Welsh teams compete in World 50+ Italy

Wales has 2 teams in the 50+ years World Team Championships. (We could not also raise a team for the 65+ years team.) These are being held in Italy at Aqui Terme 19-30 June.   Official Website: https://www.scaccomattissimo.com/acqui-2022-en/ Live games on the higher boards:  http://livechess24.com/Tournaments/Campionato_Mondiale_Seniores_a_Squadre_50__65_ Progress and Daily Results: https://chess-results.com/tnr641917.aspx?lan=1  

Note: The downloadable PGN of all […]

Invitation to the European Senior Team Chess Championship 2022

UEGENT EXPRESSION OF INTEREST DEADLINE 3rd July 2022

Dear chess friends, 

We are delighted to be inviting you to this years European Senior Team Chess Championship taking place in Dresden, Germany.

In past years we’ve welcomed participants from your federation to our seniors’ tournaments in Dresden and in Radebeul and we would be […]

Wales 2022 Olympiad teams announced

The 2022 Olympiad will take place at Chennai, India between 27th July and 10th Augyst,

The Welsh teams have just been announced.

The Open team is as follows:

Board 1 Grzegorz Toczek

Board 2 Jonathan Blackburn

Board 3 Tim Kett

Board 4 Alex Bullen

Board 5 Allan Pleasants

Captain Adam Hunt (England)

The Womens team […]

2022 Olympiad (Chennai 28 July – 10 August 2022)

Appointment of Non-Playing Captains/Coaches for the Welsh Teams In the Open And Women’s Sections

Expressions of interest, together with details of previous experience and/or other qualifications, are invited for one or other of the two posts – by 5 May to Howard Williams, Chair WCU Selection Committee, chairmanofselectors@welshchessunion.uk.  The Committee will meet in mid May […]

Welsh players compete in Menorca

Tom Brown, Tim Kett and Sam Jukes have just finished competing in the Menorca Open.

Tom gained 44 points finishing on 4.5/7 with a rating performance of 2402. He was unbeaten against 3 GM’s (2 draws and 1 win) and in the last round beat GM Oleg Romainshin (who beat Iolo in the Russia v […]

2022 World Seniors Team Championships Aqui Terme, Italy June 19th-30th

WORLD SENIORS TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS (‘WSTC’) 2022

Acqui Terme, Italy 19-30 June 2022

Expressions of interest

Deadline for responses: 30 April 2022

This announcement invites WCU members, registered as Welsh with FIDE, to contact Peter Bevan (internationaldirector@welshchessunion.uk) by 30 April if they are interested in taking part in […]

Imogen Camp competes in 2022 Varsity match for Cambridge University

On March 12th, Imogen Camp competed in the annual Varsity match between Cambridge and Oxford Universities.

A full report by GM Jonathan Speelman can be viewed here.  

WCU All-Play-All for Olympiad Selection event in Bridgend 6th, 12th and 13th March

Following the long absence of over-the-board activities during the past two years, the Selection Committee in consultation with the WCU Management Board agreed to hold a all-play-all event over two weekends in March to assist the selectors in determining the current strength and form of the strongest players in Wales prior to selection for the […]

Ukraine Statement

  The Welsh Chess Union (WCU) was recently asked by FIDE to give an opinion regarding our view on international chess relationships with Russia. Belarus has now been included in this discussion. On February 27, 2022, an extraordinary meeting of the FIDE Council was held regarding the current situation and what urgent measures should be […]

WCU Invitational all play all event(s)

At a recent Management Board Sub-Committee meeting which included Howard Williams, the Chairman of Selectors, it was agreed that due to the lack of OTB practice players had experienced during the pandemic, an all play all event or several should be held to assist the Selection Committee in selection for the Olympiad.

As a result, […]