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Please note that due to the adverse weather conditions, the 2018 WCU AGM scheduled to take place on Sunday 4th March has now been cancelled.

This will now be rearranged and a new date announced in the near future.

ECU Newsletter February 2018

The February 2018 ECU Newsletter can be downloaded from here.

Welsh Junior Championships 2018: Week-end one results

At the first week-end of the Welsh Junior Chess Championships, held at Chepstow School on 24-25 February, Susana Fraser and Ifan Rathbone-Jones shared the Under 14 title, Ellison Smith won the under 12s, Sridatta Dantu and Ben Jaberansari shared the under 10s and Govind Anandkumar won the under 8s.

Llya Taylor won the under 10 Major, and George Siddall won the under 8s Major.

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Lord Greg Mostyn WCU Patron

Today, the Welsh Chess Union has the great pleasure to announce that Lord Greg Mostyn has agreed to become a patron of the Welsh Chess Union.

We look forward to working with him and to meeting him at events around Wales.


Please note that until next Sunday there are major roadworks on the A48 in Chepstow due to gas main replacement.
Last weekend these works caused major disruption around the Chepstow area and between the M48 and town (A466).  If you are travelling on this route and using High Beech Roundabout please allow extra time to arrive.
An alternative route travelling from the west is to leave the M4 at J24 (Coldra) and then take the A48 to Chepstow.   When you get to Crick turn left and follow signs to Shirenewton.  When in Shirenewton  follow the signs to Chepstow.  This brings you into Chepstow near the racecourse above the dsiruption. You can access Welsh Street from there.

GM Matthew Turner dominates the Dyfed Congress

At the Dyfed Congress, taking place at Fishguard Hotel over February 16-18, GM Matthew Tuner won the Open section and the Saturday evening Blitz competitions with perfect scores.

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2018 WCU AGM 4th March 2018

The Agenda is now available here.

2018 Welsh Championship

There is a misprint on the Welsh Championnship entry form.

Please note that under ratings (page 2) the reference to Jan 2017 WCU list should read Jan 2018.

Similarly the late fee kicks in on 1st March 2018 (not 1st March 2017).

Please also note that there is a World Championship Boxing Match in the Principality Stadium on the night of Saturday, 31st March – the hotel is fully booked for this night, and also there is very limited accommodation in Cardiff for this night.

Glorney Gilbert Tournament 2018: 16-18 July

The dates for 2018 Glorney Gilbert Tournament have now been finalised: it will be held at the University of the West of Scotland, Paisley, from 16th to 18th of July, with travelling on the 15th and 19th.

Chepstow secures a spot in the ECF Team Challenge finals

Chepstow school have gone through to the national finals of the ECF Team Challenge, after winning the West Country Region. At this event, held at Bristol Grammar on the evening on Monday 5 February, Chepstow A scored 12 points out of a possible 16, just half a point ahead of Sir Thomas Rich’s and Churchill Academy.

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