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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 January 29th 2020)
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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 …

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Muswell Hill FIDE Rapid @ The Clissold Arms, 105 Fortis Green, London
Mar 17 @ 10:30 am – 5:45 pm

Contact: Adam Raoof Email: Web: [MAP]
Open, Major, Minor sections based on entries

7th West London Junior Chess Championships @ St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School Cadogan Street London
Mar 21 @ 9:15 am – 4:30 pm

Contact: Tony Niccoli Email: [MAP]
Junior only rapidplay event with under 11, 9 and 7 sections. Limited to 90 players and always fills up so please enter in advance! | Entry form

45th Nottingham Congress @ Nottingham High School, Waverley Mount, Nottingham
Mar 21 @ 10:00 am – Mar 22 @ 5:45 pm

Web: [MAP]
Free entry for GMs, IMs, WGMs , WIMs. OPEN 1st £750 , 2nd £400

Kingston Rapidplay @ Richard Mayo Centre Kingston United Reformed Church Eden Street Kingston
Mar 21 @ 10:30 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Edward Mospan Email: Web: [MAP]
Three sections FIDE-rated and ECF graded. GROUP A – OPEN; GROUP B – ECF UNDER 160 (FIDE 1900); GROUP C – ECF UNDER 120 (FIDE 1600). 25 minutes per player per game, with the addition of 5 seconds a move throughout

English Primary Schools’ Chess Association U11 Girls Final @ Cheney School, Cheney Lane, Oxford
Mar 21 @ 11:45 am – 5:45 pm

Contact: Nigel Dennis Email: Web: [MAP]
For associations affiliated to EPSCA

North East League Round 5 @ Leam Lane WMC, Fewster Square, Leam Lane, Gateshead TBC
Mar 22 @ 2:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Contact: Tim Wall Email: Web: [MAP]
6 teams of 5 players each. The League will be all-play-all. Five rounds, each on a Sunday from October to February. Matches start 2:30pm, finish 6:30pm. Time limit: All moves in 90 minutes, plus 30 seconds increment per move. All games will be FIDE-rated (Players will need to be ECF Gold members) Teams will receive a total of 1 extra bonus game point per match if they include a minimum of a) 1 junior player under 18 years old; and additionally b) one male and one female player. (Each category will give 0.5 bonus points) The winning team will be awarded a trophy and receive medals, and there will be medals for the best individual performances | Entry form

4NCL Weekend 4 | Rounds 7-8
Mar 28 – Mar 29 all-day
Poplar Rapid Chess Tournament @ St.Nicholas Church Hall, Ettrick Street, Poplar, London
Mar 28 @ 10:30 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Norman Went Email: Web: [MAP]
6 rounds, 2 sections. FIDE-rated Major Under 2000 and Minor ECF graded Under 130. 25 minutes with 5 second increment from the beginning | Entry form

English Primary Schools’ Chess Association U11 Final @ Grace Academy, Chapelhouse Road, Solihull
Mar 28 @ 11:45 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Dennis Email: Web: [MAP]
For associations affiliated to EPSCA qualifying from three zones held 14/3/20

Champions’ League Chess Kent Zone – 2nd Leg @ Unicorn Primary School Creswell Drive Beckenham
Mar 28 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Contact: Daniel Gliddon Email: Web: [MAP]
Primary School (FIDE-rated & ECF graded) Team tournament. This is the 2nd Leg of 2 rounds of qualifying for the Summer Term Final

BJCA’S UKCC Qualifier @ Richards Hall The Abbey Senior School 17 Kendrick Road Reading
Mar 29 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Contact: Nidhi Gogia Email: Web: [MAP]
7 ECF graded rapid rounds as UKCC Qualifier for U9/U11 age groups. Trophies for 1st, 2nd and 3rd in each age group. Open section for children who do not need qualification or who have already qualified. Cash prizes

Champions’ League Chess Middlesex & the Rest Zone – 2nd Leg @ Unicorn Primary School Creswell Drive Beckenham
Mar 29 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Contact: Daniel Gliddon Email: Web: [MAP]
Primary School (FIDE-rated & ECF graded) Team tournament. This is the 2nd Leg of 2 rounds of qualifying for the Summer Term Final

8th Blitz Chess Tournament @ Chess & Bridge Shop, 44 Baker Street, London
Mar 29 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Contact: Joao Email: | Web [MAP]
All ages and levels welcome. £10 entry fee. Time control – 10 min per game (no increments). Players will play a minimum of 6 games or maximum of 9 games. Prizes for all participants

BBCA Monthly Rapidplay @ Hason Raja Centre, 117 Vallance Road, London
Mar 29 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Contact: Mostaque Choudhury Email: [MAP]
6 round ECF graded Rapidplay in three sections – Open, Major and Minor. Attractive prizes available
Chief Arbiter – Michael Flatt | Online entry – | Flyer

Hendon Blitz @ Golders Green Unitarians Church, 31½ Hoop Lane, Golders Green
Apr 2 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Contact: Adam Raoof Email: Web: [MAP]
10 minute blitz tournament of 6 rounds rated by FIDE

Edinburgh Chess Congress @ St Thomas of Aquins High School 2-20 Chalmers Street Edinburgh
Apr 3 @ 6:30 pm – Apr 5 @ 7:30 pm

Contact: Jim O’Neil Email: Web: [MAP]
The largest annual weekend Chess Congress in Scotland. Premier and the Major are FIDE-rated. The time control for each of the four sections is 90 minutes plus 30 seconds per move. The event features an improved prize fund with the top prize of £1000

4NCL Weekend 4 | Rounds 7-8
Apr 4 – Apr 5 all-day

Divisions 3 South & 4 South Mercure Daventry Court

ECF National Schools Girls’ Finals @ St Catherine’s School, Station Road, Bramley
Apr 4 – Apr 5 all-day

Contact: Andrew Martin Email: [MAP]
Finals – all play all sections of eight teams. U19 and U11 sections

2nd 4NCL Easter FIDE Rated Congress @ Holiday Inn, Kenilworth CV8 1ED
Apr 9 – Apr 13 all-day

Contact: Mike Truran Email: Web: [MAP]
Four sections – FIDE Rated Open (nine rounds), FIDE Rated U2050 (seven rounds), FIDE Rated U1825 (seven rounds) and ECF Under 120 (seven rounds)

64th Southend Chess Congress @ Southend Adult Community College, Ambleside Drive, Southend
Apr 9 @ 10:00 am – Apr 13 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: Ian Hunnable Email: Web: [MAP]
FIDE one-day Rapidplay, FIDE Open, FIDE U1900, ECF U145, ECF U120, ECF U95 | Entry form

2nd Southend FIDE Rapid @ Southend Adult Community College, Ambleside Drive, Southend
Apr 9 @ 10:30 am – 6:00 pm
CCF Easter LP Congress @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey
Apr 10 @ 10:00 am – Apr 11 @ 6:00 pm
West of England Chess Union Congress @ Royal Beacon Hotel Exmouth Devon
Apr 10 @ 10:00 am – Apr 13 @ 3:00 pm

Contact: Meyrick Shaw Email: Web: [MAP]
West of England Open, which is FIDE registered & qualifying event for the British Championships. A FIDE rated major section U1950.
An ECF graded minor section U130. These also incorporate the West of England Ladies’ Championship | Entry form

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

Contact: Rod Middleton Email: [MAP]
FIDE rated Open. Major and Knights sections. 5 rounds. 8 round 10 minute blitz on Saturday afternoon, 14:30 start | Entry form

Richmond Stars Barred @ Orleans Park School, Richmond Road, Twickenham
Apr 10 @ 5:00 pm – Apr 12 @ 5:30 pm

Contact: Paul McKeown Email: Web: [MAP]
U2200 FIDE-rated and ECF graded standard play | Entry form