Up to the January 2018 edition, the BCF/ECF Yearbook was an attempt to publish a one-stop resource for chess players, chess organisers and interested parties alike to turn to for the people, the achievements, the organisation details and the year’s reports and results for chess events in Britain, and latterly in England. The yearbook was first published sometime between 1904 and 1913 (confirmation of this is welcomed), and a new edition came out every year, as close to the start of the year as possible.

This website takes the first and last thirds of the yearbook and brings them together in one resource, which should make the information contained available to more people than ever before, and increase the accuracy of the information, as corrections and additions need only happen once – here – and can be accomplished at any time of the year, rather than just the beginning.