South Wales Summer Congress 2012


June 22nd - 24th


The South Wales Summer Congress and Under 18 Girls Championships were held in Rougemont School in Newport.


Congratulations to the winners:


Open -

1st Allan Pleasants (Weymouth)

2nd Juan Rodriguez (Cardiff)

Jnt 3rd Etelka Csom (St Johns), Robert Taylor (Newport), Peter Varley (Newport)


Under 18 Girls Welsh Champion - Megan Owens


The City of Newport trophy winners were Robert Tylor and Peter Varley


Major -

1st James Lavender (Newport)

Jnt 2nd - Matthew Staniforth (Penarth) , David Williams (Malpas)


Minor - 

1st David Rovaretti (Newport)

Jnt 2nd Owen Bennett (Newport), Ezala Beni (Newport), Mateusz Sieduszewski (Llangyfelach), Vas Sivarajasingam (Cardiff), Chris Smith (Thornbury), Brian Turton (Penarth), Thomas Turton (Penarth), Ken Wardle (Bridgend)



All results


Open games (some games removed at request of player)

These are in pgn format so you can open then in what ever chess viewing programme you have. eg Chessbase - save file on desktop, open Chessbase and drag and drop them in.


Some Photos:


newport-trophy-presentation      newport-winners

Newport Councillor Noel Trigg giving Congress Controller Kevin

Staveley  the new trophy he had donated for highest placed City

of Newport qualified player in the Open


James Lavender and David Rovaretti

Winners of Major and Minor

Both from Newport and County Chess club




Final round:  Allan Pleasants (3.5) v Etelka Csom (3.5)






Playing Hall



Final round: David Rovaretti v Mateusz Sieduszewski



Final round: David Williams v James Lavender










Welsh Champion





Welsh Ladies

Home Director ~ Kevin Staveley