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‘Match of Millenials’ book available for free download

FIDE TRG Publications have made the ‘Match of the Millenials’ book by Evstratios Grivas available for free download here.


‘Pawn Sacrifice’ being screened in Cardiff

The film ‘Pawn Sacrifice’ [12] is being shown at The Chapter House, Market Road, Canton, Cardiff, CF5 1QE as follows:

Fri 1 – 2pm
Sat 2 – 6pm
Sun 3 – 8.40
Mon 4 – 6.10
Tues 5 – 8.15
Wed 6 – 6pm
Thur 7 – 10.30 & 5.15
Fri 8 – 11am
Description from The Chapter’s brochure is “in 1972, nervy American chess prodigy Bobby Fischer finds himself caught between two superpowers and his own struggles as he challenges the Soviet Empire”.  Stars Toby Maguire
Full details on The Chapter website www.chapter.org
For Amazon Prime members, it is also on there.



Welsh Junior Championships 2018 – Qualification Changes

In order to take part in the 2018 Welsh U8, 9, 10 or 11 Championships players must have achieved the following ratings:
U8 (born 2010 or later) over 200,
U9 (born 2009 or later) over 550,
U10 (born 2008 or later) over 700,
U11 (born 2007 or later) over 800.
For qualification for the WCU Junior Championships a live rapidplay rating at any time between 1st September and 31st December 2017 that has satisfied the qualifying target will be accepted.  Players should notify John Thornton at john@wcurapidplayratings.co.uk if they have qualified in any age group.
For those who do not qualify or are unable to play a full weekend, there will be rating restricted one day Challengers Sections with upper rating limits (on 31st December 2017) as follows

U8 –No upper limit
U9 – 700;
U10 – 800;
U11 –  900

Tom Brown’s final round game from the recent British Major Open

Tom Brown’s recent victory at the 2017 British Major Open is a terrific result as the competition was both long and hard.

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Welsh players participate in the final stage of the UK Land Chess Challenge

Several juniors played in the Terafinal and Challengers sections of the UK Land Chess Challenge, over the week-end 12-13 August. Continue reading Welsh players participate in the final stage of the UK Land Chess Challenge

14th South Wales International

The games frpm this event can now be downloaded from the either the Games page or from the South Wales International website.

ECU Newsletter July 2017

The July 2017 ECU Newsletter can be downloaded here.

Welsh players at the 2017 British Championships

Several Welsh players put in very strong performances at the 2017 British Championships  and are in with a good chance of winning the Roy Clunes Award, which will be announced later this week. Two of the leading contenders for this award, given for the best performance by a Welsh player at the British Championships, are Ethan Chung from St John’s College, Cardiff, and Tom Brown, who plays for Cardiff. Ethan Chung won the under 10s with a score of 6/7, and Tom Brown won the Major Open with 6/9.

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104th British Championships Llandudno

The 2017 British Championships has now started in Llandudno.

Live commentary each day from 14.30pm can be viewed here

and here.


Results are shown here.

Penarth Lighting tournament

Kick off the new chess season with a blast! The Lightning tournament is here again (incorporating the Penarth Club Championship).
When: 31st August
Where: Penarth Chess Club (5 Stanwell Rd, Penarth, South Glamorgan CF64 2EZ)
Time: 7:30 pm

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