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 …

Oct
26
Mon
2020
ECF Monday Afternoon Blitz @ https://lichess.org/team/english-chess-players
Oct 26 @ 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

CCF Dicky White Oct 2020 @ Coulsdon Chess Fellowship (CCF) 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey CR5 3BA
Oct 26 @ 7:30 pm – 11:45 pm

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

Oct
27
Tue
2020
1st 4NCL Online Autumn Congress Round 5 @ Lichess.org
Oct 27 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
Oct 27 @ 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.

Oct
28
Wed
2020
ECF Wednesday Evening Blitz @ https://lichess.org/team/english-chess-players
Oct 28 @ 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

Oct
29
Thu
2020
Junior 4NCL Online Season 2 Round 6 @ Lichess.org
Oct 29 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
Oct 29 @ 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/

Oct
30
Fri
2020
4NCL Hull Online Congress @ Lichess.org
Oct 30 @ 7:00 pm – Nov 1 @ 5:00 pm

Contact: Mike Truran Email: mike@truranfamily.co.uk Web: http://www.4ncl.co.uk/
Sections: Open, Under 2000, Under 1700. Round 1 Friday 19.00, Round 2 Saturday 10.00, Round 3 Saturday 15.00, Round 4 Sunday 10.00, Round 5 Sunday 15.00. All moves in 45 minutes plus 15 second increment per move from move 1.

ECF Friday Evening Slow Blitz @ https://www.chess.com/club/english-chess-federation-members
Oct 30 @ 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/

Oct
31
Sat
2020
8th Witney Congress – CANCELLED @ Cokethorpe School, Witney OX29 7PU
Oct 31 – Nov 1 all-day
Yorkshire Junior Grand Prix Event 2 @ Lichess.org
Oct 31 @ 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.

ECF Saturday Evening Slow Blitz @ https://lichess.org/team/english-chess-players
Oct 31 @ 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
1
Sun
2020
Keith Richardson Memorial @ Lichess.org
Nov 1 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: John Upham Email: john.upham@zen.co.uk Web: https://lichess.org/swiss/5bzZmAyT
This rapidplay chess event is free to enter and open to any chess player in memory of Keith Bevan Richardson. The event is free to enter and open to any chess player. We ask that a donation is made to Keith’s chosen charity which is The Parkinson Trust. Thank you !
This is a rapidplay tournament consisting of six rounds. The time control is R20′ + 10″. Results from the event will be submitted to the English Chess Federation for the purpose of grading. Each player should be at least a Bronze category member of the English Chess Federation on September 12th 2020

ECF Sunday Evening Rapid @ https://www.chess.com/club/english-chess-federation-members
Nov 1 @ 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
2
Mon
2020
ECF Monday Afternoon Blitz @ https://lichess.org/team/english-chess-players
Nov 2 @ 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

CCF Dicky White Nov 2020 @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey CR5 3BA
Nov 2 @ 7:30 pm – 11:45 pm

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

Nov
3
Tue
2020
4NCL Online Season 2 Round 6 @ Lichess.org
Nov 3 all-day

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

Nov
4
Wed
2020
GM Training Hereward @ lichess.org
Nov 4 @ 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 4 @ 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
5
Thu
2020
ECF Thursday Afternoon Rapid @ https://www.chess.com/club/english-chess-federation-members
Nov 5 @ 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/

Surrey Kings Autumn Premier League @ Online
Nov 5 @ 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

Hendon Blitz – POSTPONED @ Golders Green Unitarians Church, 31½ Hoop Lane, Golders Green
Nov 5 @ 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

Nov
6
Fri
2020
Secondary School Lichess Battles @ Lichess.org
Nov 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Contact: Neill Cooper Email: nsc@cplusc.co.uk Web: https://lichess.org/team/secondary-school-chess
Various parallel events for secondary schools to enter

Torbay Chess Congress – CANCELLED @ Livermead House Hotel, Seafront, Torquay
Nov 6 @ 7:00 pm – Nov 8 @ 7:00 pm
ECF Friday Evening Slow Blitz @ https://www.chess.com/club/english-chess-federation-members
Nov 6 @ 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/