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 January 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 …

Feb
23
Tue
2021
4NCL Online Season 3 Round 3 @ Lichess.org
Feb 23 all-day

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

Feb
24
Wed
2021
ECF Wednesday Evening Blitz @ Lichess.org
Feb 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.

Feb
25
Thu
2021
ECF Thursday Afternoon Blitz @ Chess.com
Feb 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.

4th ECF Bullet Arena @ Lichess.org
Feb 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 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 2+0 Sections –  Open, Max 1800, Max 1600, Max 1400

Watford Junior Online New Year Rapidplay @ Lichess.org
Feb 25 @ 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.

Feb
26
Fri
2021
46th East Devon Chess Congress @ Exeter Corn Exchange, Market Street, Exeter
Feb 26 @ 6:45 pm – Feb 28 @ 7:30 pm

Contact: Dr Tim Paulden Email: timpaulden@gmail.com Web: http://www.eastdevonchesscongress.com [MAP] One of the most popular Congresses in the South West (160+ entrants in 2020), hosted at an excellent venue in Exeter City Centre, close to railway stations, car parks, and accommodation. The tournament leaflet and online entry form will be released during Summer 2020, and will be made available via our website

Friday Evening Diamond Blitz @ Chess.com
Feb 26 @ 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

Feb
27
Sat
2021
Yorkshire Junior Grand Prix Event 5 @ Lichess.org
Feb 27 @ 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 all events.

ECF Saturday Evening Rapid @ Lichess.org
Feb 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.

Feb
28
Sun
2021
Winter Cup Challenge Final @ Lichess.org
Feb 28 @ 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 Final. Qualification required from events on January 17, 31 or February 14.

ECF Sunday Evening Rapid @ Chess.com
Feb 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
1
Mon
2021
ECF Monday Afternoon Blitz @ Lichess.org
Mar 1 @ 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
2
Tue
2021
4NCL Online Spring Congress @ Lichess.org
Mar 2 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Contact: Mike Truran Email: mike@truranfamily.co.uk Web: http://www.4ncl.co.uk/
Sections: Open, Under 2000, Under 1700, Under 1400
http://www.4ncl.co.uk/fide/online/arrangements_spring21.htm

Mar
3
Wed
2021
London Online Chess League @ Tornelo
Mar 3 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 3 @ 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
4
Thu
2021
4NCL Junior Online Season 3 Round 4 @ Lichess.org
Mar 4 all-day

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

ECF Thursday Afternoon Blitz @ Chess.com
Mar 4 @ 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
6
Sat
2021
ECF Saturday Evening Rapid @ Lichess.org
Mar 6 @ 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
7
Sun
2021
ECF Sunday Evening Rapid @ Chess.com
Mar 7 @ 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
8
Mon
2021
ECF Monday Afternoon Blitz @ Lichess.org
Mar 8 @ 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.

MCA Online 2020/21 @ Lichess.org
Mar 8 @ 7:30 pm – 11:45 pm
Mar
9
Tue
2021
4NCL Online Season 3 Round 4 @ Lichess.org
Mar 9 all-day

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

Mar
10
Wed
2021
London Online Chess League @ Tornelo
Mar 10 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 10 @ 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
11
Thu
2021
ECF Thursday Afternoon Blitz @ Chess.com
Mar 11 @ 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.

4th ECF Chess960 Blitz Arena @ Lichess.org
Mar 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 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+2 Sections –  Open, Max 1700, Max 1400

Essex Online Rapid @ Lichess.org
Mar 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.

Mar
12
Fri
2021
EPSCA Under 9 Zones @ TBA
Mar 12 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Dennis Email: nigelwdennis@btinternet.com Web: https://www.epsca.org.uk/
45th EPSCA Under 9 Inter-Association Team Championships. Three zones qualifying for the final on 23rd April. Entry restricted to affiliated associations.

Mar
13
Sat
2021
Online Under 19 Schools Championships 2021 @ Chess.com
Mar 13 all-day
2nd Weekend Chess Masterclass @ on Zoom & Tornelo
Mar 13 @ 10:00 am – Mar 14 @ 5:00 pm

Contact: Tim Wall Email: timpeterwall@gmail.com Web: https://www.facebook.com/Weekend-Chess-Masterclasses-104990771585649 
Interactive chess coaching for juniors delivered online by experienced FIDE Trainers GM Alexander Raetsky (Russia); IM Andrew Martin (England); FM Tim Wall (England). Eight hours of lessons, plus training tournaments, preparation exercises and individual post-course feedback. Open to students under 18 years of age on September 1, 2020. Participants should have a FIDE or National Rating of 1000-2200 | Brochure