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.

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For a PDF of the ECF Event Calendar (updated every 4-6 weeks) – click here (PDF updated November 2021)
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ECF Schools Girls Team Championship Finals @ St Catherine's School, Bramley, Surrey GU50DF
Apr 9 @ 1:00 pm – Apr 10 @ 4:00 pm

Contact: Andrew Martin Email: Web: [MAP] U19 and U11 finals. 8 qualifying slots for each final. Teams of three.

38th St.Albans Congress @ St. Columba's College King Harry Lane St.Albans Herts
Apr 23 @ 10:00 am – Apr 24 @ 6:30 pm

Contact: Terry Douse Email: Web: [MAP] 5 round Swiss split over 5 sections. Large playing area. Hot and cold refreshments available. Free parking on site for over 200 cars. Close to M1 and M25 motorways. On St.Pancras main line.

3rd Crewe Rapidplay @ Ibis Styles Hotel, Emperor Way, Crewe
May 22 @ 10:00 am – 7:30 pm

Contact: Les Hall Email: Web: [MAP] Our popular 7 round ECF / FIDE rated Rapidplay. Free parking & light refreshments. 4 sections – Open, Major U1950, Inter U1725, Minor U1500. Prize fund £1240 inc. Grading Prize. Online entry form at | Entry form

Cotswold Chess Congress @ The King's School, Gloucester Pitt Street, Gloucester
Jun 3 @ 10:00 am – Jun 5 @ 7:00 pm

Contact: Andrew Gilmour Email: Web: [MAP] Local amenities are within walking distance and the dock area is no more than a fifteen minute walk. The venue is within fifteen minutes walk of the train and bus station. For those arriving on foot, entrance is by Pitt Street. The Open section will include the Gloucestershire Individual Championship for qualified participants | Entry form

24th South Lakes Chess Congress @ Forum Arts Centre 28 Duke Street Barrow-in-Furness Cumbria
Jun 3 @ 7:00 pm – Jun 5 @ 6:30 pm

Contact: Trevor Blower Email: [MAP]
The 24th South Lakes Congress held in a spacious Arts Centre with facilities for everyone. Covid-19 regulations and guidance will be followed at the event to keep players and families safe | Entry form