Welsh Correspondence Chess Federation

Rydym yn Ffrindiau - Amici Sumus

British Ladies Correspondence Chess Championship

Russell Sherwood  Monday, August 14, 2017

Congratulations to LGM Helen Sherwood (WLS) in winning the British Ladies Correspondence Chess Championship 2016-2017, alongside LIM Dawn Williamson (ENG), both putting in an excellent performance of 9.5/10. 


Both of these players are now on 2 Championship wins and I am sure the friendly rivalry between the two highest rated British women CC players will continue for years to come!

One of Helen's games from the event is included below.

Entries for the 2017-2018 British Ladies Correspondence Chess Championship are now being taken. If you are eligible and have not entered and wish to do so contact Russell Sherwood (leanthinker@hotmail.co.uk) for more details.


States and Regions Correspondence Chess Championship (S&RCCC)

Austin Lockwood  Friday, August 4, 2017

Entries are invited to the States and Regions Correspondence Chess Championship (S&RCCC); this is an international tournament for teams of eight players from any country of the world, representing subdivisions of that country (counties, states, provinces, etc.).

The tournament will use the Hutton Pairing System, so each player will only have two games against the same opponent.

The Triple Block time control of 50/75/1 will be used; all games will be completed within 350 days, there will be no adjudications except in the case of withdrawals.

The entry fee for each team is £10 GBP; all entries should be sent to the WCCF Secretary (secretary@welshccf.org.uk) by 31st October. Payment can be made by PayPal (via the WCCF website or directly to treasurer@welshccf.org.uk, please state the name of your team), direct bank transfer, or by cheque.

Further details are available here: http://welshccf.org.uk/content/120

Teams already entered are:

  • Australian Kangeroos (other states) Australia
  • Lancashire (England)
  • New South Wales (Australia)
  • Panama City (Panama)
  • Queensland (Australia)
  • US East (USA)
  • US West (USA)
  • Victoria (Australia)
  • West Wales (Wales)
  • Yorkshire A (England)
  • Yorkshire B (England)

Wales win friendly match vs USA

Austin Lockwood  Tuesday, August 1, 2017

The friendly match against USA has just finished, with Wales winning by 24-20, well played all!


Friendly matches are available for players of all strengths and we always try to match players against opponents of equal strength; please follow the regular email updates for details of how to register and represent Wales in future matches.


Russell Sherwood  Sunday, July 30, 2017

to Helen Sherwood on Winning the British Championship Candidates Tournament 2016-2017


An excellent performance with Helen being a full point ahead of 2nd place!

The Universal Soldier?

Russell Sherwood  Sunday, July 30, 2017

New Article

The Specialist

Russell Sherwood  Sunday, July 30, 2017

New Article

Spot the Difference!

Russell Sherwood  Sunday, July 30, 2017

New Article  http://www.welshccf.org.uk/article/258

John Claridge - IM not going to mock him...

Craig Evans  Sunday, July 16, 2017

It seems to have become the Welsh way that, when one of our strongest players plays a blinder of a tournament and earns a title, instead of celebrating this and congratulating them, I am asked to mercilessly taunt them through a 'comedy roast' of their play. With people like Glyn and Gareth this was easy, but surely not someone as respected as John?

Well... he was up for it, and submitted this game (from the tournament which earned him his first IM norm) which he admitted to being very proud of. As well he might be, as he played a beautiful game... I can only assume his opponent was hoping for a share of the brilliancy prize though, as he goes wrong from the very first move... Enjoy!

The British Correspondence Chess Championship

Austin Lockwood  Wednesday, July 12, 2017

The British Correspondence Chess Championship (BCCC) is the premier tournament on the British CC calendar. Running continuously since 1921 and open to all British players, the BCCC has carried ICCF title norms since 2016.

The BCCC caters for players of all levels and consists of a final, a candidates section and a number of reserves sections.

The BCCC is organised jointly by the English Federation for Correspondence Chess (EFCC), the Welsh Correspondence Chess Federation (WCCF) and the Scottish Correspondence Chess Association (ScoCCA).

Further details of the tournament, including the full rules and a list of previous winners, are available on the EFCC website:


Last season’s crosstables can be viewed here:

There is a first prize of £100 and a second prize of £50

To enter, please contact the tournament director, Phill Beckett (phillipbeckett@yahoo.com), with your ICCF ID number; the £10 entry fee can be sent by PayPal through the EFCC website (under “Online Fee Payment” in the left-hand margin) or by cheque (payable to EFCC) to:

Phill Beckett
Brough House
Church Laneham
Notts DN22 0NQ

The closing date for entries is 31st August 2017, the start date will be 1st October 2017.


Hill Street Blues

Russell Sherwood  Sunday, July 9, 2017

Interesting information for Welsh Players