Welsh Correspondence Chess Federation

Rydym yn Ffrindiau - Amici Sumus

Adam Davies win against Surrey for West Wales

Peter M. Bevan  Sunday, September 25, 2016

Here is Adam's game against the Morra Gambit.

Paul Lamford Wales First Correspondence IM challenges you to solve this White to Play and Win !

Ian Jones  Sunday, September 25, 2016

With computers now beating top players at Go, and having long conquered chess and backgammon, it is slightly gratifying to find that the world's leading chess computers cannot solve the puzzle below. They might, given powerful enough hardware, no doubt. Yet four of the world's leading players at the time, Kasparov, Nunn, Speelman and Timman solved it in under half an hour when given it 35 years ago.Maybe there is some hope for mankind yet.

Paul Lamford.

Ian Jones manages to draw his game in the recent Wales v Latvia match!

Peter M. Bevan  Saturday, September 24, 2016

Here is Ian Jones's extraordinary sacrificial game against Alvis Zvirgzdins (Latvia). 

Gareth Yeo has provided his favourite game to date

Peter M. Bevan  Friday, September 23, 2016

Here is Gareth Yeo's favourite game to date (against Andrew Gibbons) which was played in the 2nd WCCF Invitational Tournament

Y Gweilch NiMo win The British Division 3

Ian Jones  Thursday, September 8, 2016

Y Gweilch NiMo have won the British WS Team Tournament - Division 3.

This is a Four man team event and Y Gweilch NiMo were undefeated all season.

The crossable can be seen below.

If you are interested in playing next season, or even entering a team please contact Russell Sherwood.

1 Y Gweilch NiMo 1987   2.5 2.5 3.5 3 4 4 19.5
2 BCCA Sovereigns 2128 1.5   2.5 3.5 3.5 4 4 19
3 BCCA Endgamers 1969 1.5 1.5   3 3 3.5 3.5 16
4 BCCA Strategists 1851 0.5 0.5 1   2.5 4 3 11.5
5 Scheming Mind C 1849 1 0.5 1 1.5   1 2 7
6 Civil Service B 1809 0 0 0.5 0 3   2 5.5
7 Natcor B 1702 0 0 0.5 1 2 2   5.5

West Wales win The Sinclair

Ian Jones  Thursday, September 8, 2016

West Wales have won the County CC Championships (C & DCCC) Division 2

The Sinclair

The crossable can be seen below

They won by a clear 3 points from Hertfordshire A having scored 12 wins and 4 draws from their 16 games.

If you are interested in playing County Chess please contact Russell Sherwood.

1 West Wales A 1 1 1 1 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 1 1 1 1 14
2 Hertfordshire A 1 ½ 1 1 ½ 0 1 1 1E 1E 1 1 ½ 0 0 0E 10.5
2 Surrey B 1 1 0 0 ½ ½ 1 1 0E 0E 1 1 1 ½ 1E 1 10.5
4 Warwickshire C 0 0 1 ½ 0 0 1E 1E 1 1 0 0 1 ½ 1 ½ 8.5
5 Northumberland A ½ 1 0 0 0D 0 0E 0E 1E 1E 0 0 1 1 1 1 7.5
6 Yorkshire C ½ 0 1 1 1 ½ ½ 0 0 ½ 1 1 0 0 ½ 0 7.5
7 Essex D ½ ½ 1 1 1 1 0 0 0E 0E 0 0 1 1E 0 0 7
8 Lincolnshire ½ ½ 0 0 1 1D 1 ½ 0 0 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ 6.5
9 Essex C 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ 0 0 ½ 1 ½ ½ 0 0 ½ ½ 5.5
10 Warwickshire B 0 0 0 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ 0E 0 0 0 2.5

East Glamorgan win The Butler Thomas

Ian Jones  Thursday, September 8, 2016

East Glamorgan have won the County CC Championships (C & DCCC) Division 3

The Butler Thomas

The crossable can be seen below .

They won by a clear 4 points from Worcestershire A having scored 14 wins from their 16 games.

If you are interested in playing County Chess please contact Russell Sherwood

1 WLS East Glamorgan 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 1E 1E 1E 1E 14
2 ENG Worcestershire A 0 0 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1E 1E 1 0 1E 1E 1 1 11.5
3 ENG Hertfordshire B 1 1 ½ 0 1 ½ 0 ½ 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 9.5
4 ENG Surrey C 1 1 1 0E 1 1 0 0 1 1 0E 0E 0E 0E 1E 1E 9
5 ENG Somerset ½ ½ 0 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 9
6 ENG Durham 0D 0E 1E 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 ½ 0 1 1 0 0 7.5
7 WLS West Wales B 0 0 1 1 1 . 1E 1E 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 7
8 ENG Worcestershire B 1 1 0 0 ½ 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 ½ ½ 0E 0E 5.5
9 WLS Gwent 1E 1D ½ ½ . 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
10 ENG Yorkshire D 0 0 1E 1E 0 0 0 0 1 1 ½ ½ 0 0 0E 0E 5
11 ENG Northumberland B 0 0 0E 0E 0 0 0E 0E ½ 0 1 ½ 0E 0E 1 1 4

Welsh Certificates from 2016 ICCF Congress

Austin Lockwood  Monday, August 15, 2016

The awards International Master (Tony Balshaw), Lady International Master (Helen Sherwood) and International Arbiter were awarded today at the 2016 ICCF Congress in Bremen, Germany.

3rd British Webserver Team Tournament

Austin Lockwood  Thursday, August 11, 2016

Congratulations to the "ICCF Warriors" for winning the third British Webserver Team Tournament!

https://www.iccf.com/event?id=53439

Season Four will be organised by the Welsh Correspondence Chess Federation early in 2017, details will be posted here and team captains contacted nearer the time.

Ian Jones - First Welsh Correspondence Chess Expert

Russell Sherwood  Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Well Done to Ian Jones on securing his 2nd Norm  and the first Welsh CCE Title.

https://www.iccf.com/event?id=57594

Ian continues to push towards the CCM Title in these events!

Well Done!