Welsh Correspondence Chess Federation

Rydym yn Ffrindiau - Amici Sumus

Back in the Engine Room

Russell Sherwood  Thursday, December 13, 2018

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New Title Tournaments: An Overview

Russell Sherwood  Wednesday, December 12, 2018


2019/1 Rating List Review

Russell Sherwood  Wednesday, December 12, 2018

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New Welsh Title holders

Russell Sherwood  Wednesday, December 12, 2018

With the publication of the new rating 2019/1 rating list we find a glut of new Welsh CC Titleholders. 5 new Welsh CC Experts are named:

Paul Hatchett

John Thornton

Peter Bevan

Sean Denton

Stephen Bailey


Well done all!

Applications sought.......

Russell Sherwood  Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Our friends in the BdF (German Federation) have issued a number of invites to us for their Invitational events in 2019. Details are shown below.

If you wish to be considered please get in touch with Russell Sherwood by the 31st January 2019.

Two clarifications: (1) Entries are based on the 2019/2 rating list - This is the one based on results up till the end of February 2019 and (2) Only ICCF or FIDE ratings will be considered.





Player ICCF Elo 2019/2 2435+

1 Player





Player ICCF Elo 2019/2 2415+

1 Player





Player ICCF Elo 2019/2 2385+

1 Player





Player ICCF Elo 2019/2 2365+

1 Player


BdF D 10



Player ICCF Elo 2019/2 2315+

1 Woman



BdF S 10



1 Woman


Norm Watch

Russell Sherwood  Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Congratulations to Mark Adams in picking up his first IM Norm in WS/MN/169

States and Regions Correspondence Chess Championship

Austin Lockwood  Monday, December 10, 2018

Congratulations to "US West" for a clean sweep of Division One (US West 1) and Division Three (US West 2).



Congratulations also to Štajerska from Slovenia for winning Division Two.


Season Two of the States and Regions will resume in April 2019 and will again be open to international teams representing specific regions, however following a number of concerns raised about the Hutton pairing format, the second season will take a more conventional all play all format.

Tournament Update

Russell Sherwood  Sunday, December 9, 2018

Welsh games in Esko Nuutilainen Memorial Team Tournament SF2 came to a conclusion win a win and draw for Peter Bevan.

Whilst still waiting for other games to finish, the worst we can now come in third place, so qualification is assured for the Finals, starting in Q2 2019.

Another fantastic result for Welsh CC, with the team having started as one of the lowest rated. and the team having amassed 4 CCE and 2 CCM Norms, plus two board first places!

2018 AGM, Draft Minutes

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Welshbase update

Russell Sherwood  Saturday, December 8, 2018

89 new games this month with a few interesting highlights:

Gareth Yeo adding draws against a GM, SIM and IM!

Russell Sherwood completing the longest Welsh CC game in ICCF History!



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