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 …

Sep
17
Fri
2021
European Chess Club Cup Open and Women’s @ Hotel Izgrev, Struga, Ohrid Lake, North Macedonia
Sep 17 – Sep 25 all-day
Sep
21
Tue
2021
Hendon Under 2200 FIDE Swiss @ Hendon, London NW4 4NA
Sep 21 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Web: http://www.chessengland.com/
A 12 round Swiss – you can play one round, or all twelve! Two games a day (6-13-20-21-27-28 September, Mondays and Tuesdays) with an 11.00am start, finishing about 5pm, book each round separately (you can play just one game, or all 12) and you will get a FIDE rated and ECF rated game against someone roughly your level.

Sep
22
Wed
2021
Beckenham FIDE Rated 8 Player RR Closed Invitational @ The Parklangley Club 44A Wickham Way Beckenham Kent
Sep 22 @ 7:00 pm

Contact: Ian Snape Email: ian@ianlsnape.myzen.co.uk [MAP] 8 player single round robin. Arbiter – Ray Ryan Foster. This event runs once per month from September 2021 to April 2022.

Sep
24
Fri
2021
57th Northumberland Chess Weekender @ The Parks Leisure Centre Howdon Road, North Shields, North Tyneside NE29 6TL
Sep 24 @ 7:00 pm – Sep 26 @ 7:30 pm

Contact: Mick Riding Email: mickriding@hotmail.co.uk Website: https://northumberlandchess.wixsite.com/congress [MAP] Featuring FIDE rated OPEN, MAJOR, MINOR and FOUNDATION sections with a prize fund of £1700 | Entry form

Sep
25
Sat
2021
Junior 4NCL Weekend @ Woodland Grange, Old Milverton Lane, Royal Leamington Spa CV32 6RN
Sep 25 – Sep 26 all-day
Golders Green FIDE Rapidplay @ St Luke’s Church, Kidderpore Avenue, London NW3 7SU
Sep 25 @ 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

Sep
26
Sun
2021
Junior Master Series @ Lichess.org
Sep 26 all-day

Contact: Tony Niccoli Email: tonyniccolichess@gmail.com Web: http://www.juniormasterseries.com
Autumn Cup challenge qualifier. Qualification event for the Autumn Cup finals on 31/10/21 – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chess-junior-masters-tickets-136194823383

Sep
27
Mon
2021
Coulsdon Chess Dicky White @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey CR5 3BA
Sep 27 @ 10:03 am – 11:03 am

Contact: Daniel Gliddon Email: chess@ccfworld.com Web: http://www.ccfworld.com/Chess [MAP] Internal Dicky White competition. All players must be ECF Gold members. Please email chess@ccfworld.com to enquire if not an existing member

Hendon Under 2200 FIDE Swiss @ Hendon, London NW4 4NA
Sep 27 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Web: http://www.chessengland.com/
A 12 round Swiss – you can play one round, or all twelve! Two games a day (6-13-20-21-27-28 September, Mondays and Tuesdays) with an 11.00am start, finishing about 5pm, book each round separately (you can play just one game, or all 12) and you will get a FIDE rated and ECF rated game against someone roughly your level.

Sep
28
Tue
2021
Hendon Under 2200 FIDE Swiss @ Hendon, London NW4 4NA
Sep 28 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Web: http://www.chessengland.com/
A 12 round Swiss – you can play one round, or all twelve! Two games a day (6-13-20-21-27-28 September, Mondays and Tuesdays) with an 11.00am start, finishing about 5pm, book each round separately (you can play just one game, or all 12) and you will get a FIDE rated and ECF rated game against someone roughly your level.

Sep
30
Thu
2021
Beckenham FIDE Rated 8 Player RR Closed Invitational @ The Parklangley Club 44A Wickham Way Beckenham Kent
Sep 30 @ 7:00 pm

Contact: Ian Snape Email: ian@ianlsnape.myzen.co.uk [MAP] 8 player single round robin. Arbiter – Ray Ryan Foster. This event runs once per month from September 2021 to April 2022.

Oct
2
Sat
2021
Coulsdon Chess October 2021 Rapidplay @ Coulsdon Chess 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon
Oct 2 @ 10:00 am – 6:30 pm

Contact: Daniel Gliddon Email: chess@ccfworld.com Web: http://www.ccfworld.com/Chess [MAP] A 7 round rapidplay congress. We will be running Open and Graded sections (possibly two). The time control will be 20 + 10 seconds per move from move 1. All sections will be FIDE rated as well as ECF rated so players must be an ECF Silver Member.

British Juniors Championships 2021 @ Kents Hill Park Hotel, Timbold Drive, Milton Keynes
Oct 2 @ 12:30 pm – Oct 3 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: Kevin Staveley Email: manager.british@englishchess.org.uk Web: https://www.britishchesschampionships.co.uk/ [MAP] The Junior Championships will include separate sections for U18, U16, U14, U12, U10, and U8. The U18 to U12 sections will be based on 5 rounds over the two days. The U10 and U8 sections will be based on 7 rounds | Entry form

British Chess Championships 2021 – Open Championships @ Canham Turner Conference Centre, University of Hull, Cottingham Road, Hull HU6 7RX
Oct 2 @ 2:30 pm – Oct 10 @ 4:00 pm

Contact: Kevin Staveley Email: manager.british@englishchess.org.uk Web: https://www.britishchesschampionships.co.uk/ [MAP] British Championships Open Finals 2021. The Championship Finals will take place at Hull University and are open to eligible exempted players (GMs, WGMs, IMs and WIMs) and qualifiers from the Online Championships. The Finals will be played over 9 rounds between 2nd and 10th October | Entry form

Oct
3
Sun
2021
ECF Online Blitz Grand Prix 2021 @ Lichess.org
Oct 3 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Towers Email: director.homechess@englishchess.org.uk Web: https://www.englishchess.org.uk/2021-online-grand-prix-series/
The ECF Blitz Grand Prix consists of monthly Swiss and Arena tournaments on the first Sunday of each month from March to November 2021. The ECF will be publishing a leaderboard, which will be updated monthly, with prizes for the winners in a number of categories at the end of the events.

Oct
4
Mon
2021
Coulsdon Chess Dicky White @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey CR5 3BA
Oct 4 @ 10:03 am – 11:03 am

Contact: Daniel Gliddon Email: chess@ccfworld.com Web: http://www.ccfworld.com/Chess [MAP] Internal Dicky White competition. All players must be ECF Gold members. Please email chess@ccfworld.com to enquire if not an existing member

British Senior Championships 2021 @ Kents Hill Park Hotel, Timbold Drive, Milton Keynes
Oct 4 @ 2:30 pm – Oct 10 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: Kevin Staveley Email: manager.british@englishchess.org.uk Web: https://www.britishchesschampionships.co.uk/ [MAP] This is a 7 round championship event with one round per day from Monday 4th October to Sunday 10th October at Kent’s Park Hotel in Milton Keynes. There will be two Senior Championships – 50+ and 65+ with entry open to eligible players who meet the age requirements for the events | Entry form

Oct
5
Tue
2021
Muswell Hill FIDE Rapid @ The Clissold Arms, 105 Fortis Green, London N2 9HR
Oct 5 @ 10:30 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Web: https://muswellhillchess.blogspot.com/ [MAP] Six rounds of FIDE rated chess, all TUESDAYS. Limited to 36 players. ONE SECTION

Oct
8
Fri
2021
11th 4NCL Online Congress @ Lichess.org
Oct 8 @ 7:00 pm – Oct 10 @ 7:00 pm
Oct
9
Sat
2021
Judit Polgar’s Global Chess Festival @ Budapest
Oct 9 all-day

Registration is open at https://www.globalchessfestival.com/gcf-2021/for-organizers. All events will be added under the menu EVENTS Oct 9 on the official Global Chess Festival’s website, with a separate page for each event. (We can guarantee your appearance only if we get the registrations by the deadline. We encourage organizers to register their own online or offline program. Please send your event registration no later than the 20th September.

UK Chess Challenge Terafinal @ Blenheim Palace Woodstock OX20 1PP
Oct 9 – Oct 10 all-day

Contact: Sarah Longson Email: sarah@ukchess.co.uk [MAP] Finals of the largest junior competition. Entry is by qualification only.

Golders Green FIDE Rapidplay @ St Luke’s Church, Kidderpore Avenue, London NW3 7SU
Oct 9 @ 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
10
Sun
2021
Cheney Rapidplays Event 10 @ Brighouse Building, Cheney School, Cheney Lane, Oxford OX3 7QH
Oct 10 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: Joseph Conlon Email: joseph.p.conlon@gmail.com Web: https://forms.gle/h9oh2tjk34DBLNbn6 [MAP] Junior rapidplays; 48 players capacity; arranged by strength in all-play-all groups of 8; 7 rounds; lots of trophies; ECF Congress of the Year 2021; http://www.cheneychess.com/

Oct
11
Mon
2021
Coulsdon Chess Dicky White @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey CR5 3BA
Oct 11 @ 10:03 am – 11:03 am

Contact: Daniel Gliddon Email: chess@ccfworld.com Web: http://www.ccfworld.com/Chess [MAP] Internal Dicky White competition. All players must be ECF Gold members. Please email chess@ccfworld.com to enquire if not an existing member

Oct
12
Tue
2021
Muswell Hill FIDE Rapid @ The Clissold Arms, 105 Fortis Green, London N2 9HR
Oct 12 @ 10:30 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Web: https://muswellhillchess.blogspot.com/ [MAP] Six rounds of FIDE rated chess, all TUESDAYS. Limited to 36 players. ONE SECTION