Don’t forget….

A calendar for 2020-21 will appear here when possible.

In the meantime please check the website for online events.



WCU 1st Online Blitz (13/7/20)

The first WCU Online Blitz will be held on 13/7/20 starting at 19.00 pm.

Further details can be found here.

ECU E-Magaazine June 2020

This can be viewed here.

Urgent: FIDE On-line Chess Olympiad: Selection of Welsh Team and Captain

Deadline for Responses – End Tuesday 7 July


  1. The World Chess Federation (‘FIDE’) are organising an on-line Chess Olympiad at very short notice. The full details can be found here.  It is open to one team per member country. Entries need to reach FIDE by 13 July and include a list of players and reserves. A team captain also has to be nominated.  We therefore need to identify very quickly those who wish to participate (if selected).

Continue reading Urgent: FIDE On-line Chess Olympiad: Selection of Welsh Team and Captain

WCU Online Blitz (3/7/20) Results

The first WCU Online event (A Swiss Blitz tournament) was held on Friday 3rd July.
The final positions of the 9 round event was
1st    Joe Fathallah
2nd   Grzegorz Toczek
3rd    Jonathan Blackburn
Future events will be published on the web site.

WCU Summer Online Blitz Friday 3rd July 2020 7.00 pm start

Full details of this event can be found here.

The Entry Form can be viewed here.

The Rules can be found here.

Step-by-step instructions for players to use can be found here.

Welsh Summer Online Blitz

The Welsh Chess Union will be organising an on-line Blitz event on Friday 3rd July from 7 pm. 
Further details on how to enter will be available here shortly 

First Rank Newsletter 37

This can be viewed here.

Joe Spooner RIP

Sad news has reached us that Joe Spooner has passed away on 21st May 2020.

Joe was a popular member of Morriston Chess Club and will be very sadly missed by his many friends.

A private family funeral will be held shortly.

First Rank Newsletter 36

This can be viewed here.

Brian Heath RIP

Sad news has reached us that former WCU Executive Director Brian Heath has passed away.

Funeral details to follow.