Calendar

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 May 8th 2020)
* 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 …

Aug
8
Sat
2020
Online Counties Championships – Semi-Finals
Aug 8 @ 6:30 pm
The National 100 @ Chess.com
Aug 8 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Contact: Mark Murrell Email: controller.counties@englishchess.org.uk Web: https://ecflms.org.uk/lms/node/61582/efixtures
National August slow play 4 regional teams all-play-all for ECF members / Supporters graded U100 (Jan 2020) – G60/15
East Saxons v Midland Outlaws v Northern Raiders v The South. Pre-registration required
Details

Aug
11
Tue
2020
WWCC U150 Online Championship @ lichess.org
Aug 11 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Contact: Mark Murrell Email: mramurrell@blueyonder.co.uk
5 round grade limited Swiss

Stroud Club Tournament @ https://lichess.org/team/stroud
Aug 11 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Contact: Dr Duncan Dicks Email: duncandicks@googlemail.com
Stroud Chess Club Summer Tournament held online for the first time. Time limit 30m +15s. One game per week for 7 weeks

Aug
15
Sat
2020
The National 100 @ Chess.com
Aug 15 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Contact: Mark Murrell Email: controller.counties@englishchess.org.uk Web: https://ecflms.org.uk/lms/node/61582/efixtures
National August slow play 4 regional teams all-play-all for ECF members / Supporters graded U100 (Jan 2020) – G60/15
East Saxons v Midland Outlaws v Northern Raiders v The South. Pre-registration required
Details

Aug
18
Tue
2020
WWCC U150 Online Championship @ lichess.org
Aug 18 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Contact: Mark Murrell Email: mramurrell@blueyonder.co.uk
5 round grade limited Swiss

Aug
22
Sat
2020
Online Counties Championships – Finals
Aug 22 @ 6:30 pm
The National 100 @ Chess.com
Aug 22 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Contact: Mark Murrell Email: controller.counties@englishchess.org.uk Web: https://ecflms.org.uk/lms/node/61582/efixtures
National August slow play 4 regional teams all-play-all for ECF members / Supporters graded U100 (Jan 2020) – G60/15
East Saxons v Midland Outlaws v Northern Raiders v The South. Pre-registration required
Details

Aug
25
Tue
2020
WWCC U150 Online Championship @ lichess.org
Aug 25 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Contact: Mark Murrell Email: mramurrell@blueyonder.co.uk
5 round grade limited Swiss

Sep
5
Sat
2020
The North v The South – National Challenge @ Online
Sep 5 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Contact: Mark Murrell Email: controller.counties@englishchess.org.uk Web: https://www.englishchess.org.uk/online-north-v-south-challenge-2020/ and https://ecflms.org.uk/lms/node/61351/efixtures
National slow play North v South mega board Challenge open to 2020/21 ECF members and Supporters, last contested in 1894
Details

Sep
18
Fri
2020
Bradford Congress – POSTPONED @ Latvian Welfare Club, 5 Clifton Villas, Manningham, Bradford
Sep 18 @ 7:00 pm – Sep 20 @ 6:30 pm
Bradford Congress - POSTPONED @ Latvian Welfare Club, 5 Clifton Villas, Manningham, Bradford

This event has been postponed, but will be re-arranged as soon as the Covid-19 health concerns allow
Contact: Bavid Barlow Email: davidbar@blueyonder.co.uk Web: https://www.bradfordchess.co.uk/

Sep
25
Fri
2020
10th Harrogate Chess Congress @ Harrogate Chess Club, Apley Grange, 35 Oatlands Drive, Harrogate
Sep 25 @ 7:00 pm – Sep 27 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: Noel Boustred Email: noelschess@gmail.com Web: http://www.noelschess.weebly.com [MAP]
Harrogate Chess Congress has more prizes this year being the 10th year and unlike other congresses you can bring your own food and drink. The venue is in beautiful grounds away from noise. An exciting part of Yorkshire with the MINOR Under 141 and MAJOR Under 171 – you choose your 2020 January or 2020 July grade and £9 discount for ECF members of Silver or above grade. 2nd prize, 3rd prize and grading prize double for each section with over 20 people in | Entry form

Dec
6
Sun
2020
Coventry & District Chess League Rapidplay @ Massey Ferguson Social Club, Broad Lane, Coventry CV5 7NL
Dec 6 @ 10:30 am – 6:30 pm

Contact: Hok Chiu Email: coventrydistrictchess@gmail.com [MAP]
Rapidplay event – Open, U145 and U110 sections. 6 rounds. All moves in 20 minutes plus 10 second increment. All players welcome from inside and outside the league. The event subject to the Covid situation at the time. All appropriate safety precautions will be taken.

Jan
3
Sun
2021
Hull Rapid 2021 @ Royal Hotel Hull, Royal Suite, 170 Ferensway, Hull
Jan 3 @ 10:15 am – 5:15 pm

Contact: Douglas Vleeshhouwer Email: douglas.vleeshhouwer@gmail.com Web: https://www.hullchess.com/Rapid+Play+2021 [MAP]
5 round Swiss rapid tournament – 3 sections, all FIDE-rated and ECF graded
Open, U1900 (and ECF U160) and U1600 (and ECF U120). 20 mins + 10 secs increment from move 1. In each section – 1st place £120, 2nd place £60, 3rd place £30. 2 performance prizes (£30 and £20). Junior trophy and spot prizes in rounds 1-4 for best performance | Entry form

Jan
31
Sun
2021
Coventry Chess Club Rapidplay @ Massey Ferguson Social Club, Broad Lane, Coventry CV5 7NL
Jan 31 @ 10:30 am – 6:30 pm

Contact: David Filer Email: coventrychessclub@gmail.com [MAP]
Rapidplay event – Open, U145 and U110 sections. 6 rounds. All moves in 20 minutes plus 10 second increment. All players welcome from inside and outside the league. The event subject to the Covid situation at the time. All appropriate safety precautions will be taken.

Feb
17
Wed
2021
Northumbria Masters @ Novotel Newcastle Airport, Ponteland Road, Kenton, Newcastle upon Tyne
Feb 17 @ 6:30 pm – Feb 21 @ 7:30 pm

Contact: Tim Wall Email: Web: https://northumbriamasters.com [MAP]
Four 9-round Swiss tournaments with a total prize fund of £5,600: Northumbria Masters (eligible for title norms, FIDE-rated, British Championship qualifier); Challengers (U2050, FIDE-rated); Major (U1825, FIDE-rated); Minor (U120 ECF, ECF graded) | Entry form