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/
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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)
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 …

Nov
16
Sat
2019
Girls’ Chess Day @ Queen Margaret's School, Escrick Park, York
Nov 16 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Contact: Peter Cloudsdale Email: cloudsdale_c@hotmail.co.uk Web: http://www.whiterosejuniorchessacademy [MAP] Good chess training at all levels of ability. We are showing various chess tactics and problems, combined with chess games which are recorded and analysed. The main aim is to learn more and have fun | Entry form

Nov
30
Sat
2019
Leeds Junior Chess Congress @ Whingate Primary School, Whingate Road, Leeds
Nov 30 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

Contact: John Hipshon Email: jr.hipshon@ntlworld.com Web: http://www.yorkshirejuniorchess.org [MAP] Major Section, Intermediate Section, Minor Section, Novice Section | Entry form

Dec
14
Sat
2019
2 Day Weekend FIDE Congress @ South Ribble Borough Council, West Paddock, Leyland, Lancashire
Dec 14 @ 9:30 am – Dec 15 @ 4:45 pm
Jan
5
Sun
2020
Hull Rapid 2020 @ Royal Hotel Hull 170 Ferensway Hull
Jan 5 @ 10:15 am – 5:15 pm

Contact: Douglas Vleeshhouwer Email: douglas.vleeshhouwer@gmail.com Web: http://www.hullchess.com/Rapid+Play+2020 [MAP] 5 round Swiss rapid tournament – FIDE-rated Open, FIDE-rated U1900, ECF U120
20 mins + 10 secs increment from move 1. In each section – 1st prize £100, 2nd prize £50, one £30 grading prize

Jan
18
Sat
2020
York Junior Chess Congress 2020 @ Wigginton Primary School, Westfield Lane, York
Jan 18 @ 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 grade below 110; Minor Section – open to any player with no grade or below 40; Novice Section – open to any player with limited experience or first tournament/season | Entry form

Feb
16
Sun
2020
Leyland Rapidplay 2020 @ The Banqueting Suite, South Ribble Borough Council Civic Centre, West Paddock, Leyland
Feb 16 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Feb
21
Fri
2020
Doncaster Congress 2020 @ Hall Cross School, Thorne Road, Doncaster
Feb 21 @ 7:00 pm – Feb 23 @ 6:30 pm

Contact: Peter Ackley Email: peterackley@hotmail.com Web: https://mannchess.org.uk/doncong.htm [MAP] 4 sections – Open, U171, U146, U125. Prizes each section – 1st £300, 2nd £150, 3rd £100, plus 3 grading prizes of £25. Open section incorporates Yorkshire Championship. ECF graded

Feb
22
Sat
2020
Hull Junior Chess Congress 2020 @ Hymers College, Hymers Avenue, Hull
Feb 22 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

Contact: John Hipshon Email: jr.hipshon@ntlworld.com Web: http://www.yorkshirejuniorchess.org [MAP] Four sections – Major; Intermediate; Minor; Novice | Entry form

Northern Junior Championship @ Abbey Gate College, Saighton Grange, Saighton, Chester
Feb 22 @ 10:00 am – Feb 23 @ 5:00 pm

Contact: Julian Clissold Email: julian.clissold@outlook.com [MAP] Northern Junior Championship. Sections from Under 7 to Under 18. Standard play. Prizes for top three male and female players | Entry form

Mar
7
Sat
2020
Girls’ Junior Chess Day @ Wakefield Girl's High School, Mulberry House, Margaret Street, Wakefield
Mar 7 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Contact: Peter Cloudsdale Email: cloudsdale_c@hotmail.co.uk Web: http://www.whiterosejuniorchessacademy [MAP] A mixture of chess training and games for all levels of ability with adult training for parents. We will hold two sections – for beginners and more advanced | Entry form

Apr
26
Sun
2020
Wakefield Junior Chess Congress @ Netherton School, Netherton Lane, Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Apr 26 @ 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/YCA grade below 110 | Minor Section – Open to any player with no grade or below 40 (some tournament experience would be required and players with a grade over 40 may be eligible if the grade is based on a small number of games)

May
16
Sat
2020
30th Calderdale Chess Congress – CANCELLED @ Lee Mount Social Club, Lee Mount Road, Halifax
May 16 @ 9:00 am – May 17 @ 4:30 pm

*** Please note that due to the Covid-19 pandemic, this event has been cancelled ***
Contact: Noel Boustred Email: noelschess@gmail.com Web: http://www.noelschess.weebly.com

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]

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
9
Fri
2020
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
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
Apr
11
Sun
2021
Hull Rapid 2021 – CANCELLED @ Royal Hotel Hull, Royal Suite, 170 Ferensway, Hull
Apr 11 @ 10:15 am – 5:15 pm
Jun
19
Sat
2021
Chess Centre Ilkley June Mini Congress @ The Chess Centre 8 Crescent Court Ilkley LS29 8DE
Jun 19 @ 10:00 am – Jun 20 @ 2:30 pm

Contact: Andrew Wainwright Email: info@chesscentre.online Web: https://www.chesscentre.online/events [MAP] Players will be placed in a group of 6, based on rating, and will play all others within their group during the 5 rounds of the tournament. 5 rounds, 60 mins per player on the clock. All games will be ECF standard play rated. Entries are currently limited to 18 players.

Jun
26
Sat
2021
Chess Centre Ilkley Mini RapidPlay @ The Chess Centre 8 Crescent Court Ilkley LS29 8DE
Jun 26 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

Contact: Andrew Wainwright Email: info@chesscentre.online Web: https://www.chesscentre.online/events [MAP] Players will be placed in a group of 6, based on rating, and will play all others within their group during the 5 rounds of the tournament. 5 rounds, 25 mins per player on the clock. All games will be ECF rapidplay rated. Entries are currently limited to 18 players.

Jul
10
Sat
2021
Chess Centre Ilkley June Mini Congress @ The Chess Centre 8 Crescent Court Ilkley LS29 8DE
Jul 10 @ 10:00 am – Jul 11 @ 2:30 pm

Contact: Andrew Wainwright Email: info@chesscentre.online Web: https://www.chesscentre.online/events [MAP] Players will be placed in a group of 6, based on rating, and will play all others within their group during the 5 rounds of the tournament. 5 rounds, 60 mins per player on the clock. All games will be ECF standard play rated. Entries are currently limited to 18 players.

Jul
24
Sat
2021
Chess Centre Ilkley Mini RapidPlay @ The Chess Centre 8 Crescent Court Ilkley LS29 8DE
Jul 24 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

Contact: Andrew Wainwright Email: info@chesscentre.online Web: https://www.chesscentre.online/events [MAP] Players will be placed in a group of 6, based on rating, and will play all others within their group during the 5 rounds of the tournament. 5 rounds, 25 mins per player on the clock. All games will be ECF rapidplay rated. Entries are currently limited to 18 players.

Aug
21
Sat
2021
Chess Centre Ilkley June Mini Congress @ The Chess Centre 8 Crescent Court Ilkley LS29 8DE
Aug 21 @ 10:00 am – Aug 22 @ 2:30 pm

Contact: Andrew Wainwright Email: info@chesscentre.online Web: https://www.chesscentre.online/events [MAP] Players will be placed in a group of 6, based on rating, and will play all others within their group during the 5 rounds of the tournament. 5 rounds, 60 mins per player on the clock. All games will be ECF standard play rated. Entries are currently limited to 18 players.

Aug
28
Sat
2021
Chess Centre Ilkley Mini RapidPlay @ The Chess Centre 8 Crescent Court Ilkley LS29 8DE
Aug 28 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

Contact: Andrew Wainwright Email: info@chesscentre.online Web: https://www.chesscentre.online/events [MAP] Players will be placed in a group of 6, based on rating, and will play all others within their group during the 5 rounds of the tournament. 5 rounds, 25 mins per player on the clock. All games will be ECF rapidplay rated. Entries are currently limited to 18 players.

Sheffield Junior Open @ Stradbroke Community Centre Stradbroke Richmond Road Sheffield S13 8LT
Aug 28 @ 10:45 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: Jonathan Arnott Email: jwauk02@aol.com [MAP] Open Under-18 competition for juniors of all standards. Will be split into age group sections depending on number of entries | Entry form

Oct
14
Thu
2021
British Championships 2021 – Women’s Championship @ Canham Turner Conference Centre, University of Hull, Cottingham Road, Hull HU6 7RX
Oct 14 @ 4:00 pm – Oct 17 @ 8:00 pm

Contact: Kevin Staveley Email: manager.british@englishchess.org.uk Web: https://www.britishchesschampionships.co.uk/ [MAP] The British Womens Championship Final – 2021 – will take place at Hull University with 7 rounds between 14th and 17th October. The event is open to eligible WGMs or WIMs and qualifiers from the British Online Championships Womens Final in August | Entry form