Grzegor Toczek plays in 2021 World Rapid

Grzegor Toczek is currently competing in the 2021 FIDE World Rapid in Poland.

His games can be viewed on Chess24 here



2021 European Team Championship Update

A few days before the event, Tim Kett was forced to rule himself out due to Covid in the household as the airline would not allow him to travel.

At very short notice the Captain, Jason Garcia was able to get two other players namely Lee Davis and John Weatherlake.

Therefore the full team is […]

2021 European Team Championships, Slovenia

Wales will be competing in this event which takes place in Slovenia between November 11th-22nd.

Our players will be Grzegorz Toczek, Tim Kett, Jason Garcia and Allan Pleasants. 

The website for the event can be viewed here. 

2021 European Seniors Championship (50+)

Between September 25th and October 5th, both Mark Adams and Anthony Hughes competed in this event and finished with a score of 4/9.

Mark was seeded 20/36 and Anthony 26/36.

The event can be viewed here.


FIDE Rating Monthly Update

Every moth the International Rating Officer receives from FIDE a results report.

It shows every Fide-rated game played by WLS players, and is very useful  to the WCU rating officers and potentially to the selectors.   The main problem is that no-one wants to wade through it just in  case they find something.   Therefore the […]

Wales team for 2021 FIDE Online Olympiad

The Wales team is as follows:

Category ‘Main’ Players Reserves Open Boards 1. Jonathan Blackburn 3. Jason Garcia 2. Grzegorz Toczek 4. Allan Pleasants Women’s Boards 1. Olivia Smith 3. Julie Wilson 2. Kimberly Chong 4. Hiya Ray Open Under 20 1. Hugo Fowler 2. Duncan Macdonald Girl Under 20 1. Susanna Fraser 2. Hiya […]

2021 FIDE Online Olympiad Announcement



1. Introduction

The World Chess Federation (‘FIDE’) are organising a second on-line chess Olympiad at very short notice. The full details can be found at: 

and here

It is […]

ECU E-Magazine June 2021

This can be viewed here.

15th Online Scottish Chess Tour Weekend 2nd-5th July

Scottish Chess are organising this event and they are inviting entries from WCU members.

This event covers Blitz, Open, Major (U1800), Minor (U1300) and Allegro for all, U15, and U11,

Anyone wishing to compete, please see this link.


2021 European Individual Championship, Reykjavik, Iceland


DEADLINE: 30 June 2021

This announcement invites WCU members, registered as Welsh with FIDE, to let us know by 30 June whether they may be interested in taking part in this event by e-mailing Peter Bevan (

Details of Event

This event will take place in Reykjavik, Iceland […]