ECF News

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…




Recent allegations made online

The ECF is aware of historical and serious allegations which have recently been made public by a female chess player regarding highly inappropriate behaviour from…


ECF AGM 2023 – call for nominations

Nominations are invited for the positions detailed below, which will be the subject of elections to be held at the Annual General Meeting on 14th…


ECF AGM 2023 – call for motions

The 2023 Annual General Meeting will be held on Saturday 14th October 2023 and will meet at 1 Spinningfields Square, Manchester M3 3AP with access…



BCC 2023 commentary on YouTube

IM Adam Hunt and GM Danny Gormally’s commentary for all nine rounds of the British Chess Championships is now available on the ECF’s YouTube channel…


BCC Winners!

Congratulations to Michael Adams on winning the British Chess Championships and to Lan Yao, winner of the British Women’s Championship, who also gained a WGM…