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 August 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 …

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/

Sep
25
Fri
2020
56th Northumberland Chess Congress – CANCELLED @ The Parks, North Shields NE29 6TL
Sep 25 – Sep 27 all-day

Contact: Mick Riding Email: mickriding@hotmail.co.uk
Cancelled due to local lockdown. Next event is September 2021 …

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

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
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
Nov
6
Fri
2020
Torbay Chess Congress – CANCELLED @ Livermead House Hotel, Seafront, Torquay
Nov 6 @ 7:00 pm – Nov 8 @ 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
Nov
29
Sun
2020
6th Annual Lowestoft Rapidplay – CANCELLED @ Parkhill Hotel Oulton NR32 5DQ
Nov 29 @ 9:30 am – 6:30 pm

Contact: Andy Hartland Email: andyhartland@btinternet.com [MAP]

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
Apr
27
Tue
2021
North East Online League Season 3 @ Tornelo
Apr 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Contact: Tim Wall Email: timpeterwall@gmail.com Website: https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/northumbria-chess-masters
Open to teams of 4 players based in Northumberland, Tyne & Wear, Durham and Cleveland, and matches take place on alternate Tuesdays at 7:30pm during each season. Games are played on Tornelo.com, with a time control of 45 minutes plus 15 seconds per move.

May
8
Sat
2021
3rd Weekend Chess Masterclass CANCELLED @ on Zoom & Tornelo
May 8 @ 10:00 am – May 9 @ 5:15 pm

Contact: Tim Wall Email: timpeterwall@gmail.com
This event has been cancelled due to a change in circumstances

May
11
Tue
2021
North East Online League Season 3 @ Tornelo
May 11 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Contact: Tim Wall Email: timpeterwall@gmail.com Website: https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/northumbria-chess-masters
Open to teams of 4 players based in Northumberland, Tyne & Wear, Durham and Cleveland, and matches take place on alternate Tuesdays at 7:30pm during each season. Games are played on Tornelo.com, with a time control of 45 minutes plus 15 seconds per move.

May
25
Tue
2021
North East Online League Season 3 @ Tornelo
May 25 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Contact: Tim Wall Email: timpeterwall@gmail.com Website: https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/northumbria-chess-masters
Open to teams of 4 players based in Northumberland, Tyne & Wear, Durham and Cleveland, and matches take place on alternate Tuesdays at 7:30pm during each season. Games are played on Tornelo.com, with a time control of 45 minutes plus 15 seconds per move.

Jun
8
Tue
2021
North East Online League Season 3 @ Tornelo
Jun 8 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Contact: Tim Wall Email: timpeterwall@gmail.com Website: https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/northumbria-chess-masters
Open to teams of 4 players based in Northumberland, Tyne & Wear, Durham and Cleveland, and matches take place on alternate Tuesdays at 7:30pm during each season. Games are played on Tornelo.com, with a time control of 45 minutes plus 15 seconds per move.

Jun
22
Tue
2021
North East Online League Season 3 @ Tornelo
Jun 22 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Contact: Tim Wall Email: timpeterwall@gmail.com Website: https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/northumbria-chess-masters
Open to teams of 4 players based in Northumberland, Tyne & Wear, Durham and Cleveland, and matches take place on alternate Tuesdays at 7:30pm during each season. Games are played on Tornelo.com, with a time control of 45 minutes plus 15 seconds per move.

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
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
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
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
25
Mon
2021
1st EJCOA Forest Hall Invitational @ Forest Hall Social Club, Errington Terrace, Palmersville, Newcastle upon Tyne
Oct 25 @ 10:00 am – Oct 29 @ 2:00 pm
1st EJCOA Forest Hall Invitational @ Forest Hall Social Club, Errington Terrace, Palmersville, Newcastle upon Tyne

Contact: Tim Wall Email: timpeterwall@gmail.com Web: https://northumbriamasters.com/
2 x FIDE-rated 10-player all-play-all tournaments – one for IM norms, one for Under 2200 players. Appearance fees for 3 International Masters.
Entry fees – £150 for IM norm seekers, £50 for Under 2200 tournament.
For more information and invitations, please contact tournament organiser Tim Wall | Entry form