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Welcome to the homepage of the British Women's Chess Association. The BWCA is a non-profit organisation whose aim is to promote girls' and women's chess throughout the British Isles.

Girls and women are currently massively under-represented in chess throughout the world, including the British Isles. The BWCA believes that through the provision of single-sex competitions and training events, more girls and women will be attracted into taking up, and continuing to enjoy, playing chess. Almost all of Britain's leading female chess players feel that they have benefited from this kind of positive discrimination.

The BWCA produces its magazine, Queen's File four times a year, with a mixture of national and international news, plus BWCA information.

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