Last Update to:

24th May 2019 19:15

16th South Wales International Chess Festival


7th - 12th July 2019

Web Site by Mark Adams


A limited number of conditions for titled players will be available. Apply in confidence to Kevin Staveley

July 2019

Best Western Heronston Hotel and Spa

Ewenny Road

CF35 5AW

Web Site


7th - 12th July 2019


Open and Challenger's Sections


Open: A British Championship Qualifier


Challengers: Restricted to players with a National Rating of 1630 (ECF 125) 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 2019.

  • 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.

Games From 2018
Rounds 1-3

Rounds 4-6

Rounds 7-8

Titled Entrants

  GM Keith Arkell ENG

  FM Jonathan Blackburn WLS

  GM Boris Chatalbashev DEN

  IM Jose Camacho Collados KOR
  GM Nigel Davies WLS

  GM Oleg Korneev ESP

  IM Petr Marusenko UKR

  GM Grzegorz Nasuta POL

  GM Marian Petrov BUL

  IM Jack Rudd ENG

  FM Grzegorz Toczek WLS