2016 Welsh Championships sponsored by Chessmaze International

Congratulations to Tim Kett, winner of the 2016 Welsh Championships, with a score of 6/7. This is Tim’s third title, having won it outright in 2014 and sharing the title with Richard Jones in 2012. Congratulations also to Julie Van Kemenade, winner of the Welsh Ladies Championship with a score of 3/7.


Taking second place in the Championships was FM Sven Zeidler, and five players shared third: Thomas Brown, Juan Talavera Rodriguez, David Jameson, Peter Eshander, and Ben Thomas.

The highest score in the Championships section decided the winners of the under 21 and under 18s title for 2016. Ben Thomas netted both, with a score of 4.5/7. Sharing the under 16 title, with scores of 4/7 in the Open were Venetia Sivarajasingam, Shayanna Sivarajasingam and Imogen Camp.

The 2015 Tom Weston Open/Major Championship was won by GM Matthew Turner, who scored a perfect 7/7. As he is not Welsh-qualified, the Tom Weston shield is won by the highest placed Welsh qualified player. This year's award goes to Charles Summers, who scored 5/7, finishing in joint second place with Dominic Gibbs. Grading prizes were won by Paul Bridges, Guy Wagner, Sam Jukes, Roy Thomas, Shayanna Sivarajasingam, Venetia Sivarajasingam and Bill Hunt

In the John Bishop Memorial Championship, the winner was Jake Hurley (6/7). Mohamed Binesmael (5.5/7) came second and Richard Livermore (5/7) third. The grading prize was won by Stephen Bonutto.


All games from the Welsh Championship can be downloaded from here.


 Tim Kett, winner of the 2016 Welsh Championships, with a score of 6/7


 Julie Van Kemenade, winner of the 

Welsh Ladies Championship 


 FM Sven Zeidler came second in the Welsh Championships


 Five players shared third in the Welsh Championships: From the left

Ben Thomas, David Jameson, Thomas Brown, Juan Rodriguez, and Peter Ehsander (not pictured)


Ben Thomas is Welsh Under 18 and

Welsh Under 21 Champion



Venetia Sivarajasingam, Shayanna Sivarajasingam and

Imogen Camp are joint winners of the Welsh Under 16 title



GM Matthew Turner won the

Open Championships



The Tom Watson shield is won by

Charles Summers



  Jake Hurley won the John Bishop Memorial Championship,

with Mohamed Binesmael netting second place


 Stephen Bonutto (Grading Prize winner in Minor) and Richard Livermore 3rd  in Minor


 Tim Kett collected the Geoff Tyrrell prize on

the first day of the championships