2018 West Wales Congress Results


Gerry Heap won the West Wales Open with 4.5/5.

Adam Musson was 2nd with 4/5.

John Underwood, Sven Zeidler and Joe Fatallah tied for 3rd with 3.5/5.


Kimberley Chong won the West Wales Major with 4.5/5.

Tomasz Miga and Andrew Thomas tied for 2nd with 4/5.


Eleanor Collins won the West Wales Minor with 4.5/5.

Joy Fursman and Joel Chung tied for 2nd with 3.5/5.

ECU Newsletter September 2018

The September 2018 ECU Newsletter can be viewed here.

European Club Cup 2018

White Knights will be competing in the 2018 European Club Cup in Chalkidiki, Greece 11th – 19th October.

The team will consist of Allan Pleasants, Bill Hewitt, Pete Heaven, Jason Garcia, Adam May, Peter Bevan and David Buttell.

We wish them good luck!

The event can be followed here.

The games can be viewed here.

White Knights finihed above expectation in 57th place out of 61 teams instead of the initial 58th place.

Further special mention should br made regarding Chirag Guha (North Cardiff) who played for Wood Green finishing onn 1.5/4 points and gaining 38 rating points.

Continue reading European Club Cup 2018

2018 Welsh Seniors Games

The games from the 2018 Welsh Seniors Championships are now available on the Games page.

The ‘missing’ games are from byes.

Arkady Dvorkovitch elected new FIDE President!

At the FIDE General Assembly held in Batumi, Georgia, Arkady Dvorkovitch was elected as the new FIDE President. 

His team will be:

Bachar Kouatly – Deputy President 
Sewa Enyonam Fumey – General Secretary 
Mahir Mammedov – Vice President 
Julio Granda Zuniga – Vice President 
Zhu Chen – Treasurer

More info


2018 Welsh Seniors and South Wales Autumn Blitz

The 2018 Welsh Seniors was won by Dai James.

The South Wales Autumn Blitz was won by Peter Bevan.

Wales Open and Womens 43rd Chess Olympiad Results and Pairings

The Welsh Open and Ladies teams are currently competing in the 43rd Chess Olympiad in Batumi, Georgia. Continue reading Wales Open and Womens 43rd Chess Olympiad Results and Pairings

ECU Annual Report 2017-2018

The 2017-2018 ECU Annual Report can be viewed here.

Increase in WCU Membership Fees for 2018/19 Season


Members are reminded that adult subscriptions for season 2018/19 have been increased to £15, following the approved resolution at the last AGM. Junior fees remain at £7.

West Wales Lightning Tournament 3rd September

The annual lightning tournament that traditionally marks the beginning of the new season in West Wales took place at the Morriston Rugby Club, The new home of Morriston Chess Club on Monday 3rd September.

Eighteen players took part. Thirteen from the Morriston Club.

Peter Bevan’s draw with Bill Hewitt in the last round was enough win the tournament out right with 4.5/5 after Bill had earlier drawn with Mike Burrows.

Peter Bevan 4.5/5

W Hewitt and M McCarthy 4/5

M Burrows 3.5/5

A Smith, A Young, B Mora, S Denton and D Chung 3/5

(Daniel and Sean both share the under 1500 trophy

I Jones, J Spooner, P Bevan, E Collins, J Chung and J Ward 2/5

A Goodchild and D Conway 1/5

Janet Evans 0/5

Photo by Russell Sherwood