Martyn Whiteside RIP

Sadly, news has reached the WCU that Martyn Whiteside who was prominent in Aberysteyth Chess and Correspondence Chess circles passed away recently.

No funeral details are available at present other than Covid restrictions will apply.

The WCU wish to pass on our sincere condolences to Martyn’s friends and family for their loss at this very […]

2021 WCU AGM

The 2021 WCU AGM will be held online on Sunday 21st March.

All motions need to be received by Mark Adams by 10th February at the latest.

Mark’s email address is

First Rank Newsletter 44

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WCU Online League and Blitz Results

Following the completion of fair play measures stated in the rules we can confirm the results of the Welsh Online League and Welsh Blitz



1st Newport and Friends 2nd Cardiff 3rd Pontyfenni B

UNDER 1800   

1st North Cardiff Panthers 2nd Aberystwyth University 3rd Steynton A


1st Grzegorz Toczek 2nd Daniel […]

ECU E-Magazine December 2020

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Caplin Mens and Womens British Championships, Rapidplay and Blitz Results

Welsh players acheived the following:

Mens Championship Name Seeded Pts Final Position Grzegorz Toczek FM 15/37 5/9 =13th Jonathan Blackburn FM 16/37 5/9 =13th Ifan Rathbone-Jones 24/37 0.5/9 =33rd


Mens Rapidplay Championship Name Seeded Pts Final Position Grzegorz Toczek FM 9/28 4.5/7 5th Nazir Rizvi 18/28 2/7 20th


Mens Blitz Championship Name Seeded […]