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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For a PDF of the ECF Event Calendar (updated every 4-6 weeks) – click here (PDF updated November 2021)
Official FIDE events … http://www.fide.com/calendar … and worldwide chess events from the FIDE website – http://www.fide.com/calendar/tournaments.html
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Dec
4
Sat
2021
PRO University Chess League @ Lichess.org and venue TBA
Dec 4 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

PUCL is an all-play-all rapidplay team competition for Universities across the UK to compete in monthly fixtures. The top teams from each fixture qualify for the knockout playoffs, hopefully taking place OTB in Central London. The playoff games will be ECF rated; the group-stage games will not.
Group Stages Nov. 6, Dec. 4, Jan. 8; Playoffs Round of 16: Feb. 5; Quarter Finals: Mar. 5; Semi-Finals: Apr. 2; Grand Finals: Apr. 3

Blitz Competition 2 @ Cavendish Conference Centre Cavendish Venues, 22 Duchess Mews, London
Dec 4 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Contact: Shohreh Bayat Email: Shohreh_b1987@yahoo.com Web: https://www.londonchessclassic.com/blitz.html [MAP] Entry Fee: £15. Time Control: All moves in 5 minutes. Grades: FIDE Blitz ratings will be used for this event. For players without a current FIDE Blitz rating, the following grades/ratings will be used instead: (1) FIDE rapidplay rating (2) FIDE standard play (3) other national rating

Dec
5
Sun
2021
North London Grand Prix @ Bishop Douglass School Hamilton Road London
Dec 5 @ 9:45 am – 4:45 pm

Contact: Angela Eyton Email: angelaeyton@aol.com [MAP] London Junior Championship qualifying event with sections for U8, U10 and U12. Open to all U12. Prizes for winners and and runners-up. Certificates for all.
Highest scores from 3 out of the 4 qualifying events are used for the Grand Prix prizes. Link to booking form – https://forms.gle/hhjka5gudn9caztN7

Blitz Competition 3 @ Cavendish Conference Centre Cavendish Venues, 22 Duchess Mews, London
Dec 5 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Contact: Shohreh Bayat Email: Shohreh_b1987@yahoo.com Web: https://www.londonchessclassic.com/blitz.html [MAP] Entry Fee: £15. Time Control: All moves in 5 minutes. Grades: FIDE Blitz ratings will be used for this event. For players without a current FIDE Blitz rating, the following grades/ratings will be used instead: (1) FIDE rapidplay rating (2) FIDE standard play (3) other national rating

Dec
6
Mon
2021
Coulsdon Chess Dicky White @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey CR5 3BA
Dec 6 @ 10:03 am – 11:03 am

Contact: Daniel Gliddon Email: chess@ccfworld.com Web: http://www.ccfworld.com/Chess [MAP] Internal Dicky White competition. All players must be ECF Gold members. Please email chess@ccfworld.com to enquire if not an existing member

Coulsdon Chess Autumn Junior Premiership @ Coulsdon Chess 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey
Dec 6 @ 4:30 pm – 6:45 pm

Contact: Daniel Gliddon Email: chess@ccfworld.com [MAP] Internal Junior Club Championship – Top Division

Coulsdon Juniors Blitz @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey CR5 3BA
Dec 6 @ 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm

Contact: Daniel Gliddon Email: chess@ccfworld.com [MAP] A blitz tournament after their club championship matches each week at junior club in an attempt to increase the possibilities of ratings

Dec
8
Wed
2021
Coulsdon Daytime Chess Autumn 2021 @ Coulsdon Chess 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey
Dec 8 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Contact: Daniel Gliddon Email: chess@ccfworld.com Web: https://ccfworld.com/Chess/ChessClubHome/ChessClubSeniorsIndex.htm [MAP] A tournament run on a Wednesday afternoon at 2pm. The time control is 90 + 30seconds per move starting at move 1.

Dec
9
Thu
2021
Mind Sports Centre FIDE Blitz @ London Mindsports Centre, 21 Dalling Road, W6 0JD
Dec 9 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Contact: Adam Nasim Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Web: http://www.chessengland.com/ [MAP] 6 rounds, 12 games total (6 opponents, and two games against each opponent). Time Control: 3min + 2sec increment. Cost of Entry: £6.00 (pay on the night)
Entry Form: https://form.jotform.com/213253571163955

Dec
11
Sat
2021
Oxted December FIDE Standard OPEN @ Oxted Library 12 Gresham Road Oxted Surrey
Dec 11 @ 10:00 am – Dec 12 @ 7:00 pm

Contact: Maria Damodaran Email: mariadamodaran@gmail.com [MAP] FIDE Standard 90 minutes + 30 seconds increment; Saturday 2 rounds; Sunday 2 rounds; Entry fee £25 {£20 for FIDE rated >=2000} | Entry form

English Rapidplay Chess Championship 2021 @ Cavendish Conference Centre, Duchess Mews, London
Dec 11 @ 12:00 pm – Dec 12 @ 4:00 pm

Contact: Shohreh Bayat Email: Shohreh_b1987@yahoo.com Web: https://www.londonchessclassic.com/ [MAP] Ten of England’s top Grandmasters and International Masters face off in a weekend all-play-all rapidplay tournament. Live commentary in the auditorium with GM Nigel Short and GM Stuart Conquest

Transcontinental Scholastic Chess Super-Tournament @ Chess.com
Dec 11 @ 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Contact: Caleb Brown Email: csbrown.entrepreneur@gmail.com Web: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/transcontinental-scholastic-chess-super-tournament-8-registration-209546718877
Four rounds, three sections (Open, U1000 and U600) and a time control of G/45;d5. Scholastic players of all countries who are USCF members are eligible to participate in this tournament. Entry fee: $10 by 11/20; $15 by 12/4; and $20 thereafter. Prizes: $400 in Amazon gift cards based on 40 full-price entries. Class prizes may be issued | Flyer

Blitz Competition 4 @ Cavendish Conference Centre Cavendish Venues, 22 Duchess Mews, London
Dec 11 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Contact: Shohreh Bayat Email: Shohreh_b1987@yahoo.com Web: https://www.londonchessclassic.com/blitz.html [MAP] Entry Fee: £15. Time Control: All moves in 5 minutes. Grades: FIDE Blitz ratings will be used for this event. For players without a current FIDE Blitz rating, the following grades/ratings will be used instead: (1) FIDE rapidplay rating (2) FIDE standard play (3) other national rating

Dec
13
Mon
2021
Coulsdon Chess Dicky White @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey CR5 3BA
Dec 13 @ 10:03 am – 11:03 am

Contact: Daniel Gliddon Email: chess@ccfworld.com Web: http://www.ccfworld.com/Chess [MAP] Internal Dicky White competition. All players must be ECF Gold members. Please email chess@ccfworld.com to enquire if not an existing member

Coulsdon Chess Autumn Junior Premiership @ Coulsdon Chess 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey
Dec 13 @ 4:30 pm – 6:45 pm

Contact: Daniel Gliddon Email: chess@ccfworld.com [MAP] Internal Junior Club Championship – Top Division

Coulsdon Juniors Blitz @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey CR5 3BA
Dec 13 @ 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm

Contact: Daniel Gliddon Email: chess@ccfworld.com [MAP] A blitz tournament after their club championship matches each week at junior club in an attempt to increase the possibilities of ratings

Dec
14
Tue
2021
Muswell Hill FIDE Rapid @ The Clissold Arms, 105 Fortis Green, London N2 9HR
Dec 14 @ 10:30 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Web: https://muswellhillchess.blogspot.com/ [MAP] Six rounds of FIDE rated chess, all TUESDAYS. Limited to 36 players. ONE SECTION

Dec
15
Wed
2021
Coulsdon Daytime Chess Autumn 2021 @ Coulsdon Chess 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey
Dec 15 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Contact: Daniel Gliddon Email: chess@ccfworld.com Web: https://ccfworld.com/Chess/ChessClubHome/ChessClubSeniorsIndex.htm [MAP] A tournament run on a Wednesday afternoon at 2pm. The time control is 90 + 30seconds per move starting at move 1.

Dec
16
Thu
2021
Mind Sports Centre FIDE Blitz @ London Mindsports Centre, 21 Dalling Road, W6 0JD
Dec 16 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Contact: Adam Nasim Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Web: http://www.chessengland.com/ [MAP] 6 rounds, 12 games total (6 opponents, and two games against each opponent). Time Control: 3min + 2sec increment. Cost of Entry: £6.00 (pay on the night)
Entry Form: https://form.jotform.com/213253571163955

Dec
17
Fri
2021
2nd EJCOA Forest Hall IM Tournament @ Forest Hall Social Club, Errington Terrace, Palmersville, Newcastle upon Tyne
Dec 17 @ 6:30 pm – Dec 21 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: Tim Wall Email: timpeterwall@gmail.com Web: https://northumbriamasters.com/
IM norm all-play-all (10 players). Supported by the English Junior Coaches and Organisers Association (EJCOA). Entry fee: £150. Prizes: £200, £150, £100. Time control: All moves in 90 minutes, plus 30 seconds per move | Entry form

2nd EJCOA Forest Hall Junior Training Tournament @ Forest Hall Social Club, Errington Terrace, Palmersville, Newcastle upon Tyne
Dec 17 @ 6:30 pm – Dec 22 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: Tim Wall Email: timpeterwall@gmail.com Web: https://ejcoa.co.uk/ [MAP] FIDE-rated Junior All-Play-All Training Tournament (10 players). Supported by the English Junior Coaches and Organisers Association (EJCOA). Entry fee: £75
Prizes: £150, £100, £50. Junior Coaching: Post-game analysis with an ECF Registered Coach. Time control: All moves in 60 minutes, plus 30 seconds per move increment | Entry form

Dec
18
Sat
2021
London Junior Chess Championships @ University of Westminster, Harrow Campus, Northwick Park, Harrow HA1 3TP
Dec 18 @ 8:30 am – Dec 19 @ 8:00 pm

Contact: Arnold Lutton Email: jalutton@aol.com Web: http://www.ljcc.co.uk/ [MAP] This prestigious event has sections for Under 10 and Under 14. There are also sections for Under 8, Under 12, Under 16 and Under 18/21 on 28th, 29th, and 30th December at the same venue. Competitors must gain qualification to play in the Under 10 as detailed at www.ljcc.co.uk

14th Northwick Park Five Round Congress @ University of Westminster, Harrow Campus, Northwick Park, Harrow HA1 3TP
Dec 18 @ 9:00 am – 8:00 pm

Contact: Arnold Lutton Email: jalutton@aol.com Web: http://www.ljcc.co.uk/ [MAP] This popular five round event consists of three sections, Open, Major and Minor. The Open and Major are both FIDE rated. The Minor is ECF rated only and entry to it is open to those under 1500 ECF and to ungraded players who do not have a FIDE rating above 1500. The Major is restricted to under 1860 FIDE. The Open starts at 9 am on Saturday and 9.30 on Sunday. Major and Minor start at 9.45 both days

Harrow Under 8 and Under 12 @ University of Westminster, Harrow Campus, Northwick Park, Harrow HA1 3TP
Dec 18 @ 9:45 am – 5:15 pm

Contact: Arnold Lutton Email: jalutton@aol.com Web: http://www.ljcc.co.uk/ [MAP] This is a qualifying event for the London Under 12 finals on 28, 29, 30 December 2018 and London Under 8 finals on 29, 30 December. It is organised by the London Junior Chess Championship Charitable Trust.

National Prep Schools Rapidplay @ Aldro School Lombard Street, Shackleford, Godalming
Dec 18 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

Contact: David Archer Email: archerd@aldro.org [MAP] 5 round Swiss, five age group sections. Prep schools only | Entry form