Welsh Correspondence Chess Federation

Rydym yn Ffrindiau - Amici Sumus


Russell Sherwood  Thursday, March 22, 2018

New Article

RCCA 25 Years Open

Russell Sherwood  Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Details of the recently announced "Russia 25" Open Tournament


First ever IM norm earned in British Championship

Austin Lockwood  Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Congratulations Gareth Yeo, for earning the first ever International Master Norm earned in the British CC Championship... And good luck moving forward towards the title!

Good Luck!

Russell Sherwood  Sunday, March 18, 2018

Good Luck to our representatives in this year's German CC Federation Invitationals

LGM Helen Sherwood in GER/CM/05-A, Germany Candidate Masters 05-A

Chandon Brown & Margaret Baron in BdF/Smaragd/09 , BdF Smaragd 09

CCM Russell Sherwood in GER/CM/05-B, Germany Candidate Masters 05-B

CCE Paul Keevil & CCE Alex Sherwood  in BdF/Diamant/09, BdF Diamant 09



Norm Watch

Russell Sherwood  Sunday, March 18, 2018

Congratulations to Craig Evans on picking up a 2nd CCM Norm in Esko Nuutilainen Memorial Team Tournament SF2

The title will surely come soon via over-score!



Chess Lesson: 7.Qe2 is *NEVER* a good move.

Craig Evans  Sunday, March 11, 2018

I have been criticised in the past for my game analysis being not-too-serious, and not offering enough insight into positions. Whilst the educated amongst us will know that this is both a ridiculous and a false criticism, I thought I would look at a game from one of the top players in Wales to see what golden nuggets I could glean from it for the eager improving player.

What a waste of time that was. It turns out that 2300 players aren't even taking the game seriously any more in CC. Moves such as 5...a6 have been employed by quirky free spirits with mixed results over the years, but white decides to take the mickey with 7.Qe2, a move so patently awful that the in-built language filter censors any attempt to give a full description.

So, the only lesson I can really give you here is: Never, ever, ever play 7.Qe2.*

[*Disclaimer: The author is an idiot. Do not follow any chess advice from him. There are almost certainly some openings in which 7.Qe2 is a good move, although I am struggling to think of any right now. Actually, no, he's probably right**. It's a truly awful move.]

[**Disclaimer to the disclaimer: This was also written by the author, and as such cannot be trusted either. Never trust a person talking in third-person.]

WCCF 3 is finished!

Russell Sherwood  Saturday, March 10, 2018

Congratulations to Eduard Piacun (CRO) on his win with 8.5/12

Best placed Welsh player was Dale Cannon on 8/12 chasing him home, picking up a CCM Norm along the way!


Player Interview

Russell Sherwood  Saturday, March 10, 2018

Today we have Craig Evans with an introduction from his "Friends" Ian Jones and Glyn Sinnett

Bragging Rights

Russell Sherwood  Friday, March 9, 2018

New Article

Paul Keevil gains the ICCF CCE Title

Russell Sherwood  Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Well done to Paul Keevil on securing his ICCF CCE Title.

Paul's norms were achieved in 

WCCF 5th Invitational
Esko Nuutilainen Memorial Team Tournament SF2 Board 4
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