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.

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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

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: Web: [MAP]

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

On | | 90 minutes Arena format tournament, time control 15 | 0

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: Web: [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:
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 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 @
Jun 27 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Contact: Mark Murrell Email: Web:
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 (note later start time to follow the lichess International) | | 90 minutes Arena format tournament, time control 10 | 0

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

Contact: Daniel Gliddon Email: Web: [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 Nations League @ Online
Jun 28 @ 3:00 pm

England vs Greece
Rapid Segment starts at 3.00 pm, joining open from 2.00 pm –
Blitz Segment starts at 4.15 pm, joining open from 3.15 pm –

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

On | | 4 round Swiss tournament, time control 15 | 10

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

On | | 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: Web: [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

Stroud Club Tournament @
Jun 30 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

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

Wednesday Evening Blitz @ ECF Online
Jul 1 @ 8:00 pm

On | | 9 round Swiss format | time control 3 | 2

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

On | | 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: Web: [MAP] 10 minute blitz tournament of 6 rounds rated by FIDE

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: Web: [MAP] Open; Under 170; Under 145; Under 120; Under 105; Under 80

Online Counties Championships – Round 3
Jul 4 @ 6:30 pm
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: [MAP]

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

On | | 7 round Swiss format | time control 5 | 2