Chess News

ECF Elections 2017

The following candidates are confirmed as standing in the elections to be held at the 2017 AGM as a result either of exercising the right to…



RIP Peter Poobalasingam

It came as a big shock to hear about the tragic passing of Peter Poobalasingam, aged only 27. He had his whole life ahead of…


FIDE meeting annexes

FIDE has published the Agenda and Annexes for the Executive Board meeting which will be held on 13-14 October 2017 in Goynuk, Antalya, Turkey. Download…


WCA Closed Congress

Worcestershire Chess Association Closed Congress was held 19th & 20th August at The King’s School Worcester. The 2017 Individual champion is Kevin Hurney (Greenlands and South…


Keith Arkell wins MCCU tournament

13th August 2017 — In the open, GM Keith Arkell (Halesowen) was first on 4½ followed by Peter Sowray and Conor Murphy on 4 points….



Silver for Team GB!

Athletics? No, chess solving! The British team took the silver medal in the 2017 World Chess Solving Championship.  The GB trio of Nunn, Mestel and…



CSC Teesside Library Project

Chess in Schools and Communities are very keen to work with all libraries across the UK and want to help libraries add chess to their…


ECF office closure

Owing to staff holidays and the Sunday finish of the British Chess Championships, the ECF office will be closed on Monday 7th August, and will…


Rothay Manor Chess Holiday

Thanks to all the participants at the 9th Chess Holiday held at Rothay Manor Hotel Ambleside, nestled in the heart of the Lake District, from…


200th Anniversary of club chess in Britain

Wednesday 3rd September 1817 – an extremely historic date in British chess. That evening a group of local chess enthusiasts met at the Albion Hotel in Piccadilly, Manchester (unfortunately…


New grades are out!

Click the link to find out how your new grade measures up – http://www.ecfgrading.org.uk/new/menu.php


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