South Wales U14s come third in NYCA

In the NYCA tournament held in Telford on Sunday 24 September, the under 14s came third with 18.5 game points out of a possible 36. The under 18s came joint third with Warwickshire, scoring 6 game points out of a possible 24.


Hiya Ray and the European Under-12 Girls Championship in Romania

Hiya Ray recently competed in the European U-12 Girls Championship in Romania. She acheived a score of 4½/9 (+3 =3 -3) versus an average field of almost 1700 FIDE. Her own FIDE rating of 1483 will be gaining 82 points as a result. Hiya’s report and games are below.

Tim Kett


Important notice for all Club Secretaries


For season 2017/18 we have reviewed the WCU insurances, to improve and clarify the insurance cover for members. From 1 September 2017, all WCU registered members are covered by the new policy.

Membership fees are due by 30 November 2017. During the period 1 September to 30 November 2017, members will be covered if […]

Turner triumphs at the South Wales Autumn Blitz

GM Matthew Turner scored a perfect 11/11 at the South Wales Autumn Blitz, to win the tournament with a performance rating of 2789. Sharing second place with 8/11 were William Hewitt, Peter Heavan and Tim Kett.


South Wales Summer Open, Major and 3rd Welsh Seniors Championship

The games from the South Wales Summer Open, Major and 3rd Welsh Seniors Championship are now available for download from the Games page.

West Wales 2017 British and County Correspondence Chess Champions

West Wales are the new British County and District Chess Champions, winning the Ward-Higgs trophy.


David Rhys Lewis RIP

News has just reached the WCU that David Rhys Lewis (Pentyrch) has passed away suddenly at the tragically young age of 52.

The WCU wish to send our condolences to his many friends and relatives at this very sad time.

Lee Davis wins 3rd Welsh Seniors Championships

At the 3rd Welsh Seniors Championships and South Wales Summer Congress, held in Penarth on 1-3 September 2017, Lee Davies netted first placed in the Seniors with 4/5. Peter Bevan and AGM Rudy Van Kemenade shared second with 3.5 points.


September 2017 Junior Rapidplay Rating List

The September 2017 Junior Rapidplay Ratings List can be downloaded as a pdf from the Grades page.