Funeral arrangements for Colin Gilbert RIP

Please note that the funeral will take place on Friday 17th November 2017.

A service will take place at Blaina Methodist Church, Gladstone Street, Blaina at 11.00 am followed by interment at Blaina Cemetary.

Family flowers only. Donations to the British Heart Foundation.

Cardiff celebrates Universal Children’s Day 15th November 2017

Cadiff will be celebrating Universal Children’s Day on 15th November 2017. This is supported by Chess For Peace Kirsan Foundation.

The events will be held at Cardiff Bay (in various locations) and will consist of a thematic chess competiton, simultaneous display and a Peace Walk to the Welsh Assembly building where FIDE President Kirsan Illyuzhinov […]

Jaberansari brothers shine at the Wiltshire Open Junior Championships

At the Wiltshire open junior championships, held on Sunday 5 November, Daniel Jaberansari won the Under18s with 5/6, and younger brother Benjamin came second in the under 10s with 5/6. For Benjamin, his success has allowed him to qualify for the major section of the U10 London Junior chess championships, which will take place on […]

South Wales come second in the NYCA Under 16s  

At the NYCA competitions held at Kennilworth on 4 November South Wales came second out of six teams in the under 16s, and fourth out of six teams in the under 12s. Meanwhile, North Wales and Cheshire came third in the under 16s and sixth in the under 12s.


ECU Newsletter October 2017

The October 2017 ECU Newsletter can be downloaded here.

Colin Gilbert RIP

Very sad news has reached us that former Welsh Champion Colin Gilbert passed away on Monday October 30th 2017. He was 85.

Funeral details to follow.

Zane Alford has kindly provided a link to an interview here that Colin gave during the 2008 European Club Cup at Kallithe, Greece.