Counties Championship 2024

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Championships Schedule

24 March – Close of nominations
27 April – U1850 Preliminary Round
11 May – Open, Minor Counties, U1850 & U1450 Quarter Finals
18 May – U2050 & U1650 Quarter Finals
08 June – Semi Finals of all championships
06 July – Finals of all championships  

A decision as to the finals being held at one or more central/regional venues has not yet been taken.

Championships Results (in the ECF LMS) will appear here

Open | Minor Counties | U2050 | U1850 | U1650 | U1450 | Draws | Draws (PDF))

In the meantime …

Qualifying Competitions
These were contested by all five Unions in at least one section.  The results can be viewed here —

EastMidlands | North | South  | West

The Championships

FIDE & ECF rated (no rating limit)
Gold ECF membership required for more than one game and FIDE registration that is not Russian or Belarusian.

Minor Counties
For County teams with a maximum team average ECF rating of 2050
Bronze ECF membership required

ECF Rating Limited Sections
For County teams with players rated U2050, U1850, U1650 and U1450
Bronze ECF membership required

The 1st September monthly standard Official Original list (Blue September 2023) categories A and K determines eligibility for the purposes of the rating limited sections and team average in the Minor Counties.  Eligibility for players without such a rating will be assigned a competition rating according to their first published category K or A rating in subsequent Official Original standard lists (blue) and otherwise by the allocation of a competition estimate by the National Controller.

Rules 2023/24
County Championship Rules 2023-24

County Championship Rules 2022-23