Welsh Junior Championships – The Cathedral School, Cardiff – this weekend

During this weekend at the Junior Championships  We ask all players not to shake hands at the beginning or end of games Throughout the Chanpionships there will be hand wipes available and would encourage all players to use these before games (and during games if necessary). The only refreshments on sale will be tea. coffee, […]

Junior Rapidplay Ratings Uplift

Some of you will know that on 1st March 2024, FIDE gave an uplift to players at the lower end of their rating list, with no player now receiving a FIDE rating of under 1400, and players between 1000 and 2000 being uplifted to between 1400 and 2000.

FIDE ratings are accepted as the ‘gold […]

2024 European Schools Tournament


To all parents of junior players

The European Schools Tournament will be held in Limerick University in the Republic of Ireland from May 30th to June 8,th 2024.

This is an individual tournament, second in importance only to the European Youth Championship. It travels around Europe each year and will […]

Castell Nedd Christmas Party




Castell Nedd Junior Pizza Party

The Castell Nedd Chess Club pizza party was a booming success as numerous juniors came along for gaming and snacks. Throughout the evening, kids battled against computer operated chess sets, solved puzzles on Fire Tablets, and played games against new friends and faces. Accompanied by Domino’s pizza, it was a delicious treat for all who […]

2023 World Junior Championships Mexico

Ifan  Rathbone-Jones is representing Wales at this event.

His progress can be followed here. 

2023 Glorney, Gilbert, Robinson and Stokes Report

                                                      Glorney  Gilbert  International   2023

This year the tournament was held in Scotland in a welcome return to over the board competition.  As in previous years, we were restricted […]

FIDE World Junior Rapid and Blitz Chess Championships


 Pula Sardinia 9-16 October


DEADLINE: 8 September 2023

These events are being held consecutively over the second week in October and Federations are entitled to enter as many qualified players as they wish.  To qualify Welsh players must be:

under 20 at […]

2022 Welsh U14, 12, 10 and 8 Rapidplay Championship Results


 1st           Tabitha Ryan

 2nd          Timur Ramzan

  3rd          Csombor Hanczar

 UNDER 12 

 1st           Emma Kong

2nd          Govind Anandmumar

3rd          Vismuth Prabhu

Under 10 Champion       Louise Davies


 1st           Mabon Hanczar

 2nd          Constantine Popov

  3rd          Ben El-Shahaweny

  4th          Willow Yeo


2022 Glorney Gilbert International Report

This year it was the turn of Wales to host the tournament. The continuing Covid pandemic prevented us from booking a venue for an over the board tournament and so we held a hybrid event, whereby each nation gathers its players together in one central venue and they then play on line, under supervision. This […]

Welsh Dragons impress at J4NCL

  The 3rd weekend of the J4NCL took place in Mercure Hotel, Daventry from 9th of April to 10th of April. Welsh Dragons Red were represented by Yuxuan Wu, Milo Davies, Tom Davies, Joe Conway-Lees and Oliver Sapsford who played in division 1. Out of the 12 teams in the division they finished at a […]