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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For a PDF of the ECF Event Calendar (updated every 4-6 weeks) – click here (PDF updated November 2021)
Official FIDE events … http://www.fide.com/calendar … and worldwide chess events from the FIDE website – http://www.fide.com/calendar/tournaments.html
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Nov
27
Sat
2021
Docklands Chess Poplar Rapid Tournament @ Langley Hall, St.Nicholas Church Centre Ettrick Street, Poplar London E14 0QD
Nov 27 @ 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

Mill Hill FIDE Congress @ Copthall School, Pursley Road, London NW7 2EP
Nov 27 @ 10:30 am – Nov 28 @ 5:00 pm

Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Web: http://www.chessengland.com/ [MAP] An Under 2200 / Under 1900 / Under 1700 tournament of five rounds. Three rounds on Saturday (10.30am, 2pm and 5.30pm). Two on Sunday (11am and 2.30pm). 60 minutes per player per game PLUS 30 seconds added every move. FIDE rated and ECF rated

Nov
28
Sun
2021
Hampshire Junior Open Chess Tournament @ Badger Farm Community Centre, 2 Badger Farm Road, Winchester
Nov 28 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Dec
3
Fri
2021
Blitz Competition 1 @ Cavendish Conference Centre Cavendish Venues, 22 Duchess Mews, London
Dec 3 @ 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
4
Sat
2021
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: chess@ccfworld.com [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

Twickenham Junior Chess Congress @ Orleans Park School, Richmond Road, TWICKENHAM
Dec 4 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: Paul McKeown Email: richmond_junior_chess_club@hotmail.com Web: http://www.rjcc.org.uk/ [MAP] Qualifier for the London Junior Chess Championships with U8, U10 and U12 sections | Entry form

Golders Green FIDE Rapidplay @ St Luke’s Church, Kidderpore Avenue, London NW3 7SU
Dec 4 @ 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

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

PRO University Chess League @ Lichess.org and venue TBA
Dec 4 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

PUCL is an all-play-all rapidplay team competition for Universities across the UK to compete in monthly fixtures. The top teams from each fixture qualify for the knockout playoffs, hopefully taking place OTB in Central London. The playoff games will be ECF rated; the group-stage games will not.
Group Stages Nov. 6, Dec. 4, Jan. 8; Playoffs Round of 16: Feb. 5; Quarter Finals: Mar. 5; Semi-Finals: Apr. 2; Grand Finals: Apr. 3

Blitz Competition 2 @ Cavendish Conference Centre Cavendish Venues, 22 Duchess Mews, London
Dec 4 @ 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
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

Blitz Competition 3 @ Cavendish Conference Centre Cavendish Venues, 22 Duchess Mews, London
Dec 5 @ 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
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

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
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

14th Northwick Park Five Round Congress @ University of Westminster, Harrow Campus, Northwick Park, Harrow HA1 3TP
Dec 18 @ 9:00 am – 8:00 pm

Contact: Arnold Lutton Email: jalutton@aol.com Web: http://www.ljcc.co.uk/ [MAP] This popular five round event consists of three sections, Open, Major and Minor. The Open and Major are both FIDE rated. The Minor is ECF rated only and entry to it is open to those under 1500 ECF and to ungraded players who do not have a FIDE rating above 1500. The Major is restricted to under 1860 FIDE. The Open starts at 9 am on Saturday and 9.30 on Sunday. Major and Minor start at 9.45 both days

Harrow Under 8 and Under 12 @ University of Westminster, Harrow Campus, Northwick Park, Harrow HA1 3TP
Dec 18 @ 9:45 am – 5:15 pm

Contact: Arnold Lutton Email: jalutton@aol.com Web: http://www.ljcc.co.uk/ [MAP] This is a qualifying event for the London Under 12 finals on 28, 29, 30 December 2018 and London Under 8 finals on 29, 30 December. It is organised by the London Junior Chess Championship Charitable Trust.

Golders Green FIDE Rapidplay @ St Luke’s Church, Kidderpore Avenue, London NW3 7SU
Dec 18 @ 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

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

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
8
Sat
2022
PRO University Chess League @ Lichess.org and venue TBA
Jan 8 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

PUCL is an all-play-all rapidplay team competition for Universities across the UK to compete in monthly fixtures. The top teams from each fixture qualify for the knockout playoffs, hopefully taking place OTB in Central London. The playoff games will be ECF rated; the group-stage games will not.
Group Stages Nov. 6, Dec. 4, Jan. 8; Playoffs Round of 16: Feb. 5; Quarter Finals: Mar. 5; Semi-Finals: Apr. 2; Grand Finals: Apr. 3

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
5
Sat
2022
PRO University Chess League @ Lichess.org and venue TBA
Feb 5 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

PUCL is an all-play-all rapidplay team competition for Universities across the UK to compete in monthly fixtures. The top teams from each fixture qualify for the knockout playoffs, hopefully taking place OTB in Central London. The playoff games will be ECF rated; the group-stage games will not.
Group Stages Nov. 6, Dec. 4, Jan. 8; Playoffs Round of 16: Feb. 5; Quarter Finals: Mar. 5; Semi-Finals: Apr. 2; Grand Finals: Apr. 3