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2022 WCU Chess Championships, Cardiff

April 15th-18th 2022


Two FIDE rated Sections:


The 2022 Welsh Closed Chess Championship

(an Olympiad Qualifying Event)




The 2022 Welsh Ladies Chess Championship

The 2022 Welsh U21 Championship




The 2022 Welsh Open Chess Championship



Entries for both events are now closed.



1st round draw will be published at 17:00 on Thurs 14th April on




Venue: Mercure Cardiff North Hotel

Circle Way East,


Cardiff CF23 9XF

Entries close 10 pm on  Wed 13th April 2022



Round Times

Friday, 15th April

Friday, 15th April

Saturday, 16th April

Saturday, 16th April

Sunday, 17th April

Monday, 18th April

Monday, 18th April

Round 1 1000

Round 2 1600

Round 3 1000

Round 4 1600

Round 5 1500

Round 6 1000

Round 7 1600

Championship 1st £300 2nd £200 3rd £100

Open 1st £250 2nd £150 3rd £80

Players aged under 18 on 1st January 2022 may deduct £10 from entry fee.


Additional Prizes

Welsh Women’s and U21 Championships

The Welsh Women’s and Under 21 Champions will have the highest score in the Championship with a minimum of at least one drawn game. If there is no winner from the Championship, this requirement will apply to the Open,

Players completing for the Under 21 Championship must be born 2001 or later.


Further prizes may be announced at the Championships


Tournament Director: Kevin Staveley

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

(01443) 772750