Welsh Correspondence Chess Federation

Rydym yn Ffrindiau - Amici Sumus

Dennis Thomas 90th Birthday Celebration Event

Ian Jones  Friday, December 9, 2022

Dennis Thomas 90th Birthday Celebration Event

The Welsh Correspondence Chess Federation has arranged a Friendly Match with Scotland.

Dennis has played 28 games for Wales.

This is a free event; all players can play but must be registered under the Welsh flag.  A Player who is not yet registered with ICCF may do so by following the “New Player” link under the sign in box.

To sign up or for more details, get in touch.

[email protected]





Season Seven of the British Webserver Team Tournament Has Now Started

Austin Lockwood  Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Good luck to all 14 teams!

Welsh Correspondence Chess Championships 2023

Russell Sherwood  Wednesday, December 7, 2022

The 2023 Welsh Correspondence Chess Championship will commence on December 31st  2022

Entry to the 2023 Championship is open to all Welsh flagged chess players; there will be no entry fee for this season only.

The tournament will be played online using the ICCF webserver https://www.iccf.com

All players must be registered under the Welsh flag.  Player who are not yet registered with ICCF may do so by following the “New Player” link under the sign in box.

There will be a championship section of between seven and eleven players and one or more qualification section.  The winner of the championship section will receive the title of “2023 Welsh Correspondence Chess Champions” and an engraved trophy; The WCCC is a qualifying event for the British Correspondence Chess Championship (other qualification criteria must be met)

The time control will be ten moves in 40 days, with duplication after 20 days and 45 days leave.

All applicable ICCF rules will apply, for the full rules, please see:

For a list of previous winners, please see http://welshccf.org.uk/content/87

To enter the Welsh Correspondence Chess Championship, please contact the WCCF International secretary, Russell Sherwood by email: [email protected]

The closing date for entries is: 22th December 2022, the tournament will start shortly after this date.

Qualified Players to Final

Jonathan Blackburn (Previous Champ), Rhys Jones, Paul Scott, Marc Wakeham (Runners Up), Tom Gunn, DP Morgan (Qualifier Winners)

(Note: the unusual start date is to allow us to take advantage of a financial opportunity, allowing free entry)


Friendly Match with Germany

Russell Sherwood  Wednesday, December 7, 2022

We are arranging a friendly match with Germany

To sign up or for more details, get in touch

As a reminder, participation in friendly matches is one of the criteria for selection to Team and Invitational events.

Andrew Smith 


IM Title for Paul Keevil

Austin Lockwood  Saturday, November 26, 2022

Congratulations to Paul Keevil who has just won his second IM norm in the 2021/23 British Championship, and consequently the International Master title!


IM NormIM TitlePaul Keevil

New WCCF Discussion Forums

Austin Lockwood  Tuesday, November 15, 2022

The WCCF website now has a discussion forum! - Under "Members > Discussion Forums" from the main menu.


We will be adding new features and new forums in the future, some of the new forums will be private to members, others public.

The first forum is a general forum for WCCF matters and is open for anyone to read, and any logged-on user to post to - you don't need to be a member, or even a Welsh player, we're interested in your opinion whoever you are! (You only need an ICCF ID and password to log on).

Please feel free to join in the discussions.

Austin Lockwood

WCCF Secretary


2022 Annual General Meeting Agenda

Austin Lockwood  Monday, November 14, 2022

The agenda for the 2022 AGM, taking place on Sunday 27th November at 10:00 over Zoom is attached.

Any member (premium, national, or international) wishing to attend should contact the secretary at least 24 hours before the meeting for the Zoom link; please note that national and international attendees will have observer status only.

Premium members not able to attend may now submit their votes to the secretary by email, at least 24 hours before the meeting (if you are able to attend the Zoom call you will have an opportunity to vote at the meeting):

  • As there have been no nominations for the Executive Committee, current officers will be invited to continue with no election
  • There are three proposals submitted by members, please send your votes for each of these proposals to the secretary before the meeting (the second proposal, from Josh Robinson, is in two parts, please indicate your vote for each part of the proposal separately)

I look forward to a productive meeting!

Austin Lockwood

WCCF Secretary

[email protected]



2023 Membership Fees

Austin Lockwood  Monday, November 7, 2022

Membership fees for Premium and International members for 2023 can now be paid through PayPal.

Please make your payment via this page:


Your membership status should be updated automatically shortly after payment is confirmed, you can check this from the same page.

If you would prefer to pay for your membership by cheque or direct bank transfer, please await further announcements.

Austin Lockwood

WCCF Secretary


7th British Webserver Team Tournament

Russell Sherwood  Wednesday, October 19, 2022

The WCCF are pleased to announce the 7th British Web server Team tournament

The Welsh Correspondence Chess Federation (WCCF) are pleased to announce that entries for the Seventh British Webserver Team Tournament are now open; this tournament will start on Dec 15th 2022. 

The entry fee remains £20.00 per team. Entries should be made at ICCF.com. This change is required to meet the new rules related to International Opens introduced in 2022.

As a reminder, the event does not offer Title norms and at least one British player (as defined in the rules) is required in any team. Teams will be allocated to qualified divisions, with new teams, normally starting in the bottom division. Any vacancies will be filled at the organizer’s discretion.

As this is an ICCF Open, entries must now be made via the ICCF Website.  Entries will be able to be made around 29th of October or earlier. More details will be made available in due course.

Organizers of new teams are encouraged to contact the organizer before entering

The closing date for entries is Sunday 4th December 2022.

Russell Sherwood, TO 7th BWSTT

UPDATE: You can now enter the BWSTT via Direct Entry; go to "New Events" and then "Wales".  The DE fee is €25 Euros because we are unable to collect entry fees in GBP via the ICCF website.




Updated Monday, November 7, 2022 by Austin Lockwood

Ray Pomeroy Memorial Event

Russell Sherwood  Sunday, October 30, 2022

Following the sad passing of Ray Pomeroy, the EFCC are looking to arrange a memorial event , involving Ray's friends, particularly those involved in the Civil Service CC.

The format of the event is still being discussed but if you would like to be register interest please get in touch


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