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 – 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 January 2021)

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 …

Apr
14
Wed
2021
London Online Chess League @ Tornelo
Apr 14 all-day
London Online Chess League @ Tornelo

Contact: John Sargent Email: secretary@londonchess.org.uk Web: http://www.londonchess.org.uk/
Season 2 is open to all UK-based chess clubs to enter! 11-week League with several divisions; games on Wednesday evenings played on Tornelo and broadcast via https://www.twitch.tv/jorosar

Apr
15
Thu
2021
4NCL Junior Online Season 3 Round 7 @ Lichess.org
Apr 15 all-day

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

Apr
18
Sun
2021
ECF Online Rapid Grand Prix 2021 @ Lichess.org
Apr 18 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Towers Email: director.homechess@englishchess.org.uk Web: https://www.englishchess.org.uk/2021-online-grand-prix-series/
The ECF Rapid Grand Prix consists of monthly Swiss and Arena tournaments on the third Sunday of each month from March to November 2021. The ECF will be publishing a leaderboard, which will be updated monthly, with prizes for the winners in a number of categories at the end of the events.

Apr
19
Mon
2021
Guildford Monday Evening 4 @ Lichess.org
Apr 19 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Contact: Mike Gunn Email: mikewxyz@gmail.com Web: http://www.guildfordchess.co.uk/
Online standard play (45+15) tournament for Guildford Club members

Apr
20
Tue
2021
4NCL Online Season 3 Round 7 @ Lichess.org
Apr 20 all-day

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

Apr
21
Wed
2021
London Online Chess League @ Tornelo
Apr 21 all-day
London Online Chess League @ Tornelo

Contact: John Sargent Email: secretary@londonchess.org.uk Web: http://www.londonchess.org.uk/
Season 2 is open to all UK-based chess clubs to enter! 11-week League with several divisions; games on Wednesday evenings played on Tornelo and broadcast via https://www.twitch.tv/jorosar

Apr
22
Thu
2021
11th ECF Rapid Arena @ Lichess.org
Apr 22 @ 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

Apr
23
Fri
2021
7th 4NCL Online Congress @ Lichess.org
Apr 23 @ 7:00 pm – Apr 25 @ 5:00 pm

Contact: Mike Truran Email: mike@truranfamily.co.uk Web: https://www.4ncl.co.uk/fide/online/arrangements_7.htm
Sections: Open, Under 2000, Under 1700, Under 1400, Improvers (Under 1100)

Apr
24
Sat
2021
Yorkshire Junior Chess Association Championships @ Tornelo
Apr 24 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Contact: John Hipshon Email: jr.hipshon@ntlworld.com Web: http://www.yorkshirejuniorchess.org/
Prizes: Winner; Top player from Yorkshire; Top Girl; U18; U14; U12; U10; U8. £5.00 entry fee.

Apr
25
Sun
2021
U12 OTB Junior Tournament @ Brighouse Building, Cheney School, Cheney Lane, Oxford OX3 7QH
Apr 25 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Apr
26
Mon
2021
Essex Online Championship 2021 Open @ Lichess.org
Apr 26 @ 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, online Championships (rating limited sections according to entry) 5 round Swiss with fortnightly rounds.

Guildford Monday Evening 4 @ Lichess.org
Apr 26 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Contact: Mike Gunn Email: mikewxyz@gmail.com Web: http://www.guildfordchess.co.uk/
Online standard play (45+15) tournament for Guildford Club members

Apr
27
Tue
2021
4NCL Online Spring Congress @ Lichess.org
Apr 27 @ 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

North East Online League Season 3 @ Tornelo
Apr 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Contact: Tim Wall Email: timpeterwall@gmail.com Website: https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/northumbria-chess-masters
Open to teams of 4 players based in Northumberland, Tyne & Wear, Durham and Cleveland, and matches take place on alternate Tuesdays at 7:30pm during each season. Games are played on Tornelo.com, with a time control of 45 minutes plus 15 seconds per move.

Apr
28
Wed
2021
London Online Chess League @ Tornelo
Apr 28 all-day
London Online Chess League @ Tornelo

Contact: John Sargent Email: secretary@londonchess.org.uk Web: http://www.londonchess.org.uk/
Season 2 is open to all UK-based chess clubs to enter! 11-week League with several divisions; games on Wednesday evenings played on Tornelo and broadcast via https://www.twitch.tv/jorosar

Apr
29
Thu
2021
4NCL Junior Online Season 3 Semi-Finals @ Lichess.org
Apr 29 all-day

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

8th ECF Blitz Arena @ Lichess.org
Apr 29 @ 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 1800, Max 1600, Max 1400

May
2
Sun
2021
ECF Online Blitz Grand Prix 2021 @ Lichess.org
May 2 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Towers Email: director.homechess@englishchess.org.uk Web: https://www.englishchess.org.uk/2021-online-grand-prix-series/
The ECF Blitz Grand Prix consists of monthly Swiss and Arena tournaments on the first Sunday of each month from March to November 2021. The ECF will be publishing a leaderboard, which will be updated monthly, with prizes for the winners in a number of categories at the end of the events.

May
3
Mon
2021
Guildford Monday Evening 4 @ Lichess.org
May 3 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Contact: Mike Gunn Email: mikewxyz@gmail.com Web: http://www.guildfordchess.co.uk/
Online standard play (45+15) tournament for Guildford Club members

May
4
Tue
2021
4NCL Online Season 3 Semi-Finals @ Lichess.org
May 4 all-day

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

May
5
Wed
2021
London Online Chess League @ Tornelo
May 5 all-day
London Online Chess League @ Tornelo

Contact: John Sargent Email: secretary@londonchess.org.uk Web: http://www.londonchess.org.uk/
Season 2 is open to all UK-based chess clubs to enter! 11-week League with several divisions; games on Wednesday evenings played on Tornelo and broadcast via https://www.twitch.tv/jorosar

May
6
Thu
2021
5th ECF Bullet Arena @ Lichess.org
May 6 @ 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

May
8
Sat
2021
3rd Weekend Chess Masterclass @ on Zoom & Tornelo
May 8 @ 10:00 am – May 9 @ 5:15 pm

Contact: Tim Wall Email: timpeterwall@gmail.com Web: https://www.facebook.com/UKChessMasterclasses
NOW OPEN TO PLAYERS OF ALL AGES! Interactive chess coaching delivered online by experienced trainers GM Glenn Flear (England), GM Alexander Raetsky (Russia); IM Andrew Martin (England); FM Tim Wall (England). Eight hours of lessons, plus Queen’s Gambit thematic training tournament, preparation exercises and individual post-course feedback. Separate classes for juniors (Under 18) and adult students – up to 12 students per class. Participants should have a FIDE or National/Estimated Rating of 1000-2200 | Entry form

May
10
Mon
2021
Essex Online Championship 2021 Open @ Lichess.org
May 10 @ 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, online Championships (rating limited sections according to entry) 5 round Swiss with fortnightly rounds.

Guildford Monday Evening 4 @ Lichess.org
May 10 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Contact: Mike Gunn Email: mikewxyz@gmail.com Web: http://www.guildfordchess.co.uk/
Online standard play (45+15) tournament for Guildford Club members

May
11
Tue
2021
North East Online League Season 3 @ Tornelo
May 11 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Contact: Tim Wall Email: timpeterwall@gmail.com Website: https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/northumbria-chess-masters
Open to teams of 4 players based in Northumberland, Tyne & Wear, Durham and Cleveland, and matches take place on alternate Tuesdays at 7:30pm during each season. Games are played on Tornelo.com, with a time control of 45 minutes plus 15 seconds per move.

May
12
Wed
2021
London Online Chess League @ Tornelo
May 12 all-day
London Online Chess League @ Tornelo

Contact: John Sargent Email: secretary@londonchess.org.uk Web: http://www.londonchess.org.uk/
Season 2 is open to all UK-based chess clubs to enter! 11-week League with several divisions; games on Wednesday evenings played on Tornelo and broadcast via https://www.twitch.tv/jorosar

May
13
Thu
2021
4NCL Junior Online Season 3 Finals @ Lichess.org
May 13 all-day

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

12th ECF Rapid Arena @ Lichess.org
May 13 @ 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

May
16
Sun
2021
ECF Online Rapid Grand Prix 2021 @ Lichess.org
May 16 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Towers Email: director.homechess@englishchess.org.uk Web: https://www.englishchess.org.uk/2021-online-grand-prix-series/
The ECF Rapid Grand Prix consists of monthly Swiss and Arena tournaments on the third Sunday of each month from March to November 2021. The ECF will be publishing a leaderboard, which will be updated monthly, with prizes for the winners in a number of categories at the end of the events.