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South Wales Autumn Congress: 10th-12th October 2014, Pencoed

See below for results and pairings, and go to the games section of the website for all the Open Section games.


Results below

Read more: South Wales Autumn Congress: 10th-12th October 2014, Pencoed

South Wales Rapidplay 2014

We congratulate Tim Kett, winner of the above event.


As part of the event the Welsh Ladies Rapidplay Champion and Welsh under 18 Rapidplay Champions were crowned.

We congratulate Olivia Smith (Ladies Champion) and Stephanie Du Toit and Thomas Turton (Joint U18 Rapidplay Champions) 


Introducing Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz – Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge and New Patron of the Welsh Chess Union


I have had the pleasure of knowing Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz since 1988 when I chose a research project supervised by him as a final year undergraduate, before becoming his PhD student the next year at the University of Cambridge. He has been the inspiration for my career in research and we have continued to stay in touch. I am delighted to introduce him as our Patron.

Read more: Introducing Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz – Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge and...

Possible Welsh Seniors' Championship

With FIDE reducing the qualification age for Seniors to 50 or over, the Welsh Chess Union is considering organising a Welsh Seniors Championship over the Whitsun bank holiday weekend (or week) in 2015.

In order to get an idea of the preferred format for the event those qualified are invited to give opinion on the following to Kevin Staveley by the end of September 2014.


Length of event: 

(i)           6 rounds over 4 days beginning Friday evening 22nd May and finishing Monday 25th May. Single round on Friday and Sunday and double rounds on Saturday and Monday


(ii)           7 rounds with 1 round per day starting on Saturday, 23rd May and finishing Friday 29th May. Rounds would start at 2.30 pm


Please e-mail comments to Kevin at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Welsh Champion



... 1 years to go !             


Welsh Ladies