Welsh Correspondence Chess Federation

Rydym yn Ffrindiau - Amici Sumus

Well Done!

Russell Sherwood  Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Sent in the post today.....

Another Trio

Russell Sherwood  Monday, September 10, 2018

Welsh Trio 25 has started. Good Luck

British Correspondence Chess Championship 2018-20

Russell Sherwood  Sunday, September 9, 2018

The latest incarnation of the British Chess Championship has begun!

Wales is represented by five credible contenders and with the event being Category 6, two wins secure the IM Norm, four the SIM.

From this, I am sure that the midnight oil will be worked looking for these results!

Counties and Districts Correspondence Chess Championship

Russell Sherwood  Sunday, September 9, 2018

Are you interested in playing for either West or East Wales in these Team events? 

Last season's crosstable is shown below


We maintain 1st and 2nd teams in both West and East.  Both 1st teams play in the highly competitive Ward-Higgs Division, whilst the 2nd (developmental) teams play in lower divisions.

If you are interested in taking part or would like more details please get in touch with either Ian Jones (West) or Russell Sherwood (East)

Welsh regional teams have dominated this event in recent years, let's keep this up!

Closing date is 23rd of September.


2018/4 Rating list now available

Russell Sherwood  Sunday, September 9, 2018

The new list has now been included. Overall results look to be the same as predicted. Well done to Gareth and Tony with their continued rating progression!


For an indication of the spectacular advance of Welsh CC , try comparing this to the 2012/1 list!

Situations Vacant

Russell Sherwood  Sunday, September 9, 2018

Two interesting opportunities exist within Correspondence Chess:


ICCF Webmaster. - Tasked with maintaining the ICCF Website

WCCF Tournament Controller - we are always looking to help players develop into the organisational side of things. A great first step is to become a Tournament Director. In this role, you would oversee a number of events and work towards the prestigious ICCF International Arbiter award.

In both cases, if you have any interest please get in touch with either Austin Lockwood or Russell Sherwood for a no commitment discussion or further details!



Welsh Trios

Russell Sherwood  Sunday, September 9, 2018

Five new Welsh Trio Events started today. Good Luck to All!

Welsh Trio No. 20

Welsh Trio No. 21

Welsh Trio No. 22

Welsh Trio No. 23

Welsh Trio No. 24

These events are ideal for new starters or those who want a light but competitive game load! If you are interested in taking part in future trios please get in touch!



England vs Rest of Europe Match

Russell Sherwood  Sunday, September 9, 2018

A friendly team match "One Member Federation vs Rest of Europe" is "England vs Rest of Europe" to be played on 100-120 boards. Y

Team Captain for Rest of Europe Team is Artis Gaujens from Latvia.

We have been asked to nominate 4 players (and reserves if enough are interested)

If you wish to take part please contact Russell Sherwood by the 18 of September


Norm Watch

Russell Sherwood  Saturday, September 8, 2018

Gareth Yeos's fine run continues securing a 2nd IM Norm in 11th European Team Championship - Semifinal 2 Board 7

With his fine win over GM Szczepański in https://www.iccf.com/event?id=74863  Gareth is well on course to secure the coveted third norm!

7th North Atlantic Team Tournament Gold Medal Winners - WALES!

Russell Sherwood  Sunday, September 2, 2018

(5 of 8 Team members shown!)

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