FM Iolo Ceredig Jones RIP

Very sad news has reached the WCU that our FM Iolo Ceredig Jones passed away today after a long illness.

The WCU wishes to express our sincere condolences to Iolo’s family and friends at this very sad time.

There will be a private funeral on Wednesday September 15th at Aberystwyth Crematorium at 1pm.

Contributions, if […]

John Porter RIP

It is  with great sadness that news has reached the WCU that John Porter, De La Beche Chess Club, West Wales recently passed away. His clubmate Ken Huntley has written  this obituary below.

John Porter – an Obituary by Ken Huntley 

I joined the Tycoch Chess club in 1975, played two games and […]

Gary Wakeham RIP

It is with great sadness that we have learned that Gary Wakeham passed away at his home on Wednesday 14th April at the age of 64.

Gary was a long standing member of Cardiff Chess Club and over the years served as Club Secretary and Team Captain and was also a very popular Junior Coach.


Tony Haigh RIP


Sadly, news has reached the WCU that Tony Haigh who was prominent in the Dyfed League passed away recently.

The funeral will be a private affair due to the Coronavirus retrictions but a more public commemoration of his life may take place at a later date.

The WCU wish to pass on our […]

Martyn Whiteside RIP

Sadly, news has reached the WCU that Martyn Whiteside who was prominent in Aberysteyth Chess and Correspondence Chess circles passed away recently.

No funeral details are available at present other than Covid restrictions will apply.

The WCU wish to pass on our sincere condolences to Martyn’s friends and family for their loss at this very […]

Nigel Granville RIP

Sadly, news has reached the WCU that Nigel Granville who was a member of Newport Chess Club for over thity years passed away on Friday December 11th aged 56. He had suffered a stroke and been in hospital for several years.

Nigel was a very popular member of Neweport Chess Club and his many friends […]

Stan Owen RIP

Sad news has reached us that Stan Owen of Pontypool Chess Club passed away on August 26th aged 96.

Funeral details to follow.

An obituary provided by Chris Dixon is below.


Lyndon Todd RIP

Sad news has reached us that Lyndon Todd of Briton Ferry Chess Club has recently passed away. 

Funeral details to follow.

Hugh Price RIP – An appreciation by Stuart Hutchings

Cardiff Club secretary Bill Hunt and I had both been regular weekly/fortnightly visitors to Hugh in his Care Home the last 18 months or so, where we always found him alert, speaking knowledgeably about world events and taking a keen interest in chess at the Cardiff club and wider afield.

Bill and I had to […]

Hugh Price RIP

It is with great sadness that we have learned that Hugh Price passed away earlier today at the age of 94.

Hugh had been in a care home for a couple of years with various illnesses, but died peacefully in his sleep with his niece and nephew at the bedside. Hugh was associated with […]