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2017 round-up from Worcestershire Chess

John Wrench was the first recipient of the Jim Friar award for Services to Worcestershire Chess at a presentation last Wednesday at Habberley Social Club,…


British Blitz announcement

As a result of a landmark collaboration between the Chess Federations of the British Isles and tournament organisers, the ECF is pleased to announce that…


Spam from Mike Dixon

A spam email is doing the rounds from ‘Mike Dixon’, asking people to ‘Update your ECF Contact Information’ – this is spam, and is trying…





Pro-Biz Cup

A report of the Pro-Biz Cup, played on 30 Nov 2017 as a curtain-raiser to the London Chess Classic, the last event in the 2017…


RIP John Toothill

John was born in Bradford and attended Bradford Grammar School with his brother Andrew. He was a very strong chess player and moved to Kendal…



Hampshire Chess Association 2017 Congress

… at Eastleigh from the 3rd-5th November 2017 18-year old Southampton University student Michael Fernandez is the new county champion and holder of the Silver…





York Chess Day

The York Chess Day was held at Archbishop Junior School on 7th October. 50 children attended from all over Yorkshire, and the event was opened…


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