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.

Chess Course for Beginners

The Adult Community Learning Services of Cardiff Council are running a Chess Course for Beginners starting on Tuesday 18 September and running for 11 weeks (not including Half-Term).

If you have any friends or relatives, neighbours or colleagues in the Cardiff area who might be interested in giving chess a go please let them know […]

Players needed for the Colwyn Bay v ICCF match on Monday 20th August

The International Corresopondence Chess Federation (ICCF) are seeking players wishing to take part in the Colwyn Bay and Friends v ICCF match on Monday 20th August at 20.00 as part of the ICCF Congress activities.

More details can be viewed here.

2018 Eastman Open in Gent, Belgium 14th-18th July 2018

Tim Kett finished =2nd at the recent Eastman Open in Gent, Belgium finishing on 7/9.

His report can be viewed here.

The games can be downloaded from the Ganes page.

 

South Penlan Chess Club

A new chess club has opened in Penlan, Swansea.

The details are below:

South Penlan Community Centre

Heol Frank, Penlan, Swansea, SA5 7AH

Players of all ages and abilities welcome

Fridays 4pm -6pm

Contact:-

Paul on 07592266526 or agowerspcc@outlook.com

ECU Newsletter May 2018

The May edition of the ECU Newsletter can be viewed here.

GDPR – Urgent

Today, 25th May 2018, the new GDPR Data Protection Regulations came into force.

Mark Adams has kindly created documents to inform Parents, Clubs and Zones on the impact the regulations will have on how data is aquired and stored.

There is a new tab at the top of the page and link on the left […]

Urgent! The WCU require a new Finance Director shortly

Would all members please note that the office of WCU Finance Director will become vacant on 31st August 2018.

Therefore, would all zones please seek a volunteer for this role as a matter of urgency and certainly during the zonal AGM’s.

RIP GM Evgeni Andreyevitch Vasiukov

It is with great sadness that the WCU has learned that GM Evgeni Andreyevitch Vasiukov died on 10th May.

As a chessplayer he was among the strongest players at his peak having won the Moscow Championships six times.

He regularly competed for Russia in the World and European Seniors Team Championships until last year.

The […]

New Correspondence Chess players needed!

If you have ever thought of giving Correspondence Chess a try, Wales are about to start a friendly match against Italy,.

This represents a great oppurtunity to get involved!

More information can be found here.

Welsh Correspondence Team win the North Atlantic Team Tournament VII

It is not every day that a team representing Wales wins any tournament but the Welsh Correspondence Chess team have acheived just that!

Congratulations to all the team members involved!

The Final Table can be found below.