Chess in the Hays, Cardiff 28th August 2022

There will be a day of chess at Hayes Island, Cardiff on Sunday 28th August, All are welcome!


Open Olympiad 2022 Report

Wales Open team Olympiad Report, Chennai 27 July-10 August

Adam Hunt

The team for this event was 1. Grzegorz Toczek (2287) 2. Jonathan Blackburn (2176) 3.Tim Kett (2197) 4. Alex Bullen (2106) 5. Allan Pleasants (2024). We all travelled independently to India and the majority arrived on Wednesday 27th, the day before the opening ceremony. […]

2022 Glorney Gilbert International Report

This year it was the turn of Wales to host the tournament. The continuing Covid pandemic prevented us from booking a venue for an over the board tournament and so we held a hybrid event, whereby each nation gathers its players together in one central venue and they then play on line, under supervision. This […]

Women’s 2022 Olympiad Report by Mike Healey

Wales sent a last-minute fairly youthful and inexperienced team to Chennai. A target of 50% seemed reasonable given our seeding, but once it dawned that many teams were either ungraded or vastly undergraded, with FIDE-supplied GM coaches and pre-tournament training camps, as well as several teams very possibly doing strange things with their board orders, […]

Laura Staveley RIP

On Sunday, 31st July, Kevin’s mother, Laura (Staveley), suffered a severe catastrophic stroke. At this present time Laura is lovingly been cared for by the doctors and nurses of the Royal Glamorgan Hospital where she is visited by close family only.   Kevin and the whole family express their grateful thanks to the staff of the […]