An adjudication panel met on Tuesday evening to consider the bids received for the ECF Academy. The panel members were Alex Holowczak (Director of Junior Chess and Education), Julie Denning (Non-Executive Director) and Tim Herring (Chairman of the Finance Committee). Malcolm Pein was co-opted as a technical adviser. Very strong and detailed bids were received, and the Panel has thanked those who submitted them.
The Panel voted to accept the bid from the UK Chess Challenge, with Alex Holowczak not voting.
Arrangements for the remainder of 2019 and for 2020 will be announced in due course.
— Alex Holowczak, ECF Director of Junior Chess & Education