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 […]

Wales has a World Chess Champion!

As part of the IFC Intellectual Chessboxing Club event held in Paris on 1st October 2022, Carl Strugnell defeated the WCBO World Champion Jules Alois Julien in a Light Heavyweight Under 85 Kg title fight.

Therefore, Carl Strugnell is now the WCBO Light Heavyweight World Chessboxing Champion.

Congratulations Carl!

Carl’s bout is here.

November 6th, 2022 | Category: International | Comments are closed

Open Olympiad 2022 Report

Wales Open team Olympiad Report, Chennai 27 July-10 August

Adam Hunt

The team for this event was 1. Grzegorz Toczek (2287) 2. Jonathan Blackburn (2176) 3.Tim Kett (2197) 4. Alex Bullen (2106) 5. Allan Pleasants (2024). We all travelled independently to India and the majority arrived on Wednesday 27th, the day before the opening ceremony. […]