Welsh Correspondence Chess Federation

Rydym yn Ffrindiau - Amici Sumus

Trio No. 4

Austin Lockwood  Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Congratulation to Aytaç Yüce, winner of Trio No. 4

https://iccf.com/EventCrossTable.aspx?id=33169

Current Olympiad standings

Austin Lockwood  Saturday, April 20, 2013

Current standings in Olympiad XX Preliminaries, Group Five...
 

 

A Guide to Correspondence Chess in Wales

Austin Lockwood  Friday, April 12, 2013

A document describing the work of WCCF and our relationship to BFCC and ICCF has been uploaded.

You can download this document below:

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British Webserver Team Tournament

Austin Lockwood  Wednesday, March 6, 2013

The second season of the British Webserver Team Tournament has recently been announced.

This is a tournament for teams of four players, which are split into seven team divisions (i.e. six games per player). You can have up to two non-British players in each team.

The full announcement is on the BFCC website, here:

http://bfcc-online.org.uk/

The rules are here:

http://bfcc-online.org.uk/british-webserver-team-tournament/british-webserver-team-tournament-rules

It would be good to enter as many Welsh teams as possible; if you have a group of four friends who would like to enter, please contact Neil Limbert directly as instructed in the announcement. If however you don't have a team, please let me know and I'll try to put some teams together to represent WCCF in this event.

The entry fee is £20 per team, or £5 per player.

All games are ICCF rated and played on the ICCF webserver.

Austin

Wales vs Netherlands Match Started

Austin Lockwood  Monday, February 25, 2013

This international friendly match has now started! - Good luck to all players.

https://iccf.com/EventCrossTable.aspx?id=36206

Welsh Trio No.1

Austin Lockwood  Thursday, February 7, 2013

The first Welsh Trio has been won by David Roberts with a 100% score - Well played David!

https://iccf.com/EventCrossTable.aspx?id=32302

Trios are open to any Welsh player and are free to enter.

International Friendly Match vs. the Netherlands

Austin Lockwood  Tuesday, January 29, 2013

We have an international friendly match coming up, against the Netherlands.

This match is open to all Welsh players, regardless of playing strength - we will try to match everyone against an opponent of similar strength.

Boards will be two games (one white and one black) against the same player, the time control will be ten moves in fifty days. Please let me know if you want to play - the start date will be 1st March.

If you're really keen, we can put you on two boards (i.e. two opponents, four games), please let me know how many games you want to play.

[email protected]

Russian CCA Open Tournament

Austin Lockwood  Friday, January 25, 2013

All Welsh players are invited to enter an open tournament organised by the Russian Correspondence Chess Association to celebrate their 20th anniversary, details are here:

https://iccf.com/Message.aspx?message=487

Entry is via WCCF and will be £10 by cheque. Please contact me for further details.

[email protected]

7th Interzonal Team Tournament

Austin Lockwood  Friday, January 25, 2013

Good luck to Tony Balshaw in the 7th Interzonal Team Tournament. The teams in this event are North America and Pacific (A and B), Africa and Asia (A, B and C), Latin America, and Europe (A, B, C and D). The European teams have been selected to include a player from each of the ICCF National Federations in the European Zone; Tony is representing Wales in "Europe B"

The overall crosstable is here:

https://iccf.com/EventCrossTable.aspx?id=33084

and Tony's board is here:

https://iccf.com/EventCrossTable.aspx?id=33121

Good luck Tony!

Welsh Trio No.2

Austin Lockwood  Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Congratulations to Russell Sherwood, who has won the first completed Welsh Trio with 100%

https://www.iccf-webchess.com/EventCrossTable.aspx?id=32626

Well played Russell!

Please note that:

  • The trios run continuously, so places are always available.
  • Entry is free for two Trios per year (£5 for your third, etc.), and open to any Welsh player; no membership is required. If you don't have an ICCF ID, please get in touch with me.
  • Your games are ICCF rated.
  • You only play four games, so it's not as big a committment for busy players as a larger tournament.
  • Play is online at iccf.com.

Overall this is a great introduction to correspondence chess, if you'd like to play, please contact me at [email protected]

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