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 January 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 …

Mar
17
Wed
2021
ECF Wednesday Evening Blitz @ Lichess.org
Mar 17 @ 8:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Towers Email: director.homechess@englishchess.org.uk Web: https://englishchessonline.org.uk/upcoming-club-events/
9 round Swiss tournament at 3|2 time control for ECF club members and will be ECF online rated.

Mar
18
Thu
2021
4NCL Junior Online Season 3 Round 5 @ Lichess.org
Mar 18 all-day

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

ECF Thursday Afternoon Blitz @ Chess.com
Mar 18 @ 2:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Towers Email: director.homechess@englishchess.org.uk Web: https://englishchessonline.org.uk/upcoming-club-events/
7 round Swiss tournament at 5|2 time control for ECF club members and will be ECF online rated.

Mar
19
Fri
2021
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
20
Sat
2021
Online Under 11 Schools Championships 2021 @ Chess.com
Mar 20 all-day

Contact: Julian Clissold Email: julian.clissold@englishchess.org.uk Website for details: https://www.englishchess.org.uk/Juniors/online-under-19-under-11-schools-championships-2021/
*** Please note that the Under 11 is invitation only at first, in order to make sure the number of entries does not exceed our capacity to run the event. Invited schools have been contacted anyway, but if you would like to register your interest in playing, please contact Julian Clissold before Monday, 8th March at julian.clissold@outlook.com

ECF Saturday Evening Rapid @ Lichess.org
Mar 20 @ 8:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Towers Email: director.homechess@englishchess.org.uk Web: https://englishchessonline.org.uk/upcoming-club-events/
90 minute arena tournament on Lichess.org at 10|2 time control for ECF club members and will be ECF online rated.

Mar
21
Sun
2021
ECF Sunday Evening Rapid @ Chess.com
Mar 21 @ 8:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Towers Email: director.homechess@englishchess.org.uk Web: https://englishchessonline.org.uk/upcoming-club-events/
4 or 5 round Swiss tournament at 10|2 time control for ECF club members and will be ECF online rated.

Mar
22
Mon
2021
ECF Monday Afternoon Blitz @ Lichess.org
Mar 22 @ 2:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Towers Email: director.homechess@englishchess.org.uk Web: https://englishchessonline.org.uk/upcoming-club-events/
7 round Swiss tournament at 5|2 time control for ECF club members and will be ECF online rated.

MCA Online 2020/21 @ Lichess.org
Mar 22 @ 7:30 pm – 11:45 pm
Mar
23
Tue
2021
4NCL Online Season 3 Round 5 @ Lichess.org
Mar 23 all-day

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

Mar
24
Wed
2021
London Online Chess League @ Tornelo
Mar 24 all-day
London Online Chess League @ Tornelo

Contact: John Sargent Email: secretary@londonchess.org.uk Web: http://www.londonchess.org.uk/
Season 2 is open to all UK-based chess clubs to enter! 11-week League with several divisions; games on Wednesday evenings played on Tornelo and broadcast via https://www.twitch.tv/jorosar

ECF Wednesday Evening Blitz @ Lichess.org
Mar 24 @ 8:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Towers Email: director.homechess@englishchess.org.uk Web: https://englishchessonline.org.uk/upcoming-club-events/
9 round Swiss tournament at 3|2 time control for ECF club members and will be ECF online rated.

Mar
25
Thu
2021
ECF Thursday Afternoon Blitz @ Chess.com
Mar 25 @ 2:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Towers Email: director.homechess@englishchess.org.uk Web: https://englishchessonline.org.uk/upcoming-club-events/
7 round Swiss tournament at 5|2 time control for ECF club members and will be ECF online rated.

10th ECF Rapid Arena @ Lichess.org
Mar 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Contact: Alex Holowczak Email: director.juniorchess@englishchess.org.uk Web: https://lichess.org/team/england-juniors/tournaments
For players born 2003 or later (01/01) Time limit 10+5 Sections –  Open, Max 1800, Max 1600, Max 1400

Mar
26
Fri
2021
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.

6th 4NCL Online Congress @ Lichess.org
Mar 26 @ 7:00 pm – Mar 28 @ 5:00 pm

Contact: Mike Truran Email: mike@truranfamily.co.uk Web: https://www.4ncl.co.uk/fide/online/arrangements_6.htm
Sections: Open, Under 2000, Under 1700, Under 1400, Improvers (Under 1100)

Mar
27
Sat
2021
ECF Saturday Evening Rapid @ Lichess.org
Mar 27 @ 8:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Towers Email: director.homechess@englishchess.org.uk Web: https://englishchessonline.org.uk/upcoming-club-events/
90 minute arena tournament on Lichess.org at 10|2 time control for ECF club members and will be ECF online rated.

Mar
28
Sun
2021
ECF Sunday Evening Rapid @ Chess.com
Mar 28 @ 8:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Towers Email: director.homechess@englishchess.org.uk Web: https://englishchessonline.org.uk/upcoming-club-events/
4 or 5 round Swiss tournament at 10|2 time control for ECF club members and will be ECF online rated.

Mar
29
Mon
2021
ECF Monday Afternoon Blitz @ Lichess.org
Mar 29 @ 2:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Towers Email: director.homechess@englishchess.org.uk Web: https://englishchessonline.org.uk/upcoming-club-events/
7 round Swiss tournament at 5|2 time control for ECF club members and will be ECF online rated.

Essex Online Blitz 1 @ Lichess.org
Mar 29 @ 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.

Mar
30
Tue
2021
4NCL Online Spring Congress @ Lichess.org
Mar 30 @ 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

Mar
31
Wed
2021
London Online Chess League @ Tornelo
Mar 31 all-day
London Online Chess League @ Tornelo

Contact: John Sargent Email: secretary@londonchess.org.uk Web: http://www.londonchess.org.uk/
Season 2 is open to all UK-based chess clubs to enter! 11-week League with several divisions; games on Wednesday evenings played on Tornelo and broadcast via https://www.twitch.tv/jorosar

Apr
1
Thu
2021
4NCL Junior Online Season 3 Round 6 @ Lichess.org
Apr 1 all-day

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

Apr
6
Tue
2021
4NCL Online Season 3 Round 6 @ Lichess.org
Apr 6 all-day

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

Apr
7
Wed
2021
London Online Chess League @ Tornelo
Apr 7 all-day
London Online Chess League @ Tornelo

Contact: John Sargent Email: secretary@londonchess.org.uk Web: http://www.londonchess.org.uk/
Season 2 is open to all UK-based chess clubs to enter! 11-week League with several divisions; games on Wednesday evenings played on Tornelo and broadcast via https://www.twitch.tv/jorosar

Apr
8
Thu
2021
1st ECF Blitz Swiss @ Lichess.org
Apr 8 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: Alex Holowczak Email: director.juniorchess@englishchess.org.uk Web: https://lichess.org/team/england-juniors/tournaments
For players born 2003 or later (01/01) Time limit 3+2 Sections –  Open

Apr
10
Sat
2021
Hampstead Online Congress @ Tornelo
Apr 10 @ 10:00 am – Apr 11 @ 5:00 pm

Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Web: https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/chess-england/
We will be giving eBooks, Chessable Pro subs and videos as prizes. I’m also giving a hard copy of Arkell’s Endings to the winner of the best endgame that weekend!

Apr
11
Sun
2021
Hull Rapid 2021 – CANCELLED @ Royal Hotel Hull, Royal Suite, 170 Ferensway, Hull
Apr 11 @ 10:15 am – 5:15 pm
Apr
12
Mon
2021
Essex Online Championship 2021 Open @ Lichess.org
Apr 12 @ 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, online Championships (rating limited sections according to entry) 5 round Swiss with fortnightly rounds.

Apr
13
Tue
2021
4NCL Online Spring Congress @ Lichess.org
Apr 13 @ 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