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 […]

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 […]

Glorney-Gilbert International 2017

This year the Glorney-Gilbert International, played in Cardiff from 24-26 July, involved teams from England, Ireland, Scotland and France. France won the Glorney (under 18 open) and the Gilbert (under 18 girls), Ireland won the Robinson (under 14s), and England won the Stokes (under 12s).


Calling all Schools and Clubs!

Claim 5 free plastic sets and boards for a link to https://chess4schools.co.uk


Live commentary on Glorney Gilbert

The Irish Chess Union are providing live commentary on the Glorney Gilbert here.

Results are here.


Successes at the southern giga-final 2017

A few players from Wales participated in the southern giga-final, held in Richmond on the 22-23 July.


Glorney Gilbert 2017 Latest News

Please note that the round times for Monday 24th July 2017 ONLY have been changed to 11.15am and 16.30pm.

Don’t forget….

window.dataLayer = window.dataLayer || []; function gtag(){dataLayer.push(arguments);} gtag(‘js’, new Date());

gtag(‘config’, ‘UA-140178884-1’);

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

In the meantime why not play in the …….. 1st Welsh On-line League

Free to all WCU members in the 2019-20 season

Organised on the Lichess platform 2 sections: Open and Under 1800
Play will take place on a set evening each week beginning in early September
Teams of 4 players (do not have to come from the same club)
Will not count towards over the board ratings
Rate of play: all moves in 45 minutes + 15 secs added per move

Full details, regulations and entry procedure will be announced by Sunday 9th August

Also don’t forget The Welsh Online Blitz – every Wednesday at 7 pm


3rd4NCL Junior Online Season 2 Round 2

6thWCU AGM (Online)

8th4NCL Online Season 2 Round 2

15th1st WCU Online LeagueEntry Details, Results, Games and Final Crosstables

17th4NCL Junior Online Season 2 Round 3

22nd4NCL Online Season 2 Round 3

23rdWCU Online Blitz ChampionshipsEntry Details, Results, Games and Final Crosstables



Ethan Chung wins 4NCL congress

Ethan Chung, aged nine, finished first in the under 135 section at the 14th 4NCL congress with 4.5/5.