Welsh Correspondence Chess Federation

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ICCF Congress Report 2017 - Day One

Originally Published by Lancashire Correspondence Chess Association

Austin Lockwood  Sunday, August 13, 2017

I will report daily updates from the 2017 ICCF Congress being held in Albena, Bulgaria, here from Monday 4th September.

Number Proposal For Against Abstentions Outcome
001 Approve the 2016 Congress Minutes 37 0 19 Passed
Membership Matters
002 New Member Federation Application- Indonesia 38 0 18 Passed
033 Member Federation - Dismissal - Tunisia 33 1 22 Passed
016 Clarifying the Status of Isolated Players 35 3 18 Passed
Financial Matters
023 Allow Member Federations to have 210 Games Each Year -- Free of Charge 25 13 18 Passed

Updated Monday, September 4, 2017 by Austin Lockwood

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East Wales win The Sinclair.

Ian Jones  Friday, September 1, 2017

East Wales have won the County CC Championships (C & DCCC) Division 2

The Sinclair.

Like last year in The Butler-Thomas they have won by a clear 4 points

It’s been a performance that’s seen them take the Division Title with 14.5/16!

Next season will see two Welsh teams in The Ward-Higgs.

If you are interested in playing County Chess please contact Russell Sherwood


Wales have won The British Tri Nations again

Ian Jones  Friday, September 1, 2017

Wales won The British Tri Nations 2016, with a plus 9 score, beating England the holders into second place.

Alex Sherwood, Gareth Yeo, Dale Cannon, Aytaç Yüce, Fred Clough, Andrew Smith, Andrew Robertshaw, Paul Scott and Danny den Drijver all played very well, in this event.

I think that every single Welsh participant produced at least one game, which can be favourably compared with their creative output to date.

Paul Scott’s scored an impressive 4/4. Paul started this tournament with an 1800 grade and is now very near 2200.

The Time Machine

Russell Sherwood  Thursday, August 17, 2017

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WCCF 2 is over!

Russell Sherwood  Thursday, August 17, 2017

Congratulations to Gareth Yeo on winning this event with the excellent score of 9.5/12, gaining an CCM Norm (on the way to the Title, for his troubles!)


Also well done to Dale Cannon, Paul Batchelor (ENG) , Alex Sherwood and Leonid Korogodski (USA) in achieving CCE Norms!

British Ladies Correspondence Chess Championship

Russell Sherwood  Monday, August 14, 2017

Congratulations to LGM Helen Sherwood (WLS) in winning the British Ladies Correspondence Chess Championship 2016-2017, alongside LIM Dawn Williamson (ENG), both putting in an excellent performance of 9.5/10. 


Both of these players are now on 2 Championship wins and I am sure the friendly rivalry between the two highest rated British women CC players will continue for years to come!

One of Helen's games from the event is included below.

Entries for the 2017-2018 British Ladies Correspondence Chess Championship are now being taken. If you are eligible and have not entered and wish to do so contact Russell Sherwood ([email protected]) for more details.


Wales win friendly match vs USA

Austin Lockwood  Tuesday, August 1, 2017

The friendly match against USA has just finished, with Wales winning by 24-20, well played all!


Friendly matches are available for players of all strengths and we always try to match players against opponents of equal strength; please follow the regular email updates for details of how to register and represent Wales in future matches.


Russell Sherwood  Sunday, July 30, 2017

to Helen Sherwood on Winning the British Championship Candidates Tournament 2016-2017


An excellent performance with Helen being a full point ahead of 2nd place!

The Universal Soldier?

Russell Sherwood  Sunday, July 30, 2017

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The Specialist

Russell Sherwood  Sunday, July 30, 2017

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