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


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.