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! 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 …

Aug
26
Thu
2021
European Open Chess Championship @ Hotel Natura, Reykjavik, Iceland
Aug 26 – Sep 5 all-day
Northumbria Masters @ Marriott MetroCentre, Marconi Way, Gateshead NE11 9XF
Aug 26 @ 6:30 pm – Aug 30 @ 7:00 pm

Contact: Tim Wall Email: timpeterwall@gmail.com Web: https://northumbriamasters.com/ [MAP] GM norm & IM norm All-Play-Alls (All-Play-All entries by invitation only). 9-round Swiss tournaments (with over £5,500 in prizes)
Northumbria Masters (Open to All, eligible for title norms, FIDE- & ECF-rated); Challengers (U2000, FIDE- & ECF-rated); Major (U1750, ECF-rated); Minor (U1500, ECF-rated) | Entry form

Aug
28
Sat
2021
Chess Centre Ilkley Mini RapidPlay @ The Chess Centre 8 Crescent Court Ilkley LS29 8DE
Aug 28 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

Contact: Andrew Wainwright Email: info@chesscentre.online Web: https://www.chesscentre.online/events [MAP] Players will be placed in a group of 6, based on rating, and will play all others within their group during the 5 rounds of the tournament. 5 rounds, 25 mins per player on the clock. All games will be ECF rapidplay rated. Entries are currently limited to 18 players.

Coulsdon Chess Summer Rapidplay 2 @ Coulsdon Chess 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey CR5 3BA
Aug 28 @ 10:00 am – 6:30 pm

Contact: Daniel Gliddon Email: chess@ccfworld.com Web: https://ccfworld.com/Chess/Adult%20Competitions/Rapidplay_info.html [MAP] An over the board rapidplay after Covid. 7 rounds of 20 + 10 seconds per move. Open and graded sections – the exact limits will be decided upon entries.

Aug
29
Sun
2021
Junior Master Series @ Lichess.org
Aug 29 all-day

Contact: Tony Niccoli Email: tonyniccolichess@gmail.com Web: http://www.juniormasterseries.com
Finals of the Holiday Cup. Qualification required from July 11th, July 25th or August 8th – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chess-junior-masters-tickets-136194823383

Online Junior Training and Tournament – most Sundays @ Online
Aug 29 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Contact: Nick Pert Email: nickpert@hotmail.com Web: http://www.gmchess.co.uk/
This event takes place on most Sundays throghout the year – email Nick to confirm.
Small group junior chess training with GM Nick Pert. 1 hour online training followed by a blitz tournament with a chance to challenge Nick. Cost is £15.00 per session, 4 sessions for the price of 3. Please email Nick for further information or to register – nickpert@hotmail.com | Entry form

Sep
3
Fri
2021
XIX. Sunny Beach Open @ Bulgaria
Sep 3 – Sep 12 all-day

FIDE Open with IM norm possibility, FIDE Open, Blitz tournament | Details

Sep
4
Sat
2021
UKCC Terafinal Preliminary (online) @ Lichess.org
Sep 4 – Sep 5 all-day
Sep
5
Sun
2021
ECF Online Blitz Grand Prix 2021 @ Lichess.org
Sep 5 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Towers Email: director.homechess@englishchess.org.uk Web: https://www.englishchess.org.uk/2021-online-grand-prix-series/
The ECF Blitz Grand Prix consists of monthly Swiss and Arena tournaments on the first Sunday of each month from March to November 2021. The ECF will be publishing a leaderboard, which will be updated monthly, with prizes for the winners in a number of categories at the end of the events.

Sep
10
Fri
2021
26th 4NCL Congress @ Woodland Grange Old Milverton Lane Leamington Spa Warwicksh
Sep 10 @ 7:00 pm – Sep 12 @ 7:00 pm

Contact: Mike Truran Email: mike@truranfamily.co.uk Web: http://www.4ncl.co.uk/ [MAP] Sections – Open, Under 2000, Under 1700; Five rounds; Entry fee £30.00. Glass engraved trophies and/or prize fund depending on entries

Sep
11
Sat
2021
Guildford 125 Years Simultaneous @ Guildford High Street GU1 3RR
Sep 11 @ 10:30 am – 4:00 pm

Contact: Mike Gunn Email: mikewxyz@gmail.com Web: https://guildfordchess125.eventbrite.co.uk/ [MAP] Free simultaneous display celebrating 125 years of Guildford Chess Club. Play against masters and champions including GM Gawain Jones, GM Nick Pert etc. Tables will be set in the High Street near Holy Trinity Church, only retiring under cover if it rains. Please register at the website https://guildfordchess125.eventbrite.co.uk so we can make sure we bring enough equipment tables and chairs.

Sep
12
Sun
2021
Junior Master Series @ Lichess.org
Sep 12 all-day

Contact: Tony Niccoli Email: tonyniccolichess@gmail.com Web: http://www.juniormasterseries.com
Autumn Cup challenge qualifier. Qualification event for the Autumn Cup finals on 31/10/21 – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chess-junior-masters-tickets-136194823383

Junior Master Series @ Lichess.org
Sep 12 all-day

Contact: Tony Niccoli Email: tonyniccolichess@gmail.com Web: http://www.juniormasterseries.com
Autumn Cup challenge qualifier. Qualification event for the Autumn Cup finals on 31/10/21 – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chess-junior-masters-tickets-136194823383

Sep
17
Fri
2021
European Chess Club Cup Open and Women’s @ Hotel Izgrev, Struga, Ohrid Lake, North Macedonia
Sep 17 – Sep 25 all-day
Hendon FIDE 2300 Plus @ Hendon London NW4 4NA
Sep 17 @ 5:00 pm – Sep 19 @ 7:30 pm

Contact: Adam Nasim Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Web: http://bit.ly/chessinhendon
3 days / 5 standard games. Entry fee £50.00 (ENG must be GOLD ECF or above). Time control = 90m+30s
Rounds – Day 1 = (1) 5.00pm to 9.00pm, Day 2 = Venue will be open approximately 10.30am, (2) 11.00am to 3pm, (3) 3.30pm to 7.30pm. Day 3 = (4) 11.00am to 3pm, (5) 3.30pm to 7.30pm.

Sep
18
Sat
2021
UK Chess Challenge Challengers
Sep 18 – Sep 19 all-day

Contact: Pauline Whitehead Email: pauline@ukchess.co.uk Web: https://www.delanceyukschoolschesschallenge.com/
Challenger event is one of the final stages of the UK Chess Challenge

Sussex Junior Crowborough Tournament @ Crowborough Community Centre Pine Grove Crowborough TN6 1FE
Sep 18 @ 9:45 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Carol Graham Email: info@sussexjuniorchess.org Web: http://sussexjuniorchess.org/ [MAP] Junior 6 round Swiss rapidplay in 4 sections – U11 Minor, U11 Major, U18 Minor, U18 Major

Sep
19
Sun
2021
ECF Online Rapid Grand Prix 2021 @ Lichess.org
Sep 19 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Towers Email: director.homechess@englishchess.org.uk Web: https://www.englishchess.org.uk/2021-online-grand-prix-series/
The ECF Rapid Grand Prix consists of monthly Swiss and Arena tournaments on the third Sunday of each month from March to November 2021. The ECF will be publishing a leaderboard, which will be updated monthly, with prizes for the winners in a number of categories at the end of the events.

Sep
24
Fri
2021
57th Northumberland Chess Weekender @ The Parks Leisure Centre Howdon Road, North Shields, North Tyneside NE29 6TL
Sep 24 @ 7:00 pm – Sep 26 @ 7:30 pm

Contact: Mick Riding Email: mickriding@hotmail.co.uk Website: https://northumberlandchess.wixsite.com/congress [MAP] Featuring FIDE rated OPEN, MAJOR, MINOR and FOUNDATION sections with a prize fund of £1700 | Entry form

Sep
25
Sat
2021
Junior 4NCL Weekend @ Woodland Grange, Old Milverton Lane, Royal Leamington Spa CV32 6RN
Sep 25 – Sep 26 all-day
Cambridgeshire Rapidplay @ Whittlesford Memorial Hall Mill Lane Whittlesford Cambridge
Sep 25 @ 10:00 am – 5:45 pm

Contact: Oliver Lenton Email: ollie__lenton@hotmail.co.uk [MAP] Cambs & East Anglia Grand Prix event; four five-round tournaments
Open; Major (Under 160 grade); Challengers (Under 125 grade); Minor (Under 90 grade)

Sep
26
Sun
2021
Junior Master Series @ Lichess.org
Sep 26 all-day

Contact: Tony Niccoli Email: tonyniccolichess@gmail.com Web: http://www.juniormasterseries.com
Autumn Cup challenge qualifier. Qualification event for the Autumn Cup finals on 31/10/21 – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chess-junior-masters-tickets-136194823383

Online Junior Training and Tournament – most Sundays @ Online
Sep 26 @ 4:30 pm – Oct 24 @ 6:30 pm

Contact: Nick Pert Email: nickpert@hotmail.com Web: http://www.gmchess.co.uk/
This event takes place on most Sundays throghout the year – email Nick to confirm.
Small group junior chess training with GM Nick Pert. 1 hour online training followed by a blitz tournament with a chance to challenge Nick. Cost is £15.00 per session, 4 sessions for the price of 3. Please email Nick for further information or to register – nickpert@hotmail.com | Entry form

Oct
2
Sat
2021
Hampshire Junior Open Congress @ New Hall, Winchester College, Wharf Hill, Winchester
Oct 2 @ 9:00 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: John Upham Email: john.upham@zen.co.uk Web: https://www.hjca.org.uk/ [MAP] An annual tournament for young chess players who are less than 18 years old on August 31st, 2020. Players are invited from ANY county : there are no restrictions as this is an OPEN event. The event is a qualifier for the London Junior Chess Championships 2020 | Entry form

Norfolk County Chess Championships @ The Tithe Barn, Rectory Road, Horstead NR21 7EP
Oct 2 @ 9:30 am – Oct 3 @ 6:30 pm

Contact: John Wickham Email: j.r.wickham@btinternet.com [MAP] Closed event. Subject to Covid restrictions and numbers, there will be a Championship and Challengers | Entry form