Welsh Correspondence Chess Federation

Rydym yn Ffrindiau - Amici Sumus

Strike 3

Russell Sherwood  Monday, April 16, 2018

Our 3rd Correspondence Chess Expert Title of the year was picked up by Andrew Gibbons with his performance in Russian Winter 2018 D and TORNEO POR EQUIPOS XV ANIVERSARIO AEAC-Silver

Norm Watch

Russell Sherwood  Sunday, April 8, 2018

Congratulations to Dale Cannon on picking up a CCM Norm in Esko Nuutilainen Memorial Team Tournament SF2 Board 1

Player Interview

Russell Sherwood  Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Today we have an interview with one of the up and coming talents of Correspondence Chess, SIM Ivan Panitevsky


Norm Watch

Russell Sherwood  Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Congratulations to Paul Keevil on picking up his first CCM Norm in the WCCF 5th Invitational

Why am I still here?

Craig Evans  Wednesday, April 4, 2018

"I mean, come on... no-one is reading these anymore. It was funny the first few times, maybe, but really we need to come up with something new at this point. People aren't going to keep submitting games to be torn apart by a patzer with no chess knowledge or education, and... wait, I've just had something through..."

Today's game features two heavyweights of the UK Correspondence world's admin department; our very own Article-smith (and Top 3 player within his household), Russell Sherwood, against the long-time English stalwart and legend, Ian M Pheby.

The game is a lifeless, drab affair, with pointless shuffling, little suggestion of a plan or attacking inten... oh sorry, I forgot that we're not featuring Mr Yeo this month. This game is bizarre, far too complicated for engines to understand, and therefore the only option is to wheel out a patzer (yours truly) to give it a casual once-over and then make vague, ill-considered judgements on it. Well, here goes nothing.

Player Interview

They think it's all over....It is now!

Russell Sherwood  Monday, April 2, 2018

The final and deciding game of the First Welsh Championships of the WCCF era has concluded, with a victory for new Champion LGM Helen Sherwood.


The event turned out to be very tight with 8 players within 1.5 points of first place and many permutations of final standings being possible until the last games completed. Gareth Yeo, in particular, can be only disappointed in almost pulling off one of the greatest comebacks in Welsh CC History, following his early blunder.

As a reminder  Andrew Smith and Eleanor Collins qualify to the Final for the next renewal.

The Ospreys have landed.

Ian Jones  Sunday, April 1, 2018

Y Gweilch NiMo are on their way to Division 1 of the 5th British Webserver Team Tournament.

They have just won this years Division 2, having also won last years Division 3. The four man team was Ian Jones, Adam Davies, Glyn Sinnett and Andrew Gibbons.

Andrew had a bad back through out this year’s tournament carrying the other three players in the team.


Please note if you have a team or are interested in playing in 5th British please give Russell a shout.

Welsh (OTB) Championship 2018

Russell Sherwood  Friday, March 30, 2018

Good Luck to regular Welsh CC players Gareth Yeo and Peter Bevan in the Welsh Open- Major!

Results can be seen at http://chess-results.com/

Welsh Invitationals

Russell Sherwood  Monday, March 26, 2018

The latest events in the Welsh Correspondence Chess Federation’s Invitational series were launched today.

WCCF 6, a Category 2 event including a Welsh contingent of CCE Paul Keevil, CCE Paul Scott, CCE Glyn Sinnett and Sean Denton alongside representatives of German, US, England, Australian, Italian, Russian, Ukrainian, Netherlands and Polish Federation’s

WCCF 7, a Category 6 event with a Welsh contingent of LGM Helen Sherwood, CCM Ian Jones, CCM Mark Adams, CCE Evans and Phillip Dean, alongside representatives of German, Argentinian, US, Mexican, Indonesian, Spanish, England and Canadian Federations.

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