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 …

May
21
Fri
2021
WCS UK Blitz Championship 2021 @ Lichess.org
May 21 @ 4:45 pm – 6:15 pm

Contact: Mohammed Khan Email: mkhan261@hotmail.com Web: https://lichess.org/swiss/V8XoV9L1
3+0 Blitz, 11 rounds Swiss

May
24
Mon
2021
Essex Online Championship 2021 Open @ Lichess.org
May 24 @ 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.

CCF Internal Club Championship May 2021 @ Coulsdon Chess Fellowship 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey CR5 3BA
May 24 @ 7:30 pm – 11:45 pm

Contact: Daniel Gliddon Email: chess@ccfworld.com [MAP] CCF internal club championship for May 2021

Guildford Monday Evening 4 @ Lichess.org
May 24 @ 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
25
Tue
2021
North East Online League Season 3 @ Tornelo
May 25 @ 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
29
Sat
2021
Over The Board Returns! @ Cheney School, Cheney Lane, Oxford OX3 7QH
May 29 – May 30 all-day

Contact: Wadih Khoury Email: wadih.khoury@wanadoo.fr Web: https://tinyurl.com/4m64mr23 [MAP] Over the board Standard (60+30) event, limited to Under 18 players, in line with the law and government guidance.

May
30
Sun
2021
ECF Chess for all Festival @ Chess.com
May 30 – Jun 4 all-day

COntact: Nigel Towers Email: nigel.towers@englishchess.org.uk Web: https://www.englishchess.org.uk/chess-for-all-festival-checkmate-covid-the-rematch/
Chess for All Festival entrants will be divided into Beginners and Improvers. As a rough guide, those with no Chess.com rating or under 1000 should register for the Beginners Club, and those from 1000 to 1500 the Improvers Club.

Junior Master Series @ Lichess.org
May 30 all-day

Contact: Tony Niccoli Email: tonyniccolichess@gmail.com Web: http://www.juniormasterseries.com
Summer Cup challenge qualifier. Qualification event for the Summer Cup finals on 30th May – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chess-junior-masters-tickets-136194823383

May
31
Mon
2021
Guildford Monday Evening 4 @ Lichess.org
May 31 @ 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

Jun
1
Tue
2021
May Half Term Chess Training @ Online
Jun 1 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

90 minutes coaching in small groups with experienced trainers including one former and one current England Junior. Three training games against opposition of similar strength. For beginner to 1900 ECF (160 with old grades) | Flyer

Jun
3
Thu
2021
Surrey Kings Junior Tournament @ Ongar Place Primary School, Milton Road, Addlestone Surrey KT15 1NY
Jun 3 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Contact: Mark Josse Email: mark.josse@surreykings.com Web: http://www.surreykings.com/ [MAP] One day rapidplay event for Juniors Under 14. 3 sections – U1700, U1200, U900. Covid guidelines to be followed | Entry form

Jun
4
Fri
2021
14th Online Scottish Chess Tour Weekend Event @ Lichess.org
Jun 4 @ 7:30 pm – Jun 6 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: scotchesstour@gmail.com Web: http://congress.org.uk/congress/127/home
A weekend of Blitz, Rapidplay and Standardplay events
Friday Evening – A 9 round Blitz 3+2 from 7.30pm | Friday to Sunday – A 5 round Open Standard 45+15 | Saturday to Sunday – Two 5 round Standard events 45+15;, Major U1800 and Minor U1300 | Sunday Afternoon – A 5 round Rapid/Allegro 15+5 from 2.20pm

Jun
5
Sat
2021
Checkmate Covid Marathon – The Rematch @ Chess.com
Jun 5 – Jun 6 all-day

Contact: Danny Rosenbaum Email: social.media@englishchess.org.uk Web: https://www.englishchess.org.uk/chess-for-all-festival-checkmate-covid-the-rematch/
Last year’s event proved a great success, raising £12000.00 for the British Red Cross and having a great deal of fun in the process. The whole event will be played on Chess.com, and will be open to members of the English Chess Federation Open Club. Please join the club here if you are not already a member and wish to join in order to play in the event — https://www.chess.com/club/english-chess-federation

May Half Term Chess Training @ Online
Jun 5 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

90 minutes coaching in small groups with experienced trainers including one former and one current England Junior. Three training games against opposition of similar strength. For beginner to 1900 ECF (160 with old grades) | Flyer

Jun
6
Sun
2021
ECF Online Blitz Grand Prix 2021 @ Lichess.org
Jun 6 @ 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.

Jun
7
Mon
2021
Essex Online Championship 2021 Open @ Lichess.org
Jun 7 @ 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.

Jun
8
Tue
2021
North East Online League Season 3 @ Tornelo
Jun 8 @ 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.

Jun
12
Sat
2021
UKCC Megafinals @ Lichess.org
Jun 12 all-day

Contact: Pauline Whitehead Email: admin@ukchess.co.uk Web: https://www.delanceyukschoolschesschallenge.com/
10:00-13:00 – Under 14s and U18s
14:00-17:00 – Under 12s
Time control 10+5

Jun
13
Sun
2021
Junior Master Series @ Lichess.org
Jun 13 all-day

Contact: Tony Niccoli Email: tonyniccolichess@gmail.com Web: http://www.juniormasterseries.com
Summer Cup challenge qualifier. Qualification event for the Summer Cup finals on 30th May – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chess-junior-masters-tickets-136194823383

UKCC Megafinals @ Lichess.org
Jun 13 all-day

Contact: Pauline Whitehead Email: admin@ukchess.co.uk Web: https://www.delanceyukschoolschesschallenge.com/
10:00-13:00 – Under 10s
14:00-17:00 – Under 8s
Time control 10+5

Jun
14
Mon
2021
III Prague International Chess Festival Don Giovanni @ Prague
Jun 14 – Jun 20 all-day

Super-GM Round-Robin Tournament Masters, Round-Robin Youth Tournament Futures, Grandmaster Open with GM and IM norms, Round-Robin Amateur Tournaments, Rapid and Blitz tournaments | Details

Jun
18
Fri
2021
9th 4NCL Online Congress @ Lichess.org
Jun 18 @ 7:00 pm – Jun 20 @ 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, Improvers (Under 1100)

Jun
19
Sat
2021
Yorkshire Junior Chess Association Event 2 @ Lichess.org
Jun 19 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Contact: John Hipshon Email: jr.hipshon@ntlworld.com Web: http://www.yorkshirejuniorchess.org/
There are 4 ability sections – Premier (any players); Championship ( ECF below 1450 (100 old system)); League 1 (ECF below 1000 (40 old system)); League 2 (no grade or first season). Not sure? Tick the ‘not sure’ box on entry and we will help to place you in the right section. Prizes guaranteed in EACH section are – 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and more depending on entry

Jun
20
Sun
2021
ECF Online Rapid Grand Prix 2021 @ Lichess.org
Jun 20 @ 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.

Jun
22
Tue
2021
North East Online League Season 3 @ Tornelo
Jun 22 @ 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.