Welsh Correspondence Chess Federation

Rydym yn Ffrindiau - Amici Sumus

Welsh Certificates from 2016 ICCF Congress

Austin Lockwood  Monday, August 15, 2016

The awards International Master (Tony Balshaw), Lady International Master (Heleb Sherwood) and International Arbiter were awarded today at the 2016 ICCF Congress in Bremen, Germany.

3rd British Webserver Team Tournament

Austin Lockwood  Thursday, August 11, 2016

Congratulations to the "ICCF Warriors" for winning the third British Webserver Team Tournament!

https://www.iccf.com/event?id=53439

Season Four will be organised by the Welsh Correspondence Chess Federation early in 2017, details will be posted here and team captains contacted nearer the time.

Ian Jones - First Welsh Correspondence Chess Expert

Russell Sherwood  Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Well Done to Ian Jones on securing his 2nd Norm  and the first Welsh CCE Title.

https://www.iccf.com/event?id=57594

Ian continues to push towards the CCM Title in these events!

Well Done!

Updated Tuesday, August 2, 2016 by Austin Lockwood

WCCF Facebook Group

Austin Lockwood  Sunday, July 17, 2016

Please join the new WCCF Facebook Group!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1968683540024705/

British Correspondence Chess Championship

Austin Lockwood  Tuesday, July 5, 2016

The British Championship (BCCC) has been running annually for 95 years but this coming season marks of the beginning of a new collaboration between the English, Scottish & Welsh Federations. The competition has been made more attractive by the possibility of playing for ICCF Title Norms, including the new ICCF Correspondence Chess Expert (CCE) and Correspondence Chess Master (CCM) titles, so we hope that as many players from Wales as possible will enter.
 
The BCCC consists of a Final, a Candidates tournament and numerous Reserve tournaments all played on the ICCF server. See “Tables & Results” – “National Tournaments” – “England” – “British Championships” for previous & ongoing events which will give you a flavour of what to expect; players at all levels are encouraged to enter and we are hoping that even the candidates sections will carry CCE or CCM norms. The Entry Fee is £10.00 and you can pay online at the EFCC website http://iccfengland.org (BCCA members have the option of paying via their BCCA Membership Renewal form or online at the BCCA website: www.bccachess.org) The full rules of the BCCC are available here: www.iccfengland.org/bccc-bccc/bccc-rules
 
All entries must be received by August 31 at the latest. The competition will get underway in September.
 
Any queries please contact Phill Beckett; phillipbeckett@yahoo.com
 
We look forward to receiving your entries!

Fred Clough Wins The Final of The Portsmouth Gambit Tournament.

Ian Jones  Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Well Done to Fred Clough who won The WSTT/7/13/F, WSTT/7/13/Final –

Sicilian, Portsmouth Gambit, Tournament by a country mile.

All this in spite of being the lowest graded player in the final.

1

WLS

Clough, Fred

2032

 

 

½

½

1

1

½

1

1

1

6.5

2

ITA

Palladino, Mario

2149

½

½

 

 

0

½

½

½

1

1

4.5

3

CZE

Svršek, Radomír (*1962)

2157

0

0

½

1

 

 

½

½

½

1

4

4

ITA

Gagliardi, Virgilio

2184

0

½

½

½

½

½

 

 

½

½

3.5

5

AUS

Tanti, Joe G.

2160

0

0

0

0

0

½

½

½

 

 

1.5

Updated Tuesday, July 5, 2016 by Austin Lockwood

2016 WCCF AGM, Minutes

Austin Lockwood  Tuesday, July 5, 2016

The minutes from the 2016 AGM are attached.

Download

Entries now being taken for British Championship (BCCC) and British Veterans Championship (BVCCC)

Austin Lockwood  Friday, June 10, 2016

Entries are now being taken for the 2016 British Championship (BCCC) starting in September. Entries cost 10 pounds; last date for entry 1 September.

Entries are also being taken for the 2016 British Veterans Championship (BVCCC). Entries are at a reduced fee of 6 pounds: last date for entry is 14th September. Players must be age 60 or over as at 14th September.

Both tournaments can be entered online at the EFCC website (http://iccfengland.org.uk/) - see Tournament entry in the left-hand menu. Alternatively, you can post a cheque (payable to "EFCC") to the respective tournament organisers: BCCC- Phill Beckett, Brough House, Church Laneham, RETFORD, NOTTS DN22 0NQ. For the BVCCC - Ian Pheby, Oaklea Cottage, Horsham Road, Capel, Dorking, RH5 5JH. Also, BCCA members can enter either of these tournaments via their BCCA Renewal form or on the BCCA website.

IA Title

Austin Lockwood  Friday, June 10, 2016

Congratulations Russell Sherwood on achieving the title of ICCF International Arbiter!

Free Entry to ICCF Promotion Events

Austin Lockwood  Saturday, January 23, 2016

The Welsh Correspondence Chess Federation are offering all Welsh chess players free entry to an ICCF promotion event:

  • Aspirer - 7 player, 6 game event for beginners and <1700 rated players
  • Open - 7 player 6 game event for <1900 rated players
  • Higher - 7 player, 6 game event for >1900 and <2100 rated players
  • Master - 11 player, 10 game event for players rated >2100

(One free entry per player)

These are ICCF internationally rated events and are played on the ICCF webserver; please email Austin Lockwood or Russell Sherwood for further details.