Apart from the anachronism that Northern Ireland did not exist as a political entity in 1904, surely Northern Ireland would have been part of the territory of the Irish Chess Union since its inception (ignoring any supposed relatively recent UCU secession)? So, even if the BCF had responsibility for Ireland at some point, it would have been for Ireland as a whole? And what is the evidence for that, anyway?https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/English_Chess_Federation wrote:The English Chess Federation (ECF) is the governing chess organisation in England and is affiliated to FIDE. The ECF was formed in 2004 and was effectively a re-constitution of the extant governing body, the British Chess Federation (BCF), an organisation founded in 1904. The BCF had been set up to replace the non-functioning British Chess Association (BCA) and initially, not only governed chess in England, but also included Wales and Northern Ireland in its region of activities.
Seems like a poor written article, at best.