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Rating Category extensions

The lack of rated events due to the coronavirus pandemic has led to many players losing their category status based on number of games in…





Simply the Beth …

The ECF is delighted that The Queen’s Gambit, broadcast by Netflix, has proved a terrific success both with audiences and with critics. Tarjei Svensen, writing…




Cheney Under 11 tournament 24/10

— from Joseph Conlon Once upon a time – only one year ago but a world away – I ran an Oxfordshire qualifying event for…



Tiger Sharks triumph!

After this month’s results we can announce the winners of the Inaugural 2020 Worldwide Champions – Tiger Sharks (UK)! They took Stage 1 convincingly, defeating…


RIP John Calvert

I am sorry to report the death of John Calvert, a great supporter of chess and the British Championships, in August. John passed away without…


October Online Ratings are out!

Please follow the link here to see the newest online rating lists — https://englishchessonline.org.uk/monthly-ratings/


RIP Don Smedley 1933 – 2020

— from Christopher Jones I should pass on to you the sad news of the death on 12th October of Don Smedley. His is a…


AGM Election News

Following the AGM on Saturday October 17th, the ECF would like to welcome and congratulate the following ECF officers — Director of Home Chess –…