Ukraine Statement

  The Welsh Chess Union (WCU) was recently asked by FIDE to give an opinion regarding our view on international chess relationships with Russia. Belarus has now been included in this discussion. On February 27, 2022, an extraordinary meeting of the FIDE Council was held regarding the current situation and what urgent measures should be […]

2022 European Schools Chess Championship, Rhodes, 20th-30th April 2022


An invitation has been received by the WCU to compete in the 2022 European Schools Chess Championships in Rhodes, Greece between 20th-30th April 2022.

More information can be found here.

Anyone interested in competing needs to contact Ian Eustis (e-mail: by 25th February 2022.

21-22 Welsh Championship and South Wales International dates confirmed

The dates can be viewed on the Calendar

WCU Invitational all play all event(s)

At a recent Management Board Sub-Committee meeting which included Howard Williams, the Chairman of Selectors, it was agreed that due to the lack of OTB practice players had experienced during the pandemic, an all play all event or several should be held to assist the Selection Committee in selection for the Olympiad.

As a result, […]

Juniors return to OTB J4NCL action

As the restrictions in England has been lifted the over the board Junior 4NCL has commenced in England. Laetitia Davies has been looking after the Welsh Dragons teams together with some help from myself. 

Weekend 1:

The 1st weekend took place at the Woodlland Grange, Leamington Spa from 24th to 26th of September 2021. Wales […]