Welsh Correspondence Chess Federation

Rydym yn Ffrindiau - Amici Sumus

Marc Wakeham International Arbiter

Russell Sherwood  Friday, June 19, 2020

Congratulations to Marc Wakeham on being confirmed as Wales 3rd International Arbiter.

Should anyone wish to start out on the journey to this award please get in touch.

IAMarc Wakeham

Interview with IM Andrzej Szerlak (POL)

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7th International Clergy Correspondence Chess Championship

Russell Sherwood  Tuesday, June 16, 2020

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7th International School Friendly

Russell Sherwood  Tuesday, June 16, 2020

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Rating Differences

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Wales - Brazil Friendly

Russell Sherwood  Tuesday, June 16, 2020

We are organizing a friendly match with our Brazilian Friends. We hope to field 20-25 boards with ratings paired as closely as possible  Time control is to be confirmed but will Time Control will be Triple Block utilizing guaranteed 3 day reflection time after Move 50. If you are interested please get in touch by 1st  of July 2020 

Expected start date August - September 2020. 

As a reminder Friendly matches are free to enter for Welsh flagged players.


Andrew Smith WCCF Friendly Match Coordinator

Sweden versus Rest of Europe

Russell Sherwood  Saturday, June 13, 2020

Dear Players,


ICCF Zone 1 and SSKK - Sveriges Schackförbunds Korrschackkommitté are delighted to announce that a friendly match Sweden versus Rest of Europe will be organized in September, 2020. 

1. The match will be played on ICCF webserver, ICCF Playing Rules will apply. Time control is 10 moves in 50 days with duplication after 20 days.

2. Number of boards is expected 50 to 60.

3. Any Zone 1 (Europa) National Federation (except for Sweden) may nominate up to 3 players for the Rest of Europe Team (usually some NFs are not represented in friendly matches, however it would be good if all players will be set in order). Deadline is August,31, 2020.

4. Each player will play two games (one with White, one with Black) against her/his opponent on her/his board.

5. Start date is September 30, 2020.

6. Team Captains are IM Sture Olsson (Sweden) and GM Artis Gaujens (Rest of Europe). 

7.Tournament Director is GM Mrkvička, Josef (Czech Republic).

8. Order of boards will be set in accordance with ICCF ratings being taken from

up-to-date rating list (i.e. 2020/3).


Any Welsh flagged play interested in taking part should get in touch with Russell Sherwood by the 24th of August 2020. 


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Counties and Districts Update

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Offer to host the 2021 ICCF Congress

Austin Lockwood  Sunday, June 7, 2020

The Welsh Correspondence Chess Federation have offered to host the 2021 ICCF Congress at the Imperial Hotel in Llandundo from 15-20 August 2021; delegates will vote on whether or not to accept this offer between 8th and 28th July 2020.


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