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

Penarth Conservative Club

 

We congratulate Nicholas Evans (Welsh Under 18 Champion), Aishwarya Lutchman Singh and Shayanna Sivarajasingam (Welsh Girls U18 Champions) and also Walter Braun winner of the open and Alex Kenealy winner of the Minor

 

The games from the Open and the U18 Championships can be found in the games section of the website. 

 

 

UNDER 18 CHAMPIONSHIP

Round 1

Round 2

Round 3

Round 4

Round 5

Cross Table

OPEN

Round 1

Round 2

Round 3

Round 4

Round 5

Cross Table

MINOR

Round 1

Round 2

Round 3

Round 4

Round 5

Cross Table

 

 

British Chess Championship 2015 - University of Warwick, Coventry

The British Chess Championships are being held between 25th July – 7th August at the University of Warwick, Coventry. The Welsh Chess Union has been offered three places for this year's championships. The people selected will still have to pay the entry fee. If you are interested in playing please could you contact me, Tom Brown via the international director's email address. The places will be offered based on rating and whether the player is still qualified as a junior. The tournament is very strong so at a minimum a Welsh rating of 2000 is anticipated to be required (1800 for juniors.)

If there is sufficient demand for places a selection meeting will be held after the Welsh Championships in April. Could all those interested please let me know by 7th March 2015. 
 
Thank you.
Tom Brown
 

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

 

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