Welsh Correspondence Chess Federation

Rydym yn Ffrindiau - Amici Sumus

Congress Proposals

Russell Sherwood  Sunday, March 12, 2023

We are coming to that time of the year to consider if our players have any rules change proposals they wish to take to Congress.

If you have any you wish to be considered, please get in touch - In general we can help you refine proposals or explain why they may be impractical. 



Francois Riva Memorial Team Tournament

Russell Sherwood  Sunday, March 12, 2023

The next incarnation of the <2300 Team tournament has been announced ICCF

Wales intend to enter two teams for the event and if you are interested in representing your country and expect to be rated below 2300 on the next rating list (2023/2) or rated below 2300 on the Fide rating list get in touch



CCE Norm and Title for Gerald Jenkins

Russell Sherwood  Sunday, March 12, 2023

Congratulations on achieving a 2nd Norm and the title to Gerald Jenkins in BdF Diamant 12(GER)

Welsh presence in World Championship preliminaries

Russell Sherwood  Sunday, March 12, 2023

Good Luck to Tom Gunn and Josh Robinson in the preliminaries...





CCE Norm and Title for Michael Bowley

Russell Sherwood  Friday, February 24, 2023

Congratulations to Michael Bowley in achieving a 2nd CCE Norm and the Title in BdF Diamant 12(GER)


How not to draw every game - Part 1 Introduction

New Article...

Phill Beckett - Get Well Soon!

Austin Lockwood  Friday, February 17, 2023

The Welsh Correspondence Chess Federation extends best wishes to our good friend and international member, Phill Beckett, who recently suffered a heart attack.  Phill is the ICCF National Delegate for England, member of the British Tri-Nations Committee, member of the ICCF Arbitration Committee, and a well known personality in correspondence chess.

He is currently recovering at home, and we send him our best regards and hope for a speedy recovery.  We look forward to seeing him again at the next ICCF Congress in Amsterdam.

Phill Beckett

Coming soon......

Russell Sherwood  Thursday, February 16, 2023


Counties & Districts Correspondence Chess Championship 2023

Russell Sherwood  Sunday, January 29, 2023

The Joint British Committee is pleased to announce the 2023 Counties and Districts Correspondence Chess Championship.

As in the past the event will be made up of 3 Divisions of teams of 8 players, using the Hutton pairing system. As each player only undertakes 2 games, this is an ideal event for both new and experienced players.

The closing date for entries is the 17th of February, with an expected start date of the 1st of March, leading to an end date of 29/01/2024 with any remaining games going to Adjudication. The entry fee is £15 per team and entries should be sent to the Tournament Organiser, Russell Sherwood, who will confirm payment options.

Players in established teams should contact their team captains. New players wishing to take part should contact Phil Beckett (ENG) , Gordon Anderson (SCO) or Russell Sherwood(WLS) for encouragement and advice on possible teams. As a reminder, place of birth, education or residence are all valid qualification reasons for team membership.

The rules may be found here


CCM Title for Tom Gunn

Russell Sherwood  Tuesday, December 27, 2022

Congratulations to Tom Gunn for finalizing the CCM title with a Norm in WCCC46PR 1

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