Chess and Beer Evening

Hi all,

Hope you can attend next Monday’s chess and beer evening at the Star Inn, Mamhilad.

More opening theory, coaching for beginners, looking at games, Brexit discussions, North Korea, life the universe and everything. Feel free to bring along one of your games to show off or analyse. Send in your suggestions.

See you there

Mark

Dyfed Chess Congress 2017

This just in from Howard Williams (thanks Ron!) regarding the DYFED CHESS CONGRESS 2017: FISHGUARD: FEB 24-26

Dear All 

Many of you will have seen an entry form for our annual congress (and some may even have entered) but in case not there is a link to the form below (though I’ll send a paper copy to anybody who asks).  

Perhaps you could pass on this message to anybody else in your club you think may be interested. 

For those who have not played before the hotel is adjacent to the railway station and to the Rosslare ferry terminal. And as usual we try to offer generous prizes,  with in particular four grading prizes in the Open of £100 each (up from three last year) and a guaranteed first prize in the Major (under 1600) of £150. For the first time we are offering this year a Blitz Tournament on the Saturday evening which we hope to be FIDE rated.

Entries should be sent to Tony Haigh. 

Entry Form

 Happy New Year / Blwyddyn Newydd Dda

 Howard

Secretary Dyfed Chess Association

AGM

The Malpas Chess Club AGM will be held at The Usk Vale (formerly the Gladiator), Pillmawr Road, Malpas on Wednesday 7th September at 7:30pm.

An agenda has been sent via email.

 

Shoes Refurb & AGM

From Ron Williams:

Just to let you know that the ‘Shoes’ will be closed for refurbishment from Sunday 14th August.  At present I have no idea how long the closure will last but will advise you when I know more.

Dave Williams will contact you about arrangements for the AGM, which is likely to be on Wednesday, 7th September. Because of the closure of the Shoes and the large backlog of unplayed games I am extending the period for completion of the club championship until the end of the year.

Gwent Closed

From Jon Gilbert:

Dear all
Panteg House has been booked for the Gwent Closed this year
Friday 6th Nov – Sunday 8th Nov – please can you circulate within your clubs
regards, Jon

Gwent 2015 Entry Form

 

ICCF Match – 20th August

From Mark Adams:

Hi all,

 

We have a team of 9 at the moment. If you are still interested in playing please can you let me know asap.

 

Congress Site: https://congress2015.welshccf.org.uk/

 

Venue: Norwegian Church, Cardiff. http://www.norwegianchurchcardiff.com/

Time: 7.30pm start

Rate of play: 30 moves in 1 hour followed by 30 minutes to finish.

 

In no order:

Tom Brown

Alex Willis

Tim Kett

Robert Taylor

Gary Thomas

Peter Bevan

John Waterfield

Joe Fathalla

Bill Hewitt

 

Cheers

Mark

 

Gwent Closed – Panteg House

From Jon Gilbert:

Dear all

For advance info – Panteg House has been booked for the Gwent Closed this year.
Friday 6th Nov – Sunday 8th Nov – please can you circulate within your club.
Entry forms to be circulated soon.
Regards, Jon

12th South Wales International

This just in from Mark Adams:

South Wales International 11-17 July 2015

http://www.southwaleschess.co.uk

Enter Online.

 

Byes:

Can all players wishing to take bye(s), please contact Kevin Staveley

 

Norms are available.

Titled entrants so far:

Chatalbashev, Boris        GM BUL 2545

Nikolov, Momchil             GM BUL 2522

Arkell, Keith C                    GM ENG 2502

Petrov, Marian                  GM BUL 2493

Gormally, Danny W         GM ENG 2484

Wells, Peter K                    GM ENG 2448

Lauridsen, Jesper Morch FM DEN 2316

Teh, Eu Wen Aron           FM MAS 2304

Rudd, Jack                           IM ENG 2247

Marusenko, Petr              IM UKR 2192

Ivekovic, Tihana                WFM CRO 2062

 

 

Venue:

The Park Inn by Radisson, Cardiff North

Circle Way East, Llanedeyrn, CF23 9XF

The Park Inn has been used for chess tournaments for many years and offers a friendly environment outside the City Centre.

Facilities on offer can be found at http://www.parkinn.co.uk/hotel-cardiffnorth

 

Travelling into Cardiff

There is a bus stop outside the hotel. Buses run every 10-15 minutes.

 

Please forward this email to those who may be interested in playing.

 

Regards

Mark Adams

Charity Tournament 19th May

This just in from Andrew Trickey:

Hello All,

We are holding an end of season Charity Tournament on Monday 19th May, I am trying to get a full house…….or at least make a night of it for a worthy charity.

Can you pass the details of this event to members of your club/association.

http://bridgendcentralchessclub.org.uk/archives/2682
All the best
Andrew Trickey

Dyfed Chess Congress

Dear All
Many of you will have seen an entry form for our annual congress (and some may even have entered) but in case not there is a link to the form below (though I’ll send a paper copy to anybody who asks).
Perhaps you could pass on this message to anybody else you think may be interested.
For those who have not played before the hotel is adjacent to the railway station and to the Rosslare ferry terminal.
Entries should be sent to Tony Haigh.
May I wish you all a happy new year.
Howard
Secretary Dyfed Chess Association