Last Update
13th Mar 2018

15th South Wales International Chess Festival


7th - 12th July 2018


Website is now accepting entries.

A limited number of conditions for titled players will be available.

Apply in confidence to:

Kevin Staveley.
+44 (0) 1443 772750

July 2018

Radisson Park Inn Hotel

Cardiff North

Circle Way Easy,


Cardiff CF23 9XF


7th - 12th July 2018


Open and Challenger's Sections


Open: A British Championship Qualifier


Challengers: Restricted to players with a National Rating of 1600 (ECF 121) or Below

Tournament Director: Kevin Staveley

57, Treharne St., Cwmparc,

Rhondda. CF42 6LH


Tel: +44 (0) 1443 772750



Chief Arbiter: Peter Purland I.A.


Guaranteed Minimum Prizes


Open Section

  • 1st £1000
  • 2nd £600
  • 3rd £400
  • 4th £250
  • Best non GM and titled £200
  • Best non titled (and 2101-2300) £150
  • Best non titled (and 1901 - 2100) £150
  • Best non titled (and below 1901) £125
  • Best Welsh Junior £100
  • Best non Welsh Junior £100

 Juniors must be under 18 on 1st January 2018.

  • Best Welsh Player (U2100) £100

 For players who have not won any of the above prizes


Challenger's Section

Prizes will depend on the number of entries and will be announced at the event.

Reduced Entry Fees

Enter before June 1st for reduced entry fees.


Game of the tournament 2017
Play though an incredible game here

Titled Entrants

  • Arkell, Keith GM ENG
  • Chatalbashev, Boris GM BUL
  • Lauridsen, Jesper FM DEN
  • Marusenko, Petr IM UKR
  • Petrov, Marian GM BUL
  • Rudd, Jack IM ENG
  • Turner, Matthew GM SCO