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 …

Jan
26
Sat
2019
2020 Chess Scotland Qualifier @ Edinburgh University
Jan 26 @ 12:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Contact: Peter Hornsby Email: director@2020chess.com Web: http://www.2020chess.com [MAP] The top teams from clubs, schools and universities will battle it out for a place at the 2020 Grand Final. All the details can be seen in the attachment and at the website …

Feb
23
Sat
2019
*** CANCELLED Wiltshire & West of England Junior Open Championships CANCELLED *** @ UTC Swindon, Bristol Street, Swindon SN1 5ET
Feb 23 @ 9:45 am – Feb 24 @ 6:30 pm

Many apologies but we have had to cancel our Feb ‘19 Congress due to late loss of venue …

Apr
5
Fri
2019
Edinburgh Congress @ St Thomas of Aquin's High School, Chalmers Street, Edinburgh
Apr 5 @ 6:30 pm – Apr 7 @ 7:30 pm

Contact: David Stewart Email: davidstewartgm@hotmail.co.uk Web: http://chessscotland.com [MAP] The largest annual weekend Chess Congress in Scotland. The venue is located in the city centre of Edinburgh and is suitable for disabled players including wheelchair users. The top event, the Premier Event is FIDE rated. A group discount is available: when six players enter together, only pay for five entries. The time control for each of the four sections are 90 minutes plus 30 seconds per move. The top games in the Premier Event will be broadcast live during the Congress. A Chess Bookstall will be provided by Jim Fisher of Chess and Bridge, London.
Four Training Sessions, free of charge, will be available to Coaches mainly for Teachers and Parents on both Saturday and Sunday morning and afternoon from Sean Marsh of Chess in Schools and Communities | Entry form

Mar
28
Sat
2020
English Primary Schools’ Chess Association U11 Final – CANCELLED @ Grace Academy, Chapelhouse Road, Solihull
Mar 28 @ 11:45 am – 5:00 pm

*** This event has sadly been cancelled due to current health concerns and the Coronavirus outbreak ***

Apr
10
Fri
2020
West of England Chess Union Congress – CANCELLED @ Royal Beacon Hotel Exmouth Devon
Apr 10 @ 10:00 am – Apr 13 @ 3:00 pm

*** This event has sadly been cancelled due to current health concerns and the Coronavirus outbreak ***

Bolton Easter Congress and Busy Persons Blitz – CANCELLED @ Ukrainian Social Club 99 Castle Street Bolton
Apr 10 @ 12:30 pm – Apr 12 @ 7:00 pm

*** Sadly, this event has been cancelled following the Covid-19 outbreak ***

Richmond Stars Barred – CANCELLED @ Orleans Park School, Richmond Road, Twickenham
Apr 10 @ 5:00 pm – Apr 12 @ 5:30 pm

Contact: Paul McKeown Email: richmond_rapidplays@hotmail.com Web: http://www.rjcc.org.uk [MAP] U2200 FIDE-rated and ECF graded standard play | Entry form

Apr
17
Fri
2020
46th Maidenhead Junior Congress – CANCELLED @ Claires Court Junior Boys School, Cannon Lane, Maidenhead, Berkshire
Apr 17 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

*** This event has sadly been cancelled due to current health concerns and the Coronavirus outbreak ***

Apr
19
Sun
2020
Richmond Rapidplay – CANCELLED @ Orleans Park School, Richmond Road, Twickenham
Apr 19 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: Paul McKeown Email: richmond_rapidplays@hotmail.com Web: http://www.rjcc.org.uk [MAP] FIDE-rated and ECF graded rapidplays, 25 minutes per player per game with a 5 second increment throughout, in 4 sections – Open, U160, U120 and U80. Cash prizes in all sections | Entry form

Apr
25
Sat
2020
English Primary Schools’ Chess Association U9 Final – CANCELLED @ TBA
Apr 25 @ 11:45 am – 5:45 pm

*** This event has sadly been cancelled due to current health concerns and the Coronavirus outbreak ***

May
15
Fri
2020
Frome Chess Congress – CANCELLED @ Selwood Academy, Berkley Road, Frome, Somerset
May 15 @ 7:00 pm – May 17 @ 7:00 pm
Frome Chess Congress - CANCELLED @ Selwood Academy, Berkley Road, Frome, Somerset

*** Sadly, this event has been cancelled following the Covid-19 outbreak ***

May
17
Sun
2020
3rd Crewe Rapidplay – CANCELLED @ Ibis Styles Hotel, Emperor Way, Crewe
May 17 @ 9:30 am – 6:30 pm

*** Sadly, this event has been cancelled following the Covid-19 outbreak ***

May
22
Fri
2020
3rd 4NCL Spring Bank Holiday Congress – CANCELLED @ Basingstoke Country Hotel, Basingstoke RG27 9JS
May 22 – May 25 all-day

*** 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] Four sections (all seven rounds) – FIDE Rated Open, FIDE Rated U2050, FIDE Rated U1825 and ECF Under 120

Jun
13
Sat
2020
GLCC Summer Rapidplay – CANCELLED @ Upper Vestry House St George's Bloomsbury 6 Little Russell Street London
Jun 13 @ 10:30 am – 5:00 pm
Jun
20
Sat
2020
Poplar Rapid Chess Tournament – CANCELLED @ St.Nicholas Church Hall, Ettrick Street, Poplar, London
Jun 20 @ 10:30 am – 6:00 pm
Jun
27
Sat
2020
Kingston Rapidplay – CANCELLED @ Richard Mayo Centre Kingston United Reformed Church Eden Street Kingston
Jun 27 @ 10:30 am – 6:00 pm
Jul
4
Sat
2020
Scottish Chess Championships and International Open @ Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh
Jul 4 – Jul 12 all-day

Scottish Chess Championships and International Open

Jul
18
Sat
2020
Poplar Rapid Chess Tournament – CANCELLED @ St.Nicholas Church Hall, Ettrick Street, Poplar, London
Jul 18 @ 10:30 am – 6:00 pm
Jul
25
Sat
2020
Kingston Rapidplay – CANCELLED @ Richard Mayo Centre Kingston United Reformed Church Eden Street Kingston
Jul 25 @ 10:30 am – 6:00 pm
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
Aug
22
Sat
2020
Poplar Rapid Chess Tournament – CANCELLED @ St.Nicholas Church Hall, Ettrick Street, Poplar, London
Aug 22 @ 10:30 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Norman Went Email: DocklandsChess@yahoo.co.uk Web: http://www.spanglefish.com/docklandschessclub [MAP] 6 rounds, 2 sections. FIDE-rated Major Under 2000 and Minor ECF graded Under 130. 25 minutes with 5 second increment from the beginning | Entry form

Sep
5
Sat
2020
Poplar Rapid Chess Tournament – CANCELLED @ St.Nicholas Church Hall, Ettrick Street, Poplar, London
Sep 5 @ 10:30 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Norman Went Email: DocklandsChess@yahoo.co.uk Web: http://www.spanglefish.com/docklandschessclub [MAP] 6 rounds, 2 sections. FIDE-rated Major Under 2000 and Minor ECF graded Under 130. 25 minutes with 5 second increment from the beginning | Entry form

Sep
6
Sun
2020
70th DCCA Paignton Congress – CANCELLED @ Livermead House Hotel, Torquay
Sep 6 – Sep 12 all-day
Sep
26
Sat
2020
Junior 4NCL – CANCELLED @ Holiday Inn Birmingham Airport - NEC Coventry Road, West Midlands
Sep 26 @ 10:00 am – Sep 27 @ 5:00 pm
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
Nov
22
Sun
2020
3rd Bristol League Open Blitz Championship – CANCELLED @ Bristol Grammar School, University Road, Bristol
Nov 22 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
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
Apr
11
Sun
2021
Hull Rapid 2021 – CANCELLED @ Royal Hotel Hull, Royal Suite, 170 Ferensway, Hull
Apr 11 @ 10:15 am – 5:15 pm
Nov
13
Sat
2021
20th Claires Court Chess Festival – CANCELLED @ Claires Court Junior Boys School, Cannon Lane, Maidenhead, Berkshire
Nov 13 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

This event has been cancelled following a direction to Claires Court School from the local authority due to Covid-19 precautions