17th European Individual Women Chess Championship, 26 May - 8 June 2016, Mamaia, Romania




DEADLINE 15th March 2016


Details have today been received regarding the 17th European Individual Women Chess Championship, 26 May - 8 June 2016, Mamaia, Romania.


This event is open to all women qualified to represent the WCU in international competion. Fyll details of the event can be found here.


As the registration deadline for this event is 1st April 2016, the deadline for expressions of interest is 15th March 2016.


Peter Bevan


Director of International Chess

Welsh Girls' Championships 2016

by John D Thornton (arbiter)


Inglefield House in Monmouth was as usual the comfortable venue for the girls' championships.  Kevin Thomas had done his customary sterling work in ensuring a good number of players from the school, with an overall total of 40 entries, only one failing to make it on the day.  This year he was rewarded with a new star Xanthe Harris, who was winner of the U9 championship with 5/5.


As usual it would have been unkind to turn away entries on the day, having made the trek to Monmouth, and as usual most of these arrived close to the start time, which makes sorting out all the different age group tournaments rather a problem.  In the end we finished with 6 player all-play-alls in the U9, the U10 and the U11 age groups; the U8s was a 12 player Swiss tournament; and the only combined event being the U12 and U14s running as a 9 player Swiss.


Read more: Welsh Girls' Championships 2016

Howell’s cruise into ECF Girls’ National Finals

The English Chess Federation National Schools Girls Championship is the top chess UK tournament for teams of girls. On Sunday two teams from Howell’s Juniors and one team from the Seniors took part in the Southern UK semi-final and all three teams of three players qualified for the Final. This event will take place over two days during the Easter holidays and will be hosted by St.Catherine’s School, near Guildford.

Read more: Howell’s cruise into ECF Girls’ National Finals 


GM Hou Yifan

Women's World Champion