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The 18th South Wales International Chess Tournament

Friday 7th - Wed 12th July 2023


Best Western Heronston Hotel and Spa

Ewenny Road,

Bridgend CF35 5AW


Phone: 01656 668811



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There are limited funds available to subsidise Welsh junior players who wish to play in the South Wales International.


Any junior interested should apply to the Director of Junior Chess, Ian Eustis ( by Wednesday, June 14th. Applications received after this date will not be considered.


Juniors rated under 1700 will not be considered for funding unless an applicant has accepted an invitation to play in the Glorney Gilbert International Tournament, to be held in Scotland in August. In their case applications for funding will be considered from players rated over 1400.

Tournament Director:

Kevin Staveley

57, Treharne St., Cwmparc, Rhondda, CF42 6LH

(01443) 772750


Chief Arbiter: Peter Purland

Deputy Chief Arbiter: Adrian Elwin

This Tournament is financially supported by the FIDE Open Aid Project

This Welsh Chess Union Event is grateful to be supported by:

Official Staunton