1st North Wales FIDE Open incorporating
3rd Colwyn Bay Congress
St David's Room, Venue Cymru,
Promendade, Llandudno, LL301BB
Entry Form (see Events page)
Seniors All Play All
Live games: 5th - 11th June
For those using laptops and tablets (Anything that dosent have flash)
South Wales International Open
7th - 13th July
Park Inn Hotel, Llanedeyrn, Cardiff North
Full details can be found at: http://southwaleschess.co.uk/
1ST NORTH WALES FIDE OPEN incorporating the 3RD COLWYN BAY CHESS CONGRESS
FRI 1ST – SUN 3RD JULY 2016
Entry List (Last updated 25/06/2016)
FIDE-Rated Open [23 entries]
Richard D P Dineley ( FIDE-2259 ECF-209C )
Jonathan L B Blackburn ( FIDE-2183 ECF-197D ) Half Point Bye - R1
David Jameson ( FIDE-2125 ECF-184A WCU-2138 )
Roger de Coverly ( FIDE-2082 ECF-184A )
Michael Vidler ( WCU-2062 )
Rudy van Kemenade ( FIDE-2007 ECF-180C )
Richard B E Bryant ( FIDE-1994 ECF-181A )
Jonathan C Wells ( FIDE-1992 ECF-185A )
Chris Doran ( FIDE-1987 ECF-179A ) Half Point Bye - R1
John S Shakespeare ( FIDE-1928 ECF-170C WCU-2044 )
Robert Graham Taylor ( FIDE-1905 ECF-166A WCU-2044 )
Michael McDonagh ( FIDE-1901 ECF-168A )
Szilvia Lochte ( FIDE-1876 ECF-165A WCU-1887 )
Steven J Carr ( FIDE-1873 ECF-202B ) Half Point Bye - R1
David T Guy ( FIDE-1870 ECF-152E WCU-1863 )
James Forster ( FIDE-1841 ECF-160B )
Roger Greatorex ( FIDE-1827 ECF-146A )
Richard Betts ( FIDE-1802 ECF-155B )
Imogen Camp ( FIDE-1726 ECF-143A WCU-1785 )
Julie van Kemenade ( FIDE-1726 ECF-152D )
Andrew McCusker ( FIDE-1653 WCU-1710 )
Robin Kirkwood ( FIDE-1632 ECF-136D WCU-1743 )
Thivyaa Rahulan ( FIDE-1378 ECF-124A ) Half Point Bye - R1
Major (U160/1900) [30 entries]
Robert Clegg ( ECF-158 A )
Raymond John Gamble ( ECF-158 A )
Mark Bastow ( ECF-158 F )
Michael John O'Mahony ( ECF-157 A ) Half Point Bye - R1
Paul Carlucci ( ECF-156 A ) Half Point Bye - R1
Timothy F Woodward ( ECF-156 A )
Carl Heald ( ECF-153 A )
John Cawston ( ECF-153 A )
Dean Martin Hartley ( ECF-151 A )
Michael Ian Connor ( ECF-151 A ) Half Point Bye - R1
Graham Blackmore ( FIDE-1830 ECF-149 D ) Half Point Bye - R3
Ben Marlow ( FIDE-1809 ECF-169 E )
Stephen M Lloyd ( ECF-143 A )
Rich Wiltshir ( ECF-142 A )
Richard Szwajkun ( ECF-142 A )
George Brian Davies ( ECF-135 D WCU-1758 )
Anthony John Roberts ( ECF-137 A )
Jon E Blackburn ( ECF-135 A )
Malcolm Roberts ( ECF-132 A )
Michael A Lee ( ECF-131 A )
Timothy J Crouch ( ECF-128 A )
Dewi Jones ( ECF-126 A )
Martin Gill ( ECF-125 A )
Douglas James Barnett ( ECF-123 A ) Half Point Bye - R1
Keith Osborne ( ECF-122 A )
John Sutcliffe ( ECF-122 A ) Half Point Bye - R1
Sandra G Blackburn ( ECF-118 A )
Timothy John Soar ( ECF-117 B WCU-1649 )
Ifan Rathbone-Jones ( ECF-114 A )
Peter C Westhead ( Estimate-108 )
Minor (U120/1600) [16 entries]
Julian Hawthorne ( ECF-118 A )
Petko Petkov ( ECF-115 D WCU-1567 )
Paul R Jackson ( ECF-112 A )
Anton Petkov ( ECF-126 D WCU-1537 )
Jeff Wilson ( Estimate-110 )
Steven J Rush ( ECF-107 A )
Alan R Fraser ( ECF-106 A )
Patrick Coleman ( ECF-102 A ) Half Point Bye - R1
Susan Parry ( Estimate-100 )
Steve Szwajkun ( ECF-99 A )
Andy S Carter ( ECF-98 C )
Sarah Rowles ( ECF-96 B ) Half Point Bye - R1
Paul Doherty ( ECF-91 E ) Half Point Bye - R1
Les Hall ( ECF-80 A )
John H J Eddershaw ( ECF-75 A )
Catriona Shona Coutts ( WCU-1200 ) Half Point Bye - R1
For the third year in succession, Howell’s of Cardiff won the Welsh Primary School Championships. In this teams-of-four competition, held at Bishop Hedley High School, Merthyr Tydfil, on Saturday 25 June 2016, Howell’s won all five matches in the top-flight section to net 10 match points. Pushing them closest were The Dell, Chepstow, who lost 1.5 to 2.5 and won their other four matches. Three schools shared third place with 5 match points: The Grange, Cathedral and Sandycroft. Also competing in the top flight were Whitchurch, Ysgol Y Wern and Melin Gruffydd.
The East Glamorgan Chess Assoction AGM will be held on 28th June 2016 at Whitchurch Rugby Sports and Social Club, Samuels Crescent, Velindre Road, Cardiff, CF142TH at 7.30pm. The Agenda can be found here. The 2015 Minutes can be found here.
The West Wales Chess League AGM will be held at Briton Ferry Chess Club, Graig House, Graig Road, Briton Ferry on 16th June 2016 at 7.20pm.
Anna Boyle and Madeleine Smith, both from Chess in Schools and Communities school The Dell, Chepstow, have won a Brian Kerr Girls' Award. This bursary, worth £250, will help each of them with their chess development – and in Anna’s case, help to fund her participation in this summer’s European Union Youth Chess Championship, which is being held at Mureck, Austria.
Two Welsh juniors had notable success in the Bristol Open, held at Bristol Grammar School on 10-12 June. Playing in the Minor section (ECF grades of under 125), Caspian Fowler came joint fourth with a score 3.5/5, and netted a £40 prize for juniors. David McIntosh, playing in the same section, won a £30 share of the grading prize with 3/5.
The games from the Seniors All Play All can be downloaded from the Games page.
Final scores over 7 rounds
1. Tim Kett 5.5 2. Paul Hatchett 4.5 3. Allan Pleasants 4
4. Richard Hall, Max Zavanelli 3.5 6. Peter Heaven, Dai James 3 8. E Michael White 1
The WCU has received a request from an app developer (John Fisher who plays in the Bristol and District Chess League).
He has developed a chess database app for Iphone users (initially) and later Android users.
The app is called Chessjournal and is available for download from Apples's App Store here and costs £1.49p.
John would welcome feedback from users regarding the app.
More information can be found at the website here.
There is also a blog for the app here.
The facebook page is here.
The twitter account is here.
Several Welsh junior teams were in action during the week-end 4-5 June, including a girls under 11 team-of-eight that beat their English counterparts 9.5 – 6.5. The other win, also on Sunday, came from the Under 12s, which beat the South West 15.5 – 8.5. The Under 12s almost pulled off a remarkable victory on Saturday. Trailing 4-8 after round 1, they bounced back to win the second round 7.5 – 4.5.