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 […]

Chess Training Session Flyer

Jonathan Blackburn is launching the first in his series of online training session mid-March on the subject of positional play.

There are two sessions one for adults and one for juniors.

The content of the sessions will cater for players both at the higher and lower end of the grading list but a basic knowledge […]

Update on OTB chess

Dear Member,

We hope you are well and are coping ok during these ongoing challenging times. We have received a number of questions from members in relation to the plans for returning to over-the-board chess and we thought it would be useful to give you all an update.

The Welsh Chess Union (WCU) will continue […]

2nd WCU Online League

The 2nd Online league will start on Tues March 16th. We will decide on the exact format after the number of entries is known. There will, however, be an Open and U1800 section. To this end, please can you ensure that you register your team by Feb 28th at the latest, but the earlier the better.

You have […]