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 –
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For a PDF of the ECF Event Calendar (updated every 4-6 weeks) – click here (PDF updated December 2021)
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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: [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

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

Contact: Caleb Brown Email: Web:
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

Hope Chess Christmas Open @
Dec 12 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Contact: Madara Orlovska Email:
Christmas online rapidplay tournament for juniors organised via Juniors are eligible to play if they were born on or after 1 August 2003.
To enter, please email the full name, DOB, and ECF/FIDE chess rating (if any) and username. The tournament is free of charge. The champion will be awarded a trophy and a certificate and the 2nd and 3rd place will receive medals and certificates.

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: Web: [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

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

Contact: Nick Pert Email: Web:
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 – | Entry form

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: Web: [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.