The Gwent Closed Championship is an annual event limited to players from Gwent or who represent Gwent Clubs. For a full list of entry criteria, please check item 15 of the constitution.

 

The current champion is Peter Varley of the Newport Chess Club.

On the sub-pages you will find all the games from recent Gwent Closed Championships.

 

Past Winners

Thanks to Peter Varley for providing the following list of past winners.

 

1948 J Fine

1949 H Pugh

1950 J Fine

1951 J Fine

1952 H Pugh

1953 H Pugh

1954 G P Moore & H Pugh

1955 ----------------

1956 J Fine & T R Perkins

1957 J Fine

1958 B V Douthwaite

1959 P J Bennett

1960 C Gilbert

1961 C Gilbert

1962 C Gilbert & T R Perkins

1963 C Gilbert

1964 H V Jones & J Williams

1965 C Gilbert & G Cadden

1966 B A Heath & J Syner

1967 R J Miles

1968 C Gilbert

1969 C Gilbert & G T Haigh

1970 D O Vaughan & D James

1971 J Williams

1972 G T Haigh

1973 D O Vaughan & R G Taylor

1974 D J Bray

1975 J A McDonnell

1976 J A McDonnell

1977 R G Taylor

1978 G H Motamedi

1979 P E Cunningham & J A McDonnell

1980 A J Anderson & G Garrett & O S Phillips

1981 J S Evans & P E Cunningham

1982 C F Morris

1983 R Coles & P E Cunningham

1984 C F Morris & D C Perrett

1985 C Dixon & R J Miles & A J Anderson

1986 P Varley

1987 C F Morris & S G James

1988 P Varley

1989 S Zeidler

1990 R J Miles & P Varley & R G Taylor

1991 P Varley & J A Gilbert

1992 J A Gilbert

1993 P A Richmond

1994 P Varley

1995 P Varley

1996 P A Richmond

1997 P Varley

1998 P Varley & J D Turner

1999 W N R Saunders & A Coles

2000 W N R Saunders

2001 I G White

2002 F May & M A Adams

2003 I Rees & M A Adams

2004 J A Gilbert & I G White & M A Adams

2005 J A Gilbert & J D Turner & P Varley

2006 J D Turner & N Beveridge & P Hatchett & P Varley

2007 Jo Thomas & J A Gilbert

2008 R G Taylor

2009 J A Gilbert & J D Turner

2010 J A Gilbert

2011 P Hatchett

2012 J A Gilbert & P Varley

2013 P Varley

2014 P Varley & R G Taylor

2015 P Varley

2016 P Varley