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 April 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
25
Thu
2021
ECF Thursday Afternoon Blitz @ Chess.com
Mar 25 @ 2:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Towers Email: director.homechess@englishchess.org.uk Web: https://englishchessonline.org.uk/upcoming-club-events/
7 round Swiss tournament at 5|2 time control for ECF club members and will be ECF online rated.

Mar
26
Fri
2021
6th 4NCL Online Congress @ Lichess.org
Mar 26 @ 7:00 pm – Mar 28 @ 5:00 pm

Contact: Mike Truran Email: mike@truranfamily.co.uk Web: https://www.4ncl.co.uk/fide/online/arrangements_6.htm
Sections: Open, Under 2000, Under 1700, Under 1400, Improvers (Under 1100)

Mar
27
Sat
2021
ECF Saturday Evening Rapid @ Lichess.org
Mar 27 @ 8:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Towers Email: director.homechess@englishchess.org.uk Web: https://englishchessonline.org.uk/upcoming-club-events/
90 minute arena tournament on Lichess.org at 10|2 time control for ECF club members and will be ECF online rated.

Mar
28
Sun
2021
ECF Sunday Evening Rapid @ Chess.com
Mar 28 @ 8:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Towers Email: director.homechess@englishchess.org.uk Web: https://englishchessonline.org.uk/upcoming-club-events/
4 or 5 round Swiss tournament at 10|2 time control for ECF club members and will be ECF online rated.

Mar
29
Mon
2021
ECF Monday Afternoon Blitz @ Lichess.org
Mar 29 @ 2:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Towers Email: director.homechess@englishchess.org.uk Web: https://englishchessonline.org.uk/upcoming-club-events/
7 round Swiss tournament at 5|2 time control for ECF club members and will be ECF online rated.

Guildford Monday Evening 4 @ Lichess.org
Mar 29 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Contact: Mike Gunn Email: mikewxyz@gmail.com Web: http://www.guildfordchess.co.uk/
Online standard play (45+15) tournament for Guildford Club members

Apr
4
Sun
2021
ECF Online Blitz Grand Prix 2021 @ Lichess.org
Apr 4 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Towers Email: director.homechess@englishchess.org.uk Web: https://www.englishchess.org.uk/2021-online-grand-prix-series/
The ECF Blitz Grand Prix consists of monthly Swiss and Arena tournaments on the first Sunday of each month from March to November 2021. The ECF will be publishing a leaderboard, which will be updated monthly, with prizes for the winners in a number of categories at the end of the events.

Apr
5
Mon
2021
Easter Rapid Swiss @ Lichess.org
Apr 5 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: Alex Holwczak Email: alexholowczak@gmail.com
Easter Rapid Swiss for Juniors; Open, Max 1800, Max 1500. Lichess Rapid ratings used.
https://lichess.org/swiss/an2xc7RP
https://lichess.org/swiss/NjeJRDaT
https://lichess.org/swiss/hgn3gP85

Guildford Monday Evening 4 @ Lichess.org
Apr 5 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Contact: Mike Gunn Email: mikewxyz@gmail.com Web: http://www.guildfordchess.co.uk/
Online standard play (45+15) tournament for Guildford Club members

Apr
12
Mon
2021
Guildford Monday Evening 4 @ Lichess.org
Apr 12 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Contact: Mike Gunn Email: mikewxyz@gmail.com Web: http://www.guildfordchess.co.uk/
Online standard play (45+15) tournament for Guildford Club members

Apr
18
Sun
2021
ECF Online Rapid Grand Prix 2021 @ Lichess.org
Apr 18 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Towers Email: director.homechess@englishchess.org.uk Web: https://www.englishchess.org.uk/2021-online-grand-prix-series/
The ECF Rapid Grand Prix consists of monthly Swiss and Arena tournaments on the third Sunday of each month from March to November 2021. The ECF will be publishing a leaderboard, which will be updated monthly, with prizes for the winners in a number of categories at the end of the events.

Apr
19
Mon
2021
Guildford Monday Evening 4 @ Lichess.org
Apr 19 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Contact: Mike Gunn Email: mikewxyz@gmail.com Web: http://www.guildfordchess.co.uk/
Online standard play (45+15) tournament for Guildford Club members

Apr
23
Fri
2021
7th 4NCL Online Congress @ Lichess.org
Apr 23 @ 7:00 pm – Apr 25 @ 5:00 pm

Contact: Mike Truran Email: mike@truranfamily.co.uk Web: https://www.4ncl.co.uk/fide/online/arrangements_7.htm
Sections: Open, Under 2000, Under 1700, Under 1400, Improvers (Under 1100)

Apr
26
Mon
2021
Guildford Monday Evening 4 @ Lichess.org
Apr 26 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Contact: Mike Gunn Email: mikewxyz@gmail.com Web: http://www.guildfordchess.co.uk/
Online standard play (45+15) tournament for Guildford Club members

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
2
Sun
2021
ECF Online Blitz Grand Prix 2021 @ Lichess.org
May 2 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Towers Email: director.homechess@englishchess.org.uk Web: https://www.englishchess.org.uk/2021-online-grand-prix-series/
The ECF Blitz Grand Prix consists of monthly Swiss and Arena tournaments on the first Sunday of each month from March to November 2021. The ECF will be publishing a leaderboard, which will be updated monthly, with prizes for the winners in a number of categories at the end of the events.

May
3
Mon
2021
May Day Rapid Swiss @ Lichess.org
May 3 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: Alex Holwczak Email: alexholowczak@gmail.com
May Day Rapid Swiss for Juniors; Open, Max 1800, Max 1500. Lichess Rapid ratings used.
https://lichess.org/swiss/an2xc7RP
https://lichess.org/swiss/NjeJRDaT
https://lichess.org/swiss/hgn3gP85

Guildford Monday Evening 4 @ Lichess.org
May 3 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Contact: Mike Gunn Email: mikewxyz@gmail.com Web: http://www.guildfordchess.co.uk/
Online standard play (45+15) tournament for Guildford Club members

May
10
Mon
2021
Guildford Monday Evening 4 @ Lichess.org
May 10 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Contact: Mike Gunn Email: mikewxyz@gmail.com Web: http://www.guildfordchess.co.uk/
Online standard play (45+15) tournament for Guildford Club members

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
14
Fri
2021
European Girls & Women’s Chess Weekend @ Lichess.org
May 14 – May 16 all-day

Qualifier 1 (Friday 14.05.2021, 17.00 CEST) time control: 5 min + 3 sec increment per move
Qualifier 2 (Saturday 15.05.2021, 11.30 CEST) time control: 10 min + 5 sec increment per move
Qualifier 3 (Saturday 15.05.2021, 18.00 CEST) variants tournament (variant is to be determined via social media) time control: 5 min + 3 sec increment per move
Qualifier 4 (Sunday, 16.05.2021, 11.30 CEST) Time control: 10 min + 5 sec increment per move
Finals (Sunday 16.05.2021, 15.30 CEST 20 players in each Lichess-Rapid-ELO rating group, Swiss tournament with 7 rounds
Time control: 10 min + 5 sec increment per move, trophies and prizes for the first three places in each rating group
Parallel to the finals, an open tournament will be offered, which will be played as Arena tournament with the same time control as in the finals
More details

May
16
Sun
2021
ECF Online Rapid Grand Prix 2021 @ Lichess.org
May 16 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Towers Email: director.homechess@englishchess.org.uk Web: https://www.englishchess.org.uk/2021-online-grand-prix-series/
The ECF Rapid Grand Prix consists of monthly Swiss and Arena tournaments on the third Sunday of each month from March to November 2021. The ECF will be publishing a leaderboard, which will be updated monthly, with prizes for the winners in a number of categories at the end of the events.

May
17
Mon
2021
Guildford Monday Evening 4 @ Lichess.org
May 17 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Contact: Mike Gunn Email: mikewxyz@gmail.com Web: http://www.guildfordchess.co.uk/
Online standard play (45+15) tournament for Guildford Club members

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.