More Junior qualifiers for the 2018 Welsh Junior Championships

Congratulations to the following new qualifiers for the Junior Championships after the 1st Junior Congress in Merthyr:

U9 Solomon Baker U10 William Pennock U11 Rishi Paul, Vedant Lutchman Singh.


Amendments to the Laws of Chess

During the 88th FIDE Congress in Goynuk, Antalya, Turkey the amendments to the Laws of Chess 2017 have been approved by FIDE Executive Board (decision EB-2017/26 – to approve the proposed changes to the Laws of Chess).

It means, that the same regulations regarding an illegal move for standard, rapid and blitz games are valid […]

George Smith awarded Welsh Arbiter title

George Smith, a chess player at Chepstow School, has been awarded the title Welsh Arbiter.

First Welsh Junior Congress 2017

The first of three Welsh Junior Congresses to be held this autumn took place on Saturday 21 October at Bishop Hedley High School in Merthyr. Daniel Shek won the Open section, Yuxuan Wu the Premiership, Rishi Paul the Major and Sarthak Nukalapati the Starters.


St John’s and Howell’s share 2017 Welsh Secondary School Championships

At the 2017 Welsh Secondary School Championships, hosted at Bishop Hedley High School in Merthyr on Saturday 21 October, the joint winners were two schools from Cardiff: St John’s, and the previous holders, Howell’s. Third were Chepstow School.


Tom Thorpe awarded FIDE Arbiter title

Congratulations are in order to Tom Thorpe who was recently awarded the FIDE Arbiter title at the 88th FIDE Congress in Antalya, Turkey.

Chess Training days during Half-Term

Chess Training Days during Half-Term


Monday and Tuesday 30 and 31 October 2017


Hawthorn Primary School

Hawthorn Road East, Llandaff North, Cardiff CF14 2LR



2017 South Wales Autumn Congress update

The Open, Premier and Minor games are now available for download from the Games page.

FIDE Executive Board 2017 Decisions

The FIDE Executive Board 2017 decisions can be viewed here.

2017 Global Chess Festival Report

The 2017 Global Chess Festival took place in Budapest from 14th October. A report can be downloaded here.