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WCCF Christmas Special

Russell Sherwood  Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Entries are now being taken for a Christmas Special Tournament for Welsh Members only, and it's free entry if you’re a premium member.

Entry for the Christmas Special will be open until 19th December and a start date around 26th December with a Silli format and Time Control of 50 days for 10 moves as the standard time control. 

As a reminder, an example of the Silli format is here


Please contact Andrew if you want to enter, also to upgrade to WCCF Premium Membership it is quick and easy using PayPal; log onto https://welshccf.org.uk/ using your usual ICCF ID and password. From the menu in the right-hand corner of the screen, select "My Membership" - from there you can pay £5.00 for membership using PayPal, and this will be confirmed immediately, Alternatively contact the Treasurer to pay by either Bank Transfer or Cheque.


Note: Regrettably, this event is only open to “Welsh flagged” players or those under other flags resident in Wales (contact for details)

2022 Membership Subscriptions

Austin Lockwood  Monday, November 22, 2021

We are now accepting Premium and International membership subscriptions for 2022, please see here for the benefits of membership.

To subscribe, please log onto this page and make your payment via PayPal if possible; if you would prefer to send a cheque, please contact the treasurer at [email protected]

We have reduced the cost of International membership to £5.00 for 2022.


Tournament Completion: Welsh Championship Qualification A 2021

Russell Sherwood  Sunday, November 21, 2021

Congratulations to Tom Gunn in winning Welsh Championship Qualification A 2021   and securing a place in the next Championships


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CCE Norm and Title for David Phillip Morgan

Russell Sherwood  Friday, November 19, 2021

Congratulations to David Phillip Morgan on achieving their 2nd CCE Norm in WCCF 12th Invitational

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The Preliminaries of the First Welsh International Open are Complete

Austin Lockwood  Thursday, November 18, 2021

The preliminaries of the First Welsh International Open have now been completed; the winner and first runner up from each of the 13 sections will qualify for the semi-finals, starting in February 2022.

The winner of each preliminary section will receive a prize of £10.00 GBP (shared if joint winners); We will soon be contacting each of the qualifiers to confirm their participation in the semi-final.

Congratulations to the following qualifiers (prize winners shown in bold):

SectionQualifiersTournament Director
Section 1Potrata, Janko; Baroin, BernardSmith, Andrew
Section 2Nyberg, Wilfred; Morgan, David Philip; Jeute, Volkmar Peter; Dědina, MiroslavSmith, Andrew
Section 3Muljadi, Paul; Krüger, Hilmar*Smith, Andrew
Section 4Smith, Richard; Dunning, StephenWakeham, Marc R.
Section 5Suihko, Kalervo; Mohammed, Fayez; Krüger, Hilmar*Wakeham, Marc R.
Section 6Klemm, Robert; Cleto Jr., Dirceu; Kostanjšek, ZorkoWakeham, Marc R.
Section 7Fluit, Johnny; Sherwood, RussellLorenz, Bernhard
Section 8Akrill, Richard; Rivas Maceda, Juan; Jones, RhysLorenz, Bernhard
Section 9Walton, John C.; Warchoł, DariuszLorenz, Bernhard
Section 10Haidenbauer, Dietmar; Sánchez Carol, Jesús; Sherwood, HelenSherwood, Russell
Section 11Frič, Ľuboš; Paluch, AndrzejAkrill, Richard
Section 12Cumming, David R.*; Gulbis, Harijs; Vegjeleki, Adolf; Åberg, Lars-ErikAkrill, Richard
Section 13Keevil, Paul; Cumming, David R.*Hipwell, Colin

* Double qualification, only one semi-final place available.

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960 Team

Russell Sherwood  Sunday, November 14, 2021

We are looking to arrange another 960 Friendly match. If any Welsh player is interested in taking part, please get in touch

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