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3rd Global Chess Festival

The 3rd edition of the annual Global Chess Festival (GCF) will be held on Saturday, October 14th, 2017. This year the festival in Budapest will…


York Chess Day

The York Chess Day was held at Archbishop Junior School on 7th October. 50 children attended from all over Yorkshire, and the event was opened…


Next ECF Arbiters’ course

The next ECF Arbiters’ course runs from the 18th to the 19th November 2017 at Wyboston Lakes Resort, Great North Road, Wyboston, Bedfordshire – click…


ECF Book of the Year 2017

The judges unanimously agreed on a chess book which covers nearly every aspect of chess:  history, character, ambition, styles of play, technical aspects, a rare…


ECF Club / Congress insurance

We are pleased to once again be able to provide insurance for clubs, congresses and chess tutors. Cover will run from 1st October 2017 until…


ECF Awards 2017

The ECF Awards Committee has made the following choices for awards in 2017 — President’s Awards for Services to Chess – Bryan Bainbridge (Bishop Auckland),…


ECF Elections 2017

The following candidates are confirmed as standing in the elections to be held at the 2017 AGM as a result either of exercising the right to…




EYCC 2017 – congratulations!

Congratulations to the entire squad at the EYCC2017 for their sterling perfomances. In particular, Shreyas Royal [below] and Shlok Verma [below] who came second and…


Dave Welch

You may have heard that Dave Welch was taken ill whilst arbiting in Gibraltar. He is now back in Liverpool in hospital, though he remains…


RIP Peter Poobalasingam

It came as a big shock to hear about the tragic passing of Peter Poobalasingam, aged only 27. He had his whole life ahead of…


Book of the Year 2017 – shortlist

The Short List this year contains four differing and wide ranging books reflecting the different personalities of the writers.  Two long standing world class players…


FIDE meeting annexes

FIDE has published the Agenda and Annexes for the Executive Board meeting which will be held on 13-14 October 2017 in Goynuk, Antalya, Turkey. Download…


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