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
13
Sun
2020
ECF Sunday Evening Rapid @ https://www.chess.com/club/english-chess-federation-members
Dec 13 @ 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
14
Mon
2020
ECF Monday Afternoon Blitz @ https://lichess.org/team/english-chess-players
Dec 14 @ 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
15
Tue
2020
4NCL Online Season 2 Final @ Lichess.org
Dec 15 all-day

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

Dec
16
Wed
2020
ECF Wednesday Evening Blitz @ https://lichess.org/team/english-chess-players
Dec 16 @ 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
17
Thu
2020
ECF Thursday Afternoon Rapid @ https://www.chess.com/club/english-chess-federation-members
Dec 17 @ 2:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Towers Email: nigel.towers@englishchess.org.uk Web: http://www.englishchessonline.org.uk/
Runs for 90 minutes, 5 | 5 Swiss or 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/

6th ECF Junior Blitz Arena @ Lichess.org
Dec 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Contact: Alex Holowczak Email: alexholowczak@gmail.com
Four sections (Open/1800/1600/1400) | https://lichess.org/team/england-juniors/tournaments

Dec
18
Fri
2020
British Online Chess Championships @ Chess.com
Dec 18 2020 – Jan 3 2021 all-day

Contact: Kevin Staveley Email: Web: https://www.englishchess.org.uk/british-online-chess-championships/
There will be separate Championships for Open, Women’s, Junior, Senior and Rating Limited player categories. The format is based on one week of qualifying events, followed by a week of finals for each Championship.

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
Richmond Blitz Blast @ Orleans Park School Richmond Road Twickenham
Dec 19 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Contact: Paul McKeown Email: richmond_blitz@hotmail.com Web: http://www.rjcc.org.uk [MAP] Continuation of our popular FIDE rated blitz tournaments in 2020 | Entry form

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
4
Mon
2021
Yorkshire Junior Grand Prix Event 4 @ Lichess.org
Jan 4 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Contact: John Hipshon Email: jr.hipshon@ntlworld.com Web: http://www.yorkshirejuniorchess.org/
Three sections – Major (any player); Intermediate (below 90 ECF); Starter (below 30 ECF)
Prizes in all three sections. Entry fee of £15 covers 4 events.

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
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