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 …

Sep
25
Fri
2020
56th Northumberland Chess Congress – CANCELLED @ The Parks, North Shields NE29 6TL
Sep 25 – Sep 27 all-day

Contact: Mick Riding Email: mickriding@hotmail.co.uk
Cancelled due to local lockdown. Next event is September 2021 …

Sep
28
Mon
2020
CCF Dicky White Sept 2020 @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey CR5 3BA
Sep 28 @ 7:30 am – 11:00 am

Contact: Daniel Gliddon Email: chess@ccfworld.com Web: http://www.ccfworld.com/Chess [MAP]
A club coming out of Coronavirus internal

ECF Monday Afternoon Blitz @ https://lichess.org/team/english-chess-players
Sep 28 @ 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
Sep 28 @ 7:30 pm – 11:45 pm

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

Sep
29
Tue
2020
1st 4NCL Online Autumn Congress Round 3 @ Lichess.org
Sep 29 all-day

Contact: Mike Truran Email: Web: http://www.4ncl.co.uk
Three sections: Open, Under 2000, Under 1700

Sep
30
Wed
2020
GM Training Hereward @ lichess.org
Sep 30 @ 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
Sep 30 @ 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
1
Thu
2020
Junior 4NCL Online Season 2 Round 4 @ Lichess.org
Oct 1 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 1 @ 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/

Hendon Blitz – POSTPONED @ Golders Green Unitarians Church, 31½ Hoop Lane, Golders Green
Oct 1 @ 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

Oct
2
Fri
2020
26th 4NCL Congress – CANCELLED @ Holiday Inn South Normanton M1, Jct.28 Carter Lane East South Normanton Alfreton
Oct 2 @ 7:00 pm – Oct 4 @ 7:00 pm
ECF Friday Evening Slow Blitz @ https://www.chess.com/club/english-chess-federation-members
Oct 2 @ 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
3
Sat
2020
Poplar Rapid Chess Tournament @ St.Nicholas Church Hall, Ettrick Street, Poplar, London
Oct 3 @ 10:30 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Norman Went Email: DocklandsChess@yahoo.co.uk Web: http://www.spanglefish.com/docklandschessclub [MAP]
6 rounds, 2 sections. FIDE-rated Major Under 2000 and Minor ECF graded Under 130. 25 minutes with 5 second increment from the beginning | Entry form

ECF Saturday Evening Slow Blitz @ https://lichess.org/team/english-chess-players
Oct 3 @ 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

Oct
4
Sun
2020
Ashtead Rapidplay @ Peace Memorial Hall, Woodfield Lane, Ashtead
Oct 4 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

Contact: Richard Jones / Pat Armstrong Email: ashteadchess@gmail.com Web: http://www.jurjevic.org.uk/chess/ashteadchessclub/index.html [MAP]
5 round Rapidplay event for adults and juniors. Adult Major and Junior U10 and U11 will be ECF graded. We hope to offer something for all players under 150 ECF, particularly family members and friends who are new to competitive chess

ECF Sunday Evening Rapid @ https://www.chess.com/club/english-chess-federation-members
Oct 4 @ 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/

Oct
5
Mon
2020
ECF Monday Afternoon Blitz @ https://lichess.org/team/english-chess-players
Oct 5 @ 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 5 @ 7:30 pm – 11:45 pm

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

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

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

Oct
7
Wed
2020
GM Training Hereward @ lichess.org
Oct 7 @ 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
Oct 7 @ 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
8
Thu
2020
ECF Thursday Afternoon Rapid @ https://www.chess.com/club/english-chess-federation-members
Oct 8 @ 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/

ECF 5th Junior Rapid Arena @ Lichess.org
Oct 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Contact: Alex Holowczak Email: alexholowczak@gmail.com
Four sections (Open/1800/1600/1400) | https://lichess.org/team/england-juniors/tournaments

Surrey Kings Autumn Premier League @ Online
Oct 8 @ 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

Oct
9
Fri
2020
Secondary School Lichess Battles @ Lichess.org
Oct 9 @ 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