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 April 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 …

Jan
30
Sat
2021
South of England Junior Chess Congress @ Yateley Manor School 51 Reading Road Yateley
Jan 30 @ 9:30 am – Jan 31 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: Amy Grieve Email: amy@southofenglandjunior.com Web: http://www.southofenglandjunior.com [MAP] Prestigious annual junior chess event, with age sections from U7 to U15. Cash, trophy and medal prizes. Opportunity to qualify for the England squad (U11 section only)

Jan
31
Sun
2021
Winter Cup Challenge Qualifier 2 @ Lichess.org
Jan 31 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Tony Niccoli Email: tonyniccolichess@gmail.com Web: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chess-junior-masters-tickets-136194823383
Junior Master Series – Winter Cup Challenge Qualifier. Qualification event for the Winter Cup Final on 28 February.

Coventry Chess Club Rapidplay – CANCELLED @ Massey Ferguson Social Club, Broad Lane, Coventry CV5 7NL
Jan 31 @ 10:30 am – 6:30 pm
Feb
1
Mon
2021
Essex Online Blitz 1 @ Lichess.org
Feb 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Contact: Mark Murrell Email: mramurrell@blueyonder.co.uk Web: https://www.essexchess.org.uk/activities-2/essex-online-2020-21
Essex members only series of Swiss Blitzes at varying time controls.

Feb
2
Tue
2021
4NCL Online Spring Congress @ Lichess.org
Feb 2 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Contact: Mike Truran Email: mike@truranfamily.co.uk Web: http://www.4ncl.co.uk/
Sections: Open, Under 2000, Under 1700, Under 1400
http://www.4ncl.co.uk/fide/online/arrangements_spring21.htm

Feb
4
Thu
2021
4NCL Junior Online Season 3 Round 2 @ Lichess.org
Feb 4 all-day

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

Feb
5
Fri
2021
Friday Evening Diamond Blitz @ Chess.com
Feb 5 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Contact: Nigel Towers Email: director.homechess@englishchess.org.uk Web: https://englishchessonline.org.uk/upcoming-club-events/
Friday Evening (Diamond) Slow Blitz @ ECF Online. 90 minutes Arena format tournament, time control 10 | 0

Feb
8
Mon
2021
MCA Online 2020/21 @ Lichess.org
Feb 8 @ 7:30 pm – 11:45 pm
Feb
9
Tue
2021
4NCL Online Season 3 Round 2 @ Lichess.org
Feb 9 all-day

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

Feb
11
Thu
2021
7th ECF Blitz Arena @ Lichess.org
Feb 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Contact: Alex Holowczak Email: director.juniorchess@englishchess.org.uk Web: https://lichess.org/team/england-juniors/tournaments
For players born 2003 or later (01/01) Time limit 3+2 Sections –  Open, Max 1800, Max 1600, Max 1400

Watford Junior Online New Year Rapidplay @ Lichess.org
Feb 11 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: Roger Lancaster Email: watfordjuniorchess@gmail.com Web: https://watfordchessclub.org/
5 round Swiss rapidplay [10′ + 5″] with rounds played on 7, 14 and 28 January and 11 and 25 February [Thursday evenings]. Restricted to junior members of Watford Chess Club.

Feb
12
Fri
2021
Friday Evening Diamond Blitz @ Chess.com
Feb 12 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Contact: Nigel Towers Email: director.homechess@englishchess.org.uk Web: https://englishchessonline.org.uk/upcoming-club-events/
Friday Evening (Diamond) Slow Blitz @ ECF Online. 90 minutes Arena format tournament, time control 10 | 0

Feb
13
Sat
2021
1st Weekend Chess Masterclass @ Facebook
Feb 13 @ 10:00 am – Feb 14 @ 5:00 pm

Contact: Tim Wall Email: timpeterwall@gmail.com Web: https://www.facebook.com/Weekend-Chess-Masterclasses-104990771585649 
Interactive chess coaching for juniors delivered online by experienced FIDE Trainers GM Alexander Raetsky (Russia); IM Andrew Martin (England); FM Tim Wall (England). Eight hours of lessons, plus training tournaments, preparation exercises and individual post-course feedback. Open to students under 18 years of age on September 1, 2020. Participants should have a FIDE or National Rating of 1000-2200 | Brochure

Hampstead Online Congress @ Tornelo
Feb 13 @ 10:00 am – Feb 14 @ 5:00 pm

Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Web: https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/chess-england/
We will be giving eBooks, Chessable Pro subs and videos as prizes. I’m also giving a hard copy of Arkell’s Endings to the winner of the best endgame that weekend!

Feb
14
Sun
2021
Winter Cup Challenge Qualifier 3 @ Lichess.org
Feb 14 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Tony Niccoli Email: tonyniccolichess@gmail.com Web: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chess-junior-masters-tickets-136194823383
Junior Master Series – Winter Cup Challenge Qualifier. Qualification event for the Winter Cup Final on 28 February.

Feb
16
Tue
2021
4NCL Online Spring Congress @ Lichess.org
Feb 16 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Contact: Mike Truran Email: mike@truranfamily.co.uk Web: http://www.4ncl.co.uk/
Sections: Open, Under 2000, Under 1700, Under 1400
http://www.4ncl.co.uk/fide/online/arrangements_spring21.htm

Feb
17
Wed
2021
Northumbria Masters – rescheduled @ N/A
Feb 17 – Feb 21 all-day
Junior Chess Training Day @ on Zoom
Feb 17 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

Contact: John Hipshon Email: jr.hipshon@ntlworld.com Web: http://www.yorkshirejuniorchess.org/
3 training sessions in the morning on three different openings on Zoom. Afternoon tournament online with prizes and feedback at the end
Details

Feb
18
Thu
2021
4NCL Junior Online Season 3 Round 3 @ Lichess.org
Feb 18 all-day

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

ECF Thursday Afternoon Blitz @ Chess.com
Feb 18 @ 2:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Towers Email: director.homechess@englishchess.org.uk Web: https://englishchessonline.org.uk/upcoming-club-events/
7 round Swiss tournament at 5|2 time control for ECF club members and will be ECF online rated.

Feb
19
Fri
2021
5th 4NCL Online Congress @ Lichess.org
Feb 19 @ 7:00 pm – Feb 21 @ 5:00 pm

Contact: Mike Truran Email: mike@truranfamily.co.uk Web: http://www.4ncl.co.uk/fide/online/arrangements_5.htm
Sections: Open, Under 2000, Under 1700, Under 1400, Improvers (Under 1100)

Friday Evening Diamond Blitz @ Chess.com
Feb 19 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Contact: Nigel Towers Email: director.homechess@englishchess.org.uk Web: https://englishchessonline.org.uk/upcoming-club-events/
Friday Evening (Diamond) Slow Blitz @ ECF Online. 90 minutes Arena format tournament, time control 10 | 0

Feb
20
Sat
2021
vPlus Festival 2021 @ https://virtualplusfestival.org/
Feb 20 all-day

Contact: Catherine Holden Email: stillthinkinguk@aol.com Web: https://virtualplusfestival.org/
Join us for a fun festival for curious and enquiring minds! This 12 day online festival from Potential Plus UK provides a programme of live presentations and creative challenges, some especially for children, some specifically for parents, and others for the whole family to enjoy. We are delighted to say that we are able to offer all of our 2021 vPlus Festival events FREE OF CHARGE due to funding from the Coronavirus Community Support Fund, distributed by The National Lottery Community Fund. Thanks to the Government for making this possible.
Full Access to over 50 sessions for children, families, schools and parents
Over 40 Brilliant Presenters including: Bobby Seagull, Jeff Forshaw, Roma Agrawal, Simon Singh, Alex Bellos, Jonathan Hare, Ben England, Barry Hymer, Peter Wells, Verity Jones, Helen Dennis and Bob Cox. Saturday and Sunday Challenges, social sessions, chess exhibition and a Private Minecraft Server.

ECF Saturday Evening Rapid @ Lichess.org
Feb 20 @ 8:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Towers Email: director.homechess@englishchess.org.uk Web: https://englishchessonline.org.uk/upcoming-club-events/
90 minute arena tournament on Lichess.org at 10|2 time control for ECF club members and will be ECF online rated.

Feb
21
Sun
2021
ECF Sunday Evening Rapid @ Chess.com
Feb 21 @ 8:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Towers Email: director.homechess@englishchess.org.uk Web: https://englishchessonline.org.uk/upcoming-club-events/
4 or 5 round Swiss tournament at 10|2 time control for ECF club members and will be ECF online rated.