2020 Online Olympiad News (3/8/20)

    Our FIDE online olympiad team has just found out who we have been paired against in division 3 of this event.  We have been paired with 9 other countries which are shown below in the attached link.  Our matches will start at 12pm utc time on friday august 7th and we will play […]

ECU E-Magazine July 2020

This can be read here.

4NCL Online and Junior 4NCL Online Seasons 2 and 3

The 4NCL has anounced the expected schedule for seasons 2 and 3 of both the 4NCL Online and Junior 4NCL Online.

The dates for all fixtures can now be found on the Calendar.

The 4NCL have confirmed that:

“Many thanks to everyone who responded to the 4NCL Online and Junior 4NCL surveys (which you can […]

Welsh team selection for 2020 Online Olympiad

The full Welsh team has now been anounced for the upcoming 2020 Online Olympiad which starts on July 22nd. These are as follows:

Category ‘Main’ Players Reserves Open Boards 1. Greg Toczek 3. Jason Garcia 2. Tim Kett 4. William Hewitt Women’s Boards 1. Olivia Smith 3. Julie Wilson 2. Kimberley Chong 4. Vacant Open […]

International Chess Day July 20th 2020

The WCU has received the following message from FIDE.

“Dear chess friend,

Very soon, on July 20th, we will celebrate International Chess Day. As you probably know, this also marks FIDE’s 96th anniversary.

This is a day to celebrate chess, and from the International Chess Federation, we would like to reinforce this tradition.

Last year […]

ECU E-Magaazine June 2020

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Urgent: FIDE On-line Chess Olympiad: Selection of Welsh Team and Captain

Deadline for Responses – End Tuesday 7 July


The World Chess Federation (‘FIDE’) are organising an on-line Chess Olympiad at very short notice. The full details can be found here.  It is open to one team per member country. Entries need to reach FIDE by 13 July and include a list of […]

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.