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Tom Thorpe awarded FIDE Arbiter title

Congratulations are in order to Tom Thorpe who was recently awarded the FIDE Arbiter title at the 88th FIDE Congress in Antalya, Turkey.

Beryl Hughes RIP

Sad news has reached us that Beryl Hughes passed away in hospital last Monday, aged 86 after a short illness. She was Welsh Ladies Champion in 1975 and 1999. In recent years she had been a member of Caerphilly club, but moved this season to Cardiff club. As recently as last Easter, Beryl had won […]

Bristol Congress 2017

For those interested in competing in the Bristol Congress (24th-26th November), the details can be found here.

88 FIDE Congress Executive Board Minutes and Annexes

The minutes can be viewed here.

Funeral arrangements for Colin Gilbert RIP

Please note that the funeral will take place on Friday 17th November 2017.

A service will take place at Blaina Methodist Church, Gladstone Street, Blaina at 11.00 am followed by interment at Blaina Cemetary.

Family flowers only. Donations to the British Heart Foundation.

Cardiff celebrates Universal Children’s Day 15th November 2017

Cadiff will be celebrating Universal Children’s Day on 15th November 2017. This is supported by Chess For Peace Kirsan Foundation.

The events will be held at Cardiff Bay (in various locations) and will consist of a thematic chess competiton, simultaneous display and a Peace Walk to the Welsh Assembly building where FIDE President Kirsan Illyuzhinov […]

Colin Gilbert RIP

Very sad news has reached us that former Welsh Champion Colin Gilbert passed away on Monday October 30th 2017. He was 85.

Funeral details to follow.

Zane Alford has kindly provided a link to an interview here that Colin gave during the 2008 European Club Cup at Kallithe, Greece.

Amendments to the Laws of Chess

During the 88th FIDE Congress in Goynuk, Antalya, Turkey the amendments to the Laws of Chess 2017 have been approved by FIDE Executive Board (decision EB-2017/26 – to approve the proposed changes to the Laws of Chess).

It means, that the same regulations regarding an illegal move for standard, rapid and blitz games are valid […]

Chess Training days during Half-Term

Chess Training Days during Half-Term


Monday and Tuesday 30 and 31 October 2017


Hawthorn Primary School

Hawthorn Road East, Llandaff North, Cardiff CF14 2LR



2017 South Wales Autumn Congress update

The Open, Premier and Minor games are now available for download from the Games page.