Welsh Correspondence Chess Federation

Rydym yn Ffrindiau - Amici Sumus

Last Call for Entries to the William Evans

Russell Sherwood  Saturday, March 28, 2020

Anyone wishing to enter should be in touch by 5pm Sunday 29th March - the event will be set up in the eventing

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William Evans Cup Entries

Russell Sherwood  Wednesday, March 18, 2020

ICCF NameICCF RatingWCU RatingEntry Route
810165Stephen Bailey20041418WCCF
810183Ian Jones23932007Dual
 810248Bob Hurn19671697Dual
810209Oscar Elksnis  WCU
810278Rhys Jones2176 WCCF
810276Jon Coles19831589WCCF
810102David Guy15491924Dual
810202Helen Sherwood2330 WCCF
810189Alex Bullen19392106WCU
810283Mark Paffard 1603WCU
810282Jared Williams   
810284Gavin Jones 1563WCU
810285Chris Fox 1763WCU
810286Josh Robinson 1439WCU
810075Marc Wakeham2209 WCCF
810233Paul Scott23011698Dual
810287David Parsons 1732WCU
801289Daniel Jaberansari 1567WCU
810290John Waterfield 1984WCU

Updated Sunday, March 22, 2020 by Russell Sherwood

Bill Flew Memorial

Austin Lockwood  Saturday, March 21, 2020

The Bill Flew Memorial is now completed; congratulations to Ian Jones for winning this event with 7.5/8


William Davies Evans Correspondence Cup

Russell Sherwood  Wednesday, March 18, 2020

The Welsh Correspondence Chess Federation and Welsh Chess Union are pleased to announce the William Davies Evans Correspondence Cup.

With the widespread disruption of Over the Board Chess events due to the Covid-19 Virus, we are partnering to organize a server-based Correspondence Chess Tournament.

The event will be held utilizing the Silli Tournament system, where each player will play 8 simultaneous games against players drawn from a pool of all competitors. 

An example of this is:


Entry is open to members of either the WCCF or WCU, who are either resident in Wales or play under the Welsh Flag. In all cases players will be required to register on ICCF.com (which is both free and where the games will be played)

The tournament will be Engine Free (on an honour basis) and unrated and played at a rate of 3 days per move plus a 10 day buffer, otherwise played under ICCF Tournament rules.

To support this event a series on articles on how to play Engine-Free Correspondence Chess will be published on https://www.welshccf.org.uk/

Entries will be accepted until 28th March, with an expected start date of 29th March 2020.

The winner of the event will be awarded with a small trophy.

If you are interested in entering the event please contact Russell Sherwood, WCCF Treasurer at [email protected] 

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WCCF Trios

Russell Sherwood  Sunday, March 15, 2020

The next round of WCCF Trios will commence in April.

All Premium or International members are entitled to enter two Trios per membership cycle, otherwise the cost if £2 per Trio.

Any player wishing to take part in the next set of trios should contact Russell Sherwood

Examples can be seen at https://www.iccf.com/event?id=58305


4th Individual Zonal Tournament

Russell Sherwood  Saturday, March 14, 2020

Dinand Knol, the organizer of Individual Zonal Tournament, has announced the 4th edition of IZT. There will be 12 groups of 9 players each,


Each National Federation is guaranteed to have one participant and may nominate few additional players to fill vacancies. 

Entry fee is 5 Euro per player.

This event will start with a preliminary stage consisting of groups of 9 players each in categories 1-3. 

Players can qualify for CCE, CCM and IM title norms.

The top three finishers of each group will qualify for the semi final stage in at least category 4.

Participants must have a fixed ICCF rating of between 2200 and 2375.

Start date is March,31.


Any Welsh player interested in entering should get in touch at [email protected]


Norm Watch

Russell Sherwood  Friday, March 13, 2020

Congratulations to Phillip Dean on picking up both a SIM and IM Norm in WCCF 7th Invitational

Phillip DeanSIM NormWCCF 7

6th British Web server Team Tournament Team-Player Matching List

Russell Sherwood  Sunday, March 8, 2020

To be added to the list or to make contact with a player/team on the list contact [email protected]


ICCF IDTitleNameFed2012/2 RatingComment
 810278 Rhys JonesWLS 2149 
 620778 Benjamin MajorSCOUnrated 
 160017IMJose Maria Lanz Calavia ESP2329 
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