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World Youth and Cadets Championships 2015: Meet the team


A delegation of 21 players, accompanied by 4 coaches and led by Andrew Camp will be attending the World Youth and Cadets Chess Championships. These are held in Porto Carras, Greece, from 24 October to 6 November.

Read more: World Youth and Cadets Championships 2015: Meet the team

2016 WELSH UNDER 11, 10, 9 and 8 CHAMPIONSHIPS

To play in these sections a player must be Welsh Qualified and have scored 4 or more in at least one of the following:

  1. For Welsh Under 11 Championship - 2015 Welsh Under 9 or Under 10 Championships
  2. For Welsh Under 10 Championship – 2015 Welsh Under 8 or Under 9 Championships
  3. For Welsh Under 9 Championship - 2015 Welsh Under 8 Championship
  4. One of the qualifying competitions: (to be held during the Autumn of 2015)

17th October – Colwyn Bay        17th October – Port Talbot (Taibach)

14th November – Monmouth     28th November - Cardiff


In addition to the above the Junior Organisers of East Glamorgan, Gwent, North Wales, West Wales and the WCU Junior Director each have one nomination for the Under 11, 10, 9 and 8 Championships



This section is restricted to players who are Welsh qualified and have NOT qualified for the same age group Championship.



Read more: 2016 WELSH UNDER 11, 10, 9 and 8 CHAMPIONSHIPS

Monmouth to host a new event for juniors: An ECF Under 13 Open

On Saturday 14 November, The Grange, Monmouth, will host a regional qualifier of a new event, the ECF Under 13 Open. This competition is open to teams-of-four, is designed to bridge the gap between the under 11 and under 19 ECF opens, and is for children in year 8 and below. The winner and the runner-up will go through to national finals, which will be played before Easter 2016. The competition will start at 11 a.m., will involve four rounds, and players will have 40 minutes on the clock.


Schools that are interested in entering one or more teams should contact Richard Stevenson ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )


Note that the Welsh Secondary Schools Championships will take place a fortnight after this, on Saturday 28 November.

Terafinal successes in 2015

At the Terafinal of the Delancey UK Schools Chess Challenge there were four players from Wales, with Imogen Camp placing highest. She came joint 14th with a score of 11/18 (three points for a win, one point for a draw). Ethan Chung and Ifan Rathbone-Jones both scored 6 points, and Duncan MacDonald 4 points.


Welsh players also produced promising results in the Challengers sections that run simultaneously. The highest scores came from Emily Wang and Merlin Davies, who both netted 9 points. Also picking up points and gaining valuable experience at this level were Harrison Postans, Hiya Ray, Ashika Shahmeeran, and Dylan Meek.

Junior chess activities are generously supported by a

 grant from the

Welsh Assembly