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 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
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 …


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Dec
11
Sat
2021
Training Event with IM Andrew Ledger @ Southern Light Community Church, Tannery Street, Woodhouse, Sheffield
Dec 11 @ 11:00 am – 4:30 pm

Contact: Jonathan Arnott Email: jwauk02@aol.com Web: https://form.jotform.com/212835885000352 [MAP] Primarily for players of ECF 1600+ rating strength; that said, it’s up to you. If you don’t have a rating, or think you’re playing better/worse than your rating you’re welcome to attend. For adults and juniors. Cost: £25 (we hope to reduce to £20 depending on number of players). Numbers: strictly limited to a maximum of 16.

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

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

Golders Green FIDE Rapidplay @ St Luke’s Church, Kidderpore Avenue, London NW3 7SU
Dec 18 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Web: http://goldersgreenchess.blogspot.com/ [MAP] FIDE and ECF rated | 6 games | 20 mins +5 secs a move | 11am start

13th Richmond Blitz Blast Rik Thomas Memorial @ Orleans Park School, Richmond Road, TWICKENHAM
Dec 18 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
13th Richmond Blitz Blast Rik Thomas Memorial @ Orleans Park School, Richmond Road, TWICKENHAM

Contact: Paul McKeown Email: richmond_blitz@hotmail.com Web: http://www.rjcc.org.uk/ [MAP] 13th Richmond Rapidplay Blitz Blast, held this time in memory of a Richmond Juniors’ staff member, Rik Thomas, who passed away during the pandemic. £3,000 prize fund to mark this occasion. 1st £500, 2nd £375, 3rd, £275, 4th £200, 5th £150, Female 1st £375, 2nd £275, U2000 £100, £60, U1500 £100, £60. Also RJCC, former RJCC, and King’s Head prizes | Entry form

Dec
20
Mon
2021
Coulsdon Chess Dicky White @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey CR5 3BA
Dec 20 @ 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

Dec
28
Tue
2021
London Christmas Chess Congress @ University of Westminster, Harrow Campus, Northwick Park, Harrow HA1 3TP
Dec 28 @ 9:45 am – Dec 30 @ 8:00 pm

Contact: Arnold Lutton Email: entry@ljcc.co.uk Web: http://www.ljcc.co.uk/ [MAP] This established three day, six round Congress consists of three sections – OPEN, MAJOR and MINOR. The Open and Major are FIDE-rated. The Minor is ECF rated only and is restricted to players under ECF 1600 and to ungraded players who do not have a FIDE rating. The Major is under 1940 FIDE

London Junior Chess Championships @ University of Westminster, Harrow Campus, Northwick Park, Harrow HA1 3TP
Dec 28 @ 9:45 am – Dec 30 @ 8:45 pm

Contact: Arnold Lutton Email: entry@ljcc.co.uk Web: http://www.ljcc.co.uk/ [MAP] This prestigious event has sections for Under 8, Under 12, Under 16 and Under 18/21. The Under 18/21 is combined with the LJCC Christmas Open.
The Under 8 is held over two days, 29th and 30th December. The other sections play on all three days. The Under 18/21 and Under 16 are both FIDE rated. The Under 12 attracts a very large entry and is run as Major and Minor sections. Competitors must gain qualification to play in the Under 8 and Under 12 as detailed at www.ljcc.co.uk
There are also sections for Under 10 and Under 14 on 12th and 13th December at the same venue.

Dec
29
Wed
2021
96th Caplin Hastings International Chess Congress @ Horntye Sports Complex, Bohemia Road, Hastings TN34 1EX
Dec 29 2021 – Jan 7 2022 all-day

Contact: Marc Bryant Email: Hiccchairman@hastingschess.club Web: https://hastingschess.com/ [MAP] Masters, Christmas and New Year tournaments | Entry form

Hastings Christmas Tournament @ Horntye Sports Complex, Bohemia Road, Hastings TN34 1EX
Dec 29 2021 @ 9:30 am – Jan 2 2022 @ 7:30 pm

Contact: Marc Bryant Email: bryant8830@yahoo.co.uk Web: https://hastingschess.com/ [MAP] 5 round Swiss Tournament over 5 days. Morning event will be graded in sections of OPEN FIDE rated, U1900/U1600. Afternoon event rating sections: U2125/U1825/U1525

Dec
31
Fri
2021
Beckenham FIDE Rated 8 Player RR Closed Invitational @ The Parklangley Club 44A Wickham Way Beckenham Kent
Dec 31 @ 7:00 pm

Contact: Ian Snape Email: ian@ianlsnape.myzen.co.uk [MAP] 8 player single round robin. Arbiter – Ray Ryan Foster. This event runs once per month from September 2021 to April 2022.

Jan
2
Sun
2022
Sussex Junior Hastings Rapidplay @ St Mary Star of the Sea, Magdalen Road, St. Leonards-on-Sea
Jan 2 all-day

Contact: Carol Graham Email: info@sussexjuniorchess.org Web: https://sussexjuniorchess.org/ [MAP] 6 round Swiss rapidplay in 4 sections; U11 Minor, U11 Major, U18 Minor, U18 Major | Entry form

Jan
8
Sat
2022
38th Caplin Hastings Weekend Tournament @ Horntye Sports Complex, Bohemia Road, Hastings TN34 1EX
Jan 8 – Jan 9 all-day

Contact: Marc Bryant Email: Hiccchairman@hastingschess.club Web: https://hastingschess.com/ [MAP] Major – U1975; Intermediate – U1750; Minor – U1525 | Entry form