Female players, your chance to represent England on 28th May!

Jovanka Houska, 9 times British Ladies Champion

On 28th May there will be an online event in which any and all English women and girls can represent their country.   You don’t have to fight for a place – the more on the team the better!

Below is a recent post on Facebook by Jovanka Houska calls for  female chess players to participate.  Please pass it on to anyone who might be keen to play.


Jovi Houska

Calling ALL English Women and girls chess PLAYERS!

There is an all All female chess match between Federations taking place on Thursday 21st and Thursday 28th May. The tournament starts at 18.30 and is open to women and girls of ALL levels (even beginners). The more women and girls in our team the better!

England is in Group B and our opponents will be Austria, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Portugal.
In order to play, you MUST do the following:

# Have a LiChess account (if you don’t have one – sign up for one -it’s free!).
# join the England team using the following link:

Joining the England team is very simple. Click on the link and click the button “Request to join”.
Don’t forget to solve the one-move checkmate puzzle at the end of the request!!

Once you have requested to join the group please [Facebook] PM me your Lichess account name and ECF membership number (if you have one) so that one of our team leaders can approve your participation and (if you wish) enter you in the competition.

We will also be hosting friendly training tournaments TBA in the team forum page, so even if you are unable to play in the matches on Thursday, you are still very welcome to join the team!

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