I have assembled the links within these pages by searching the net myself. It quickly became apparent that many of the links on other chess sites are broken. This is not surprising given that sites are set up, expanded, redesigned and abandoned in line with the enthusiasms of their designers. It seems inevitable then that the collection of links here will also over time prove to be inaccurate, though it is my intention to fight this and to continue to look for new links. I am of course more than happy to receive new links.
There are several layers within the organisation of chess in England.
At the top is the National Body, the English Chess Federation, which has
Seven Constituent Units: London, Manchester and five Unions which are amalgams of
County Associations, which together with some District Associations run Leagues and other competitions for the benefit of both clubs and individuals. My thoughts on Club websites are available here.
Individual players are expected to support financially the whole of this structure. Not surprisingly this expectation is not uniformally appreciated, and as fees have increased some sections of the chess community have opted out of providing support to the higher levels.
There is also a calendar of congresses organised by any of the above (or indeed other) organisations, and it is my intention to include a section on these in due course. I am not however taking bets on how long 'in due course' will turn out to be.