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 April 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 …

Dec
18
Fri
2020
British Online Chess Championships @ Chess.com
Dec 18 2020 – Jan 3 2021 all-day

Contact: Kevin Staveley Email: Web: https://www.englishchess.org.uk/british-online-chess-championships/
There will be separate Championships for Open, Women’s, Junior, Senior and Rating Limited player categories. The format is based on one week of qualifying events, followed by a week of finals for each Championship.

Dec
19
Sat
2020
Richmond Blitz Blast @ Orleans Park School Richmond Road Twickenham
Dec 19 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Contact: Paul McKeown Email: richmond_blitz@hotmail.com Web: http://www.rjcc.org.uk [MAP] Continuation of our popular FIDE rated blitz tournaments in 2020 | Entry form

ECF Saturday Evening Slow Blitz @ https://lichess.org/team/english-chess-players
Dec 19 @ 8:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Towers Email: nigel.towers@englishchess.org.uk Web: http://www.englishchessonline.org.uk/
90 minute Arena at 10 | 0
Events are ECF online rated. Events are open to ECF members or supporters who should join the Lichess/ECF English Players club – https://lichess.org/team/english-chess-players

Dec
20
Sun
2020
ECF Sunday Evening Rapid @ https://www.chess.com/club/english-chess-federation-members
Dec 20 @ 8:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Towers Email: nigel.towers@englishchess.org.uk Web: http://www.englishchessonline.org.uk/
4 rounds, 15 | 10 Swiss format
Events are ECF online rated. Events are open to ECF members or supporters who should join the Chess.com ECF members club with joining instructions here – https://englishchessonline.org.uk/joinus/

Dec
21
Mon
2020
ECF Monday Afternoon Blitz @ https://lichess.org/team/english-chess-players
Dec 21 @ 2:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Towers Email: nigel.towers@englishchess.org.uk Web: http://www.englishchessonline.org.uk/
7 round Swiss at 5 | 2
Events are ECF online rated. Events are open to ECF members or supporters who should join the Lichess/ECF English Players club – https://lichess.org/team/english-chess-players

Dec
23
Wed
2020
ECF Wednesday Evening Blitz @ https://lichess.org/team/english-chess-players
Dec 23 @ 8:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Towers Email: nigel.towers@englishchess.org.uk Web: http://www.englishchessonline.org.uk/
9 round Swiss at 3 | 2
Events are ECF online rated. Events are open to ECF members or supporters who should join the Lichess/ECF English Players club – https://lichess.org/team/english-chess-players

Dec
24
Thu
2020
ECF Christmas Junior Bullet Marathon @ Lichess.org
Dec 24 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Jan
7
Thu
2021
8th ECF Rapid Arena @ Lichess.org
Jan 7 @ 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 7 @ 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
9
Sat
2021
Hampstead Online Congress @ Tornelo
Jan 9 @ 10:00 am – Jan 10 @ 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!

Yorkshire Junior Grand Prix Event 4 @ Lichess.org
Jan 9 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Contact: John Hipshon Email: jr.hipshon@ntlworld.com Web: http://www.yorkshirejuniorchess.org/
Three sections – Major (any player); Intermediate (below 90 ECF); Starter (below 30 ECF)
Prizes in all three sections. Entry fee of £15 covers 4 events.

SCCU Online Members 1675 Team Championship R3 @ Lichess.org
Jan 9 @ 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 R3 @ Lichess.org
Jan 9 @ 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
10
Sun
2021
U12 Cheney OTB Tournament – POSTPONED @ Brighouse Building, Cheney School, Cheney Lane, Oxford OX3 7QH
Jan 10 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Jan
11
Mon
2021
Essex Online Rapid @ Lichess.org
Jan 11 @ 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 evening Swiss Rapid tournaments.

MCA Online 2020/21 @ Lichess.org
Jan 11 @ 7:30 pm – 11:45 pm
Jan
14
Thu
2021
1st ECF SuperBlitz Swiss @ Lichess.org
Jan 14 @ 6:00 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+0 Sections –  Open

Watford Junior Online New Year Rapidplay @ Lichess.org
Jan 14 @ 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
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
16
Sat
2021
SCCU Online Members 1675 Team Championship R4 @ Lichess.org
Jan 16 @ 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 R4 @ Lichess.org
Jan 16 @ 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
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
22
Fri
2021
Friday Evening Diamond Blitz @ Chess.com
Jan 22 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Contact: Nigel Towers Email: director.homechess@englishchess.org.uk Web: https://englishchessonline.org.uk/upcoming-club-events/
Friday Evening (Diamond) Slow Blitz @ ECF Online. 90 minutes Arena format tournament, time control 10 | 0

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