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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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 …


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Dec
18
Sat
2021
Golders Green FIDE Rapidplay @ St Luke’s Church, Kidderpore Avenue, London NW3 7SU
Dec 18 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Web: http://goldersgreenchess.blogspot.com/ [MAP] FIDE and ECF rated | 6 games | 20 mins +5 secs a move | 11am start

13th Richmond Blitz Blast Rik Thomas Memorial @ Orleans Park School, Richmond Road, TWICKENHAM
Dec 18 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
13th Richmond Blitz Blast Rik Thomas Memorial @ Orleans Park School, Richmond Road, TWICKENHAM

Contact: Paul McKeown Email: richmond_blitz@hotmail.com Web: http://www.rjcc.org.uk/ [MAP] 13th Richmond Rapidplay Blitz Blast, held this time in memory of a Richmond Juniors’ staff member, Rik Thomas, who passed away during the pandemic. £3,000 prize fund to mark this occasion. 1st £500, 2nd £375, 3rd, £275, 4th £200, 5th £150, Female 1st £375, 2nd £275, U2000 £100, £60, U1500 £100, £60. Also RJCC, former RJCC, and King’s Head prizes | Entry form

Dec
20
Mon
2021
Coulsdon Chess Dicky White @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey CR5 3BA
Dec 20 @ 10:03 am – 11:03 am

Contact: Daniel Gliddon Email: chess@ccfworld.com Web: http://www.ccfworld.com/Chess [MAP] Internal Dicky White competition. All players must be ECF Gold members. Please email chess@ccfworld.com to enquire if not an existing member

Dec
28
Tue
2021
London Christmas Chess Congress @ University of Westminster, Harrow Campus, Northwick Park, Harrow HA1 3TP
Dec 28 @ 9:45 am – Dec 30 @ 8:00 pm

Contact: Arnold Lutton Email: entry@ljcc.co.uk Web: http://www.ljcc.co.uk/ [MAP] This established three day, six round Congress consists of three sections – OPEN, MAJOR and MINOR. The Open and Major are FIDE-rated. The Minor is ECF rated only and is restricted to players under ECF 1600 and to ungraded players who do not have a FIDE rating. The Major is under 1940 FIDE

London Junior Chess Championships @ University of Westminster, Harrow Campus, Northwick Park, Harrow HA1 3TP
Dec 28 @ 9:45 am – Dec 30 @ 8:45 pm

Contact: Arnold Lutton Email: entry@ljcc.co.uk Web: http://www.ljcc.co.uk/ [MAP] This prestigious event has sections for Under 8, Under 12, Under 16 and Under 18/21. The Under 18/21 is combined with the LJCC Christmas Open.
The Under 8 is held over two days, 29th and 30th December. The other sections play on all three days. The Under 18/21 and Under 16 are both FIDE rated. The Under 12 attracts a very large entry and is run as Major and Minor sections. Competitors must gain qualification to play in the Under 8 and Under 12 as detailed at www.ljcc.co.uk
There are also sections for Under 10 and Under 14 on 12th and 13th December at the same venue.

Dec
29
Wed
2021
96th Caplin Hastings International Chess Congress @ Horntye Sports Complex, Bohemia Road, Hastings TN34 1EX
Dec 29 2021 – Jan 7 2022 all-day

Contact: Marc Bryant Email: Hiccchairman@hastingschess.club Web: https://hastingschess.com/ [MAP] Masters, Christmas and New Year tournaments | Entry form

Hastings Christmas Tournament @ Horntye Sports Complex, Bohemia Road, Hastings TN34 1EX
Dec 29 2021 @ 9:30 am – Jan 2 2022 @ 7:30 pm

Contact: Marc Bryant Email: bryant8830@yahoo.co.uk Web: https://hastingschess.com/ [MAP] 5 round Swiss Tournament over 5 days. Morning event will be graded in sections of OPEN FIDE rated, U1900/U1600. Afternoon event rating sections: U2125/U1825/U1525

Dec
31
Fri
2021
Beckenham FIDE Rated 8 Player RR Closed Invitational @ The Parklangley Club 44A Wickham Way Beckenham Kent
Dec 31 @ 7:00 pm

Contact: Ian Snape Email: ian@ianlsnape.myzen.co.uk [MAP] 8 player single round robin. Arbiter – Ray Ryan Foster. This event runs once per month from September 2021 to April 2022.

Jan
2
Sun
2022
Sussex Junior Hastings Rapidplay @ St Mary Star of the Sea, Magdalen Road, St. Leonards-on-Sea
Jan 2 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

Jan
8
Sat
2022
38th Caplin Hastings Weekend Tournament @ Horntye Sports Complex, Bohemia Road, Hastings TN34 1EX
Jan 8 – Jan 9 all-day

Contact: Marc Bryant Email: Hiccchairman@hastingschess.club Web: https://hastingschess.com/ [MAP] Major – U1975; Intermediate – U1750; Minor – U1525 | Entry form

EACU Individual Championship @ The Turner Hall, Church Lane, Newmarket, Suffolk
Jan 8 @ 9:30 am – Jan 9 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: Richard Freeman Email: richard@fcasolutions.co.uk [MAP] Open to all EACU players only (definition on entry form). A five-round Swiss tournament, with three sections: Open, U1950 and U1650 | Entry form

PRO University Chess League @ Lichess.org and venue TBA
Jan 8 @ 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

Jan
9
Sun
2022
Hull Rapid 2022 @ Canham Turner Conference Centre, University of Hull, Cottingham Road, Hull HU6 7RX
Jan 9 @ 10:15 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: Douglas Vleeshhouwer Email: douglas.vleeshhouwer@gmail.com Web: https://www.hullchess.com/Rapid+Play+2022 [MAP] 5 round Swiss rapid tournament – FIDE-rated Open, U1900 and U1600. 20 mins + 10 secs increment from move 1. Per section: 1st place £120, 2nd place £60, 3rd place £30. 1st Performance prize £30, 2nd performance prize £20 | Entry form

Jan
10
Mon
2022
Coulsdon Chess Dicky White @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey CR5 3BA
Jan 10 @ 10:03 am – 11:03 am

Contact: Daniel Gliddon Email: chess@ccfworld.com Web: http://www.ccfworld.com/Chess [MAP] Internal Dicky White competition. All players must be ECF Gold members. Please email chess@ccfworld.com to enquire if not an existing member

Jan
15
Sat
2022
4NCL Weekend 2 Rounds 3-4
Jan 15 – Jan 16 all-day
Jan
16
Sun
2022
ECF Schools Girls Semi-Finals South @ St Catherine’s School, Bramley, Surrey GU5 0DF
Jan 16 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: Andrew Martin Email: a.martin2007@yahoo.co.uk [MAP] School teams of three. U11 and U19 sections.

Jan
17
Mon
2022
Coulsdon Chess Dicky White @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey CR5 3BA
Jan 17 @ 10:03 am – 11:03 am

Contact: Daniel Gliddon Email: chess@ccfworld.com Web: http://www.ccfworld.com/Chess [MAP] Internal Dicky White competition. All players must be ECF Gold members. Please email chess@ccfworld.com to enquire if not an existing member

Jan
21
Fri
2022
27th 4NCL Congress @ The Old Swan Hotel, Swan Road, Harrogate HG1 2SR
Jan 21 @ 7:00 pm – Jan 23 @ 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. Prize fund £3,000

Jan
23
Sun
2022
World 20/20 Chess Championships @ Chess.com
Jan 23 all-day
World 20/20 Chess Championships @ Chess.com

All teams welcome, you just need any four players to be in one with prizes of $3000 for 1st, $1500 for 2nd and $500 for 3rd. One team match of 10+5 time controls on Chess.com each month and you can join late. Email director@2020chess.com if you have any questions. Full details at https://2020chess.com/rules-and-details-for-the-2021-2022-online-season.html | Entry form
Games will be streamed live throughout the day on Chess.com Twitch TV Streamers – https://www.twitch.tv/chessheroes

Jan
24
Mon
2022
Coulsdon Chess Dicky White @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey CR5 3BA
Jan 24 @ 10:03 am – 11:03 am

Contact: Daniel Gliddon Email: chess@ccfworld.com Web: http://www.ccfworld.com/Chess [MAP] Internal Dicky White competition. All players must be ECF Gold members. Please email chess@ccfworld.com to enquire if not an existing member

Jan
29
Sat
2022
South of England Junior Chess Congress @ Yateley Manor School 51 Reading Road Yateley
Jan 29 @ 9:00 am – Jan 30 @ 5:30 pm

Contact: Amy Grieve Email: amy@southofenglandjunior.com Web: http://www.southofenglandjunior.com [MAP] Prestigious annual junior chess tournament, sections from U7 up to U15. Counts towards ECF Youth Grand Prix. Open event – all welcome! Please contact us if you have any special requirements.

Jan
30
Sun
2022
Norfolk Rapidplay Congress 2022 @ Horstead Tithe Barn, Rectory Road, Horstead, Norwich
Jan 30 @ 9:30 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: John Wickham Email: j.r.wickham@btinternet.com [MAP] 6 round Swiss. 3 sections – Championship, Challengers (U1750) and U1450. Limited to 50 entrants | Entry form

Jan
31
Mon
2022
Coulsdon Chess Dicky White @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey CR5 3BA
Jan 31 @ 10:03 am – 11:03 am

Contact: Daniel Gliddon Email: chess@ccfworld.com Web: http://www.ccfworld.com/Chess [MAP] Internal Dicky White competition. All players must be ECF Gold members. Please email chess@ccfworld.com to enquire if not an existing member

Beckenham FIDE Rated 8 Player RR Closed Invitational @ The Parklangley Club 44A Wickham Way Beckenham Kent
Jan 31 @ 7:00 pm

Contact: Ian Snape Email: ian@ianlsnape.myzen.co.uk [MAP] 8 player single round robin. Arbiter – Ray Ryan Foster. This event runs once per month from September 2021 to April 2022.

Feb
5
Sat
2022
Junior 4NCL Weekend 2 @ Holiday Inn, South Normanton
Feb 5 – Feb 6 all-day