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, […]

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 […]

2022 European Schools Chess Championship, Rhodes, 20th-30th April 2022


An invitation has been received by the WCU to compete in the 2022 European Schools Chess Championships in Rhodes, Greece between 20th-30th April 2022.

More information can be found here.

Anyone interested in competing needs to contact Ian Eustis (e-mail: ianrhos@hotmail.com) by 25th February 2022.

Juniors return to OTB J4NCL action

As the restrictions in England has been lifted the over the board Junior 4NCL has commenced in England. Laetitia Davies has been looking after the Welsh Dragons teams together with some help from myself. 

Weekend 1:

The 1st weekend took place at the Woodlland Grange, Leamington Spa from 24th to 26th of September 2021. Wales […]

Junior Rapidplay Ratings Update

The website has been updated recently to include the new school year-groups. This will help organisers and selectors. Ratings on the site are currently those held when the arrival of Covid put a halt to all over the board competition in Wales. These are unlikely to accurately reflect standards when play restarts, with some players […]

Welsh Online Junior Champs U16, U13, U11 and U9 Results

Under 16

1st Yuxuan Wu 2nd Bence Szakmany 3rd Milo Davies

Under 13

=1st Khushi Bagga and Tabitha Ryan 3rd Osian Jessop

Under 11

1st Emma Kong 2nd Rishit Desai 3rd Sebastian Hoccom

Under 9

1st Rishit Desai equal 2nd Gruff Dafydd and Lucas Zheng

First Rank Newsletter 46

This can be viewed here

First Rank Newsletter 45

This can be viewed here.

First Rank Newsletter 44

This can be viewed here.