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 (kevin.staveley@btinternet.com).

Chess Congress Questionnaire

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2019 West Wales Congress Results

West Wales Open

1st      Daniel Kozusek    4.5/5

=3rd   Grzegorz Toczek, Ian D Thompson   4/5

33 players competed.

West Wales Major

=1st     David Pinch, Philip Pe    4/5

20 players competed.

West Wales Minor

1st         Alex Lawrence     4.5/5

2nd       Paul G Bevan       4/5

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2019 Welsh Seniors Championship Result

Held in Merthyr Tydfil the Welsh Seniors Champ resulted in a tie between Liam Penny and Rudy Van Kemenade. We congratulate both champions.   The games from the Championship can be downloaded from the Games page.

Welsh Seniors Championship 27th-29th September Reminder

Don’t forget it is not too late to enter this event. Kevin Staveley is urgently seeking entries for this!

2019/20 Season Entry Forms

Entry forms for many events have now been added to the Calendar.

Welsh Chess Union Ratings

Things are pretty much back to normal now although we are still looking for a permanent Rating Officer for the Gwent Zone. Please spread the word or contact me if you’d like to know more about the role.    We have now embarked on a major overhaul of all the sites. This is still very […]

2019-20 WCPL

If any team would like to join the Welsh Premier League for the 2019-2020 season please contact Kevin Staveley by 15th August.  

2019 North Wales Open

The games for this event are now available on the Games page.

4th North Wales Congress Results

2019 North Wales Open

=1st        FM Adam Ashton, Thomas Carroll, Philip Hayward   (4/5)    £158.33p each

Grading Prize U1887 

David Patrick (3.5/5)    £50

There were 23 competitors.

2019 North Wales Major

=1st    Graham Williamson, Paul Benson  (4/5)   £200 each

=3rd (3.5/5) £18.75 each

South Wales Blitz Results

The results were as follows:

1st   IM Collados Jose Camacho (Korea)  10.5/11

2nd  GM Matthew J Turner  10/11

3rd   FM Gzregprz Toczek  8/11

There were 24 competitors

Swansea University Rapidplay Results

The tournament went well, with 7 rounds played on the day. There was lunch provided in the hour break.

At the end of it all, Ian Jones defended his title. Having won the tournament last year. He was tied in first place with Friedemann Brock. They played two play off games, only to win one […]