First Rank Newsletter Edition 23

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2018-19 WCPL Games

The WCPL games for the 2018-2019 season are now available on the Games page.

2019 Welsh Championship Games

The games from the 2019 Welsh Championships and Open/Major can now be downloaded from the Games page.

Swansea University Invitational Tournament

Swansea University Chess Club will be hosting its invitational tournament for the third year in a row. This year’s edition is on May 11 at Swansea University, Singleton Campus. Last two years were a great success and it is set to be even better this year. You will play seven games of chess, there will be some snacks and drinks and entry fee is low at only £5. We welcome all chess players to participate.

You can register at the link below:

Tournament details:

Date: 11 May

Time control: 20 min per person per game (no increments)

Entry fee: £5


1000-1045am – Round 1

1050-1135 – Round 2

1145-1230 – Round 3

Lunch Break – (We should potentially provide snacks)

1330-1415 – Round 6

1420-1505 – Round 5

1510-1555 – Round 6

1600-1645 – Round 7

(Final Round)


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2019 Welsh Championships

This year’s Championships were, once again, held at the Cardiff North Hotel. Numbers were slightly down on previous years but this was understandable due to a clash with the World Seniors Championships taking place simultaneously in Rhodes. Continue reading 2019 Welsh Championships

World Seniors Team Championship (+50 & +65) Results


Two teams are taking part. Wales Silures are in the Over 50’s event and Wales Deubarth are in the Over 65’s event.

The live games can be found on Chess24.
Tournament results can be found on ChessResults.
Most of the games can now be downloaded from the Games page.

Continue reading World Seniors Team Championship (+50 & +65) Results

ECU E-Magazine March 2019

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First Rank Newsletter Edition 22

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2019 Welsh Blitz Championship Results

1st Alex Bullen 9/11
2nd Grzegorz Toczek 8.5/11
=4th Robert Taylor, Tom Brown 8/11
25 players competed.

2019 Welsh Rapidplay Championship Results

1st Tom Brown 5.5/6

=3rd Grzegorz Toczek, Ian Jones 4.5/6

32 players competed.