ECF Juniors

Shreyas Royal – U14 champion

Shreyas Royal – U14 champion

9-yr-old Shreyas Royal (above, lower right) played in the West of England Junior Chess Championships over the weekend of 17-18 February 2018 at Swindon. He played in the Under 14 ...
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Chess Academy Weekend – report

Chess Academy Weekend – report

The first ECF study weekend of 2018 kicked off on January 6th at the Holiday Inn in Coventry. This event marked the beginning of the Academy's third year, at the ...
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ECF Chess Academy News

ECF Chess Academy News

On the weekend of January 6th - 7th, the ECF Chess Academy welcomed the new 2018 cohort of students. The ECF Chess Academy has now reached its targeted enrolment of ...
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Junior Selection Policy / Expression of Interest 2018

Junior Selection Policy / Expression of Interest 2018

Click the link above or here to read the new selection policy for events in 2018, and for the Expression of Interest forms for the new year ...
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traciThe English Chess Federation (ECF) is the governing chess organisation in England and is affiliated to FIDE – welcome to its Junior section! Traci Whitfield is the Director of Junior Chess & Education for the ECF [email]

Click these links to see the current English Youth Champions, the British Junior Champions, the County Youth Champions and the Junior Rapidplay Champions
Playing for England
Follow this link to see the teams and read the reports from the World Youth, the European Youth and more … or click for the current Junior Selection Policy, Expression of Interest form and the Coaches Expression of Interest form
Play Chess
Click for the English Chess Federation calendar, find your grade here, your FIDE rating here, the Master Points system here and the World Chess calendar here
English Youth Grand Prix
Click here for the English Youth Grand Prix, EYGP rules and the Tournament Performance Calculator. The current EYGP standings can be found here
Information for organisers of junior events included in the EYGP
The ECF Chess Academy
Find the Prospectus here and the Elite Junior Player Programmes page here
International Programme application form – here
[NOTE – please read about the programme in the prospectus first]
Elite Junior Player reports
Girls’ Chess
ECF NW Girls’ Rapidplay 2016 | ECF SE Girls’ Rapidplay 2017
Counties & Clubs
Click for Counties U18/U13 | Click the link for the Junior Club map
Schools etc.
Click for Secondary School rapidplay reports, Secondary School news and Chess Leadership Schools
In addition – EPSCA, UKCC, CSC and the  National Chess Junior Squad
Junior Contacts / Support
Junior contacts, the Junior Directorate Bursary Fund and the John Robinson Youth Chess Trust
FIDE Academies
Applications for endorsement
Please note – the links to external websites on this page are being provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only; they do not constitute an endorsement or an approval by the ECF of any of the products and services available or opinions expressed on or accuracy of these other websites.
In addition, the ECF does not endorse, support or accept any liability for any junior international teams run by other organisations.
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