Welsh Correspondence Chess Federation

Rydym yn Ffrindiau - Amici Sumus

Match Captain Report: Esko Nuutilainen Memorial Team Tournament

Russell Sherwood  Sunday, September 30, 2018

The Welsh Team are well placed to qualify for the Finals in this event, despite losing two games via a silent withdrawal early on. An excellent team performance!

Keep an eye on....

Russell Sherwood  Sunday, September 30, 2018

New Article

Team Captain Report: 11th Euro Team Championship Preliminaries

Russell Sherwood  Sunday, September 30, 2018

Wales are currently in 3rd place, behind Slovakia and England but with games in hand!

A strong performance has put us in a commanding position with all to play for (Remember the +/- score is most important) in terms of Qualification. Slovakia and Germany look to be fighting for 1st/2nd, with the 3rd place up for grabs between a number of nations!


Not bad for the 2nd lowest rated team!


Trio 26

Russell Sherwood  Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Good Luck to Peter Merrifield, Philip Jones and Martin Ricketts in WCCF Trio 26


Russell Sherwood  Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Today our 8th Invitational event started.

As part of our ongoing programme to forge links with new federations and make new friends, this event includes representatives of nations new to WCCF Invitationals:: Venezuela and Cuba, alongside our regular partners: Germany, USA, Australia, Scotland, Indonesia and Panama. This brings our count to 26 Federations represented in WCCF Invitationals

Good Luck/Viel Glück/Buena suerte/Pob lwc/Gur math a thèid leat/Semoga berhasil


Russell Sherwood  Monday, September 24, 2018

New Article


Russell Sherwood  Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Recently an interesting conversation took place on the WCCF Facebook Group (incidentally if you want to join and are Welsh registered, get in touch!) about the number of Welsh wins against GM's.

After some preliminary research, this led to some interesting results, one being that there are quite a few Welsh players with good results against GM's, SIM's and IM's.

Creating Welshbase had a number of significant challenges:

1) Most games pre-2000 are not easily available.

2) In many older games, Welsh players are incorrectly identified as British or worse still English! (Some of this due to ignorance of the difference and in other cases due to the periods without a Welsh Federation, where our players were kindly represented by our neighbours)

3) To process the database quickly I have used some quite coarse techniques, so some errors are certain to exist.

4) Chessbase seems to have a dislike of Wales (if you search for Nationality WLS jumps to Saarland!)

5)  ICCF Titles or ratings do not show in the database.

Anyway, the ICCF Title is shown in the Annotator Column.

Currently wins and draws are included, I will add losses sometime before the next rating list and I will then update with each archive update. 




Updated Monday, September 24, 2018 by Russell Sherwood

Two's the charm!

Russell Sherwood  Monday, September 24, 2018

Congratulations to Austin Lockwood on securing his IA Title and becoming Wales 2nd International Arbiter.



WCCF Hall of Fame

Russell Sherwood  Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Today the WCCF Hall of Fame was created.

Here a number of firsts are documented from the soon to be released Welshbase

Paul Scott - ICCF Auditor

Russell Sherwood  Tuesday, September 18, 2018


Paul Scott's appointment as ICCF Auditor was confirmed today. With this Paul takes the lead in auditing the annual accounts of ICCF. Paul joins Austin Lockwood (Services Director) and Russell Sherwood (Marketing Director) in ICCF service.


Welsh Correspondence Chess FederationBritish Correspondence Chess AssociationSchemingMind Internet Correspondence Chess ClubSocial Correspondence Chess AssociationWelsh Chess UnionInternational Correspondence Chess Association