Welsh Correspondence Chess Federation

Rydym yn Ffrindiau - Amici Sumus

Tie-Break win in Wales- USA Friendly

Russell Sherwood  Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Wales have won the Wales - USA Friendly Match 2019  by the narrowest of margins.

With scores tied Wales win on the board points tie-break.

Congratulations to the 9 players who recorded wins.

I am sure a rematch will occur!

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CCE Norm for Gareth Jones

Russell Sherwood  Thursday, March 11, 2021

A 2nd CCE Norm for Gareth Jones in British Reserves B 2020/22

Gareth will have to wait for all results to complete to achieve the title.


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New Premium content: Analysis tools

Russell Sherwood  Wednesday, March 10, 2021

New content for Premium/International members...ensure you log in with your ICCF ID to be able to view.

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Friendlies Update: WLS v ENG 960

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ICCF Interzonal Team Tournament (IZTT).

Russell Sherwood  Sunday, March 7, 2021

ICCF is delighted to announce an Interzonal Team Tournament (IZTT).

The IZTTs are held every two years as a team event among the different geographical zones of ICCF. Each team consists of eight players playing at least eight games to make it possible to qualify for title norms. The purpose of these events is to play in the spirit of "amici sumus" (we are friends) and to give players in remote and less developed regions more exposure to competitive correspondence chess. Start date is March 31, 2021.

Zone 1 (Europa) is allowed to play with 4 teams. That is we have to nominate 32 players to complete the teams.

Each member federation may nominate 1 player plus 1 reserve player. Be aware that reserve players will be in only in case some federations do not send their nominees.

The second point is that all players will be ordered by boards according to the TO rating requirements (see below). In case there are more players than it is needed in one rating gap, those entries which were sent first would be accepted.

Board NumberRating Requirement
8less than 2100


Any Welsh Flagged WCCF member interested in taking part should contact me by 7am Monday 8th March.  Selection will take place by the WCCF Executive committee.

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CCM Norm and CCE Title for Rhys Jones

Russell Sherwood  Monday, February 22, 2021

Rhys has achieved a CCM Norm in Carlos Flores Gutiérrez Team Tournament SF1 Board 1 and in doing so has over-scored enough to finalize his CCE Title!

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Tournament Invites

Russell Sherwood  Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Keep your eyes open for an ICCF mailing.

We have been invited to propose players for a number of events, including fairly unique ones with cash prizes. If interested in gaining our nomination please get in touch.

Note: The nominations are only open to Welsh flagged players and preference will be given to those with premium membership



WCCF Invitationals

Russell Sherwood  Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Dear players,

If you registered for the WCCF Invitational events 2021 and have not received a mail in the next 24 hours please get in touch. 

If you are rated above 1950 and interested in these events, there is still time to get involved! If Interested please get in touch ASAP

Russell Sherwood

WCCF International Secretary


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