunteers, many of whom have attended each year, and all are thanked for their support of this event.

The event was organised in two sections with the prize winners as follows:


Welsh Secondary Schools Championship Results

At Llandaff, Cardiff on November 25th, the Welsh Secondary Schools Championship took place.

The results were as follows:

Position Team Team Members 1st Chepstow A Madeleine Smith, David McIntosh, Rachel McIntosh, George Smith 2nd St John’s College Cardiff Shayanna Sivarajasingam Venetia Sivarajasingam Hiya Ray Daniel Jaberensari 3rd Whitchurch High Duncan MacDonald Ellison Smith Callum Smith […]

Junior Congress 3 Results

At Llandaff, Cardiff on 24th July, the Junior Raptdplay Congress 3 took place.

The results were as follows:

Open  1st Ethan Chung 6/6   2nd Anish Choudhury 4  3rd Bence Szakmany  2   Premier   1st Alex Lawrence  4.5/5   2nd   Oliver Sapsford  4   3rd  Andy Wang 3.5   Major 1st  Govind Anandkumar […]

First Rank Edition 16

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First Rank Edition 15

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