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 August 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 …

Oct
17
Sun
2021
29th Birmingham Rapidplay @ Quinborne Community Centre Ridgacre Rd, Quinton, Birmingham B32 2TW
Oct 17 all-day

Contact: Alex Holowczak Email: alexholowczak@gmail.com Web: https://rapidplay.birminghamchess.org.uk/ [MAP] Four ECF-rated and FIDE-rated Rapidplay tournaments – Open, Major, Inter, Minor. £1,000 prize fund.

Oct
19
Tue
2021
Battersea FIDE Blitz @ Battersea Labour Club 81-83 Falcon Rd Battersea, London
Oct 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Contact: Rejean Dupuis Email: blitz@batterseachessclub.org.uk Web: https://www.batterseachessclub.org.uk/ [MAP] Please arrive at 18:45 for prompt start at 19:00 at the Battersea Chess Club. Limited spaces – please fill out the entry form for registration on the website. Players without existing FIDE ID who join the tournament will get registered as ENG and need to provide their date of birth to play. Transferring your FIDE country to a different country in the future would incur a charge. £3 for members, £10 for non-members

Oct
23
Sat
2021
Golders Green FIDE Rapidplay @ St Luke’s Church, Kidderpore Avenue, London NW3 7SU
Oct 23 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Web: http://goldersgreenchess.blogspot.com/ [MAP] FIDE and ECF rated | 6 games | 20 mins +5 secs a move | 11am start

Oct
29
Fri
2021
Coulsdon Chess Junior Grand Prix @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey CR5 3BA
Oct 29 @ 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

Scarborough Chess Congress @ The Ocean Room, Spa Complex South Bay Scarborough North Yorkshire YO11 2HD
Oct 29 @ 7:00 pm – Oct 31 @ 6:15 pm

Contact: Maggie Butterworth Email: scarboroughchess@gmail.com Web: http://www.scarboroughchesscongress.org.uk/ [MAP] Scarborough Chess Congress is expecting to run this year. We are currently accepting entries via the congress website. Entry forms can also be downloaded from the site.

Nov
1
Mon
2021
CHESS MAGIC Round Robin Festival @ Iver Resort, Drvendgrad, Mokra Gora, Serbia
Nov 1 @ 10:00 am – Nov 3 @ 9:00 pm
CHESS MAGIC Round Robin Festival @ Iver Resort, Drvendgrad, Mokra Gora, Serbia

Contact: Carl Strugnell Email: carlstrugnell@outlook.com
5 tournament cycles: (1-3) (4-6) (7-9) (10-12) (13-15). Each cycle is limited to 40 players. Divided by rating into 4 Round Robins.
Max rating 2200, min rating 1400 | Entry form

Nov
4
Thu
2021
CHESS MAGIC Round Robin Festival @ Iver Resort, Drvendgrad, Mokra Gora, Serbia
Nov 4 @ 10:00 am – Nov 6 @ 9:00 pm
CHESS MAGIC Round Robin Festival @ Iver Resort, Drvendgrad, Mokra Gora, Serbia

Contact: Carl Strugnell Email: carlstrugnell@outlook.com
5 tournament cycles: (1-3) (4-6) (7-9) (10-12) (13-15). Each cycle is limited to 40 players. Divided by rating into 4 Round Robins.
Max rating 2200, min rating 1400 | Entry form

Nov
6
Sat
2021
Coulsdon Chess Junior Grand Prix @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey CR5 3BA
Nov 6 @ 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

Golders Green FIDE Rapidplay @ St Luke’s Church, Kidderpore Avenue, London NW3 7SU
Nov 6 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Web: http://goldersgreenchess.blogspot.com/ [MAP] FIDE and ECF rated | 6 games | 20 mins +5 secs a move | 11am start

PRO University Chess League @ Lichess.org and venue TBA
Nov 6 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

PUCL is an all-play-all rapidplay team competition for Universities across the UK to compete in monthly fixtures. The top teams from each fixture qualify for the knockout playoffs, hopefully taking place OTB in Central London. The playoff games will be ECF rated; the group-stage games will not.
Group Stages Nov. 6, Dec. 4, Jan. 8; Playoffs Round of 16: Feb. 5; Quarter Finals: Mar. 5; Semi-Finals: Apr. 2; Grand Finals: Apr. 3

Nov
7
Sun
2021
CHESS MAGIC Round Robin Festival @ Iver Resort, Drvendgrad, Mokra Gora, Serbia
Nov 7 @ 10:00 am – Nov 9 @ 9:00 pm
CHESS MAGIC Round Robin Festival @ Iver Resort, Drvendgrad, Mokra Gora, Serbia

Contact: Carl Strugnell Email: carlstrugnell@outlook.com
5 tournament cycles: (1-3) (4-6) (7-9) (10-12) (13-15). Each cycle is limited to 40 players. Divided by rating into 4 Round Robins.
Max rating 2200, min rating 1400 | Entry form

Nov
10
Wed
2021
CHESS MAGIC Round Robin Festival @ Iver Resort, Drvendgrad, Mokra Gora, Serbia
Nov 10 @ 10:00 am – Nov 12 @ 9:00 pm
CHESS MAGIC Round Robin Festival @ Iver Resort, Drvendgrad, Mokra Gora, Serbia

Contact: Carl Strugnell Email: carlstrugnell@outlook.com
5 tournament cycles: (1-3) (4-6) (7-9) (10-12) (13-15). Each cycle is limited to 40 players. Divided by rating into 4 Round Robins.
Max rating 2200, min rating 1400 | Entry form

Nov
11
Thu
2021
European Team Chess Championship @ Hotel Terme Čatež Spa, Catez, Slovenia
Nov 11 – Nov 22 all-day
Nov
12
Fri
2021
Central London Chess Congress @ Imperial College Union, Prince Consort Road, London
Nov 12 – Nov 14 all-day

Contact: John Sargent Email: johnsargent@gmail.com Web: https://union.ic.ac.uk/rcc/chess/2021/10/central-london-chess-congress-at-imperial-college-november-2021/ [MAP] IMPORTANT NOTES: Due to council regulations, U18s are not allowed, sorry. Mask wearing while indoors/moving around will be mandatory, at boards masks must be worn unless both players agree to play without. One board per table instead of the usual two.
A weekend of chess in a prestigious central London location in the shadow of the Royal Albert Hall. This will be Imperial College’s 11th hosted chess congress since they were revived in the 2000’s.

Nov
13
Sat
2021
CHESS MAGIC Round Robin Festival @ Iver Resort, Drvendgrad, Mokra Gora, Serbia
Nov 13 @ 10:00 am – Nov 15 @ 9:00 pm
CHESS MAGIC Round Robin Festival @ Iver Resort, Drvendgrad, Mokra Gora, Serbia

Contact: Carl Strugnell Email: carlstrugnell@outlook.com
5 tournament cycles: (1-3) (4-6) (7-9) (10-12) (13-15). Each cycle is limited to 40 players. Divided by rating into 4 Round Robins.
Max rating 2200, min rating 1400 | Entry form

Nov
20
Sat
2021
Brentwood School FIDE Invitational Weekend @ Brentwood School Middleton Hall Lane Brentwood Essex CM15 8EE
Nov 20 @ 9:15 am – Nov 21 @ 4:30 pm

Contact: Robin Slade Email: slader@brentwood.essex.sch.uk [MAP] To give the leading Brentwood and Essex juniors a chance to challenge top juniors from outside the area. At least some of the games will be FIDE-rated. Coaching will be led by Brentwood’s Head of Chess, International Master Richard Pert. There will also be a small satellite, non-FIDE tournament alongside on Saturday 20th for those outside the main event and siblings of the players. Many places will be filled by direct invitation but please get in touch if you would be interested to take part.

Golders Green FIDE Rapidplay @ St Luke’s Church, Kidderpore Avenue, London NW3 7SU
Nov 20 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Web: http://goldersgreenchess.blogspot.com/ [MAP] FIDE and ECF rated | 6 games | 20 mins +5 secs a move | 11am start

Nov
27
Sat
2021
Cambridgeshire County Closed Chess Championships @ Unit 1, New England Complex, Lincoln Road, Peterborough
Nov 27 @ 10:00 am – Nov 28 @ 5:00 pm

Contact: Francis Bowers Email: chessbower@aol.com [MAP] The top 42 players in Cambridgeshire play a 5 round Swiss event – 3 games Saturday, 2 games Sunday. 70 mins plus 15 seconds per move using digital clocks and scoring the game in the presence of a ECF Arbiter | Entry form

YJCA Grand Prix Event 1 @ Queen Margaret’s School, Escrick Park, York
Nov 27 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

Contact: John Hipshon Email: jr.hipshon@ntlworld.com Web: http://www.yorkshirejuniorchess.org/ [MAP] Major Section: Open to any player; Intermediate Section: Open to players with an ECF rapidplay grade below 1450; Minor Section: Open to any player with no grade or below 1000; Novice Section: Open to any player with limited experience or first tournament. Prizes in each section including £60 for major winner.

Docklands Chess Poplar Rapid Tournament @ Langley Hall, St.Nicholas Church Centre Ettrick Street, Poplar London E14 0QD
Nov 27 @ 10:30 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Norman Went Email: DocklandsChess@yahoo.co.uk Web: http://www.spanglefish.com/docklandschessclub [MAP] 6 round Swiss pairing tournament. U2000 Major and U1650 Minor. 25+5 second increment – Fischer timing. Major ECF & FIDE rated. Minor ECF rated only | Entry form

Mill Hill FIDE Congress @ Copthall School, Pursley Road, London NW7 2EP
Nov 27 @ 10:30 am – Nov 28 @ 5:00 pm

Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Web: http://www.chessengland.com/ [MAP] An Under 2200 / Under 1900 / Under 1700 tournament of five rounds. Three rounds on Saturday (10.30am, 2pm and 5.30pm). Two on Sunday (11am and 2.30pm). 60 minutes per player per game PLUS 30 seconds added every move. FIDE rated and ECF rated

Nov
28
Sun
2021
Hampshire Junior Open Chess Tournament @ Badger Farm Community Centre, 2 Badger Farm Road, Winchester
Nov 28 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
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

Golders Green FIDE Rapidplay @ St Luke’s Church, Kidderpore Avenue, London NW3 7SU
Dec 4 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Web: http://goldersgreenchess.blogspot.com/ [MAP] FIDE and ECF rated | 6 games | 20 mins +5 secs a move | 11am start

PRO University Chess League @ Lichess.org and venue TBA
Dec 4 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

PUCL is an all-play-all rapidplay team competition for Universities across the UK to compete in monthly fixtures. The top teams from each fixture qualify for the knockout playoffs, hopefully taking place OTB in Central London. The playoff games will be ECF rated; the group-stage games will not.
Group Stages Nov. 6, Dec. 4, Jan. 8; Playoffs Round of 16: Feb. 5; Quarter Finals: Mar. 5; Semi-Finals: Apr. 2; Grand Finals: Apr. 3