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 …

Mar
17
Tue
2020
Muswell Hill FIDE Rapid @ The Clissold Arms, 105 Fortis Green, London
Mar 17 @ 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

Mar
21
Sat
2020
7th West London Junior Chess Championships @ St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School Cadogan Street London
Mar 21 @ 9:15 am – 4:30 pm

Contact: Tony Niccoli Email: tonyniccolichess@gmail.com [MAP]
Junior only rapidplay event with under 11, 9 and 7 sections. Limited to 90 players and always fills up so please enter in advance! | Entry form

45th Nottingham Congress – CANCELLED @ Nottingham High School, Waverley Mount, Nottingham
Mar 21 @ 10:00 am – Mar 22 @ 5:45 pm

*** This event has been cancelled ***
See the Notts Chess website for details – https://www.nottschess.org/

Kingston Rapidplay @ Richard Mayo Centre Kingston United Reformed Church Eden Street Kingston
Mar 21 @ 10:30 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Edward Mospan Email: kingstonchessrapidplay@gmail.com Web: https://www.kingstonchessrapidplay.co.uk [MAP]
Three sections FIDE-rated and ECF graded. GROUP A – OPEN; GROUP B – ECF UNDER 160 (FIDE 1900); GROUP C – ECF UNDER 120 (FIDE 1600). 25 minutes per player per game, with the addition of 5 seconds a move throughout

English Primary Schools’ Chess Association U11 Girls Final @ Cheney School, Cheney Lane, Oxford
Mar 21 @ 11:45 am – 5:45 pm

Contact: Nigel Dennis Email: nigelwdennis@btinternet.com Web: https://www.epsca.org.uk/ [MAP]
For associations affiliated to EPSCA

Mar
22
Sun
2020
North East League Round 5 – POSTPONED @ Leam Lane WMC, Fewster Square, Leam Lane, Gateshead TBC
Mar 22 @ 2:30 pm – 6:30 pm

The final round of the league will be rearranged after the public health situation re: Coronavirus improves


Contact: Tim Wall Email: timpeterwall@gmail.com Web: http://foresthallchess.org.uk [MAP]
6 teams of 5 players each. The League will be all-play-all. Five rounds, each on a Sunday from October to February. Matches start 2:30pm, finish 6:30pm. 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) Teams will receive a total of 1 extra bonus game point per match if they include a minimum of a) 1 junior player under 18 years old; and additionally b) one male and one female player. (Each category will give 0.5 bonus points) The winning team will be awarded a trophy and receive medals, and there will be medals for the best individual performances | Entry form

Mar
25
Wed
2020
1st Online Jurassic Blitz Chess Arena @ lichess.org
Mar 25 @ 6:45 pm – 9:15 pm

Contact: Paul Hampton Email: Web: http://seatonchessclub.co.uk
Blitz Chess Arena to be held ONLINE at lichess.org. Rate of play: 7 min + 3 sec increment per player for all moves. Playing Period: 6.45pm – 9.15pm. Free to register and enter. 1st Prize: an immortal place in the Seaton Chess Club Hall of Fame!
Lichess arena rules apply – see entry form | Entry form

Mar
26
Thu
2020
Thursday Afternoon Blitz @ ECF Online
Mar 26 @ 2:00 pm
Mar
27
Fri
2020
Friday Evening Slow Blitz @ ECF Online
Mar 27 @ 8:00 pm

On Chess.com – https://www.chess.com/live#r=173392 | 90 minutes Arena format tournament, time control 10 | 0
ECF Online rated
https://www.chess.com/club/english-chess-federation-members

Mar
28
Sat
2020
4NCL Weekend 4 | Rounds 7-8
Mar 28 – Mar 29 all-day

*** This event has been postponed, but will be re-arranged as soon as the Covid-19 health concerns allow ***
Divisions 1 & 2 Mercure Daventry Court
Division 3 North Holiday Inn South Normanton

Poplar Rapid Chess Tournament @ St.Nicholas Church Hall, Ettrick Street, Poplar, London
Mar 28 @ 10:30 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Norman Went Email: DocklandsChess@yahoo.co.uk Web: http://www.spanglefish.com/docklandschessclub [MAP]
6 rounds, 2 sections. FIDE-rated Major Under 2000 and Minor ECF graded Under 130. 25 minutes with 5 second increment from the beginning | Entry form

English Primary Schools’ Chess Association U11 Final – CANCELLED @ Grace Academy, Chapelhouse Road, Solihull
Mar 28 @ 11:45 am – 5:00 pm

*** This event has sadly been cancelled due to current health concerns and the Coronavirus outbreak ***

Champions’ League Chess Kent Zone – 2nd Leg @ Unicorn Primary School Creswell Drive Beckenham
Mar 28 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Contact: Daniel Gliddon Email: chess@ccfworld.com Web: https://www.ccfworld.com/Chess/Results/2020-03-28_CLC_K.htm [MAP]
Primary School (FIDE-rated & ECF graded) Team tournament. This is the 2nd Leg of 2 rounds of qualifying for the Summer Term Final

Saturday Evening Blitz @ ECF Online
Mar 28 @ 8:00 pm

On lichess.org – https://lichess.org/tournament/x9B3MQcY  | 90 minutes Arena format tournament, time control 10 | 0
ECF Online rated
https://lichess.org/team/english-chess-players

Mar
29
Sun
2020
BJCA’S UKCC Qualifier @ Richards Hall The Abbey Senior School 17 Kendrick Road Reading
Mar 29 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Contact: Nidhi Gogia Email: gogia_nidhi@yahoo.co.uk Web: http://www.bjca.org.uk/ [MAP]
7 ECF graded rapid rounds as UKCC Qualifier for U9/U11 age groups. Trophies for 1st, 2nd and 3rd in each age group. Open section for children who do not need qualification or who have already qualified. Cash prizes

Champions’ League Chess Middlesex & the Rest Zone – 2nd Leg @ Unicorn Primary School Creswell Drive Beckenham
Mar 29 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Contact: Daniel Gliddon Email: chess@ccfworld.com Web: https://www.ccfworld.com/Chess/Results/2019-11-17_CLC_M.htm [MAP]
Primary School (FIDE-rated & ECF graded) Team tournament. This is the 2nd Leg of 2 rounds of qualifying for the Summer Term Final

8th Blitz Chess Tournament @ Chess & Bridge Shop, 44 Baker Street, London
Mar 29 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Contact: Joao Email: cbstaff.joao@gmail.com | Web [MAP]
All ages and levels welcome. £10 entry fee. Time control – 10 min per game (no increments). Players will play a minimum of 6 games or maximum of 9 games. Prizes for all participants

Sunday Evening Rapid @ ECF Online
Mar 29 @ 7:30 pm

On Chess.com – https://www.chess.com/live#t=1166677 | 3 round Swiss tournament, time control 15 | 10
ECF Online rated
https://www.chess.com/club/english-chess-federation-members

Apr
1
Wed
2020
Wednesday Evening Blitz @ ECF Online
Apr 1 @ 7:30 pm
Apr
2
Thu
2020
Thursday Afternoon Blitz @ ECF Online
Apr 2 @ 2:00 pm

On Chess.com – URL to follow | Time control 15|10
ECF Online rated
https://www.chess.com/club/english-chess-federation-members

Hendon Blitz @ Golders Green Unitarians Church, 31½ Hoop Lane, Golders Green
Apr 2 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Web: http://www.hendonchessclub.com/blitz [MAP]
10 minute blitz tournament of 6 rounds rated by FIDE

Apr
3
Fri
2020
Friday Evening Slow Blitz @ Online
Apr 3 @ 8:00 pm

On Chess.com – URL to follow | Time control 10 | 0
https://www.chess.com/club/english-chess-federation-members

Apr
4
Sat
2020
4NCL Weekend 4 | Rounds 7-8 – POSTPONED
Apr 4 – Apr 5 all-day

*** This event has been postponed, but will be re-arranged as soon as the Covid-19 health concerns allow ***
Divisions 3 South & 4 South Mercure Daventry Court

ECF National Schools Girls’ Finals @ St Catherine’s School, Station Road, Bramley
Apr 4 – Apr 5 all-day

Contact: Andrew Martin Email: a.martin2007@yahoo.co.uk [MAP]
Finals – all play all sections of eight teams. U19 and U11 sections

Saturday Evening Blitz @ Online
Apr 4 @ 8:00 pm

On lichess.org – URL to follow | Time control 10 | 0
https://lichess.org/team/english-chess-players