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 December 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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Dec
4
Sat
2021
English Womens Rapidplay @ Cavendish Conference Centre, Duchess Mews, London
Dec 4 @ 12:00 pm – Dec 5 @ 4:30 pm

Contact: Shohreh Bayat Email: Shohreh_b1987@yahoo.com Web: https://www.londonchessclassic.com/ [MAP] Ten of England’s best female players face off in an invitational weekend all-play-all rapidplay tournament. 15 minutes + 10 seconds increment. 1st £1,500 2nd £1,000 3rd £750, 4th £500

Dec
5
Sun
2021
North London Grand Prix @ Bishop Douglass School Hamilton Road London
Dec 5 @ 9:45 am – 4:45 pm

Contact: Angela Eyton Email: angelaeyton@aol.com [MAP] London Junior Championship qualifying event with sections for U8, U10 and U12. Open to all U12. Prizes for winners and and runners-up. Certificates for all.
Highest scores from 3 out of the 4 qualifying events are used for the Grand Prix prizes. Link to booking form – https://forms.gle/hhjka5gudn9caztN7

Dec
11
Sat
2021
Oxted December FIDE Standard OPEN @ Oxted Library 12 Gresham Road Oxted Surrey
Dec 11 @ 10:00 am – Dec 12 @ 7:00 pm

Contact: Maria Damodaran Email: mariadamodaran@gmail.com [MAP] FIDE Standard 90 minutes + 30 seconds increment; Saturday 2 rounds; Sunday 2 rounds; Entry fee £25 {£20 for FIDE rated >=2000} | Entry form

English Rapidplay Chess Championship 2021 @ Cavendish Conference Centre, Duchess Mews, London
Dec 11 @ 12:00 pm – Dec 12 @ 4:00 pm

Contact: Shohreh Bayat Email: Shohreh_b1987@yahoo.com Web: https://www.londonchessclassic.com/ [MAP] Ten of England’s top Grandmasters and International Masters face off in a weekend all-play-all rapidplay tournament. Live commentary in the auditorium with GM Nigel Short and GM Stuart Conquest

Dec
18
Sat
2021
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: jalutton@aol.com Web: http://www.ljcc.co.uk/ [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 www.ljcc.co.uk

Dec
28
Tue
2021
London Christmas Chess Congress @ University of Westminster, Harrow Campus, Northwick Park, Harrow HA1 3TP
Dec 28 @ 9:45 am – Dec 30 @ 8:00 pm

Contact: Arnold Lutton Email: entry@ljcc.co.uk Web: http://www.ljcc.co.uk/ [MAP] This established three day, six round Congress consists of three sections – OPEN, MAJOR and MINOR. The Open and Major are FIDE-rated. The Minor is ECF rated only and is restricted to players under ECF 1600 and to ungraded players who do not have a FIDE rating. The Major is under 1940 FIDE

London Junior Chess Championships @ University of Westminster, Harrow Campus, Northwick Park, Harrow HA1 3TP
Dec 28 @ 9:45 am – Dec 30 @ 8:45 pm

Contact: Arnold Lutton Email: entry@ljcc.co.uk Web: http://www.ljcc.co.uk/ [MAP] This prestigious event has sections for Under 8, Under 12, Under 16 and Under 18/21. The Under 18/21 is combined with the LJCC Christmas Open.
The Under 8 is held over two days, 29th and 30th December. The other sections play on all three days. The Under 18/21 and Under 16 are both FIDE rated. The Under 12 attracts a very large entry and is run as Major and Minor sections. Competitors must gain qualification to play in the Under 8 and Under 12 as detailed at www.ljcc.co.uk
There are also sections for Under 10 and Under 14 on 12th and 13th December at the same venue.

Jan
21
Fri
2022
27th 4NCL Congress @ The Old Swan Hotel, Swan Road, Harrogate HG1 2SR
Jan 21 @ 7:00 pm – Jan 23 @ 7:00 pm

Contact: Mike Truran Email: mike@truranfamily.co.uk Web: http://www.4ncl.co.uk/ [MAP] Sections: Open, Under 2000, Under 1700. Five rounds. Entry fee £30.00. Prize fund £3,000

Jan
29
Sat
2022
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: amy@southofenglandjunior.com Web: http://www.southofenglandjunior.com [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.

Feb
12
Sat
2022
YJCA Grand Prix Event 2 @ Hymers College, Hymers Avenue, Hull
Feb 12 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

Contact: John Hipshon Email: jr.hipshon@ntlworld.com Web: http://www.yorkshirejuniorchess.org/ [MAP] 4 sections for Juniors – Major (any player) cash prizes for top 3; Intermediate (grades below 1450) trophies for top 3 and age group prizes; Minor (grades below 1000) trophies for top 3 and age group prizes; Novice (inexperienced players) trophies for top 3 and age group prizes and certificates to every player.

Feb
23
Wed
2022
1st EJCOA Ilkley Chess Centre IM Norm All-Play-All @ The Chess Centre, 8 Crescent Court, Ilkley, West Yorkshire
Feb 23 @ 6:30 pm – Feb 27 @ 7:00 pm
1st EJCOA Ilkley Chess Centre IM Norm All-Play-All @ The Chess Centre, 8 Crescent Court, Ilkley, West Yorkshire

Contact: Tim Wall Email: timpeterwall@gmail.com Web: https://www.chesscentre.online/ [MAP] Nine-round IM norm all-play-all tournament (10 players). Supported by the English Junior Coaches and Organisers Association (EJCOA). Entry fee for non-IMs: £150
Prizes: £200, £150, £100To apply to enter, contact Tim Wall at timpeterwall@gmail.com | Entry form

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: timpeterwall@gmail.com Web: https://www.chesscentre.online/ [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 timpeterwall@gmail.com | Entry form

Feb
25
Fri
2022
Doncaster Congress 2022 @ Hall Cross School, Thorne Road, Doncaster DN1 2HY
Feb 25 @ 7:00 pm – Feb 27 @ 7:00 pm

Contact: Peter Ackley Email: peterackley@hotmail.com Web: http://mannchess.org.uk/doncong.htm [MAP] Open, Major (U2000), Intermediate (U1800), Minor (U1600), all 5 rounds. Number of entries limited to 180 | Entry form

Mar
12
Sat
2022
EPSCA Under 9 Zones @ TBA
Mar 12 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Dennis Email: nigelwdennis@btinternet.com Web: https://www.epsca.org.uk/
45th EPSCA Under 9 Inter-Association Team Championships. Three zones qualifying for the final on 23rd April. Entry restricted to affiliated associations.

Mar
19
Sat
2022
EPSCA Under 11 Zones @ TBA
Mar 19 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Dennis Email: nigelwdennis@btinternet.com Web: https://www.epsca.org.uk/
55th EPSCA Under 11 Inter-Association Team Championships. Three zones qualifying for the final on 7th May. Entry restricted to affiliated associations.

Mar
26
Sat
2022
EPSCA Under 11 Girls Final @ TBA
Mar 26 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Dennis Email: nigelwdennis@btinternet.com Web: https://www.epsca.org.uk/
37th EPSCA Under 11 Girls Inter-Association Team Championships Final. Entry restricted to affiliated associations.

Apr
23
Sat
2022
EPSCA Under 9 Final @ TBA
Apr 23 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Dennis Email: nigelwdennis@btinternet.com Web: https://www.epsca.org.uk/
45th EPSCA Under 9 Inter-Association Team Championships Final. Teams qualified from three zones on 12th March.

May
6
Fri
2022
Durham Chess Congress @ Dolphin Centre, Horse Market, Darlington DL1 5RP
May 6 @ 7:00 pm – May 8 @ 8:00 pm

Contact: Mick Riding Email: mickriding@hotmail.co.uk [MAP] Three Sections – Open, Major (ECF 1900 and below), Minor (ECF 1675 and below)

May
7
Sat
2022
EPSCA Under 11 Final @ TBA
May 7 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Dennis Email: nigelwdennis@btinternet.com Web: https://www.epsca.org.uk/
55th EPSCA Under 11 Inter-Association Team Championships Final. Teams qualified from three zones on 19th March.

May
13
Fri
2022
31st Frome Chess Congress @ Selwood Academy, Berkley Road, Frome, Somerset
May 13 @ 6:45 pm – May 15 @ 7:00 pm

Contact: Chris Lamming Email: fromecongress@gmail.com Web: http://somersetchess.org/frome_congress/FromeHome.html [MAP] 31st Frome Chess Congress and Somerset Championships

Jun
3
Fri
2022
Cotswold Chess Congress @ The King's School, Gloucester Pitt Street, Gloucester
Jun 3 @ 10:00 am – Jun 5 @ 7:00 pm

Contact: Andrew Gilmour Email: dracofelsinae@hotmail.co.uk Web: http://www.cornwallchess.org.uk/cotswold/cotswold-2022.shtml [MAP] Local amenities are within walking distance and the dock area is no more than a fifteen minute walk. The venue is within fifteen minutes walk of the train and bus station. For those arriving on foot, entrance is by Pitt Street. The Open section will include the Gloucestershire Individual Championship for qualified participants | Entry form