Welsh Correspondence Chess Federation

Rydym yn Ffrindiau - Amici Sumus

New TD

Russell Sherwood  Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Hot on the heels of Austin Lockwood achieving his IA Title, the WCCF is pleased to announce Andrew Smith joining the Welsh TD Team.

Match Update

Russell Sherwood  Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Italy have raced to an early 12-4 lead in this event 


These early results are somewhat misleading - the event is effectively in two halves:

On the top half of the table, we are behind 3.5-4.5, despite a near 100 average elo disadvantage. On the bottom half, we are doing rather less well with a 0.5-7.5 scoreline, although this is to be expected considering an over 300 elo average disadvantage!

So we fight on!


More Team Success!

Russell Sherwood  Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Congratulations to Upper Killay in both topping the Division and beating local rivals Castle Ned in the BCCL 1st Division


New Records

Russell Sherwood  Tuesday, October 2, 2018

It is great to report new records.

We reached a new record in terms of posts in a month, passed 150 posts for the year and had a record number of visitors both from international and UK sources!

Catherine Pyrich

Austin Lockwood  Sunday, September 30, 2018

The thoughts of all delegates and attendees at the recent ICCF Congress in Llandudno were with the sad loss of the former ICCF Finance Director and National Delegate for Scotland, George Pyrich.

ICCF and the Welsh Correspondence Chess Federation were honoured that George's wife, Catherine, accepted our invitation to attend Congress.  George's sister Irene, and brother Ronnie also attended the excursion to Llanberis and the closing banquet of Congress.

Many Congress attendees have told me how much they appreciated meeting members of George's family at Congress.

Catherine wrote to me recently to ask me to announce publicly her thanks to ICCF and WCCF for making her feel welcomed and supported.


Russell Sherwood  Sunday, September 30, 2018

Congratulations to WCCF President Peter Bevan in winning the South Wales Autumn Blitz with a perfect score of 11/11!


Russell Sherwood  Sunday, September 30, 2018

New Article

Match Captain Report: Esko Nuutilainen Memorial Team Tournament

Russell Sherwood  Sunday, September 30, 2018

The Welsh Team are well placed to qualify for the Finals in this event, despite losing two games via a silent withdrawal early on. An excellent team performance!

Keep an eye on....

Russell Sherwood  Sunday, September 30, 2018

New Article

Team Captain Report: 11th Euro Team Championship Preliminaries

Russell Sherwood  Sunday, September 30, 2018

Wales are currently in 3rd place, behind Slovakia and England but with games in hand!

A strong performance has put us in a commanding position with all to play for (Remember the +/- score is most important) in terms of Qualification. Slovakia and Germany look to be fighting for 1st/2nd, with the 3rd place up for grabs between a number of nations!


Not bad for the 2nd lowest rated team!


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