Welsh Correspondence Chess Federation

Rydym yn Ffrindiau - Amici Sumus

Nadolig Llawen a Blwyddyn Newydd Dda

Russell Sherwood  Monday, December 23, 2019

From all involved with the WCCF : Nadolig Llawen a Blwyddyn Newydd Dda

Bdf Invitational 2020

Russell Sherwood  Tuesday, December 17, 2019

We have been invited to nominate players for three of the German Invitational events of 2020. If you meet the required rating (or expect to), are Welsh flagged and a Welsh premium member

In 2020 BdF is organising several invitational tournaments. They will start on 19 June 2020, but it is planned to bring the tournaments onto the server already at the beginning of April 2020.


I am pleased to invite players from your federation to the following tournaments.


The events are typically between 13 and 17 players and utilise traditional time controls, typically 10/50

If you are interested get in touch at [email protected]

BDF Invitationals

WCCF Christmas Special Tournament

Russell Sherwood  Tuesday, December 17, 2019

We are pleased to announce a special tournament, free but only open to WCCF Welsh flagged premium members who are rated below 2,100 or have completed fewer than 12 games on the 2020/1 list (if you want to play and are not a premium member you know what to do!).

7 Players, 6 games. Traditional 10/50 time control, start date 27/12/2019.

If you would like to play, please get in touch with the WCCF Secretary ([email protected]) - qualified players will be allocated on a strictly "first come, first served" basis.

Tournament AnnouncmentWCCF Christmas Special

European Team Cup

Russell Sherwood  Tuesday, December 17, 2019

The draw has taken place and our first round opponents are........Sweden!


ICCF World Championship Preliminaries

Russell Sherwood  Monday, December 16, 2019

The next cycle has been announced https://www.iccf.com/message?message=1327

Any Welsh flagged player above 2250 on 2020/1 list  should register their interest with Russell Sherwood


CCM Title to Glyn Sinnett

Russell Sherwood  Sunday, December 8, 2019

After achieving the additional required Norm in States and Regions CCC 2019 Division One, Glyn picks up the CCM Title (and a career-high CC rating at the same time).

This was a resilient performance, achieved despite a defeat to Spanish GM Mercadal Benjamin.

Here we see Glyn in form against Top seed IM Ingersol

CCM TitleGlyn Sinnett

IM Title for Ian Jones

Russell Sherwood  Sunday, December 1, 2019

With a solid finish in 7th Webchess Open Tournament Semifinal 9  Ian Jones has secured his 2nd and final IM Norm, gaining him the title and becoming Wales 7th IM recipient!


Ian JonesIM TitleNormwatch

Counties & Districts 2020

Russell Sherwood  Sunday, November 24, 2019

The annual Counties and Districts Tournament is now upon us, 

WCCF will again facilitate the formation and player allocation for Welsh Teams.

Last season West and East Wales both fielded Teams in the Top tier. It is the hope that this season we can reinstate "B" teams as well.

In addition to this, we would hope to facilitate the formation of a North Wales Team.

CDCCC is played in teams of 8 players but each individual only players 2 games against a single opponent - so 2 games in total which can fit into anyone's game load!


Ward Higgs   https://www.iccf.com/event?id=76232

Sinclair      https://www.iccf.com/event?id=76231

Butler - Thomas   https://www.iccf.com/event?id=76229

We do ask that anyone taking part in these teams gives them sufficient attention - we do not want to see players who have lost games in 3 days having played 50 moves!

If you are interested in taking part please get in touch by December 15th , indicating your preference in relation to Team.allocation.


Russell Sherwood

WCCF International Secretary





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2019 WCCF AGM Minutes

Austin Lockwood  Monday, November 18, 2019

Draft minutes of the 2019 WCCF AGM, held in Abergavenny on 9th November, are attached to this post.

Highlights include:

  • New Welsh International Open to be played on a two year cycle opposite the Welsh Championship
  • British Webserver Team Tournament and States and Regions both to move to a two year cylcle and be played in alternate years
  • A new team event to be offered to WCU Chess Clubs as an introduction to CC, starting in July 2020


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