Five players from Pembrokeshire entered the 54th West Wales chess congress at Pontlliw this month.

All acquitted themselves well and enjoyed the weekend's chess.

With just over 80 entrants in total, Pembrokeshire players won two of the three sections with Alexis Harakis Fide Master winning the prestigious Open section and Scott Hammett the Major Section both with 4.5/5 points.

Young Yaroslav Sharhorodskyi (14) had 3.5/5 points and has a very bright future ahead of him.

The Club who play in Steynton are delighted that they have gained some young players recently and new members who are all progressing well and enjoying playing.

Scott Hammett
Scott Hammett (Pic supplied)

Alexis is also a First Class coach involved in the Welsh Junior set up and and its great to see a Junior Tournament (Primary School age) being held at Redhill School on Saturday, December 2, with 35 children entered so far from nine Pembrokeshire schools.

Please see link below if interested in entering (closing date November 24)

Pembrokeshire Chess Club would welcome enquiries and new members and cater for all abilities. Please contact: Martin Jones on [email protected] or 07884384131.