Eric started his chess career through school and local clubs at the age of 6. He has competed all the way from the school to the international level with a peak ECF rating of 1985. Tournament highlights include participating in the English Primary Schools Chess Association competition; the National Schools Chess Championship; the Hampstead Weekend Congress (1st U135 Section Jan 2019); the Reykjavik Open 2022, the San Leo Open 2022 (2nd U2000 section) and the Maastricht Open 2023 (1st B section).
Eric has been a chess coach for more than 3 years, holding a FIDE licence as a National Instructor and recognised by the English Chess Federation at Level 2 of their Registered Coaches Scheme. He has a wide range of experience teaching children from ages 4-14, from complete beginners to nationally competitive players. His first-hand experiences in both the grassroots junior scene and later as an ‘adult improver’ come across in his lessons that impart both the theoretical and practical elements of becoming a successful chess player.