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Message from the Secretary of Trainers’ Commission Mr. Efstratios Grivas

Dear All,
My heart operation was successful and now I am recovering.

It seems that (more or less) I am slowly back in business and ready to answer your questions again!

I would like to thank you all for your kind wishes and moral support and to wish you a Happy New Year 2018.

Enjoy the attachment!

All the best
TRG Secretary
Efstratios Grivas

Chepstow wins Yes2Chess final

A team from Chepstow has won the 2017 Yes2Chess title after beating Stora Hammars Skola from Hollvoken, near Malmo, in the final held at the London Chess Classic. The Chepstow side that won the match 7.5 to 2.5 were given the opportunity to play due to the success of the players at last summer’s ECF Under 11 Open. Lining up against an under 12s side from Sweden were three players that are now at Chepstow School – Harrison Postans, Steffan Griffiths and Thomas Davies – plus two from The Dell, Oliver Sapsford and Nia Rathkey.

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****URGENT**** Welsh Rapidplay Pencoed 9th December

In view of the weather forecast for the South Wales area overnight and the weather warning issued for the area this event is cancelled.
It is hoped it can be rearranged in the New Year.

ECU Newsletter November 2017

The November 2017 ECU Newsletter can be downloaded here.

2017 West Wales Congress

The games from the 2017 West Wales Open can now be downloaded from the Games page.

Welsh Under 14s win Quadrangular

At this year’s Quadrangular, held in Liverpool on 2-3 December, the Welsh Under 14 team won by a convincing margin. The team of Chirag Guha, Ifan Rathbone-Jones, Anton Petkov, David McIntosh, Caspian Fowler, Duncan MacDonald, Neirin Leggett, Sithika Medagedara, Neil Stevenson and Robert Goodwin netted 20.5 points out of a possible 30, 4 points more than a combined Ireland & The Midlands team.

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St John’s dethrone The Dell at Cardiff Stadium

At the Cardiff Stadium event, held on Tuesday 28 November, St John’s College Cardiff took top spot, winning all five of their matches by a comfortable margin. Rhydypenau came second in division one, and the winners for the previous three years, The Dell, came third.

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Third Welsh Junior Congress 2017

In the third and final Welsh Junior Congresses to be held this autumn Daniel Chung won the Open section. Yuxuan Wu came second and Joel Chung third.

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WCPL Rounds 1 and 2

Games from WCPL Rounds 1 and 2 can now be downloaded from the Games page..

Chepstow and St John’s qualify for the regional round of the Under 19 Open

On Monday 20 November St John’s and Chepstow B enjoyed success in a qualifier for the regional round of ECF Under 19 Open (formerly The Sunday Times and then The Times Championship). In this event, played at Bristol Grammar, St John’s put in a very impressive performance, winning all three games. Chepstow B, a very young side with five players in year 7, also tasted success, winning two of their games – just enough to get through to the next round.

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