Welsh Correspondence Chess Federation

Rydym yn Ffrindiau - Amici Sumus

Happy St David's Day

Russell Sherwood  Sunday, March 1, 2020

Friendlies Round Up

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Canada Friendly

Russell Sherwood  Friday, February 28, 2020

We are organising a small friendly match with our Canadian Friends. We hope to field 20 boards and due to the small numbers involved we they will be paired as closely as possible on rating. Time control is to be confirmed but will Time Control will be Triple Block utilising guaranteed 3 day reflection time after Move 50. If you are interested please get in touch by 8th of March 2020 Andrew Smith WCCF Friendly Match Coordinator
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Friendly Match Coordinator

Russell Sherwood  Friday, February 28, 2020

We are pleased to announced Andrew Smith has accepted the challenge of WCCF Friendly match coordinator.

We wish him well in his endeavours!

Andrew's first event will be a match with our friends in Canada.


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First Welsh International Open

Austin Lockwood  Sunday, February 9, 2020

The First Welsh International Open has just launched on the ICCF website, consisting of thirteen groups of seven players.


The winners and runners up of each section will progress to the semi-finals in February 2022.

Good luck to all players in this event!

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Only one week remaining to enter the Welsh International Open!

Austin Lockwood  Sunday, February 2, 2020

This will be a large international tournament with three rounds (Preliminary, Semi-Final and Final); there will be prizes for winners in each round.  Players of all standards are encouraged to enter.

Entry for WCCF premium and international members is free!

See the attached flier for details.


Welsh International Open

The Chess Player's Alice

Austin Lockwood  Saturday, February 1, 2020

The Clergy Correspondence Chess Club have released The Chess Player's Alice, by The Reverend Ivor Davies (1923-2005).

Ivor Davies was the Vicar of Hay-on-Wye for nearly 20 years, and was a Canon of Brecon Cathedral.  He was the founder of the CCCC in 1967, and the club continues to this day. The Chess Player's Alice is a whimsical analysis of the famous chess game from Lewis Carol's Alice through the Looking-Glass.

Attendees at the Llandudno ICCF Congress may recognise the book from their delegate packs.

The book can be obtained from The Rev'd. Bruce Carlin, email: [email protected] for £4.00 (or £3.50 for WCCF members).

Welsh International Open, Current Entries

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British Correspondence Championship 2018/20

Austin Lockwood  Monday, January 27, 2020

The 2018/20 BCCC completed recently; another outstanding performance by Praveen Kumar Rallabandi (9.5/14), a player surely destined for a stellar career in CC, ensured that he retained the title.  Second and third were Brian Thompson and yours truly, separated only by the controversial Baumbach tiebreak.


The British Championship is the premium individual CC event in the UK and is organised jointly by the national federations of Wales, Scotland and England. British players of all levels are encouraged to enter.


Euro Team Cup - Part 1

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