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 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

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 …

Dec
11
Sat
2021
Oxted Blitz Friendly – Head @ Oxted Library 12 Gresham Road Oxted Surrey
Dec 11 – Dec 12 all-day

Contact: Maria Damodaran Email: mariadamodaran@gmail.com [MAP] The aim is to run this event those who have completed their Standard round and play against whoever is available.

Oxted Blitz Friendly – Tail @ Oxted Library 12 Gresham Road Oxted Surrey
Dec 11 – Dec 12 all-day

Contact: Maria Damodaran Email: mariadamodaran@gmail.com [MAP] The aim is to run this event those who have completed their Standard round and play against whoever is available.

Oxted Rapid Friendly – Head @ Oxted Library 12 Gresham Road Oxted Surrey
Dec 11 – Dec 12 all-day

Contact: Maria Damodaran Email: mariadamodaran@gmail.com [MAP] The aim is to run this event those who have completed their Standard round and play against whoever is available.

Oxted Rapid Friendly – Tail @ Oxted Library 12 Gresham Road Oxted Surrey
Dec 11 – Dec 12 all-day

Contact: Maria Damodaran Email: mariadamodaran@gmail.com [MAP] The aim is to run this event those who have completed their Standard round and play against whoever is available.

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

Blitz Competition 4 @ Cavendish Conference Centre Cavendish Venues, 22 Duchess Mews, London
Dec 11 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Contact: Shohreh Bayat Email: Shohreh_b1987@yahoo.com Web: https://www.londonchessclassic.com/blitz.html [MAP] Entry Fee: £15. Time Control: All moves in 5 minutes. Grades: FIDE Blitz ratings will be used for this event. For players without a current FIDE Blitz rating, the following grades/ratings will be used instead: (1) FIDE rapidplay rating (2) FIDE standard play (3) other national rating

Dec
13
Mon
2021
Coulsdon Juniors Blitz @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey CR5 3BA
Dec 13 @ 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm

Contact: Daniel Gliddon Email: chess@ccfworld.com [MAP] A blitz tournament after their club championship matches each week at junior club in an attempt to increase the possibilities of ratings

Dec
15
Wed
2021
7th Seaton Jurassic Blitz Tournament @ Seaton Chess Club, Seaton Gateway, Fore Street, Seaton
Dec 15 @ 6:45 pm – 9:15 pm

Contact: Paul Hampton Email: admin@seatonchessclub.co.uk Web: http://www.seatonchessclub.co.uk [MAP] 7 min + 3 sec increment per player for all moves. Entry fee £3.00 (£2.00 juniors) on the evening. Trophy and prize for the winner and many other prizes | Entry form

Dec
18
Sat
2021
13th Richmond Blitz Blast Rik Thomas Memorial @ Orleans Park School, Richmond Road, TWICKENHAM
Dec 18 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
13th Richmond Blitz Blast Rik Thomas Memorial @ Orleans Park School, Richmond Road, TWICKENHAM

Contact: Paul McKeown Email: richmond_blitz@hotmail.com Web: http://www.rjcc.org.uk/ [MAP] 13th Richmond Rapidplay Blitz Blast, held this time in memory of a Richmond Juniors’ staff member, Rik Thomas, who passed away during the pandemic. £3,000 prize fund to mark this occasion. 1st £500, 2nd £375, 3rd, £275, 4th £200, 5th £150, Female 1st £375, 2nd £275, U2000 £100, £60, U1500 £100, £60. Also RJCC, former RJCC, and King’s Head prizes | Entry form

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.

Mar
5
Sat
2022
Swindon Rapidplay @ Polish Community Centre WHITBOURNE AVENUE Swindon Wiltshire
Mar 5 @ 10:30 am – 6:30 pm

Contact: Ben Ogunshola Email: swindonchessevents@gmail.com [MAP] Rapidplay 25 minutes plus a 5 second increment each move. 4 sections – Open, U1900, U1700 & U1500
Minimum prize fund: £600. Each section will have 1st prize £100 and 2nd prize £50. Entry fee – ECF Silver plus £20

Apr
29
Fri
2022
2nd Cornwall Spring Congress @ Falmouth Hotel, Castle Beach, Falmouth TR11 4NZ
Apr 29 @ 7:00 pm – May 1 @ 6:30 pm

Contact: Rebecca and Colin Gardiner Email: cornwallcongress@gmail.com Web: http://www.cornwallchess.org.uk/congress/cong-2022.shtml [MAP] 3 graded sections, 5 rounds | Brochure

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
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