Welsh Correspondence Chess Federation

Rydym yn Ffrindiau - Amici Sumus

Norm Watch

Russell Sherwood  Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Congratulations to Aytac Yuce on picking up a CCM Norm in  Esko Nuutilainen Memorial Team Tournament SF2 Board 2

Time Machine

Russell Sherwood  Sunday, October 14, 2018

New article and resource

Team Captain Report: British CC Team Championship 2017

Russell Sherwood  Sunday, October 14, 2018

The (Non-national) Y Dreigiau Cymreig team have achieved a dominant and almost unassailable position with a score of 11/16 with 6 wins and 10 draws.

A close examination of the remaining games shows the mathematical possibility of BCCA Capablanca and Trophy Hunters overhauling them to be remote and defaults look not to be able to interfere with the true result.

The Dragons

1. Adam Davies 2. Helen Sherwood 3.Russell Sherwood 4. Ian Jones 5. Mark Adams 6. Alex Sherwood 7. Craig Evans 8. Fred Clough

AGM Resource

Russell Sherwood  Thursday, October 11, 2018

The WCCF PPT Template may be found here


Russell Sherwood  Thursday, October 11, 2018

11 October 2018: Tournament announcement

Note: Apart from Group F, these events should attract Title Norms

Reply to: [email protected]

Site: ICCF Webserver
International Open in 6 categories (rating list 2018-4)
Organizer: Postal Chess Federation of Venezuela FEDAPVEN
Time control: Triple Block (302)
Start date:  November 30, 2018


- 50 USD to winner of each section in groups A, B, C, D.
- 30 USD to winner of each section in groups E and F.

Registration by Participant: 12 USD via PayPal ([email protected]).

TO: César Jesús Reyes Maldonado (VEN)
TD: IA Juan Martello (ARG)

Group A

11-13 Players
Cat.: 5 to 8 (2351-2450)

Group B

11-13 Players
Cat.: 1 to 4 (2251-2350)

Group C

11-13 Players
Cat.: L (2226-2250)

Group D

11-13 Players
Cat.: E to H (2051-2150)

Group E

9-11 Players
Cat.: A to D (1951-2050)

Group F

9-11 Players
Cat.: Under 1951


REGISTRATION CLOSURE: NOVEMBER 28, 2018. On the date of closing of registrations, the groups will be formed by maximum quota, distributing in the most equitable way possible to the players by country and rating. An extension of the closing date of the records can be decided if there is a group that does not complete its minimum quota of participants.


Reply to: [email protected]

WCCF Annual General Meeting and Correspondence Chess Workshop

Austin Lockwood  Monday, October 8, 2018

The 2018 WCCF Annual General Meeting will take place on Sunday 25th November at the Premier Inn, Cardiff City Centre (Meeting Room One), 10 Churchill Way, Cardiff from 14:30 to 17:30.

All Welsh players are invited to attend; numbers may be limited, so please register your attendance in advance with the secretary by email to [email protected]

Any agenda items or proposals should be sent to the secretary no later than Saturday 10th November.

The meeting will be preceded by an open correspondence chess workshop to be held from 13:00 to 14:00.

The full agenda and details of the workshop will be distributed two weeks before the date of the meeting.

October Update .

Russell Sherwood  Sunday, October 7, 2018

From the October update, the most interesting and what could turn out to be a critical game in terms of qualification is shown below. If you have a game you would like to show then get in touch!

Welshbase October Update

Russell Sherwood  Sunday, October 7, 2018

A fairly quiet month with 95 visible completed games. 2 draws against SIM and 2 wins and 7 draws against ICCF-IM.



Welsh Trio 27

Russell Sherwood  Sunday, October 7, 2018

Another new Trio set up and the first for our new TD , Andrew Smith!

New TD

Russell Sherwood  Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Hot on the heels of Austin Lockwood achieving his IA Title, the WCCF is pleased to announce Andrew Smith joining the Welsh TD Team.

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