Chess Activities and COVID-19

Junior Events

Contrary to current Government advice on school activities, we have decided to cancel the impending Welsh Junior Championship. The conditions affecting our Junior events are rather different from those seen in individual schools. As well as bringing together juniors from different schools, the tournament also requires the services of our volunteers – some […]

Visiting Chess Tutor for Advanced Pupils (all ages) Vacancy September 2020

A vacancy has arisen for a Visiting Chess Tutor for Adavanced Students (all ages) at St John’s College, William Nicholls Drive, Cardiff, CF35YX from September 2020 onwards.

More details are here.

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.

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: as soon as possible. The full table is available via the coaching tab above.


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, […]

Welsh Correspondence Chess Championship

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

WCPL Update

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