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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Feb
5
Sat
2022
PRO University Chess League @ Lichess.org and venue TBA
Feb 5 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

PUCL is an all-play-all rapidplay team competition for Universities across the UK to compete in monthly fixtures. The top teams from each fixture qualify for the knockout playoffs, hopefully taking place OTB in Central London. The playoff games will be ECF rated; the group-stage games will not.
Group Stages Nov. 6, Dec. 4, Jan. 8; Playoffs Round of 16: Feb. 5; Quarter Finals: Mar. 5; Semi-Finals: Apr. 2; Grand Finals: Apr. 3

Feb
6
Sun
2022
Sussex Junior Horsham Rapidplay @ Millais School, Depot Rd, Horsham RH13 5HR
Feb 6 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

Feb
12
Sat
2022
4NCL Weekend 3 Rounds 5-6
Feb 12 – Feb 13 all-day
YJCA Grand Prix Event 2 @ Hymers College, Hymers Avenue, Hull
Feb 12 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

Contact: John Hipshon Email: jr.hipshon@ntlworld.com Web: http://www.yorkshirejuniorchess.org/ [MAP] 4 sections for Juniors – Major (any player) cash prizes for top 3; Intermediate (grades below 1450) trophies for top 3 and age group prizes; Minor (grades below 1000) trophies for top 3 and age group prizes; Novice (inexperienced players) trophies for top 3 and age group prizes and certificates to every player.

Feb
20
Sun
2022
31st Nottingham Rapidplay @ Nottingham High School Waverley Mount Nottingham
Feb 20 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: rapidplay@nottschess.org Web: https://www.nottinghamshirechess.org/competitions/ [MAP] We are hoping to restart our long-running Rapidplay in 2022. More details about sections, prizes and how to enter will be available from our website in due course

Feb
23
Wed
2022
1st EJCOA Ilkley Chess Centre IM Norm All-Play-All @ The Chess Centre, 8 Crescent Court, Ilkley, West Yorkshire
Feb 23 @ 6:30 pm – Feb 27 @ 7:00 pm
1st EJCOA Ilkley Chess Centre IM Norm All-Play-All @ The Chess Centre, 8 Crescent Court, Ilkley, West Yorkshire

Contact: Tim Wall Email: timpeterwall@gmail.com Web: https://www.chesscentre.online/ [MAP] Nine-round IM norm all-play-all tournament (10 players). Supported by the English Junior Coaches and Organisers Association (EJCOA). Entry fee for non-IMs: £150
Prizes: £200, £150, £100To apply to enter, contact Tim Wall at timpeterwall@gmail.com | Entry form

1st EJCOA Ilkley Chess Centre Invitational @ The Chess Centre, 8 Crescent Court, Ilkley, West Yorkshire
Feb 23 @ 6:30 pm – Feb 27 @ 7:00 pm
1st EJCOA Ilkley Chess Centre Invitational @ The Chess Centre, 8 Crescent Court, Ilkley, West Yorkshire

Contact: Tim Wall Email: timpeterwall@gmail.com Web: https://www.chesscentre.online/ [MAP] Nine round FIDE-rated Junior Training Tournament (all-play-all of 10 players). Supported by the English Junior Coaches and Organisers Association (EJCOA). Entry fee: £75 Prizes: £150, £100, £50 Time control: 60 mins & 30 seconds/move. Games analysis between rounds with an ECF Registered Coach. To apply to enter, contact Tim Wall at timpeterwall@gmail.com | Entry form

Feb
25
Fri
2022
Doncaster Congress 2022 @ Hall Cross School, Thorne Road, Doncaster DN1 2HY
Feb 25 @ 7:00 pm – Feb 27 @ 7:00 pm

Contact: Peter Ackley Email: peterackley@hotmail.com Web: http://mannchess.org.uk/doncong.htm [MAP] Open, Major (U2000), Intermediate (U1800), Minor (U1600), all 5 rounds. Number of entries limited to 180 | Entry form

Feb
26
Sat
2022
35th Crowborough Chess Congress @ Crowborough Community Centre Pine Grove Crowborough East Sussex
Feb 26 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: David Fryer Email: secretary@crowboroughchess.org Web: https://crowborough.org/ [MAP] Rapidplay tournament – 6 rounds – sections and format to be confirmed but similar to our past events – this event was postponed from September

Mar
5
Sat
2022
Swindon Rapidplay @ Polish Community Centre WHITBOURNE AVENUE Swindon Wiltshire
Mar 5 @ 10:30 am – 6:30 pm

Contact: Ben Ogunshola Email: swindonchessevents@gmail.com [MAP] Rapidplay 25 minutes plus a 5 second increment each move. 4 sections – Open, U1900, U1700 & U1500
Minimum prize fund: £600. Each section will have 1st prize £100 and 2nd prize £50. Entry fee – ECF Silver plus £20

PRO University Chess League @ Lichess.org and venue TBA
Mar 5 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

PUCL is an all-play-all rapidplay team competition for Universities across the UK to compete in monthly fixtures. The top teams from each fixture qualify for the knockout playoffs, hopefully taking place OTB in Central London. The playoff games will be ECF rated; the group-stage games will not.
Group Stages Nov. 6, Dec. 4, Jan. 8; Playoffs Round of 16: Feb. 5; Quarter Finals: Mar. 5; Semi-Finals: Apr. 2; Grand Finals: Apr. 3

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
18
Fri
2022
Castle Chess 18th Fareham Congress @ The Lysses House Hotel, 51 High Street, Fareham, Hampshire PO16 7BQ
Mar 18 @ 7:00 pm – Mar 20 @ 5:00 pm

Contact: Tony Corfe Email: tony@mrcorfe.co.uk [MAP] 3 sections – 6 round Swiss. OPEN; MAJOR – Under 1901 (ECF 160); MINOR – Under 1601 (ECF 120)
PRIZES – Expected £180 per section – but not guaranteed

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.

Mar
26
Sat
2022
4NCL Weekend 4 Rounds 7-8
Mar 26 – Mar 27 all-day
EPSCA Under 11 Girls Final @ TBA
Mar 26 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Dennis Email: nigelwdennis@btinternet.com Web: https://www.epsca.org.uk/
37th EPSCA Under 11 Girls Inter-Association Team Championships Final. Entry restricted to affiliated associations.

Apr
2
Sat
2022
PRO University Chess League @ Lichess.org and venue TBA
Apr 2 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

PUCL is an all-play-all rapidplay team competition for Universities across the UK to compete in monthly fixtures. The top teams from each fixture qualify for the knockout playoffs, hopefully taking place OTB in Central London. The playoff games will be ECF rated; the group-stage games will not.
Group Stages Nov. 6, Dec. 4, Jan. 8; Playoffs Round of 16: Feb. 5; Quarter Finals: Mar. 5; Semi-Finals: Apr. 2; Grand Finals: Apr. 3

Apr
3
Sun
2022
PRO University Chess League @ Lichess.org and venue TBA
Apr 3 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

PUCL is an all-play-all rapidplay team competition for Universities across the UK to compete in monthly fixtures. The top teams from each fixture qualify for the knockout playoffs, hopefully taking place OTB in Central London. The playoff games will be ECF rated; the group-stage games will not.
Group Stages Nov. 6, Dec. 4, Jan. 8; Playoffs Round of 16: Feb. 5; Quarter Finals: Mar. 5; Semi-Finals: Apr. 2; Grand Finals: Apr. 3

Apr
9
Sat
2022
Junior 4NCL Weekend 3 @ Mercure Daventry Court Hotel
Apr 9 – Apr 10 all-day
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: a.martin2007@yahoo.co.uk Web: https://www.englishchess.org.uk/NSCC/ [MAP] U19 and U11 finals. 8 qualifying slots for each final. Teams of three.

Apr
23
Sat
2022
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: stalbanscongress@yahoo.co.uk Web: http://www.stalbanscongress.com/ [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 EJCOA Weekend Masterclass @ Zoom & Tornelo
Apr 23 @ 10:00 am – Apr 24 @ 5:30 pm

Contact: Tim Wall Email: timpeterwall@gmail.com Web: https://ejcoa.co.uk/
Interactive Online Coaching for juniors & adults (in separate groups). Coaches include FIDE Trainers IM Andrew Martin, IM Lorin D’Costa, FM Tim Wall & other EJCOA coaches TBA

45th Nottingham Congress @ Nottingham High School Waverley Mount Nottingham NG7 4ED
Apr 23 @ 10:00 am – Apr 24 @ 6:00 pm

Email: congress@nottschess.org Web: https://www.nottinghamshirechess.org/competitions/ [MAP] We are hoping to restart our long-running Congress in 2022. More details about sections, prizes and how to enter will be available from our website in due course.

EPSCA Under 9 Final @ TBA
Apr 23 @ 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 Final. Teams qualified from three zones on 12th March.

Apr
29
Fri
2022
2nd Cornwall Spring Congress @ Falmouth Hotel, Castle Beach, Falmouth TR11 4NZ
Apr 29 @ 7:00 pm – May 1 @ 6:30 pm

Contact: Rebecca and Colin Gardiner Email: cornwallcongress@gmail.com Web: http://www.cornwallchess.org.uk/congress/cong-2022.shtml [MAP] 3 graded sections, 5 rounds | Brochure

Apr
30
Sat
2022
4NCL Weekend 5 Rounds 9-11
Apr 30 – May 2 all-day
May
6
Fri
2022
Durham Chess Congress @ Dolphin Centre, Horse Market, Darlington DL1 5RP
May 6 @ 7:00 pm – May 8 @ 8:00 pm

Contact: Mick Riding Email: mickriding@hotmail.co.uk [MAP] Three Sections – Open, Major (ECF 1900 and below), Minor (ECF 1675 and below)

May
7
Sat
2022
EPSCA Under 11 Final @ TBA
May 7 @ 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 Final. Teams qualified from three zones on 19th March.

May
13
Fri
2022
31st Frome Chess Congress @ Selwood Academy, Berkley Road, Frome, Somerset
May 13 @ 6:45 pm – May 15 @ 7:00 pm

Contact: Chris Lamming Email: fromecongress@gmail.com Web: http://somersetchess.org/frome_congress/FromeHome.html [MAP] 31st Frome Chess Congress and Somerset Championships

May
21
Sat
2022
Sussex Junior Worthing Rapidplay @ Worthing College, 1 Sanditon Way, Worthing BN14 9FD
May 21 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