Cardiff Schools Championships – 20th November 2019

The Annual Cardiff Schools Championship, now in its 8th year, was once again held at Cardiff City Stadium. The event attracted 37 teams with about 400 students present.

We would like to thank all who supported this event with help in so many ways.

This year the event was supported by “Mostyn Estates Ltd” and we […]

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Junior Rapidplay Congress 2 Results


1st = Sarthak Nukalapati, Alex Lawrence, Anshul Swamy (4/5) 16 players participated


1st Teddy Swartz (5/5) 2nd Evan Lewis (3.5/5) 3rd= Vedant Lutchman Singh, Lucy Taylor (3/5) 9 people played


1st Aboudi Sattouf (4/5) 2nd Alex Coombs (3.5/5) 3rd= Anya Rathbone-Jones, Alexander Taylor (3/5) 5 played

Entries are open for the On-line Championship for Welsh Secondary School players

Entries are now open for the On-line Championship for Welsh Secondary School players. To enter, simply send an e-mail to: The deadline for entries is Friday 18 October.


NYCA Team Championship success for U-18’s and U14’s!

Every season we enter four teams from South Wales in the National Youth Chess Association competitions. In effect, these are English intercounty championships. As is to be expected, the opposition is strong and successes are few and far between, an occasional place in the top three being the best we can hope for.


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Cardiff Primary Schools Championship

This year the Cardiff Primary Schools Championship takes place on WEDNESDAY 20th NOVEMBER at CARDIFF CITY STADIUM.   This year’s Championship is supported by “Mostyn Estates Ltd”.   Entries are invited from primary schools. You can find the entry form here  

Welsh Junior Rapidplay Congress 1 21/9/19 Results

Premier: 1= Anshul Swamy, Oliver Sapsford (4/5) 3= Alex Lawrence, Ben Jaberansari (3.5)

Major: 1= Hassan Amar, Ben Morgan, Lucy Taylor (4/5)

Starters: 1= Edward Swartz, Vivien Townsend (4/5), 3. Noah Grifiths (3)

A special mention for Edward Swartz and Ben Morgan who were playing in their first competitive event.

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