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 …

May
10
Mon
2021
Guildford Monday Evening 4 @ Lichess.org
May 10 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Contact: Mike Gunn Email: mikewxyz@gmail.com Web: http://www.guildfordchess.co.uk/
Online standard play (45+15) tournament for Guildford Club members

May
11
Tue
2021
North East Online League Season 3 @ Tornelo
May 11 @ 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.

May
14
Fri
2021
European Girls & Women’s Chess Weekend @ Lichess.org
May 14 – May 16 all-day

Qualifier 1 (Friday 14.05.2021, 17.00 CEST) time control: 5 min + 3 sec increment per move
Qualifier 2 (Saturday 15.05.2021, 11.30 CEST) time control: 10 min + 5 sec increment per move
Qualifier 3 (Saturday 15.05.2021, 18.00 CEST) variants tournament (variant is to be determined via social media) time control: 5 min + 3 sec increment per move
Qualifier 4 (Sunday, 16.05.2021, 11.30 CEST) Time control: 10 min + 5 sec increment per move
Finals (Sunday 16.05.2021, 15.30 CEST 20 players in each Lichess-Rapid-ELO rating group, Swiss tournament with 7 rounds
Time control: 10 min + 5 sec increment per move, trophies and prizes for the first three places in each rating group
Parallel to the finals, an open tournament will be offered, which will be played as Arena tournament with the same time control as in the finals
More details

May
16
Sun
2021
ECF Online Rapid Grand Prix 2021 @ Lichess.org
May 16 @ 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.

May
17
Mon
2021
Guildford Monday Evening 4 @ Lichess.org
May 17 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Contact: Mike Gunn Email: mikewxyz@gmail.com Web: http://www.guildfordchess.co.uk/
Online standard play (45+15) tournament for Guildford Club members

May
24
Mon
2021
Guildford Monday Evening 4 @ Lichess.org
May 24 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Contact: Mike Gunn Email: mikewxyz@gmail.com Web: http://www.guildfordchess.co.uk/
Online standard play (45+15) tournament for Guildford Club members

May
25
Tue
2021
North East Online League Season 3 @ Tornelo
May 25 @ 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.

May
30
Sun
2021
ECF Chess for all Festival @ Chess.com
May 30 – Jun 4 all-day

COntact: Nigel Towers Email: nigel.towers@englishchess.org.uk Web: https://www.englishchess.org.uk/chess-for-all-festival-checkmate-covid-the-rematch/
Chess for All Festival entrants will be divided into Beginners and Improvers. As a rough guide, those with no Chess.com rating or under 1000 should register for the Beginners Club, and those from 1000 to 1500 the Improvers Club.

May
31
Mon
2021
Guildford Monday Evening 4 @ Lichess.org
May 31 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Contact: Mike Gunn Email: mikewxyz@gmail.com Web: http://www.guildfordchess.co.uk/
Online standard play (45+15) tournament for Guildford Club members

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
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
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
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.

Jul
4
Sun
2021
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
18
Sun
2021
ECF Online Rapid Grand Prix 2021 @ Lichess.org
Jul 18 @ 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.

Aug
1
Sun
2021
ECF Online Blitz Grand Prix 2021 @ Lichess.org
Aug 1 @ 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.

Aug
15
Sun
2021
ECF Online Rapid Grand Prix 2021 @ Lichess.org
Aug 15 @ 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.

Sep
5
Sun
2021
ECF Online Blitz Grand Prix 2021 @ Lichess.org
Sep 5 @ 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.

Sep
19
Sun
2021
ECF Online Rapid Grand Prix 2021 @ Lichess.org
Sep 19 @ 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.

Oct
3
Sun
2021
ECF Online Blitz Grand Prix 2021 @ Lichess.org
Oct 3 @ 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.

Oct
17
Sun
2021
ECF Online Rapid Grand Prix 2021 @ Lichess.org
Oct 17 @ 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.

Nov
7
Sun
2021
ECF Online Blitz Grand Prix 2021 @ Lichess.org
Nov 7 @ 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.

Nov
21
Sun
2021
ECF Online Rapid Grand Prix 2021 @ Lichess.org
Nov 21 @ 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.