Welsh Correspondence Chess Federation

Rydym yn Ffrindiau - Amici Sumus

Chess Songs

Russell Sherwood  Saturday, December 29, 2018

How many songs can you name with Chess Pieces in the Title? 

Have a think before you click the link!


ICCF 8th 960 World Cup

Russell Sherwood  Saturday, December 29, 2018

On the 28th the ICCF 8th 960 World Cup was announced.

Looking for something different?

Even in the modern CC world, these events are interesting as Engines tend to not evaluate Openings well, especially 960 positions!

Well worth a look for the adventurous!

SF10 Contempt

Russell Sherwood  Saturday, December 29, 2018


Pick your battlefield! IM Norms

Russell Sherwood  Thursday, December 27, 2018

New Article

Tournament Start

Russell Sherwood  Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Good Luck to Mark Adams in the inaugural ICCF IM-A event.

WCCF 4th Invitational

Russell Sherwood  Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Congratulations to Craig Evans on winning the WCCF 4th Invitational, being chased home by Holger Elias (GER) and Manuel Rogellio Quidiello Prado (ESP). 

A fantastic performance from Craig winning 9 out of 12 games!

A great event, generating 4 CCM and 6 CCE Norms

Nadolig llawen a blwyddyn newydd dda

Russell Sherwood  Monday, December 24, 2018

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year for 2019!

Book Review: The Chess Toolbox

Russell Sherwood  Monday, December 24, 2018

New Article

Articles and Interviews

Russell Sherwood  Sunday, December 23, 2018

Do you have any requests or suggestions for CC Articles or Interviews for 2019? 

Some time has come available for writing in January and it would be good to use it wisely!

If so then get in touch 

7th WebChess Open Semi-Finals

Russell Sherwood  Saturday, December 22, 2018

Welsh interests in these events are with:

Mark Adams - https://www.iccf.com/event?id=77331

Alex Sherwood - https://www.iccf.com/event?id=77332 & https://www.iccf.com/event?id=77335

Helen Sherwood https://www.iccf.com/event?id=77336  & https://www.iccf.com/event?id=77340

Gareth Yeo https://www.iccf.com/event?id=77338

Ian Jones https://www.iccf.com/event?id=77339


All sections are headline Category 4 , however due to the nature of individually calculated Norm requirements, quite a wide spread of Norm opportunities and requirements can be observed , which could not be avoided as the average rating sits just about the Norm boundary, meaning roughly half the players are in a Cat 3 and other half are in a Cat 4 event in practice

An interesting player mix with 2 GM, 11 SIM, 13 IM, 53 LGM/CCM and 34 CCE Entries from 39 Nations.  Welsh players continue to perform well, placing us 6th in the league table of entries and much higher when population Is taken into account!

With the spread of ratings, Welsh opportunities look interesting! Also whilst same familiar faces are represented it should be a fairly new set of opposition on the whole!

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