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 June 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 …

Jul
24
Sat
2021
British Online Chess Championships II @ Chess.com
Jul 24 – Aug 8 all-day
British Online Chess Championships II @ Chess.com

Contact: Nigel Towers Email: director.homechess@englishchess.org.uk Web: https://www.englishchess.org.uk/british-online-chess-championships-2021/
Run by the ECF in collaboration with the Welsh, Scottish, Irish, Ulster, Jersey, Guernsey and Isle of Man Chess Federations/Unions. The British Online will include separate Championships – Open, Women’s, Junior, Senior and Rating Limited. Each Championship will consist of a qualifying stage and a finals stage, with a number of separate events at four different time controls (Standard, Rapid, Blitz and Bullet)

Jul
31
Sat
2021
Split Open 2021 @ Hotel Zagreb, Split, Croatia
Jul 31 – Aug 8 all-day

Contact: Mateo Ivić Email: splitchessopen@gmail.com Web: https://chessclubbrda.eu/en/split-open/
9 rounds, 90 min. + 30 sec. Prize fund: 6300 euros, 32 prizes

Aug
6
Fri
2021
VIII Summer Prague Open @ Prague
Aug 6 – Aug 13 all-day

Master Open with IM norm, FIDE Open with rapid and blitz tournaments | Details

Aug
7
Sat
2021
Over The Board Returns 3 @ Cheney School, Cheney Lane, Oxford OX3 7QH
Aug 7 – Aug 8 all-day

Contact: Wadih Khoury Email: wadih.khoury@wanadoo.fr Web: https://tinyurl.com/9398mpdm [MAP] 6 rounds, 60+30 ECF and FIDE rated event. Capacity of 48, could be extended depending on pandemic evolution. Depending on the numbers of entrants, there will be 2 to 4 section (10 to 16 players each) with allocation based on strength (ECF and FIDE). Cash prizes depending on number of entrants | Rules and protocols

Aug
8
Sun
2021
European Women’s Chess Championship @ UNIREA Hotel, Iasi, Romania
Aug 8 – Aug 21 all-day
Junior Master Series @ Lichess.org
Aug 8 all-day

Contact: Tony Niccoli Email: tonyniccolichess@gmail.com Web: http://www.juniormasterseries.com
Holiday Cup challenge qualifier. Qualification event for the Holiday cup finals on 29/8/21 – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chess-junior-masters-tickets-136194823383

Solta Open 2021 @ Grohote, Solta Island, Croatia 21430
Aug 8 – Aug 15 all-day

Contact: Mateo Ivic Email: ivic32@yahoo.com [MAP] 4th Solta Chess Open tournament at beautifull Solta Island near Split, Croatia. Tournament starts just one day after the finish of the Split Open

Aug
9
Mon
2021
1st Muswell Hill International @ Muswell Hill, London N10
Aug 9 @ 10:00 am – Aug 13 @ 6:00 pm
Coulsdon Chess CCF Cup @ Coulsdon Chess 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey CR5 3BA
Aug 9 @ 7:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Contact: Daniel Gliddon Email: chess@ccfworld.com Web: https://ccfworld.com/Chess/ChessClubHome/ChessClubIndex.htm [MAP] Coulsdon Chess’s internal Summer tournament in sections based on ability. Players must play in the section their grade places them but may apply to be in a higher section. If 90% of the players in that section agree, they may play in that section.

Aug
13
Fri
2021
10th 4NCL Online Congress @ Lichess.org
Aug 13 @ 7:00 pm – Aug 15 @ 7:00 pm
Aug
14
Sat
2021
Golders Green Rapidplay @ St Luke’s Church, Kidderpore Avenue, London NW3 7SU
Aug 14 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Web: https://chesscircuit.substack.com/ [MAP] 10 sections of 6 players, all-play-all

Yorkshire Junior Chess Association Event 4 @ Lichess.org
Aug 14 @ 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

Aug
15
Sun
2021
Cheney Rapidplays Event 8 @ Brighouse Building, Cheney School, Cheney Lane, Oxford OX3 7QH
Aug 15 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: Joseph Conlon Email: joseph.p.conlon@gmail.com Web: http://www.cheneychess.com/ [MAP] U16 Over-the-Board Junior Rapidplay; capacity 48; sections divided into 8 player all-play-alls; plenty of trophies. I will FIDE rate the top and (subject to entries) and second sections. Entry form is https://forms.gle/ovQ3EK9xeBnKJjvv5

ECF Online Rapid Grand Prix 2021 @ Lichess.org
Aug 15 @ 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.

Aug
16
Mon
2021
Coulsdon Chess CCF Cup @ Coulsdon Chess 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey CR5 3BA
Aug 16 @ 7:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Contact: Daniel Gliddon Email: chess@ccfworld.com Web: https://ccfworld.com/Chess/ChessClubHome/ChessClubIndex.htm [MAP] Coulsdon Chess’s internal Summer tournament in sections based on ability. Players must play in the section their grade places them but may apply to be in a higher section. If 90% of the players in that section agree, they may play in that section.

Aug
19
Thu
2021
Wood Green Invitational @ Oddfellows Hall, 17 Greengate Street, Stafford ST16 2HP
Aug 19 @ 3:00 pm – Aug 23 @ 8:00 pm

Contact: Lawrence Cooper Email: lozcooper@hotmail.com [MAP] Ten player round robin eligible for title norms – GM, IM, WGM, WIM

Aug
21
Sat
2021
Chess Centre Ilkley June Mini Congress @ The Chess Centre 8 Crescent Court Ilkley LS29 8DE
Aug 21 @ 10:00 am – Aug 22 @ 2:30 pm

Contact: Andrew Wainwright Email: info@chesscentre.online Web: https://www.chesscentre.online/events [MAP] Players will be placed in a group of 6, based on rating, and will play all others within their group during the 5 rounds of the tournament. 5 rounds, 60 mins per player on the clock. All games will be ECF standard play rated. Entries are currently limited to 18 players.

Aug
23
Mon
2021
Coulsdon Chess CCF Cup @ Coulsdon Chess 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey CR5 3BA
Aug 23 @ 7:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Contact: Daniel Gliddon Email: chess@ccfworld.com Web: https://ccfworld.com/Chess/ChessClubHome/ChessClubIndex.htm [MAP] Coulsdon Chess’s internal Summer tournament in sections based on ability. Players must play in the section their grade places them but may apply to be in a higher section. If 90% of the players in that section agree, they may play in that section.

Aug
26
Thu
2021
European Open Chess Championship @ Hotel Natura, Reykjavik, Iceland
Aug 26 – Sep 5 all-day
Northumbria Masters @ Marriott MetroCentre, Marconi Way, Gateshead NE11 9XF
Aug 26 @ 6:30 pm – Aug 30 @ 7:00 pm

Contact: Tim Wall Email: timpeterwall@gmail.com Web: https://northumbriamasters.com/ [MAP] GM norm & IM norm All-Play-Alls (All-Play-All entries by invitation only). 9-round Swiss tournaments (with over £5,500 in prizes)
Northumbria Masters (Open to All, eligible for title norms, FIDE- & ECF-rated); Challengers (U2000, FIDE- & ECF-rated); Major (U1750, ECF-rated); Minor (U1500, ECF-rated) | Entry form

Aug
28
Sat
2021
Chess Centre Ilkley Mini RapidPlay @ The Chess Centre 8 Crescent Court Ilkley LS29 8DE
Aug 28 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

Contact: Andrew Wainwright Email: info@chesscentre.online Web: https://www.chesscentre.online/events [MAP] Players will be placed in a group of 6, based on rating, and will play all others within their group during the 5 rounds of the tournament. 5 rounds, 25 mins per player on the clock. All games will be ECF rapidplay rated. Entries are currently limited to 18 players.

Coulsdon Chess Summer Rapidplay 2 @ Coulsdon Chess 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey CR5 3BA
Aug 28 @ 10:00 am – 6:30 pm

Contact: Daniel Gliddon Email: chess@ccfworld.com Web: https://ccfworld.com/Chess/Adult%20Competitions/Rapidplay_info.html [MAP] An over the board rapidplay after Covid. 7 rounds of 20 + 10 seconds per move. Open and graded sections – the exact limits will be decided upon entries.

Aug
29
Sun
2021
Junior Master Series @ Lichess.org
Aug 29 all-day

Contact: Tony Niccoli Email: tonyniccolichess@gmail.com Web: http://www.juniormasterseries.com
Finals of the Holiday Cup. Qualification required from July 11th, July 25th or August 8th – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chess-junior-masters-tickets-136194823383

Online Junior Training and Tournament – most Sundays @ Online
Aug 29 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Contact: Nick Pert Email: nickpert@hotmail.com Web: http://www.gmchess.co.uk/
This event takes place on most Sundays throghout the year – email Nick to confirm.
Small group junior chess training with GM Nick Pert. 1 hour online training followed by a blitz tournament with a chance to challenge Nick. Cost is £15.00 per session, 4 sessions for the price of 3. Please email Nick for further information or to register – nickpert@hotmail.com | Entry form

Sep
3
Fri
2021
XIX. Sunny Beach Open @ Bulgaria
Sep 3 – Sep 12 all-day

FIDE Open with IM norm possibility, FIDE Open, Blitz tournament | Details