Welsh Correspondence Chess Federation

Rydym yn Ffrindiau - Amici Sumus

2022 Membership Subscriptions

Austin Lockwood  Monday, November 22, 2021

We are now accepting Premium and International membership subscriptions for 2022, please see here for the benefits of membership.

To subscribe, please log onto this page and make your payment via PayPal if possible; if you would prefer to send a cheque, please contact the treasurer at [email protected]

We have reduced the cost of International membership to £5.00 for 2022.


Tournament Completion: Welsh Championship Qualification A 2021

Russell Sherwood  Sunday, November 21, 2021

Congratulations to Tom Gunn in winning Welsh Championship Qualification A 2021   and securing a place in the next Championships


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CCE Norm and Title for David Phillip Morgan

Russell Sherwood  Friday, November 19, 2021

Congratulations to David Phillip Morgan on achieving their 2nd CCE Norm in WCCF 12th Invitational

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The Preliminaries of the First Welsh International Open are Complete

Austin Lockwood  Thursday, November 18, 2021

The preliminaries of the First Welsh International Open have now been completed; the winner and first runner up from each of the 13 sections will qualify for the semi-finals, starting in February 2022.

The winner of each preliminary section will receive a prize of £10.00 GBP (shared if joint winners); We will soon be contacting each of the qualifiers to confirm their participation in the semi-final.

Congratulations to the following qualifiers (prize winners shown in bold):

SectionQualifiersTournament Director
Section 1Potrata, Janko; Baroin, BernardSmith, Andrew
Section 2Nyberg, Wilfred; Morgan, David Philip; Jeute, Volkmar Peter; Dědina, MiroslavSmith, Andrew
Section 3Muljadi, Paul; Krüger, Hilmar*Smith, Andrew
Section 4Smith, Richard; Dunning, StephenWakeham, Marc R.
Section 5Suihko, Kalervo; Mohammed, Fayez; Krüger, Hilmar*Wakeham, Marc R.
Section 6Klemm, Robert; Cleto Jr., Dirceu; Kostanjšek, ZorkoWakeham, Marc R.
Section 7Fluit, Johnny; Sherwood, RussellLorenz, Bernhard
Section 8Akrill, Richard; Rivas Maceda, Juan; Jones, RhysLorenz, Bernhard
Section 9Walton, John C.; Warchoł, DariuszLorenz, Bernhard
Section 10Haidenbauer, Dietmar; Sánchez Carol, Jesús; Sherwood, HelenSherwood, Russell
Section 11Frič, Ľuboš; Paluch, AndrzejAkrill, Richard
Section 12Cumming, David R.*; Gulbis, Harijs; Vegjeleki, Adolf; Åberg, Lars-ErikAkrill, Richard
Section 13Keevil, Paul; Cumming, David R.*Hipwell, Colin

* Double qualification, only one semi-final place available.

Welsh International Open

960 Team

Russell Sherwood  Sunday, November 14, 2021

We are looking to arrange another 960 Friendly match. If any Welsh player is interested in taking part, please get in touch


Friendly Match Start: Wales v England

Russell Sherwood  Sunday, November 14, 2021

An interesting Friendly match with England has commenced on 37 Boards

Despite giving away almost 25 elo per board on average, which reduces the target-line to 34.5-35, this looks to be an intriguing encounter, due to the mix of players on both teams.


5th Interzonal Individual Tournament

Russell Sherwood  Sunday, November 14, 2021

We have received details of the event below. If you wish to considered for the event, please let me know ASAP. Preference will be given to Premium members.

Note: We are only able to nominate Welsh Flagged players

5th Interzonal Individual Tournament


The time has come for the 5th Inter Zonal Individual Tournament Invitation to be arranged.

The purpose of this event is to develop the spirit of Amici Sumus among players

worldwide (in all ICCF Zones) and to provide opportunities to qualify for title norms.

Players can qualify for CCE, CCM and IM title norms.

The format is groups of 9 players each in category 1 – 3. The details are as follows:

Participants must have a fixed ICCF rating of between 2200 and 2375.

Time control will be the standard 50 days per 10 moves.

The entrance fee is 5 Euro per player.

The top three finishers of each group will qualify for the semi final stage in at least

category 4.

The closing date for entries is 30 November 2021 and the tournament will start on 20

December 2021.


Any National Federation may nominate 2 players plus up to 5 reserve players.




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Russell Sherwood  Thursday, November 11, 2021

Congratulations to Helen Sherwood on winning her section in ICCF Lockdown Open Preliminaries Section 8  , a half point ahead of the opposition.


Tournament Start

Russell Sherwood  Thursday, November 11, 2021

Good Luck to Gareth Yeo in the interesting Category 8  CCCA-100 Invitational A 2 , marking the Canadian Correspondence Chess Association's 100th anniversary!


CCE Norm and Title for Jon Coles

Russell Sherwood  Friday, November 5, 2021

Congratulations to Jon Coles for achieving the 3rd Norm and Title in WCCF 12th Invitational

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