A seasonal message from the ECU

Dear chess friends and colleagues,

the ECU President, Board and officers are wishing you a joyous Holiday season.

May the gift of love, happiness, peace and warmth be yours!

With kind regards,


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A seasonal message from FIDE

Dear friends,

As the festive time of year approaches, FIDE wishes a Merry Christmas and a Happy new year to all chess lovers all around the world.

Gens Una Sumus!

Fédération Internationale des Échecs

Kindly also find below the message from the Secretary of Trainers’ Commission Efstratios Grivas.

Dear All,

I would […]

Three-way tie at the Welsh Rapidplay Championships on 10th December

The Welsh Rapidplay Championships were held at The Old Town Hall, Castle Street, Neath on 10th Dercember. […]

Welsh Junior Rapidplay 2016

The Welsh Junior Rapidplay Championships, incorporating sections for under 8s, under 10s, under 12s and under 14s, was held at Bishop Hedley High School on Saturday 17 December.

In the under 8s, Benjamin Jaberansari came first with 5/5, Frederick Dale-Hickey second with 4/5 and Govind Anandkumar third with 2.5/5 In the under 10s, Hiya Ray […]

Chepstow School qualifies for Team Problem Solving Championships finals

Chepstow School has qualified for the finals of ECF Team Problem Solving Championships, which will be held at Imperial College on Wednesday 29 March.


Games from the 2016 West Wales Open are now available

Please note that the games from the 2016 West Wales Open can now be downloded from the Games page.

Quadrangular: Runners-up in all three sections

At the annual Quadrangular competition between juniors of Wales, Scotland, the North of England, and the Midlands, Wales came second in the under 12s, under 14s and under 16s.


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On Saturday 10th December, the 2016 Frank Hatto Rapidplay is taking place in The Old Town Hall, Castle Street, Neath (10.30 am start).

The Entry Form can be downloaded here.

Also, on Saturday 17th December, the 2016 Welsh Junior Rapidplay Championship will take […]

ECU Newsletter November 2016

The latest ECU Newsletter is now available and can be downloaded here.

Also a World Championship Special Edition can be downloaded here.

Carl Strugnell is creating a new junior coaching initiative!

The WCU has backed the initiative of Carl Strugnell, a member of the Olympiad squad in Baku last September and recently appointed for now as their development director.

He intends creating a company to structure Welsh chess’ development by means of a professional organisation, in order to further the WCU in its mission, by contributing […]