Iolo Ceredig Jones

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Iolo Ceredig Jones

Iolo Ceredig Jones (born 2 August 1947)[1] is a Welsh former international chess player born in Llandysul.[2] He is notable as the co-author of the only Welsh language chess manual, A chwaraei di wyddbwyll?, which he wrote with his father, T. Llew Jones.[3]

Jones was the joint Welsh champion in 1982–3.[2] He competed for Wales at 14 consecutive Chess Olympiads between 1972 and 1998 and won a gold medal for his performance at the 1990 Olympiad at Novi Sad, Yugoslavia.[4] In 2011 he took a break from retirement and participated in the European Team Chess Championship for the Welsh team.

He is also the brother of the political activist and writer, Emyr Llewelyn.


  1. ^ "Iolo Ceredig Jones, games archive". New In Chess. 
  2. ^ a b Whyld, Ken (1986), Chess: The Records, Guinness Books, p. 146, ISBN 0-85112-455-0 
  3. ^ "Gêmau Iolo Ceredig Jones" (in Welsh). 
  4. ^ Olympiad record for Jones, Iolo at