The English Chess Federation (ECF) is the governing chess organisation in England. Read about the ECF and what they do.

The ECF have an England Juniors chess team, which competes in several tournaments throughout the year. Somerset Juniors represented England at the European Schools Chess Championships in Romania in May-June 2019. The ECF Junior England team selection policy is published on the ECF website.

The ECF administrate the ECF Gradings, which are currently updated every 6 months. You can find the latest gradings on the ECF Gradings database website.

The ECF also organise the annual British Chess Championships. There are many age and grading categories. Somerset Junior players take part in these Championships each year, and if you have any questions about taking part, then contact us and we will try our best to help.