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A brand-new WCM

Congratulations to Akshaya Kalaiyalahan of Nonsuch School in Surrey who has qualified for the WCM title at the 2014 Olympiad in Tromso by virtue of her 50% score for the England team. Ironically, she had also recently qualified for the title when her rating went over 2000 for the first time. Akshaya was the 2013 [...]

Sharon Daniel – congratulations

Congratulations to eleven-year-old Sharon Daniel of Bolton Girls’ School who won the 2014 Child Genius show broadcast on Channel 4. Sharon was the British Under 11 Girls Chess Champion in 2013 and represented England at the 2013 World Youth in the United Arab Emirates. She is also part of the Manchester A team in the [...]

Whatley vs Vallejo Pons

Congratulations to Stephen Whatley who defeated grandmaster Francisco Vallejo Pons the Spanish number one and world number 51 rated player in a simultaneous display held at the public launch of, a new online chess platform based in Gibraltar.

Stephen has just completed his first year as a chess scholar at Millfield school in Somerset. [...]

Day 9 – final report from Kavala

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ECF Under 18 County Championships

- report by Neill Cooper (ECF Secondary School Co-ordinator and Wilson’s School teacher)

This year the ECF U18 County Championships were held at Wilson’s School, Wallington on Sunday 29th June 2014. There were two events, a twelve board Open Championship and a six board grade limited Minor tournament. Most of the [...]