Welsh Correspondence Chess Federation

Rydym yn Ffrindiau - Amici Sumus

and now for something completely different.....

Russell Sherwood  Saturday, June 2, 2018

If you are looking for a change of pace why not try the Winton British Chess Solving Championship 2018-2019. 


Details are in the attached file - remember to mention the WCCF website if you do decide to enter!




Moving on up!

Russell Sherwood  Saturday, June 2, 2018

New Article - Moving on Up: 2400 and beyond!

Player Reminder

Russell Sherwood  Friday, June 1, 2018

A reminder for ALL players - if you have any outstanding entry fees to be paid, please ensure this is done prior to July 1st 2018 as I don't want to list any debtors!

Player Interview

Russell Sherwood  Friday, June 1, 2018

Today we have a special treat, an interview with a powerhouse of German CC Player Development: GM Matjaž Pirš

Another door closes!

Russell Sherwood  Friday, June 1, 2018

and that's another rating period closed, pending publication of the 2018/3 list a few congratulations are in order...

Paul Keevil - Welcome to the 2300 Club!

Sean Denton and Fred Clough - Welcome to the 2200 Club!

Andrew Gibbons and Sean Denton deserve special mention based on 40+ elo gain!

Provisionally the new Top 20

1 WLS 210855 Tony Balshaw 2454
2 WLS 810209 Gareth Yeo 2425
3 WLS 810160 John Claridge 2417
4 WLS 211672 Austin Lockwood 2387
5 WLS 810183 Ian Jones 2382
6 WLS 810202 Helen Sherwood 2381
7 WLS 810243 Craig Evans 2366
8 WLS 810179 Peter Varley 2363
9 WLS 810161 Russell Sherwood 2351
10 WLS 810139 Mark Adams 2343
11 WLS 810182 Phillip Dean 2333
12 WLS 810247 Paul Hatchett 2321
13 WLS 810212 Alex Sherwood 2320
14 WLS 810163 Paul Keevil 2319
15 WLS 810208 Adam Davies 2296
16 WLS 810137 John Thornton 2291
17 WLS 810233 Paul Scott 2277
18 WLS 810175 John Williams 2275
19 WLS 810211 Dale Cannon 2274
20 WLS 810057 Glynn Sinnett 2246

Overall, another very positive Quarter for Welsh CC! It is a reminder of the journey so far that it is only FOUR years ago that we were fielding sub-2000 elo players in major team events


New Month, New Titles

Russell Sherwood  Thursday, May 31, 2018

Pending the publishing of the 2018/3 rating list congratulation to new Welsh CC Title Holders:

Craig Evans - Welsh CC Master

Paul Keevil - Welsh CC Expert

John Thornton - Welsh CC Expert


Norm Watch

Russell Sherwood  Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Ian Jones recent golden vein of form continues with a IM Norm in Champions League 2017 C3 Board 2


Book Review

Russell Sherwood  Monday, May 28, 2018

World Champion at the 3rd Attempt

George D. Pyrich Memorial Tournaments

Russell Sherwood  Sunday, May 27, 2018


George D. Pyrich Memorial Tournaments


The Scottish Correspondence Chess Association ('SCCA') announced in March 2018 its intention to organise some special tournaments in memory of our dear friend George Pyrich, who sadly died on 16 December 2017.   SCCA thanks those Federation who have already responded very positively to the invitation to participate in the memorial events, however, we would encourage those Federations who have not responded to do so as soon as possible.

All players who I believe knew George has been contacted but if you were not included on that list and are interested please get in touch. Priority will be given to friends of George's

If you want more details please get in touch.



3rd Interzonal Individual Tournament

Russell Sherwood  Sunday, May 27, 2018

We are looking to nominate players to this event in the range 2200-2375, 

More details in an email sent to eligible players

If you an interested please get in touch by the 29th of May


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