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 …

Jun
5
Sat
2021
Checkmate Covid Marathon – The Rematch @ Chess.com
Jun 5 – Jun 6 all-day

Contact: Danny Rosenbaum Email: social.media@englishchess.org.uk Web: https://www.englishchess.org.uk/chess-for-all-festival-checkmate-covid-the-rematch/
Last year’s event proved a great success, raising £12000.00 for the British Red Cross and having a great deal of fun in the process. The whole event will be played on Chess.com, and will be open to members of the English Chess Federation Open Club. Please join the club here if you are not already a member and wish to join in order to play in the event — https://www.chess.com/club/english-chess-federation

Jun
6
Sun
2021
ECF Online Blitz Grand Prix 2021 @ Lichess.org
Jun 6 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Towers Email: director.homechess@englishchess.org.uk Web: https://www.englishchess.org.uk/2021-online-grand-prix-series/
The ECF Blitz Grand Prix consists of monthly Swiss and Arena tournaments on the first Sunday of each month from March to November 2021. The ECF will be publishing a leaderboard, which will be updated monthly, with prizes for the winners in a number of categories at the end of the events.

Jun
7
Mon
2021
Essex Online Championship 2021 Open @ Lichess.org
Jun 7 @ 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.

Jun
8
Tue
2021
North East Online League Season 3 @ Tornelo
Jun 8 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Contact: Tim Wall Email: timpeterwall@gmail.com Website: https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/northumbria-chess-masters
Open to teams of 4 players based in Northumberland, Tyne & Wear, Durham and Cleveland, and matches take place on alternate Tuesdays at 7:30pm during each season. Games are played on Tornelo.com, with a time control of 45 minutes plus 15 seconds per move.

Jun
12
Sat
2021
UKCC Megafinals @ Lichess.org
Jun 12 all-day

Contact: Pauline Whitehead Email: admin@ukchess.co.uk Web: https://www.delanceyukschoolschesschallenge.com/
10:00-13:00 – Under 14s and U18s
14:00-17:00 – Under 12s
Time control 10+5

Jun
13
Sun
2021
Junior Master Series @ Lichess.org
Jun 13 all-day

Contact: Tony Niccoli Email: tonyniccolichess@gmail.com Web: http://www.juniormasterseries.com
Summer Cup challenge qualifier. Qualification event for the Summer Cup finals on 30th May – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chess-junior-masters-tickets-136194823383

UKCC Megafinals @ Lichess.org
Jun 13 all-day

Contact: Pauline Whitehead Email: admin@ukchess.co.uk Web: https://www.delanceyukschoolschesschallenge.com/
10:00-13:00 – Under 10s
14:00-17:00 – Under 8s
Time control 10+5

Jun
14
Mon
2021
III Prague International Chess Festival Don Giovanni @ Prague
Jun 14 – Jun 20 all-day

Super-GM Round-Robin Tournament Masters, Round-Robin Youth Tournament Futures, Grandmaster Open with GM and IM norms, Round-Robin Amateur Tournaments, Rapid and Blitz tournaments | Details

Jun
18
Fri
2021
9th 4NCL Online Congress @ Lichess.org
Jun 18 @ 7:00 pm – Jun 20 @ 5:00 pm

Contact: Mike Truran Email: mike@truranfamily.co.uk Web: http://www.4ncl.co.uk/
Sections – Open, Under 2000, Under 1700, Under 1400, Improvers (Under 1100)

Jun
19
Sat
2021
Yorkshire Junior Chess Association Event 2 @ Lichess.org
Jun 19 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Contact: John Hipshon Email: jr.hipshon@ntlworld.com Web: http://www.yorkshirejuniorchess.org/
There are 4 ability sections – Premier (any players); Championship ( ECF below 1450 (100 old system)); League 1 (ECF below 1000 (40 old system)); League 2 (no grade or first season). Not sure? Tick the ‘not sure’ box on entry and we will help to place you in the right section. Prizes guaranteed in EACH section are – 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and more depending on entry

Jun
20
Sun
2021
ECF Online Rapid Grand Prix 2021 @ Lichess.org
Jun 20 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Towers Email: director.homechess@englishchess.org.uk Web: https://www.englishchess.org.uk/2021-online-grand-prix-series/
The ECF Rapid Grand Prix consists of monthly Swiss and Arena tournaments on the third Sunday of each month from March to November 2021. The ECF will be publishing a leaderboard, which will be updated monthly, with prizes for the winners in a number of categories at the end of the events.

Jun
22
Tue
2021
North East Online League Season 3 @ Tornelo
Jun 22 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Contact: Tim Wall Email: timpeterwall@gmail.com Website: https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/northumbria-chess-masters
Open to teams of 4 players based in Northumberland, Tyne & Wear, Durham and Cleveland, and matches take place on alternate Tuesdays at 7:30pm during each season. Games are played on Tornelo.com, with a time control of 45 minutes plus 15 seconds per move.

Jun
26
Sat
2021
UKCC Megafinals @ Lichess.org
Jun 26 all-day

Contact: Pauline Whitehead Email: admin@ukchess.co.uk Web: https://www.delanceyukschoolschesschallenge.com/
10:00-13:00 – Under 8s
14:00-17:00 – Under 10s
Time control 10+5

Jun
27
Sun
2021
Junior Master Series @ Lichess.org
Jun 27 all-day

Contact: Tony Niccoli Email: tonyniccolichess@gmail.com Web: http://www.juniormasterseries.com
Finals of the Summer Cup. Qualification required from May 9th, May 30th or June 13th – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chess-junior-masters-tickets-136194823383

UKCC Megafinals @ Lichess.org
Jun 27 all-day

Contact: Pauline Whitehead Email: admin@ukchess.co.uk Web: https://www.delanceyukschoolschesschallenge.com/
10:00-13:00 – Under 12s
14:00-17:00 – Under 14s and Under 18s
Time control 10+5

Jul
3
Sat
2021
UKCC Gigafinals (qualification only) @ Lichess.org
Jul 3 all-day

Contact: Pauline Whitehead Email: admin@ukchess.co.uk Web: https://www.delanceyukschoolschesschallenge.com/
10:00-13:00 – Under 14s and Under 18s
14:00-17:00 – Under 12s
Time control 10+5

Jul
4
Sun
2021
UKCC Gigafinals (qualification only) @ Lichess.org
Jul 4 all-day

Contact: Pauline Whitehead Email: admin@ukchess.co.uk Web: https://www.delanceyukschoolschesschallenge.com/
10:00-13:00 – Under 10s
14:00-17:00 – Under 8s
Time control 10+5

ECF Online Blitz Grand Prix 2021 @ Lichess.org
Jul 4 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Towers Email: director.homechess@englishchess.org.uk Web: https://www.englishchess.org.uk/2021-online-grand-prix-series/
The ECF Blitz Grand Prix consists of monthly Swiss and Arena tournaments on the first Sunday of each month from March to November 2021. The ECF will be publishing a leaderboard, which will be updated monthly, with prizes for the winners in a number of categories at the end of the events.

Jul
9
Fri
2021
25th 4NCL Congress @ Woodland Grange Old Milverton Lane Leamington Spa Warwickshire CV32 6RN
Jul 9 @ 7:00 pm – Jul 11 @ 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.

Jul
10
Sat
2021
Golders Green Rapidplay @ St Luke’s Church, Kidderpore Avenue, London NW3 7SU
Jul 10 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Web: https://chesscircuit.substack.com/ [MAP] 10 sections of 6 players, all-play-all

Jul
11
Sun
2021
Junior Master Series @ Lichess.org
Jul 11 all-day

Contact: Tony Niccoli Email: tonyniccolichess@gmail.com Web: http://www.juniormasterseries.com
Holiday Cup challenge qualifier. Qualification event for the Holiday cup finals on 29/8/21 – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chess-junior-masters-tickets-136194823383

Jul
15
Thu
2021
XXXII Czech Open @ Pardubice
Jul 15 – Aug 1 all-day

International Chess and Games Festival – Grandmaster Open with GM and IM norms, 2 FIDE Opens, 4-Member Team Tournament and other side tournaments | Details

Jul
17
Sat
2021
UKCC Gigafinals (qualification only) @ Lichess.org
Jul 17 all-day

Contact: Pauline Whitehead Email: admin@ukchess.co.uk Web: https://www.delanceyukschoolschesschallenge.com/
10:00-13:00 – Under 8s
14:00-17:00 – Under 10s
Time control 10+5

Golders Green Rapidplay @ St Luke’s Church, Kidderpore Avenue, London NW3 7SU
Jul 17 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Web: https://chesscircuit.substack.com/ [MAP] 10 sections of 6 players, all-play-all

Jul
18
Sun
2021
UKCC Gigafinals (qualification only) @ Lichess.org
Jul 18 all-day

Contact: Pauline Whitehead Email: admin@ukchess.co.uk Web: https://www.delanceyukschoolschesschallenge.com/
10:00-13:00 – Under 12s
14:00-17:00 – Under 14s and Under 18s
Time control 10+5