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 – 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 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 …

May
7
Fri
2021
WCS Under 18 Junior Championship @ Lichess.org
May 7 @ 4:45 pm – 6:00 pm

Contact: Mohammed Khan Email: mkhan261@hotmail.com Web: https://lichess.org/swiss/aXk3gc91
3+0 Blitz, 10 rounds, Swiss tournament

May
8
Sat
2021
3rd Weekend Chess Masterclass CANCELLED @ on Zoom & Tornelo
May 8 @ 10:00 am – May 9 @ 5:15 pm

Contact: Tim Wall Email: timpeterwall@gmail.com
This event has been cancelled due to a change in circumstances

May
9
Sun
2021
Junior Master Series @ Lichess.org
May 9 all-day

Contact: Tony Niccoli Email: tonyniccolichess@gmail.com Web: http://www.juniormasterseries.com
Summer Cup challenge qualifier. Qualification event for the Summer Cup finals on 30th May – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chess-junior-masters-tickets-136194823383

May
10
Mon
2021
Essex Online Championship 2021 Open @ Lichess.org
May 10 @ 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, online Championships (rating limited sections according to entry) 5 round Swiss with fortnightly rounds.

Guildford Monday Evening 4 @ Lichess.org
May 10 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Contact: Mike Gunn Email: mikewxyz@gmail.com Web: http://www.guildfordchess.co.uk/
Online standard play (45+15) tournament for Guildford Club members

May
11
Tue
2021
North East Online League Season 3 @ Tornelo
May 11 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Contact: Tim Wall Email: timpeterwall@gmail.com Website: https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/northumbria-chess-masters
Open to teams of 4 players based in Northumberland, Tyne & Wear, Durham and Cleveland, and matches take place on alternate Tuesdays at 7:30pm during each season. Games are played on Tornelo.com, with a time control of 45 minutes plus 15 seconds per move.

May
12
Wed
2021
London Online Chess League @ Tornelo
May 12 all-day
London Online Chess League @ Tornelo

Contact: John Sargent Email: secretary@londonchess.org.uk Web: http://www.londonchess.org.uk/
Season 2 is open to all UK-based chess clubs to enter! 11-week League with several divisions; games on Wednesday evenings played on Tornelo and broadcast via https://www.twitch.tv/jorosar

May
13
Thu
2021
4NCL Junior Online Season 3 Finals @ Lichess.org
May 13 all-day

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

12th ECF Rapid Arena @ Lichess.org
May 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 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 10+5 Sections –  Open, Max 1800, Max 1600, Max 1400

May
14
Fri
2021
European Girls & Women’s Chess Weekend @ Lichess.org
May 14 – May 16 all-day

Qualifier 1 (Friday 14.05.2021, 17.00 CEST) time control: 5 min + 3 sec increment per move
Qualifier 2 (Saturday 15.05.2021, 11.30 CEST) time control: 10 min + 5 sec increment per move
Qualifier 3 (Saturday 15.05.2021, 18.00 CEST) variants tournament (variant is to be determined via social media) time control: 5 min + 3 sec increment per move
Qualifier 4 (Sunday, 16.05.2021, 11.30 CEST) Time control: 10 min + 5 sec increment per move
Finals (Sunday 16.05.2021, 15.30 CEST 20 players in each Lichess-Rapid-ELO rating group, Swiss tournament with 7 rounds
Time control: 10 min + 5 sec increment per move, trophies and prizes for the first three places in each rating group
Parallel to the finals, an open tournament will be offered, which will be played as Arena tournament with the same time control as in the finals
More details

May
15
Sat
2021
Yorkshire Junior Chess Association Event 1 @ Lichess.org
May 15 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Contact: John Hipshon Email: jr.hipshon@ntlworld.com Web: http://www.yorkshirejuniorchess.org/
There are 4 ability sections – Premier (any players); Championship ( ECF below 1450 (100 old system)); League 1 (ECF below 1000 (40 old system)); League 2 (no grade or first season). Not sure? Tick the ‘not sure’ box on entry and we will help to place you in the right section. Prizes guaranteed in EACH section are – 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and more depending on entry

May
16
Sun
2021
Cheney Junior U12 OTB Event 5 @ Brighouse Building, Cheney School, Oxford OX3 7QH
May 16 @ 9:30 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: Joseph Conlon Email: joseph.p.conlon@gmail.com Web: https://forms.gle/bsM8pmTo8ZQGXXCWA [MAP] Junior over-the-board event, max. age group U12 (year 7). Capacity 32 (48 with sufficient parental volunteers) divided into 8 player all-play-all sections.

ECF Online Rapid Grand Prix 2021 @ Lichess.org
May 16 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Towers Email: director.homechess@englishchess.org.uk Web: https://www.englishchess.org.uk/2021-online-grand-prix-series/
The ECF Rapid Grand Prix consists of monthly Swiss and Arena tournaments on the third Sunday of each month from March to November 2021. The ECF will be publishing a leaderboard, which will be updated monthly, with prizes for the winners in a number of categories at the end of the events.

May
17
Mon
2021
CCF Internal Club Championship May 2021 @ Coulsdon Chess Fellowship 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey CR5 3BA
May 17 @ 7:30 pm – 11:45 pm

Contact: Daniel Gliddon Email: chess@ccfworld.com [MAP] CCF internal club championship for May 2021

Guildford Monday Evening 4 @ Lichess.org
May 17 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Contact: Mike Gunn Email: mikewxyz@gmail.com Web: http://www.guildfordchess.co.uk/
Online standard play (45+15) tournament for Guildford Club members

May
18
Tue
2021
4NCL Online Season 3 Finals @ Lichess.org
May 18 all-day

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

Blackpool & Fylde League Online Standardplay Tournament 10 @ Lichess.org
May 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Contact: David Clayton Email: dgclayton@btinternet.com Web: https://lichess.org/team/blackpool–fylde-league
Open to all players in the Blackpool & Flyde League area (Leyland to Lancaster) and also open to Central Lancs League players. Friendly games, not ECF rated. Played on Tuesdays, although re-arrangements are allowed. A continuous 4 round event with two divisions, including promotion and relegation.

May
20
Thu
2021
3rd ECF SuperBlitz Arena @ Lichess.org
May 20 @ 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+0 Sections –  Open, Max 1800, Max 1600, Max 1400

Blackpool & Fylde League Online Rapidplay Tournament 10 @ Lichess.org
May 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Contact: David Clayton Email: dgclayton@btinternet.com Web: https://lichess.org/team/blackpool–fylde-league
Open to all players in the Blackpool & Flyde League area (Leyland to Lancaster) and also open to Central Lancs League players. Friendly games, not ECF rated. Played on Thursdays, although re-arrangements are allowed. A continuous 4 double round (playing both black and white) event.

May
21
Fri
2021
WCS UK Blitz Championship 2021 @ Lichess.org
May 21 @ 4:45 pm – 6:15 pm

Contact: Mohammed Khan Email: mkhan261@hotmail.com Web: https://lichess.org/swiss/V8XoV9L1
3+0 Blitz, 11 rounds Swiss

May
24
Mon
2021
Essex Online Championship 2021 Open @ Lichess.org
May 24 @ 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, online Championships (rating limited sections according to entry) 5 round Swiss with fortnightly rounds.

CCF Internal Club Championship May 2021 @ Coulsdon Chess Fellowship 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey CR5 3BA
May 24 @ 7:30 pm – 11:45 pm

Contact: Daniel Gliddon Email: chess@ccfworld.com [MAP] CCF internal club championship for May 2021

Guildford Monday Evening 4 @ Lichess.org
May 24 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Contact: Mike Gunn Email: mikewxyz@gmail.com Web: http://www.guildfordchess.co.uk/
Online standard play (45+15) tournament for Guildford Club members

May
25
Tue
2021
Blackpool & Fylde League Online Standardplay Tournament 10 @ Lichess.org
May 25 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Contact: David Clayton Email: dgclayton@btinternet.com Web: https://lichess.org/team/blackpool–fylde-league
Open to all players in the Blackpool & Flyde League area (Leyland to Lancaster) and also open to Central Lancs League players. Friendly games, not ECF rated. Played on Tuesdays, although re-arrangements are allowed. A continuous 4 round event with two divisions, including promotion and relegation.

North East Online League Season 3 @ Tornelo
May 25 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Contact: Tim Wall Email: timpeterwall@gmail.com Website: https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/northumbria-chess-masters
Open to teams of 4 players based in Northumberland, Tyne & Wear, Durham and Cleveland, and matches take place on alternate Tuesdays at 7:30pm during each season. Games are played on Tornelo.com, with a time control of 45 minutes plus 15 seconds per move.