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.

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.

Junior Rapidplay Ratings Website

Parents, organisers and players who use the Junior Rapidplay Ratings Site will find a few small changes to this site.  In fact although the site has the same ‘feel’ to it, everything has been rewritten, with the ratings program and website being completely revamped with various improvements. 

The birth years are now all […]

Gwynne Rhys-Jones RIP

Sad news has reached us that Gwynne Rhys-Jones of Upper Killay Chess Club passed away on 23rd December.

Gwynne was a founder member of a committee formed to produce the British Isles Chess Championship in Swansea in the 1980’s.

The Management Board wish to extend their sincere condolences to Gwynne’s family and friends at […]

Geof Tyrrell Best Game Prize 2018: Approaching Deadline

The deadline for entries for the 2018 award is 31 January 2019; so there is still time to nominate a game (which need not have been played by the person making the nomination).  The detailed rules can be found here but briefly to qualify for consideration a 2018 game must be a win or […]