Saturday 29 February: Doubles chess event for Secondary School players

On Saturday the 29 February there will be a ‘doubles’ chess competition, open to anyone attending a Welsh secondary school. (Doubles is a hugely popular, well-known variant of chess where pieces taken on one board are passed over to another. It is described in detail here: and can even be played on

 The competition should provide a fun afternoon of chess. Short time controls will be used, and for each round players will get a random partner and opposition. Over the course of the afternoon, the various wins and losses should create an individual winner.

 The games will be played at Bishop Hedley High School in Merthyr Tydfil on Saturday 29 February, from 2:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m (the full address is  Bishop Hedley High School, Penydarren, Merthyr Tydfil, CF47 9AN).

There is no need to register for this event. However, it would be helpful if those that wish to attend send an e-mail to Richard Stevenson, who can be contacted at: