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 November 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 @ Cavendish Conference Centre, 22 Duchess Mews, London
Dec 3 @ 4:00 pm – Dec 12 @ 10:00 pm

Contact: James Corrigan Email: james@chessinschools.co.uk Web: https://www.londonchessclassic.com/ [MAP] The UK’s favourite chess festival, the London Chess Classic, is back at a brand new venue, the Cavendish Conference Centre in central London. Due to limitations on numbers imposed by Covid, the festival will look a little different this year – but we’re sure you’ll like the fantastic range of events on offer

Dec
4
Sat
2021
Coulsdon Chess Junior Grand Prix @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey CR5 3BA
Dec 4 @ 10:00 am – 6:30 pm

Contact: Daniel Gliddon Email: chess@ccfworld.com [MAP] A junior grand prix series of events at Coulsdon Chess. Fully FIDE rated and ECF rated over 7 rounds with 25 minutes each on the clock. Sections will be split by Institute of Chess level

Twickenham Junior Chess Congress @ Orleans Park School, Richmond Road, TWICKENHAM
Dec 4 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: Paul McKeown Email: richmond_junior_chess_club@hotmail.com Web: http://www.rjcc.org.uk/ [MAP] Qualifier for the London Junior Chess Championships with U8, U10 and U12 sections | Entry form

Dec
5
Sun
2021
World 20/20 Chess Championships @ Chess.com
Dec 5 all-day
World 20/20 Chess Championships @ Chess.com

All teams welcome, you just need any four players to be in one with prizes of $3000 for 1st, $1500 for 2nd and $500 for 3rd. One team match of 10+5 time controls on Chess.com each month and you can join late. Email director@2020chess.com if you have any questions. Full details at https://2020chess.com/rules-and-details-for-the-2021-2022-online-season.html | Entry form
Games will be streamed live throughout the day on Chess.com Twitch TV Streamers – https://www.twitch.tv/chessheroes

North London Grand Prix @ Bishop Douglass School Hamilton Road London
Dec 5 @ 9:45 am – 4:45 pm

Contact: Angela Eyton Email: angelaeyton@aol.com [MAP] London Junior Championship qualifying event with sections for U8, U10 and U12. Open to all U12. Prizes for winners and and runners-up. Certificates for all.
Highest scores from 3 out of the 4 qualifying events are used for the Grand Prix prizes. Link to booking form – https://forms.gle/hhjka5gudn9caztN7

Dec
6
Mon
2021
Coulsdon Juniors Blitz @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey CR5 3BA
Dec 6 @ 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm

Contact: Daniel Gliddon Email: chess@ccfworld.com [MAP] A blitz tournament after their club championship matches each week at junior club in an attempt to increase the possibilities of ratings

Dec
10
Fri
2021
12th 4NCL Online Congress @ Lichess.org
Dec 10 @ 7:00 pm – Dec 12 @ 7:00 pm
Dec
11
Sat
2021
Training Event with IM Andrew Ledger @ Southern Light Community Church, Tannery Street, Woodhouse, Sheffield
Dec 11 @ 11:00 am – 4:30 pm

Contact: Jonathan Arnott Email: jwauk02@aol.com Web: https://form.jotform.com/212835885000352 [MAP] Primarily for players of ECF 1600+ rating strength; that said, it’s up to you. If you don’t have a rating, or think you’re playing better/worse than your rating you’re welcome to attend. For adults and juniors. Cost: £25 (we hope to reduce to £20 depending on number of players). Numbers: strictly limited to a maximum of 16.

Transcontinental Scholastic Chess Super-Tournament @ Chess.com
Dec 11 @ 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Contact: Caleb Brown Email: csbrown.entrepreneur@gmail.com Web: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/transcontinental-scholastic-chess-super-tournament-8-registration-209546718877
Four rounds, three sections (Open, U1000 and U600) and a time control of G/45;d5. Scholastic players of all countries who are USCF members are eligible to participate in this tournament. Entry fee: $10 by 11/20; $15 by 12/4; and $20 thereafter. Prizes: $400 in Amazon gift cards based on 40 full-price entries. Class prizes may be issued | Flyer

Dec
13
Mon
2021
Coulsdon Juniors Blitz @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey CR5 3BA
Dec 13 @ 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm

Contact: Daniel Gliddon Email: chess@ccfworld.com [MAP] A blitz tournament after their club championship matches each week at junior club in an attempt to increase the possibilities of ratings

Dec
17
Fri
2021
2nd EJCOA Forest Hall Junior Training Tournament @ Forest Hall Social Club, Errington Terrace, Palmersville, Newcastle upon Tyne
Dec 17 @ 6:30 pm – Dec 22 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: Tim Wall Email: timpeterwall@gmail.com Web: https://ejcoa.co.uk/ [MAP] FIDE-rated Junior All-Play-All Training Tournament (10 players). Supported by the English Junior Coaches and Organisers Association (EJCOA). Entry fee: £75
Prizes: £150, £100, £50. Junior Coaching: Post-game analysis with an ECF Registered Coach. Time control: All moves in 60 minutes, plus 30 seconds per move increment | 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

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.

National Prep Schools Rapidplay @ Aldro School Lombard Street, Shackleford, Godalming
Dec 18 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

Contact: David Archer Email: archerd@aldro.org [MAP] 5 round Swiss, five age group sections. Prep schools only | Entry form

Dec
31
Fri
2021
Online Junior Training and Tournament – most Sundays @ Online
Dec 31 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Contact: Nick Pert Email: nickpert@hotmail.com Web: http://www.gmchess.co.uk/
This event takes place on most Sundays throghout the year – email Nick to confirm.
Small group junior chess training with GM Nick Pert. 1 hour online training followed by a blitz tournament with a chance to challenge Nick. Cost is £15.00 per session, 4 sessions for the price of 3. Please email Nick for further information or to register – nickpert@hotmail.com | Entry form

Jan
2
Sun
2022
Sussex Junior Hastings Rapidplay @ St Mary Star of the Sea, Magdalen Road, St. Leonards-on-Sea
Jan 2 all-day

Contact: Carol Graham Email: info@sussexjuniorchess.org Web: https://sussexjuniorchess.org/ [MAP] 6 round Swiss rapidplay in 4 sections; U11 Minor, U11 Major, U18 Minor, U18 Major | Entry form

Jan
16
Sun
2022
ECF Schools Girls Semi Final North @ Nottingham High School 53-61 Forest Road East Nottingham NG1 4HH
Jan 16 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: Andrew Martin Email: a.martin2007@yahoo.co.uk [MAP] 5 round Swiss. U11 and U19 sections. School teams of three. Girls only. The number of teams qualifying for the final is dependent on the number of entries

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] 5 round Swiss. U11 and U19 sections. School teams of three. Girls only. The number of teams qualifying for the final is dependent on the number of entries

Jan
22
Sat
2022
2nd EJCOA Weekend Masterclass @ Zoom & Tornelo
Jan 22 @ 10:00 am – Jan 23 @ 5:30 pm

Contact: Tim Wall Email: timpeterwall@gmail.com Web: https://ejcoa.co.uk/
Interactive Online Coaching for juniors & adults (in separate groups). Coaches include FIDE Trainers IM Andrew Martin, IM Lorin D’Costa, FM Tim Wall & other EJCOA coaches TBA | Entry form

Jan
23
Sun
2022
World 20/20 Chess Championships @ Chess.com
Jan 23 all-day
World 20/20 Chess Championships @ Chess.com

All teams welcome, you just need any four players to be in one with prizes of $3000 for 1st, $1500 for 2nd and $500 for 3rd. One team match of 10+5 time controls on Chess.com each month and you can join late. Email director@2020chess.com if you have any questions. Full details at https://2020chess.com/rules-and-details-for-the-2021-2022-online-season.html | Entry form
Games will be streamed live throughout the day on Chess.com Twitch TV Streamers – https://www.twitch.tv/chessheroes

Jan
29
Sat
2022
South of England Junior Chess Congress @ Yateley Manor School 51 Reading Road Yateley
Jan 29 @ 9:00 am – Jan 30 @ 5:30 pm

Contact: Amy Grieve Email: amy@southofenglandjunior.com Web: http://www.southofenglandjunior.com [MAP] Prestigious annual junior chess tournament, sections from U7 up to U15. Counts towards ECF Youth Grand Prix. Open event – all welcome! Please contact us if you have any special requirements.

Feb
6
Sun
2022
Sussex Junior Horsham Rapidplay @ Millais School, Depot Rd, Horsham RH13 5HR
Feb 6 all-day

Contact: Carol Graham Email: info@sussexjuniorchess.org Web: https://sussexjuniorchess.org/ [MAP] 6 round Swiss rapidplay in 4 sections; U11 Minor, U11 Major, U18 Minor, U18 Major | Entry form

Feb
23
Wed
2022
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
27
Sun
2022
World 20/20 Chess Championships @ Chess.com
Feb 27 all-day
World 20/20 Chess Championships @ Chess.com

All teams welcome, you just need any four players to be in one with prizes of $3000 for 1st, $1500 for 2nd and $500 for 3rd. One team match of 10+5 time controls on Chess.com each month and you can join late. Email director@2020chess.com if you have any questions. Full details at https://2020chess.com/rules-and-details-for-the-2021-2022-online-season.html | Entry form
Games will be streamed live throughout the day on Chess.com Twitch TV Streamers – https://www.twitch.tv/chessheroes

Mar
12
Sat
2022
EPSCA Under 9 Zones @ TBA
Mar 12 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Dennis Email: nigelwdennis@btinternet.com Web: https://www.epsca.org.uk/
45th EPSCA Under 9 Inter-Association Team Championships. Three zones qualifying for the final on 23rd April. Entry restricted to affiliated associations.