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 – 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 September 7th 2020) | To submit an online event for ECF Online rating – click here
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Official FIDE events … … and the rest – worldwide chess events from the FIDE website –

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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 …

CCF Junior Club FIDE-rated Premiership November @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey
Oct 29 @ 4:30 pm – Nov 26 @ 6:45 pm

Contact: Daniel Gliddon Email: Web: [MAP]
November round of the Coulsdon Junior Club FIDE-rated Premiership

Torbay Chess Congress @ Livermead House Hotel, Torbay Road, Seafront, Torquay TQ2 6RH
Nov 9 @ 7:00 pm – Nov 11 @ 7:00 pm

Contact: Phil McConnell Email: Web: [MAP]
Four sections – Open, U170, U140, U120. Five rounds. Doors open 6.30pm Friday 9th November

The Irish Women’s Championships 2018 @ Buswells Hotel, Dublin 2
Nov 9 @ 7:30 pm – Nov 11 @ 7:00 pm

Contact: John McMorrow Email: Web: [MAP]
5 round FIDE rated event to decide this year’s Irish Women’s Champion. Prize Fund: 1st: €350 2nd: €175 3rd: €100 Best under 1600: €75. Time control: 90 minutes for the entire game with an addition of 30 seconds per move starting from move one.

4NCL Weekend 1 Rounds 1-2
Nov 10 – Nov 11 all-day
ECF Chess Academy Study Weekend @ TBA
Nov 10 – Nov 11 all-day

ECF Chess Academy Study Weekend for the International Programme (Years 1, 2 and 3) and the Academy Plus Programme (Year 3). Spare places may be available for those not on either the programme who wish to attend as a one off event. These will be advertised on the ECF Juniors website although you may email the ECF Director of Junior Chess directly if you wish. These study weekends are for advanced players.

Golders Green FIDE Rapid Chess Tournament @ St Luke’s Church in Kidderpore Avenue, London NW3 7SU
Nov 10 @ 10:30 am – 5:45 pm

Contact: Adam Raoof Email: Web: [MAP]
Five sections based on English Chess Federation Rapidplay grades – Open to All (the strongest section); Under 170 Major; Under 145 Minor; Under 120 Amateur; Improvers Under 105; Under 80 My First Tournament

18th Claires Court PTA Chess Festival @ Claires Court Junior Boys School Sports Hall Cannon Lane, Maidenhead
Nov 10 @ 10:45 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Dennis Email: Web: [MAP]
Tournaments qualifying for the London Junior Championships. Sections U8, U10 and U12; 6 rounds. All moves in 20 minutes plus 10 seconds per move from the start. ECF Rapidplay graded | Entry form

Lecture – Chess in Art @ Wallace Collection, Hertford House Manchester Square London
Nov 10 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Contact: Rupert Dickens Email: Web: [MAP]
Lecture on Chess in Art, coinciding with the FIDE World Chess Championship Final in London. Venue is the lecture theatre at the Wallace Collection in London. Lecture is free and open to all. Details here –

Sussex Junior Horsham Rapidplay @ Millais School, Depot Rd, Horsham RH13 5HR
Nov 11 @ 9:45 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Anita McMahon Email: Web: [MAP]
6 round Swiss rapidplay in 4 sections – U11 Minor, U11 Major, U18 Minor, U18 Major | Entry form

BBCA FIDE Rapidplay 2018 @ London Enterprise Academy 81-91 Commercial Road, London
Nov 11 @ 10:30 am – 6:30 pm

Contact: Mostaque Choudhury Email: Web: [MAP]
A fun filled day of FIDE rated chess for all. £1360 prize fund in two sections. All day complimentary tea/coffee for all. A free lunch of chicken/vegetable Biriyani will be provided for players upon a request in advance. Please complete your entry form online at | Entry form

Muswell Hill FIDE Rapid @ The Clissold Arms, 105 Fortis Green, London N2 9HR
Nov 13 @ 10:30 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Adam Raoof Email: Web: [MAP]
Three FIDE rated sections – OPEN, Under 160 and Under 120

The Kilkenny Congress 2018 @ Ormonde Hote and Club House Hotel, Kilkenny
Nov 16 @ 7:30 pm – Nov 18 @ 7:00 pm
4NCL Weekend 1 Rounds 1-2
Nov 17 – Nov 18 all-day

Divisions 3 & 4 South Mercure Daventry Court

Girls Junior Chess Day @ Archbishop C E Junior School, Copmanthorpe Lane, Bishopthorpe York North Yorkshire YO23 2QT
Nov 17 @ 9:30 am – 3:45 pm

Contact: Peter Cloudsdale Email: Web: http;/ [MAP]
Training day for all levels of ability including beginners. Led by ECF coach Lateefah Messam-Sparks from London, and other experienced ECF coaches will be available. The day will be a mix of training together with a Swiss competition. The main aim is to organise a Yorkshire Girls Team | Entry form

Docklands Chess Poplar Rapid Tournament @ Langley Hall, St.Nicholas Church Centre, Ettrick Street, Poplar, London E14 0QD
Nov 17 @ 10:30 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Norman Went Email: Web: [MAP]
Minor Under 130 – Major Under 171. 6 rounds of rapid chess. Half an hour per player per game | Entry form

CCF Champions League Chess Surrey East Zone 1st Leg @ Chipstead Valley Primary School Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey
Nov 17 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Contact: Scott Freeman Email: | Web  [MAP]
First leg of the Surrey East Champions League Chess event which is a schools team tournament. There is also a Schools Individual Challenge that runs alongside it which is for the ‘extras’ from each school.

CCF Champions League Chess Surrey East Zone Autumn 2018 @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey
Nov 17 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Contact: Scott Freeman Email: [MAP]
This is the individual section of the team tournament of the schools in the East of Surrey.

10th Brainstormchess FIDE Blitz @ The Rugby Portobello Trust 221 Walmer Road Holland Park London
Nov 17 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Contact: Kishan Pattni Email: Web: [MAP]
9 rounds using Swiss pairing. Time controls are 3 mins for all moves with a 2 second increment per move from move 1. The latest FIDE blitz rules will be used. 2 illegal moves lose. Guaranteed cash prizes of 1st place £120 2nd place £60 and 3rd £40 4th £20 5th £10 | Online entry

4th Annual Lowestoft Rapidplay @ Parkhill Hotel Oulton Lowestoft
Nov 18 @ 9:30 am – 6:15 pm

Contact: Stephen Cotterell Email: [MAP]
6 round Swiss, 2 sections – Open & U150 | Entry form
PLEASE NOTE — this event is limited to 40 players only, so timely entry is essential!

Basildon Rapidplay Congress @ Kingswood Primary School Clay Hill Road Basildon
Nov 18 @ 9:30 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: Dave Hawkins Email: Web: [MAP]
Essex Junior Grand Prix Round 2 together with Basildon Adult Open | Entry form

Bolton Rapidplay @ Ukrainian Social Club, 99 Castle Street, Bolton BL2 1JP
Nov 18 @ 10:00 am – 6:45 pm

Contact: Rod Middleton Email: [MAP]
3 sections – Open; Major; Knights| Entry form

Eton College LJCC Qualifying Event + U18 Open @ Wellington College, Dukes Ride, Crowthorne, Berkshire RG45 7PT
Nov 18 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: Nick Pert Email: Web: [MAP]
LJCC qualifying tournament & training day with GM Nick Pert. U18 Open, U12, U10, U8 and improvers sections

CCF Champions League Middx and the Rest Zone 1st Leg @ Millbank Primary Academy, Erasmus Street, Pimlico
Nov 18 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Contact: Scott Freeman Email: [MAP]
1st leg of the Champions League Chess Middx and the Rest Zone …

Cambridgeshire Closed County Chess Championships @ Peterborough Bridge Club, New England Complex, Lincoln Road, Peterborough
Nov 24 @ 10:00 am – Nov 25 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: Francis Bowers Email: Web: [MAP]
Limited to 32 players on a first come first served basis living in Cambridgeshire. 5 round seeded Swiss event. Open, Under 140, Junior Championships. Prizes available based on score – additional prizes may be added as well | Entry form

67th Hampstead FIDE Congress @ Henderson Court Resource Centre, 102 Fitzjohn's Avenue, Hampstead, London NW3 6NS
Nov 24 @ 10:30 am – Nov 25 @ 5:30 pm

Contact: Adam Raoof Email: Web: [MAP]
THREE SECTIONS – Under 2200 & Under 1900 plus a section for players who are graded Under 135 on the ECF list