ECF News

BCET Awards 2022 – a reminder

A reminder that the deadline for nominations and citations for the BCET Awards is 31st May 2022. Please send these to John Wickham j.r.wickham@btinternet.com as…



Attn. League and Club Secretaries

This is just a friendly reminder that ECF will be charging game fee (£18 adult, £6 junior) to leagues and clubs who send in non-members’…



ECF Marathon for Ukraine – results

The English Chess Federation’s 24-hour charity marathon for Ukraine took place over the weekend of 02/04 to 03/04 on Chess.com to raise funds for the…


ECF Women’s Norm Event 2022/She Plays To Win

Follow these links — https://chess24.com/en/watch/live-tournaments/ecf-womens-norm-event-2022#live https://chess24.com/en/watch/live-tournaments/1st-she-plays-to-win-international-2022#live (image courtesy of Netflix)


Junior Development Pathway consultation

Junior chess remains extremely popular in England with a thriving educational and competitive scene. There are many organisations and service providers including for profits, charities…




ECF Yearbook 2022

The ECF Yearbook 2022 is now available. Features this year include — Ravi Haria – England’s Newest GM; Chess in the Time of Coronavirus; Guildford’s…


Hosting Ukrainian refugees

The ECF is working with the Ukrainian Chess Federation to help Ukrainian refugees who wish to come to the UK. Any ECF members who are…



ECF memberships – Ukraine

The ECF Directors at their recent Board meeting agreed that the ECF will until further notice offer free ECF membership to all Ukrainians with a…