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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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: Web: [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.

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: Web: [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

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: Web: [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.

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.

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: Web: [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 | Entry form