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 …

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
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
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
Split Open 2021 @ Hotel Zagreb, Split, Croatia
Jul 31 – Aug 8 all-day

Contact: Mateo Ivić Email: splitchessopen@gmail.com Web: https://chessclubbrda.eu/en/split-open/
9 rounds, 90 min. + 30 sec. Prize fund: 6300 euros, 32 prizes

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
8
Sun
2021
European Women’s Chess Championship @ UNIREA Hotel, Iasi, Romania
Aug 8 – Aug 21 all-day
Aug
26
Thu
2021
European Open Chess Championship @ Hotel Natura, Reykjavik, Iceland
Aug 26 – Sep 5 all-day
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
10
Fri
2021
26th 4NCL Congress @ Woodland Grange Old Milverton Lane Leamington Spa Warwickshire
Sep 10 @ 7:00 pm – Sep 12 @ 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

Sep
17
Fri
2021
European Chess Club Cup Open and Women’s @ Hotel Izgrev, Struga, Ohrid Lake, North Macedonia
Sep 17 – Sep 25 all-day
Sep
24
Fri
2021
57th Northumberland Chess Weekender @ The Parks Leisure Centre Howdon Road, North Shields, North Tyneside NE29 6TL
Sep 24 @ 7:00 pm – Sep 26 @ 7:30 pm

Contact: Mick Riding Email: mickriding@hotmail.co.uk Website: https://northumberlandchess.wixsite.com/congress [MAP] Featuring FIDE rated OPEN, MAJOR, MINOR and FOUNDATION sections with a prize fund of £1700 | Entry form

Oct
1
Fri
2021
Castle Chess 17th ‘A’ Fareham Congress @ The Lysses House Hotel, 51 High Street, Fareham, Hampshire PO16 7BQ
Oct 1 @ 7:00 pm – Oct 3 @ 5:00 pm

Contact: Tony Corfe Email: tony@mrcorfe.co.uk [MAP] 3 sections, 6 round Swiss – OPEN, MAJOR – Under 1901 (ECF 160), MINOR – Under 1601 (ECF 120)
Prizes expected £180 per section but not guaranteed | Entry form

Oct
2
Sat
2021
British Chess Championships 2021 – Open Championships @ Canham Turner Conference Centre, University of Hull, Cottingham Road, Hull HU6 7RX
Oct 2 @ 2:30 pm – Oct 10 @ 4:00 pm

Contact: Kevin Staveley Email: manager.british@englishchess.org.uk Web: https://www.britishchesschampionships.co.uk/ [MAP] British Championships Open Finals 2021. The Championship Finals will take place at Hull University and are open to eligible exempted players (GMs, WGMs, IMs and WIMs) and qualifiers from the Online Championships. The Finals will be played over 9 rounds between 2nd and 10th October | Entry form

Oct
22
Fri
2021
3rd Hull 4NCL International Congress @ Canham Turner Conference Centre, University of Hull, Cottingham Road, Hull, HU6 7RX
Oct 22 @ 7:00 pm – Oct 24 @ 7:00 pm

Contact: Mike Truran Email: mike@truranfamily.co.uk Web: http://www.4ncl.co.uk [MAP] FIDE Open, FIDE U2000 (ECF U175), ECF U135. Five rounds Friday 7.00pm – Sunday 7.00pm. Prize fund: £3300.00

                 

Oct
23
Sat
2021
38th Bury St Edmunds Congress @ Moreton Hall Community Centre, Symonds Road, Bury St Edmunds
Oct 23 @ 9:30 am – Oct 24 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: Steve Lovell Email: secretary@bsecongress.org.uk Web: http://www.bsecongress.org.uk/ [MAP] NEW VENUE! Five round Swiss tournament. Three sections – Open, Major (U1900) & Minor (U1600) | Entry form

Oct
29
Fri
2021
Scarborough Chess Congress @ The Ocean Room, Spa Complex South Bay Scarborough North Yorkshire YO11 2HD
Oct 29 @ 7:00 pm – Oct 31 @ 6:15 pm

Contact: Maggie Butterworth Email: scarboroughchess@gmail.com Web: http://www.scarboroughchesscongress.org.uk/ [MAP] Scarborough Chess Congress is expecting to run this year. We are currently accepting entries via the congress website. Entry forms can also be downloaded from the site.

Nov
1
Mon
2021
CHESS MAGIC Round Robin Festival @ Iver Resort, Drvendgrad, Mokra Gora, Serbia
Nov 1 @ 10:00 am – Nov 3 @ 9:00 pm
CHESS MAGIC Round Robin Festival @ Iver Resort, Drvendgrad, Mokra Gora, Serbia

Contact: Carl Strugnell Email: carlstrugnell@outlook.com
5 tournament cycles: (1-3) (4-6) (7-9) (10-12) (13-15). Each cycle is limited to 40 players. Divided by rating into 4 Round Robins.
Max rating 2200, min rating 1400 | Entry form

Nov
4
Thu
2021
CHESS MAGIC Round Robin Festival @ Iver Resort, Drvendgrad, Mokra Gora, Serbia
Nov 4 @ 10:00 am – Nov 6 @ 9:00 pm
CHESS MAGIC Round Robin Festival @ Iver Resort, Drvendgrad, Mokra Gora, Serbia

Contact: Carl Strugnell Email: carlstrugnell@outlook.com
5 tournament cycles: (1-3) (4-6) (7-9) (10-12) (13-15). Each cycle is limited to 40 players. Divided by rating into 4 Round Robins.
Max rating 2200, min rating 1400 | Entry form

Nov
7
Sun
2021
CHESS MAGIC Round Robin Festival @ Iver Resort, Drvendgrad, Mokra Gora, Serbia
Nov 7 @ 10:00 am – Nov 9 @ 9:00 pm
CHESS MAGIC Round Robin Festival @ Iver Resort, Drvendgrad, Mokra Gora, Serbia

Contact: Carl Strugnell Email: carlstrugnell@outlook.com
5 tournament cycles: (1-3) (4-6) (7-9) (10-12) (13-15). Each cycle is limited to 40 players. Divided by rating into 4 Round Robins.
Max rating 2200, min rating 1400 | Entry form

Nov
10
Wed
2021
CHESS MAGIC Round Robin Festival @ Iver Resort, Drvendgrad, Mokra Gora, Serbia
Nov 10 @ 10:00 am – Nov 12 @ 9:00 pm
CHESS MAGIC Round Robin Festival @ Iver Resort, Drvendgrad, Mokra Gora, Serbia

Contact: Carl Strugnell Email: carlstrugnell@outlook.com
5 tournament cycles: (1-3) (4-6) (7-9) (10-12) (13-15). Each cycle is limited to 40 players. Divided by rating into 4 Round Robins.
Max rating 2200, min rating 1400 | Entry form

Nov
11
Thu
2021
European Team Chess Championship @ Hotel Terme Čatež Spa, Catez, Slovenia
Nov 11 – Nov 22 all-day
Nov
12
Fri
2021
Central London Chess Congress @ Imperial College Union, Prince Consort Road, London
Nov 12 – Nov 14 all-day

Contact: John Sargent Email: johnsargent@gmail.com Web: https://union.ic.ac.uk/rcc/chess/2021/10/central-london-chess-congress-at-imperial-college-november-2021/ [MAP] IMPORTANT NOTES: Due to council regulations, U18s are not allowed, sorry. Mask wearing while indoors/moving around will be mandatory, at boards masks must be worn unless both players agree to play without. One board per table instead of the usual two.
A weekend of chess in a prestigious central London location in the shadow of the Royal Albert Hall. This will be Imperial College’s 11th hosted chess congress since they were revived in the 2000’s.

Nov
13
Sat
2021
CHESS MAGIC Round Robin Festival @ Iver Resort, Drvendgrad, Mokra Gora, Serbia
Nov 13 @ 10:00 am – Nov 15 @ 9:00 pm
CHESS MAGIC Round Robin Festival @ Iver Resort, Drvendgrad, Mokra Gora, Serbia

Contact: Carl Strugnell Email: carlstrugnell@outlook.com
5 tournament cycles: (1-3) (4-6) (7-9) (10-12) (13-15). Each cycle is limited to 40 players. Divided by rating into 4 Round Robins.
Max rating 2200, min rating 1400 | Entry form

Nov
27
Sat
2021
YJCA Grand Prix Event 1 @ Queen Margaret’s School, Escrick Park, York
Nov 27 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

Contact: John Hipshon Email: jr.hipshon@ntlworld.com Web: http://www.yorkshirejuniorchess.org/ [MAP] Major Section: Open to any player; Intermediate Section: Open to players with an ECF rapidplay grade below 1450; Minor Section: Open to any player with no grade or below 1000; Novice Section: Open to any player with limited experience or first tournament. Prizes in each section including £60 for major winner.

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