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/
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 November 2021)
Official FIDE events … http://www.fide.com/calendar … and 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

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 …

Feb
12
Sat
2022
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
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

Mar
5
Sat
2022
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
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

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
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.

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.

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

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
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

Jun
3
Fri
2022
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: dracofelsinae@hotmail.co.uk Web: http://www.cornwallchess.org.uk/cotswold/cotswold-2022.shtml [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

Oct
7
Fri
2022
Castle Chess 19th Fareham Congress @ The Lysses House Hotel, 51 High Street, Fareham, Hampshire PO16 7BQ
Oct 7 @ 7:00 pm – Oct 9 @ 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