ECF News

European Club Cup for Women – medals

Congratulations to Jovanka Houska (second from the right) & Lan Yao (centre)  on winning board medals at the 2023 European Club Cup for Women in…


Membership Options – summary of findings

ECF Members were contacted by email and asked to vote for their preferred membership option between: Option 1 – Single adult membership combining Gold, Silver…


RIP Geoff Gammon

It is with great sadness that I need to let you know of the death of FIDE Arbiter Geoff Gammon. Geoff was a great arbiter…


ECF Book of the Year 2023

The four books on this year’s short list illustrated the wide range of current chess publishing which made the final choice difficult. The book chosen…




UK Open Blitz Championships 2023

Entries are now open for the regional qualifiers for the UK Open Blitz Championships 2023! The Championships will follow the format used in previous years. There…


ECF 2023 Award Winners announced

This year saw a large number of entries for the awards. The winners have now been announced. Together with their citations, all the winning entries…


England Open Team Announcement

We are pleased to announce the England Open team for the forthcoming European Team Chess Championship is – GM Nikita Vitiugov 2719 GM David Howell…


England Women’s Team Announcement

We are pleased to announce that England Women’s team for the European Team Chess Championship is — IM Jovanka Houska 2340 IM Harriet Hunt 2316…



ECF Book of the Year Shortlist

The Short List this year contains four books covering widely differing aspects of chess, but also in differing sizes ranging from the compact to very…