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Chess at the Hay Festival

On the last weekend of the Hay Literary Festival (29-30 May) the WCU - along with the UK-wide Chess in Schools and Communities - were invited to run a chess tent open to all-comers. At the end of those two days I was absolutely exhausted but also delighted to have participated in an exhibition that proved massively popular and successful. 

 

From 10.00 each morning until 5.00 each afternoon we had a constant stream of visitors eager to learn the moves of the game, be taught a new opening, watch top players playing one-minute (!) chess or (mostly) just have a chance to play against one of the four of us generously, but inaccurately, billed as "The Grandmasters" !

Read more: Chess at the Hay Festival

FIDE Arbiter's Course

Anyone interested in becoming a qualified arbiter should consider attending the course in Preston over the weekend 11th to 13th September. To achieve the FA (FIDE arbiter) title, you must gain arbiters norms which include (as an essential) attending an arbiters training course and passing the open book exam included as part of the course.  Other norms can then be gained by arbiting at FIDE rated events.  There are very few of the training courses in Britain, so if you are interested in arbiting,and would like to work towards gaining the FA title, it would be worth trying to get this essential part of the qualifying procedure completed given the current opportunity. The course fees are £230 including accommodation or £90 just for the course C(if registered before 30th June) for anyone interested.  Full details are given in the Press release.

Welsh Premier League and KO Cups 2015

We congratulate Abergavenny following their success in winning this season's Welsh Premier League.

We also congratulate Morriston (Under 1800 Champions). White Knights (Under 1800 Plate Champions) and Barry (Under 1500 Champions).

 

Results of the final round of matches below

 

Read more: Welsh Premier League and KO Cups 2015

WCPL and Welsh Cups - April 2015

Results of WCPL and Cup matches held in Briton Ferry on 12th April 2015 (The games are downloadable from here)

Read more: WCPL and Welsh Cups - April 2015

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