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Friendly Match vs Aruba

Austin Lockwood  Monday, July 6, 2020

Wales have just started a new friendly match vs some new players from Aruba


We are hoping that this will be a great introduction to CC for our new Aruban friends, and that eventually they will consider starting a new national CC federation and applying for membership of ICCF.

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CCE Norm for Peter Bevan

Russell Sherwood  Sunday, June 28, 2020

Congratulations to Peter Bevan in picking up a 2nd CCE Norm in George D. Pyrich Memorial Team Tournament SF1

To complete the Title a third norm will be required.


ICCF Congress Voting

Austin Lockwood  Wednesday, June 24, 2020

The final list of approved proposals for the 2020 ICCF Congress is now available on the ICCF website:


Because of the difficulties in organising a full Congress due to the disruption caused internationally by the COVID-19 virus, Congress will be held virtually this year, with member federations submitting votes electronically from 8-28 July.

The WCCF Executive Committee are currently discussing how Wales will vote for each of these proposals; if any WCCF member would like to raise an issue about any of the proposals, please contact the WCCF Secretary at [email protected] before 8th July and this will be fed back to the EC.

If any Premium member would like to join with the EC's discussions and contribute to the internal voting process, please also get in touch.

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The British Correspondence Chess Championship (BCCC)

Russell Sherwood  Tuesday, June 23, 2020


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 Scottish Correspondence Chess Association (ScoCCA) and the Welsh Correspondence Chess Federation (WCCF).

Further details of the tournament, including the full rules and a list of previous winners, are available on the EFCC website: http://efcchess.org.uk/bccc.html .

Last season’s crosstables can be viewed here:
Championship https://www.iccf.com/event?id=81192
Candidates https://www.iccf.com/event?id=81193
Reserves A https://www.iccf.com/event?id=81194
Reserves B https://www.iccf.com/event?id=81195
Reserves C https://www.iccf.com/event?id=81196

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

Entries close on August 31 and play is due to commence in September 2020.

Entries can be made directly to Tournament Organiser - Phil Beckett or via the National Federation ;

EFCC - https://efcchess.org.uk/index.html (Online Fee Payment (use reference BCCC)),

Scottish - [email protected],

Welsh - https://welshccf.org.uk/content/18.

Entries and the entry fee of £12 should reach Phill Beckett no later than 31st August 2020.

Posted by Gordon Anderson (Scotland), Phill Beckett (England) and Russell Sherwood (Wales).


Marc Wakeham International Arbiter

Russell Sherwood  Friday, June 19, 2020

Congratulations to Marc Wakeham on being confirmed as Wales 3rd International Arbiter.

Should anyone wish to start out on the journey to this award please get in touch.

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Interview with IM Andrzej Szerlak (POL)

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7th International Clergy Correspondence Chess Championship

Russell Sherwood  Tuesday, June 16, 2020

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7th International School Friendly

Russell Sherwood  Tuesday, June 16, 2020

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