Welsh Correspondence Chess Federation

Rydym yn Ffrindiau - Amici Sumus

6th British Web server Team Tournament

Russell Sherwood  Sunday, March 8, 2020

The Welsh Correspondence Chess Federation (WCCF) are pleased to announce that entries for the Sixth British Webserver Team Tournament are now open; this tournament will start on 12th April 2020. The entry fee remains £20.00 per team. Entries should be sent to [email protected] and include the team name and the names, board numbers, and ICCF ID numbers of the team captain and each of the four players. The closing date for entries is Friday 10th April 2020. We will inform you of payment arrangements on receipt of your entry.

The full rules of the tournament are available on the WCCF website:


There are two significant changes from the 5th season.

  1. Guaranteed time of 3 days per move will be utilised. (In simple terms this means that a player cannot be “timed out” as long as they make a move every 3 days)
  2. Only 1 player in the team is required to be British registered (Welsh, Scottish or English)

We will be operating a Player-Team matching service, so any team looking for player or players look for a team should contact make contact on the address above.


Division One

  • Champions: Y Gweilch NiMo
  • Relegated: ICCF Warriors and BCCA Sovereigns

Division Two

  • Champions: BCCA Kings
  • Promoted: BCCA Kings and Civil Service A
  • Relegated: Natcor A and White Rose B

Division Three

  • Champions: Schach Dragons
  • Promoted: Schach Dragons and Herts and Minds 
  • Relegated: BCCA Endgamers and Civil Service B

Division Four A

  • Champions: BCCA Tacticians
  • Promoted: BCCA Tacticians and Social CCA B

Division Four B

  • Champions: BCCA Cavaliers
  • Promoted: BCCA Cavaliers and BCCA Bishops


Please note that each team should include at least one player playing under the flag of Wales, Scotland, England, Northern Ireland, or a British crown dependency or overseas territory; there are no restrictions on the nationalities of the other two players. Returning teams should include at least two members from Season Four, or they will be considered to be a new team.

New teams are very welcome, and will normally start in the lowest division, however the WCCF Executive Committee reserve the right to allocate teams to higher divisions should it be merited.

For further information, please do not hesitate to contact me at [email protected]

Russell Sherwood

WCCF Treasurer



11th Euro Team Championships Final

Russell Sherwood  Thursday, March 5, 2020

To be confirmed but recent results appear to have qualified Wales for the 11th Euro Team Championship Final.  We are in good company with Scotland also qualifying from Group 1. Sadly England were unable to progress, finishing 6th in our group.







ICCF Congress, 2020

Austin Lockwood  Tuesday, March 3, 2020

ICCF is now soliciting proposals for the 2020 Congress, to be held in Glasgow from 23-27 August.  The list of proposals for discussion and voting at Congress can be seen here:


WCCF is a democratic ICCF member federation, with an open and transparent decision making process; Premium members may submit their ideas and suggestions to the Executive Committee to be considered for official Welsh submissions to ICCF Congress.  This is your opportunity to use your voice and to influence change for the better.

The deadline for submitting proposals is 23rd June; WCCF will then run a consultation with Premium members to determine which of the proposals we will support with our vote.

ICCF Congress

Norm Watch

Russell Sherwood  Sunday, March 1, 2020

Congratulations to Adam Davies on picking up his 2nd  CCM Norm  (and CCM Title)  in States and Regions CCC 2019 Division One Board 2

Adam DaviesCCM TitleNormwatch

Happy St David's Day

Russell Sherwood  Sunday, March 1, 2020

Friendlies Round Up

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Canada Friendly

Russell Sherwood  Friday, February 28, 2020

We are organising a small friendly match with our Canadian Friends. We hope to field 20 boards and due to the small numbers involved we they will be paired as closely as possible on rating. Time control is to be confirmed but will Time Control will be Triple Block utilising guaranteed 3 day reflection time after Move 50. If you are interested please get in touch by 8th of March 2020 Andrew Smith WCCF Friendly Match Coordinator
Friendly Match

Friendly Match Coordinator

Russell Sherwood  Friday, February 28, 2020

We are pleased to announced Andrew Smith has accepted the challenge of WCCF Friendly match coordinator.

We wish him well in his endeavours!

Andrew's first event will be a match with our friends in Canada.


Andrew SmithFriendlies

First Welsh International Open

Austin Lockwood  Sunday, February 9, 2020

The First Welsh International Open has just launched on the ICCF website, consisting of thirteen groups of seven players.


The winners and runners up of each section will progress to the semi-finals in February 2022.

Good luck to all players in this event!

Welsh International Open

Only one week remaining to enter the Welsh International Open!

Austin Lockwood  Sunday, February 2, 2020

This will be a large international tournament with three rounds (Preliminary, Semi-Final and Final); there will be prizes for winners in each round.  Players of all standards are encouraged to enter.

Entry for WCCF premium and international members is free!

See the attached flier for details.


Welsh International Open
Welsh Correspondence Chess FederationBritish Correspondence Chess AssociationSchemingMind Internet Correspondence Chess ClubSocial Correspondence Chess AssociationNational Correspondence Chess ClubWelsh Chess UnionInternational Correspondence Chess Association