ICCF Congress 2024

Welsh Correspondence Chess Federation | Ffederasiwn Cymru Gwyddbwyll drwy Ohebiaeth

Llandudno, Wales, 11-15 August 2024

Excursions and Events

Sunday 11 August

Tour of the Penderyn Distillery

We will be taking a tour of the Penderyn Distillery on Lloyd Street around lunchtime (between the EB and MC meetings).  All Congress attendees are welcome to join the tour, however availability is limited and places must be booked in advance with WCCF and paid for (further details and price to be announced).

Welcome Party

Join us at the Imperial Hotel for our welcome party; a buffet meal and limited complimentary drinks will be provided.  It may be necessary to charge a small fee for attendees who are not delegates, ICCF officials, members of WCCF or their partners; this will be announced in advance.

Monday 12 August

After the welcome ceremony and presentation of awards, accompanying persons are encouraged to explore the locality, perhaps taking a ride on the open topped tour bus around the Great Orme and Conwy, which can be boarded opposite the pier.

In the evening, you may join us for an hour of indoor axe throwing! - Availability will be limited and places must be booked in advance and paid for.

Tuesday 13 August


We will be spending the day in Llandudno, possible visits include the Mostyn Gallery, Llandudno Museum, the Home Front Museum, or weather and time permitting, a trip up the Great Orme on the Great Orme Tramway or the cable cars.  From the Orme we can visit the Bronze Age Copper Mines or the 6th Century St Tudno's Church.

Wednesday 14 August


We will be visiting the historic Roman city of Chester, on the English side of the Anglo-Welsh border.  Please meet in the lobby of the Imperial Hotel at 09:15.

If the business of Congress has finished on Tuesday, we will request a larger bus so that delegates and officials may also participate in this excursion.

Places are limited by the number of seats on the bus, please inform the Congress organisers in advance if you wish to participate in this excursion.

The bus will drop you in Chester where you will be free to explore the city.

Chester has plenty of bars and cafes where you can find lunch.

Thursday 15 August

Portmeirion and Beddgelert

We will be visiting the baroque style folly village Portmeirion, designed and built by Sir Clough William-Ellis between 1925 and 1975.  Entry to the attraction will be provided, but attendees must provide their own lunch (there are restaurants at the attraction, or the Imperial Hotel can provide you with a packed lunch).

The 1967 TV series, The Prisoner, starring Patrick McGoohan, was filmed at Portmeirion and can be found on some of the usual online streaming services (Amazon Prime, FreeVee, Roku, Plex, and others) or online here.  It would be fun to watch some episodes before visiting "The Village".

ICCF Banquet

The ICCF Banquet will take place in the Imperial Hotel at 20:00.

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