Welsh Correspondence Chess Federation

Rydym yn Ffrindiau - Amici Sumus

The Chess Player's Alice

Austin Lockwood  Saturday, February 1, 2020

The Clergy Correspondence Chess Club have released The Chess Player's Alice, by The Reverend Ivor Davies (1923-2005).

Ivor Davies was the Vicar of Hay-on-Wye for nearly 20 years, and was a Canon of Brecon Cathedral.  He was the founder of the CCCC in 1967, and the club continues to this day. The Chess Player's Alice is a whimsical analysis of the famous chess game from Lewis Carol's Alice through the Looking-Glass.

Attendees at the Llandudno ICCF Congress may recognise the book from their delegate packs.

The book can be obtained from The Rev'd. Bruce Carlin, email: [email protected] for £4.00 (or £3.50 for WCCF members).

Welsh International Open, Current Entries

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British Correspondence Championship 2018/20

Austin Lockwood  Monday, January 27, 2020

The 2018/20 BCCC completed recently; another outstanding performance by Praveen Kumar Rallabandi (9.5/14), a player surely destined for a stellar career in CC, ensured that he retained the title.  Second and third were Brian Thompson and yours truly, separated only by the controversial Baumbach tiebreak.


The British Championship is the premium individual CC event in the UK and is organised jointly by the national federations of Wales, Scotland and England. British players of all levels are encouraged to enter.


Euro Team Cup - Part 1

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ICCF Congress 2020

Austin Lockwood  Friday, January 24, 2020

The annual ICCF Congress will be organised this year by our sister federation, the Scottish Correspondence Chess Association, and held in Clydebank near Glasgow from 23-27 August 2020.

There will be an award presentation ceremony on the morning of Monday 24th August.  Any Welsh player who has earned an ICCF title since the last Congress, and who wishes to travel to Glasgow to officially receive their certificate and medal should register their attendance on the Congress website, here:


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Welsh Correspondence Chess Championship

Austin Lockwood  Thursday, January 9, 2020

Congratulations to Russell Sherwood on winning the Second WCCF Welsh Correspondence Chess Championship!

Runners up were Nick Bishop in second place, and Paul Scott in third.  Well played all!



The First Welsh International Open Correspondence Chess Championship

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WCCF Trios started

Russell Sherwood  Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Trios 34,35,36 and 37 have started.....


Next Cycle expected to start March 2020



Welsh Trios

WCCF Trios

Russell Sherwood  Tuesday, December 24, 2019

The next cycleset of WCCF Trios will commence in January. 

Two trios are included in the annual Premium/International membership.

Further Trios and the cost to non-premium/international members is £5.00 (which is the same price as Premium membership)

Note: Now WCCF Trios and ICCF approved International members are allowed to take part.

If you want to take part in the next cycle get in touch at leanthinker at hotmail.co.uk



WCCF 2019 Christmas Special Tournament

Russell Sherwood  Monday, December 23, 2019

has started......https://www.iccf.com/event?id=83366

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