Glorney Gilbert International Tournament 2018

The tournament was held this year in the University of West Scotland in Paisley, near Glasgow. The tournament hall was large, comfortable and air conditioned, with an adjacent coffee bar, although the lack of team rooms was a slight handicap.

The Netherlands entered four teams and so, for the first time for many years we had a six nation competition with a five round all play all format. All parties are enthusiastic and it thus appears that this ideal format will continue well into the future.

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2018 North Wales Congress 22nd-24th June

122 entries were received.

The North Wales Open was won by Jonah Willow with 5/5. Jonah is just fourteen years old. David Jameson and John Shakespeare were 3rd=.

Oleg Cukovs won the Major. Mark Bastow(Colwyn Bay) was =2nd. Ifan Rathbone-Jones was =5th with 3.5/5.

John Harris(Forest of Dean) won the Minor with 5.5.

The games can now be downloaded from the Games page.

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.

Richard Dineley awarded Candidate Master title

The Rating Officer Robert Taylor has confirmed that Richard Dineley has been awarded the Candidate Master title.

Congratulations Richard!


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.


Chess event for Secondary School players on Saturday 15 September

On Saturday 15 September there will be afternoon of fast-paced, light-hearted chess for secondary school players all standards. This will be held at Whitchurch Rugby club, the home of North Cardiff chess club, from 2-5 p.m. (the full address is Whitchurch Rugby Sports & Social Club, Samuels Crescent, Velindre Road, Cardiff, CF14 2TH). Continue reading Chess event for Secondary School players on Saturday 15 September

World Seniors Team Championship in Dresden Results 6th – 15th July

After a thoroughly entertaining and hard fought event, both the Over 50’s and Over 65’s teams competed with varying degrees of success despite both teams experiencing difficuties with their players.

The Over 50’s team were seeded 52nd of 67 teams but failed to acheive their expectation despite valiant efforts by individuals (in particulat Jiohn Fletcher) resulting in a final standing of 55th out of 67 teams. In fairness, they were hampered by the loss of Huw Morcom roughly halfway through the event.

However, the Over 65’s team were seeded 35th out of 61 teams. They exceeded their expectations resulting in a final placing of 25th out of 61 teams. As usual they relied on an outstanding performance from Iolo Jones who was unbeaten and despite John Thornton suffering throughout by Shingles.

All the details can be found here.

David Guy wins Silver Medal at the Deaf Chess Olympiad Open Individual in Manchester

News has reached us that David Guy has won the Silver Medal playing in the Open Individual event at the Deaf Chess Olympiad held in Manchester between 6th and 1he 16th July.

Congratulations David and very well played!

June 2018 ECU Newsletter

This can be viewed here.

A busy July for welsh chess!

The 2018 World Seniors Team Championship takes place between 6th July and 15th July in Dresden, Germany.

Two regional teams from Wales arre competing. In th Over 65 Section, Wales Deheubarth consisting of Iolo Jones (Capt.), John Thornton, Rudy van Kemenade, Peter Bevan and David Aubrey-James and in the Over 50 Section, Wales Silures consisting of Mark Adams (Capt.), Lee Davis, John Fletcher, Tony Hughes and Huw Morcom.

The games can be viewed here. 

.pgn files are being uploaded daily on the Games page.

The results will be shown here.

Alao, between the 7th and 12th July, the 15th South Wales International takes place in Llanedeyrn.

The games can be viewed here.