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 …
Contact: Scott Freeman Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 020 8645 9586 Web: http://www.ccfworld.com/Chess/ChessClubHome/ChessClubSeniorsIndex.htm – starts 2:00PM ends 6:00PM. Wednesday afternoons aimed at senior players (but allowing others who happen to be available). Players have a minimum of 5 matches (recently 7-8) during each tournament cycle (there are 3 per year)
Contact: Steve Rooney Email: email@example.com Web: http://www.shropshirechess.org
A friendly and professionally-run congress. FIDE-rated Open – first prize £1,000. Major U160 and Minor U125. New Friday evening to Sunday format, digital clocks throughout and incremental time controls G90+30’. Excellent facilities, brilliant food and a warm welcome to all.
FIDE Open, FIDE U1900 (ECF U160), ECF U130. Five rounds – Friday 7pm – Sunday 7pm. For entry forms, information – http://www.4ncl.co.uk/fide/information_06.htm
Contact: Tony Corfe / Marc Shaw Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://castlechess.co.uk
OPEN incl Premier U180, MAJOR U160 incl Intermediate U140, MINOR U120 incl Challenger U100. Guaranteed Prize Fund £150 per event. This congress is played in a modern 4star Holiday Inn Hotel situated three miles from Winchester town centre. Junction 9 or 10 on M3. We shall be running a Draughts Tournament alongside the Castle Chess Event. Everyone welcome.
Check out the entry guidelines here – http://www.4ncl.co.uk/jn_entry.htm
Contact: Tony Corfe Email: email@example.com Web: http://www.castlechess.co.uk
Learn and play in a fun and exhilarating atmosphere. Master Coaching and rapid chess tournament open to all players. Even complete beginners can join and make a start towards improving their chess ability. Parents interested in honing their chess skills and catching up can also join. The beginners section will offer coaching and the opportunity to play training games | Entry form
Contact: Scott Freeman Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 020 8645 9586 Web: http://www.ccfworld.com/Chess/Adult%20Competitions/Rapidplay_New%20Year.html – starts 10:15AM ends 6:30PM. 7 round FIDE tournament – an open section with as many extra sections as numbers will allow
Contact: Krishna Shiatis Email: email@example.com Website: http://www.kjca.org/event/124
Coaching days for KJCA are designed to teach children from beginner level all the way to advanced. Please see KJCA website for the different classes and levels. The coaching programme is run by and has been designed by Chris Ward GM
Holiday Inn Birmingham Airport (Divisions 1 and 2)
Contact: Julian Clissold Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.epsca.org.uk/
EPSCA Junior Rapidplay with age groups from Under 8 to Under 11. Each age section has both a standard and a “new-to-chess” section. The Open Under 11 Section is a qualifying event for the EPSCA Squad | Entry form
Contact: Robert Richmond Email: email@example.com
OPEN / U160 / U135 / U110 – entry form and online entry available on Notts chess website
Contact: Peter Taylor Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
One day 6 Round Swiss event. Four sections: Open, Major (U170), Intermediate (U140), Minor (U110)
Each player has 30 minutes for all moves. Prizes: £130, £80, £40 and Grading £40 each section.
Stockport League Trophies, Veteran, Junior and Buxton prizes. New large venue close to the M60 motorway | Entry form
Contact: Scott Freeman Email: email@example.com Tel: 020 8645 9586 Web: http://www.ccfworld.com/Chess/Junior%20Home%20Page/ECC_Qual_info.htm – starts 10:45AM ends 6:00PM. A 7 round open Swiss for juniors born after 31 August 1997
Contact: Laurie Winston Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.barnetjuniorchess.com
ECF graded games and training from professional coaches in small groups. Age group prizes, certificates, medals and cash awards. Children are fully supervised – parents do not need to stay | Entry form