Welsh Correspondence Chess Federation

Rydym yn Ffrindiau - Amici Sumus

ICCF World Championship Preliminaries

Russell Sherwood  Tuesday, December 27, 2022

The next cycle of the World championships have been published here

If any Welsh players wish to be considered for WCCF nominations, please get in touch directly 



Russell Sherwood  Tuesday, December 27, 2022

As a reminder to all players, changes to ICCF rules now mean that if you ETL (Flag Fall) you will be suspended from entering new events for 30 days. If you ETL again in that period, the suspension will be extended.

This has already crept up in events, so don't get caught out!

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Welsh Champs and Qualifiers

Russell Sherwood  Tuesday, December 27, 2022

are now uploaded and ready to go!



Last Chance for Welsh Champs Entries....

Russell Sherwood  Friday, December 23, 2022

Current Entries

810075Marc WakehamQualifier2381
211455Tom GunnQualifier2285
810233Paul ScottQualifier2309
212222Phil MorganQualifier2214
810074Nick BishopOpen2409
810161Russell SherwoodOpen2380
810202Helen SherwoodOpen2376
810139Mark AdamsOpen2328
810276Jon ColesOpen2314
810248Bob HurnOpen2119
810064Neil EvansOpen2095
810195Peter BevanOpen2051
810165Stephen BaileyOpen2005
810197Vaughan ThomasOpen1941
810102David GuyOpen1551
810176Malcom ChuggOpen1175
810322Paul BevanOpenUnrated
810324Claire GormanOpenUnrated
810323Jonathan ThomasOpenUnrated
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2022 Annual General Meeting Minutes

Austin Lockwood  Thursday, December 15, 2022

The minutes of the 2022 WCCF Annual General Meeting, which took place over Zoom on Sunday 27th November are below.



Dennis Thomas 90th Birthday Celebration Event

Ian Jones  Friday, December 9, 2022

Dennis Thomas 90th Birthday Celebration Event

The Welsh Correspondence Chess Federation has arranged a Friendly Match with Scotland.

Dennis has played 28 games for Wales.

This is a free event; all players can play but must be registered under the Welsh flag.  A Player who is not yet registered with ICCF may do so by following the “New Player” link under the sign in box.

To sign up or for more details, get in touch.

[email protected]





Season Seven of the British Webserver Team Tournament Has Now Started

Austin Lockwood  Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Good luck to all 14 teams!

Welsh Correspondence Chess Championships 2023

Russell Sherwood  Wednesday, December 7, 2022

The 2023 Welsh Correspondence Chess Championship will commence on December 31st  2022

Entry to the 2023 Championship is open to all Welsh flagged chess players; there will be no entry fee for this season only.

The tournament will be played online using the ICCF webserver https://www.iccf.com

All players must be registered under the Welsh flag.  Player who are not yet registered with ICCF may do so by following the “New Player” link under the sign in box.

There will be a championship section of between seven and eleven players and one or more qualification section.  The winner of the championship section will receive the title of “2023 Welsh Correspondence Chess Champions” and an engraved trophy; The WCCC is a qualifying event for the British Correspondence Chess Championship (other qualification criteria must be met)

The time control will be ten moves in 40 days, with duplication after 20 days and 45 days leave.

All applicable ICCF rules will apply, for the full rules, please see:

For a list of previous winners, please see http://welshccf.org.uk/content/87

To enter the Welsh Correspondence Chess Championship, please contact the WCCF International secretary, Russell Sherwood by email: [email protected]

The closing date for entries is: 22th December 2022, the tournament will start shortly after this date.

Qualified Players to Final

Jonathan Blackburn (Previous Champ), Rhys Jones, Paul Scott, Marc Wakeham (Runners Up), Tom Gunn, DP Morgan (Qualifier Winners)

(Note: the unusual start date is to allow us to take advantage of a financial opportunity, allowing free entry)


Friendly Match with Germany

Russell Sherwood  Wednesday, December 7, 2022

We are arranging a friendly match with Germany

To sign up or for more details, get in touch

As a reminder, participation in friendly matches is one of the criteria for selection to Team and Invitational events.

Andrew Smith 


IM Title for Paul Keevil

Austin Lockwood  Saturday, November 26, 2022

Congratulations to Paul Keevil who has just won his second IM norm in the 2021/23 British Championship, and consequently the International Master title!


IM NormIM TitlePaul Keevil
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