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 …

Feb
13
Sat
2021
Hampstead Online Congress @ Tornelo
Feb 13 @ 10:00 am – Feb 14 @ 5:00 pm

Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Web: https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/chess-england/
We will be giving eBooks, Chessable Pro subs and videos as prizes. I’m also giving a hard copy of Arkell’s Endings to the winner of the best endgame that weekend!

Feb
14
Sun
2021
Winter Cup Challenge Qualifier 3 @ Lichess.org
Feb 14 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Tony Niccoli Email: tonyniccolichess@gmail.com Web: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chess-junior-masters-tickets-136194823383
Junior Master Series – Winter Cup Challenge Qualifier. Qualification event for the Winter Cup Final on 28 February.

Feb
16
Tue
2021
4NCL Online Spring Congress @ Lichess.org
Feb 16 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Contact: Mike Truran Email: mike@truranfamily.co.uk Web: http://www.4ncl.co.uk/
Sections: Open, Under 2000, Under 1700, Under 1400
http://www.4ncl.co.uk/fide/online/arrangements_spring21.htm

Feb
17
Wed
2021
Northumbria Masters – rescheduled @ N/A
Feb 17 – Feb 21 all-day
Feb
18
Thu
2021
4NCL Junior Online Season 3 Round 3 @ Lichess.org
Feb 18 all-day

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

Feb
22
Mon
2021
MCA Online 2020/21 @ Lichess.org
Feb 22 @ 7:30 pm – 11:45 pm
Feb
23
Tue
2021
4NCL Online Season 3 Round 3 @ Lichess.org
Feb 23 all-day

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

Feb
25
Thu
2021
4th ECF Bullet Arena @ Lichess.org
Feb 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Contact: Alex Holowczak Email: director.juniorchess@englishchess.org.uk Web: https://lichess.org/team/england-juniors/tournaments
For players born 2003 or later (01/01) Time limit 2+0 Sections –  Open, Max 1800, Max 1600, Max 1400

Watford Junior Online New Year Rapidplay @ Lichess.org
Feb 25 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: Roger Lancaster Email: watfordjuniorchess@gmail.com Web: https://watfordchessclub.org/
5 round Swiss rapidplay [10′ + 5″] with rounds played on 7, 14 and 28 January and 11 and 25 February [Thursday evenings]. Restricted to junior members of Watford Chess Club.

Feb
26
Fri
2021
46th East Devon Chess Congress @ Exeter Corn Exchange, Market Street, Exeter
Feb 26 @ 6:45 pm – Feb 28 @ 7:30 pm

Contact: Dr Tim Paulden Email: timpaulden@gmail.com Web: http://www.eastdevonchesscongress.com [MAP]
One of the most popular Congresses in the South West (160+ entrants in 2020), hosted at an excellent venue in Exeter City Centre, close to railway stations, car parks, and accommodation. The tournament leaflet and online entry form will be released during Summer 2020, and will be made available via our website

Feb
27
Sat
2021
Yorkshire Junior Grand Prix Event 5 @ Lichess.org
Feb 27 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Contact: John Hipshon Email: jr.hipshon@ntlworld.com Web: http://www.yorkshirejuniorchess.org/
Three sections – Major (any player); Intermediate (below 90 ECF); Starter (below 30 ECF)
Prizes in all three sections. Entry fee of £15 covers all events.

Feb
28
Sun
2021
Winter Cup Challenge Final @ Lichess.org
Feb 28 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Tony Niccoli Email: tonyniccolichess@gmail.com Web: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chess-junior-masters-tickets-136194823383
Junior Master Series – Winter Cup Challenge Final. Qualification required from events on January 17, 31 or February 14.

Mar
2
Tue
2021
4NCL Online Spring Congress @ Lichess.org
Mar 2 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Contact: Mike Truran Email: mike@truranfamily.co.uk Web: http://www.4ncl.co.uk/
Sections: Open, Under 2000, Under 1700, Under 1400
http://www.4ncl.co.uk/fide/online/arrangements_spring21.htm

Mar
4
Thu
2021
4NCL Junior Online Season 3 Round 4 @ Lichess.org
Mar 4 all-day

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

Mar
8
Mon
2021
MCA Online 2020/21 @ Lichess.org
Mar 8 @ 7:30 pm – 11:45 pm
Mar
9
Tue
2021
4NCL Online Season 3 Round 4 @ Lichess.org
Mar 9 all-day

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

Mar
11
Thu
2021
4th ECF Chess960 Blitz Arena @ Lichess.org
Mar 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Contact: Alex Holowczak Email: director.juniorchess@englishchess.org.uk Web: https://lichess.org/team/england-juniors/tournaments
For players born 2003 or later (01/01) Time limit 3+2 Sections –  Open, Max 1700, Max 1400

Essex Online Rapid @ Lichess.org
Mar 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Contact: Mark Murrell Email: mramurrell@blueyonder.co.uk Web: https://www.essexchess.org.uk/activities-2/essex-online-2020-21
Essex members only series of evening Swiss Rapid tournaments.

Mar
13
Sat
2021
Hampstead Online Congress @ Tornelo
Mar 13 @ 10:00 am – Mar 14 @ 5:00 pm

Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Web: https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/chess-england/
We will be giving eBooks, Chessable Pro subs and videos as prizes. I’m also giving a hard copy of Arkell’s Endings to the winner of the best endgame that weekend!

Mar
16
Tue
2021
4NCL Online Spring Congress @ Lichess.org
Mar 16 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Contact: Mike Truran Email: mike@truranfamily.co.uk Web: http://www.4ncl.co.uk/
Sections: Open, Under 2000, Under 1700, Under 1400
http://www.4ncl.co.uk/fide/online/arrangements_spring21.htm

Mar
18
Thu
2021
4NCL Junior Online Season 3 Round 5 @ Lichess.org
Mar 18 all-day

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

Mar
22
Mon
2021
MCA Online 2020/21 @ Lichess.org
Mar 22 @ 7:30 pm – 11:45 pm
Mar
23
Tue
2021
4NCL Online Season 3 Round 5 @ Lichess.org
Mar 23 all-day

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

Mar
25
Thu
2021
10th ECF Rapid Arena @ Lichess.org
Mar 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Contact: Alex Holowczak Email: director.juniorchess@englishchess.org.uk Web: https://lichess.org/team/england-juniors/tournaments
For players born 2003 or later (01/01) Time limit 10+5 Sections –  Open, Max 1800, Max 1600, Max 1400

Mar
29
Mon
2021
Essex Online Blitz 1 @ Lichess.org
Mar 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Contact: Mark Murrell Email: mramurrell@blueyonder.co.uk Web: https://www.essexchess.org.uk/activities-2/essex-online-2020-21
Essex members only series of Swiss Blitzes at varying time controls.