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 June 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 …

Mar
7
Sat
2020
Uxbridge Delancey UK Chess Challenge Tournament @ Our Lady of Lourdes Church Hall, Osborn Road, Uxbridge
Mar 7 @ 11:30 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: Daniel Knight Email: UxbridgeJuniorChessClub@hotmail.com Web: https://www.uxbridgejuniorchessclub.com/ [MAP] Open Section – games graded ECF rapidplay 25 minutes for the game; no increments – 6 rounds; Under 8, 9 section & Under 10, 11 section qualifier – games graded rapidplay 20 minutes each game, no increments – 7 rounds. Prizes – Open 1st £30 2nd £20 3rd £10. Trophies for 1st, 2nd, 3rd in all sections | Entry form

Mar
13
Fri
2020
44th Blackpool Chess Conference @ The Imperial Hotel Blackpool North Promenade Blackpool FY1 3HB
Mar 13 @ 6:45 pm – Mar 15 @ 6:15 pm

Contact: Bill O’Rourke Email: blackpoolchessconference@virginmedia.com Web: http://www.blackpoolchess.org.uk [MAP] £6700 in prizes. Five sections – Lancashire Open, The Imperial Major (U181), The Intermediate (U155), The Minor (U135) & The Standard (U115) | Live games at http://www.blackpoolchess.org.uk | Entry form

Apr
10
Fri
2020
West of England Chess Union Congress – CANCELLED @ Royal Beacon Hotel Exmouth Devon
Apr 10 @ 10:00 am – Apr 13 @ 3:00 pm

*** This event has sadly been cancelled due to current health concerns and the Coronavirus outbreak ***

Bolton Easter Congress and Busy Persons Blitz – CANCELLED @ Ukrainian Social Club 99 Castle Street Bolton
Apr 10 @ 12:30 pm – Apr 12 @ 7:00 pm

*** Sadly, this event has been cancelled following the Covid-19 outbreak ***

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
3
Sun
2020
Hampshire UKCC Megafinal @ New Hall, Winchester College, Wharf Hill, Winchester
May 3 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: Dr John Upham Email: john.upham@zen.co.uk Web: https://www.hjca.org.uk/ [MAP] The Hampshire Megafinal is the UKCC tournament for qualifiers from the UKCC schools stage. It is open to children from any county and any school but will feature many children from Hampshire schools

Eccles 2020 Chess Congress @ Eccles Town Hall, Church Street, Eccles
May 3 @ 9:45 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Barbara Farrar Email: eccleschess@gmail.com Web: http://www.eccleschess.com [MAP] An Eccles Chess Club event – full day 7-round rapidplay (20 minutes plus 5 second increments) ECF graded. Registration 9.15 – 9.45; Lunch 12.50 – 1.30. Cash prize fund £1,275. All entries by Friday 1st May. Entry fees – £18 for Silver members or above, £27 for Bronze or non-members. The Tournament Controller’s decision is always final | Brochure

May
15
Fri
2020
Frome Chess Congress – CANCELLED @ Selwood Academy, Berkley Road, Frome, Somerset
May 15 @ 7:00 pm – May 17 @ 7:00 pm
Frome Chess Congress - CANCELLED @ Selwood Academy, Berkley Road, Frome, Somerset

*** Sadly, this event has been cancelled following the Covid-19 outbreak ***

May
23
Sat
2020
Cotswold Chess Congress – CANCELLED @ Kings School, Gloucester GL1 2BG
May 23 @ 10:00 am – May 25 @ 7:00 pm

*** Sadly, this event has been cancelled owing to the current Covid-19 outbreak ***

May
24
Sun
2020
Surrey Kings Online Junior Blitz @ Online
May 24 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Contact: Mark Josse Email: markjosse@hotmail.com Web: http://www.surreykings.com/
Online chess event for juniors aged under 16 of all abilities. Event will be played online using Chess Kid. Prizes awarded at respective age groups subject to number of entries | Entry form

XYChess Spring Open A & B @ Topaz Hotel, Bugibba, Malta
May 24 @ 5:30 pm – May 30 @ 5:30 pm

Contact: Clarence Psaila Email: clarence_247@yahoo.co.uk Web: http://www.xychess.org [MAP] Located at the Topaz Hotel in the heart of Bugibba, a perfect venue, minutes away from the sea and lots of cafes and restaurants. Enjoy the warm weather and some great chess! 7 Round Swiss system: 1 game per day. Rounds start at 5:30pm allowing lots of time for sight seeing and other activities during the bright Maltese daytime! Please look at the Results / Archive section for the 2017, 2018, and 2019 editions. There is also a regularly updated list of entries for the 2020 participants

Jun
5
Fri
2020
The 24th South Lakes Chess Congress – POSTPONED @ Kendal Leisure Centre Burton Road Kendal
Jun 5 @ 7:00 pm – Jun 7 @ 6:30 pm
The 24th South Lakes Chess Congress - POSTPONED @ Kendal Leisure Centre Burton Road Kendal

*** This event has been postponed, but will be re-arranged as soon as the Covid-19 health concerns allow ***

Jul
12
Sun
2020
4th Ashton Rapidplay @ Broadoak & Smallshaw Community Centre, Ashton-under-Lyne
Jul 12 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: David Hardy Email: davidghardy57@gmail.com [MAP] 6 round Swiss – sections U150, U115 and U80/ungraded. 25 minutes per player | Entry form

Aug
21
Fri
2020
14th Steve Boniface Memorial – CANCELLED @ Great Hall, Bristol Grammar School, University Road, Bristol
Aug 21 @ 6:30 pm – Aug 23 @ 7:30 pm
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
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! 

Feb
26
Fri
2021
46th East Devon Chess Congress @ Exeter Corn Exchange, Market Street, Exeter
Feb 26 @ 6:45 pm – Feb 28 @ 7:30 pm

Contact: Dr Tim Paulden Email: timpaulden@gmail.com Web: http://www.eastdevonchesscongress.com [MAP] One of the most popular Congresses in the South West (160+ entrants in 2020), hosted at an excellent venue in Exeter City Centre, close to railway stations, car parks, and accommodation. The tournament leaflet and online entry form will be released during Summer 2020, and will be made available via our website

May
18
Tue
2021
Blackpool & Fylde League Online Standardplay Tournament 10 @ Lichess.org
May 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Contact: David Clayton Email: dgclayton@btinternet.com Web: https://lichess.org/team/blackpool–fylde-league
Open to all players in the Blackpool & Flyde League area (Leyland to Lancaster) and also open to Central Lancs League players. Friendly games, not ECF rated. Played on Tuesdays, although re-arrangements are allowed. A continuous 4 round event with two divisions, including promotion and relegation.

May
20
Thu
2021
Blackpool & Fylde League Online Rapidplay Tournament 10 @ Lichess.org
May 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Contact: David Clayton Email: dgclayton@btinternet.com Web: https://lichess.org/team/blackpool–fylde-league
Open to all players in the Blackpool & Flyde League area (Leyland to Lancaster) and also open to Central Lancs League players. Friendly games, not ECF rated. Played on Thursdays, although re-arrangements are allowed. A continuous 4 double round (playing both black and white) event.

May
25
Tue
2021
Blackpool & Fylde League Online Standardplay Tournament 10 @ Lichess.org
May 25 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Contact: David Clayton Email: dgclayton@btinternet.com Web: https://lichess.org/team/blackpool–fylde-league
Open to all players in the Blackpool & Flyde League area (Leyland to Lancaster) and also open to Central Lancs League players. Friendly games, not ECF rated. Played on Tuesdays, although re-arrangements are allowed. A continuous 4 round event with two divisions, including promotion and relegation.

May
27
Thu
2021
Blackpool & Fylde League Online Rapidplay Tournament 10 @ Lichess.org
May 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Contact: David Clayton Email: dgclayton@btinternet.com Web: https://lichess.org/team/blackpool–fylde-league
Open to all players in the Blackpool & Flyde League area (Leyland to Lancaster) and also open to Central Lancs League players. Friendly games, not ECF rated. Played on Thursdays, although re-arrangements are allowed. A continuous 4 double round (playing both black and white) event.

Jun
1
Tue
2021
Coulsdon Chess Junior Tournament @ Coulsdon Chess 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey CR5 3BA
Jun 1 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Contact: Daniel Gliddon Email: chess@ccfworld.com [MAP] A junior half-term tournament from our training course

Blackpool & Fylde League Online Standardplay Tournament 10 @ Lichess.org
Jun 1 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Contact: David Clayton Email: dgclayton@btinternet.com Web: https://lichess.org/team/blackpool–fylde-league
Open to all players in the Blackpool & Flyde League area (Leyland to Lancaster) and also open to Central Lancs League players. Friendly games, not ECF rated. Played on Tuesdays, although re-arrangements are allowed. A continuous 4 round event with two divisions, including promotion and relegation.

Jun
2
Wed
2021
Coulsdon Chess Junior Tournament @ Coulsdon Chess 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey CR5 3BA
Jun 2 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Contact: Daniel Gliddon Email: chess@ccfworld.com [MAP] A junior half-term tournament from our training course