Tom Thorpe awarded FIDE Arbiter title

Congratulations are in order to Tom Thorpe who was recently awarded the FIDE Arbiter title at the 88th FIDE Congress in Antalya, Turkey.

New Rating system now live!

The new rating system is now live with a dedicated webpage for all zones.

This can be found here:

First Welsh Correspondence International Open Chess Championship

Attention all WCU members!

The WCCF has now created this major event and request that any interested WCU members who wish to try correspondence chess should consider entering.

Anyone wishing to compete in this event will find information here.

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Happy New Year

The WCU Management Board would like to wish all WCU members a Happy New Year.

Ian White RIP

Sad news has reached us that Ian White has passed away.

Chris Dixon has sent us a short bio below.

A native of Pontypool, Ian attended West Monmouth Grammar School for Boys, representing their chess team on many occasions.  He also represented Wales in the Glorney Cup competition.

Ian was a member of Pontypool Chess […]

Bill Newrick RIP

It is with regret that Abergavenny Chess Club has to report the loss of a long standing member, Bll Newrick, who passed away recently after a long illness.

Bill had been an enthusiastic and loyal member of the club for more than thirty years and although he had entered his ninth decade he was […]

Interested in Coaching?

Thre WCU are urgently seeking members who are interested in coaching (usually juniors although not exclusively).

In order to create a central database of possible coaches, could anyone interested plesase complete the table below and forward to Peter Bevan (Email: wcuwebmaster@welshchessunion.uk) as soon as possible. The full table is available via the coaching tab above.

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Important note on membership renewals by Paypal

We are appreciative of all membership renewals, and PayPal is a convenient method for many. However, we are finding that some (a minority of) members who have initiated a repeat payment by Paypal are omitting to amend the value of their annual subscription to £15 (instead of £12).

This was also the case last year, […]

Alan Rosser RIP

Sad news has reached us that Alan Rosser passed away on 27th August.

He had been diagnosed with cancer.

Alan started playing chess in the West Wales Chess League in the early 70’s by joining the Tycoch Chess Club.. This club quickly folded, but with encouragement from Paul Headon, Alan and a few others joined […]

Tony Gutteridge RIP

Sad news has reached us that Tony Gutteridge passed away on 9th June.Tony was a member of North Cardiff Chess Club for a few years but before that he was a longstanding member of Penarth Chess Club. Furthermore, Tony was WCU Year Book Editor and printer for a number of years. The advice comes from […]