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 – 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 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 …

May
7
Fri
2021
WCS Under 18 Junior Championship @ Lichess.org
May 7 @ 4:45 pm – 6:00 pm

Contact: Mohammed Khan Email: mkhan261@hotmail.com Web: https://lichess.org/swiss/aXk3gc91
3+0 Blitz, 10 rounds, Swiss tournament

May
9
Sun
2021
Junior Master Series @ Lichess.org
May 9 all-day

Contact: Tony Niccoli Email: tonyniccolichess@gmail.com Web: http://www.juniormasterseries.com
Summer Cup challenge qualifier. Qualification event for the Summer Cup finals on 30th May – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chess-junior-masters-tickets-136194823383

May
14
Fri
2021
European Girls & Women’s Chess Weekend @ Lichess.org
May 14 – May 16 all-day

Qualifier 1 (Friday 14.05.2021, 17.00 CEST) time control: 5 min + 3 sec increment per move
Qualifier 2 (Saturday 15.05.2021, 11.30 CEST) time control: 10 min + 5 sec increment per move
Qualifier 3 (Saturday 15.05.2021, 18.00 CEST) variants tournament (variant is to be determined via social media) time control: 5 min + 3 sec increment per move
Qualifier 4 (Sunday, 16.05.2021, 11.30 CEST) Time control: 10 min + 5 sec increment per move
Finals (Sunday 16.05.2021, 15.30 CEST 20 players in each Lichess-Rapid-ELO rating group, Swiss tournament with 7 rounds
Time control: 10 min + 5 sec increment per move, trophies and prizes for the first three places in each rating group
Parallel to the finals, an open tournament will be offered, which will be played as Arena tournament with the same time control as in the finals
More details

May
15
Sat
2021
Yorkshire Junior Chess Association Event 1 @ Lichess.org
May 15 @ 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

May
16
Sun
2021
Cheney Junior U12 OTB Event 5 @ Brighouse Building, Cheney School, Oxford OX3 7QH
May 16 @ 9:30 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: Joseph Conlon Email: joseph.p.conlon@gmail.com Web: https://forms.gle/bsM8pmTo8ZQGXXCWA [MAP] Junior over-the-board event, max. age group U12 (year 7). Capacity 32 (48 with sufficient parental volunteers) divided into 8 player all-play-all sections.

May
17
Mon
2021
CCF Internal Club Championship May 2021 @ Coulsdon Chess Fellowship 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey CR5 3BA
May 17 @ 7:30 pm – 11:45 pm

Contact: Daniel Gliddon Email: chess@ccfworld.com [MAP] CCF internal club championship for May 2021

May
21
Fri
2021
WCS UK Blitz Championship 2021 @ Lichess.org
May 21 @ 4:45 pm – 6:15 pm

Contact: Mohammed Khan Email: mkhan261@hotmail.com Web: https://lichess.org/swiss/V8XoV9L1
3+0 Blitz, 11 rounds Swiss

May
24
Mon
2021
CCF Internal Club Championship May 2021 @ Coulsdon Chess Fellowship 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey CR5 3BA
May 24 @ 7:30 pm – 11:45 pm

Contact: Daniel Gliddon Email: chess@ccfworld.com [MAP] CCF internal club championship for May 2021

May
30
Sun
2021
Junior Master Series @ Lichess.org
May 30 all-day

Contact: Tony Niccoli Email: tonyniccolichess@gmail.com Web: http://www.juniormasterseries.com
Summer Cup challenge qualifier. Qualification event for the Summer Cup finals on 30th May – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chess-junior-masters-tickets-136194823383

Jun
4
Fri
2021
14th Online Scottish Chess Tour Weekend Event @ Lichess.org
Jun 4 @ 7:30 pm – Jun 6 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: scotchesstour@gmail.com Web: http://congress.org.uk/congress/127/home
A weekend of Blitz, Rapidplay and Standardplay events
Friday Evening – A 9 round Blitz 3+2 from 7.30pm | Friday to Sunday – A 5 round Open Standard 45+15 | Saturday to Sunday – Two 5 round Standard events 45+15;, Major U1800 and Minor U1300 | Sunday Afternoon – A 5 round Rapid/Allegro 15+5 from 2.20pm

Jun
5
Sat
2021
Checkmate Covid Marathon – The Rematch @ Chess.com
Jun 5 – Jun 6 all-day

Contact: Danny Rosenbaum Email: social.media@englishchess.org.uk Web: https://www.englishchess.org.uk/chess-for-all-festival-checkmate-covid-the-rematch/
Last year’s event proved a great success, raising £12000.00 for the British Red Cross and having a great deal of fun in the process. The whole event will be played on Chess.com, and will be open to members of the English Chess Federation Open Club. Please join the club here if you are not already a member and wish to join in order to play in the event — https://www.chess.com/club/english-chess-federation

Jun
13
Sun
2021
Junior Master Series @ Lichess.org
Jun 13 all-day

Contact: Tony Niccoli Email: tonyniccolichess@gmail.com Web: http://www.juniormasterseries.com
Summer Cup challenge qualifier. Qualification event for the Summer Cup finals on 30th May – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chess-junior-masters-tickets-136194823383

Jun
14
Mon
2021
III Prague International Chess Festival Don Giovanni @ Prague
Jun 14 – Jun 20 all-day

Super-GM Round-Robin Tournament Masters, Round-Robin Youth Tournament Futures, Grandmaster Open with GM and IM norms, Round-Robin Amateur Tournaments, Rapid and Blitz tournaments | Details

Jun
19
Sat
2021
Yorkshire Junior Chess Association Event 2 @ Lichess.org
Jun 19 @ 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

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
9
Fri
2021
25th 4NCL Congress @ Woodland Grange Old Milverton Lane Leamington Spa Warwickshire CV32 6RN
Jul 9 @ 7:00 pm – Jul 11 @ 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. Glass engraved trophies and/or prize fund depending on entries.

Jul
10
Sat
2021
Golders Green Rapidplay @ St Luke’s Church, Kidderpore Avenue, London NW3 7SU
Jul 10 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Web: https://chesscircuit.substack.com/ [MAP] 10 sections of 6 players, all-play-all

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
15
Thu
2021
XXXII Czech Open @ Pardubice
Jul 15 – Aug 1 all-day

International Chess and Games Festival – Grandmaster Open with GM and IM norms, 2 FIDE Opens, 4-Member Team Tournament and other side tournaments | Details

Jul
17
Sat
2021
Golders Green Rapidplay @ St Luke’s Church, Kidderpore Avenue, London NW3 7SU
Jul 17 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Web: https://chesscircuit.substack.com/ [MAP] 10 sections of 6 players, all-play-all

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

Jul
31
Sat
2021
Split Open 2021 @ Hotel Zagreb, Split, Croatia
Jul 31 all-day

Contact: Mateo Ivić Email: splitchessopen@gmail.com Web: https://chessclubbrda.eu/en/split-open/
9 rounds, 90 min. + 30 sec. Prize fund: 6300 euros, 32 prizes

Aug
6
Fri
2021
VIII Summer Prague Open @ Prague
Aug 6 – Aug 13 all-day

Master Open with IM norm, FIDE Open with rapid and blitz tournaments | Details

Aug
7
Sat
2021
Golders Green Rapidplay @ St Luke’s Church, Kidderpore Avenue, London NW3 7SU
Aug 7 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Web: https://chesscircuit.substack.com/ [MAP] 10 sections of 6 players, all-play-all