Father Cunane RIP 1929-2021

2021 has not been a good year for Cardigan Chess Club and on 6 October a third stalwart left us.  Seamus, as he was known to the least respectful in chess circles (and Canon James Cunnane to those most respectful in the Catholic Church), was a member of the Club more or less from its […]

2021 European Team Championships, Slovenia

Wales will be competing in this event which takes place in Slovenia between November 11th-22nd.

Our players will be Grzegorz Toczek, Tim Kett, Jason Garcia and Allan Pleasants. 

The website for the event can be viewed here. 

Mike O’Leary RIP

  Mike O’Leary, one of the founder members of the current Barry Chess Club, sadly passed away on 30th September after a long illness.   The WCU wishes to express our sincere condolences to Mike’s family and friends at this very sad time.

There will be a funeral on Friday 22nd October at St Helens […]

2021 European Seniors Championship (50+)

Between September 25th and October 5th, both Mark Adams and Anthony Hughes competed in this event and finished with a score of 4/9.

Mark was seeded 20/36 and Anthony 26/36.

The event can be viewed here.


Fred Clough celebrates his 90th birthday!

The Welsh Chess Union would like to wish Fred Clough a Very Happy 90th Birthday.

Fred played chess for many years for the Swansea University, Swansea and even longer for the Upper Killay club. He is still very active, playing over the board chess for Penrith, where he now lives, and is still also […]

Urgent! Membership Application and Renewal

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic the Welsh Chess Union (WCU) has suspended charging membership fees.  Now with over the board chess starting to resume it has been decided to recommence membership fees for the period 1st September 2021 to 31st August 2022.  We have kept membership fees consistent with those prior […]