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 …

Nov
20
Fri
2020
1st FIDE Online Olympiad for People with Disabilities @ Online
Nov 20 – Dec 3 all-day
Nov
22
Sun
2020
3rd Bristol League Open Blitz Championship – CANCELLED @ Bristol Grammar School, University Road, Bristol
Nov 22 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
LJCC Lite 2020 – Under 10 Qualifying Event @ Lichess.org
Nov 22 @ 10:00 am – 1:30 pm

Contact: Angela Eyton Email: angelaeyton@aol.com Web: https://lichess.org/team/ljcc-lite-2020-under-10-qualifying-events
Qualifying event for the Under 10 Finals of LJCC Lite 2020, an online version of the London Junior Chess Championships | Flyer

LJCC Lite 2020 – Under 18 Open @ Lichess.org
Nov 22 @ 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Contact: Angela Eyton Email: angelaeyton@aol.com Web: https://lichess.org/team/ljcc-lite-2020-under-18-open
Open to all Under 18s – use this event to prepare for the Finals of LJCC Lite 2020, an online version of the London Junior Chess Championships. No qualification needed for U18 Finals | Flyer

ECF Sunday Evening Rapid @ https://www.chess.com/club/english-chess-federation-members
Nov 22 @ 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/

Nov
23
Mon
2020
ECF Monday Afternoon Blitz @ https://lichess.org/team/english-chess-players
Nov 23 @ 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

Essex Online Rapid @ Lichess.org
Nov 23 @ 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.

CCF Dicky White Nov 2020 @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey CR5 3BA
Nov 23 @ 7:30 pm – 11:45 pm

Contact: Daniel Gliddon Email: chess@ccfworld.com [MAP]
Club internal Dicky White

MCA Online 2020/21 @ Lichess.org
Nov 23 @ 7:30 pm – 11:45 pm
Nov
24
Tue
2020
1st 4NCL Online Autumn Congress Round 7 @ Lichess.org
Nov 24 all-day

Contact: Mike Truran Email: Web: http://www.4ncl.co.uk
Three sections: Open, Under 2000, Under 1700

North East Online League @ Lichess.org
Nov 24 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Contact: Tim Wall Email: Web: https://ecflms.org.uk/lms/node/62801/home
The North East Online League is open to teams based in Northumberland, Durham and Cleveland, and matches take place on alternate Tuesdays at 7:30pm during each season. Games are played on Lichess.org, with a time control of 45 minutes plus 15 seconds per move. Matches are normally between teams of 4 players, with extra boards possible by agreement between the two teams.

Nov
25
Wed
2020
GM Training Hereward @ lichess.org
Nov 25 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Contact: Jonathan Hawkins Email: jonathan.hawkins66@hotmail.co.uk Web: https://lichess.org/forum/team-gm-training-wednesday-hereward
GM Jonathan Hawkins has moved his training school online. Structured lessons in small similar ability groups. Tournament games will be played throughout the term and sent to the ECF for online rating. Rate of play 10 mins+ 5 sec. Lessons will be delivered on Zoom and games will be played on Lichess.org | Flyer

ECF Wednesday Evening Blitz @ https://lichess.org/team/english-chess-players
Nov 25 @ 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

Nov
26
Thu
2020
Junior 4NCL Online Season 2 Semi-Final @ Lichess.org
Nov 26 all-day

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

ECF Thursday Afternoon Rapid @ https://www.chess.com/club/english-chess-federation-members
Nov 26 @ 2:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Towers Email: nigel.towers@englishchess.org.uk Web: http://www.englishchessonline.org.uk/
Runs for 90 minutes, 5 | 5 Swiss or Arena 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/

5th ECF Junior Blitz Arena @ Lichess.org
Nov 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Contact: Alex Holowczak Email: alexholowczak@gmail.com
Four sections (Open/1800/1600/1400) | https://lichess.org/team/england-juniors/tournaments

Nov
27
Fri
2020
ECF Friday Evening Slow Blitz @ https://www.chess.com/club/english-chess-federation-members
Nov 27 @ 8:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Towers Email: nigel.towers@englishchess.org.uk Web: http://www.englishchessonline.org.uk/
Runs for 90 minutes, 10 | 0 Arena 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/

Nov
28
Sat
2020
LJCC Lite 2020 – Under 10 Qualifying Event @ Lichess.org
Nov 28 @ 10:00 am – 1:30 pm

Contact: Angela Eyton Email: angelaeyton@aol.com Web: https://lichess.org/team/ljcc-lite-2020-under-10-qualifying-events
Qualifying event for the Under 10 Finals of LJCC Lite 2020, an online version of the London Junior Chess Championships | Flyer

Hampstead FIDE Chess Congress @ Henderson Court Resource Centre, 102 Fitzjohn's Avenue, Hampstead
Nov 28 @ 10:30 am – Nov 29 @ 5:30 pm

Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Web: http://www.hampsteadchess.blogspot.com [MAP]
5 rounds, U2200, U1900 and U1700 sections

Yorkshire Junior Grand Prix Event 3 @ Lichess.org
Nov 28 @ 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.

LJCC Lite 2020 – Under 18 Open @ Lichess.org
Nov 28 @ 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Contact: Angela Eyton Email: angelaeyton@aol.com Web: https://lichess.org/team/ljcc-lite-2020-under-18-open
Open to all Under 18s – use this event to prepare for the Finals of LJCC Lite 2020, an online version of the London Junior Chess Championships. No qualification needed for U18 Finals | Flyer

SCCU Online Members 1675 Team Championship R1 @ Lichess.org
Nov 28 @ 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 R1 @ Lichess.org
Nov 28 @ 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

ECF Saturday Evening Slow Blitz @ https://lichess.org/team/english-chess-players
Nov 28 @ 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

Nov
29
Sun
2020
6th Annual Lowestoft Rapidplay – CANCELLED @ Parkhill Hotel Oulton NR32 5DQ
Nov 29 @ 9:30 am – 6:30 pm