European Seniors Team Championships 2016, Halkidiki, Greece, 18 April to 28 April 2016

Two squads have now been selected to represent Wales in the above event. 

They were formed from those responding positively to December's website announcement (see here)


Over 65 Section


Iolo Jones (Capt.)

Lloyd Powell

John Thornton

Rudy van Kemenade

Richard Miles


Over 50 Section 


Charles Morris

David James

Peter Bevan

Mark Adams (Capt.)

John Fletcher


We wish the players an enjoyable and successful tournament.


British Chess Championship 2016 Bournemouth Pavilion

The British Chess Championships are being held between 25th July – 6th August at Bournemouth Pavilion. 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 Peter Bevan 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 1stMarch 2016. 
Thank you
Peter Bevan
International Director