Welsh Correspondence Chess Federation

Rydym yn Ffrindiau - Amici Sumus

ICCF World Championship Preliminaries

Russell Sherwood  Monday, December 16, 2019

The next cycle has been announced https://www.iccf.com/message?message=1327

Any Welsh flagged player above 2250 on 2020/1 list  should register their interest with Russell Sherwood


CCM Title to Glyn Sinnett

Russell Sherwood  Sunday, December 8, 2019

After achieving the additional required Norm in States and Regions CCC 2019 Division One, Glyn picks up the CCM Title (and a career-high CC rating at the same time).

This was a resilient performance, achieved despite a defeat to Spanish GM Mercadal Benjamin.

Here we see Glyn in form against Top seed IM Ingersol

CCM TitleGlyn Sinnett

IM Title for Ian Jones

Russell Sherwood  Sunday, December 1, 2019

With a solid finish in 7th Webchess Open Tournament Semifinal 9  Ian Jones has secured his 2nd and final IM Norm, gaining him the title and becoming Wales 7th IM recipient!


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Counties & Districts 2020

Russell Sherwood  Sunday, November 24, 2019

The annual Counties and Districts Tournament is now upon us, 

WCCF will again facilitate the formation and player allocation for Welsh Teams.

Last season West and East Wales both fielded Teams in the Top tier. It is the hope that this season we can reinstate "B" teams as well.

In addition to this, we would hope to facilitate the formation of a North Wales Team.

CDCCC is played in teams of 8 players but each individual only players 2 games against a single opponent - so 2 games in total which can fit into anyone's game load!


Ward Higgs   https://www.iccf.com/event?id=76232

Sinclair      https://www.iccf.com/event?id=76231

Butler - Thomas   https://www.iccf.com/event?id=76229

We do ask that anyone taking part in these teams gives them sufficient attention - we do not want to see players who have lost games in 3 days having played 50 moves!

If you are interested in taking part please get in touch by December 15th , indicating your preference in relation to Team.allocation.


Russell Sherwood

WCCF International Secretary





Selection Policy

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2019 WCCF AGM Minutes

Austin Lockwood  Monday, November 18, 2019

Draft minutes of the 2019 WCCF AGM, held in Abergavenny on 9th November, are attached to this post.

Highlights include:

  • New Welsh International Open to be played on a two year cycle opposite the Welsh Championship
  • British Webserver Team Tournament and States and Regions both to move to a two year cylcle and be played in alternate years
  • A new team event to be offered to WCU Chess Clubs as an introduction to CC, starting in July 2020


Y Gweilch NiMo wins the Fifth British Webserver Team Tournament

Austin Lockwood  Monday, November 18, 2019

The stranglehold held by ICCF Warriors, who have won this tournament for the past three seasons, has finally been broken by Ian Jones' Y Gweilch NiMo; Congratulations to Ian, Craig Evans, Adam Davies, and Andrew Gibbons! - Ian's draw against GM Jason Bokar (2536) is shown below.


The Second Division was won by BCCA Kings with an impressive +12; Division Three by Schach Dragons, also with +12; Division Four A by BCCA Tacticians with a massive score of +26, and Division Four B by BCCA Cavaliers with a similarly impressive score of +23.

Congratulations to all winning teams, members of Y Gweilch NiMo will each recieve an engraved trophy, and winners of the lower divisions will be entitled to promotion.

Season Six of this tournament will start in April 2020. There will be two significant changes to the format for Season Six; the playing cycle will be extended to 700 days, and the requirement to include two British players in each team will be reduced to one.

More information will be posted here nearer to the time.


2020 WCCF Premium Membership is Now Open

Austin Lockwood  Friday, November 15, 2019

Membership of the Welsh Correspondence Chess Championship paid for in November or December 2019 will be valid for 2020; if you haven't already, please consider supporting WCCF by subscribing to membership. The 2020 membership fee is held at £5.00 for the year (£10.00 for international members).

The benefits of Premium Membership are listed here:


You can subscribe online using PayPal; simply log onto the WCCF website and follow the PayPal button on the "My Membership" page, here:


If you would prefer to pay by cheque, please contact the treasurer, Russell Sherwood [email protected]


2020 WCCF Tournament Calendar

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Norm Watch

Russell Sherwood  Sunday, November 10, 2019

Congratulations to Sean Denton is picking up a CCM Norm in States and Regions CCC 2019 Division Two

Looking at  Sean's other in-play events both the CCE and CCM Titles won't be long in coming!

CCM NormSean DentonStates and Regions
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