Welsh Chess Championship

The modern Welsh Chess Championship was inaugurated in 1955. The champion earned a place in the British Championship.

Year Men's Champion Women's Champion
1955 Arthur S. Griffiths Beryl E. F. Kenyon
1956 Briant Peter Bourne Beryl E. F. Kenyon
1957 M. E. Wise & Grahame F. Barnard Nancy Budzinski née Scott
1958 Brian V. Douthwaite N. Budzinski & Maria MacLean
1959 Donald A. Curtis not held
1960 Pat J. Bennett not held
1961 Pat J. Bennett, John Denley Mills Maria MacLean
1962 Arthur O. Jones, W. D. Newcombe not held
1963 George P. Moore Shirley Mann
1964 Graham H. Chesters Zbyzska Southall
1965 David Ian Wishart Reynolds Shirley Mills (née Mann) & C Beryl Williams
1966 David John Sully Zbyzska Southall
1967 Colin Gilbert Zbyzska Southall
1968 Arthur Howard Williams, Mikhail Gavrilovik Zbyzska Southall
1969 Mikhail Gavrilovik Zbiska Southall & Hazel Brunker
1970 Mikhail Gavrilovik, Graham H Chesters Hazel Brunker
1971 Arthur Howard Williams Zbiska Southall
1972 Arthur Howard Williams Hazel Brunker
1973 John Trevelyan, Stuart James Hutchings,
George Botterill, Moss McCarthy
Hazel Brunker
1974 Arthur Howard Williams Mary Elizabeth Davies
1975 Arthur Howard Williams Beryl Jarman
1976 John Grantley Cooper, Emmanuel M. Rayner Jane Garwell
1977 Arthur Howard Williams, John Grantley Cooper Deborah Evans
1978 John Grantley Cooper, Arthur Howard Williams Jane Garwell
1979 John Trevelyan, David John Sully Deborah Evans
1980 Arthur Howard Williams Jane Garwell
1981 Arthur Howard Williams Jane Garwell, Diana James
1982 Arthur Howard Williams Jane Anson & Hazel Brunker
1983 Stephen Collin James, Iolo Ceredig Jones,
Paul A. Lamford, Arthur Howard Williams
Jane Garwell
1984 John Grantley Cooper Lynda Powell
1985 John Grantley Cooper Hazel Brunker
1986 Arthur Howard Williams Lynda Powell
1987 Arthur Howard Williams, Moss McCarthy Diana Adams
1988 Arthur Howard Williams, Paul A. Lamford Lynda Powell
1989 Paul A. Lamford Hazel Brunker
1990 Charles F. Morris, P O'Neill, Stuart James Hutchings Hazel Brunker
1991 Arthur Howard Williams, Andrew R. Jones Deborah Cooper (née Evans, later -Quek), Jane Garwell
1992 John Grantley Cooper Jane Richmond (née Garwell)
1993 John Grantley Cooper, Arthur Howard Williams Jane Richmond (née Garwell)
1994 John Grantley Cooper, Arthur Howard Williams Jane Richmond (née Garwell)
1995 John Grantley Cooper Jane Richmond (née Garwell)
1996 John Grantley Cooper Jane Richmond (née Garwell)
1997 David H. Cummings Amanda John
1998 David H. Cummings, Andrew Dyce,
Sven Zeidler, Gareth Morris
Julie Wilson
1999 James Cobb Beryl Hughes
2000 Leighton Williams Deborah Evans-Quek (née Evans, formerly Cooper)
2001 James Cobb no contest
2002 Richard S. Jones Abigail Cast
2003 Richard S. Jones Deborah Evans-Quek
2004 Suan Evans-Quek Jane Richmond (née Garwell)
2005 Leighton Williams Olivia Smith
2006 John Trevelyan Abigail Cast
2007 James Cobb Abigail Cast
2008 Leighton Williams, James Cobb Suzy Blackburn
2009 Ioan Rees, Richard S. Jones Olivia Smith, Suzy Blackburn
2010 Richard S. Jones Olivia Smith
2011 Arthur Howard Williams, Sven Zeidler Olivia Smith
2012 Tim Kett, Richard S. Jones Suzy Blackburn
2013 Richard S. Jones Syringa Camp, Stephanie Du Toit
2014 Tim Kett Olivia Smith
2015 James Cobb Lynda Roberts (née Powell, later Smith)
2016 Tim Kett Julie Van Kemenade
2017 Allan J. Pleasants Imogen Camp, Shayanna Sivarajasingam, Venetia Sivarajasingam,
2018 Gerry Heap, David Jameson and Sven Zeidler Venetia Sivarajasingam
2019 Tim Kett Imogen A. L. Camp

The Henry Golding Individual Trophy for the Welsh Champion

ReferencesEdit

  • Staveley, Kevin (1995), Welsh Chess Union Silver Jubilee Yearbook 1995, Welsh Chess Union, p. 20 (results through 1994)
  • Whyld, Ken (1986), Chess: The Records, Guinness Books, p. 121, ISBN 0-85112-455-0 (results through 1986)
  • Crowther, Mark (31 March 2008), THE WEEK IN CHESS 699: Welsh Championship, London Chess Center
  • Crowther, Mark (20 April 2009), THE WEEK IN CHESS 754: Welsh Championship, London Chess Center
  • Men's Welsh Champions 1955–1970
  • Men's Welsh Champions from 1971
  • Ladies' Welsh Champions (1955 onwards)

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