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 …

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
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

Manx Chess Championship @ Claremont Hotel 18-22 Loch Promenade Douglas Isle of Man IM1 2LX
Oct 9 @ 6:15 pm – Oct 11 @ 7:30 pm

Contact: Alan Ormsby Email: Web: http://www.iomchessclub.co.uk/2549-2/ [MAP]
FOR IOM CHESS CLUB MEMBERS ONLY | 6 round, FIDE-rated Swiss, 2020 Manx Championship, incorporating the Candidates and Challengers events. £1,500 in prize money | Entry form

ECF Friday Evening Slow Blitz @ https://www.chess.com/club/english-chess-federation-members
Oct 9 @ 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
10
Sat
2020
Golders Green FIDE Rapid – POSTPONED @ St Luke’s Church, Kidderpore Avenue, London
Oct 10 @ 10:30 am – 5:45 pm

Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Web: http://www.goldersgreenchess.blogspot.com [MAP]
Open; Under 170; Under 145; Under 120; Under 105; Under 80

ECF Saturday Evening Slow Blitz @ https://lichess.org/team/english-chess-players
Oct 10 @ 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
11
Sun
2020
Middlesex Girls Chess Championships @ Tornelo & Zoom
Oct 11 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Web: https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/chess-england
Middlesex Girls Chess Championships 2020. Open to all girls Under 18. ECF Online rated (I will add this to the ECF calendar). Organised by Adam Raoof on behalf of MCCA, hosted by Tornelo and Zoom, Sponsored by Beryl Metcalf. Sections – U7, U9, U11, U14 and U18, 6 round Swiss rapid tournaments, 20 minutes per play + 10 seconds a move. A £5.00 donation is appreciated. Register and pay – https://form.jotform.com/202412800081944

ECF Sunday Evening Rapid @ https://www.chess.com/club/english-chess-federation-members
Oct 11 @ 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
12
Mon
2020
ECF Monday Afternoon Blitz @ https://lichess.org/team/english-chess-players
Oct 12 @ 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 12 @ 7:30 pm – 11:45 pm

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

Oct
13
Tue
2020
1st 4NCL Online Autumn Congress Round 4 @ Lichess.org
Oct 13 all-day

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

Oct
14
Wed
2020
GM Training Hereward @ lichess.org
Oct 14 @ 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 14 @ 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
15
Thu
2020
Junior 4NCL Online Season 2 Round 5 @ Lichess.org
Oct 15 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 15 @ 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/