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.

Latest News

22nd-24th SeptemberRhyl Chess Congress

Rhyl Town Hall, Wellington Road, Rhyl, LL181BAEntry Form

30th September2023 UK Open Blitz Championship (Wales Qualifier)Info

7th-8th October2023 South Wales Autumn Congress and Welsh Under 8s and 9s Championship

Mercure Cardiff North Hotel,

Circle Way East,


Cardiff CF23 9XFInfo

14th & 15th OctoberWelsh Chess Union Junior Coaching Weekend for 12 years and overLed by FM Jonathan Blackburn with FM Ioan ReesOrganised by WCU Junior Director Ian EustisVenue: Fraser Buildings, 126 Bute Street, Cardiff, CL10 5LE.Cost £30 a day or £50 for weekendTo join email jonathan.blackburn1985@gmail. com

Saturday 21st OctoberWelsh Junior RapidplayBest Western Heronston Hotel,Ewenny Road,Bridgend CF355AWInfo

Sunday 22nd OctoberWCPL Round 1Best Western Heronston Hotel and SpaEwenny RoadBridgendCF355AW1.30pmInfo

10th-12th November West Wales CongressPontlliw Village Hall, Carmel Road, Pontlliw, Swansea, SA49EXEntry Form

Sunday 26th NovemberWCPL Round 2

Best Western Heronston Hotel and SpaEwenny RoadBridgendCF355AW1.30pm




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.