Welsh Correspondence Chess Federation

Rydym yn Ffrindiau - Amici Sumus

IM TItle

Russell Sherwood  Friday, April 12, 2019

Congratulations go to Gareth Yeo on achieving thee ICCF IM Title with a fine Norm in WS/GMN/64  

Gareth took the hard route to the title, achieving three Norms to gather the necessary games. In achieving the Title, Gaeth took the Welsh IM count to six!

Gareth YeoIM TitleTitle Award

States and Regions Correspondence Chess Championship

Austin Lockwood  Monday, April 8, 2019

Season Two of The States and Regions Correspondence Chess Championship has now started.

https://www.iccf.com/event?id=79694

https://www.iccf.com/event?id=79693

There are two divisions, with 15 teams being in each division; title norms are available on all boards, ranging from Category Six on Board One of the First Division to Minor Category B on Board Four of the Second Divison, so we do hope to see plenty of title norms emerging from this event.

There are nine Welsh teams, four each from England, Cuba and USA, two from Austria and Slovenia, and one each from Denmark, Spain, Germany, Italy and Panama; so this really is an international event!

Of the 120 players participating, we have 1 GM, 5 SIMs, 6 IMs, 29 CCM/LGMs and 24 CCE/LIMs.

WCCF wish all teams and players the best of luck, and hope that everyone enjoys their games.

States and Regions

New Directions

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Tournament Start

Russell Sherwood  Sunday, March 31, 2019

Good Luck to Paul Keevil in WS/MN/B/5 and Marc Wakeham in WS/CCE/B/2

States and Regions: Confirmed Entries

Austin Lockwood  Friday, March 15, 2019

Team Country Average Rating Notes
Windy City USA 2414  
Matanzas All Star CUB 2373  
Las Villas Chess Masters CUB 2372  
Celtic Warriors A WLS 2369  
Menorca Talaiòtics ESP 2358  
Tirol AUT 2339  
US West USA 2335 Season One D1 Winners *
Pawn Sacrifice Bremen GER 2325  
Štajerska SLO 2312 Season One D2 Winners *
Lancashire Roses ENG 2307  
USA East USA 2305 Season One D1 Runners Up *
Quattro Torri Lazio ITA 2304  
Salzburg AUT 2283  
Herts and Minds (Hertfordshire) ENG 2278  
West Wales Dragons WLS 2241  
Moja de┼żela SLO 2237  
The Cubans East Rookies CUB 2172  
Habana Blue CUB 2162  
Red Rose A (Yorkshire) ENG 2161  
Red Rose B (Yorkshire) ENG 1615  

* Qualify for Division One

States and Regions

Updated Tuesday, March 19, 2019 by Austin Lockwood

Is it NORMal?

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BCCC Rules Update

Russell Sherwood  Sunday, March 17, 2019

The rules for the British Correspondence Chess Championship have been updated, following long discussions between representatives of the English, Scottish and Welsh CC Federations. Whilst the rules will be of no interest to 99% of players! they have been uploaded  here

BCCCRules

Norm Watch

Russell Sherwood  Sunday, March 17, 2019

Good news for Glyn Sinnett, achieving a CCM Norm in WCCF 6th Invitational

Glyn SinnettNorm WatchWCCF 6

George D. Pyrich Memorial Team Tournament Preliminaries

Russell Sherwood  Saturday, March 16, 2019


On behalf of the ICCF, I’m pleased to announce the II. ICCF Team Tournament for player rated <2300 – here in memoriam George D. Pyrich.
All ICCF Member Federations (that are not currently suspended) are invited to enter their team to this event, which will be played on the ICCF webserver on two rounds: Preliminaries and Final.


Each Federation may enter two teams. All players on the Team must be rated at <2300 on the ICCF Rating list 2019/2 or on the current FIDE List. In addition, all players must be full members of the Federation they represent or be registered on the ICCF server for the county of the
Federation they represent for the duration of the tournament. The Preliminaries will start on 
June 1st, 2019.


There will be 6 players in each team. A maximum of 3 players may be replaced during the tournament. The right to be promoted from the preliminaries shall be determined by the ICCF Non-Title Tournaments Commissioner and approved by the Executive Board at the start of the tournament.


The intention will be for a 13 Team Final.
The entry fee will be at the rate of € 6 per player, i.e. € 36 per team. There will be no further entry fee for the Final.


The time control will be Triple Block (Duration of Tournament: 700 days; Initial Clock: 50 days; Initial Bank: 50 days; Increment: 5 days).


Team entries have to be sent by the National Federations to the Non-Title Tournament Commissioner Jörg Kracht([email protected]) not later than May 10th, 2019.


No replacement or board change will be allowed after that date unless exceptional circumstances occur. All entries should include the following details:
- board order
- name, ICCF code and e-mail address of the players
- name, ICCF code and e-mail address of the Team Captain
FIDE Ratings will be treated as „unfixed“ for title norm purposes. Players who have no ICCF fixed
rating nor FIDE rating will be allocated with a provisional rating of 2100.

 

Eligible Welsh players will be contacted over the coming week.

 

George Pyrich Memorial

A.O. Jones Rapidplay

Russell Sherwood  Sunday, March 10, 2019

Congratulations to Ian Jones for (joint) winning the A.O. Jones Rapidplay

Ian JonesOTB Chess
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