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.

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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 August 2021)
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Jun
14
Sun
2020
North East Individual Championships – POSTPONED @ Forest Hall Ex-Servicemen's Institute, 26 Crescent Way North, Newcastle upon Tyne
Jun 14 @ 10:30 am – 7:30 pm

All rounds of the North East Individual Championships will be rearranged after the public health situation re: Coronavirus improves


Contact: Tim Wall Email: timpeterwall@gmail.com Web: http://foresthallchess.org.uk/ [MAP] Three 6-round Swiss tournaments – Open, Major (Under 1975 FIDE / 170 ECF), Minor (Under 1700 FIDE / 140 ECF). Open to all players born in, or resident in, Northumberland, Tyne & Wear, Durham and Cleveland. Rounds to be played at the same venue on 3 Sundays in Spring 2020, 2 rounds per day. Round times: 10:30am-2:30pm, 3:30pm-7:30pm.
Time limit: All moves in 90 minutes, plus 30 seconds increment per move. All games will be FIDE-rated (Players will need to be ECF Gold members). There will be a combination of cash and non-cash prizes, to be announced in June 2019.
The winner of each section will additionally be awarded a trophy and receive a medal. There will be additional prizes for Best Rating Performance (compared to published grade/rating), Best Junior (Under 18) and Best Female Player in each tournament | Entry form

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]

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
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
18
Fri
2020
Bradford Congress – POSTPONED @ Latvian Welfare Club, 5 Clifton Villas, Manningham, Bradford
Sep 18 @ 7:00 pm – Sep 20 @ 6:30 pm
Bradford Congress - POSTPONED @ Latvian Welfare Club, 5 Clifton Villas, Manningham, Bradford

This event has been postponed, but will be re-arranged as soon as the Covid-19 health concerns allow
Contact: Bavid Barlow Email: davidbar@blueyonder.co.uk Web: https://www.bradfordchess.co.uk/

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
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
Dec
12
Sat
2020
Hampstead Online Congress @ Zoom
Dec 12 @ 10:00 am – Dec 13 @ 5:00 pm

We will be giving eBooks, Chessable Pro subs and videos as prizes. I’m also giving a hard copy of Arkell’s Endings to the winner of the best endgame that weekend! 

Jan
10
Sun
2021
U12 Cheney OTB Tournament – POSTPONED @ Brighouse Building, Cheney School, Cheney Lane, Oxford OX3 7QH
Jan 10 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 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
25
Sun
2021
U12 OTB Junior Tournament @ Brighouse Building, Cheney School, Cheney Lane, Oxford OX3 7QH
Apr 25 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
May
16
Sun
2021
Cheney Junior U12 OTB Event 5 @ Brighouse Building, Cheney School, Oxford OX3 7QH
May 16 @ 9:30 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: Joseph Conlon Email: joseph.p.conlon@gmail.com Web: https://forms.gle/bsM8pmTo8ZQGXXCWA [MAP] Junior over-the-board event, max. age group U12 (year 7). Capacity 32 (48 with sufficient parental volunteers) divided into 8 player all-play-all sections.

May
29
Sat
2021
Over The Board Returns! @ Cheney School, Cheney Lane, Oxford OX3 7QH
May 29 – May 30 all-day

Contact: Wadih Khoury Email: wadih.khoury@wanadoo.fr Web: https://tinyurl.com/4m64mr23 [MAP] Over the board Standard (60+30) event, limited to Under 18 players, in line with the law and government guidance.

Jun
20
Sun
2021
Cheney U12 Junior Event 6 @ Brighouse Building, Cheney School, Cheney Lane, Oxford OX3 7QH
Jun 20 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: Joseph Conlon Email: joseph.p.conlon@gmail.com Web: https://forms.gle/NaoKJkBawKsXNrVG8 [MAP] 6th Cheney U12 Rapidplay; 48 capacity; sections will be divided into 8 player all-play-alls. I hope to FIDE rate the top (or possibly top two) sections

Jun
26
Sat
2021
Over The Board Returns 2 @ Cheney School, Cheney Lane, Oxford OX3 7QH
Jun 26 – Jun 27 all-day

Contact: Wadih Khoury Email: wadih.khoury@wanadoo.fr Web: https://tinyurl.com/58jnfjcx [MAP] Over the board, 5 rounds, 60+30. Initially open to all under 18s. If the government lifts pandemic restrictions on June 21st, registration will be open for adults too.
In the meantime, adults are welcome to pre-register.

Jul
18
Sun
2021
Cheney U16 Junior Rapidplay Event 7
Jul 18 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: Joseph Conlon Email: joseph.p.conlon@gmail.com Web: https://forms.gle/d2pbLyxocPJsfU9QA
Junior OTB Rapidplay, 7th event in a series of pandemic events that started in October 2020. I hope to FIDE rate the top (or top two) sections.

Jul
31
Sat
2021
Forest Hall Summer Rapidplay for Adults & Kids New to Chess @ 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 Congress for newcomers to competitive chess. Two tournaments: Adults New 2 Chess: For players aged 18 and over with an ECF Rating of Under 1000, or unrated; and Kids New 2 Chess: For players under 18 years old with an ECF Rating of Under 1000, or unrated.
Each tournament will have 6 rounds of 2 games each (one with White and one with Black against the same opponent). Total: 12 games
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

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

Aug
7
Sat
2021
Over The Board Returns 3 @ Cheney School, Cheney Lane, Oxford OX3 7QH
Aug 7 – Aug 8 all-day

Contact: Wadih Khoury Email: wadih.khoury@wanadoo.fr Web: https://tinyurl.com/9398mpdm [MAP] 6 rounds, 60+30 ECF and FIDE rated event. Capacity of 48, could be extended depending on pandemic evolution. Depending on the numbers of entrants, there will be 2 to 4 section (10 to 16 players each) with allocation based on strength (ECF and FIDE). Cash prizes depending on number of entrants | Rules and protocols

Aug
15
Sun
2021
Cheney Rapidplays Event 8 @ Brighouse Building, Cheney School, Cheney Lane, Oxford OX3 7QH
Aug 15 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: Joseph Conlon Email: joseph.p.conlon@gmail.com Web: http://www.cheneychess.com/ [MAP] U16 Over-the-Board Junior Rapidplay; capacity 48; sections divided into 8 player all-play-alls; plenty of trophies. I will FIDE rate the top and (subject to entries) and second sections. Entry form is https://forms.gle/ovQ3EK9xeBnKJjvv5

Aug
19
Thu
2021
Wood Green Invitational @ Oddfellows Hall, 17 Greengate Street, Stafford ST16 2HP
Aug 19 @ 3:00 pm – Aug 23 @ 8:00 pm

Contact: Lawrence Cooper Email: lozcooper@hotmail.com [MAP] Ten player round robin eligible for title norms – GM, IM, WGM, WIM

Aug
26
Thu
2021
Northumbria Masters @ Marriott MetroCentre, Marconi Way, Gateshead NE11 9XF
Aug 26 @ 6:30 pm – Aug 30 @ 7:00 pm

Contact: Tim Wall Email: timpeterwall@gmail.com Web: https://northumbriamasters.com/ [MAP] GM norm & IM norm All-Play-Alls (All-Play-All entries by invitation only). 9-round Swiss tournaments (with over £5,500 in prizes)
Northumbria Masters (Open to All, eligible for title norms, FIDE- & ECF-rated); Challengers (U2000, FIDE- & ECF-rated); Major (U1750, ECF-rated); Minor (U1500, ECF-rated) | Entry form

Sep
12
Sun
2021
Cheney Rapidplays Event 9 @ Brighouse Building, Cheney School, Cheney Lane, Oxford OX3 7QH
Sep 12 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: Joseph Conlon Email: joseph.p.conlon@gmail.com Web: https://forms.gle/h9oh2tjk34DBLNbn6 [MAP] Junior rapidplays; 48 players capacity; arranged by strength in all-play-all groups of 8; 7 rounds; lots of trophies; ECF Congress of the Year 2021; http://www.cheneychess.com/

Sep
15
Wed
2021
Coulsdon Daytime Chess Autumn 2021 @ Coulsdon Chess 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey
Sep 15 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Contact: Daniel Gliddon Email: chess@ccfworld.com Web: https://ccfworld.com/Chess/ChessClubHome/ChessClubSeniorsIndex.htm [MAP] A tournament run on a Wednesday afternoon at 2pm. The time control is 90 + 30seconds per move starting at move 1.

Sep
22
Wed
2021
Coulsdon Daytime Chess Autumn 2021 @ Coulsdon Chess 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey
Sep 22 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Contact: Daniel Gliddon Email: chess@ccfworld.com Web: https://ccfworld.com/Chess/ChessClubHome/ChessClubSeniorsIndex.htm [MAP] A tournament run on a Wednesday afternoon at 2pm. The time control is 90 + 30seconds per move starting at move 1.