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 – https://britchess.wufoo.com/forms/submit-your-event-ecf-fide/

To submit your online event for online rating click here – https://britchess.wufoo.com/forms/register-your-event-for-ecf-online-rating/
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 April 2021)

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 …

Aug
26
Thu
2021
Northumbria Masters @ Marriott MetroCentre, Marconi Way, Gateshead NE11 9XF
Aug 26 @ 6:30 pm – Aug 30 @ 7:00 pm

Contact: Tim Wall Email: timpeterwall@gmail.com Web: https://northumbriamasters.com/ [MAP] GM norm & IM norm All-Play-Alls (All-Play-All entries by invitation only). 9-round Swiss tournaments (with over £5,500 in prizes)
Northumbria Masters (Open to All, eligible for title norms, FIDE- & ECF-rated); Challengers (U2000, FIDE- & ECF-rated); Major (U1750, ECF-rated); Minor (U1500, ECF-rated) | Entry form

Sep
10
Fri
2021
26th 4NCL Congress @ Woodland Grange Old Milverton Lane Leamington Spa Warwicksh
Sep 10 @ 7:00 pm – Sep 12 @ 7:00 pm

Contact: Mike Truran Email: mike@truranfamily.co.uk Web: http://www.4ncl.co.uk/ [MAP] Sections – Open, Under 2000, Under 1700; Five rounds; Entry fee £30.00. Glass engraved trophies and/or prize fund depending on entries

Sep
18
Sat
2021
UK Chess Challenge Challengers
Sep 18 – Sep 19 all-day

Contact: Pauline Whitehead Email: pauline@ukchess.co.uk Web: https://www.delanceyukschoolschesschallenge.com/
Challenger event is one of the final stages of the UK Chess Challenge

Sep
24
Fri
2021
57th Northumberland Chess Weekender @ The Parks Leisure Centre Howdon Road, North Shields, North Tyneside NE29 6TL
Sep 24 @ 7:00 pm – Sep 26 @ 7:30 pm

Contact: Mick Riding Email: mickriding@hotmail.co.uk Website: https://northumberlandchess.wixsite.com/congress [MAP] Featuring FIDE rated OPEN, MAJOR, MINOR and FOUNDATION sections with a prize fund of £1700 | Entry form

Sep
25
Sat
2021
Junior 4NCL Weekend @ Woodland Grange, Old Milverton Lane, Royal Leamington Spa CV32 6RN
Sep 25 – Sep 26 all-day
Cambridgeshire Rapidplay @ Whittlesford Memorial Hall Mill Lane Whittlesford Cambridge
Sep 25 @ 10:00 am – 5:45 pm

Contact: Oliver Lenton Email: ollie__lenton@hotmail.co.uk [MAP] Cambs & East Anglia Grand Prix event; four five-round tournaments
Open; Major (Under 160 grade); Challengers (Under 125 grade); Minor (Under 90 grade)

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
9
Sat
2021
UK Chess Challenge Terafinal @ Blenheim Palace Woodstock OX20 1PP
Oct 9 – Oct 10 all-day

Contact: Sarah Longson Email: sarah@ukchess.co.uk [MAP] Finals of the largest junior competition. Entry is by qualification only.

Oct
19
Tue
2021
29th Birmingham Rapidplay @ Quinborne Community Centre Ridgacre Rd, Quinton, Birmingham B32 2TW
Oct 19 all-day

Contact: Alex Holowczak Email: alexholowczak@gmail.com [MAP] Four ECF-rated and FIDE-rated Rapidplay tournaments – Open, Major, Inter, Minor. £1,000 prize fund.

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

                 

Oct
29
Fri
2021
Scarborough Chess Congress @ The Ocean Room, Spa Complex South Bay Scarborough North Yorkshire YO11 2HD
Oct 29 @ 7:00 pm – Oct 31 @ 6:15 pm

Contact: Maggie Butterworth Email: scarboroughchess@gmail.com Web: http://www.scarboroughchesscongress.org.uk/ [MAP] It is hoped that it will be possible to run the Scarborough Congress this year. We do not intend to distribute entry forms until there is a bit more certainty about the numbers that will be able to take part.

Nov
20
Sat
2021
4NCL Weekend 1 Rounds 1-2
Nov 20 – Nov 21 all-day
Nov
27
Sat
2021
4NCL Weekend 1 Rounds 1-2
Nov 27 – Nov 28 all-day
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

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.

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.

Jan
15
Sat
2022
4NCL Weekend 2 Rounds 3-4
Jan 15 – Jan 16 all-day
Jan
16
Sun
2022
ECF Schools Girls Semi-Finals South @ St Catherine’s School, Bramley, Surrey GU5 0DF
Jan 16 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: Andrew Martin Email: a.martin2007@yahoo.co.uk [MAP] School teams of three. U11 and U19 sections.

Jan
29
Sat
2022
South of England Junior Chess Congress @ Yateley Manor School 51 Reading Road Yateley
Jan 29 @ 9:00 am – Jan 30 @ 5:30 pm

Contact: Amy Grieve Email: amy@southofenglandjunior.com Web: http://www.southofenglandjunior.com [MAP] Prestigious annual junior chess tournament, sections from U7 up to U15. Counts towards ECF Youth Grand Prix. Open event – all welcome! Please contact us if you have any special requirements.

Feb
12
Sat
2022
4NCL Weekend 3 Rounds 5-6
Feb 12 – Feb 13 all-day
Mar
12
Sat
2022
EPSCA Under 9 Zones @ TBA
Mar 12 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Dennis Email: nigelwdennis@btinternet.com Web: https://www.epsca.org.uk/
45th EPSCA Under 9 Inter-Association Team Championships. Three zones qualifying for the final on 23rd April. Entry restricted to affiliated associations.

Mar
19
Sat
2022
EPSCA Under 11 Zones @ TBA
Mar 19 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Dennis Email: nigelwdennis@btinternet.com Web: https://www.epsca.org.uk/
55th EPSCA Under 11 Inter-Association Team Championships. Three zones qualifying for the final on 7th May. Entry restricted to affiliated associations.