Chess Congress Questionnaire

Kevin Staveley has recently noticed that the number of players playing in weekend congresses has fallen.

To better understand the reasons for this fall, would members please complete the questionnaire below and return it to Kevin Staveley (

Chess Congress Questionnaire

Thank you

Action from Ukraine Simul 23rd April 2022

Here are some photos taken at the Ukraine Simul on 23rd April 2022 in Treorchy.

[Show slideshow] 1 2 ►

2022 Welsh Championship Prize List


Position Name Points Prize 1st Jose Camacho Collados 5.5 £350 2nd Daniel Kozusek 5 £200 3rd Alex Bullen

Tim Kett

Grzegorz […]

Three Charity simuls in aid of Ukraine

    Three charity simuls are being held in Apr/May in order to collect some funds for Ukraine.   Saturday 23rd April 2022 3pm – Rhondda Chess Club, @ Treorchy & District Business Club  81-183 Bute Street, Treorchy, CF42 6NU – with Grzeg Toczek  

Wednesday 27th April 2022 7.30pm – Cardiff Chess Club, […]

Welsh Championships – Covid Update


The hotel is classed as a hospitality venue and thus face coverings are not mandatory in any area but obviously are allowed should a person wish to wear one.

We encourage all players to take a lateral flow test before coming to the hotel.

Players who do not play a game for any […]

2022 Welsh Championship Entry Form now available

The 2022 Welsh Championship Entry Form can be viewed here.

21-22 Welsh Championship and South Wales International dates confirmed

The dates can be viewed on the Calendar

3rd WCU Online League Results

Congratulations to White Knights on winning  the 3rd WCU Online League with 7 points despite losing 3-1 to Morriston Alekhine in Round 6.

In 2nd place were Pontyfenni on 6 points who edged out Morriston (also on 6 points) on Game Points.

Aberystwyth finished in 4th place on 5 points.

In the U1800 competition, congratulations […]

Fred Clough celebrates his 90th birthday!

The Welsh Chess Union would like to wish Fred Clough a Very Happy 90th Birthday.

Fred played chess for many years for the Swansea University, Swansea and even longer for the Upper Killay club. He is still very active, playing over the board chess for Penrith, where he now lives, and is still also […]

Sam Jukes wins 1st Welsh Online Major and Khushi Bagga wins 1st Welsh Minor Championship

Major results:

Sam Jules came 1st with 6/7.

Elliott McNeil came 3nd with 5.5/7.

Yuxuan Wu came 3rd with 4.5/7.

Full results here:

Minor results:

1at Khushi Bagga 6/7.

2nd Anshul Swamy 5.5/7.

=3rd David Norris and Emma Kong 4.7.

Full results here:

‘The King’ Chess Training 17th-18th April 2021

Welsh International FIDE Master Jonathan Blackburn will be running training courses online via Zoom for Adults, U18’s and U11’s.

A statement from FM Jonathan Blackburn: I’m running the second in my series of online chess training sessions on Saturday and Sunday 17th & 18th April, please find the flyer here: (see attached). To book please […]