2024 Olympiad: Budapest, Hungary: 10th Sept (arrival) to 23rd Sept (departure)

The WCU Selection Committee will meet in April (a little after the Welsh Championships at Easter) to choose, for both the Open Section and Women’s Section, our team, its captain and reserves.  The outcome of the meeting will be announced shortly afterwards.

It is expected that this Year’s Olympiad, to be held in an accessible […]

2023 World Senior Championship Italy

Recently the 2023 FIDE World Senior Championships took place in Terrasini, Italy between 24th October and 6th November. Wales were represented by Peter Varley in the Over 65 Open and was seeded 77/150.

He finished on 6/11 and finished in 60th place.

Very well played!


1982 European Championship remembered

A Hungarian chess publication discusses this event in which Wales competed.

The original article can be found here.

The translation is below.

This match was played as part of the European Team Championship that year. A three way semi-final comprised of Wales, France and Hungary.

Hungary—Wales 13:3

As a consequence of the group draw of […]

UK Open Blitz Qualifiers Bridgend Results

Open: Bao Nghia Dong (14.5) and Daniel Kozusek (14.5) Women’s: Bodhana Sivanandan (8) and Emma Kong (5.5)

There were 33 entries

Wales are Champions of Europe!

The Wales Correspondence Chess team have now been confirmed as Champions of Europe after competing in the 11th European Team Championship!

More details here.

2023 European Club Cup Durres, Albania

White Knights are representing Wales in this event.

The team consists of : Allan J Pleasants, Alan Young, Jason Garcia, Lee Davis, John P  Weatherlake and Adam J May.

We wish them good luck!

You can follow their progress here:

2023 World Seniors Team Championships North Macedonia

The team representing Wales in the Over 65s comprises the following players:

Peter Varley John Fletcher Lee Davis John Waterfield Anthony Hughes

The team representing Wales in the Over 50s comprises the following players:

Sven Zeidler Mark Adams Lee Davis David Perrett Gary Thomas


Their progress can be followed here. 

We wish them well.


2023 World Junior Rapid and Blitz Championships Sardinia, Italy

This event has an entry deadline of  15th September.

Any junior interested in competing should contact the International Director, Peter Bevan 


European Seniors Team Championships Over 65

Wales Cymru are representing Wales in this event which is being held in Swidnica, Poland between 12th and 20th July.

The team comprises Rudy Van Kemenade, Charles Higgie, Lee Davis and Anthony Hughes.

We wish them well.

Full results are here:

Attention all Senior members!

The WCU is keen to promote Senior Chess Events.

There are a number of opportunities coming up including World and European Team events for over 50s and over 65s. These have proved very popular over the last few years.

If you’d like to be kept informed about these events, please contact Mark Adams via executivedirector@welshchessunion.uk and I […]