Welsh Correspondence Chess Federation

Rydym yn Ffrindiau - Amici Sumus

WCCF 2019 Christmas Special

Austin Lockwood  Saturday, July 25, 2020

Well played Rhys Jones for winning the recently completed 2019 Christmas Special with an impressive score of 5.5/6!


WCCF Christmas Special

3rd Chess 960 European Team Cup

Russell Sherwood  Thursday, July 23, 2020

ICCF-Europa invites all its member federations to enter a team to a new team tournament to be played on the ICCF webserver. Each member federation may enter one team of 4 players (and a team captain). 

The tournament is likely to be organized in 

one or two stages 

(it depends on the number of entries). Pairings will use a Double Round Robin system whereby players play 2 games with alternate colours against each opponent (both games against the same opponent will start with the same randomized position of the pieces but these will vary against other opponents). Time control is 

30 days for 10 moves

 and the games will be 

rated in ICCF Chess 960 rating system

. Members of the first three teams in the final will be awarded medals and certificates. 

Start date
The tournament will start on 15th of September 2020

There is no entry fee for this tournament.

The first Cup attracted 9 teams, the second Cup was played with 12 teams. I invite all national federations to join this tournament and let players enjoy play at chess 960.


If you are interested in being part of the Welsh team please get in touch by 23/8/2020

960Euro Team Champs

CCE Title for Andrew Smith

Russell Sherwood  Sunday, July 19, 2020

Fast on the heels of his previous norm Andrew has completed another Norm and gained the CCE Title in WS/CCE/A/4

Andre becomes our 18th CCE titleholder

Andrew SmithCCE Title

Wales - Brazil Friendly underway

Russell Sherwood  Sunday, July 19, 2020

The friendly match is underway on 29 boards   WLS - BRA 2020

CCE Norm for Andrew Smith

Russell Sherwood  Friday, July 17, 2020

Congratulations to Andrew Smith in picking up a CCM Norm in the George D. Pyrich Memorial Team Tournament SF1 Board 3

This is Andrew's second CCE Norm but more games will be required to complete the title.


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Friendly Match vs Aruba

Austin Lockwood  Monday, July 6, 2020

Wales have just started a new friendly match vs some new players from Aruba


We are hoping that this will be a great introduction to CC for our new Aruban friends, and that eventually they will consider starting a new national CC federation and applying for membership of ICCF.

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CCE Norm for Peter Bevan

Russell Sherwood  Sunday, June 28, 2020

Congratulations to Peter Bevan in picking up a 2nd CCE Norm in George D. Pyrich Memorial Team Tournament SF1

To complete the Title a third norm will be required.


ICCF Congress Voting

Austin Lockwood  Wednesday, June 24, 2020

The final list of approved proposals for the 2020 ICCF Congress is now available on the ICCF website:


Because of the difficulties in organising a full Congress due to the disruption caused internationally by the COVID-19 virus, Congress will be held virtually this year, with member federations submitting votes electronically from 8-28 July.

The WCCF Executive Committee are currently discussing how Wales will vote for each of these proposals; if any WCCF member would like to raise an issue about any of the proposals, please contact the WCCF Secretary at [email protected] before 8th July and this will be fed back to the EC.

If any Premium member would like to join with the EC's discussions and contribute to the internal voting process, please also get in touch.

ICCF Congress

The British Correspondence Chess Championship (BCCC)

Russell Sherwood  Tuesday, June 23, 2020


The British Correspondence Chess Championship (BCCC) is the premier tournament on the British CC calendar.
Running continuously since 1921 and open to all British players, the BCCC has carried ICCF title norms since 2016.
The BCCC caters for players of all levels and consists of a final, a candidates section and a number of reserves sections.
The BCCC is organised jointly by the English Federation for Correspondence Chess (EFCC), the Scottish Correspondence Chess Association (ScoCCA) and the Welsh Correspondence Chess Federation (WCCF).

Further details of the tournament, including the full rules and a list of previous winners, are available on the EFCC website: http://efcchess.org.uk/bccc.html .

Last season’s crosstables can be viewed here:
Championship https://www.iccf.com/event?id=81192
Candidates https://www.iccf.com/event?id=81193
Reserves A https://www.iccf.com/event?id=81194
Reserves B https://www.iccf.com/event?id=81195
Reserves C https://www.iccf.com/event?id=81196

There is a first prize of £100 and a second prize of £50.

Entries close on August 31 and play is due to commence in September 2020.

Entries can be made directly to Tournament Organiser - Phil Beckett or via the National Federation ;

EFCC - https://efcchess.org.uk/index.html (Online Fee Payment (use reference BCCC)),

Scottish - [email protected],

Welsh - https://welshccf.org.uk/content/18.

Entries and the entry fee of £12 should reach Phill Beckett no later than 31st August 2020.

Posted by Gordon Anderson (Scotland), Phill Beckett (England) and Russell Sherwood (Wales).

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