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17th-18th February

Welsh Spring Open (including Welsh Under16 Championship)
Welsh Under 13 Championship
Welsh Under 11 Championship

Mecure Cardiff North Hotel,
Circle Way East,
Cardiff CF239XF

Entry Form

2nd March*

Junior Team Blitz

Best Weston Heronston Hotel,
Ewenny Road,


3rd March*

WCPL and U1850 Leagues Round 4

Best Western Heronston Hotel,
Ewenny Road,
Bridgend CF355AW

1.30 pm


16th March*

Welsh Primary Schools Team and Individual Rapidplay Championships

Cardiff Business School.
Colum Drive, Cardiff CF103EU


17th March*

Welsh Secondary Schools Team Rapidplay Championships

Cardiff Business School,
Colum Drive,
Cardiff CF103EU


29th-1st April*

Welsh Championships

Mecure North Cardiff Hotel
Circle Way East,
Cardiff CF239XF





Kevin Staveley B.E.M.

It is with great pleasure that the WCU can announce that Kevin has been awarded the BEM in this year’s Birthday Honours list, for services to chess. I am sure you will join me in congratulating Kevin, on this well deserved award. 

ECU E-Magazine September 2020

This can be viewed here.

Amabel Moseley bio

The bio of  Amabel Moseley (a previously unknown Welsh-born British Champion) can now found on the History page.

The Check Weekly 25/9/20

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Barry Chess Club

A history of Barry Chess Club edited by Martyn Griffiths is now available on the Club Histories page.

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WCU Membership Fees

Due to Covid-19 the WCU Management Board has decided that no membership fees (Direct or otherwise) for current members will be collected before 1st January 2021 at the earliest. A further decision on this will be made and announced later in 2020.

Any player who is NOT a current member and wishes to take part in online competitions can join the Welsh Chess Union. Please contact Kevin Staveley ( for details.

Coronavirus and Over the Board chess

The Management Board has for some time been considering how and when over the board activities may resume. We are consulting with and taking advice from the Welsh Sports Association, of which the WCU is a member. They in turn are continually in touch with the Welsh Government and their advice / legal requirements concerning the resumption of sports activity. For this purpose, chess falls within this heading. Continue reading Coronavirus and Over the Board chess

The Check Weekly 12/9/20

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