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 …

Jun
26
Fri
2020
National Online Club Championships @ ECF Online
Jun 26 – Jun 28 all-day

A chance for your club to win a national title! A five-round Swiss, six-board tournament (maximum of 12 players per team), played on the Lichess platform and managed through the ECF’s LMS. Rules for the competition can be found here and the entry form here. Entries close at midnight on Sunday 21st June. Sections to be determined following entry closure. £10 per team entry fee. Informal enquiries to the Championship Controller Stephen Greep at sjgreep@gmail.com

10th Whitby Chess Congress – CANCELLED @ Whitby Conservative Club, Upgang Lane, Whitby
Jun 26 @ 7:00 pm – Jun 28 @ 6:00 pm

CANCELLED due to the Covid-19 pandemic. All enquiries as below —
Contact: Noel Boustred Email: noelschess@gmail.com Web: http://www.noelschess.weebly.com [MAP]

Friday Evening Rapid @ ECF Online
Jun 26 @ 8:00 pm

On Chess.com | https://www.chess.com/live#r=243942 | 90 minutes Arena format tournament, time control 15 | 0

Jun
27
Sat
2020
79th Internet-based FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar @ Online
Jun 27 – Jun 28 all-day
CCF Summer Rapid Play @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey
Jun 27 @ 10:15 am – 6:30 pm

Contact: Daniel GLiddon Email: chess@ccfworld.com Web: https://www.ccfworld.com/Chess/Adult%20Competitions/Rapidplay_Summer.html [MAP]
Rapidplay with an Open section plus as many rated sections as numbers (and the grades and ratings of the players) reasonably allow

Kingston Rapidplay – CANCELLED @ Richard Mayo Centre Kingston United Reformed Church Eden Street Kingston
Jun 27 @ 10:30 am – 6:00 pm
1st Schools Team Online Blitz Championship @ Online
Jun 27 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Contact: Mark Josse / Rob Willmoth Email: Event URL: https://lichess.org/team/british-schools-online-blitz-event
5 round Swiss Online Blitz event open to all schools. Two sections – Premier and Challengers. School teams made up of 5 players. The event will be played on Lichess.org and all entrants will need to have a Lichess account or sign up for one prior to the event | Entry form

lichess Nations Cup @ Online
Jun 27 @ 2:00 pm
ECA Inter U1825 @ Chess.com
Jun 27 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Contact: Mark Murrell Email: Web: https://ecflms.org.uk/lms/node/60983
An inter Essex U1825 challenge match

lichess Nations Cup – Women’s Section
Jun 27 @ 7:00 pm
Saturday Evening Slow Blitz @ ECF Online
Jun 27 @ 9:00 pm

On lichess.org (note later start time to follow the lichess International) | https://lichess.org/tournament/mEdCxH2u | 90 minutes Arena format tournament, time control 10 | 0

Jun
28
Sun
2020
English Chess Challenge Semi-Final @ Unicorn Primary School Creswell Drive Beckenham
Jun 28 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: Daniel Gliddon Email: chess@ccfworld.com Web: http://www.englishchesschallenge.co.uk/ [MAP]
Age group (and gender specific) semi-finals for primary school aged players who have qualified from the opening round of the 2020 English Chess Challenge

Chess.com Nations League @ Online
Jun 28 @ 3:00 pm

England vs Greece
Rapid Segment starts at 3.00 pm, joining open from 2.00 pm – https://www.chess.com/live#tm=34525
Blitz Segment starts at 4.15 pm, joining open from 3.15 pm – https://www.chess.com/live#tm=34524

Sunday Evening Rapid @ ECF Online
Jun 28 @ 7:30 pm

On Chess.com | https://www.chess.com/live#t=1289384 | 4 round Swiss tournament, time control 15 | 10

Jun
29
Mon
2020
Monday Afternoon Blitz @ ECF Online
Jun 29 @ 2:00 pm

On lichess.org | https://lichess.org/swiss/Wrq9SyGB | 7 round Swiss format, time control 5 | 2

 
CCF Cup 2020 @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey
Jun 29 @ 7:30 pm – 11:45 pm

Contact: Daniel Gliddon Email: chess@ccfworld.com Web: https://www.ccfworld.com/Chess/ChessClubHome/ChessClubIndex.htm [MAP]
7 round FIDE-rated & ECF graded Monday evening club (but open to all) tournaments – players split into 5 rated/graded sections (strict) with 1 game per week over 7 consecutive Mondays from the start of June

Jun
30
Tue
2020
Stroud Club Tournament @ https://lichess.org/team/stroud
Jun 30 @ 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
1
Wed
2020
Wednesday Evening Blitz @ ECF Online
Jul 1 @ 8:00 pm

On lichess.org | https://lichess.org/swiss/Xzjw6uP9 | 9 round Swiss format | time control 3 | 2

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

On Chess.com | https://www.chess.com/live#r=244352 | 90 minutes Arena format, time control 10 | 0

Hendon Blitz – POSTPONED @ Golders Green Unitarians Church, 31½ Hoop Lane, Golders Green
Jul 2 @ 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

Jul
4
Sat
2020
Scottish Chess Championships and International Open @ Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh
Jul 4 – Jul 12 all-day

Scottish Chess Championships and International Open

Golders Green FIDE Rapid – POSTPONED @ St Luke’s Church, Kidderpore Avenue, London
Jul 4 @ 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

Online Counties Championships – Round 3
Jul 4 @ 6:30 pm
Jul
5
Sun
2020
9th Martlesham Heath Chess Open – CANCELLED @ St Michael & All Angels Church The Drift Martlesham Heath Suffolk
Jul 5 @ 12:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Contact: Dagne Ciuksyte Email: mjchessclub@gmail.com [MAP]

Jul
6
Mon
2020
Monday Afternoon Blitz @ ECF Online
Jul 6 @ 2:00 pm

On lichess.org | https://lichess.org/swiss/mvKWE5n5 | 7 round Swiss format | time control 5 | 2