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 …

Jan
15
Fri
2021
4th 4NCL Online Congress @ Lichess.org
Jan 15 @ 7:00 pm – Jan 17 @ 5:00 pm

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

Jan
17
Sun
2021
Winter Cup Challenge Qualifier 1 @ Lichess.org
Jan 17 @ 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.

Jan
21
Thu
2021
4NCL Junior Online Season 3 Round 1 @ Lichess.org
Jan 21 all-day

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

Jan
23
Sat
2021
SCCU Online Members 1675 Team Championship R5 @ Lichess.org
Jan 23 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Contact: Mark Murrell Email: mramurrell@blueyonder.co.uk Web: https://ecflms.org.uk/lms/node/63543/home
Regional online slow play team average rated (2050) Saturday afternoon match competition for Member Organisations of Southern Counties Chess Union for in-county players and junior players of all abilities. Player registration at https://form.jotform.com/203114537645048

SCCU Online Members 2050 Team Championship R5 @ Lichess.org
Jan 23 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Contact: Mark Murrell Email: mramurrell@blueyonder.co.uk Web: https://ecflms.org.uk/lms/node/63543/home
Regional online slow play team average rated (2050) Saturday afternoon match competition for Member Organisations of Southern Counties Chess Union for in-county players and junior players of all abilities. Player registration at https://form.jotform.com/203114537645048

Jan
24
Sun
2021
Cornwall Online Winter Congress @ Lichess.org
Jan 24 @ 1:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Contact: Ian George Email: 3a.roskear@gmail.com Web: http://www.cornwallchess.org.uk/index.htm
Open to anyone with a past or present connection with Cornwall. Holidays don’t count. Single section; if entry 18 or more, graded sections, 5 rounds | Info

Jan
25
Mon
2021
MCA Online 2020/21 @ Lichess.org
Jan 25 @ 7:30 pm – 11:45 pm
Jan
26
Tue
2021
4NCL Online Season 3 Round 1 @ Lichess.org
Jan 26 all-day

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

Jan
28
Thu
2021
9th ECF Rapid Arena @ Lichess.org
Jan 28 @ 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

Watford Junior Online New Year Rapidplay @ Lichess.org
Jan 28 @ 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.

Jan
30
Sat
2021
South of England Junior Chess Congress @ Yateley Manor School 51 Reading Road Yateley
Jan 30 @ 9:30 am – Jan 31 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: Amy Grieve Email: amy@southofenglandjunior.com Web: http://www.southofenglandjunior.com [MAP]
Prestigious annual junior chess event, with age sections from U7 to U15. Cash, trophy and medal prizes. Opportunity to qualify for the England squad (U11 section only)

Jan
31
Sun
2021
Winter Cup Challenge Qualifier 2 @ Lichess.org
Jan 31 @ 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.

Coventry Chess Club Rapidplay – CANCELLED @ Massey Ferguson Social Club, Broad Lane, Coventry CV5 7NL
Jan 31 @ 10:30 am – 6:30 pm
Feb
1
Mon
2021
Essex Online Blitz 1 @ Lichess.org
Feb 1 @ 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.

Feb
2
Tue
2021
4NCL Online Spring Congress @ Lichess.org
Feb 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

Feb
4
Thu
2021
4NCL Junior Online Season 3 Round 2 @ Lichess.org
Feb 4 all-day

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

Feb
8
Mon
2021
MCA Online 2020/21 @ Lichess.org
Feb 8 @ 7:30 pm – 11:45 pm
Feb
9
Tue
2021
4NCL Online Season 3 Round 2 @ Lichess.org
Feb 9 all-day

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

Feb
11
Thu
2021
7th ECF Blitz Arena @ Lichess.org
Feb 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 1800, Max 1600, Max 1400

Watford Junior Online New Year Rapidplay @ Lichess.org
Feb 11 @ 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
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