ECU E-Magazine April 2020

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ECU E-Magazine March 2020

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2020 Chess Olympiad cancelled

FIDE have just issued a statement confirming the cancellation of the 2020 Olympiad due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

More details can be found here.

4NCL League Online

We’re hoping to set up a new 4NCL online chess league very soon (the next couple of weeks latest) – named, funnily enough, 4NCL Online.

4NCL Online will be based not only on existing 4NCL teams who are interested in participating, but also any new teams that wish to apply to join the league including […]

Jonathan Blackburn wins Geof Tyrrell Best Game Prize

In this the tenth year of the competition in memory of Geof, the judges, Stuart Hutchings, Dave James and Howard Williams, looked at 30 games, 7 wins and 23 draws from 15 events, which met our basic criteria.  In short, these are wins or draws by Welsh players against foreign opposition rated both […]

2020 World Seniors Team Championships, Prague

This year Wales have sent four teams (2 each to the Over 50s and Over 65s).

The Over 50s teams are Wales Silures (comprising Sven Zeidler, Charles Morris, Anthony Hughes, Mark Adams and John Fletcher) and Wales Ordovices (comprising Lee Davis, Charles Summers, Gary Thomas, Peter Quinn and Mark Cooke).

The Over 65s teams are […]

ECU E-Magazine February 2020

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Guidelines by the Welsh Chess Union on Travel to the Czech Republic

The following advice is taken from official sources, both from the UK, World Health Organisation, Czech Republic and the event organisers. The consensus is that, providing sensible precautions are taken, there is a very low risk that an individual travelling to the Czech Republic will catch the virus. However, it is recognised that there will […]

URGENT!! Anyone Over 65 interested in playing in Prague?

A vacancy has suddenly occurred for a place in an Over 65 team to play in the World Seniors Team Championships in Prague between 5th-15th March.

Anyone interested in competing needs to be born in 1955 or earlier. A deposit of £170 would need to be paid to the WCU to cover accommodation and transfers […]

ECU E-Magazine January 2020

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