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 June 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 …

May
23
Sat
2020
Cotswold Chess Congress – CANCELLED @ Kings School, Gloucester GL1 2BG
May 23 @ 10:00 am – May 25 @ 7:00 pm

*** Sadly, this event has been cancelled owing to the current Covid-19 outbreak ***

May
24
Sun
2020
XYChess Spring Open A & B @ Topaz Hotel, Bugibba, Malta
May 24 @ 5:30 pm – May 30 @ 5:30 pm

Contact: Clarence Psaila Email: clarence_247@yahoo.co.uk Web: http://www.xychess.org [MAP] Located at the Topaz Hotel in the heart of Bugibba, a perfect venue, minutes away from the sea and lots of cafes and restaurants. Enjoy the warm weather and some great chess! 7 Round Swiss system: 1 game per day. Rounds start at 5:30pm allowing lots of time for sight seeing and other activities during the bright Maltese daytime! Please look at the Results / Archive section for the 2017, 2018, and 2019 editions. There is also a regularly updated list of entries for the 2020 participants

Jun
5
Fri
2020
3rd EACU FIDE-rated Newmarket Congress @ King Edward VII Memorial Hall High Street Newmarket Suffolk
Jun 5 @ 7:00 pm – Jun 7 @ 7:00 pm

*** This event has been postponed due to the current Covid-19 outbreak. We hope to be able to run it later this year or next year ***

The 24th South Lakes Chess Congress – POSTPONED @ Kendal Leisure Centre Burton Road Kendal
Jun 5 @ 7:00 pm – Jun 7 @ 6:30 pm
The 24th South Lakes Chess Congress - POSTPONED @ Kendal Leisure Centre Burton Road Kendal

*** This event has been postponed, but will be re-arranged as soon as the Covid-19 health concerns allow ***

Jun
20
Sat
2020
English Chess Challenge Semi-Final @ Chipstead Valley Primary School Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey
Jun 20 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: Daniel Gliddon Email: chess@ccfworld.com Web: http://www.englishchesschallenge.co.uk/ [MAP] Age group (and gender specific) semi-finals for primary school aged players who have qualified from the opening round of the 2020 English Chess Challenge

Jun
26
Fri
2020
10th Whitby Chess Congress – CANCELLED @ Whitby Conservative Club, Upgang Lane, Whitby
Jun 26 @ 7:00 pm – Jun 28 @ 6:00 pm

CANCELLED due to the Covid-19 pandemic. All enquiries as below —
Contact: Noel Boustred Email: noelschess@gmail.com Web: http://www.noelschess.weebly.com [MAP]

Jun
27
Sat
2020
CCF Summer Rapid Play @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey
Jun 27 @ 10:15 am – 6:30 pm

Contact: Daniel GLiddon Email: chess@ccfworld.com Web: https://www.ccfworld.com/Chess/Adult%20Competitions/Rapidplay_Summer.html [MAP] Rapidplay with an Open section plus as many rated sections as numbers (and the grades and ratings of the players) reasonably allow

Jun
28
Sun
2020
English Chess Challenge Semi-Final @ Unicorn Primary School Creswell Drive Beckenham
Jun 28 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: Daniel Gliddon Email: chess@ccfworld.com Web: http://www.englishchesschallenge.co.uk/ [MAP] Age group (and gender specific) semi-finals for primary school aged players who have qualified from the opening round of the 2020 English Chess Challenge

Jul
10
Fri
2020
25th 4NCL FIDE Rated Congress – CANCELLED @ Wychwood Park Hotel & Golf Club, Wychwood Park, Weston, Crewe
Jul 10 @ 7:00 pm – Jul 12 @ 7:00 pm

*** Sadly, this event has been cancelled owing to the current Covid-19 outbreak ***

Contact: Mike Truran Email: mike@truranfamily.co.uk Web: http://www.4ncl.co.uk [MAP] Three Sections – FIDE Rated Open, FIDE Rated U2000 & ECF Under 135

Aug
1
Sat
2020
1st First Weekend Chess @ St. Stephen’s Indian Orthodox Church Brays Road Birmingham
Aug 1 @ 10:00 am – Aug 2 @ 4:30 pm

Contact: Ravi Sandhu Email: firstweekendchess@gmail.com Web: https://www.firstweekendchess.org.uk/entry-form/ [MAP] First Weekend Chess in Birmingham every quarter

Aug
21
Fri
2020
14th Steve Boniface Memorial – CANCELLED @ Great Hall, Bristol Grammar School, University Road, Bristol
Aug 21 @ 6:30 pm – Aug 23 @ 7:30 pm
51st Thanet Chess Congress – CANCELLED @ St George's Church of England Foundation School, Westwood Road, Broadstairs
Aug 21 @ 7:00 pm – Aug 23 @ 6:30 pm
Aug
27
Thu
2020
Northumbria Chess Masters – SUSPENDED @ Novotel Newcastle Airport, Ponteland Road, Kenton, Newcastle upon Tyne
Aug 27 @ 6:30 pm – Aug 31 @ 7:30 pm
Northumbria Chess Masters - SUSPENDED @ Novotel Newcastle Airport, Ponteland Road, Kenton, Newcastle upon Tyne

*** SUSPENDED: No entries are currently being accepted for the 2020 Northumbria Masters. A decision on a postponement (and any new dates for the event) will be taken by July 1 ***
Contact: Tim Wall Email: timpeterwall@gmail.com [MAP]

Sep
25
Fri
2020
Castle Chess 17th Fareham Congress – CANCELLED @ The Lysses House Hotel, 51 High Street, Fareham, Hampshire PO16 7BQ
Sep 25 @ 7:00 pm – Sep 27 @ 5:00 pm

Contact: Tony Corfe Email: tony@mrcorfe.co.uk Web: http://www.castlechess.co.uk/ [MAP] Covid aware, limited space. Please email for more details before entering | Entry form

Oct
2
Fri
2020
26th 4NCL Congress – CANCELLED @ Holiday Inn South Normanton M1, Jct.28 Carter Lane East South Normanton Alfreton
Oct 2 @ 7:00 pm – Oct 4 @ 7:00 pm
Oct
4
Sun
2020
Ashtead Rapidplay @ Peace Memorial Hall, Woodfield Lane, Ashtead
Oct 4 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

Contact: Richard Jones / Pat Armstrong Email: ashteadchess@gmail.com Web: http://www.jurjevic.org.uk/chess/ashteadchessclub/index.html [MAP] 5 round Rapidplay event for adults and juniors. Adult Major and Junior U10 and U11 will be ECF graded. We hope to offer something for all players under 150 ECF, particularly family members and friends who are new to competitive chess

Oct
23
Fri
2020
10th Harrogate Chess Congress – CANCELLED @ Harrogate Chess Club, Apley Grange, 35 Oatlands Drive, Harrogate
Oct 23 @ 7:00 pm – Oct 25 @ 6:00 pm
Oct
31
Sat
2020
8th Witney Congress – CANCELLED @ Cokethorpe School, Witney OX29 7PU
Oct 31 – Nov 1 all-day
Dec
6
Sun
2020
Coventry & District Chess League Rapidplay – CANCELLED @ Massey Ferguson Social Club, Broad Lane, Coventry CV5 7NL
Dec 6 @ 10:30 am – 6:30 pm
Jan
31
Sun
2021
Coventry Chess Club Rapidplay – CANCELLED @ Massey Ferguson Social Club, Broad Lane, Coventry CV5 7NL
Jan 31 @ 10:30 am – 6:30 pm
Feb
26
Fri
2021
46th East Devon Chess Congress @ Exeter Corn Exchange, Market Street, Exeter
Feb 26 @ 6:45 pm – Feb 28 @ 7:30 pm

Contact: Dr Tim Paulden Email: timpaulden@gmail.com Web: http://www.eastdevonchesscongress.com [MAP] One of the most popular Congresses in the South West (160+ entrants in 2020), hosted at an excellent venue in Exeter City Centre, close to railway stations, car parks, and accommodation. The tournament leaflet and online entry form will be released during Summer 2020, and will be made available via our website

Jun
4
Fri
2021
14th Online Scottish Chess Tour Weekend Event @ Lichess.org
Jun 4 @ 7:30 pm – Jun 6 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: scotchesstour@gmail.com Web: http://congress.org.uk/congress/127/home
A weekend of Blitz, Rapidplay and Standardplay events
Friday Evening – A 9 round Blitz 3+2 from 7.30pm | Friday to Sunday – A 5 round Open Standard 45+15 | Saturday to Sunday – Two 5 round Standard events 45+15;, Major U1800 and Minor U1300 | Sunday Afternoon – A 5 round Rapid/Allegro 15+5 from 2.20pm

Jul
2
Fri
2021
15th Scottish Chess Tour Weekender @ Lichess.org
Jul 2 @ 5:30 pm – Jul 4 @ 9:30 pm

Contact: David Clayton Email: dgclayton@btinternet.com Web: http://congress.org.uk/congress/129/home
A weekend of various events – Blitz, Rapid and Standard, some restricted to juniors. Please note – entry restricted to those known to the organising/arbiting team, so please use to contact form to make an enquiry before entering.

Jul
9
Fri
2021
25th 4NCL Congress @ Woodland Grange Old Milverton Lane Leamington Spa Warwickshire CV32 6RN
Jul 9 @ 7:00 pm – Jul 11 @ 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. Glass engraved trophies and/or prize fund depending on entries.

Jul
31
Sat
2021
Forest Hall Summer Rapidplay Senior & Junior Championship @ Forest Hall Social Club, Great Lime Road, Palmersville, Newcastle upon Tyne NE12 9DQ
Jul 31 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Tim P Wall Email: timpeterwall@gmail.com Web: http://foresthallchess.org.uk/ [MAP] One-day Rapidplay Tournament (1000+ ECF Rating)
Senior Championship (for players aged 18 and over with ECF Rating 1000+), incorporating Open, Under 2000 and Under 1600 prize categories.
Open: £75, £40. Under 2000 prizes £50, £25. Under 1600: £50, £25.
Junior Championship (for players aged under 18 with ECF Rating 1000+). Prizes: £50, £25, £15.
Covid Safety Precautions: Adult (18 years and over) events and Junior (Under 18 events) will be held in separate rooms. Players aged 11 and over will be required to wear either a mask or visor when sitting at the chess board, as well as when moving around the venue | Entry form