The Welsh Correspondence Chess Championship

Austin Lockwood  Monday, May 8, 2017

The Welsh Correspondence Chess Championship will be restarted in 2017 after a break of eighteen years.

Entry to the 2017 Championship is open to all Welsh chess players; there will be no entry fee for this season only.

The tournament will be played online using the ICCF webserver

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 “2017 Welsh Correspondence Chess Champion” and an engraved trophy; the following cash prizes will also be available:

  • Winner: £30
  • Runner up: £15
  • Third place: £5

The WCCC is a qualifying event for the British Correspondence Chess Championship.

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

The tournament director will be Marc Wakeham.

For a list of previous winners, please see

To enter the Welsh Correspondence Chess Championship, please contact the WCCF secretary, Austin Lockwood by email: [email protected]

The closing date for entries is 1st June 2017, the tournament will start shortly after this date.

Entries to date

ID Title Name Grade
810202 LGM Helen Sherwood 2352
810161 CCM Russell Sherwood 2337
810209 CCM Gareth Yeo 2324
810212 CCE Alex Sherwood 2309
810233   Paul Scott 2162
810219   Colin Denham 2152
810228   Marybeth Baron 2126
219118   Andy Robertshaw 2064
810137   John Thornton 2059 (FIDE)
810237   Nasir Rizvi 2044 (FIDE)
810243   Craig Evans 1997 (FIDE)
810247   Paul Hatchett 1989 (FIDE)
810192   Margaret Baron 1854
810222   Andrew Smith 1849
810197   Vaughan Thomas 1828
810220   Jonathan Davies 1786
810102   David Guy 1660
810251   Timothy Soar 1646 (FIDE)
810188   Bill Flew 1625
810248   Robert Hurn 1607 (FIDE)
810235   Stephen Ford 1576
810217   Michael Richards 1459
810176   Malcolm Chugg 1372
810216   Eleanor Collins 1282 (WCU)
810249   Bence Szakmány 1152 (WCU)
810232   Philip McMahon  

Please download the flier below and distribute widely!


Updated Tuesday, May 30, 2017 by Austin Lockwood

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