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 April 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 …

Jun
27
Sun
2021
Junior Master Series @ Lichess.org
Jun 27 all-day

Contact: Tony Niccoli Email: tonyniccolichess@gmail.com Web: http://www.juniormasterseries.com
Finals of the Summer Cup. Qualification required from May 9th, May 30th or June 13th – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chess-junior-masters-tickets-136194823383

Jul
4
Sun
2021
Sheffield Girls Open @ Saw Grinders Union cafe, Globe Works, Penistone Road, Sheffield S6 3AE
Jul 4 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: Jonathan Arnott Email: jwauk02@aol.com Web: https://form.jotform.com/211454281591050 [MAP] Over the board returns! (but outdoors and covered). U18 (split into sections if sufficient entries) girls’ rapidplay event in Sheffield. 5 rounds Swiss system. Cash prizes dependent on entries. 11am start time to assist travel. Half-point bye allowed in round 1. Chess-themed jewellery, chocolates, books and artwork on sale.

Jul
10
Sat
2021
Surrey Kings Back to the Board Rapidplay @ Ongar Place Primary School, Milton Road, Addlestone, Surrey KT15 1NY
Jul 10 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Contact: Mark Josse Email: mark.josse@surreykings.com Web: http://www.surreykings.com/ [MAP] One day rapidplay event for Juniors Under 16 in small sections of similar ability levels. Covid safety protocols will be applied as required | Entry form

Jul
11
Sun
2021
Junior Master Series @ Lichess.org
Jul 11 all-day

Contact: Tony Niccoli Email: tonyniccolichess@gmail.com Web: http://www.juniormasterseries.com
Holiday Cup challenge qualifier. Qualification event for the Holiday cup finals on 29/8/21 – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chess-junior-masters-tickets-136194823383

Jul
18
Sun
2021
Cheney U16 Junior Rapidplay Event 7
Jul 18 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: Joseph Conlon Email: joseph.p.conlon@gmail.com Web: https://forms.gle/d2pbLyxocPJsfU9QA
Junior OTB Rapidplay, 7th event in a series of pandemic events that started in October 2020. I hope to FIDE rate the top (or top two) sections.

Jul
24
Sat
2021
Yorkshire Junior Chess Association Event 3 @ Lichess.org
Jul 24 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Contact: John Hipshon Email: jr.hipshon@ntlworld.com Web: http://www.yorkshirejuniorchess.org/
There are 4 ability sections – Premier (any players); Championship ( ECF below 1450 (100 old system)); League 1 (ECF below 1000 (40 old system)); League 2 (no grade or first season). Not sure? Tick the ‘not sure’ box on entry and we will help to place you in the right section. Prizes guaranteed in EACH section are – 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and more depending on entry

Jul
25
Sun
2021
Junior Master Series @ Lichess.org
Jul 25 all-day

Contact: Tony Niccoli Email: tonyniccolichess@gmail.com Web: http://www.juniormasterseries.com
Holiday Cup challenge qualifier. Qualification event for the Holiday cup finals on 29/8/21 – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chess-junior-masters-tickets-136194823383

Aug
8
Sun
2021
Junior Master Series @ Lichess.org
Aug 8 all-day

Contact: Tony Niccoli Email: tonyniccolichess@gmail.com Web: http://www.juniormasterseries.com
Holiday Cup challenge qualifier. Qualification event for the Holiday cup finals on 29/8/21 – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chess-junior-masters-tickets-136194823383

Aug
14
Sat
2021
Yorkshire Junior Chess Association Event 4 @ Lichess.org
Aug 14 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Contact: John Hipshon Email: jr.hipshon@ntlworld.com Web: http://www.yorkshirejuniorchess.org/
There are 4 ability sections – Premier (any players); Championship ( ECF below 1450 (100 old system)); League 1 (ECF below 1000 (40 old system)); League 2 (no grade or first season). Not sure? Tick the ‘not sure’ box on entry and we will help to place you in the right section. Prizes guaranteed in EACH section are – 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and more depending on entry

Aug
26
Thu
2021
Northumbria Masters @ Marriott MetroCentre, Marconi Way, Gateshead NE11 9XF
Aug 26 @ 6:30 pm – Aug 30 @ 7:00 pm

Contact: Tim Wall Email: timpeterwall@gmail.com Web: https://northumbriamasters.com/ [MAP] GM norm & IM norm All-Play-Alls (All-Play-All entries by invitation only). 9-round Swiss tournaments (with over £5,500 in prizes)
Northumbria Masters (Open to All, eligible for title norms, FIDE- & ECF-rated); Challengers (U2000, FIDE- & ECF-rated); Major (U1750, ECF-rated); Minor (U1500, ECF-rated) | Entry form

Aug
29
Sun
2021
Junior Master Series @ Lichess.org
Aug 29 all-day

Contact: Tony Niccoli Email: tonyniccolichess@gmail.com Web: http://www.juniormasterseries.com
Finals of the Holiday Cup. Qualification required from July 11th, July 25th or August 8th – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chess-junior-masters-tickets-136194823383

Sep
12
Sun
2021
Junior Master Series @ Lichess.org
Sep 12 all-day

Contact: Tony Niccoli Email: tonyniccolichess@gmail.com Web: http://www.juniormasterseries.com
Autumn Cup challenge qualifier. Qualification event for the Autumn Cup finals on 31/10/21 – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chess-junior-masters-tickets-136194823383

Junior Master Series @ Lichess.org
Sep 12 all-day

Contact: Tony Niccoli Email: tonyniccolichess@gmail.com Web: http://www.juniormasterseries.com
Autumn Cup challenge qualifier. Qualification event for the Autumn Cup finals on 31/10/21 – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chess-junior-masters-tickets-136194823383

Sep
18
Sat
2021
UK Chess Challenge Challengers
Sep 18 – Sep 19 all-day

Contact: Pauline Whitehead Email: pauline@ukchess.co.uk Web: https://www.delanceyukschoolschesschallenge.com/
Challenger event is one of the final stages of the UK Chess Challenge

Sep
26
Sun
2021
Junior Master Series @ Lichess.org
Sep 26 all-day

Contact: Tony Niccoli Email: tonyniccolichess@gmail.com Web: http://www.juniormasterseries.com
Autumn Cup challenge qualifier. Qualification event for the Autumn Cup finals on 31/10/21 – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chess-junior-masters-tickets-136194823383

Oct
2
Sat
2021
Hampshire Junior Open Congress @ New Hall, Winchester College, Wharf Hill, Winchester
Oct 2 @ 9:00 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: John Upham Email: john.upham@zen.co.uk Web: https://www.hjca.org.uk/ [MAP] An annual tournament for young chess players who are less than 18 years old on August 31st, 2020. Players are invited from ANY county : there are no restrictions as this is an OPEN event. The event is a qualifier for the London Junior Chess Championships 2020 | Entry form

Oct
9
Sat
2021
UK Chess Challenge Terafinal @ Blenheim Palace Woodstock OX20 1PP
Oct 9 – Oct 10 all-day

Contact: Sarah Longson Email: sarah@ukchess.co.uk [MAP] Finals of the largest junior competition. Entry is by qualification only.

Oct
17
Sun
2021
Junior Master Series @ Lichess.org
Oct 17 all-day

Contact: Tony Niccoli Email: tonyniccolichess@gmail.com Web: http://www.juniormasterseries.com
Autumn Cup challenge qualifier. Qualification event for the Autumn Cup finals on 31/10/21 – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chess-junior-masters-tickets-136194823383

Oct
22
Fri
2021
3rd Hull 4NCL International Congress @ Royal Hotel Hull,170 Ferensway, Hull
Oct 22 @ 7:00 pm – Oct 24 @ 7:00 pm

Contact: Mike Truran Email: mike@truranfamily.co.uk Web: http://www.4ncl.co.uk [MAP] FIDE Open, FIDE U2000 (ECF U175), ECF U135. Five rounds Friday 7.00pm – Sunday 7.00pm. Prize fund: £3300.00

                 

Oct
31
Sun
2021
Junior Master Series @ Lichess.org
Oct 31 all-day

Contact: Tony Niccoli Email: tonyniccolichess@gmail.com Web: http://www.juniormasterseries.com
Finals of the Autumn Cup. Qualification required from September 12, September 26th, October 17th – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chess-junior-masters-tickets-136194823383

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

14th Northwick Park Five Round Congress @ University of Westminster, Harrow Campus, Northwick Park, Harrow HA1 3TP
Dec 18 @ 9:00 am – 8:00 pm

Contact: Arnold Lutton Email: jalutton@aol.com Web: http://www.ljcc.co.uk/ [MAP] This popular five round event consists of three sections, Open, Major and Minor. The Open and Major are both FIDE rated. The Minor is ECF rated only and entry to it is open to those under 1500 ECF and to ungraded players who do not have a FIDE rating above 1500. The Major is restricted to under 1860 FIDE. The Open starts at 9 am on Saturday and 9.30 on Sunday. Major and Minor start at 9.45 both days

Harrow Under 8 and Under 12 @ University of Westminster, Harrow Campus, Northwick Park, Harrow HA1 3TP
Dec 18 @ 9:45 am – 5:15 pm

Contact: Arnold Lutton Email: jalutton@aol.com Web: http://www.ljcc.co.uk/ [MAP] This is a qualifying event for the London Under 12 finals on 28, 29, 30 December 2018 and London Under 8 finals on 29, 30 December. It is organised by the London Junior Chess Championship Charitable Trust.

Dec
28
Tue
2021
London Christmas Chess Congress @ University of Westminster, Harrow Campus, Northwick Park, Harrow HA1 3TP
Dec 28 @ 9:45 am – Dec 30 @ 8:00 pm

Contact: Arnold Lutton Email: entry@ljcc.co.uk Web: http://www.ljcc.co.uk/ [MAP] This established three day, six round Congress consists of three sections – OPEN, MAJOR and MINOR. The Open and Major are FIDE-rated. The Minor is ECF rated only and is restricted to players under ECF 1600 and to ungraded players who do not have a FIDE rating. The Major is under 1940 FIDE

London Junior Chess Championships @ University of Westminster, Harrow Campus, Northwick Park, Harrow HA1 3TP
Dec 28 @ 9:45 am – Dec 30 @ 8:45 pm

Contact: Arnold Lutton Email: entry@ljcc.co.uk Web: http://www.ljcc.co.uk/ [MAP] This prestigious event has sections for Under 8, Under 12, Under 16 and Under 18/21. The Under 18/21 is combined with the LJCC Christmas Open.
The Under 8 is held over two days, 29th and 30th December. The other sections play on all three days. The Under 18/21 and Under 16 are both FIDE rated. The Under 12 attracts a very large entry and is run as Major and Minor sections. Competitors must gain qualification to play in the Under 8 and Under 12 as detailed at www.ljcc.co.uk
There are also sections for Under 10 and Under 14 on 12th and 13th December at the same venue.