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 August 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: Peter Taylor Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
6 round Swiss event. Players will have 30 minutes for all moves. 4 sections: Open, Major (U170), Intermediate (U140), Minor (U110)
Prizes: 1st £140; 2nd £90; 3rd £40 and Grading £40 each section. Veteran and Buxton prizes, junior prizes in the Minor. Stockport League Major, Intermediate and Minor Trophies [MAP] Entry form
Contact:John Wheeler Email: email@example.com Web: http://northumberlandchess.com [MAP] One section for everyone – a fun day’s quick chess! 9-round Swiss, 10 minutes per player plus 5 seconds per move. Prizes: 1st £50, 2nd £30 plus 5 grading prizes of £40 each (U170, U150, U130, U110, U90), Top Senior £40, Top Junior £40 | Entry form
Contact: CCF Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: http://ccfworld.com/Chess/Junior%20Home%20Page/ECC_Qual_info.htm
A 7 round competition open to anyone under 18 on 31 August 2016. Everyone plays in one big section and the leaders boys and girls from each age group will qualify for the semi-finals [MAP]
Contact: Kumar Email: email@example.com
ECF graded children’s chess tournament with training between matches by experienced chess coaches.
This event will be a unique mixture of competition and training. Improve your chess ability by learning to attack and checkmate the opponent’s King. You will also learn famous checkmate patterns. We will show you the good moves you made and the moves you missed from your own games! [MAP] Entry form
Contact: Gerard O’Reilly Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: http://www.kidlingtonchess.org.uk/
4 sections: Open, U180, U145, U120. 5 rounds in each section: 3 on Saturday (starting 9.30am, 2pm, 6.30pm), 2 on Sunday (starting 9.30am, 2pm). Half-point bye available in any one of first four rounds.
Time allowance: 90 minutes, plus 15 seconds increment per move from move 1.
Prize fund approx. £2000 [MAP] Entry form
Contact: Mike Smith Email: email@example.com Web: http://foresthallchess.org.uk [MAP]
‘How to punish weak moves in the opening’ – Interactive Training Session led GM Danny Gormally, the North East’s strongest player, supported by FM Tim Wall and experienced chess teacher Mike Smith.
A brilliant opportunity to learn from a Grandmaster, open to aspiring club and non-club members of all ages and abilities. Includes exercises and feedback. Entry fee: £10 | Entry form
Park Inn Northampton (Divisions 1 and 2)
Park Inn Telford (Division 3 South, Division 4 South)
Mercure Bolton Georgian House (Division 3 North)
Contact: Mrs. J Needham, Dr. Manoj Arora and Mr. Malola Prasath Email: firstname.lastname@example.org [MAP] The tournament is open to all school children Primary Year 1 onwards and will have 4 Categories. U7 /U9/U11 and Senior School Students. We may have separate girls’ category whereever there are more than 6 girls (if appropriate). A distinct thematic chess tournament is designed by Enhance Institute of Chess Excellence, Newcastle in partnership with Dame Allan’s Schools and run with the support of the local chess communities in the North East of England.
Contact: Jo Wildman Email: email@example.com Web: http://www.kjca.org [MAP]
Junior rapidplay and part of the Kent Junior Chess Association (KJCA) GP of eight tournaments throughout the season. Open to all aged under 18 on 31/08/2016.
6-round Swiss rapidplay for U9 and U11. 5-round Swiss rapidplay for U18 Minor and U18 Major | Enter online