Welsh Correspondence Chess Federation

Rydym yn Ffrindiau - Amici Sumus

Book Review

Russell Sherwood  Sunday, July 8, 2018

Applying Logic In Chess

5th British Webserver Team Tournament

Russell Sherwood  Monday, July 2, 2018

The 5th incarnation of this event is underway......

This time we see 1 GM, 5 SIM, 18 CCM and 7 CCE taking part.

Division 1 appears to be a mouth-watering prospect with most teams able to harbour genuine title hopes!  Will Y Gwelich NiMo continue their march up the table or reinforced BCCA teams (with some players field trialling IMS!) be able to challenge the dominance of ICCF Warriors and Pawn Stars seen in recent seasons?

Division 2 looks equally interesting with Social CCA A and BCCA Kings looking to bounce back after relegation vying with ambitious Civil Service and Natcor Teams.

In Division 3 Herts and Minds and Schach Dragons look to be likely contenders but as we all know ratings don't always tell the story!

The two Division 4's  A B look to be interesting encounters and almost difficult to call at this point!

This event is so popular that 3 games have already finished!  

Let battle commence!



Adam Davies - CCE

Russell Sherwood  Saturday, June 30, 2018

Following controlled performances in a World Championship preliminaries and as part of Wales victorious North Atlantic Tournament team has achieved his Correspondence Chess Title, the first of many I am sure!

Job Well Done!

Russell Sherwood  Monday, June 25, 2018

Not a bad feat picking up a CCE and CCM Norm and the CCM Title in one go but that is what Austin Lockwood did today!

Interview with Russell Sherwood

Austin Lockwood  Sunday, June 24, 2018

This week we interview our very own Russell Sherwood!

Player Interview

Russell Sherwood  Friday, June 22, 2018

SIM Joop Jansen

Counties & Districts

Russell Sherwood  Thursday, June 21, 2018

It's that time of year again!

Despite the current season not having finished, we are opening up the Clearinghouse again!

For the next season, we will be supporting team captains in the raising of teams for West Wales, East Wales and potentially North Wales. In addition, a Lancashire team exists with strong Welsh roots.

If you are interested in taking part next season please get in touch at [email protected], indicating your team of interest.

Counties and Districts is a commitment to two games and the lower divisions are ideal for beginners!

As an example, the current Top division may be seen at https://www.iccf.com/event?id=71174



Turning the Table(base)s

Russell Sherwood  Sunday, June 17, 2018

New Article

Wales now has more active correspondence players per chess player than any other country in the world

Austin Lockwood  Wednesday, June 13, 2018

The figures below are taken from the number of active players on the ICCF database per active player on the FIDE database from the same country.

The credit for this phenomenal success can be attributed to our close working relationship with the Welsh Chess Union and the efforts of Ian Jones, Peter Bevan, Paul Scott, Mark Adams and others in promoting CC around the chess clubs and leagues.

It's also good to see England and Scotland in the top ten, proving that British correspondence chess is alive, well, and thriving!

Wales 21.17%
Cape Verde 14.02%
Japan 13.51%
England 11.65%
Panama 11.56%
Scotland 10.25%
Finland 8.62%
Australia 5.46%
Netherlands 4.36%
Belarus 4.29%
New Zealand 3.77%
Indonesia 3.75%
Germany 3.65%
Cuba 3.57%
Slovakia 3.42%
Canada 3.41%
Switzerland 3.19%
Sweden 3.14%
Latvia 2.66%
Hong Kong 2.53%
Austria 2.52%
Luxembourg 2.42%
Iceland 2.15%
Italy 2.08%
Estonia 2.06%
Romania 1.91%
Slovenia 1.89%
U.S.A. 1.89%
Lithuania 1.83%
Guatemala 1.82%
Czech Republic 1.81%
Argentina 1.66%
Portugal 1.62%
Ukraine 1.54%
Norway 1.43%
Ireland 1.33%
Peru 1.29%
Nicaragua 1.25%
Poland 1.19%
South Africa 1.18%
Denmark 1.13%
Russia 1.07%
Belgium 0.95%
Brazil 0.88%
Venezuela 0.85%
Israel 0.84%
Spain 0.78%
Croatia 0.66%
Hungary 0.57%
Chile 0.45%
France 0.45%
Ecuador 0.24%
Turkey 0.23%
Greece 0.20%
India 0.12%

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and that' s 300!

Russell Sherwood  Sunday, June 10, 2018

Confirming as the premier website for news on Correspondence Chess in Wales and beyond we have now posted our 300th  article!

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