2016 AGM

Arora Hotel CrawleyThe 2016 AGM will take place at the Arora Hotel, Southgate Avenue, Crawley RH10 6LW starting at 1.30 p.m. on Sunday 28th August.

This is the venue for the e2e4 Crawley Late Summer Congress which is taking place from 26th to 29th AUgust.


New Chairman of the Friends

Stewart Reuben stood down as the Chairman of the Friends of Chess at the conclusion of the 2014 AGM on 12 October, following the completion of his second four year term of office.  He will remain on the Committee.

ChrisMajerStewart is succeeded by Chris Majer, who has had a distinguished career in chess administration, including a period as ECF Chief Executive.  Chris is currently Chairman of the ECF Governance Committee.  One of his main priorities for the coming year will be making progress on the charitable status initiative.

All other members of the Committee were re-elected.  Following the death of Geoff Steele earlier this year, Goatcher Chandler have been appointed as auditors

2013 AGM

The 2013 AGM will be held at the Riviera Centre Torquay (where the British Chess Championships are taking place) in the Burdett Room on Sunday 4 August 2013, starting at 14.00.  Click here for a link to the British Championships website.

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.