Calendar

In this time of COVID-19 …
If you find an event that appears to be taking place in person rather than online – PLEASE CHECK WITH THE ORGANISERS! It may be that they have simply neglected to let us know that their event is cancelled, or it may be taking place under strict pandemic rules and conditions which you’ll need to know about before attending to play, but they may have not told us! Please check first.

The calendar is now sortable by category and by tag, both at the top of the calendar. You can use the button at the foot of the calendar to add this calendar to your own (Google, Apple, Timely etc). The print button at the top will print the page you’re on. Clicking on the main calendar bar (top left) allows you to choose a date to jump to. PLEASE NOTE – where an event is marked as ‘ALL DAY’ it may be best to check with the organisers in case they have not submitted a start and/or end time to us. To submit your event to the ECF calendar – https://britchess.wufoo.com/forms/submit-your-event-ecf-fide/
To submit your online event for online rating click here – https://britchess.wufoo.com/forms/register-your-event-for-ecf-online-rating/
This will be picked up and added to the ECF calendar as well if you tick the relevant box.

For a PDF of the ECF Event Calendar (updated every 4-6 weeks) – click here (PDF updated December 2021)
Official FIDE events … http://www.fide.com/calendar … and worldwide chess events from the FIDE website – http://www.fide.com/calendar/tournaments.html
To submit your FIDE-rated event to the FIDE Events Calendar, click this link – https://www.fide.com/calendar/tournaments.html?view=calendar&task=uregister

An amber wheelchair (below) means that the venue has at least some disability-friendly aspects, whereas a green wheelchair (also below) means it’s particularly so. In all cases, but especially where no badge is evident, PLEASE contact the organisers for more details …


The links to external websites within the calendar are being provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only; they do not constitute an endorsement or an approval by the ECF of any of the products and services available or opinions expressed on or accuracy of these other websites …

Dec
3
Fri
2021
London Chess Classic Masters @ Cavendish Conference Centre, Duchess Mews, London
Dec 3 @ 12:00 pm – Dec 9 @ 4:00 pm

Contact: Shohreh Bayat Email: Shohreh_b1987@yahoo.com Web: https://www.londonchessclassic.com/ [MAP] The tournament will be played according to the Scheveningen System in 6 rounds (two games against each opponent).
Participants

• Three GMs from England
• Three GMs from the rest of the world

More info at https://www.londonchessclassic.com/scheveningen.html

Dec
11
Sat
2021
Oxted December FIDE Standard OPEN @ Oxted Library 12 Gresham Road Oxted Surrey
Dec 11 @ 10:00 am – Dec 12 @ 7:00 pm

Contact: Maria Damodaran Email: mariadamodaran@gmail.com [MAP] FIDE Standard 90 minutes + 30 seconds increment; Saturday 2 rounds; Sunday 2 rounds; Entry fee £25 {£20 for FIDE rated >=2000} | Entry form

Dec
17
Fri
2021
2nd EJCOA Forest Hall IM Tournament @ Forest Hall Social Club, Errington Terrace, Palmersville, Newcastle upon Tyne
Dec 17 @ 6:30 pm – Dec 21 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: Tim Wall Email: timpeterwall@gmail.com Web: https://northumbriamasters.com/
IM norm all-play-all (10 players). Supported by the English Junior Coaches and Organisers Association (EJCOA). Entry fee: £150. Prizes: £200, £150, £100. Time control: All moves in 90 minutes, plus 30 seconds per move | Entry form

Dec
18
Sat
2021
London Junior Chess Championships @ University of Westminster, Harrow Campus, Northwick Park, Harrow HA1 3TP
Dec 18 @ 8:30 am – Dec 19 @ 8:00 pm

Contact: Arnold Lutton Email: jalutton@aol.com Web: http://www.ljcc.co.uk/ [MAP] This prestigious event has sections for Under 10 and Under 14. There are also sections for Under 8, Under 12, Under 16 and Under 18/21 on 28th, 29th, and 30th December at the same venue. Competitors must gain qualification to play in the Under 10 as detailed at www.ljcc.co.uk

13th Richmond Blitz Blast Rik Thomas Memorial @ Orleans Park School, Richmond Road, TWICKENHAM
Dec 18 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
13th Richmond Blitz Blast Rik Thomas Memorial @ Orleans Park School, Richmond Road, TWICKENHAM

Contact: Paul McKeown Email: richmond_blitz@hotmail.com Web: http://www.rjcc.org.uk/ [MAP] 13th Richmond Rapidplay Blitz Blast, held this time in memory of a Richmond Juniors’ staff member, Rik Thomas, who passed away during the pandemic. £3,000 prize fund to mark this occasion. 1st £500, 2nd £375, 3rd, £275, 4th £200, 5th £150, Female 1st £375, 2nd £275, U2000 £100, £60, U1500 £100, £60. Also RJCC, former RJCC, and King’s Head prizes | Entry form

Dec
31
Fri
2021
Beckenham FIDE Rated 8 Player RR Closed Invitational @ The Parklangley Club 44A Wickham Way Beckenham Kent
Dec 31 @ 7:00 pm

Contact: Ian Snape Email: ian@ianlsnape.myzen.co.uk [MAP] 8 player single round robin. Arbiter – Ray Ryan Foster. This event runs once per month from September 2021 to April 2022.

Jan
8
Sat
2022
EACU Individual Championship @ The Turner Hall, Church Lane, Newmarket, Suffolk
Jan 8 @ 9:30 am – Jan 9 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: Richard Freeman Email: richard@fcasolutions.co.uk [MAP] Open to all EACU players only (definition on entry form). A five-round Swiss tournament, with three sections: Open, U1950 and U1650 | Entry form

Jan
21
Fri
2022
27th 4NCL Congress @ The Old Swan Hotel, Swan Road, Harrogate HG1 2SR
Jan 21 @ 7:00 pm – Jan 23 @ 7:00 pm

Contact: Mike Truran Email: mike@truranfamily.co.uk Web: http://www.4ncl.co.uk/ [MAP] Sections: Open, Under 2000, Under 1700. Five rounds. Entry fee £30.00. Prize fund £3,000

Jan
31
Mon
2022
Beckenham FIDE Rated 8 Player RR Closed Invitational @ The Parklangley Club 44A Wickham Way Beckenham Kent
Jan 31 @ 7:00 pm

Contact: Ian Snape Email: ian@ianlsnape.myzen.co.uk [MAP] 8 player single round robin. Arbiter – Ray Ryan Foster. This event runs once per month from September 2021 to April 2022.

Feb
23
Wed
2022
1st EJCOA Ilkley Chess Centre IM Norm All-Play-All @ The Chess Centre, 8 Crescent Court, Ilkley, West Yorkshire
Feb 23 @ 6:30 pm – Feb 27 @ 7:00 pm
1st EJCOA Ilkley Chess Centre IM Norm All-Play-All @ The Chess Centre, 8 Crescent Court, Ilkley, West Yorkshire

Contact: Tim Wall Email: timpeterwall@gmail.com Web: https://www.chesscentre.online/ [MAP] Nine-round IM norm all-play-all tournament (10 players). Supported by the English Junior Coaches and Organisers Association (EJCOA). Entry fee for non-IMs: £150
Prizes: £200, £150, £100To apply to enter, contact Tim Wall at timpeterwall@gmail.com | Entry form

1st EJCOA Ilkley Chess Centre Invitational @ The Chess Centre, 8 Crescent Court, Ilkley, West Yorkshire
Feb 23 @ 6:30 pm – Feb 27 @ 7:00 pm
1st EJCOA Ilkley Chess Centre Invitational @ The Chess Centre, 8 Crescent Court, Ilkley, West Yorkshire

Contact: Tim Wall Email: timpeterwall@gmail.com Web: https://www.chesscentre.online/ [MAP] Nine round FIDE-rated Junior Training Tournament (all-play-all of 10 players). Supported by the English Junior Coaches and Organisers Association (EJCOA). Entry fee: £75 Prizes: £150, £100, £50 Time control: 60 mins & 30 seconds/move. Games analysis between rounds with an ECF Registered Coach. To apply to enter, contact Tim Wall at timpeterwall@gmail.com | Entry form

Feb
28
Mon
2022
Beckenham FIDE Rated 8 Player RR Closed Invitational @ The Parklangley Club 44A Wickham Way Beckenham Kent
Feb 28 @ 7:00 pm

Contact: Ian Snape Email: ian@ianlsnape.myzen.co.uk [MAP] 8 player single round robin. Arbiter – Ray Ryan Foster. This event runs once per month from September 2021 to April 2022.

Mar
31
Thu
2022
Beckenham FIDE Rated 8 Player RR Closed Invitational @ The Parklangley Club 44A Wickham Way Beckenham Kent
Mar 31 @ 7:00 pm

Contact: Ian Snape Email: ian@ianlsnape.myzen.co.uk [MAP] 8 player single round robin. Arbiter – Ray Ryan Foster. This event runs once per month from September 2021 to April 2022.

May
13
Fri
2022
31st Frome Chess Congress @ Selwood Academy, Berkley Road, Frome, Somerset
May 13 @ 6:45 pm – May 15 @ 7:00 pm

Contact: Chris Lamming Email: fromecongress@gmail.com Web: http://somersetchess.org/frome_congress/FromeHome.html [MAP] 31st Frome Chess Congress and Somerset Championships

Jun
3
Fri
2022
Cotswold Chess Congress @ The King's School, Gloucester Pitt Street, Gloucester
Jun 3 @ 10:00 am – Jun 5 @ 7:00 pm

Contact: Andrew Gilmour Email: dracofelsinae@hotmail.co.uk Web: http://www.cornwallchess.org.uk/cotswold/cotswold-2022.shtml [MAP] Local amenities are within walking distance and the dock area is no more than a fifteen minute walk. The venue is within fifteen minutes walk of the train and bus station. For those arriving on foot, entrance is by Pitt Street. The Open section will include the Gloucestershire Individual Championship for qualified participants | Entry form

24th South Lakes Chess Congress @ Forum Arts Centre 28 Duke Street Barrow-in-Furness Cumbria
Jun 3 @ 7:00 pm – Jun 5 @ 6:30 pm

Contact: Trevor Blower Email: trevor.blower@talktalk.net [MAP]
The 24th South Lakes Congress held in a spacious Arts Centre with facilities for everyone. Covid-19 regulations and guidance will be followed at the event to keep players and families safe | Entry form