Junior News

Alan Merry – IM!

Alan Merry’s International Master title has been confirmed by FIDE – well done, Alan! Alan is the first member of the ECF Chess Academy’s Junior…



ECF NW Girls Rapidplay Championship

— from Matt Bridgeman, Manager of Girls’ Chess The first ECF North West Girls Rapidplay Championship was a new event to the junior calendar. It…



English Youth Grand Prix 2016-17

The English Youth Grand Prix 2016-17 is now underway with twenty-four titles available from ages 7-18 years old, a prize of £100 for each winner…


NSCC U11 Final 2016

The Hall School are ECF U11 Champions 2016! Congratulations to the children of The Hall School, London, who had a convincing victory in the ECF…


NSCC U19 Final 2016

Places – summary 1st – Reading School 2nd – Hampton School 3rd – Millfield School; 4th – RGS Guildford; 5th – King Edward VI Chelmsford;…



Elite Junior Players

Are you actively seeking an IM, WIM, GM or WGM title and aged under 21? Applications are invited for elite player programmes worth £1000.00 each….


Akshaya Kalaiyalahan – FM

Congratulations to Akshaya Kalaiyalahan [above, picture by John Upham] on having just been awarded her FM title by FIDE. This title is well deserved, and follows…


ECF Player of the Year

Anum Sheikh is the ECF Player of the Year 2015/16! Congratulations, Anum! The competition attracted 242 votes, by comparison with 230 last year, and clearly…


ECF Junior County Championship 2016

The ECF Junior County Championship 2016 was hosted by Sussex at Brighton College on 26th June. Despite clashing with the European Schools Chess Championships in…




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