Welsh Correspondence Chess Federation

Rydym yn Ffrindiau - Amici Sumus

Form is Temporary, Class is Permanent

Russell Sherwood  Tuesday, June 20, 2017

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Esko Nuutilainen Memorial Team Tournament

Russell Sherwood  Sunday, June 4, 2017

Good Luck to the Welsh Team

Drawn in a tough group with the Czech Republic, Russia, Romania, Lithuania, Slovenia, Latvia, France, Canada, Venezuela and Turkey.


1. CCE Dale Cannon

2. Aytac Yuce

3. Paul Scott

4. Paul Keevil

5. Craig Evans

6. Colin Denham


More detailed analysis for Welsh Players under Articles/Russell Sherwood


2017 Welsh Championship has Started

Austin Lockwood  Friday, June 2, 2017

You can follow the games here:

Championship Section

Qualification Section

Good Luck!

Russell Sherwood  Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Good luck to David Guy in the forthcoming 1st European Deaf Individual Chess Championship and 23rd European Deaf Club Team Chess Championship in Lund, Sweden.


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 https://www.iccf.com

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 http://welshccf.org.uk/content/87

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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They call me Bond!

Russell Sherwood  Monday, May 29, 2017

An interesting new report on player development for Welsh eyes only under

Articles/Russell Sherwood

Kasparov in Wales!

Russell Sherwood  Sunday, May 28, 2017

Gary Kasparov attended the Hay on Way Festival today, promoting his new book related to his match with Deep Blue and Machine Intelligence in general.

For a limited period, this is available to watch, free of charge, on the BBC website at https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/enwmzc/acts/aqhb3d 


(At the time of writing the video was waiting to be uploaded, this typically happens within 24 hours!)

The Norm Express

Russell Sherwood  Sunday, May 28, 2017

Another Norm for John Claridge. This time for the CCM Title in https://www.iccf.com/event?id=58360

Great Stuff!


Stop! You’re doing it wrong!

Russell Sherwood  Monday, May 22, 2017

CC First Aid for the Under 2100’s

Covering all the (Data) bases!

Russell Sherwood  Saturday, May 20, 2017

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