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2023 WCU Chess Championships, Cardiff

7th-10th April 2023


Two FIDE rated Sections:


The 2023 Welsh Closed Chess Championship




The 2023 Welsh Ladies Chess Championship

The 2023 Welsh U21 Championship




The 2023 Welsh Open Chess Championship



Players With Mobility Issues Should Contact The Tournament Director Before Entering


1st round draw to be published at 17:00 on Thursday, 16th April on



Venue: Mercure Cardiff North Hotel

Circle Way East,


Cardiff CF23 9XF

Entries close at 10pm on Wed 5th April 2023

Entry Fees and Prizes

Players aged under 18 on 1st January 2023 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 2002 or later.

Further prizes may be announced at the Championships

Round Times

Friday, 7th April

Friday, 7th April

Saturday, 8th April

Saturday, 8th April

Sunday, 9th April

Monday, 10th April

Monday, 10th April

Round 1 1000

Round 2 1600

Round 3 1000

Round 4 1600

Round 5 1500

Round 6 1000

Round 7 1600

Tournament Director: Kevin Staveley

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

(01443) 772750