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.

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Clubs and Covid-19: Advice – Updated 1st October 2020

WCU National Arbiters Seminar

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Welsh Chess Union National Arbiters Seminar

We are looking for suitable persons to become Welsh Arbiters. All applying must be WCU members. A Seminar will be held during January over two evenings (dates to be confirmed). Those seeking to become Welsh National Arbiters need to take part in such a seminar and sit and pass an examination at the end of […]

Expressions of Interest required for vacant WCU posts

The Management Board require urgent expressions of interest from any WCU member to fulfill the following vacant posts of:

Role Job Description Deputy Executive Director Link Director Women’s Chess   Publicity Director  

Anyone interested should contact the Execevutive Director Mark Adams at executivedirector@welshchessunion.uk.

 

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ECU E-Magazine October 2020

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Netflix series – The Queen’s Gambit – The welsh connection

There is now a very popular mini-series streaming on Netflix called ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ which I am sure our members will find very entertaining. 

What is probably less well known though is that a former Wales Junior International, Paul Atkinson from Gwent, (who currently lives and plays in Berlin), worked as an on-set consultant and […]

Biographies of three Welsh chess geniuses now available

The biographies for three Welsh chess geniuses are now on the History page.

Club histories for Blaina and Neath now added

The club histories of both Blaina and Neath are now on the Club Histories page.

Kevin Staveley B.E.M.

It is with great pleasure that the WCU can announce that Kevin has been awarded the BEM in this year’s Birthday Honours list, for services to chess. I am sure you will join me in congratulating Kevin, on this well deserved award. 

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WCU Membership Fees

Due to Covid-19 the WCU Management Board has decided that no membership fees (Direct or otherwise) for current members will be collected before 1st January 2021 at the earliest. A further decision on this will be made and announced later in 2020.

Any player who is NOT a current member and wishes to take part […]