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Winter Congress and Welsh U18 Champ: 30th Jan - 1st Feb: Entries

Penarth Conservative Club


Byes in brackets



James Evans, Nicholas Evans



Zane Allford (1), Walter Braun, Paul Bridges, Alex Bullen, Gareth Davies (1), Andrew Di Vetta, Robert Dineen, Peter Ehsander, Paul Hatchett, Peter Heaven, Lyn Holland, Bob Hurn, Richard S Jones, Tim Kett, Nigel Ralphs, Vaness Reid, David Rovaretti (4), Timothy Soar, Neil Stuart, Roy Thomas, David Tomboline, Dave Turner, Ernest White, Mark Whitehead, Stephen Williams 



John Cox, Daniel Jaberansari (1), Martyn Maber, Guto Neave

History of Chess in Wales

In 2008, Martyn Griffiths wrote the book "Chess in Wales" (which is still available through Chess & Bridge or Moravian Press) during which many people sent him copies of old chess photographs. Unfortunately, the publishers did not do justice to them and the quality of reproduction was poor.

He currently has a record of about 60 pre 1970 chess related photographs for Wales which he intends putting into an album for depopsit at a county archives so that the record will not be lost and will be available to all.

If there is anyone who would like to scan and send him copies of any old chess pictures they may have then he would be happy to include them in the album,  together with details of who owns the original.

Martyns email address is:   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Below is a photograph from Llanelli Chess Club in 1934.


llanelli 1934


Geoff Tyrrell Best Game Prize 2014

The deadline for entries for the 2014 award is 31 January 2015; so there is still time to nominate a game (which need not have been played by the person making the nomination). 


The detailed rules can be found here but briefly to qualify for consideration a 2014 game must be a win or a draw by a player qualified to represent Wales in a FIDE competition against a non-Welsh opponent graded over 2250 and FIDE-rated at least 150 points above the entrant at the time the game was played.


Entries should be sent to Howard Williams ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ).


The games so far identified by the judges as meeting the above criteria are in chronological order:

Read more: Geoff Tyrrell Best Game Prize 2014

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

Welsh Champion



... 1 years to go !             


Welsh Ladies