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 …

Mar
17
Wed
2021
London Online Chess League @ Tornelo
Mar 17 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

ECF Wednesday Evening Blitz @ Lichess.org
Mar 17 @ 8:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Towers Email: director.homechess@englishchess.org.uk Web: https://englishchessonline.org.uk/upcoming-club-events/
9 round Swiss tournament at 3|2 time control for ECF club members and will be ECF online rated.

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

ECF Thursday Afternoon Blitz @ Chess.com
Mar 18 @ 2:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Towers Email: director.homechess@englishchess.org.uk Web: https://englishchessonline.org.uk/upcoming-club-events/
7 round Swiss tournament at 5|2 time control for ECF club members and will be ECF online rated.

Mar
20
Sat
2021
Online Under 11 Schools Championships 2021 @ Chess.com
Mar 20 all-day

Contact: Julian Clissold Email: julian.clissold@englishchess.org.uk Website for details: https://www.englishchess.org.uk/Juniors/online-under-19-under-11-schools-championships-2021/
*** Please note that the Under 11 is invitation only at first, in order to make sure the number of entries does not exceed our capacity to run the event. Invited schools have been contacted anyway, but if you would like to register your interest in playing, please contact Julian Clissold before Monday, 8th March at julian.clissold@outlook.com

ECF Academy – Dynamic Structures Workshop @ Zoom
Mar 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:15 pm

Contact Pauline Whitehead Email: admin@ukchess.co.uk | Dynamic Structures – IM Workshop – Zoom (lu.ma)
IM Adam Hunt and WFM Sarah Longson

YJCA Grand Prix Elite Event and Plate Competition @ Tornelo & Lichess
Mar 20 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Contact: John Hipshon Email: jr.hipshon@ntlworld.com Web: http://www.yorkshirejuniorchess.org/
Elite Tournament – Qualifiers only (qualifiers have been notified); Plate Tournament – any other player who has played in the Grand Prix.

ECF Academy – Grandmaster Strategy Workshop @ Zoom
Mar 20 @ 2:00 pm – 4:15 pm

Contact Pauline Whitehead Email: admin@ukchess.co.uk | Grandmaster Strategy – Workshop – Zoom (lu.ma)
GM John Emms and WFM Sarah Longson

ECF Saturday Evening Rapid @ Lichess.org
Mar 20 @ 8:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Towers Email: director.homechess@englishchess.org.uk Web: https://englishchessonline.org.uk/upcoming-club-events/
90 minute arena tournament on Lichess.org at 10|2 time control for ECF club members and will be ECF online rated.

Mar
21
Sun
2021
ECF Online Rapid Grand Prix 2021 @ Lichess.org
Mar 21 @ 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.

ECF Sunday Evening Rapid @ Chess.com
Mar 21 @ 8:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Towers Email: director.homechess@englishchess.org.uk Web: https://englishchessonline.org.uk/upcoming-club-events/
4 or 5 round Swiss tournament at 10|2 time control for ECF club members and will be ECF online rated.

Mar
22
Mon
2021
ECF Monday Afternoon Blitz @ Lichess.org
Mar 22 @ 2:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Towers Email: director.homechess@englishchess.org.uk Web: https://englishchessonline.org.uk/upcoming-club-events/
7 round Swiss tournament at 5|2 time control for ECF club members and will be ECF online rated.

Guildford Monday Evening 4 @ Lichess.org
Mar 22 @ 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

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
24
Wed
2021
London Online Chess League @ Tornelo
Mar 24 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

ECF Wednesday Evening Blitz @ Lichess.org
Mar 24 @ 8:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Towers Email: director.homechess@englishchess.org.uk Web: https://englishchessonline.org.uk/upcoming-club-events/
9 round Swiss tournament at 3|2 time control for ECF club members and will be ECF online rated.

Mar
25
Thu
2021
ECF Thursday Afternoon Blitz @ Chess.com
Mar 25 @ 2:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Towers Email: director.homechess@englishchess.org.uk Web: https://englishchessonline.org.uk/upcoming-club-events/
7 round Swiss tournament at 5|2 time control for ECF club members and will be ECF online rated.

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
26
Fri
2021
6th 4NCL Online Congress @ Lichess.org
Mar 26 @ 7:00 pm – Mar 28 @ 5:00 pm

Contact: Mike Truran Email: mike@truranfamily.co.uk Web: https://www.4ncl.co.uk/fide/online/arrangements_6.htm
Sections: Open, Under 2000, Under 1700, Under 1400, Improvers (Under 1100)

Mar
27
Sat
2021
ECF Academy – Grandmaster Strategy Workshop – ‘Pinful Dilemma’ @ Zoom
Mar 27 @ 2:00 pm – 4:15 pm

Contact Pauline Whitehead Email: admin@ukchess.co.uk | A Pinful Dilemma – GM Workshop with Danny King – Zoom (lu.ma)
GM John Emms and WFM Sarah Longson

ECF Saturday Evening Rapid @ Lichess.org
Mar 27 @ 8:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Towers Email: director.homechess@englishchess.org.uk Web: https://englishchessonline.org.uk/upcoming-club-events/
90 minute arena tournament on Lichess.org at 10|2 time control for ECF club members and will be ECF online rated.

Mar
28
Sun
2021
ECF Sunday Evening Rapid @ Chess.com
Mar 28 @ 8:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Towers Email: director.homechess@englishchess.org.uk Web: https://englishchessonline.org.uk/upcoming-club-events/
4 or 5 round Swiss tournament at 10|2 time control for ECF club members and will be ECF online rated.

Mar
29
Mon
2021
ECF Monday Afternoon Blitz @ Lichess.org
Mar 29 @ 2:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Towers Email: director.homechess@englishchess.org.uk Web: https://englishchessonline.org.uk/upcoming-club-events/
7 round Swiss tournament at 5|2 time control for ECF club members and will be ECF online rated.

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.