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/
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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

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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
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
Cambridgeshire Rapidplay @ Whittlesford Memorial Hall Mill Lane Whittlesford Cambridge
Sep 25 @ 10:00 am – 5:45 pm

Contact: Oliver Lenton Email: ollie__lenton@hotmail.co.uk [MAP] Cambs & East Anglia Grand Prix event; four five-round tournaments
Open; Major (Under 1900); Challengers (Under 1650); Minor (Under 1400) | Entry form

Peter & Peggy Clarke Memorial @ The Parkhouse Centre Ergue-Gaberic Way, Bude EX23 8LD
Sep 25 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: John Constable Email: chess@budechess.co.uk Web: http://www.budechess.co.uk/ [MAP] Six round rapidplay, 25min +5 sec/move, Open & U1750

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

Abbots Bromley Blitz @ Bagot St, Abbots Bromley, Rugeley WS15 3DB
Sep 26 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Abbots Bromley Blitz @ Bagot St, Abbots Bromley, Rugeley WS15 3DB

Contact: Peter Hornsby Email: abbotsbromleychessclub@gmail.com Web: https://www.chess.com/club/abbots-bromley [MAP] Free entry ungraded matches welcome to all. Please email if you would like to attend in advance or if you have any questions. Blitz tournament with 5+2 time controls.

Sep
27
Mon
2021
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.

Oct
1
Fri
2021
Castle Chess 17th ‘A’ Fareham Congress @ The Lysses House Hotel, 51 High Street, Fareham, Hampshire PO16 7BQ
Oct 1 @ 7:00 pm – Oct 3 @ 5:00 pm

Contact: Tony Corfe Email: tony@mrcorfe.co.uk [MAP] 3 sections, 6 round Swiss – OPEN, MAJOR – Under 1901 (ECF 160), MINOR – Under 1601 (ECF 120)
Prizes expected £180 per section but not guaranteed | Entry form

Oct
2
Sat
2021
Norfolk County Chess Championships @ The Tithe Barn, Rectory Road, Horstead NR21 7EP
Oct 2 @ 9:30 am – Oct 3 @ 6:30 pm

Contact: John Wickham Email: j.r.wickham@btinternet.com [MAP] Closed event. Subject to Covid restrictions and numbers, there will be a Championship and Challengers | Entry form

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
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
8
Fri
2021
11th 4NCL Online Congress @ Lichess.org
Oct 8 @ 7:00 pm – Oct 10 @ 7:00 pm
Oct
9
Sat
2021
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
14
Thu
2021
British Championships 2021 – Women’s Championship @ Canham Turner Conference Centre, University of Hull, Cottingham Road, Hull HU6 7RX
Oct 14 @ 4:00 pm – Oct 17 @ 8:00 pm

Contact: Kevin Staveley Email: manager.british@englishchess.org.uk Web: https://www.britishchesschampionships.co.uk/ [MAP] The British Womens Championship Final – 2021 – will take place at Hull University with 7 rounds between 14th and 17th October. The event is open to eligible WGMs or WIMs and qualifiers from the British Online Championships Womens Final in August | Entry form

Oct
16
Sat
2021
Sussex Junior Worth Rapidplay @ Worth School, Paddockhurst Road, Turners Hill RH10 4SD
Oct 16 @ 9:45 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Carol Graham Email: info@sussexjuniorchess.org Web: http://sussexjuniorchess.org/ [MAP] 6 round Swiss rapidplay in 4 sections – U8, U10, U12 & U18. LJCC qualifier.

Docklands Chess Poplar Rapid Tournament @ Langley Hall, St.Nicholas Church Centre Ettrick Street, Poplar London E14 0QD
Oct 16 @ 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