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 about! 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 – 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 September 7th 2020) | To submit an online event for ECF Online rating – click here
* English events or events covered by the ECF only, obviously …

Official FIDE events … http://www.fide.com/calendar … and the rest – 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

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 …


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 …

Nov
28
Sat
2020
Yorkshire Junior Grand Prix Event 3 @ Lichess.org
Nov 28 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Contact: John Hipshon Email: jr.hipshon@ntlworld.com Web: http://www.yorkshirejuniorchess.org/
Three sections – Major (any player); Intermediate (below 90 ECF); Starter (below 30 ECF)
Prizes in all three sections. Entry fee of £15 covers 4 events.

Nov
29
Sun
2020
6th Annual Lowestoft Rapidplay – CANCELLED @ Parkhill Hotel Oulton NR32 5DQ
Nov 29 @ 9:30 am – 6:30 pm
Dec
3
Thu
2020
Surrey Kings Autumn Premier League @ Online
Dec 3 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Contact: Mark Josse Email: Web: http://www.surreykings.com
Junior Online Congress – Thursday evening non-4NCL weeks. 7 round Swiss event – one game per week. Under 11 on 31/08/20 under 100 ECF-rated or equivalent | Entry form

Hendon Blitz – POSTPONED @ Golders Green Unitarians Church, 31½ Hoop Lane, Golders Green
Dec 3 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Web: http://www.hendonchessclub.com/blitz [MAP]
10 minute blitz tournament of 6 rounds rated by FIDE

Dec
4
Fri
2020
Secondary School Lichess Battles @ Lichess.org
Dec 4 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Contact: Neill Cooper Email: nsc@cplusc.co.uk Web: https://lichess.org/team/secondary-school-chess
Various parallel events for secondary schools to enter

Dec
6
Sun
2020
Coventry & District Chess League Rapidplay @ Massey Ferguson Social Club, Broad Lane, Coventry CV5 7NL
Dec 6 @ 10:30 am – 6:30 pm

Contact: Hok Chiu Email: coventrydistrictchess@gmail.com [MAP]
Rapidplay event – Open, U145 and U110 sections. 6 rounds. All moves in 20 minutes plus 10 second increment. All players welcome from inside and outside the league. The event subject to the Covid situation at the time. All appropriate safety precautions will be taken.

Dec
10
Thu
2020
Junior 4NCL Online Season 2 Final @ Lichess.org
Dec 10 all-day

Contact: Mike Truran Email: Web: http://www.4ncl.co.uk
Junior Team League

Dec
19
Sat
2020
Richmond Blitz Blast @ Orleans Park School Richmond Road Twickenham
Dec 19 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Contact: Paul McKeown Email: richmond_blitz@hotmail.com Web: http://www.rjcc.org.uk [MAP] Continuation of our popular FIDE rated blitz tournaments in 2020 | Entry form

Jan
4
Mon
2021
Yorkshire Junior Grand Prix Event 4 @ Lichess.org
Jan 4 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Contact: John Hipshon Email: jr.hipshon@ntlworld.com Web: http://www.yorkshirejuniorchess.org/
Three sections – Major (any player); Intermediate (below 90 ECF); Starter (below 30 ECF)
Prizes in all three sections. Entry fee of £15 covers 4 events.

Jan
31
Sun
2021
Coventry Chess Club Rapidplay @ Massey Ferguson Social Club, Broad Lane, Coventry CV5 7NL
Jan 31 @ 10:30 am – 6:30 pm

Contact: David Filer Email: coventrychessclub@gmail.com [MAP]
Rapidplay event – Open, U145 and U110 sections. 6 rounds. All moves in 20 minutes plus 10 second increment. All players welcome from inside and outside the league. The event subject to the Covid situation at the time. All appropriate safety precautions will be taken.

Feb
17
Wed
2021
Northumbria Masters @ Novotel Newcastle Airport, Ponteland Road, Kenton, Newcastle upon Tyne
Feb 17 @ 6:30 pm – Feb 21 @ 7:30 pm

Contact: Tim Wall Email: Web: https://northumbriamasters.com [MAP]
Four 9-round Swiss tournaments with a total prize fund of £5,600: Northumbria Masters (eligible for title norms, FIDE-rated, British Championship qualifier); Challengers (U2050, FIDE-rated); Major (U1825, FIDE-rated); Minor (U120 ECF, ECF graded) | Entry form

Feb
26
Fri
2021
46th East Devon Chess Congress @ Exeter Corn Exchange, Market Street, Exeter
Feb 26 @ 6:45 pm – Feb 28 @ 7:30 pm

Contact: Dr Tim Paulden Email: timpaulden@gmail.com Web: http://www.eastdevonchesscongress.com [MAP]
One of the most popular Congresses in the South West (160+ entrants in 2020), hosted at an excellent venue in Exeter City Centre, close to railway stations, car parks, and accommodation. The tournament leaflet and online entry form will be released during Summer 2020, and will be made available via our website

Apr
11
Sun
2021
Hull Rapid 2021 @ Royal Hotel Hull, Royal Suite, 170 Ferensway, Hull
Apr 11 @ 10:15 am – 5:15 pm

Contact: Douglas Vleeshhouwer Email: douglas.vleeshhouwer@gmail.com Web: https://www.hullchess.com/Rapid+Play+2021 [MAP]
5 round Swiss rapid tournament – 3 sections, all FIDE-rated and ECF graded
Open, U1900 (and ECF U160) and U1600 (and ECF U120). 20 mins + 10 secs increment from move 1. In each section – 1st place £120, 2nd place £60, 3rd place £30. 2 performance prizes (£30 and £20). Junior trophy and spot prizes in rounds 1-4 for best performance | Entry form

Oct
2
Sat
2021
Hampshire Junior Open Congress @ New Hall, Winchester College, Wharf Hill, Winchester
Oct 2 @ 9:00 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: John Upham Email: john.upham@zen.co.uk Web: https://www.hjca.org.uk/ [MAP]
An annual tournament for young chess players who are less than 18 years old on August 31st, 2020. Players are invited from ANY county : there are no restrictions as this is an OPEN event. The event is a qualifier for the London Junior Chess Championships 2020 | Entry form

Oct
22
Fri
2021
3rd Hull 4NCL International Congress @ Royal Hotel Hull,170 Ferensway, Hull
Oct 22 @ 7:00 pm – Oct 24 @ 7:00 pm

Contact: Mike Truran Email: mike@truranfamily.co.uk Web: http://www.4ncl.co.uk [MAP]
FIDE Open, FIDE U2000 (ECF U175), ECF U135. Five rounds Friday 7.00pm – Sunday 7.00pm. Prize fund: £3300.00

                

Nov
27
Sat
2021
British Rapidplay Chess 2021 @ Trinity University Brownberrie Lane Horsforth Leeds
Nov 27 @ 11:00 am – Nov 28 @ 4:30 pm

Contact: Brent Kitson Email: kitson453@btinternet.com Web: http://www.british-rapidplay.org.uk [MAP]
Open/Major/Intermediate/Minor (2 days, 11 rounds) and Under 11 England Trial (one day). Open to all chess players in the British Isles