The English Chess Federation regularly update their website at https://www.englishchess.org.uk/, a good place to visit and keep on top of the latest news relevant to players. A selection of recent news relevant to Hampshire players –
English Chess Grades have been updated, the latest rating list is online.
The Federation are introducing a new membership system. ECF expect to be sending out renewal notices, which will include the details you need to log on to the new system and links to instructions, around 7th August.
The ECF are delighted to announce the appointment of Helen Frostick as Manager of Female Social Media.
An exciting new event featuring eight 15-round qualifying Swiss tournaments played in different cities around the United Kingdom on Saturday, 8th September, with the top two players in each qualifier qualifying for the Final on Saturday 1st December 2018. Both Finals and the qualifiers combined will have a total prize fund in excess of £5,000.
The English Olympiad Teams have been announced.
Open – Michael Adams, David Howell, Gawain Jones, Luke McShane, Nick Pert with John Nunn as non-playing captain
Women – Jovanka Houska, Dagne Ciuksyte, Akshaya Kalaiyalahan, Sue Maroroa, Louise Head with Lorin D’Costa as non-playing captain