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 …

Dec
18
Fri
2020
ECF Friday Evening Slow Blitz @ https://www.chess.com/club/english-chess-federation-members
Dec 18 @ 8:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Towers Email: nigel.towers@englishchess.org.uk Web: http://www.englishchessonline.org.uk/
Runs for 90 minutes, 10 | 0 Arena format
Events are ECF online rated. Events are open to ECF members or supporters who should join the Chess.com ECF members club with joining instructions here – https://englishchessonline.org.uk/joinus/

Dec
19
Sat
2020
ECF Saturday Evening Slow Blitz @ https://lichess.org/team/english-chess-players
Dec 19 @ 8:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Towers Email: nigel.towers@englishchess.org.uk Web: http://www.englishchessonline.org.uk/
90 minute Arena at 10 | 0
Events are ECF online rated. Events are open to ECF members or supporters who should join the Lichess/ECF English Players club – https://lichess.org/team/english-chess-players

Dec
20
Sun
2020
ECF Sunday Evening Rapid @ https://www.chess.com/club/english-chess-federation-members
Dec 20 @ 8:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Towers Email: nigel.towers@englishchess.org.uk Web: http://www.englishchessonline.org.uk/
4 rounds, 15 | 10 Swiss format
Events are ECF online rated. Events are open to ECF members or supporters who should join the Chess.com ECF members club with joining instructions here – https://englishchessonline.org.uk/joinus/

Dec
21
Mon
2020
ECF Monday Afternoon Blitz @ https://lichess.org/team/english-chess-players
Dec 21 @ 2:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Towers Email: nigel.towers@englishchess.org.uk Web: http://www.englishchessonline.org.uk/
7 round Swiss at 5 | 2
Events are ECF online rated. Events are open to ECF members or supporters who should join the Lichess/ECF English Players club – https://lichess.org/team/english-chess-players

Dec
23
Wed
2020
ECF Wednesday Evening Blitz @ https://lichess.org/team/english-chess-players
Dec 23 @ 8:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Towers Email: nigel.towers@englishchess.org.uk Web: http://www.englishchessonline.org.uk/
9 round Swiss at 3 | 2
Events are ECF online rated. Events are open to ECF members or supporters who should join the Lichess/ECF English Players club – https://lichess.org/team/english-chess-players

Dec
24
Thu
2020
ECF Christmas Junior Bullet Marathon @ Lichess.org
Dec 24 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Jan
9
Sat
2021
SCCU Online Members 1675 Team Championship R3 @ Lichess.org
Jan 9 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Contact: Mark Murrell Email: mramurrell@blueyonder.co.uk Web: https://ecflms.org.uk/lms/node/63543/home
Regional online slow play team average rated (2050) Saturday afternoon match competition for Member Organisations of Southern Counties Chess Union for in-county players and junior players of all abilities. Player registration at https://form.jotform.com/203114537645048

SCCU Online Members 2050 Team Championship R3 @ Lichess.org
Jan 9 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Contact: Mark Murrell Email: mramurrell@blueyonder.co.uk Web: https://ecflms.org.uk/lms/node/63543/home
Regional online slow play team average rated (2050) Saturday afternoon match competition for Member Organisations of Southern Counties Chess Union for in-county players and junior players of all abilities. Player registration at https://form.jotform.com/203114537645048

Jan
11
Mon
2021
Essex Online Rapid @ Lichess.org
Jan 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Contact: Mark Murrell Email: mramurrell@blueyonder.co.uk Web: https://www.essexchess.org.uk/activities-2/essex-online-2020-21
Essex members only series of evening Swiss Rapid tournaments.

MCA Online 2020/21 @ Lichess.org
Jan 11 @ 7:30 pm – 11:45 pm
Jan
15
Fri
2021
4th 4NCL Online Congress @ Lichess.org
Jan 15 @ 7:00 pm – Jan 17 @ 5:00 pm

Contact: Mike Truran Email: mike@truranfamily.co.uk Web: http://www.4ncl.co.uk/
Sections: Open, Under 2000, Under 1700, Under 1400

Jan
16
Sat
2021
SCCU Online Members 1675 Team Championship R4 @ Lichess.org
Jan 16 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Contact: Mark Murrell Email: mramurrell@blueyonder.co.uk Web: https://ecflms.org.uk/lms/node/63543/home
Regional online slow play team average rated (2050) Saturday afternoon match competition for Member Organisations of Southern Counties Chess Union for in-county players and junior players of all abilities. Player registration at https://form.jotform.com/203114537645048

SCCU Online Members 2050 Team Championship R4 @ Lichess.org
Jan 16 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Contact: Mark Murrell Email: mramurrell@blueyonder.co.uk Web: https://ecflms.org.uk/lms/node/63543/home
Regional online slow play team average rated (2050) Saturday afternoon match competition for Member Organisations of Southern Counties Chess Union for in-county players and junior players of all abilities. Player registration at https://form.jotform.com/203114537645048

Jan
23
Sat
2021
SCCU Online Members 1675 Team Championship R5 @ Lichess.org
Jan 23 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Contact: Mark Murrell Email: mramurrell@blueyonder.co.uk Web: https://ecflms.org.uk/lms/node/63543/home
Regional online slow play team average rated (2050) Saturday afternoon match competition for Member Organisations of Southern Counties Chess Union for in-county players and junior players of all abilities. Player registration at https://form.jotform.com/203114537645048

SCCU Online Members 2050 Team Championship R5 @ Lichess.org
Jan 23 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Contact: Mark Murrell Email: mramurrell@blueyonder.co.uk Web: https://ecflms.org.uk/lms/node/63543/home
Regional online slow play team average rated (2050) Saturday afternoon match competition for Member Organisations of Southern Counties Chess Union for in-county players and junior players of all abilities. Player registration at https://form.jotform.com/203114537645048

Jan
24
Sun
2021
Cornwall Online Winter Congress @ Lichess.org
Jan 24 @ 1:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Contact: Ian George Email: 3a.roskear@gmail.com Web: http://www.cornwallchess.org.uk/index.htm
Open to anyone with a past or present connection with Cornwall. Holidays don’t count. Single section; if entry 18 or more, graded sections, 5 rounds | Info

Jan
25
Mon
2021
MCA Online 2020/21 @ Lichess.org
Jan 25 @ 7:30 pm – 11:45 pm
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
1
Mon
2021
Essex Online Blitz 1 @ Lichess.org
Feb 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Contact: Mark Murrell Email: mramurrell@blueyonder.co.uk Web: https://www.essexchess.org.uk/activities-2/essex-online-2020-21
Essex members only series of Swiss Blitzes at varying time controls.

Feb
2
Tue
2021
4NCL Online Spring Congress @ Lichess.org
Feb 2 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Contact: Mike Truran Email: mike@truranfamily.co.uk Web: http://www.4ncl.co.uk/
Sections: Open, Under 2000, Under 1700, Under 1400
http://www.4ncl.co.uk/fide/online/arrangements_spring21.htm

Feb
8
Mon
2021
MCA Online 2020/21 @ Lichess.org
Feb 8 @ 7:30 pm – 11:45 pm
Feb
16
Tue
2021
4NCL Online Spring Congress @ Lichess.org
Feb 16 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Contact: Mike Truran Email: mike@truranfamily.co.uk Web: http://www.4ncl.co.uk/
Sections: Open, Under 2000, Under 1700, Under 1400
http://www.4ncl.co.uk/fide/online/arrangements_spring21.htm

Feb
22
Mon
2021
MCA Online 2020/21 @ Lichess.org
Feb 22 @ 7:30 pm – 11:45 pm
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

Mar
2
Tue
2021
4NCL Online Spring Congress @ Lichess.org
Mar 2 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Contact: Mike Truran Email: mike@truranfamily.co.uk Web: http://www.4ncl.co.uk/
Sections: Open, Under 2000, Under 1700, Under 1400
http://www.4ncl.co.uk/fide/online/arrangements_spring21.htm