Welsh Correspondence Chess Federation

Rydym yn Ffrindiau - Amici Sumus

Esko Nuutilainen Memorial Team Tournament Final

Russell Sherwood  Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Good Luck to the Welsh Team in the finals of the  Esko Nuutilainen Memorial Team Tournament

1) Craig Evans

2) Paul Keevil

3) Paul Scott

4) Aytac Yuce

5) Andrew Smith

6) Peter Bevan


USA Friendly

Russell Sherwood  Wednesday, July 31, 2019

We have been challenged to a Friendly match by our US cousins over the pond. If you are interested in taking part please get in touch at l[email protected]. Start date September 2019

Friendly Match

Last Call for the Champion's League

Russell Sherwood  Sunday, July 28, 2019

The deadline for entries is fast approaching (31st July). If you are interested in taking part and have not found a team get in touch ASAP, we may be able to help!

Tournament Update: Counties and Districts

Russell Sherwood  Tuesday, July 9, 2019

An exciting finale is promised in the 2018/2019 Counties and Districts Tournament


Historically dominant Yorkshire and Essex currently sit in the top two places but West Wales sit in third with games and positive positions in hand.

East Wales have had a rockier season but look well placed to avoid the drop!

2019 ICCF Congress

Austin Lockwood  Friday, July 5, 2019

The 2019 ICCF Congress will be held in Vilnius, Lithuania next month.

As usual, Wales will be represented at Congress by a voting delegate (Russell Sherwood), and the WCCF Executive Committee will shortly begin our discussions about how we will use our vote for each Congress proposal.

If any WCCF member would like to make a contribution to these discussions, or if you have a particular view which you would like to have taken into consideration, please contact me by email and I will share your views with the Executive Committee.

The Congress proposals are listed here:


Austin Lockwood
WCCF Secretary
[email protected]

ICCF Congress

WCCF 5 is complete

Russell Sherwood  Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Congratulations to Frank Schumaker (GER) on winning the event on 8.5 closely followed by Paul Keevil (WLS) on 8


12 Title Norms were earned in this event!


Event ReportPaul KeevilTitle NormsWCCF5

British Correspondence Chess Championship 2019-2021

Russell Sherwood  Wednesday, June 12, 2019

The British Correspondence Chess Championship (BCCC) is the premier tournament on the British CC calendar. Running continuously since 1921 and open to all British players, the BCCC has carried ICCF title norms since 2016.

The BCCC caters for players of all levels and consists of a final, a candidates section and a number of reserves sections.

The BCCC is organised jointly by the English Federation for Correspondence Chess (EFCC), the Welsh Correspondence Chess Federation (WCCF) and the Scottish Correspondence Chess Association (ScoCCA).

Further details of the tournament, including the full rules and a list of previous winners, are available on the EFCC website:


Last season’s crosstables can be viewed here:

  • Championship https://www.iccf.com/event?id=75888
  • Candidates https://www.iccf.com/event?id=75889
  • Reserves A https://www.iccf.com/event?id=75890
  • Reserves B https://www.iccf.com/event?id=75891
  • Reserves C https://www.iccf.com/event?id=75892
  • Reserves D https://www.iccf.com/event?id=75893

There is a first prize of £100 and a second prize of £50.

Entries close on August 31 and play is due to commence in September 2018. Entries may be made via each National Federation or directly at http://efcchess.org.uk/  If a qualification to the Championship or Candidates is held then is should be stated with the entry.

Sent by Gordon Andreson (Scotland) Phill Beckett (England) and Russell Sherwood (Wales)

BCCCTournament Announcement

Champions League Clearing House

Russell Sherwood  Tuesday, June 4, 2019

To facilitate Welsh player's involvement in Champion's League 8 we will be running a clearinghouse for player's without teams. IF you dont have a team and wish to take part please get in touch at Russell Sherwood

Please note this service is open to Welsh flagged players, our international members and any friends they may wish to recommend. In addition, note that Champions League is not a free entry event, Team prices are shown here.

Champions League 8

Russell Sherwood  Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Champions League 8

ICCF is proud to announce ICCF Champion's League 8

The ICCF Champion's League is a Team event for Teams of 4 players. Three Divisions are utilised:

    Champion's League - A Division
    Champion's League - B Division
    Champion's League - C Division
The three divisions will be organised as followed:

    A Division: 1 section, 15 teams
    B Division: 4 sections, 13 teams per section
    C Division: many sections, 13 teams per section

Games are rated and where all necessary requirements are met, title norms may be possible.


Entries will be accepted from 01th of June until the 31th of July 2019 with a start date of 01th September 2019. End Date will be 31th August 2021.

Time Control

ICCF standard time control 10 moves in 40 days with duplication after 20 days is used.

30 days of leave per year are available to each player.

Entry Method

Rating List 2019/3 will be used for CL8. For an entry to be accepted, complete details must have been provided and required payment made.

Entries may be made via Direct Entry (DE) on ICCF.com.

All registrations (DE and MF) should be sent via the server, not directly to the TO.

The entry fees are listed in the ICCF Financial regulations valid from 01.01.2019 https://www.iccf.com/message?message=632

Entries must be for full teams - Individuals may not enter!


Regular updates will be posted at ICCF.com

If you have any questions not answered within, please contact Jörg Kracht at [email protected]

Promotion and Relegation for CL8
A Division

    Places 1-7 (After Tie Breaks resolved) remain in the Champion's division in CL9
    Places 8-15 (After Tie Breaks resolved) are related to the Challenger’s division in CL9
B Division

    Places 1-2 (After Tie Breaks resolved) are promoted to Champion's division in CL9
    Places 3-7 (After Tie Breaks resolved) remain in the Challenger’s division in CL9
    Places 8-13 (After Tie Breaks resolved) are relegated to the Promotional division in CL9
C Division

24 Teams will qualify for B division in CL9. These will be taken equally from the C Division - so if 6 Groups, 4 per group, if 8 Groups, 3 per group, etc.

!!Promotion and relegation rules may change based on the number of entries. Any change will be confirmed once the closing date for entries is reached!!

Champions LeagueCL8

2019 Welsh Correspondence Chess Championship

Austin Lockwood  Saturday, June 1, 2019

Is now underway, under the direction of new Austrian tournament director Berhard Lorenz.

Good luck to all participants!


Welsh Championship
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