Welsh Correspondence Chess Federation

Rydym yn Ffrindiau - Amici Sumus

How to train your Dragon!

Russell Sherwood  Thursday, January 18, 2018


2018 ICCF Congress

Austin Lockwood  Sunday, January 7, 2018

The Welsh Correspondence Chess Federation will host the 2018 ICCF Congress from 19th - 23rd August at the Imperial Hotel, Llandudno.

This will be the second time Wales has hosted Congress, having previously hosted the event in Cardiff, 2015.

During the week, delegates from around the world will convene in Llandudno to make important decisions about correspondence chess and it's future.

Following the opening ceremony on Monday 20th August, there will be an awards presentation, during which the ICCF President will present medals and certificates to title holders and tournament winners.  Any Welsh player who has earned a title (including CCE and CCM titles) since the last Congress will be very welcome to attend the ceremony and collect their award in person.  We are also hoping that the gold medals for the North Atlantic Team Tournament will be awarded to the Welsh team, although the outcome is still not completely certain!

Further details can be found on the Congress website, here; the full itinerary is here.

Read All About it!

Russell Sherwood  Sunday, January 7, 2018


Latvian Invitationals

Russell Sherwood  Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Good Hunting to our representatives in 

LKSF-25/B, LKSF-25 anniversary/B  

Russell Sherwood in a tough Cat 6 Event

LKSF-25 anniversary/D

recent convert, Richard I Clark in a challenging Cat K Event


The Golden Snitch

Russell Sherwood  Monday, January 1, 2018


ICCF - 2018 George Pyrich Memorial --- Russia versus the Rest of the World

Russell Sherwood  Monday, January 1, 2018

The Russian CC Federation has challenged the Rest of the World to a 100 board match - details are in the attached document.

We have two primary and two back up nominations. If you wish to be considered please respond to the WCCF by the 16th of January.



2017 Welsh Championship & Qualifiers Update

Russell Sherwood  Sunday, December 31, 2017



With only 11 games remaining the Championship continues to deliver with a close finish looking very likely.

Currently, Paul Hatchett leads on 8/12 with 1 game remaining, closely followed by Craig Evans, Alex Sherwood and Paul Scott of 7.5/12 again with 1 game remaining.

Chasing this pack are Helen & Russell Sherwood and Gareth Yeo on 7/12, with Helen having an edge with 3 games remaining compared to 2 for the others.

It would appear the Games Hatchett v Yeo, Sherwood v Sherwood and the performance of Andrew Robertshaw in his remaining games will decide the Title!




With only 2 games remaining the result is finalised with Andrew Smith winning the event with an excellent perfect score of 12/12! Andrew was chased home by Eleanor Collins on 10/12. Both Qualify for the next Championship section of the next cycle

Rating Blues

Russell Sherwood  Monday, January 1, 2018


Back to the Future

Russell Sherwood  Monday, January 1, 2018


Blwyddyn Newydd Dda!

Russell Sherwood  Sunday, December 31, 2017

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