ECF News

English Seniors Championships 2022

Wednesday 4th May to Sunday 8th May 2022 at the Holiday Inn Kenilworth-Warwick, 212 Abbey End, Kenilworth CV8 1ED. Over 50 – players must be…


New ECF Manager of Arbiters

After two years in post, IA Alan Atkinson (far left) is looking to move on from the ECF Manager of Arbiters role. We would like…


Membership Mondays

The ECF’s former Membership Secretary Christine Adams, who retired a while ago, has agreed to help out on Mondays with email and telephone enquiries concerning…


She Plays to Win

For the first time since 2013, we have two WIM Invitational Women’s Norm tournaments in London on 7th-11th April 2022. ECF Women’s Norm Event 2022…





Congratulations to new FIDE Arbiters

Following the decision on Arbiter title applications approved by the recent FIDE Council Meeting, England now has two more FIDE Arbiters. I am sure that…


Endgame Challenge Rerun

The ECF is scheduling a one-day Endgame Challenge Rerun on Saturday 29th January with IM Lorin D’Costa (above right) and GM Keith Arkell (above left)….


Congratulations to Harry Grieve!

Harry gained his first IM norm with a terrific score of 7/9 to take joint top spot in the Roquetas Open. Along the way he…



Changes to the ECF calendar …

… but nothing too drastic. When you visit the calendar page you’ll notice a new button (Expand) near the top of the calendar itself —…



ECF events programme page

We now have a full programme of ECF over-the-board events and National Championships running into next year (2022). These include English National Championships at standardplay,…