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 June 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 …
Contact: Scott Freeman Email: email@example.com Web: http://www.ccfworld.com/Chess/Adult%20Competitions/JGCI_Elite%20Swiss.htm [MAP] A 5 round event for anyone who has (at some point) had a published rating of 2000 or above …
Contact: Scott Freeman Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: http://www.ccfworld.com/Chess/Adult%20Competitions/Blitz_August.html [MAP] A 7 round FIDE Open Blitz with 8 minutes plus 2 Second Fischer increments …
Contact: Alex Holowczak Email: email@example.com Web: https://www.englishchess.org.uk/competitions-plp/english-womens-championships/ewc-2017/ [MAP]
Contact: Scott Freeman Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: http://www.ccfworld.com/Chess/Adult%20Competitions/Longplays_Late_Summer.htm [MAP] A 5 round FIDE-rated LP congress over 4 sections
Contact: David Archer Email: email@example.com [MAP]
5 round Swiss tournament with age group sections U18, U13, U11, U10, U9. Cash prizes for the U18 age group and trophies for the winners of the other age groups with medals for the runners up.
All games will be using clocks, 30 min each, and all games will be graded by the ECF. Light refreshments will be available all day and there is plenty of free parking | Entry form
Contact: Geoff Brown Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: http://www.dhchessclub.co.uk [MAP] Six round Swiss rapidplay with time control of 25 minutes + 5 second increment per move. Four sections (all ECF graded and FIDE rated) based on ECF rapidplay grades: Open / Major Under 170 / Intermediate Under 145 / Minor Under 120 | Entry form
Contact: Terry Walker Email: email@example.com [MAP] Web/entry form: http://southbirminghamchessclub.com/SBCC-Rapidplay.htm – one day rapidplay tournament commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Independence of Pakistan. Four sections for maximum rating – Open, 170, 140, 110. 7 round Swiss with a time control of 15 mins + 10 secs per move. Guaranteed prize fund of £1,415.00
Contact: Alan Crickmore Tel: 01752 768206 (before 9.00pm, please)
Ron Bruce Premier (FIDE-rated Open), Rowena Bruce Challengers U180, Bloodworth Intermediate U150, Walker Minor U120, Boniface Morning 5 Round U180 and Thynne Morning 5 Round U135. Bookstall by Keverel Chess.
Contact: Alan Burke Email: firstname.lastname@example.org [MAP]
The Manchester Chess Federation are organising a “friendly” match against the Liverpool Chess Club, which itself will be 180 years old in December 2017 and is the oldest EXISTING chess club in England. (NB: Manchester v Liverpool as a friendly isn’t what you might often read elsewhere !)
The match will be played over 25 boards of various grades with an additional 10 board junior challenge and whilst food and drink will be provided by the hosts for all in attendance, the Liverpool team are playing their part in celebrating the history of the event by travelling to Manchester on the day by train, just as many of their predecessors would have done all those years ago.
Contact: Tony Ranson [MAP] There will be one overall tournament with prizes determined by the entry level. All entry fees will be returned as prize money. The entry fee is £3 adults / £1.50 juniors (cash only, NO CHEQUES). Entries will only be accepted on the night, so bring along a completed form. Please arrive between 7.15 and 7.30 to allow for a prompt start. It is expected that there will be 7 rounds, but this will depend on how promptly we can start and size of the entry | Entry form
Contact: Director of Junior Chess and Education Email: email@example.com
ECF Chess Academy Study Weekend for the International Programme (Years 1 and 2) and the Academy Plus Programme (Year 2). Spare places may be available for those not on either the programme who wish to attend as a one off event. These will be advertised on the ECF Junior website. These study weekends are for advanced players.
Contact: Carl Stephens Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: https://www.facebook.com/groups/167216543772174/ [MAP] A fun evening playing chess in a maximum 30 board simultaneous display against one of the Northeast’s only Grandmasters – GM Danny Gormally! The event starts at 7.00pm, and entry fee is £12 for adults and £6 for juniors 16 and under | Entry form
Contact: Nigel Blades Email: email@example.com Web: http://www.glcc.org.uk [MAP] Open and U1825 FIDE (U150 ECF) Tournaments, 10 round Swisses, rate of play 3 minutes + 2 sec increments, incorporating the London Public Service Chess League Individual Blitz Championships. 40% of entry fees returned as 1st and 2nd prizes in each section, remainder to club funds | Entry form
Contact: Stuart Swire Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: http://www.bradfordchess.co.uk/ [MAP] 3 sections: OPEN TOURNAMENT – open to all players, entry £25; MAJOR TOURNAMENT – open to players with a grading of 170 or below, entry £23; MINOR TOURNAMENT – open to players with a grading of 135 or below, entry £23 | Entry form