Chess News


Iran – FIDE suspension lifted

The sanctions regarding the Iranian Chess Federation have been lifted with effect from 2nd June, 2017. Iranian players and arbiters can participate in any tournament…


Obituary – George Dickson

George was a lovely man, thoughtful, considerate, good humoured, cheerful, reliable, intelligent, and a real gentleman. George was born in Edinburgh on 14 October 1939….



MCCU Directors honoured

Eunice and Ray Dolan, MCCU Directors, were honoured with a Walsall Borough Civic award for their work with Chess in Schools & Communities and with…


Chessable – milestone achieved!

Follow this link to learn more about one of the ECF’s advertisers and their current success story — https://www.realwire.com/releases/UK-chess-education-start-up-makes-the-right-move/



Change of venue for Durham Congress

Important change … Due to summer term scheduling issues at Durham University, the Durham County Congress (May 5th-7th 2017) has switched back from Grey College,…



GM entries for the British

The British Chess Championships, sponsored by Capital Developments Waterloo Ltd and taking place in Llandudo, Wales from Saturday 29th July to Sunday 6th August, is…


The Simpsons (feat. Magnus Carlsen)

A  new episode of The Simpsons, “The Cad and the Hat”, will be shown on SKY1 this Sunday evening at 6.30pm. In this story, Homer…


2017 Finance Council meeting

The 2017 Finance Council meeting will take place on the afternoon of 22nd April in Birmingham.  The prescribed business of the meeting includes presentation by…


Bristol Spring Congress report

The 2017 Bristol Spring Congress was held at the Bristol Grammar School on February 24th-26th 2017. There were 89 players in total in 3 sections….



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