We are looking for at least one new team to enter this season’s Welsh Premier League.

Anyone interested in organising a team should contact Kevin Staveley (kevin.staveley@btinternet.com) by 10th September at the latest.

The Vale will not be taking part in this season’s competition so one new team will be replacing them in the […]

Urgent! Membership Application and Renewal

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic the Welsh Chess Union (WCU) has suspended charging membership fees.  Now with over the board chess starting to resume it has been decided to recommence membership fees for the period 1st September 2021 to 31st August 2022.  We have kept membership fees consistent with those prior […]

Jonathan Blackburn wins the 1st Welsh Online Chess Championship

Jonathan Blackburn won the 1st Welsh Online Chess Championship with a score of 5.5/7.

Tim Kett was second with 5/7.

Grzegorz Toczek was 3rd with 4.5/7.

The full final table can be found here. 

Welsh Chess Union Ratings

  I would like to apologise to Welsh chess players for the current slowness in getting your games rated since July 1st.   As you probably know, Robert Taylor hung up his boots after 12 years of sterling work as National Rating Officer and was replaced by myself. He also resigned from his job as […]

2019 South Wales International

Entries @ 6/7/19  Open     Challengers

Live Games

The 1st Round draw will be available on ChessResults.com from 9pm on 6/7/19.

First Rank Edition 17

This can be viewed here.

Could you be the next Publicity Director?

The current Publicity Director, Richard Stevenson, will be standing down from this role at the AGM of the WCU, to be held at Pencoed on 4 March. Would you consider standing for this position?