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.

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For a PDF of the ECF Event Calendar (updated every 4-6 weeks) – click here (PDF updated November 2021)
Official FIDE events … … and worldwide chess events from the FIDE website –
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Coulsdon Chess Junior Grand Prix @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey CR5 3BA
Dec 4 @ 10:00 am – 6:30 pm

Contact: Daniel Gliddon Email: [MAP] A junior grand prix series of events at Coulsdon Chess. Fully FIDE rated and ECF rated over 7 rounds with 25 minutes each on the clock. Sections will be split by Institute of Chess level

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: [MAP] FIDE Standard 90 minutes + 30 seconds increment; Saturday 2 rounds; Sunday 2 rounds; Entry fee £25 {£20 for FIDE rated >=2000} | Entry form

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: Web: [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

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.

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

Contact: Ben Ogunshola Email: [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

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: Web: [MAP] 3 graded sections, 5 rounds | Brochure

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: Web: [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