Wales at the FIDE Online Chess Olympiad

Following on from the success of the 1st online Olympiad in 2020 and with the continuing travel restrictions due to Covid 19 it was unsurprising that FIDE organised a second online Olympiad.  Once again the time limit for the event was 15 mins each for all moves plus 5 second increments from move 1.  This […]

COVID Guidance / Recommendations

As the Welsh Government (WG) announces changes to regulations it remains the case that clubs and organisers must continue to take responsibility for any events they put on, with suitable risk assessments, mitigation arrangements and precautions in place. This page summarises some of the key WG guidance points and recommendations which are relevant for chess […]

Wales team for 2021 FIDE Online Olympiad

The Wales team is as follows:

Category ‘Main’ Players Reserves Open Boards 1. Jonathan Blackburn 3. Jason Garcia 2. Grzegorz Toczek 4. Allan Pleasants Women’s Boards 1. Olivia Smith 3. Julie Wilson 2. Kimberly Chong 4. Hiya Ray Open Under 20 1. Hugo Fowler 2. Duncan Macdonald Girl Under 20 1. Susanna Fraser 2. Hiya […]