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 …

Jul
4
Sat
2020
Scottish Chess Championships and International Open @ Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh
Jul 4 – Jul 12 all-day

Scottish Chess Championships and International Open

Jul
10
Fri
2020
1st 4NCL Online Congress @ Online
Jul 10 @ 7:00 pm – Jul 12 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: Mike Truran Email: mike@truranfamily.co.uk Web: http://www.4ncl.co.uk
On Lichess.org; Sections – Open, Under 2000, Under 1700; All moves in 45 minutes plus 15 second increment per move from move 1

25th 4NCL FIDE Rated Congress – CANCELLED @ Wychwood Park Hotel & Golf Club, Wychwood Park, Weston, Crewe
Jul 10 @ 7:00 pm – Jul 12 @ 7:00 pm

*** Sadly, this event has been cancelled owing to the current Covid-19 outbreak ***

Contact: Mike Truran Email: mike@truranfamily.co.uk Web: http://www.4ncl.co.uk [MAP]
Three Sections – FIDE Rated Open, FIDE Rated U2000 & ECF Under 135

Jul
12
Sun
2020
4th Ashton Rapidplay @ Broadoak & Smallshaw Community Centre, Ashton-under-Lyne
Jul 12 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: David Hardy Email: davidghardy57@gmail.com [MAP]
6 round Swiss – sections U150, U115 and U80/ungraded. 25 minutes per player | Entry form

Jul
13
Mon
2020
Monday Afternoon Blitz @ ECF Online
Jul 13 @ 2:00 pm

On lichess.org | https://lichess.org/swiss/e8G12nzt | 7 round Swiss format | time control 5 | 2

CCF Cup 2020 @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey
Jul 13 @ 7:30 pm – 11:45 pm

Contact: Daniel Gliddon Email: chess@ccfworld.com Web: https://www.ccfworld.com/Chess/ChessClubHome/ChessClubIndex.htm [MAP]
7 round FIDE-rated & ECF graded Monday evening club (but open to all) tournaments – players split into 5 rated/graded sections (strict) with 1 game per week over 7 consecutive Mondays from the start of June

Jul
14
Tue
2020
Muswell Hill FIDE Rapid – POSTPONED @ The Clissold Arms, 105 Fortis Green, London
Jul 14 @ 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

WWCC U150 Online Championship @ lichess.org
Jul 14 @ 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
Jul 14 @ 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

Jul
15
Wed
2020
Wednesday Evening Blitz @ ECF Online
Jul 15 @ 8:00 pm

On lichess.org | https://lichess.org/swiss/68juRzTs | 9 round Swiss format | time control 3 | 2

Jul
16
Thu
2020
Thursday Afternoon Slow Blitz @ ECF Online
Jul 16 @ 2:00 pm

On Chess.com | https://www.chess.com/live#r=260702 | 90 minutes Arena format, time control 10 | 0

2nd England Juniors Blitz @ Lichess.org
Jul 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Jul
18
Sat
2020
Poplar Rapid Chess Tournament – CANCELLED @ St.Nicholas Church Hall, Ettrick Street, Poplar, London
Jul 18 @ 10:30 am – 6:00 pm
Online Counties Championships – Round 4
Jul 18 @ 6:30 pm
Saturday Evening Slow Blitz @ ECF Online
Jul 18 @ 8:00 pm

On lichess.org | https://lichess.org/tournament/zzWObcB6 | 90 minutes Arena format tournament, time control 10 | 0

Jul
19
Sun
2020
Sunday Evening Rapid @ ECF Online
Jul 19 @ 7:30 pm

On Chess.com | https://www.chess.com/live#t=1326559 | 4 round Swiss tournament, time control 15 | 0

Jul
20
Mon
2020
Monday Afternoon World Chess Day Blitz @ ECF Online
Jul 20 @ 2:00 pm

On lichess.org | https://lichess.org/swiss/JtdubI2M | 7 round Swiss format | time control 5 | 2

Monday Evening World Chess Day Blitz Prize Marathon @ ECF Online
Jul 20 @ 2:00 pm

On Chess.com – ECF Open Club | https://www.chess.com/live#r=262594 | 4 hour Arena format marathon | time control 5 minutes

Jul
21
Tue
2020
WWCC U150 Online Championship @ lichess.org
Jul 21 @ 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
Jul 21 @ 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

Jul
22
Wed
2020
Wednesday Evening Blitz @ ECF Online
Jul 22 @ 8:00 pm

On lichess.org | https://lichess.org/swiss/MBDVL73B | 9 round Swiss format | time control 3 | 2

Jul
23
Thu
2020
Thursday Afternoon Slow Blitz @ ECF Online
Jul 23 @ 2:00 pm

On Chess.com | TBC | 90 minutes Arena format, time control 10 | 0

Jul
25
Sat
2020
Kingston Rapidplay – CANCELLED @ Richard Mayo Centre Kingston United Reformed Church Eden Street Kingston
Jul 25 @ 10:30 am – 6:00 pm
Online Counties Championships – Round 5
Jul 25 @ 6:30 pm
Jul
27
Mon
2020
Monday Afternoon Blitz @ ECF Online
Jul 27 @ 2:00 pm

On lichess.org | https://lichess.org/swiss/KhzurJBW | 7 round Swiss format | time control 5 | 2