Welsh Correspondence Chess Federation

Rydym yn Ffrindiau - Amici Sumus

Can you have too much of a good thing?!

Russell Sherwood  Sunday, April 23, 2017

How many CC Games should I play at once?

Lost in the Endgame

Russell Sherwood  Thursday, April 20, 2017

New Article - Lost in the Endgame

Good Norm Hunting

Russell Sherwood  Tuesday, April 18, 2017

New Article


2017 AGM

Austin Lockwood  Tuesday, April 18, 2017

The 2017 Annual General Meeting of the Welsh Correspondence Chess Federation will take place on Thursday 4th May at 19:00, at the Red Lion, Morriston.

All Welsh CC players are cordially invited to attend, however please confirm your attendance with the WCCF Secretary ([email protected]) before Sunday 30th April.

The agenda is attached.


Lifting the Hood

Russell Sherwood  Sunday, April 16, 2017

Lifting the Hood - taking a look at Chess Engine Settings

Promotion To The Sinclair

Ian Jones  Sunday, April 16, 2017

Well done to The West Wales B Team that have secured promotion from

The C & DCCC 2016/17 Division 3 - Butler Thomas


If you are interested in playing County chess please get in touch.


Welsh Success at the Correspondence Master Title

Austin Lockwood  Thursday, April 6, 2017

The ICCF Correspondence Chess Master title was born in Cardiff at the 2015 ICCF Congress; appropriately, Wales are now the most successful of the 55 ICCF Member Federations in terms of players achieving the title.  We now have 5 active players holding the title (including one Lady Grand Master, the former ladies only name for the title).  Only Germany (13) and Russia (6) have more, however both those federations have many more active players.  When taken as a percentage of the total number of active players, Wales (6.49%) are well ahead of our nearest rivals, Bulgaria (5.41%).

If you are a Welsh chess player and are interested in playing correspondence chess and possibly earning the CCM, or any other title, please don't hesitate to contact us!

  ICCF Member Federation CCM/LGM titles per 100 players
1 WLS 6.49%
2 BUL 5.41%
3 EST 3.45%
4 LTU 2.99%
5 SLO 2.78%
6 CRO 2.08%
7 SVK 1.49%
8 CZE 1.46%
9 GER 1.41%
10 POL 1.34%
11 AUS 1.18%
12 ITA 1.10%
13 SUI 1.01%
14 RUS 0.99%
15 ESP 0.89%
16 ENG 0.76%
17 UKR 0.64%
18 AUT 0.63%
19 NED 0.40%
20 USA 0.27%

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Mark Adams Achieves the Correspondence Chess Master title

Austin Lockwood  Friday, March 17, 2017

Congratulations Mark Adams on achieving the CCM title! Mark's norms were earned in the Welsh Congress Invitational tournament, and representing Wales in the seventh North Atlantic Team Tournament.

Update - included one of Marks games from the Counties and Districts Championship

Updated Friday, March 31, 2017 by Austin Lockwood

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Yet another title...

Austin Lockwood  Friday, March 31, 2017

This time for Russell Sherwood - Congratualtions on acheiving ICCF Correspondence Master!

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Welsh Interests in Bdf Invitationals

Russell Sherwood  Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Good Luck to all the Welsh players involved in the 2017 BdF series of Invitational Tournaments

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