ECA Officials

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.

Mailing Groups

We have the following mailing groups on the essexchess domain:

ECA executive
Financial Sub-Committee
Essex League Clubs
County teams captains, including the Assistant Match Captain
League Management Committee
Rules Committee
Essex Online

Contact Form

To contact any of these Mailing Groups or any of the Officials listed below, please use the ECA Contact Form from the Directory tab.

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.

Links: Job Descriptions | Vacancies


President: Ian Hunnable

Chair: Colin Ramage

General Secretary: John Chapman

Assistant General Secretary: Steve Wedlock

Treasurer: Fred Whitefield

Match Captain: Mark Murrell

Assistant Match Captain: Vacant

Correspondence Match Captain: Steve Abbott

League Secretary: David Millward

Tournament Secretary: Ian Hunnable

Grader: David Millward

Publicity Officer: Ian Hunnable

Junior Organiser: Robin Slade

Webmaster: Ian Hunnable

Safeguarding Officer: Mark Murrell

Elected Executive Members:

Malcom Crane

Tom Barton

Team Captains

Open Captain: Mark Murrell

U180 Captain: Paul Kenning

U160 Captain: Simon Moth

U140 Captain: Peter Nickals

U120 Captain: Malcolm Crane

U100 Captain: Malcolm Crane

Assistant Match Captain: Vacant

Committees and Delegates/Representatives

League Management Committee: David Millward, Aidan Corish, Ian MacLachlan, Colin Ramage and Gavin Hughes.

Finance Sub-Committee: Les Groombridge, Malcolm Crane and David Smith.

Rules Committee: Ian Hunnable, David Millward, Les Groombridge and Mark Murrell.

Essex Summer Rapid Team Knockout Controller: Ian Hunnable

Essex Online: Ian Hunnable, Mark Murrell, Tom Barton

BCF and ECF delegate: Mark Murrell

SCCU Executive representative: Mark Murrell


Auditor: Syd Kalinsky

Hon Life Members: Steve Abbott, John Cooke, Ian Hunnable, R. Jessop, Syd Kalinsky, Richard Manning, David Millward, Dr Jonathan Penrose, Colin Ramage, Joe Rosenberg, John Sargent, David Smith, Geoff Smith, Ivor Smith, Roy Watts, Stephen Wedlock, Norman Went and Terry Whitton.