Welsh Correspondence Chess Federation

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Friendly Match with England

Russell Sherwood  Friday, October 15, 2021

We are planning a friendly match with England, starting in November. Opponents are available for all ratings.

If you want to play 2 boards (2 games in total) let me know as it is likely we can pairing similar opponents

Let me know ASAP if you are interested

Andrew Smith

Friendly match organizer


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CCE Norm for David Phillip Morgan

Russell Sherwood  Saturday, October 9, 2021

Congratulations to DP Morgan is picking up his first CCE Norm in BdF 2020

These 17 player events are a real marathon!



Happy Birthday to Fred Clough

Ian Jones  Thursday, October 7, 2021

The Welsh Correspondence Chess Federation would like to wish Fred Clough a very  Happy 90th Birthday.

Fred has been playing correspondence chess since the 1950s.

Fred has recently celebrated his 60th wedding Anniversary to Mair, with his family. 

Fred is known to be a chess Gambiteer through and through... look at this correspondence game of his, and all the space and open files that he created.

A download of Fred's games on the ICCF will give you a Gambiteers Handbook.

Over recent years Fred has had many Gambit articles published especially in the Portsmouth Gambit and French Defence. He has even named one line The Swansea Variation.

Happy 90th Birthday Fred.

Fred Clough

CCM Norm and Title for Rhys Jones

Russell Sherwood  Monday, October 4, 2021

Congratulations to Rhys Jones on picking up his 2nd CCM Norm, qualifying him for the title in British Candidates A 2020/22


British Championship 21-23

Russell Sherwood  Sunday, October 3, 2021

This year’s event is now underway with a strong Welsh contingent in all three divisions:

British Championship 21/23

A Category 7 event this year, although with a very different feel to last year! 5 Welsh players (Ian Jones, Paul Keevil, Russell Sherwood, John Claridge and Helen Sherwood) make up the 15 involved who are joined by GM Peter Coleman (ENG) 2586. An interesting event awaits with most players taking their time in preparation (only 17 games started out of 105)

British Candidates A 2021/23

Welsh interests in this Category L event are carried by Rhys Jones, Josh Robinson, Jon Coles and Alex Sherwood

British Candidates B 2021/23

In this parallel Candidates, also Category L, Welsh interests are: Marc Wakeham, Tom Gunn and Gareth Jones

British Reserves A 2021/23

In this rated event, David Guy and newcomer Gerald Jenkins fly the flag for Wales. 

British Reserves B 2021/23
Newcomers Michael Bowley and Owain Dutfield represent Welsh interests

British Reserves C 2021/23

The sole Welsh player here is newcomer Peter Grayson

Overall a strong contingent. It has been a pleasure organizing the event on behalf of the Tri-Nations Committee this year.


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