Welsh Correspondence Chess Federation

Rydym yn Ffrindiau - Amici Sumus

CCM for Paul Hatchett

Russell Sherwood  Saturday, August 18, 2018

Congratulations to Paul Hatchett on picking up his 2nd CCM Norm and the Title in WCCF 5th Invitational  

Pau becomes the 6th Welsh recipient of the CCM Title!

CCE for Phillip Dean

Russell Sherwood  Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Congratulations to Phillip Dean in picking up a 2nd CCE Norm in Germany CCM/CCE 01 A  and securing the Title in the process!

Paul is the 14th Welsh player to pick up the CCE Title


Getting one of your five a day!

Russell Sherwood  Saturday, August 11, 2018

New Article

Do my Table-bases look to big in this?

Russell Sherwood  Saturday, August 11, 2018

New Article

Postal Glory

Russell Sherwood  Thursday, August 9, 2018

Congratulations to Eric Nettles in winning the BCCA 2017 Postal Gold Medal Tournament

which combined with Russell Sherwood's win in the BCCA 2017 WS Gold Medal Tournament  completes a clean sweep in the Gold Medal Events

British Ladies Correspondence Chess Championship 2018

Russell Sherwood  Thursday, August 9, 2018


Entries are now open for eligible players for the British Ladies Correspondence Chess Championship 2017-2018, starting in October 2018.

We are lucky enough to continue to have a sponsor for this year’s event so entry will be free.

Please note only players not under a suspension are able to enter the event.

Entries and any enquiries should be made to Russell Sherwood at [email protected]. Closing date for entries is 10th September 2018.


Pob lwc

Russell Sherwood  Sunday, August 5, 2018

Good Luck to :

Gareth Yeo:

Max Zavanelli Memorial Tournament Section C

Open des 80 ans de l'AJEC demi-finale 06

Paul Hatchett

Max Zavanelli Memorial Tournament Section D

WCCF are proud to participate in these memorials as Max organised a number of senor events in Wales.

Book Review

Russell Sherwood  Sunday, August 5, 2018

e3 Poison: A 21st Century Opening Repotiore

Ian Jones - The Welsh Batman

Craig Evans  Thursday, August 2, 2018

Ian is an exceptionally dangerous player, and there is no doubt that he seems to particularly thrive in team events - Ian's best performances seem to come for the 'greater good', and he's not afraid to bloody a few noses! This game is one of my favourites (as it seems an opening I hate get decimated), and gives me the picture of a caped crusader throwing his pieces violently at the opponent. If only he could find his Robin, the Welsh Chess teams could be spurred onto even greater heights. Enjoy!

New Season: A New Hope?

Russell Sherwood  Tuesday, July 31, 2018

As the new season approaches us a few reminders:

  • Make sure you know the deadlines for entries for events you are interested in
  • Look at your current game load, how many new games can you take on?
  • Do you have an adjudication dates on any of your current games approaching? If the position is drawn then agreeing terms before the date will save work!
  • Do you know the new events coming up: (British Champs, WCCF8, Club (BCCA, SM, Natcor……), Counties and Districts, European Champs (Open and Prelim). If not then ask!
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