2020 Junior Rapidplay Rating List

This can be downloaded from the Grades page.

2019 Christmas Greetings from FIDE

ECU E-Magazine Special Edition

This can be viewed here.

Welsh Junior Rapidplay Results (14/12/19)

Our congratulations to the Welsh Junior Rapidplay prize winners. They are:

Under 14:   1st  Ellison Smith    2nd  Yuxuan Wu     =3rd  Milo Davies and Alex Lawrence
Under 12:   1st  Tom Davies      =2nd   Khushi Bagga and Osian Jessop
Under 10:   =1st  Govind Anandkumar and Aaryan Pandit     3rd:  Hasan Amar
Under 8:     =1st  James Choung, Gruff Dafydd and Advik Samaiya

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South Wales Autumn Congress Results

South Wales Autumn Open

1st   FM  Peter Varley                    5/5

2nd  FM  Daniel Kosusek                4/5

=3rd J D Turner, Joe Fathallah       3/5 

South Wales Autumn Premier

1st     David Pinch                         4/5

=2nd Matin Jones, Peter Quinn, Harrison Postans, Stephen Horrell   3.5/5

South Wales Autumn Minor

=1st   Oliver Sapsford, Mark Summers   4/5

3rd     Harri Gilbert                              3.5/5

The games from the Open and Premier are now available for download from the Games page.

ECU E-Magazine November 2019

This can be viewed here

WCPL Round 2 1/12/19

All games are now available on the games page.

Ian White RIP

Sad news has reached us that Ian White has passed away.

Chris Dixon has sent us a short bio below.

A native of Pontypool, Ian attended West Monmouth Grammar School for Boys, representing their chess team on many occasions.  He also represented Wales in the Glorney Cup competition.

Ian was a member of Pontypool Chess Club for around 50 years, playing for the team regularly in local leagues and national competitions. He captained the A team in recent years, for whom he was an “ever present” player.

His playing strength is apparent from the Gwent titles he won – outright champion in 2001 and joint champion in 2004. A tough opponent, Ian would love to “grind out” results in endgames, whether pursuing a difficult win or fighting hard for a draw.

Ian was of a quiet and private disposition, but nevertheless he was a popular member of the chess community, both in Pontypool and beyond – a true gentleman.

His sudden passing was a shock to us all, and he will be very sadly missed.

The funeral will be at the Crematorium in Croesyceiliog on Monday, December 9th, at 10.30 am. No flowers are requested, but there will be an opportunity to make a donation to the British Heart Foundation.

2019 Cardiff Schools Chess Day 20/11/19

Yet again, the event was very successful.

Some photos are shown below.

Bill Newrick RIP

It is with regret that Abergavenny Chess Club has to report the loss of a long standing member, Bll Newrick, who passed away recently after a long illness.

Bill had been an enthusiastic and loyal member of the club for more than thirty years and although he had entered his ninth decade he was still playing to a good club standard. Indeed, in his last playing season he very narrowly missed winning the best performance prize for a second division player in the Gwent League.

He will be missed by all the members of Abergavenny Chess Club and those West Walians who enjoyed his company at the Guernsey tournament every October.