The ECF has doubled the prize fund available for the 2018 English Women’s Championship, which will be held later this summer – this has increased from £1000 to £2000.
Speaking about the increase, Chris Fegan, ECF Director of Women’s Chess said,
‘I am delighted that I have been able to find extra money for the prize fund for the English Women’s Championship 2018. This will hopefully act as an extra incentive to more women to enter. This new money quickly follows the massive increase in funds which were allocated for women at the 2018 British Championships in Hull, and shows that the ECF is putting its money where its mouth is in supporting women’s chess in England.’
We are also making structural changes and other key policy changes, which will be made public over the coming period.
More details and online entry here – https://www.englishchess.org.uk/english-womens-championships-2018/