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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 June 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 …

Jul
24
Sat
2021
British Online Chess Championships II @ Chess.com
Jul 24 – Aug 8 all-day
British Online Chess Championships II @ Chess.com

Contact: Nigel Towers Email: director.homechess@englishchess.org.uk Web: https://www.englishchess.org.uk/british-online-chess-championships-2021/
Run by the ECF in collaboration with the Welsh, Scottish, Irish, Ulster, Jersey, Guernsey and Isle of Man Chess Federations/Unions. The British Online will include separate Championships – Open, Women’s, Junior, Senior and Rating Limited. Each Championship will consist of a qualifying stage and a finals stage, with a number of separate events at four different time controls (Standard, Rapid, Blitz and Bullet)

Jul
31
Sat
2021
Coulsdon Chess Summer Rapidplay 1 @ Coulsdon Chess 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey CR5 3BA
Jul 31 @ 10:00 am – 6:30 pm

Contact: Daniel Gliddon Email: chess@ccfworld.com Web: https://ccfworld.com/Chess/Adult%20Competitions/Rapidplay_info.html [MAP] An over the board rapidplay after Covid. 7 rounds of 20 + 10 seconds per move. Open and graded sections – the exact limits will be decided upon entries.

Forest Hall Summer Rapidplay for Adults & Kids New to Chess @ Forest Hall Social Club, Great Lime Road, Palmersville, Newcastle upon Tyne NE12 9DQ
Jul 31 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Tim P Wall Email: timpeterwall@gmail.com Web: http://foresthallchess.org.uk/ [MAP] One-day Rapidplay Congress for newcomers to competitive chess. Two tournaments: Adults New 2 Chess: For players aged 18 and over with an ECF Rating of Under 1000, or unrated; and Kids New 2 Chess: For players under 18 years old with an ECF Rating of Under 1000, or unrated.
Each tournament will have 6 rounds of 2 games each (one with White and one with Black against the same opponent). Total: 12 games
Covid Safety Precautions: Adult (18 years and over) events and Junior (Under 18 events) will be held in separate rooms. Players aged 11 and over will be required to wear either a mask or visor when sitting at the chess board, as well as when moving around the venue | Entry form

Forest Hall Summer Rapidplay Senior & Junior Championship @ Forest Hall Social Club, Great Lime Road, Palmersville, Newcastle upon Tyne NE12 9DQ
Jul 31 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Tim P Wall Email: timpeterwall@gmail.com Web: http://foresthallchess.org.uk/ [MAP] One-day Rapidplay Tournament (1000+ ECF Rating)
Senior Championship (for players aged 18 and over with ECF Rating 1000+), incorporating Open, Under 2000 and Under 1600 prize categories.
Open: £75, £40. Under 2000 prizes £50, £25. Under 1600: £50, £25.
Junior Championship (for players aged under 18 with ECF Rating 1000+). Prizes: £50, £25, £15.
Covid Safety Precautions: Adult (18 years and over) events and Junior (Under 18 events) will be held in separate rooms. Players aged 11 and over will be required to wear either a mask or visor when sitting at the chess board, as well as when moving around the venue | Entry form

Aug
2
Mon
2021
Brainstormchess Blitz @ not known
Aug 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Contact: Kishan Pattni Email: kishanpattni84@gmail.com Entry form – https://form.jotform.com/211964321309351?fbclid=IwAR1jxMxisgOsa2OoWOUEpD_-0Hc88A1xeu9buH__E7UEUNAEjyk5t3gqQkI
9 round OTB FIDE-rated blitz. Free entry for female players.

Coulsdon Chess CCF Cup @ Coulsdon Chess 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey CR5 3BA
Aug 2 @ 7:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Contact: Daniel Gliddon Email: chess@ccfworld.com Web: https://ccfworld.com/Chess/ChessClubHome/ChessClubIndex.htm [MAP] Coulsdon Chess’s internal Summer tournament in sections based on ability. Players must play in the section their grade places them but may apply to be in a higher section. If 90% of the players in that section agree, they may play in that section.

Aug
7
Sat
2021
Over The Board Returns 3 @ Cheney School, Cheney Lane, Oxford OX3 7QH
Aug 7 – Aug 8 all-day

Contact: Wadih Khoury Email: wadih.khoury@wanadoo.fr Web: https://tinyurl.com/9398mpdm [MAP] 6 rounds, 60+30 ECF and FIDE rated event. Capacity of 48, could be extended depending on pandemic evolution. Depending on the numbers of entrants, there will be 2 to 4 section (10 to 16 players each) with allocation based on strength (ECF and FIDE). Cash prizes depending on number of entrants | Rules and protocols

Golders Green Rapidplay @ St Luke’s Church, Kidderpore Avenue, London NW3 7SU
Aug 7 @ 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

Aug
9
Mon
2021
1st Muswell Hill International @ Muswell Hill, London N10
Aug 9 @ 10:00 am – Aug 13 @ 6:00 pm
Coulsdon Chess CCF Cup @ Coulsdon Chess 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey CR5 3BA
Aug 9 @ 7:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Contact: Daniel Gliddon Email: chess@ccfworld.com Web: https://ccfworld.com/Chess/ChessClubHome/ChessClubIndex.htm [MAP] Coulsdon Chess’s internal Summer tournament in sections based on ability. Players must play in the section their grade places them but may apply to be in a higher section. If 90% of the players in that section agree, they may play in that section.

Aug
14
Sat
2021
Golders Green Rapidplay @ St Luke’s Church, Kidderpore Avenue, London NW3 7SU
Aug 14 @ 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

Aug
15
Sun
2021
Cheney Rapidplays Event 8 @ Brighouse Building, Cheney School, Cheney Lane, Oxford OX3 7QH
Aug 15 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: Joseph Conlon Email: joseph.p.conlon@gmail.com Web: http://www.cheneychess.com/ [MAP] U16 Over-the-Board Junior Rapidplay; capacity 48; sections divided into 8 player all-play-alls; plenty of trophies. I will FIDE rate the top and (subject to entries) and second sections. Entry form is https://forms.gle/ovQ3EK9xeBnKJjvv5

Aug
16
Mon
2021
Coulsdon Chess CCF Cup @ Coulsdon Chess 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey CR5 3BA
Aug 16 @ 7:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Contact: Daniel Gliddon Email: chess@ccfworld.com Web: https://ccfworld.com/Chess/ChessClubHome/ChessClubIndex.htm [MAP] Coulsdon Chess’s internal Summer tournament in sections based on ability. Players must play in the section their grade places them but may apply to be in a higher section. If 90% of the players in that section agree, they may play in that section.

Aug
23
Mon
2021
Coulsdon Chess CCF Cup @ Coulsdon Chess 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey CR5 3BA
Aug 23 @ 7:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Contact: Daniel Gliddon Email: chess@ccfworld.com Web: https://ccfworld.com/Chess/ChessClubHome/ChessClubIndex.htm [MAP] Coulsdon Chess’s internal Summer tournament in sections based on ability. Players must play in the section their grade places them but may apply to be in a higher section. If 90% of the players in that section agree, they may play in that section.

Aug
26
Thu
2021
Northumbria Masters @ Marriott MetroCentre, Marconi Way, Gateshead NE11 9XF
Aug 26 @ 6:30 pm – Aug 30 @ 7:00 pm

Contact: Tim Wall Email: timpeterwall@gmail.com Web: https://northumbriamasters.com/ [MAP] GM norm & IM norm All-Play-Alls (All-Play-All entries by invitation only). 9-round Swiss tournaments (with over £5,500 in prizes)
Northumbria Masters (Open to All, eligible for title norms, FIDE- & ECF-rated); Challengers (U2000, FIDE- & ECF-rated); Major (U1750, ECF-rated); Minor (U1500, ECF-rated) | Entry form

Aug
28
Sat
2021
Coulsdon Chess Summer Rapidplay 2 @ Coulsdon Chess 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey CR5 3BA
Aug 28 @ 10:00 am – 6:30 pm

Contact: Daniel Gliddon Email: chess@ccfworld.com Web: https://ccfworld.com/Chess/Adult%20Competitions/Rapidplay_info.html [MAP] An over the board rapidplay after Covid. 7 rounds of 20 + 10 seconds per move. Open and graded sections – the exact limits will be decided upon entries.

Aug
29
Sun
2021
Online Junior Training and Tournament – most Sundays @ Online
Aug 29 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Contact: Nick Pert Email: nickpert@hotmail.com Web: http://www.gmchess.co.uk/
This event takes place on most Sundays throghout the year – email Nick to confirm.
Small group junior chess training with GM Nick Pert. 1 hour online training followed by a blitz tournament with a chance to challenge Nick. Cost is £15.00 per session, 4 sessions for the price of 3. Please email Nick for further information or to register – nickpert@hotmail.com | Entry form

Sep
11
Sat
2021
Guildford 125 Years Simultaneous @ Guildford High Street GU1 3RR
Sep 11 @ 10:30 am – 4:00 pm

Contact: Mike Gunn Email: mikewxyz@gmail.com Web: https://guildfordchess125.eventbrite.co.uk/ [MAP] Free simultaneous display celebrating 125 years of Guildford Chess Club. Play against masters and champions including GM Gawain Jones, GM Nick Pert etc. Tables will be set in the High Street near Holy Trinity Church, only retiring under cover if it rains. Please register at the website https://guildfordchess125.eventbrite.co.uk so we can make sure we bring enough equipment tables and chairs.

Sep
17
Fri
2021
Hendon FIDE 2300 Plus @ Hendon London NW4 4NA
Sep 17 @ 5:00 pm – Sep 19 @ 7:30 pm

Contact: Adam Nasim Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Web: http://bit.ly/chessinhendon
3 days / 5 standard games. Entry fee £50.00 (ENG must be GOLD ECF or above). Time control = 90m+30s
Rounds – Day 1 = (1) 5.00pm to 9.00pm, Day 2 = Venue will be open approximately 10.30am, (2) 11.00am to 3pm, (3) 3.30pm to 7.30pm. Day 3 = (4) 11.00am to 3pm, (5) 3.30pm to 7.30pm.

Sep
24
Fri
2021
57th Northumberland Chess Weekender @ The Parks Leisure Centre Howdon Road, North Shields, North Tyneside NE29 6TL
Sep 24 @ 7:00 pm – Sep 26 @ 7:30 pm

Contact: Mick Riding Email: mickriding@hotmail.co.uk Website: https://northumberlandchess.wixsite.com/congress [MAP] Featuring FIDE rated OPEN, MAJOR, MINOR and FOUNDATION sections with a prize fund of £1700 | Entry form

Sep
26
Sun
2021
Online Junior Training and Tournament – most Sundays @ Online
Sep 26 @ 4:30 pm – Oct 24 @ 6:30 pm

Contact: Nick Pert Email: nickpert@hotmail.com Web: http://www.gmchess.co.uk/
This event takes place on most Sundays throghout the year – email Nick to confirm.
Small group junior chess training with GM Nick Pert. 1 hour online training followed by a blitz tournament with a chance to challenge Nick. Cost is £15.00 per session, 4 sessions for the price of 3. Please email Nick for further information or to register – nickpert@hotmail.com | Entry form

Oct
2
Sat
2021
Hampshire Junior Open Congress @ New Hall, Winchester College, Wharf Hill, Winchester
Oct 2 @ 9:00 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: John Upham Email: john.upham@zen.co.uk Web: https://www.hjca.org.uk/ [MAP] An annual tournament for young chess players who are less than 18 years old on August 31st, 2020. Players are invited from ANY county : there are no restrictions as this is an OPEN event. The event is a qualifier for the London Junior Chess Championships 2020 | Entry form

Oct
29
Fri
2021
Scarborough Chess Congress @ The Ocean Room, Spa Complex South Bay Scarborough North Yorkshire YO11 2HD
Oct 29 @ 7:00 pm – Oct 31 @ 6:15 pm

Contact: Maggie Butterworth Email: scarboroughchess@gmail.com Web: http://www.scarboroughchesscongress.org.uk/ [MAP] It is hoped that it will be possible to run the Scarborough Congress this year. We do not intend to distribute entry forms until there is a bit more certainty about the numbers that will be able to take part.

Oct
31
Sun
2021
Online Junior Training and Tournament – most Sundays @ Online
Oct 31 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Contact: Nick Pert Email: nickpert@hotmail.com Web: http://www.gmchess.co.uk/
This event takes place on most Sundays throghout the year – email Nick to confirm.
Small group junior chess training with GM Nick Pert. 1 hour online training followed by a blitz tournament with a chance to challenge Nick. Cost is £15.00 per session, 4 sessions for the price of 3. Please email Nick for further information or to register – nickpert@hotmail.com | Entry form

Nov
13
Sat
2021
British Junior Rapid & Blitz Championship @ Kents Hill Park Training and Conference Centre, Swallow House, Timbold Drive, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK7 6BZ
Nov 13 – Nov 14 all-day
[MAP] Alternative postcode for SatNav MK7 6TT – Official British Junior Rapid & Blitz Championships 2021, in various age groups