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 about! 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 – click here. This will also enable you to submit your event to the International Rating Office for registration with FIDE if it is FIDE-rated or has a FIDE-rated section(s)* | For a PDF of the ECF Event Calendar (updated every 4-6 weeks) – click here (PDF updated September 7th 2020) | To submit an online event for ECF Online rating – click here
* English events or events covered by the ECF only, obviously …

Official FIDE events … http://www.fide.com/calendar … and the rest – 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

A new badge system has been introduced whenever possible from 26/3/18 onwards. 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 …

Aug
22
Sat
2020
The National 100 @ Chess.com
Aug 22 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Contact: Mark Murrell Email: controller.counties@englishchess.org.uk Web: https://ecflms.org.uk/lms/node/61582/efixtures
National August slow play 4 regional teams all-play-all for ECF members / Supporters graded U100 (Jan 2020) – G60/15
East Saxons v Midland Outlaws v Northern Raiders v The South. Pre-registration required
Details

Saturday Evening Slow Blitz @ ECF Online
Aug 22 @ 8:00 pm

On lichess.org | https://lichess.org/tournament/vfnpgLSG | 90 minutes Arena format tournament, time control 10 | 0

Aug
24
Mon
2020
The Smart Method to Teach Chess in Schools @ on Zoom
Aug 24 @ 9:00 am – Aug 25 @ 3:00 pm
The Smart Method to Teach Chess in Schools @ on Zoom

Contact: Brigitta Peszleg Email: training@chessplus.net Web: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ecu101-the-smart-method-to-teach-chess-chess-didactics-tickets-114948062750
The course is suitable for teachers and tutors who want to make chess an exciting and educational experience for children

Aug
25
Tue
2020
WWCC U150 Online Championship @ lichess.org
Aug 25 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Contact: Mark Murrell Email: mramurrell@blueyonder.co.uk
5 round grade limited Swiss

Aug
26
Wed
2020
Wednesday Evening Blitz @ ECF Online
Aug 26 @ 8:00 pm

On lichess.org | https://lichess.org/swiss/K7ngUd07 | 9 round Swiss format, time control 3 | 2

Aug
27
Thu
2020
Thursday Afternoon Slow Blitz @ ECF Online
Aug 27 @ 2:00 pm

On Chess.com | https://www.chess.com/live#t=1523379 | 7 round Swiss, time control 5 | 2

Sep
5
Sat
2020
The North v The South – National Challenge @ Online
Sep 5 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Contact: Mark Murrell Email: controller.counties@englishchess.org.uk Web: https://www.englishchess.org.uk/online-north-v-south-challenge-2020/ and https://ecflms.org.uk/lms/node/61351/efixtures
National slow play North v South mega board Challenge open to 2020/21 ECF members and Supporters, last contested in 1894
Details

Sep
19
Sat
2020
Yorkshire Junior Grand Prix Event 1 @ Lichess.org
Sep 19 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Contact: John Hipshon Email: jr.hipshon@ntlworld.com Web: http://www.yorkshirejuniorchess.org/
Three sections – Major (any player); Intermediate (below 90 ECF); Starter (below 30 ECF)
Prizes in all three sections. Entry fee of £15 covers 4 events.

Sep
28
Mon
2020
CCF Dicky White Oct 2020 @ Coulsdon Chess Fellowship (CCF) 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey CR5 3BA
Sep 28 @ 7:30 pm – 11:45 pm

Contact: Daniel Gliddon Email: chess@ccfworld.com [MAP]
Club internal championship

Oct
5
Mon
2020
CCF Dicky White Oct 2020 @ Coulsdon Chess Fellowship (CCF) 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey CR5 3BA
Oct 5 @ 7:30 pm – 11:45 pm

Contact: Daniel Gliddon Email: chess@ccfworld.com [MAP]
Club internal championship

Oct
9
Fri
2020
Secondary School Lichess Battles @ Lichess.org
Oct 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Contact: Neill Cooper Email: nsc@cplusc.co.uk Web: https://lichess.org/team/secondary-school-chess
Various parallel events for secondary schools to enter

Manx Chess Championship @ Claremont Hotel 18-22 Loch Promenade Douglas Isle of Man IM1 2LX
Oct 9 @ 6:15 pm – Oct 11 @ 7:30 pm

Contact: Alan Ormsby Email: Web: http://www.iomchessclub.co.uk/2549-2/ [MAP]
FOR IOM CHESS CLUB MEMBERS ONLY | 6 round, FIDE-rated Swiss, 2020 Manx Championship, incorporating the Candidates and Challengers events. £1,500 in prize money | Entry form

Oct
12
Mon
2020
CCF Dicky White Oct 2020 @ Coulsdon Chess Fellowship (CCF) 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey CR5 3BA
Oct 12 @ 7:30 pm – 11:45 pm

Contact: Daniel Gliddon Email: chess@ccfworld.com [MAP]
Club internal championship

Oct
19
Mon
2020
CCF Dicky White Oct 2020 @ Coulsdon Chess Fellowship (CCF) 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey CR5 3BA
Oct 19 @ 7:30 pm – 11:45 pm

Contact: Daniel Gliddon Email: chess@ccfworld.com [MAP]
Club internal championship

Oct
26
Mon
2020
CCF Dicky White Oct 2020 @ Coulsdon Chess Fellowship (CCF) 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey CR5 3BA
Oct 26 @ 7:30 pm – 11:45 pm

Contact: Daniel Gliddon Email: chess@ccfworld.com [MAP]
Club internal championship

Oct
31
Sat
2020
Yorkshire Junior Grand Prix Event 2 @ Lichess.org
Oct 31 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Contact: John Hipshon Email: jr.hipshon@ntlworld.com Web: http://www.yorkshirejuniorchess.org/
Three sections – Major (any player); Intermediate (below 90 ECF); Starter (below 30 ECF)
Prizes in all three sections. Entry fee of £15 covers 4 events.

Nov
2
Mon
2020
CCF Dicky White Nov 2020 @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey CR5 3BA
Nov 2 @ 7:30 pm – 11:45 pm

Contact: Daniel Gliddon Email: chess@ccfworld.com [MAP]
Club internal Dicky White

Nov
6
Fri
2020
Secondary School Lichess Battles @ Lichess.org
Nov 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Contact: Neill Cooper Email: nsc@cplusc.co.uk Web: https://lichess.org/team/secondary-school-chess
Various parallel events for secondary schools to enter

Nov
9
Mon
2020
CCF Dicky White Nov 2020 @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey CR5 3BA
Nov 9 @ 7:30 pm – 11:45 pm

Contact: Daniel Gliddon Email: chess@ccfworld.com [MAP]
Club internal Dicky White

Nov
16
Mon
2020
CCF Dicky White Nov 2020 @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey CR5 3BA
Nov 16 @ 7:30 pm – 11:45 pm

Contact: Daniel Gliddon Email: chess@ccfworld.com [MAP]
Club internal Dicky White

Nov
20
Fri
2020
1st FIDE Online Olympiad for People with Disabilities @ Online
Nov 20 – Dec 3 all-day
Secondary School Lichess Battles @ Lichess.org
Nov 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Contact: Neill Cooper Email: nsc@cplusc.co.uk Web: https://lichess.org/team/secondary-school-chess
Various parallel events for secondary schools to enter

Nov
23
Mon
2020
CCF Dicky White Nov 2020 @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey CR5 3BA
Nov 23 @ 7:30 pm – 11:45 pm

Contact: Daniel Gliddon Email: chess@ccfworld.com [MAP]
Club internal Dicky White

Nov
28
Sat
2020
Yorkshire Junior Grand Prix Event 3 @ Lichess.org
Nov 28 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Contact: John Hipshon Email: jr.hipshon@ntlworld.com Web: http://www.yorkshirejuniorchess.org/
Three sections – Major (any player); Intermediate (below 90 ECF); Starter (below 30 ECF)
Prizes in all three sections. Entry fee of £15 covers 4 events.

Nov
29
Sun
2020
6th Annual Lowestoft Rapidplay – CANCELLED @ Parkhill Hotel Oulton NR32 5DQ
Nov 29 @ 9:30 am – 6:30 pm