Chess News

CSC Teesside Library Project

Chess in Schools and Communities are very keen to work with all libraries across the UK and want to help libraries add chess to their…


ECF office closure

Owing to staff holidays and the Sunday finish of the British Chess Championships, the ECF office will be closed on Monday 7th August, and will…


Rothay Manor Chess Holiday

Thanks to all the participants at the 9th Chess Holiday held at Rothay Manor Hotel Ambleside, nestled in the heart of the Lake District, from…


200th Anniversary of club chess in Britain

Wednesday 3rd September 1817 – an extremely historic date in British chess. That evening a group of local chess enthusiasts met at the Albion Hotel in Piccadilly, Manchester (unfortunately…


New grades are out!

Click the link to find out how your new grade measures up – http://www.ecfgrading.org.uk/new/menu.php



RIP Simon Woodcock

— from Bill O’Rourke Simon Woodcock, senior officer of the Lancashire Chess Association, passed away suddenly on Monday July 17th. Simon had been fighting cancer….


Chess making a classroom comeback

Follow this link to enjoy a recent ITV/Tyne Tees television article on chess – http://www.itv.com/news/tyne-tees/update/2017-07-18/chess-making-a-classroom-comeback/


The chess library

The library stock has now been moved from the store in Eastbourne to our new office on the first floor of The Watch Oak. I…


RIP Andrew Paulson

Andrew Paulson, the founder of Agon Limited and the man with a vision for the growth of top-level chess, died Tuesday from cancer. He was…


ECU School Chess Teacher training course

The European Chess Union established its Education Commission in 2014 to lead the development of Chess in Schools across Europe. It has recently launched a…


David Rumens RIP

— from Stewart Reuben David Edward Rumens 23rd September 1939 – 8th July 2017 Dave passed away peacefully on Saturday 8 July. Until about four…



Pimlico Summer Tournament

The flourishing Pimlico Chess Club in Central London holds an annual open tournament to close the season. It’s a five round Swiss played over five…


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