ECF News


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…




Ukraine – statement update

The ECF Board confirms that individual players and officials with a Russian or Belarusian FIDE registration will be excluded from all ECF-organised competitions until further…


Ukraine – statement

The English Chess Federation (ECF) agrees with FIDE Council’s recently announced decision that the 44th Chess Olympiad, including the competition for players with disabilities, as…