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Last minute place in 2022 British Championships

The WCU is entitled to nominate one player for this event which is a 9-round Swiss to standard FIDE time limits taking place from Saturday 13 August to Sunday 21 August in Torquay. 

Any player interested in the nomination should contact Peter Bevan  by the end of Saturday 30 July. 

Pre-Olympiad memories by Stuart Hutchings

50 years ago, pre-Olympiad beginnings – Stuart Hutchings writes ……

 With the 2022 Olympiad in Chennai, India imminent, my mind drifted back some 50 years. When 1972 is mentioned, chess fans immediately think of the Fischer – Spassky World Championship match. For Wales, 1972 was also the first time ever the country played in an […]

David Pinch RIP

Dyfed Chess has lost another stalwart.  David Pinch, who passed away on Sunday 17 July, only moved to the area a few years ago but in that short period had become responsible for all that was good about chess in the Zone. 

Having initially been very active just as a player he […]

Peter Wells wins 2022 South Wales International

The results were as follows:

1st Peter Wells 8/9

2nd Keith Arkell 7/9

=3rd Jose Camacho Collados, John Richardson, Jack Rudd, Hugh Murphy and Andrei Maksimenko 6/9

48 competed.

World Seniors 50+ Results Italy 2022

Wales fielded two teams in this event – Wales Silures and Wales Cymru.

The Wales Silures team consisted of Sven Zeidler, Charles Morris, John Fletcher, Mark Adams and Anthony Hughes.   The Wales Cymru team consisted of Charles Higgie, Gary Thomas, Lynda Smith and Gary Slegg.   The Wales Silures team finished on 16.5 points […]