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 – 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
* 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 …

Oct
12
Mon
2020
ECF Monday Afternoon Blitz @ https://lichess.org/team/english-chess-players
Oct 12 @ 2:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Towers Email: nigel.towers@englishchess.org.uk Web: http://www.englishchessonline.org.uk/
7 round Swiss at 5 | 2
Events are ECF online rated. Events are open to ECF members or supporters who should join the Lichess/ECF English Players club – https://lichess.org/team/english-chess-players

CCF Dicky White Oct 2020 @ Coulsdon Chess Fellowship (CCF) 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey CR5 3BA
Oct 12 @ 7:30 pm – 11:45 pm

Contact: Daniel Gliddon Email: chess@ccfworld.com [MAP]
Club internal championship

Oct
13
Tue
2020
1st 4NCL Online Autumn Congress Round 4 @ Lichess.org
Oct 13 all-day

Contact: Mike Truran Email: Web: http://www.4ncl.co.uk
Three sections: Open, Under 2000, Under 1700

Oct
14
Wed
2020
GM Training Hereward @ lichess.org
Oct 14 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Contact: Jonathan Hawkins Email: jonathan.hawkins66@hotmail.co.uk Web: https://lichess.org/forum/team-gm-training-wednesday-hereward
GM Jonathan Hawkins has moved his training school online. Structured lessons in small similar ability groups. Tournament games will be played throughout the term and sent to the ECF for online rating. Rate of play 10 mins+ 5 sec. Lessons will be delivered on Zoom and games will be played on Lichess.org | Flyer

ECF Wednesday Evening Blitz @ https://lichess.org/team/english-chess-players
Oct 14 @ 8:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Towers Email: nigel.towers@englishchess.org.uk Web: http://www.englishchessonline.org.uk/
9 round Swiss at 3 | 2
Events are ECF online rated. Events are open to ECF members or supporters who should join the Lichess/ECF English Players club – https://lichess.org/team/english-chess-players

Oct
15
Thu
2020
Junior 4NCL Online Season 2 Round 5 @ Lichess.org
Oct 15 all-day

Contact: Mike Truran Email: Web: http://www.4ncl.co.uk
Junior Team League

ECF Thursday Afternoon Rapid @ https://www.chess.com/club/english-chess-federation-members
Oct 15 @ 2:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Towers Email: nigel.towers@englishchess.org.uk Web: http://www.englishchessonline.org.uk/
Runs for 90 minutes, 5 | 5 Swiss or Arena format
Events are ECF online rated. Events are open to ECF members or supporters who should join the Chess.com ECF members club with joining instructions here – https://englishchessonline.org.uk/joinus/

Oct
16
Fri
2020
ECF Friday Evening Slow Blitz @ https://www.chess.com/club/english-chess-federation-members
Oct 16 @ 8:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Towers Email: nigel.towers@englishchess.org.uk Web: http://www.englishchessonline.org.uk/
Runs for 90 minutes, 10 | 0 Arena format
Events are ECF online rated. Events are open to ECF members or supporters who should join the Chess.com ECF members club with joining instructions here – https://englishchessonline.org.uk/joinus/

Oct
17
Sat
2020
Chess England Congress Online @ Tornelo & Zoom
Oct 17 @ 10:00 am – Oct 18 @ 5:00 pm

Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com
HALF PRICE for paid subscribers to my newsletter – https://chesscircuit.substack.com/. Open, Under 1700 sections. FIDE standard ratings apply. If you don’t have a FIDE rating use your ECF grade. You must be an ECF MEMBER AT ANY LEVEL and have an identifiable national profile such as ECF or a FIDE (not essential to have a grade or rating) to enter. You must be on camera throughout in the arbiter’s room! 60 minutes each plus 10 seconds a move. Byes available, just add the request in the comments box. Three rounds on Saturday at 10am, 1pm and 4pm then two rounds on Sunday at a slightly later time of 11am and 2pm. Cash prizes based on entries will be shared.

Hampstead FIDE Chess Congress @ Henderson Court Resource Centre, 102 Fitzjohn's Avenue, Hampstead
Oct 17 @ 10:30 am – Oct 18 @ 5:30 pm

Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Web: http://www.hampsteadchess.blogspot.com [MAP]
5 rounds, U2200, U1900 and U1700 sections

ECF Saturday Evening Slow Blitz @ https://lichess.org/team/english-chess-players
Oct 17 @ 8:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Towers Email: nigel.towers@englishchess.org.uk Web: http://www.englishchessonline.org.uk/
90 minute Arena at 10 | 0
Events are ECF online rated. Events are open to ECF members or supporters who should join the Lichess/ECF English Players club – https://lichess.org/team/english-chess-players

Oct
18
Sun
2020
Richmond Rapidplay @ Orleans Park School, Richmond Road, Twickenham
Oct 18 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: Paul McKeown Email: richmond_rapidplays@hotmail.com Web: http://www.rjcc.org.uk [MAP]
FIDE-rated and ECF graded rapidplays, 25 minutes per player per game with a 5 second increment throughout, in 4 sections – Open, U160, U120 and U80. Cash prizes in all sections | Entry form

ECF Sunday Evening Rapid @ https://www.chess.com/club/english-chess-federation-members
Oct 18 @ 8:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Towers Email: nigel.towers@englishchess.org.uk Web: http://www.englishchessonline.org.uk/
4 rounds, 15 | 10 Swiss format
Events are ECF online rated. Events are open to ECF members or supporters who should join the Chess.com ECF members club with joining instructions here – https://englishchessonline.org.uk/joinus/

Oct
19
Mon
2020
ECF Monday Afternoon Blitz @ https://lichess.org/team/english-chess-players
Oct 19 @ 2:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Towers Email: nigel.towers@englishchess.org.uk Web: http://www.englishchessonline.org.uk/
7 round Swiss at 5 | 2
Events are ECF online rated. Events are open to ECF members or supporters who should join the Lichess/ECF English Players club – https://lichess.org/team/english-chess-players

CCF Dicky White Oct 2020 @ Coulsdon Chess Fellowship (CCF) 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey CR5 3BA
Oct 19 @ 7:30 pm – 11:45 pm

Contact: Daniel Gliddon Email: chess@ccfworld.com [MAP]
Club internal championship

Oct
20
Tue
2020
4NCL Online Season 2 Round 5 @ Lichess.org
Oct 20 all-day

Contact: Mike Truran Email: Web: http://www.4ncl.co.uk
4NCL Team League

Muswell Hill FIDE Rapid @ The Clissold Arms, 105 Fortis Green, London
Oct 20 @ 10:30 am – 5:45 pm

Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Web: http://www.muswellhillchess.blogspot.co.uk [MAP]
Open, Major, Minor sections based on entries

Oct
21
Wed
2020
ECF Wednesday Evening Blitz @ https://lichess.org/team/english-chess-players
Oct 21 @ 8:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Towers Email: nigel.towers@englishchess.org.uk Web: http://www.englishchessonline.org.uk/
9 round Swiss at 3 | 2
Events are ECF online rated. Events are open to ECF members or supporters who should join the Lichess/ECF English Players club – https://lichess.org/team/english-chess-players

Oct
22
Thu
2020
ECF Thursday Afternoon Rapid @ https://www.chess.com/club/english-chess-federation-members
Oct 22 @ 2:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Towers Email: nigel.towers@englishchess.org.uk Web: http://www.englishchessonline.org.uk/
Runs for 90 minutes, 5 | 5 Swiss or Arena format
Events are ECF online rated. Events are open to ECF members or supporters who should join the Chess.com ECF members club with joining instructions here – https://englishchessonline.org.uk/joinus/

ECF 2nd Junior SuperBlitz Arena @ Lichess.org
Oct 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Contact: Alex Holowczak Email: alexholowczak@gmail.com
Four sections (Open/1800/1600/1400) | https://lichess.org/team/england-juniors/tournaments

Surrey Kings Autumn Premier League @ Online
Oct 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Contact: Mark Josse Email: Web: http://www.surreykings.com
Junior Online Congress – Thursday evening non-4NCL weeks. 7 round Swiss event – one game per week. Under 11 on 31/08/20 under 100 ECF-rated or equivalent | Entry form

Oct
23
Fri
2020
10th Harrogate Chess Congress – CANCELLED @ Harrogate Chess Club, Apley Grange, 35 Oatlands Drive, Harrogate
Oct 23 @ 7:00 pm – Oct 25 @ 6:00 pm
ECF Friday Evening Slow Blitz @ https://www.chess.com/club/english-chess-federation-members
Oct 23 @ 8:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Towers Email: nigel.towers@englishchess.org.uk Web: http://www.englishchessonline.org.uk/
Runs for 90 minutes, 10 | 0 Arena format
Events are ECF online rated. Events are open to ECF members or supporters who should join the Chess.com ECF members club with joining instructions here – https://englishchessonline.org.uk/joinus/

Oct
24
Sat
2020
U11 Tournament Cheney School Oxfordshire @ Brighouse Building Cheney School Oxford OX3 7QH
Oct 24 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: Joseph Conlon Email: joseph.p.conlon@gmail.com Web: https://forms.gle/QdA76Z5S64KntGrv7 [MAP]
Covid-secure venue; tournament capacity 30 children; U11 on date of tournament; subject to cancellation at short notice etc if guidance changes. Please read both parent/player protocols and overall tournament protocol (on entry form link https://forms.gle/QdA76Z5S64KntGrv7)

ECF Saturday Evening Slow Blitz @ https://lichess.org/team/english-chess-players
Oct 24 @ 8:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Towers Email: nigel.towers@englishchess.org.uk Web: http://www.englishchessonline.org.uk/
90 minute Arena at 10 | 0
Events are ECF online rated. Events are open to ECF members or supporters who should join the Lichess/ECF English Players club – https://lichess.org/team/english-chess-players