ECF News

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…



ECF Online Finance Council Meeting April 2021

This year’s FCM takes place on Saturday April 24th online, starting at 1.30pm, via the Zoom app. The papers are here – https://www.englishchess.org.uk/about/ecf-council-and-board/ – and…


ECF Events Director

I’m delighted to announce that Shohreh Bayat has been appointed to the newly-created post of Events Director for the ECF. In this role Shohreh will…



Most recent ECF Covid-19 guidance post

Follow this link – https://www.englishchess.org.uk/covid-spring-response-pathway/ HM Government’s Covid-19 Spring Response, which comes into effect from 08/03/2021 Link – https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-response-spring-2021 PDF  – https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/963491/COVID-19_Response_-_Spring_2021.pdf HM Government’s Covid-19…


British Championships 2021

After some consideration the BCC Organisers and the ECF have decided that the 2021 British Chess Championships will not go ahead as a single event…


International Women’s Day

The official website is here – https://www.internationalwomensday.com/ … or you can follow these links – https://www.fide.com/news/977 https://www.chess.com/blog/DinaBelenkaya/international-womens-day


Shohreh Bayat – 2021 International Women of Courage award

The ECF’s own Shohreh Bayat is a thoroughly deserving recipient of the 2021 International Women of Courage award  – https://www.state.gov/2021-international-women-of-courage-award-recipients-announced/. The ceremony will be hosted…


ECF Online Grand Prix Series – starts Sunday!

The ECF Online Grand Prix series starts on Sunday 7th March with the first Online Grand Prix Blitz Tournament. Click this link – https://www.englishchess.org.uk/2021-online-grand-prix-series/



Office hours 15th-19th February

While the webmaster takes a break this week, the office manager has spread his furloughed hours over all five days to help out – you…



Arbiter courses in April

ECF Level 1 Arbiter Course Saturday 10th April 2021 1400-1600 and 1800-2100, and Sunday 11th April 2021 1400-1600 and 1800-2100 Successfully completing this course and…