Saturday 29 February: Doubles chess event for Secondary School players

On Saturday the 29 February there will be a ‘doubles’ chess competition, open to anyone attending a Welsh secondary school. (Doubles is a hugely popular, well-known variant of chess where pieces taken on one board are passed over to another. It is described in detail here: and can even be played on

 The competition should […]

First Rank Edition 33

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2020 Cardiff and the Vale Schools Chess Championships Results (2/2/20)

This year’s event was on 2nd February at Cardiff Council Hall. The event, as usual, attracted a large number of entrants all keen to compete in these popular Championships. We sincerely thank Cardiff City Council for once again hosting the Championships.

We also thank Cardiff Bay Rotary Club for their continued support of these Championships.


Welsh Girls Championships and Boys Starters Results (25/1/20)

U8 Champions: Louise Davies, Amelie Caesar 3rd= Yuxin Wu, Lola Mealing

U9 Champions: Lydia Thomas, Esther Williams

U10 Champion: Emma Kong, 2nd Vivien Townsend, 3rd= Gwennan Evans, Keeley Fowler

U11 Champion: Swar Gamare, 2nd Mia Jones, 3rd Isra Hussain

U12 Champion: Khushi Bagga, 2nd= Ava Choung, Ashika Shahameeran

U14 Champions: Kirby Paul, Alice Todd

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First Rank Edition 32

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2020 Junior Rapidplay Rating List

This can be downloaded from the Grades page.

Welsh Junior Rapidplay Results (14/12/19)

Our congratulations to the Welsh Junior Rapidplay prize winners. They are:

Under 14:   1st  Ellison Smith    2nd  Yuxuan Wu     =3rd  Milo Davies and Alex Lawrence Under 12:   1st  Tom Davies      =2nd   Khushi Bagga and Osian Jessop Under 10:   =1st  Govind Anandkumar and Aaryan Pandit     3rd:  Hasan Amar Under 8:    […]

2019 Cardiff Schools Chess Day 20/11/19

Yet again, the event was very successful.

Some photos are shown below.

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WCU Junior Congress Results 23/11/19

The third Junior Congress of the season was held at the Cathedral School, Cardiff with 70 entries.

Section prize winners were


1st           Oliver Sapsford

2nd                Tycho Twohig

3rd           Govind Anandkumar


1st           Bindu Doddi

2nd          Gruff Dafydd, Macsen Evans, Lucy Taylor, Vedant Lutchman Singh


1st           Harris Kumar

2nd          Luca Davies, Louise Davies, Fraser Hughes

2019 Welsh Secondary Schools Championships Results 23/11/19

Held at the Cathedral School, Cardiff this year’s Championships attracted 12 teams, the largest number of entries for quite a few years.

Successfully defending the title the won in 2018 were Chepstow School

2nd          St John’s College, Cardiff

3rd           Whitchurch High School