Welsh Correspondence Chess Federation

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Bill Flew Memorial Tournament

Austin Lockwood  Friday, January 11, 2019

In memory of Bill Flew, who sadly passed away in December 2018, The Welsh Correspondence Chess Federation announce the Bill Flew Memorial Tournament, starting 1st March 2019.

Bill learnt to play when he was young, but really started playing at Pennard Chess Club in the 1970’s. After moving to the Midlands for a while, he returned to Gower and spent the last two decades or so playing over the board for Upper Killay Chess Club, at times being captain of both the 1st and 2nd teams. He was also actively involved in Correspondence Chess as one of the first players associated with the fledgling Welsh federation on its formation in 2012. A prolific correspondence player and a team player, Bill represented Wales at correspondence chess in friendly matches against Netherlands, Spain, Venezuela, Latvia, USA, Poland, Australia, Germany, Finland, France, Austria and Italy; he also represented West Wales in the British Counties and Districts Correspondence Chess Championship. He will be sadly missed by all his team mates and the correspondence chess friends he made around the world.

The Bill Flew Memorial Tournament will be played using the Silli System, this allows an unlimited number of players, who each play eight different opponents (four as White and four as Black). The tournament will be played online on the ICCF webserver (https://www.iccf.com) and the standard ICCF time control will be ten moves in forty days with forty five days leave available per calendar year.

Games will be unrated, and we ask that players refrain from using chess computers for this tournament.

There will be no entry fee, and the winner will receive a trophy.

WCCF warmly invite all Bill’s friends, from over the board and correspondence chess, to participate in his memory.

To enter, please email your name and ICCF number to the WCCF secretary ([email protected]) before Friday 22nd February. Games will be started on the webserver shortly after this date.

If you do not have an ICCF ID, please register online at iccf.com (follow the “New Player” link to register). If you register under the Welsh flag, WCCF will approve your account as soon as possible.

Updated Monday, January 28, 2019 by Russell Sherwood

Norm Watch

Russell Sherwood  Monday, January 28, 2019

Congratulations to Paul Scott in achieving a CCM Norm in  WCCF 5th Invitational

Tournament Update: 11th European Team Championship - Semifinal 2

Russell Sherwood  Saturday, January 26, 2019

Mark Adams powerful win catapults Wales into 2nd place https://www.iccf.com/event?id=68043

The complicated qualification rules that Welsh qualification to the 11th Euro Team Finals is a very real possibility but its outcome will also be dependent upon the results of the 10th Finals https://www.iccf.com/event?id=66675


Norm Watch

Russell Sherwood  Saturday, January 26, 2019

Congratulations to Mark Adams on picking up an IM Norm in 11th European Team Championship - Semifinal 2

The win that secured the Norm is seen below!

Tournament Completion

Russell Sherwood  Tuesday, January 22, 2019

A good result for Gareth Yeo, winning and securing quallification from Open des 80 ans de l'AJEC demi-finale 06

As has been pointed out already, it is interesting to note the speed at which this event was played, not a hint of DMD! 

Tournament Start

Russell Sherwood  Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Good Luck to Andrew Smith and Sean Denton in WS/CCE/A/2


Counties & Districts 2018 - Welsh review

Russell Sherwood  Saturday, January 12, 2019

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Trios Update

Russell Sherwood  Saturday, January 12, 2019

A flurry of results leads to a few completed and a number of very close sections

Phillip Jones wins Trio 26 with a perfect score as does Andrew Smith in Trio 25.

Timothy Soar "wins"Trio 24 due to defaults by both opponents. As a reminder to all players, if you do not wish to continue please contact the TD to arrange an orderly withdrawal. To default in this manner is disrespectful to an opponent.

If any Welsh player wishes to play more Trios please get in touch. In particular, interest has been expressed by some in the 2000+ rating range, so competitors here are welcomed.


Conditional Weapon

Russell Sherwood  Saturday, January 12, 2019

New Article

Tournament Start

Russell Sherwood  Saturday, January 12, 2019

Good Luck to Ian Jones in WS/SIM/B/2

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