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 …

Jul
25
Sat
2020
Kingston Rapidplay – CANCELLED @ Richard Mayo Centre Kingston United Reformed Church Eden Street Kingston
Jul 25 @ 10:30 am – 6:00 pm
Online Counties Championships – Round 5
Jul 25 @ 6:30 pm
Jul
27
Mon
2020
Monday Afternoon Blitz @ ECF Online
Jul 27 @ 2:00 pm

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

Jul
28
Tue
2020
WWCC U150 Online Championship @ lichess.org
Jul 28 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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

Stroud Club Tournament @ https://lichess.org/team/stroud
Jul 28 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Contact: Dr Duncan Dicks Email: duncandicks@googlemail.com
Stroud Chess Club Summer Tournament held online for the first time. Time limit 30m +15s. One game per week for 7 weeks

Jul
29
Wed
2020
Wednesday Evening Blitz @ ECF Online
Jul 29 @ 8:00 pm

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

Jul
30
Thu
2020
Online Junior Chess Camp @ Online
Jul 30 @ 10:30 am – Jul 31 @ 3:00 pm

Contact: Mark Josse Email: markjosse@hotmail.com Web: http://www.surreykings.com
10:30 – Lesson 1 & Matches; 11:30 – Lesson 2 & Matches; 12:30 – 13:30 Lunch Break; 13:30 – 15:00 Lesson 3 & Matches (Day 2 Tournament)

Thursday Afternoon Slow Blitz @ ECF Online
Jul 30 @ 2:00 pm

On Chess.com | https://www.chess.com/live#t=1343096 | 90 minutes Arena format, time control 10 | 0

Jul
31
Fri
2020
Friday Evening ‘Diamond’ Rapid @ ECF Online
Jul 31 @ 8:00 pm

On Chess.com | https://www.chess.com/live#r=370169 | 90 minutes Arena format tournament, time control 15 | 0
One month ‘Diamond’ chess.com upgrade for the winner!

Aug
1
Sat
2020
1st First Weekend Chess @ St. Stephen’s Indian Orthodox Church Brays Road Birmingham
Aug 1 @ 10:00 am – Aug 2 @ 4:30 pm

Contact: Ravi Sandhu Email: firstweekendchess@gmail.com Web: https://www.firstweekendchess.org.uk/entry-form/ [MAP]
First Weekend Chess in Birmingham every quarter

Online Counties Championship Round 1 (replay) @ ECF Online
Aug 1 @ 6:30 pm
Saturday Evening Slow Blitz @ ECF Online
Aug 1 @ 8:00 pm

On lichess.org | https://lichess.org/tournament/lo6IjEPa | 90 minutes Arena format tournament, time control 10 | 0

Aug
2
Sun
2020
Sunday Evening Rapid @ ECF Online
Aug 2 @ 8:30 pm

On Chess.com | https://www.chess.com/live#t=1326559 | 4 round Swiss tournament, time control 15 | 0
Note delayed start and faster time control to avoid clashing with the England v Romania International

Aug
3
Mon
2020
Monday Afternoon Blitz @ ECF Online
Aug 3 @ 2:00 pm

On lichess.org | https://lichess.org/swiss/cuYR0J3M | 7 round Swiss format | time control 5 | 2

Aug
4
Tue
2020
WWCC U150 Online Championship @ lichess.org
Aug 4 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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

Stroud Club Tournament @ https://lichess.org/team/stroud
Aug 4 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Contact: Dr Duncan Dicks Email: duncandicks@googlemail.com
Stroud Chess Club Summer Tournament held online for the first time. Time limit 30m +15s. One game per week for 7 weeks

Aug
5
Wed
2020
Wednesday Evening Blitz @ ECF Online
Aug 5 @ 8:00 pm

On lichess.org | https://lichess.org/swiss/4dso4cSY | 9 round Swiss format | time control 3 | 2

Aug
6
Thu
2020
Thursday Afternoon Slow Blitz @ ECF Online
Aug 6 @ 2:00 pm

On Chess.com | https://www.chess.com/live#t=1428278 | 7 round Swiss, time control 5 | 2

Hendon Blitz – POSTPONED @ Golders Green Unitarians Church, 31½ Hoop Lane, Golders Green
Aug 6 @ 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

Aug
8
Sat
2020
Golders Green FIDE Rapid – POSTPONED @ St Luke’s Church, Kidderpore Avenue, London
Aug 8 @ 10:30 am – 5:45 pm

Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Web: http://www.goldersgreenchess.blogspot.com [MAP]
Open; Under 170; Under 145; Under 120; Under 105; Under 80

Summer Chess Camp @ https://chessplus.net/online-chess-camp-for-children/
Aug 8 @ 1:00 pm – Aug 9 @ 6:00 pm
Summer Chess Camp @ https://chessplus.net/online-chess-camp-for-children/

Contact: John Foley Email: john@chessplus.net Web: https://chessplus.net/online-chess-camp-for-children/
Summer Chess Camp for Children. Master Class from IM Jesper Hall, simul from GM Judit Polgar, in-depth sessions from IM Jop Delemarre

Online Counties Championships – Semi-Finals
Aug 8 @ 6:30 pm
The National 100 @ Chess.com
Aug 8 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Contact: Mark Murrell Email: controller.counties@englishchess.org.uk Web: https://ecflms.org.uk/lms/node/61582/efixtures
National August slow play 4 regional teams all-play-all for ECF members / Supporters graded U100 (Jan 2020) – G60/15
East Saxons v Midland Outlaws v Northern Raiders v The South. Pre-registration required
Details

Aug
9
Sun
2020
Richmond Rapidplay @ Orleans Park School, Richmond Road, Twickenham
Aug 9 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: Paul McKeown Email: richmond_rapidplays@hotmail.com Web: http://www.rjcc.org.uk [MAP]
FIDE-rated and ECF graded rapidplays, 25 minutes per player per game with a 5 second increment throughout, in 4 sections – Open, U160, U120 and U80. Cash prizes in all sections | Entry form

Aug
11
Tue
2020
Muswell Hill FIDE Rapid – POSTPONED @ The Clissold Arms, 105 Fortis Green, London
Aug 11 @ 10:30 am – 5:45 pm

Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Web: http://www.muswellhillchess.blogspot.co.uk [MAP]
Open, Major, Minor sections based on entries