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 – click here. This will also enable you to submit your event to the International Rating Office for registration with FIDE if it is FIDE-rated or has a FIDE-rated section(s)* | For a PDF of the ECF Event Calendar (updated every 4-6 weeks) – click here (PDF updated March 22nd 2020)
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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 …

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BJCA’S UKCC Qualifier @ Richards Hall The Abbey Senior School 17 Kendrick Road Reading
Mar 29 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Contact: Nidhi Gogia Email: Web: [MAP]
7 ECF graded rapid rounds as UKCC Qualifier for U9/U11 age groups. Trophies for 1st, 2nd and 3rd in each age group. Open section for children who do not need qualification or who have already qualified. Cash prizes

Champions’ League Chess Middlesex & the Rest Zone – 2nd Leg @ Unicorn Primary School Creswell Drive Beckenham
Mar 29 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Contact: Daniel Gliddon Email: Web: [MAP]
Primary School (FIDE-rated & ECF graded) Team tournament. This is the 2nd Leg of 2 rounds of qualifying for the Summer Term Final

64th Southend Chess Congress @ Southend Adult Community College, Ambleside Drive, Southend
Apr 9 @ 10:00 am – Apr 13 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: Ian Hunnable Email: Web: [MAP]
FIDE one-day Rapidplay, FIDE Open, FIDE U1900, ECF U145, ECF U120, ECF U95 | Entry form

English Primary Schools’ Chess Association U9 Final – CANCELLED @ TBA
Apr 25 @ 11:45 am – 5:45 pm

*** This event has sadly been cancelled due to current health concerns and the Coronavirus outbreak ***

Wakefield Junior Chess Congress @ Netherton School, Netherton Lane, Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Apr 26 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

Contact: John Hipshon Email: Web: [MAP]
Major Section – Open to any player | Intermediate Section – Open to players with an ECF/YCA grade below 110 | Minor Section – Open to any player with no grade or below 40 (some tournament experience would be required and players with a grade over 40 may be eligible if the grade is based on a small number of games)

Hampshire UKCC Megafinal @ New Hall, Winchester College, Wharf Hill, Winchester
May 3 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: Dr John Upham Email: Web: [MAP]
The Hampshire Megafinal is the UKCC tournament for qualifiers from the UKCC schools stage. It is open to children from any county and any school but will feature many children from Hampshire schools

Eccles 2020 Chess Congress @ Eccles Town Hall, Church Street, Eccles
May 3 @ 9:45 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Barbara Farrar Email: Web: [MAP]
An Eccles Chess Club event – full day 7-round rapidplay (20 minutes plus 5 second increments) ECF graded. Registration 9.15 – 9.45; Lunch 12.50 – 1.30. Cash prize fund £1,275. All entries by Friday 1st May. Entry fees – £18 for Silver members or above, £27 for Bronze or non-members. The Tournament Controller’s decision is always final | Brochure

Champions’ League Chess Finals @ Chipstead Valley Primary School Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey
May 8 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sussex Junior Worthing Rapidplay @ Worthing College, 1 Sanditon Way, Worthing
May 16 @ 9:45 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Anita McMahon Email: Web: [MAP]
6 round rapidplay in 4 sections – Under 11 Minor, Under 11 Major, Under 18 Minor, Under 18 Major | Entry form

Bury St Edmunds Junior Chess Congress @ Sybil Andrews Academy, Rougham Tower Avenue, Bury St Edmunds
May 17 @ 9:30 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: Bob Jones Email: Web: [MAP]
Four sections – Under 18, Under 11, Under 9, Minor (must be under 11 and either ungraded or graded below 50)

Champions’ League Chess – Infants’ Event @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey
Jun 7 @ 1:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Contact: Daniel Gliddon Email: Web: [MAP]
Infant School (ECF Graded) Team Finals

Open Kromeriz & International Youth Chess Festival @ Dům kultury v Kroměříži Tovačovského 2828/22 767 01 Kroměříž[]
Jul 13 – Jul 19 all-day

Contact: Rostislav Huňa Email: Web: [MAP]
A – tournament for talented children under 13 years. B – tournament OPEN Kromeriz for all chess players and also tournaments in rapid and blitz. Kromeriz is beautiful town with historical chateau and gardens which were added to the list of UNESCO | Entry form

Hampshire Junior Open Congress @ New Hall, Winchester College, Wharf Hill, Winchester
Oct 4 @ 9:00 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: John Upham Email: Web: [MAP]
An annual tournament for young chess players who are less than 18 years old on August 31st, 2020. Players are invited from ANY county : there are no restrictions as this is an OPEN event. The event is a qualifier for the London Junior Chess Championships 2020 | Entry form

Ashtead Rapidplay @ Peace Memorial Hall, Woodfield Lane, Ashtead
Oct 4 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

Contact: Richard Jones / Pat Armstrong Email: Web: [MAP]
5 round Rapidplay event for adults and juniors. Adult Major and Junior U10 and U11 will be ECF graded. We hope to offer something for all players under 150 ECF, particularly family members and friends who are new to competitive chess

Hull Rapid 2021 @ Royal Hotel Hull, Royal Suite, 170 Ferensway, Hull
Jan 3 @ 10:15 am – 5:15 pm

Contact: Douglas Vleeshhouwer Email: Web: [MAP]
5 round Swiss rapid tournament – 3 sections, all FIDE-rated and ECF graded
Open, U1900 (and ECF U160) and U1600 (and ECF U120). 20 mins + 10 secs increment from move 1. In each section – 1st place £120, 2nd place £60, 3rd place £30. 2 performance prizes (£30 and £20). Junior trophy and spot prizes in rounds 1-4 for best performance | Entry form