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 …

Aug
24
Mon
2020
The Smart Method to Teach Chess in Schools @ on Zoom
Aug 24 @ 9:00 am – Aug 25 @ 3:00 pm
The Smart Method to Teach Chess in Schools @ on Zoom

Contact: Brigitta Peszleg Email: training@chessplus.net Web: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ecu101-the-smart-method-to-teach-chess-chess-didactics-tickets-114948062750
The course is suitable for teachers and tutors who want to make chess an exciting and educational experience for children

Monday Afternoon Blitz @ ECF Online
Aug 24 @ 2:00 pm

On lichess.org | https://lichess.org/swiss/BbDuO3XF | 7 round Swiss format, time control 5 | 2

Aug
25
Tue
2020
WWCC U150 Online Championship @ lichess.org
Aug 25 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Contact: Mark Murrell Email: mramurrell@blueyonder.co.uk
5 round grade limited Swiss

Aug
26
Wed
2020
Wednesday Evening Blitz @ ECF Online
Aug 26 @ 8:00 pm

On lichess.org | https://lichess.org/swiss/K7ngUd07 | 9 round Swiss format, time control 3 | 2

Aug
27
Thu
2020
Thursday Afternoon Slow Blitz @ ECF Online
Aug 27 @ 2:00 pm

On Chess.com | https://www.chess.com/live#t=1523379 | 7 round Swiss, time control 5 | 2

Northumbria Chess Masters – SUSPENDED @ Novotel Newcastle Airport, Ponteland Road, Kenton, Newcastle upon Tyne
Aug 27 @ 6:30 pm – Aug 31 @ 7:30 pm
Northumbria Chess Masters - SUSPENDED @ Novotel Newcastle Airport, Ponteland Road, Kenton, Newcastle upon Tyne

*** SUSPENDED: No entries are currently being accepted for the 2020 Northumbria Masters. A decision on a postponement (and any new dates for the event) will be taken by July 1 ***
Contact: Tim Wall Email: timpeterwall@gmail.com [MAP]

Aug
29
Sat
2020
Hampstead Congress @ Tornelo
Aug 29 @ 10:00 am – Aug 30 @ 4:00 pm
Hampstead Congress @ Tornelo

Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Web: https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/chess-england
Three rounds on Saturday at 10am, 1pm and 4pm then two rounds on Sunday at a slightly later time of 11am and 2pm. Open (now Open as we are not FIDE rated), Under 1700 (must also be Under ECF 135 to play) sections. NEW! A Junior Under 16 (and must be Under 100) section. Half price for paid subscribers to https://chesscircuit.substack.com/

Sep
2
Wed
2020
ECF Wednesday Evening Blitz @ https://lichess.org/team/english-chess-players
Sep 2 @ 8:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Towers Email: nigelst123@hotmail.co.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

Sep
3
Thu
2020
Junior 4NCL Online Season 2 Round 2 @ Lichess.org
Sep 3 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
Sep 3 @ 2:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Towers Email: nigelst123@hotmail.co.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/

Hendon Blitz – POSTPONED @ Golders Green Unitarians Church, 31½ Hoop Lane, Golders Green
Sep 3 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Web: http://www.hendonchessclub.com/blitz [MAP]
10 minute blitz tournament of 6 rounds rated by FIDE

Sep
4
Fri
2020
ECF Friday Evening Slow Blitz @ https://www.chess.com/club/english-chess-federation-members
Sep 4 @ 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/

Sep
5
Sat
2020
Poplar Rapid Chess Tournament – CANCELLED @ St.Nicholas Church Hall, Ettrick Street, Poplar, London
Sep 5 @ 10:30 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Norman Went Email: DocklandsChess@yahoo.co.uk Web: http://www.spanglefish.com/docklandschessclub [MAP]
6 rounds, 2 sections. FIDE-rated Major Under 2000 and Minor ECF graded Under 130. 25 minutes with 5 second increment from the beginning | Entry form

The North v The South – National Challenge @ Online
Sep 5 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Contact: Mark Murrell Email: controller.counties@englishchess.org.uk Web: https://www.englishchess.org.uk/online-north-v-south-challenge-2020/ and https://ecflms.org.uk/lms/node/61351/efixtures
National slow play North v South mega board Challenge open to 2020/21 ECF members and Supporters, last contested in 1894
Details

ECF Saturday Evening Slow Blitz @ https://lichess.org/team/english-chess-players
Sep 5 @ 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

Sep
6
Sun
2020
70th DCCA Paignton Congress – CANCELLED @ Livermead House Hotel, Torquay
Sep 6 – Sep 12 all-day
ECF Sunday Evening Rapid @ https://www.chess.com/club/english-chess-federation-members
Sep 6 @ 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/

Sep
7
Mon
2020
CCF Dicky White Sept 2020 @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey CR5 3BA
Sep 7 @ 7:30 am – 11:00 am

Contact: Daniel Gliddon Email: chess@ccfworld.com Web: http://www.ccfworld.com/Chess [MAP]
A club coming out of Coronavirus internal

ECF Monday Afternoon Blitz @ https://lichess.org/team/english-chess-players
Sep 7 @ 2:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Towers Email: nigelst123@hotmail.co.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

Sep
8
Tue
2020
4NCL Online Season 2 Round 2 @ Lichess.org
Sep 8 all-day

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

Sep
9
Wed
2020
ECF Wednesday Evening Blitz @ https://lichess.org/team/english-chess-players
Sep 9 @ 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

Sep
10
Thu
2020
ECF Thursday Afternoon Rapid @ https://www.chess.com/club/english-chess-federation-members
Sep 10 @ 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/

ECF 4th Junior Blitz Arena @ Lichess.org
Sep 10 @ 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

Surrey Kings Autumn Premier League @ Online
Sep 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Contact: Mark Josse Email: Web: http://www.surreykings.com
Junior Online Congress – Thursday evening non-4NCL weeks. 7 round Swiss event – one game per week. Under 11 on 31/08/20 under 100 ECF-rated or equivalent | Entry form

Sep
11
Fri
2020
ECF Friday Evening Slow Blitz @ https://www.chess.com/club/english-chess-federation-members
Sep 11 @ 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/