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.

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 […]

Welsh Correspondence Chess Championship

Anyone interested in competing in this event should refere to the rules and regulations here.

Steve Christmas RIP

Sad news has reached us that Steve Christmas (Pontypool and Nelson Chess Clubs) passed away on 6th March.

Those who knew Steve might also have known his oldest daughter Rose Christmas, a keen chess player like her father. Steve also leaves a wife Theresa, and younger daughter Cherry.

The Management Board wish to extend […]

WCPL Update

All games from Rounds 1-3 are now available on the games page.

Mike Colwill RIP

Sad news has reached us that Mike Colwill (Rhondda Chess Club) passed away on 31st December.

The Management Board wish to extend their sincere condolences to Mike’s family and friends at this very sad time.

Mike’s Funeral is due to take place on Tuesday 22 JanuaryVenue: Carmel Chapel Treherbert at 10.15 am. Interment at […]

World Seniors Rhodes, 15-25 April 2019

The two teams selected for this event are as follows:

Wales Silures (Over 50s)Sven ZeidlerMark Adams (Captain)Anthony HughesJohn FletcherLynda Smith

Wales Deheubarth (Over 65s)Iolo Jones (Captain)John ThorntonJohn WaterfieldPeter BevanBill Harle

We wish them all he best!

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Bill Flew Memorial Tournament (Correspondence Chess)

Details of this event can be downloaded here.