NB Any Offices marked as “Vacant” are being covered by other Officers on a temporary basis until individuals for those positions can be appointed. Communications sent to the email addresses indicated will accordingly receive appropriate attention. For more information on vacancies see the Vacancies page, via the menu, left.
We have the following mailing groups on the essexchess domain:
Essex League Clubs
County teams captains, including the Assistant Match Captain
League Management Committee
To contact any of these Mailing Groups or any of the Officials listed below, please use the ECA Contact Form from the Directory tab above.
Job Descriptions, Vacancies
The Association is always interested to hear from members willing to assist in the running of its activities. If you would like to help the Association in some way, please speak to any of the Officers.
Prospective candidates should read the Job Descriptions to see what each post entails before putting themselves forward.
Details of currently available positions are given on the Vacancies page.
President: Ian Hunnable
Chair: Colin Ramage
General Secretary: John Chapman
Assistant General Secretary: Steve Wedlock
Treasurer: Les Crane
Match Captain: Vacant – contact Secretary
Assistant Match Captain: Vacant – contact Secretary
Webserver Chess Match Captain: Steve Abbott
League Secretary: John Davenport
Tournament Secretary: Vacant – contact Secretary
Rating Officer: David Millward
Publicity Officer and Webmaster: Ian Hunnable
Junior Organiser: Robin Slade
Safeguarding Officer: Mark Murrell
Elected Executive Members:
Open Captain: Mark Murrell
U2050 Captain: Paul Kenning
U1850 Captain: Peter Nickals
U1650 Captain: Malcolm Crane
U1450 Captain: Malcolm Crane
The above team captains are the incumbents for the 2022-23 Season. Captains for the 2023-24 Season will be appointed by the Executive at its meeting on 10 August 2023.
Committees and Delegates/Representatives
League Management Committee: Tom Barton, David Millward, Aidan Corish, Ian MacLachlan, Colin Ramage and Gavin Hughes.
Finance Sub-Committee: Les Crane, Malcolm Crane, Steve Wedlock and John Chapman.
Rules Committee: Ian Hunnable, Tom Barton, Mark Murrell and Joe Rosenberg.
Essex Summer Rapid Team Knockout Controller: Ian Hunnable
Essex Online: Ian Hunnable, Mark Murrell, Tom Barton (there are no current ECA online activities).
BCF and ECF delegate: Mark Murrell
SCCU Executive representative: Mark Murrell
Online Fair Play Committee: Mark Murrell (Chair), Tom Barton, Edison Figueroa, Andrew Lewis.
125th Anniversary Committee: Mark Murrell (Chair) plus others for Mark to co-opt.
Auditor: Steve Abbott
Hon Life Members: Steve Abbott, John Cooke, Ian Hunnable, R. Jessop, Richard Manning, David Millward, Colin Ramage, Joe Rosenberg, John Sargent, David Smith, Ivor Smith, Roy Watts, Stephen Wedlock, Norman Went and Terry Whitton.