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 December 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 …

Apr
3
Sun
2022
World 20/20 Chess Championships @ Chess.com
Apr 3 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

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
4
Mon
2022
Coulsdon Chess Dicky White @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey CR5 3BA
Apr 4 @ 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

Apr
7
Thu
2022
Women’s Norm Event @ TBC
Apr 7 – Apr 11 all-day
Apr
9
Sat
2022
Junior 4NCL Weekend 3 @ Mercure Daventry Court Hotel
Apr 9 – Apr 10 all-day
ECF Schools Girls Team Championship Finals @ St Catherine's School, Bramley, Surrey GU50DF
Apr 9 @ 1:00 pm – Apr 10 @ 4:00 pm

Contact: Andrew Martin Email: a.martin2007@yahoo.co.uk Web: https://www.englishchess.org.uk/NSCC/ [MAP] U19 and U11 finals. 8 qualifying slots for each final. Teams of three.

Apr
11
Mon
2022
Coulsdon Chess Dicky White @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey CR5 3BA
Apr 11 @ 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

Apr
18
Mon
2022
Coulsdon Chess Dicky White @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey CR5 3BA
Apr 18 @ 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

Apr
23
Sat
2022
County Championship Final Stage – Preliminary Quarter Finals Qulaifiers @ TBC
Apr 23 all-day

Multiple venues with up to 16 teams in all sections (Open, Minor Counties, U2050, U1850, U1650, U1450)
Contact Mark Murrell: controller.counties@englishchess.org.uk

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.

3rd EJCOA Weekend Masterclass @ Zoom & Tornelo
Apr 23 @ 10:00 am – Apr 24 @ 5:30 pm

Contact: Tim Wall Email: timpeterwall@gmail.com Web: https://ejcoa.co.uk/
Interactive Online Coaching for juniors & adults (in separate groups). Coaches include FIDE Trainers IM Andrew Martin, IM Lorin D’Costa, FM Tim Wall & other EJCOA coaches TBA

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.

EPSCA Under 9 Final @ TBA
Apr 23 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Dennis Email: nigelwdennis@btinternet.com Web: https://www.epsca.org.uk/
45th EPSCA Under 9 Inter-Association Team Championships Final. Teams qualified from three zones on 12th March.

Apr
25
Mon
2022
Coulsdon Chess Dicky White @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey CR5 3BA
Apr 25 @ 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

Apr
28
Thu
2022
English Seniors Championship @ TBC
Apr 28 – May 1 all-day

Two sections – Over 50 – players must be aged 50 or over on 31st December 2022; Over 65 – players must be aged 50 or over on 31st December 2022
7 rounds in each section over 4 days. Time control – all moves in 90 minutes plus 30 second increment per move from move 1
Contact Nigel Towers Email: director.homechess@englishchess.org.uk

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

Apr
30
Sat
2022
4NCL Weekend 5 Rounds 9-11
Apr 30 – May 2 all-day
May
2
Mon
2022
Coulsdon Chess Dicky White @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey CR5 3BA
May 2 @ 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

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
7
Sat
2022
EPSCA Under 11 Final @ TBA
May 7 @ 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 Final. Teams qualified from three zones on 19th March.

May
8
Sun
2022
World 20/20 Chess Championships @ Chess.com
May 8 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

May
9
Mon
2022
Coulsdon Chess Dicky White @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey CR5 3BA
May 9 @ 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

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

May
14
Sat
2022
County Championship Final Stage – Quarter Final @ TBC
May 14 all-day

Last 8 teams in all sections (Open Minor Counties, U2050, U1850, U1650, U1450)
Multiple venues agreed between counties. Contact Mark Murrell Email: controller.counties@englishchess.org.uk

 

May
16
Mon
2022
Coulsdon Chess Dicky White @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey CR5 3BA
May 16 @ 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

May
21
Sat
2022
County Championship Final Stage – Quarter Final @ TBC
May 21 all-day

Last 8 teams in all sections (Open Minor Counties, U2050, U1850, U1650, U1450)
Multiple venues agreed between counties. Contact Mark Murrell Email: controller.counties@englishchess.org.uk

English Standardplay Championships and British Major Open @ TBC
May 21 – May 25 all-day
English Women’s Championship Final @ TBC
May 21 – May 25 all-day
Sussex Junior Worthing Rapidplay @ Worthing College, 1 Sanditon Way, Worthing BN14 9FD
May 21 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

May
22
Sun
2022
3rd Crewe Rapidplay @ Ibis Styles Hotel, Emperor Way, Crewe
May 22 @ 10:00 am – 7:30 pm

Contact: Les Hall Email: crewecongress@gmail.com Web: http://www.crewechessclub.co.uk/ [MAP] Our popular 7 round ECF / FIDE rated Rapidplay. Free parking & light refreshments. 4 sections – Open, Major U1950, Inter U1725, Minor U1500. Prize fund £1240 inc. Grading Prize. Online entry form at www.crewechessclub.co.uk | Entry form