Jonathan Hawkins

The Friends provided financial support to Jonathan Hawkins as he sought the final GM norm that he needed to obtain the title in the FIDE Open at the London Chess Classic and in the Masters Tournament at the Hastings Chess Congress. Continue reading


Women’s Invitational Event at the London Chess Classic

The Friends will again be supporting in 2012 the Women’s Invitational Event which Lawrence Cooper is organising as one of the Festival Events at the London Chess Classic. This will be a 10 player all play all taking place between 1 and 9 December.  The entrants are: Continue reading

The Friends have a new Secretary

At the 2012 AGM held at Rotary District HQ in York Gate, London on 28 October, John Philpott stood down as Secretary of the Friends after 14 years and was replaced by David Smith, a long standing Committee member and a winner of the the ECF President’s award for services to chess.

Going forward, all membership enquiries and requests for support should be directed to David, whose contact details can be found here.