Welsh Correspondence Chess Federation

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British Correspondence Chess Championships 2022-2024

Russell Sherwood  Wednesday, July 20, 2022

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 Championship section, one or more Candidate sections and a number of Reserve 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 WCCF website:

Entries close on 31st August 2022 with play due to commence in September 2022.  Entries can be made direct to the Tournament Organiser, Phillip Beckett or via WCCF(Russell Sherwood).  Please note that these are the only entry routes for this event.

The BCCC is a highly competitive event, and we are unable to confirm a player's final allocation at the time of entry.  Entries and the entry fee of £12 should be received by Phill Beckett or by Russell Sherwood, no later than 30th August 2022.  If you have a qualification to a specific division, please state this at the time of entry.

If you have any enquiries, please direct them to Russell Sherwood, whose email address is [email protected]



9th International Clergy Polish Championship

Russell Sherwood  Thursday, June 30, 2022

The Polish Federation has announced the attached event.



9th International School Friendly Event

Russell Sherwood  Thursday, June 30, 2022

The Polish CC Federation has announced the attached event



CCM Norm for Jon Coles

Russell Sherwood  Thursday, June 30, 2022

Congratulations to Jon Coles on picking up a CCM Norm in Champions League 2021 C1 Board 3


2022 ICCF Congress Proposals

Austin Lockwood  Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Proposals for the 2022 ICCF Congress are now finalised and online here:


WCCF will have a vote on each of these proposals, either online or directly at Congress in Glasgow.  The Executive Committee will discuss and agree how we should vote for each proposal, but as a democratic federation we also invite premium members with an interest in any or all of the proposals to participate in these discussions.

If you are a premium member and would like to take part in the discussions, please contact me by email ([email protected]) and I will add you to the email circulation list.

Austin Lockwood

WCCF Secretary

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Performance Stats in WCCF Friendlies

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WCCF Facebook Page and Group

Russell Sherwood  Saturday, June 11, 2022

As a reminder, the WCCF has two Facebook presences and a Twitter account, in addition to this website:

(2) Welsh Correspondence Chess Federation | Facebook   Mirror of the site postings

Welsh Correspondence Chess Federation | Facebook Private discussion group

(3) Welsh CCF (@WCCF_Official) / Twitter Mirror of the site postings


Level 2 TD

Russell Sherwood  Saturday, June 11, 2022

Congratulations to International Member Arthur Simplina on achieving Level 2 TD Status. Now the long slog towards the IA title commences.

If any Welsh player is interested in the officiation side of the game, get in touch


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CCE Norm for Gerald Jenkins

Russell Sherwood  Saturday, June 11, 2022

Congratulations to Gerald Jenkins on achieving a CCE Norm in Champions League 2021 C6 Board 4  as a member of the rampant Welsh Thunder Team


USA Friendly

Russell Sherwood  Saturday, June 11, 2022

We are arranging a friendly match with the USA.....

The USA have a wide range of players and are able to closely match us on ratings.

We have matched the USA three times and the scoreline is 1 Win, 1 Loss and 1 Draw!

To sign up or for more details, get in touch (reply to this email)

As a reminder, participation in friendly matches is one of the criteria for selection to Team and Invitational events.

Andrew Smith 



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