Guidelines by the Welsh Chess Union on Travel to the Czech Republic

The following advice is taken from official sources, both from the UK, World Health Organisation, Czech Republic and the event organisers. The consensus is that, providing sensible precautions are taken, there is a very low risk that an individual travelling to the Czech Republic will catch the virus. However, it is recognised that there will […]

2020 Welsh Championships


Please note that the date for entering the Championship, Open/Major and Minor at the early bird rate of £20 expires on 1st March. After that the entry fee increases to £30.

WCPL Round 4

These games together with the U 1850 Round 2 games can now be downloaded from the Games page.

Saturday 29 February: Doubles chess event for Secondary School players

On Saturday the 29 February there will be a ‘doubles’ chess competition, open to anyone attending a Welsh secondary school. (Doubles is a hugely popular, well-known variant of chess where pieces taken on one board are passed over to another. It is described in detail here: and can even be played on

 The competition should […]

URGENT!! Anyone Over 65 interested in playing in Prague?

A vacancy has suddenly occurred for a place in an Over 65 team to play in the World Seniors Team Championships in Prague between 5th-15th March.

Anyone interested in competing needs to be born in 1955 or earlier. A deposit of £170 would need to be paid to the WCU to cover accommodation and transfers […]

First Rank Edition 33

This can be viewed here.

ECU E-Magazine January 2020

This can be viewed here.

A O Jones Rapidplay Results (1/2/20)

The annual West Wales Chess League Rapidplay event began in 1976 and was held this year at Upper Killay Recreational Hall as a 5 round swiss with each player having 30 minutes on the clock (no increments). The event clashed with the first weekend of the 6 nations rugby, which resulted in a few less […]

2020 Olympiad (Moscow 5 August – 17 August 2020)

Appointment of Non-Playing Captains/Coaches for the Welsh Teams In the Open And Women’s Sections

Expressions of interest, together with details of previous experience and/or other qualifications, are invited for one or other of the two posts – by 31 March to Howard Williams, Chair WCU Selection Committee,  The Committee will meet in mid April […]

2020 Cardiff and the Vale Schools Chess Championships Results (2/2/20)

This year’s event was on 2nd February at Cardiff Council Hall. The event, as usual, attracted a large number of entrants all keen to compete in these popular Championships. We sincerely thank Cardiff City Council for once again hosting the Championships.

We also thank Cardiff Bay Rotary Club for their continued support of these Championships.