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! 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 August 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 …

Jun
13
Sat
2020
Counties Championship Semi Finals – POSTPONED
Jun 13 all-day

*** This event has been postponed, but will be re-arranged as soon as the Covid-19 health concerns allow ***

Hampstead FIDE Chess Congress @ Henderson Court Resource Centre, 102 Fitzjohn's Avenue, Hampstead
Jun 13 @ 10:30 am – Jun 14 @ 5:30 pm

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

Jun
14
Sun
2020
North London Schools Summer Grand Prix #1 @ Bishop Douglass School Hamilton Road London
Jun 14 @ 9:45 am – 4:30 pm

Contact: Angela Eyton Email: angelaeyton@aol.com [MAP] The North London Summer Grand Prix is a series of four graded events open to all chess players U7, U9, U11, U13. Best three scores from the four events will count for the final Grand Prix standings. Each event awards trophies for 4.5 points or more and to the highest placed boy and girl, second place and runners up. Gold award 3-4 points, Silver award 2-2.5 points, Bronze award 0-1.5 points | Entry form

Richmond Rapidplay @ Orleans Park School, Richmond Road, Twickenham
Jun 14 @ 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

North East Individual Championships – POSTPONED @ Forest Hall Ex-Servicemen's Institute, 26 Crescent Way North, Newcastle upon Tyne
Jun 14 @ 10:30 am – 7:30 pm

All rounds of the North East Individual Championships will be rearranged after the public health situation re: Coronavirus improves


Contact: Tim Wall Email: timpeterwall@gmail.com Web: http://foresthallchess.org.uk/ [MAP] Three 6-round Swiss tournaments – Open, Major (Under 1975 FIDE / 170 ECF), Minor (Under 1700 FIDE / 140 ECF). Open to all players born in, or resident in, Northumberland, Tyne & Wear, Durham and Cleveland. Rounds to be played at the same venue on 3 Sundays in Spring 2020, 2 rounds per day. Round times: 10:30am-2:30pm, 3:30pm-7:30pm.
Time limit: All moves in 90 minutes, plus 30 seconds increment per move. All games will be FIDE-rated (Players will need to be ECF Gold members). There will be a combination of cash and non-cash prizes, to be announced in June 2019.
The winner of each section will additionally be awarded a trophy and receive a medal. There will be additional prizes for Best Rating Performance (compared to published grade/rating), Best Junior (Under 18) and Best Female Player in each tournament | Entry form

4 Way Chess Tournament @ St Michael & All Angels Church, The Drift, Martlesham Heath
Jun 14 @ 12:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Contact: Dagne Ciuksyte Email: mjchessclub@gmail.com Web: http://www.dagnechess.co.uk [MAP] ‘4 Way Chess’ is a fun version of standard chess played on a special chessboard by four players. Normal chess rules apply | Entry form

Jun
15
Mon
2020
CCF Cup 2020 @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey
Jun 15 @ 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

Jun
16
Tue
2020
Muswell Hill FIDE Rapid – POSTPONED @ The Clissold Arms, 105 Fortis Green, London
Jun 16 @ 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

Jun
17
Wed
2020
Uxbridge – British Bangla CA @ Online
Jun 17 @ 7:30 pm

Contact: Nigel Colter Email: nigelcolter@yahoo.co.uk URL: https://lichess.org/
Friendly inter-club online match, standardplay, 45 minutes, increment 10 seconds

Wednesday Evening Blitz @ ECF Online
Jun 17 @ 8:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Towers Email: nigel.towers@englishchess.org.uk
On lichess.org | https://lichess.org/swiss/pdXeBOXI | 9 round Swiss format | time control 3 | 2

Jun
18
Thu
2020
Thursday Evening Slow Blitz @ ECF Online
Jun 18 @ 2:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Towers Email: nigel.towers@englishchess.org.uk
On Chess.com | https://www.chess.com/live#r=217380 | 90 minute Arena format | time control 10|0

Chess England Blitz @ Tornelo
Jun 18 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

£5.00 / 7 rounds; 10 Minute Per Player Blitz; Tornelo [Zoom Required]

Jun
20
Sat
2020
79th Internet-based FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar @ Online
Jun 20 – Jun 21 all-day
Hampstead Congress @ Online
Jun 20 @ 10:00 am – Jun 21 @ 5:00 pm

Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com
£30.00; 60+10 Classical, 5 rounds; Tornelo [Zoom Required]

Poplar Rapid Chess Tournament – CANCELLED @ St.Nicholas Church Hall, Ettrick Street, Poplar, London
Jun 20 @ 10:30 am – 6:00 pm
English Chess Challenge Semi-Final @ Chipstead Valley Primary School Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey
Jun 20 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: Daniel Gliddon Email: chess@ccfworld.com Web: http://www.englishchesschallenge.co.uk/ [MAP] Age group (and gender specific) semi-finals for primary school aged players who have qualified from the opening round of the 2020 English Chess Challenge

Online Counties Championships – Round 2
Jun 20 @ 6:30 pm
Jun
22
Mon
2020
CCF Cup 2020 @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey
Jun 22 @ 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

Jun
24
Wed
2020
Cumbria Chess Online Swiss 01 @ Online
Jun 24 @ 6:30 pm

5 round Swiss online tournament. 2 games per round. One round on Wednesday evenings until 22/7/20. Cumbria Chess members only.

Wednesday Evening Blitz @ ECF Online
Jun 24 @ 8:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Towers Email: nigel.towers@englishchess.org.uk
On lichess.org | https://lichess.org/swiss/zqFQQpWf | 9 round Swiss format | time control 3 | 2

Jun
25
Thu
2020
Thursday Evening Slow Blitz @ ECF Online
Jun 25 @ 2:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Towers Email: nigel.towers@englishchess.org.uk
On Chess.com | https://www.chess.com/live#r=230795 | 90 minute Arena format | time control 10|0

Jun
26
Fri
2020
National Online Club Championships @ ECF Online
Jun 26 – Jun 28 all-day

A chance for your club to win a national title! A five-round Swiss, six-board tournament (maximum of 12 players per team), played on the Lichess platform and managed through the ECF’s LMS. Rules for the competition can be found here and the entry form here. Entries close at midnight on Sunday 21st June. Sections to be determined following entry closure. £10 per team entry fee. Informal enquiries to the Championship Controller Stephen Greep at sjgreep@gmail.com

10th Whitby Chess Congress – CANCELLED @ Whitby Conservative Club, Upgang Lane, Whitby
Jun 26 @ 7:00 pm – Jun 28 @ 6:00 pm

CANCELLED due to the Covid-19 pandemic. All enquiries as below —
Contact: Noel Boustred Email: noelschess@gmail.com Web: http://www.noelschess.weebly.com [MAP]

Friday Evening Rapid @ ECF Online
Jun 26 @ 8:00 pm

On Chess.com | https://www.chess.com/live#r=243942 | 90 minutes Arena format tournament, time control 15 | 0

Jun
27
Sat
2020
79th Internet-based FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar @ Online
Jun 27 – Jun 28 all-day