Welsh Correspondence Chess Federation

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Double Trouble

Russell Sherwood  Tuesday, May 7, 2019

The British Ladies Correspondence Chess Championship 2017/18 concluded with a tie fo 1st place between pre-event favourites, LGM Helen Sherwood (WLS) and LGM Dawn Williamson (ENG)

On the same day, Helen achieved a minimum of shared 1st place in the 2018/19 event, with a likely shared 1st place, also again with LGM Williamson!


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British Correspondence Chess Championship 2017-2019

Russell Sherwood  Tuesday, May 7, 2019


A strong Welsh performance in this event from Gareth Yeo in 2nd place and Ian Jones in 3rd, both following Praveen Rallabandi in 1st place.

Great play from both Gareth and Ian, with Ian reversing the result with Russell Sherwood from the previous year.

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Entries are now being accepted for the 2019 Welsh Correspondence Chess Championship

Austin Lockwood  Sunday, May 5, 2019

The 2019 WCCC will start on 7th June.

Entry is free for all WCCF Premium Members, please send your name and ICCF ID to [email protected] before 1st June 2019.

Please note that in order to qualify for the WCCC, you must play under the Welsh flag in ICCF.

If you do not have an ICCF ID, please visit https://iccf.com/ and follow the "New Player" link (there is no fee to register as a Welsh player on ICCF); we usually aim to confirm the accounts of new Welsh players within two days.

Once you have a confirmed ICCF account, upgrade to WCCF Premium Membership is quick and easy using PayPal; log onto https://welshccf.org.uk/ using your usual ICCF ID and password. From the menu in the right-hand corner of the screen, select "My Membership" - from there you can pay £5.00 for membership using PayPal, and this will be confirmed immediately.

The rules of the championship are available here:


Previous winners are listed here:


Please send any enquires to [email protected]

Austin Lockwood

WCCF Secretary

Norm Watch

Russell Sherwood  Saturday, May 4, 2019

Hot on the heels of his IM Title, Gareth Yeo has both joined and become the front runner in the SIM Title race with a Norm in George Pyrich Memorial Section 2

Below is the win that crossed the line!

Tournament Update: 2nd States and Regions

Russell Sherwood  Sunday, April 28, 2019

Despite the start date not being until the 1st of May, the play has been brisk with 8 games completed in the 1st Division and 34 in the Second. Unusually for modern Correspondence Chess over 50% of the games have been decisive.

The offer of Norms on all boards in this popular and well-received tournament seems to have prompted positive play and planning for the next renewal is underway, considering that enquires have already been received!

States and Regions CCC 2019 Division One

Still plenty of manoeuvring taking place. Stand out result so far is Sherwood - Vivante- Sowter 1-0, with some poison found in an off-beat Nimzo-Indian line, although still a while before this game becomes public! 

States and Regions CCC 2019 Division Two

Early days but Wes Wales Dragons (Jean, Scott, Denton and Smith) are  the standout team so far 


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Austin Lockwood  Saturday, April 13, 2019

The 300th follower of the WCCF Twitter account signed up this weekend (not bad, as we still have fewer than 100 members!).

For anyone with an interest in the articles published on this website, Twitter is a great way of keeping up to date - sign up here:


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IM TItle

Russell Sherwood  Friday, April 12, 2019

Congratulations go to Gareth Yeo on achieving thee ICCF IM Title with a fine Norm in WS/GMN/64  

Gareth took the hard route to the title, achieving three Norms to gather the necessary games. In achieving the Title, Gaeth took the Welsh IM count to six!

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States and Regions Correspondence Chess Championship

Austin Lockwood  Monday, April 8, 2019

Season Two of The States and Regions Correspondence Chess Championship has now started.



There are two divisions, with 15 teams being in each division; title norms are available on all boards, ranging from Category Six on Board One of the First Division to Minor Category B on Board Four of the Second Divison, so we do hope to see plenty of title norms emerging from this event.

There are nine Welsh teams, four each from England, Cuba and USA, two from Austria and Slovenia, and one each from Denmark, Spain, Germany, Italy and Panama; so this really is an international event!

Of the 120 players participating, we have 1 GM, 5 SIMs, 6 IMs, 29 CCM/LGMs and 24 CCE/LIMs.

WCCF wish all teams and players the best of luck, and hope that everyone enjoys their games.

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