Welsh Correspondence Chess Federation

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Player Interview

Russell Sherwood  Saturday, May 12, 2018

 Today we have an interview with one of ICCF (and CC) long time stalwarts   Gino Figlio


p.s. - If you have any player's interviews you would like to see, get in touch, we can only ask.....



Return of the Man!

Russell Sherwood  Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Not content with his other exploits, Ian Jones continues his run of form retaining the West Walles Closed Championship (E.J. Clarke Trophy)!

This does raise the (semi) serious question - Can CC help improve your OTB Game? Watch this space for thoughts on the matter!

North Atlantic Team Tournament VII

Russell Sherwood  Wednesday, May 9, 2018

With Adam Davies drawing out our last game, Wales are now uncatchable in NATT/7, the 7th Edition of the North Atlantic Team Tournament.

Despite being the 2nd lowest seed in terms of average rating a great team performance has generated this unprecedented win, easily the best result for a Welsh team in Correspondence Chess.

A full tournament report will follow but for now Congratulations to the Team:

Board 1: IM Tony Balshaw Cat 9  5/11 

Board 2: Russell Sherwood Cat 7 6/11 

Board 3: LIM Helen Sherwood Cat 6 6/11 

Board 4: John Claridge Cat 5 8/10 

Board 5: Mark Adams Cat 3 6.5/11 

Board 6 Ian Jones Cat 2 6/11 

Board 7 Phillip Dean Cat 1 7.5/10 

Board 8 Adam Davies Cat L 6/11 

Poka Yoke

Russell Sherwood  Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Error Proof your moves

International Open Tournament XV Jubilee AEAC

Russell Sherwood  Tuesday, May 8, 2018

The Spanish Correspondence Chess Association is proud to announce the International Open Tournament XV Jubilee AEAC

Details at https://www.iccf.com/message?message=1164

The entry fee will be 10.-€ for each group to enrol

The registration period begins on May 10, 2018 and ends on June 30, 2018

Entries via the WCCF should be made by contacting [email protected]

Wales v Italy

Russell Sherwood  Tuesday, May 8, 2018

We have a friendly match versus Italy, starting in June-July 

Friendly Matches are especially suitable for New players or those looking to build a rating.

It is also useful for established players to take part as it makes it easier to arrange matches!

For those not familiar with the format, Friendly Matches involve playing two games against a similar level opponent (one with black, one with white). Individual results are compiled to give a team result. These events are suitable for all levels, due to the matching of opponents!

If you are interested in taking part please get in touch by 16th May 2018 at [email protected]

if you wish it may be possible to play more than one board in a match.

p.s. I did have a list of some interested players but a hard-drive failure wiped it!


Gibbo the Norm Hunter

Russell Sherwood  Saturday, May 5, 2018

Congratulations to on picking up a Correspondence Chess Master Norm in Russian Winter Class D!

Wales v Indonesia

Russell Sherwood  Saturday, May 5, 2018

The small friendly match between teams representing Wales and Indonesia is finished with a 9-9 score!


Thanks and Well done to the players taking part!

Ian Jones, International Man of Mystery!

Russell Sherwood  Monday, April 30, 2018

Welsh Correspondence Chess player Ian Jones tied equal first in the Welsh Rapidplay Championships on Saturday.

"Who said CC players can't think fast!I" - Paul Hatchett 

LC(Zero) to Hero?

Russell Sherwood  Sunday, April 22, 2018

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