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! 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 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

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 …

Sep
24
Fri
2021
57th Northumberland Chess Weekender @ The Parks Leisure Centre Howdon Road, North Shields, North Tyneside NE29 6TL
Sep 24 @ 7:00 pm – Sep 26 @ 7:30 pm

Contact: Mick Riding Email: mickriding@hotmail.co.uk Website: https://northumberlandchess.wixsite.com/congress [MAP] Featuring FIDE rated OPEN, MAJOR, MINOR and FOUNDATION sections with a prize fund of £1700 | Entry form

Sep
25
Sat
2021
Junior 4NCL Weekend @ Woodland Grange, Old Milverton Lane, Royal Leamington Spa CV32 6RN
Sep 25 – Sep 26 all-day
Cambridgeshire Rapidplay @ Whittlesford Memorial Hall Mill Lane Whittlesford Cambridge
Sep 25 @ 10:00 am – 5:45 pm

Contact: Oliver Lenton Email: ollie__lenton@hotmail.co.uk [MAP] Cambs & East Anglia Grand Prix event; four five-round tournaments
Open; Major (Under 160 grade); Challengers (Under 125 grade); Minor (Under 90 grade)

Sep
26
Sun
2021
Junior Master Series @ Lichess.org
Sep 26 all-day

Contact: Tony Niccoli Email: tonyniccolichess@gmail.com Web: http://www.juniormasterseries.com
Autumn Cup challenge qualifier. Qualification event for the Autumn Cup finals on 31/10/21 – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chess-junior-masters-tickets-136194823383

Oct
2
Sat
2021
Hampshire Junior Open Congress @ New Hall, Winchester College, Wharf Hill, Winchester
Oct 2 @ 9:00 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: John Upham Email: john.upham@zen.co.uk Web: https://www.hjca.org.uk/ [MAP] An annual tournament for young chess players who are less than 18 years old on August 31st, 2020. Players are invited from ANY county : there are no restrictions as this is an OPEN event. The event is a qualifier for the London Junior Chess Championships 2020 | Entry form

Norfolk County Chess Championships @ The Tithe Barn, Rectory Road, Horstead NR21 7EP
Oct 2 @ 9:30 am – Oct 3 @ 6:30 pm

Contact: John Wickham Email: j.r.wickham@btinternet.com [MAP] Closed event. Subject to Covid restrictions and numbers, there will be a Championship and Challengers | Entry form

Oct
3
Sun
2021
ECF Online Blitz Grand Prix 2021 @ Lichess.org
Oct 3 @ 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.

Oct
9
Sat
2021
Judit Polgar’s Global Chess Festival @ Budapest
Oct 9 all-day

Registration is open at https://www.globalchessfestival.com/gcf-2021/for-organizers. All events will be added under the menu EVENTS Oct 9 on the official Global Chess Festival’s website, with a separate page for each event. (We can guarantee your appearance only if we get the registrations by the deadline. We encourage organizers to register their own online or offline program. Please send your event registration no later than the 20th September.

UK Chess Challenge Terafinal @ Blenheim Palace Woodstock OX20 1PP
Oct 9 – Oct 10 all-day

Contact: Sarah Longson Email: sarah@ukchess.co.uk [MAP] Finals of the largest junior competition. Entry is by qualification only.

Oct
17
Sun
2021
29th Birmingham Rapidplay @ Quinborne Community Centre Ridgacre Rd, Quinton, Birmingham B32 2TW
Oct 17 all-day

Contact: Alex Holowczak Email: alexholowczak@gmail.com [MAP] Four ECF-rated and FIDE-rated Rapidplay tournaments – Open, Major, Inter, Minor. £1,000 prize fund.

Junior Master Series @ Lichess.org
Oct 17 all-day

Contact: Tony Niccoli Email: tonyniccolichess@gmail.com Web: http://www.juniormasterseries.com
Autumn Cup challenge qualifier. Qualification event for the Autumn Cup finals on 31/10/21 – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chess-junior-masters-tickets-136194823383

ECF Online Rapid Grand Prix 2021 @ Lichess.org
Oct 17 @ 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.

Oct
22
Fri
2021
3rd Hull 4NCL International Congress @ Royal Hotel Hull,170 Ferensway, Hull
Oct 22 @ 7:00 pm – Oct 24 @ 7:00 pm

Contact: Mike Truran Email: mike@truranfamily.co.uk Web: http://www.4ncl.co.uk [MAP] FIDE Open, FIDE U2000 (ECF U175), ECF U135. Five rounds Friday 7.00pm – Sunday 7.00pm. Prize fund: £3300.00

                 

Oct
29
Fri
2021
Scarborough Chess Congress @ The Ocean Room, Spa Complex South Bay Scarborough North Yorkshire YO11 2HD
Oct 29 @ 7:00 pm – Oct 31 @ 6:15 pm

Contact: Maggie Butterworth Email: scarboroughchess@gmail.com Web: http://www.scarboroughchesscongress.org.uk/ [MAP] It is hoped that it will be possible to run the Scarborough Congress this year. We do not intend to distribute entry forms until there is a bit more certainty about the numbers that will be able to take part.

Oct
31
Sun
2021
Junior Master Series @ Lichess.org
Oct 31 all-day

Contact: Tony Niccoli Email: tonyniccolichess@gmail.com Web: http://www.juniormasterseries.com
Finals of the Autumn Cup. Qualification required from September 12, September 26th, October 17th – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chess-junior-masters-tickets-136194823383

Nov
7
Sun
2021
ECF Online Blitz Grand Prix 2021 @ Lichess.org
Nov 7 @ 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.

Nov
13
Sat
2021
British Junior Rapid & Blitz Championship @ Kents Hill Park Training and Conference Centre, Swallow House, Timbold Drive, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK7 6BZ
Nov 13 – Nov 14 all-day
[MAP] Alternative postcode for SatNav MK7 6TT – Official British Junior Rapid & Blitz Championships 2021, in various age groups

Nov
20
Sat
2021
4NCL Weekend 1 Rounds 1-2
Nov 20 – Nov 21 all-day
Nov
21
Sun
2021
ECF Online Rapid Grand Prix 2021 @ Lichess.org
Nov 21 @ 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.

Nov
27
Sat
2021
4NCL Weekend 1 Rounds 1-2
Nov 27 – Nov 28 all-day
British Rapidplay Chess 2021 @ Trinity University Brownberrie Lane Horsforth Leeds
Nov 27 @ 11:00 am – Nov 28 @ 4:30 pm

Contact: Brent Kitson Email: kitson453@btinternet.com Web: http://www.british-rapidplay.org.uk [MAP] Open/Major/Intermediate/Minor (2 days, 11 rounds) and Under 11 England Trial (one day). Open to all chess players in the British Isles

Dec
18
Sat
2021
London Junior Chess Championships @ University of Westminster, Harrow Campus, Northwick Park, Harrow HA1 3TP
Dec 18 @ 8:30 am – Dec 19 @ 8:00 pm

Contact: Arnold Lutton Email: jalutton@aol.com Web: http://www.ljcc.co.uk/ [MAP] This prestigious event has sections for Under 10 and Under 14. There are also sections for Under 8, Under 12, Under 16 and Under 18/21 on 28th, 29th, and 30th December at the same venue. Competitors must gain qualification to play in the Under 10 as detailed at www.ljcc.co.uk

14th Northwick Park Five Round Congress @ University of Westminster, Harrow Campus, Northwick Park, Harrow HA1 3TP
Dec 18 @ 9:00 am – 8:00 pm

Contact: Arnold Lutton Email: jalutton@aol.com Web: http://www.ljcc.co.uk/ [MAP] This popular five round event consists of three sections, Open, Major and Minor. The Open and Major are both FIDE rated. The Minor is ECF rated only and entry to it is open to those under 1500 ECF and to ungraded players who do not have a FIDE rating above 1500. The Major is restricted to under 1860 FIDE. The Open starts at 9 am on Saturday and 9.30 on Sunday. Major and Minor start at 9.45 both days

Harrow Under 8 and Under 12 @ University of Westminster, Harrow Campus, Northwick Park, Harrow HA1 3TP
Dec 18 @ 9:45 am – 5:15 pm

Contact: Arnold Lutton Email: jalutton@aol.com Web: http://www.ljcc.co.uk/ [MAP] This is a qualifying event for the London Under 12 finals on 28, 29, 30 December 2018 and London Under 8 finals on 29, 30 December. It is organised by the London Junior Chess Championship Charitable Trust.

Dec
28
Tue
2021
London Christmas Chess Congress @ University of Westminster, Harrow Campus, Northwick Park, Harrow HA1 3TP
Dec 28 @ 9:45 am – Dec 30 @ 8:00 pm

Contact: Arnold Lutton Email: entry@ljcc.co.uk Web: http://www.ljcc.co.uk/ [MAP] This established three day, six round Congress consists of three sections – OPEN, MAJOR and MINOR. The Open and Major are FIDE-rated. The Minor is ECF rated only and is restricted to players under ECF 1600 and to ungraded players who do not have a FIDE rating. The Major is under 1940 FIDE