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Intercontinental ChessKid FIDE Challenge 2!

FIDE is pleased to announce that following the tremendous success of the first edition, the Intercontinental ChessKid FIDE Challenge will return. The second edition will…


Arbiter course in June

ECF Level 1 Arbiter Course Course dates/schedule – five Monday evenings from 7.00pm to 9.00pm | 7th June; 14th June; 21st June; 28th June; 5th…



New ECF/GoMembership Scheme launches

The English Chess Federation (ECF) have partnered with GoMembership to provide thousands of discounts on offer from over 270 of your favourite online and high…


Latest COVID-19 information

The latest COVID-19 information can be found here, along with amended ECF tournament rules, which now include hybrid events! [image courtesy of the Wall Street…


Return of OTB chess in Sheffield

— from Geoff Brown, General Secretary, Sheffield & District Chess Association Face-to-face chess returned to Sheffield last Sunday for the first time in over a…


ECF Yearbook 2021 available to order!

The Yearbook 2021 hard copy version is now available to order – £15.50 for members, £17.50 for non-members! You can find the online order form…


Lara & Alex

ECF Chief Arbiter, Lara Barnes, and Scotland’s Principal Arbiter, Alex McFarlane, were joined in a civil partnership on the 12th of April in Alnwick, Northumberland…


British Online Chess Championships II

The British Online Chess Championships 2 is now confirmed for 24th July to 8th August 2021. Further details and entry form are here – https://www.englishchess.org.uk/british-online-chess-championships-2021/


ECF Chess for All Festival

The ECF Chess for All Festival will take place from Sunday 30th May to Friday 4th June, including coaching sessions, simuls and tournaments. Further details…


A new type of newsletter from the ECF

This month, in addition to the normal email version of the monthly ECF newsletter, we’ve added a little extra. Within the Editor’s introduction, you’ll find…


ECF / ChessKid launch

I am very pleased to announce that the ECF has arranged a partnership with ChessKid – https://www.chesskid.com/. This is the best software tool on the…


Gold members email error …

The membership mailing system has let me down this morning and sent the Gold members email to many people with no Gold membership. Please, if…