British Federation for Correspondence Chess

The ICCF National Federation for England

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ICCF player profile photographs

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It is now possible to have your photograph on your ICCF profile page after the last server update. Any member Federation player can now send me a JPEG picture (must be at least 200 x 200 megapixels) to; andrewdearnley@yahoo dot co dot uk along with your ICCF profile number. I will then upload it to your profile. This is a nice new feature and I encourage players to consider personalising their profile in this way. Players CANNOT upload their own photograph, it has to be actioned by myself, as ICCF delegate.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 26 November 2014 16:21 )

Duncan Chambers Retires as Secretary

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After 11 years as BFCC Secretary, Duncan Chambers has decided to retire. In recognition of his commitment & service to BFCC over that period, he has been presented with two gifts ( chess motif bookends & a quality pen) as a thank you. The photo below shows him being presented with his retirement gifts by BFCC President Richard Hall.  Thank you Duncan! Colin Cheek has taken over as BFCC Secretary & we wish him well in his new role.


Richard Hall         Duncan Chambers


County & District CC Championships 2014/15

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The three Divisions of the County & District CC Championship for 2014/15 are all now underway. Altogether, 30 teams & 240 players are involved. All team crosstables & games are now maintained on the ICCF webserver.

Division 1 (Ward-Higgs):

Division 2 (Sinclair):

Division 3 (Butler-Thomas):


Last Updated ( Wednesday, 15 October 2014 13:51 )

Chess 960 Match: Russia v Rest of the World

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The ICCF is holding this event, and England is invited to nominate five players and any reserves for this match.
           With Chess 960 events initial positions are different at each board.  At each board, two games are played, one with White pieces, one with Black pieces. Time control is 10 moves in 50 days. The games are rated in the ICCF chess 960 rating system. The start date is 1st December 2014. There is no entry fee.
        If you are interested in playing, please send your name and email address to Ian M Pheby at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to arrive by no later than 9th November 2014.


Last Updated ( Friday, 10 October 2014 08:03 )

Russian CCA 20 years Semi Final

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The Russian Federation have announced their '20 years' tournament semi final which will commence on 20th December 2014. Players who have qualified from the preliminary stage may enter free of charge. Players holding the ICCF Grandmaster or Senior International Master titles or any player rated over 2400 may enter at this  semi final stage for a fee of £8. This can be paid at this website using the 'online fee payment' button. Please use RCCA 20SF as the reference. The deadline for entries is 19th November 2014, so if you are interested in playing and have the rating, ICCF title or qualification PLEASE ACT FAST. Any player who wishes to pay by cheque instead should send it to; Andrew Dearnley, 17 Smithy Hill, Upper Denby, Huddersfield, HD8 8UH; payable to BFCC. The full announcement is Please note the ONLY way to enter is via BFCC as outlined above.


Executive Committee meeting

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The next BFCC meeting will take place in York on 25 October. All BFCC members and representatives of affiliated organisations are welcome to attend. Please contact the acting secretary for further information (d'dot'chambers'at'sheffield'dot'ac'dot'uk).


ICCF Congress 2014 in Australia - Pictures

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The ICCF (International Correspondence Chess Federation) is currently holding its Annual Congress. Every year they go to a different federation to host the event & this year it is in Sydney, Australia. Austin Lockwood of Wales is collecting the English Title Awards on our behalf - below are some pictures.





Last Updated ( Monday, 13 October 2014 11:11 )

County & District CC Championships

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All games have now finished in the Ward-Higgs (Division 1) and the Sinclair (Division 2) of the County & District CC Championship. The Ward-Higgs was won by Yorkshire; the final team table can be seen here: and all the games can be seen here:- The Sinclair was won by Yorkshire C with West Wales in 2nd place. So West Wales are promoted to the Ward-Higgs. The final team crosstable can be seen here:-  and all the games can be viewed here:-  .  Entries are currently being taken for the 2014/15 season.

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Guide to Correspondence Chess

This document, written by Neil Limbert, is an excellent introduction to correspondence chess for new players; download it from here.

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