Welsh Correspondence Chess Federation

Rydym yn Ffrindiau - Amici Sumus

GM Nigel Davies at the ICCF Simul at Congress in LLandudno

Russell Sherwood  Monday, September 17, 2018

SSKK vs Rest of The World

Russell Sherwood  Monday, September 17, 2018

Dear chess friends,

the Swedish Corr Chess Federation is celebrating 80 years by organizing a big friendly match, "SSKK vs Rest of The World" on the ICCF-server, hopefully on 80 boards. Starting date:  December 1

We would be very pleased and much honoured to see your country participating in this event, by having two players in the World Team:

- one player rated 2100-2600
- one player rated 1400-2099

The Swedish team will have GM:s rated 2500+ on the top 4-5 boards, and SIM/IM rated 2450+ on at least boards 6-12.
Therefore, a world team player 2500+ would be extra welcome, but equally welcome are players below 1700 since we will muster low rated players for the last boards of our team.

I would very much appreciate your kind help in forwarding this invitation.     Closing date will be October 8.  

Hoping for your kind assistance in the true spirit of AMICI SUMUS

Sture Olsson, SSKK team captain


Anyone wishing to be considered should contact Russell Sherwood by the 8th of October.

British Ladies Correspondence Chess Championship 2018

Russell Sherwood  Saturday, September 15, 2018


 The 2018 British Ladies Correspondence Chess Championship is underway with a number of interesting battles promised within.  Will anyone be able to upset the pre-tournament favourites of LGM Helen Sherwood and LGM Dawn Williamson?


Norm Watch

Russell Sherwood  Thursday, September 13, 2018

Congratulations to Andrew Smith in picking up a CCE Norm in BCCA 2018 WS Silver Medal Tournament No.1 

The Likely Lads!

Russell Sherwood  Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Well Done!

Russell Sherwood  Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Sent in the post today.....

Another Trio

Russell Sherwood  Monday, September 10, 2018

Welsh Trio 25 has started. Good Luck

British Correspondence Chess Championship 2018-20

Russell Sherwood  Sunday, September 9, 2018

The latest incarnation of the British Chess Championship has begun!

Wales is represented by five credible contenders and with the event being Category 6, two wins secure the IM Norm, four the SIM.

From this, I am sure that the midnight oil will be worked looking for these results!

Counties and Districts Correspondence Chess Championship

Russell Sherwood  Sunday, September 9, 2018

Are you interested in playing for either West or East Wales in these Team events? 

Last season's crosstable is shown below


We maintain 1st and 2nd teams in both West and East.  Both 1st teams play in the highly competitive Ward-Higgs Division, whilst the 2nd (developmental) teams play in lower divisions.

If you are interested in taking part or would like more details please get in touch with either Ian Jones (West) or Russell Sherwood (East)

Welsh regional teams have dominated this event in recent years, let's keep this up!

Closing date is 23rd of September.


2018/4 Rating list now available

Russell Sherwood  Sunday, September 9, 2018

The new list has now been included. Overall results look to be the same as predicted. Well done to Gareth and Tony with their continued rating progression!


For an indication of the spectacular advance of Welsh CC , try comparing this to the 2012/1 list!

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