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 –
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For a PDF of the ECF Event Calendar (updated every 4-6 weeks) – click here (PDF updated August 2021)
Official FIDE events … … and worldwide chess events from the FIDE website –
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Coulsdon Chess Dicky White @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey CR5 3BA
May 30 @ 10:03 am – 11:03 am

Contact: Daniel Gliddon Email: Web: [MAP] Internal Dicky White competition. All players must be ECF Gold members. Please email to enquire if not an existing member

4NCL Platinum Jubilee Weekend Congress @ TBA
Jun 1 – Jun 5 all-day

Further information to follow …

World 20/20 Chess Championships @
Jul 3 all-day
World 20/20 Chess Championships @

All teams welcome, you just need any four players to be in one with prizes of $3000 for 1st, $1500 for 2nd and $500 for 3rd. One team match of 10+5 time controls on each month and you can join late. Email if you have any questions. Full details at | Entry form
Games will be streamed live throughout the day on Twitch TV Streamers –

Castle Chess 19th Fareham Congress @ The Lysses House Hotel, 51 High Street, Fareham, Hampshire PO16 7BQ
Oct 7 @ 7:00 pm – Oct 9 @ 5:00 pm

Contact: Tony Corfe Email: [MAP] 3 sections – 6 round Swiss. OPEN; MAJOR – Under 1901 (ECF 160); MINOR – Under 1601 (ECF 120)
PRIZES – Expected £180 per section – but not guaranteed

British Rapidplay Chess 2022 @ Leeds Trinity University, Brownberrie Lane, Leedss
Nov 26 @ 11:00 am – Nov 27 @ 4:00 pm

Contact: Brent Kitson Email: Web: [MAP] 11 round Swiss rapidplay event. The 2020 and 2021 events were postponed due to the Covid pandemic