ECF News

Yearbook correction – H&DCA

On page 162 of the 2018 ECF Yearbook, Ealing, Harrow and West London chess clubs are wrongly shown as being affiliated to the Huddersfield and…



2018 Finance Council meeting

The 2018 Finance Council meeting will take place on the afternoon of 28th April in London. The prescribed business of the meeting includes presentation by…



Changes to event registration

From 14th Feb 2018, we have changed the way in which you register events on the ECF calendar, and register a tournament with FIDE.  They…


Pay to Play in junior tournaments

Last April, the Federation’s Council, its governing body, switched away from Game Fee for junior tournaments to ‘Pay to Play’ fees. This was set at…





First IM norm for Adam C Taylor

Congratulations to FM Adam C Taylor for securing his first IM Norm at the Hastings International Chess Congress 2017/18. Adam scored 5½/9 in the Masters…


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…


Press Release January 2, 2018

King Salman Rapid and Blitz World Chess Championships The English Chess Federation regrets the absence of Israeli players from the King Salman Rapid and Blitz…


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…



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