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
20
Thu
2021
Blackpool & Fylde League Online Rapidplay Tournament 10 @ Lichess.org
May 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Contact: David Clayton Email: dgclayton@btinternet.com Web: https://lichess.org/team/blackpool–fylde-league
Open to all players in the Blackpool & Flyde League area (Leyland to Lancaster) and also open to Central Lancs League players. Friendly games, not ECF rated. Played on Thursdays, although re-arrangements are allowed. A continuous 4 double round (playing both black and white) event.

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
27
Thu
2021
Blackpool & Fylde League Online Rapidplay Tournament 10 @ Lichess.org
May 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Contact: David Clayton Email: dgclayton@btinternet.com Web: https://lichess.org/team/blackpool–fylde-league
Open to all players in the Blackpool & Flyde League area (Leyland to Lancaster) and also open to Central Lancs League players. Friendly games, not ECF rated. Played on Thursdays, although re-arrangements are allowed. A continuous 4 double round (playing both black and white) event.

Jun
3
Thu
2021
Blackpool & Fylde League Online Rapidplay Tournament 10 @ Lichess.org
Jun 3 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Contact: David Clayton Email: dgclayton@btinternet.com Web: https://lichess.org/team/blackpool–fylde-league
Open to all players in the Blackpool & Flyde League area (Leyland to Lancaster) and also open to Central Lancs League players. Friendly games, not ECF rated. Played on Thursdays, although re-arrangements are allowed. A continuous 4 double round (playing both black and white) event.

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
10
Thu
2021
Blackpool & Fylde League Online Rapidplay Tournament 10 @ Lichess.org
Jun 10 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Contact: David Clayton Email: dgclayton@btinternet.com Web: https://lichess.org/team/blackpool–fylde-league
Open to all players in the Blackpool & Flyde League area (Leyland to Lancaster) and also open to Central Lancs League players. Friendly games, not ECF rated. Played on Thursdays, although re-arrangements are allowed. A continuous 4 double round (playing both black and white) event.

Jun
17
Thu
2021
Blackpool & Fylde League Online Rapidplay Tournament 11 @ Lichess.org
Jun 17 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Contact: David Clayton Email: dgclayton@btinternet.com Web: https://lichess.org/team/blackpool–fylde-league
Open to all players in the Blackpool & Flyde League area (Leyland to Lancaster) and also open to Central Lancs League players. Friendly games, not ECF rated. Played on Thursdays, although re-arrangements are allowed. A continuous 4 double round (playing both black and white) event.

Jun
24
Thu
2021
Blackpool & Fylde League Online Rapidplay Tournament 11 @ Lichess.org
Jun 24 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Contact: David Clayton Email: dgclayton@btinternet.com Web: https://lichess.org/team/blackpool–fylde-league
Open to all players in the Blackpool & Flyde League area (Leyland to Lancaster) and also open to Central Lancs League players. Friendly games, not ECF rated. Played on Thursdays, although re-arrangements are allowed. A continuous 4 double round (playing both black and white) event.

Jul
1
Thu
2021
Blackpool & Fylde League Online Rapidplay Tournament 11 @ Lichess.org
Jul 1 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Contact: David Clayton Email: dgclayton@btinternet.com Web: https://lichess.org/team/blackpool–fylde-league
Open to all players in the Blackpool & Flyde League area (Leyland to Lancaster) and also open to Central Lancs League players. Friendly games, not ECF rated. Played on Thursdays, although re-arrangements are allowed. A continuous 4 double round (playing both black and white) event.

Jul
8
Thu
2021
Blackpool & Fylde League Online Rapidplay Tournament 11 @ Lichess.org
Jul 8 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Contact: David Clayton Email: dgclayton@btinternet.com Web: https://lichess.org/team/blackpool–fylde-league
Open to all players in the Blackpool & Flyde League area (Leyland to Lancaster) and also open to Central Lancs League players. Friendly games, not ECF rated. Played on Thursdays, although re-arrangements are allowed. A continuous 4 double round (playing both black and white) event.

Jul
15
Thu
2021
Blackpool & Fylde League Online Rapidplay Tournament 12 @ Lichess.org
Jul 15 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Contact: David Clayton Email: dgclayton@btinternet.com Web: https://lichess.org/team/blackpool–fylde-league
Open to all players in the Blackpool & Flyde League area (Leyland to Lancaster) and also open to Central Lancs League players. Friendly games, not ECF rated. Played on Thursdays, although re-arrangements are allowed. A continuous 4 double round (playing both black and white) event.

Jul
22
Thu
2021
Blackpool & Fylde League Online Rapidplay Tournament 12 @ Lichess.org
Jul 22 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Contact: David Clayton Email: dgclayton@btinternet.com Web: https://lichess.org/team/blackpool–fylde-league
Open to all players in the Blackpool & Flyde League area (Leyland to Lancaster) and also open to Central Lancs League players. Friendly games, not ECF rated. Played on Thursdays, although re-arrangements are allowed. A continuous 4 double round (playing both black and white) event.

Jul
29
Thu
2021
Blackpool & Fylde League Online Rapidplay Tournament 12 @ Lichess.org
Jul 29 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Contact: David Clayton Email: dgclayton@btinternet.com Web: https://lichess.org/team/blackpool–fylde-league
Open to all players in the Blackpool & Flyde League area (Leyland to Lancaster) and also open to Central Lancs League players. Friendly games, not ECF rated. Played on Thursdays, although re-arrangements are allowed. A continuous 4 double round (playing both black and white) event.

Aug
5
Thu
2021
Blackpool & Fylde League Online Rapidplay Tournament 12 @ Lichess.org
Aug 5 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Contact: David Clayton Email: dgclayton@btinternet.com Web: https://lichess.org/team/blackpool–fylde-league
Open to all players in the Blackpool & Flyde League area (Leyland to Lancaster) and also open to Central Lancs League players. Friendly games, not ECF rated. Played on Thursdays, although re-arrangements are allowed. A continuous 4 double round (playing both black and white) event.

Aug
26
Thu
2021
Northumbria Chess Masters @ Novotel Newcastle Airport, Ponteland Road, Kenton, Newcastle upon Tyne NE3 3HZ
Aug 26 @ 6:30 pm – Aug 30 @ 7:30 pm

Contact: Tim Wall Email: timpeterwall@gmail.com Web: https://northumbriamasters.com/ [MAP] Four 9-round Swiss tournaments with a projected total prize fund of £5,600 (subject to confirmation): Northumbria Masters (eligible for title norms, FIDE-rated, British Championship qualifier); Challengers (U2050, FIDE-rated); Major (U1825, FIDE-rated); Minor (U1600 ECF, ECF rated) It is expected that entry forms will be available in April 2021, once all details of the event (including the prize fund) have been confirmed.

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

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

                 

Dec
18
Sat
2021
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

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.

Jan
16
Sun
2022
ECF Schools Girls Semi-Finals South @ St Catherine’s School, Bramley, Surrey GU5 0DF
Jan 16 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: Andrew Martin Email: a.martin2007@yahoo.co.uk [MAP] School teams of three. U11 and U19 sections.