Welsh Correspondence Chess Federation

Rydym yn Ffrindiau - Amici Sumus

Rule Clarification

Russell Sherwood  Sunday, March 3, 2019

ICCF issued a rule clarification today. In simple terms, it reaffirms that a player may not consult other players during a live game, regardless of it being an Individual or Team Event. By consult, it is meant shared analysis or assessment of the position. 

The use of typical tools such as Databases, Opening books, Engines etc is acceptable, consulting other players on a specific position in a live game is not.. It is worth noting that collaboration prior to the start of an event is acceptable.

The WCCF have never encouraged our players to use these methods and is not aware of any of our players utilising them but please be cognizant of this clarification. If you are unsure of the validity of any behaviour please get in touch with the WCCF Executive Committee

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Light reading

Russell Sherwood  Sunday, March 3, 2019

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Old School

Russell Sherwood  Thursday, February 28, 2019

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Engine Free

Tournament Update: Wales-Italy Friendly

Russell Sherwood  Thursday, February 28, 2019

Interesting results in this friendly match - currently we trail 16.5-45.5, although with the significant rating differential (Well over 100 elo!)  we still have a reasonable chance of achieving our pre-match performance target of 31.5

Kudos to Maurice Macarthy, David Guy, Sean Denton for securing wins under challenging circumstances!

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Tournament Update: 11th European Team Championship - Semifinal 2

Russell Sherwood  Thursday, February 28, 2019

A quiet month with only two results but important ones for Welsh Qualification chance 11th European Team Championship - Semifinal 2

Equally as important for Welsh qualification chances are the results from 10th European Team Championship - Final  On an interesting note all the results went into Wales long term favour!

WCCC Preliminaries

Russell Sherwood  Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Good Luck to Mark Adams in WCCC43PR 9

ICCF Proposals

Russell Sherwood  Sunday, February 24, 2019

Every year ICCF rules are updated, based on the outcome of successful proposals made to Congress by member Federations and Officers. As an open, democratic National Federation the WCCF encourage our players to contribute to this process.

If you have any ideas on processes or rules that could be better get in touch with the WCCF Committee and if viable, we will look to develop these into proposals.

Bill Flew Memorial Tournament

Austin Lockwood  Friday, February 22, 2019

This tournament has now started on the ICCF webserver.


Good luck to all players, and a warm welcome to Bill's sons, Nick and Paul Flew.


Bill Flew Memorial Tournament

Austin Lockwood  Thursday, February 7, 2019

There is still time to enter the Bill Flew Memorial Tournament (see attached flier); any player who knew Bill or played against him (correspondence or OTB) is very welcome to sign up, please email [email protected] 

The following players have signed up so far:

810272 Nick Flew
810273 Paul Flew
810233 Paul Scott
810248 Bob Hurn
810259 Sean Denton
810183 Ian Jones
810202 Helen Sherwood
810212 Alex Sherwood
810197 Vaughan Thomas
810133 Adam May
810102 David Guy
810075 Marc Wakeham
810177 Arthur Wilding
810187 Mark Wilson
810268 Maurice McCarthy
810209 Gareth Yeo
810161 Russell Sherwood
810251 Tim Soar
810162 David Roberts


Updated Sunday, February 17, 2019 by Austin Lockwood

IM Norm and Title for Austin Lockwood

Russell Sherwood  Thursday, February 14, 2019

Austin Lockwood picks up his final IM Norm and pending approval, the IM Title in 11th European Team Championship - Semifinal 2 Board 2

The win put the Welsh team in this event in a strong postion for qualification for the finals.

Here is the win that completed the Norm


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