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 about! 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 – click here. This will also enable you to submit your event to the International Rating Office for registration with FIDE if it is FIDE-rated or has a FIDE-rated section(s)* | For a PDF of the ECF Event Calendar (updated every 4-6 weeks) – click here (PDF updated September 7th 2020) | To submit an online event for ECF Online rating – click here
* English events or events covered by the ECF only, obviously …

Official FIDE events … http://www.fide.com/calendar … and the rest – 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

A new badge system has been introduced whenever possible from 26/3/18 onwards. 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
5
Sat
2020
SCCU Online Members 1675 Team Championship R2 @ Lichess.org
Dec 5 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Contact: Mark Murrell Email: mramurrell@blueyonder.co.uk Web: https://ecflms.org.uk/lms/node/63543/home
Regional online slow play team average rated (2050) Saturday afternoon match competition for Member Organisations of Southern Counties Chess Union for in-county players and junior players of all abilities. Player registration at https://form.jotform.com/203114537645048

SCCU Online Members 2050 Team Championship R2 @ Lichess.org
Dec 5 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Contact: Mark Murrell Email: mramurrell@blueyonder.co.uk Web: https://ecflms.org.uk/lms/node/63543/home
Regional online slow play team average rated (2050) Saturday afternoon match competition for Member Organisations of Southern Counties Chess Union for in-county players and junior players of all abilities. Player registration at https://form.jotform.com/203114537645048

ECF Saturday Evening Slow Blitz @ https://lichess.org/team/english-chess-players
Dec 5 @ 8:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Towers Email: nigel.towers@englishchess.org.uk Web: http://www.englishchessonline.org.uk/
90 minute Arena at 10 | 0
Events are ECF online rated. Events are open to ECF members or supporters who should join the Lichess/ECF English Players club – https://lichess.org/team/english-chess-players

Dec
6
Sun
2020
ECF Sunday Evening Rapid @ https://www.chess.com/club/english-chess-federation-members
Dec 6 @ 8:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Towers Email: nigel.towers@englishchess.org.uk Web: http://www.englishchessonline.org.uk/
4 rounds, 15 | 10 Swiss format
Events are ECF online rated. Events are open to ECF members or supporters who should join the Chess.com ECF members club with joining instructions here – https://englishchessonline.org.uk/joinus/

Dec
7
Mon
2020
ECF Monday Afternoon Blitz @ https://lichess.org/team/english-chess-players
Dec 7 @ 2:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Towers Email: nigel.towers@englishchess.org.uk Web: http://www.englishchessonline.org.uk/
7 round Swiss at 5 | 2
Events are ECF online rated. Events are open to ECF members or supporters who should join the Lichess/ECF English Players club – https://lichess.org/team/english-chess-players

Essex Online Blitz 1 @ Lichess.org
Dec 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Contact: Mark Murrell Email: mramurrell@blueyonder.co.uk Web: https://www.essexchess.org.uk/activities-2/essex-online-2020-21
Essex members only series of Swiss Blitzes at varying time controls.

MCA Online 2020/21 @ Lichess.org
Dec 7 @ 7:30 pm – 11:45 pm
Dec
8
Tue
2020
North East Online League @ Lichess.org
Dec 8 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Contact: Tim Wall Email: Web: https://ecflms.org.uk/lms/node/62801/home
The North East Online League is open to teams based in Northumberland, Durham and Cleveland, and matches take place on alternate Tuesdays at 7:30pm during each season. Games are played on Lichess.org, with a time control of 45 minutes plus 15 seconds per move. Matches are normally between teams of 4 players, with extra boards possible by agreement between the two teams.

Dec
9
Wed
2020
ECF Wednesday Evening Blitz @ https://lichess.org/team/english-chess-players
Dec 9 @ 8:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Towers Email: nigel.towers@englishchess.org.uk Web: http://www.englishchessonline.org.uk/
9 round Swiss at 3 | 2
Events are ECF online rated. Events are open to ECF members or supporters who should join the Lichess/ECF English Players club – https://lichess.org/team/english-chess-players

Dec
10
Thu
2020
Junior 4NCL Online Season 2 Final @ Lichess.org
Dec 10 all-day

Contact: Mike Truran Email: Web: http://www.4ncl.co.uk
Junior Team League

ECF Thursday Afternoon Rapid @ https://www.chess.com/club/english-chess-federation-members
Dec 10 @ 2:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Towers Email: nigel.towers@englishchess.org.uk Web: http://www.englishchessonline.org.uk/
Runs for 90 minutes, 5 | 5 Swiss or Arena format
Events are ECF online rated. Events are open to ECF members or supporters who should join the Chess.com ECF members club with joining instructions here – https://englishchessonline.org.uk/joinus/

Dec
11
Fri
2020
ECF Friday Evening Slow Blitz @ https://www.chess.com/club/english-chess-federation-members
Dec 11 @ 8:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Towers Email: nigel.towers@englishchess.org.uk Web: http://www.englishchessonline.org.uk/
Runs for 90 minutes, 10 | 0 Arena format
Events are ECF online rated. Events are open to ECF members or supporters who should join the Chess.com ECF members club with joining instructions here – https://englishchessonline.org.uk/joinus/

Dec
12
Sat
2020
ECF Saturday Evening Slow Blitz @ https://lichess.org/team/english-chess-players
Dec 12 @ 8:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Towers Email: nigel.towers@englishchess.org.uk Web: http://www.englishchessonline.org.uk/
90 minute Arena at 10 | 0
Events are ECF online rated. Events are open to ECF members or supporters who should join the Lichess/ECF English Players club – https://lichess.org/team/english-chess-players

Dec
13
Sun
2020
ECF Sunday Evening Rapid @ https://www.chess.com/club/english-chess-federation-members
Dec 13 @ 8:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Towers Email: nigel.towers@englishchess.org.uk Web: http://www.englishchessonline.org.uk/
4 rounds, 15 | 10 Swiss format
Events are ECF online rated. Events are open to ECF members or supporters who should join the Chess.com ECF members club with joining instructions here – https://englishchessonline.org.uk/joinus/

Dec
14
Mon
2020
ECF Monday Afternoon Blitz @ https://lichess.org/team/english-chess-players
Dec 14 @ 2:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Towers Email: nigel.towers@englishchess.org.uk Web: http://www.englishchessonline.org.uk/
7 round Swiss at 5 | 2
Events are ECF online rated. Events are open to ECF members or supporters who should join the Lichess/ECF English Players club – https://lichess.org/team/english-chess-players

Dec
15
Tue
2020
4NCL Online Season 2 Final @ Lichess.org
Dec 15 all-day

Contact: Mike Truran Email: Web: http://www.4ncl.co.uk
4NCL Team League

Dec
16
Wed
2020
ECF Wednesday Evening Blitz @ https://lichess.org/team/english-chess-players
Dec 16 @ 8:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Towers Email: nigel.towers@englishchess.org.uk Web: http://www.englishchessonline.org.uk/
9 round Swiss at 3 | 2
Events are ECF online rated. Events are open to ECF members or supporters who should join the Lichess/ECF English Players club – https://lichess.org/team/english-chess-players

Dec
17
Thu
2020
ECF Thursday Afternoon Rapid @ https://www.chess.com/club/english-chess-federation-members
Dec 17 @ 2:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Towers Email: nigel.towers@englishchess.org.uk Web: http://www.englishchessonline.org.uk/
Runs for 90 minutes, 5 | 5 Swiss or Arena format
Events are ECF online rated. Events are open to ECF members or supporters who should join the Chess.com ECF members club with joining instructions here – https://englishchessonline.org.uk/joinus/

6th ECF Junior Blitz Arena @ Lichess.org
Dec 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Contact: Alex Holowczak Email: alexholowczak@gmail.com
Four sections (Open/1800/1600/1400) | https://lichess.org/team/england-juniors/tournaments

Dec
18
Fri
2020
British Online Chess Championships @ Chess.com
Dec 18 2020 – Jan 3 2021 all-day

Contact: Kevin Staveley Email: Web: https://www.englishchess.org.uk/british-online-chess-championships/
There will be separate Championships for Open, Women’s, Junior, Senior and Rating Limited player categories. The format is based on one week of qualifying events, followed by a week of finals for each Championship.

ECF Friday Evening Slow Blitz @ https://www.chess.com/club/english-chess-federation-members
Dec 18 @ 8:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Towers Email: nigel.towers@englishchess.org.uk Web: http://www.englishchessonline.org.uk/
Runs for 90 minutes, 10 | 0 Arena format
Events are ECF online rated. Events are open to ECF members or supporters who should join the Chess.com ECF members club with joining instructions here – https://englishchessonline.org.uk/joinus/

Dec
19
Sat
2020
ECF Saturday Evening Slow Blitz @ https://lichess.org/team/english-chess-players
Dec 19 @ 8:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Towers Email: nigel.towers@englishchess.org.uk Web: http://www.englishchessonline.org.uk/
90 minute Arena at 10 | 0
Events are ECF online rated. Events are open to ECF members or supporters who should join the Lichess/ECF English Players club – https://lichess.org/team/english-chess-players

Dec
20
Sun
2020
ECF Sunday Evening Rapid @ https://www.chess.com/club/english-chess-federation-members
Dec 20 @ 8:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Towers Email: nigel.towers@englishchess.org.uk Web: http://www.englishchessonline.org.uk/
4 rounds, 15 | 10 Swiss format
Events are ECF online rated. Events are open to ECF members or supporters who should join the Chess.com ECF members club with joining instructions here – https://englishchessonline.org.uk/joinus/

Dec
21
Mon
2020
ECF Monday Afternoon Blitz @ https://lichess.org/team/english-chess-players
Dec 21 @ 2:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Towers Email: nigel.towers@englishchess.org.uk Web: http://www.englishchessonline.org.uk/
7 round Swiss at 5 | 2
Events are ECF online rated. Events are open to ECF members or supporters who should join the Lichess/ECF English Players club – https://lichess.org/team/english-chess-players

Dec
23
Wed
2020
ECF Wednesday Evening Blitz @ https://lichess.org/team/english-chess-players
Dec 23 @ 8:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Towers Email: nigel.towers@englishchess.org.uk Web: http://www.englishchessonline.org.uk/
9 round Swiss at 3 | 2
Events are ECF online rated. Events are open to ECF members or supporters who should join the Lichess/ECF English Players club – https://lichess.org/team/english-chess-players