Welsh Success at the Correspondence Master Title

Austin Lockwood  Thursday, April 6, 2017

The ICCF Correspondence Chess Master title was born in Cardiff at the 2015 ICCF Congress; appropriately, Wales are now the most successful of the 55 ICCF Member Federations in terms of players achieving the title.  We now have 5 active players holding the title (including one Lady Grand Master, the former ladies only name for the title).  Only Germany (13) and Russia (6) have more, however both those federations have many more active players.  When taken as a percentage of the total number of active players, Wales (6.49%) are well ahead of our nearest rivals, Bulgaria (5.41%).

If you are a Welsh chess player and are interested in playing correspondence chess and possibly earning the CCM, or any other title, please don't hesitate to contact us!

  ICCF Member Federation CCM/LGM titles per 100 players
1 WLS 6.49%
2 BUL 5.41%
3 EST 3.45%
4 LTU 2.99%
5 SLO 2.78%
6 CRO 2.08%
7 SVK 1.49%
8 CZE 1.46%
9 GER 1.41%
10 POL 1.34%
11 AUS 1.18%
12 ITA 1.10%
13 SUI 1.01%
14 RUS 0.99%
15 ESP 0.89%
16 ENG 0.76%
17 UKR 0.64%
18 AUT 0.63%
19 NED 0.40%
20 USA 0.27%

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