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
9
Fri
2021
25th 4NCL Congress @ Woodland Grange Old Milverton Lane Leamington Spa Warwickshire CV32 6RN
Jul 9 @ 7:00 pm – Jul 11 @ 7:00 pm

Contact: Mike Truran Email: mike@truranfamily.co.uk Web: http://www.4ncl.co.uk/ [MAP] Sections: Open, Under 2000, Under 1700. Five rounds. Entry fee £30.00. Glass engraved trophies and/or prize fund depending on entries.

Jul
10
Sat
2021
Chess Centre Ilkley June Mini Congress @ The Chess Centre 8 Crescent Court Ilkley LS29 8DE
Jul 10 @ 10:00 am – Jul 11 @ 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.

Surrey Kings Back to the Board Rapidplay @ Ongar Place Primary School, Milton Road, Addlestone, Surrey KT15 1NY
Jul 10 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Contact: Mark Josse Email: mark.josse@surreykings.com Web: http://www.surreykings.com/ [MAP] One day rapidplay event for Juniors Under 16 in small sections of similar ability levels. Covid safety protocols will be applied as required | Entry form

Golders Green Rapidplay @ St Luke’s Church, Kidderpore Avenue, London NW3 7SU
Jul 10 @ 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

Jul
11
Sun
2021
Junior Master Series @ Lichess.org
Jul 11 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

Jul
12
Mon
2021
Hendon FIDE U1900 @ Hendon NW4
Jul 12 @ 10:00 am – Jul 13 @ 5:00 pm

Contact: Adam Nasim Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Web: http://bit.ly/chessinhendon
6 players, all-play-all section and no byes, games FIDE rated and ECF rated.

Coulsdon Chess CCF Cup @ Coulsdon Chess 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey CR5 3BA
Jul 12 @ 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.

Jul
13
Tue
2021
Blackpool & Fylde League Online Standardplay Tournament 12 @ Lichess.org
Jul 13 @ 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.

Jul
14
Wed
2021
Coulsdon Chess Daytime Chess @ Coulsdon Chess 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey CR5 3BA
Jul 14 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Contact: Daniel Gliddon Email: chess@ccfworld.com [MAP] Wednesday afternoon daytime chess club

Jul
15
Thu
2021
XXXII Czech Open @ Pardubice
Jul 15 – Aug 1 all-day

International Chess and Games Festival – Grandmaster Open with GM and IM norms, 2 FIDE Opens, 4-Member Team Tournament and other side tournaments | Details

Blackpool & Fylde League Online Rapidplay Tournament 12 @ Lichess.org
Jul 15 @ 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.

Jul
17
Sat
2021
UKCC Gigafinals (qualification only) @ Lichess.org
Jul 17 all-day

Contact: Pauline Whitehead Email: admin@ukchess.co.uk Web: https://www.delanceyukschoolschesschallenge.com/
10:00-13:00 – Under 8s
14:00-17:00 – Under 10s
Time control 10+5

ChessFest Rapidplay @ Manchester Square Gardens, Manchester Square, London W1U 3PL
Jul 17 @ 10:30 am – 5:30 pm
ChessFest Rapidplay @ Manchester Square Gardens, Manchester Square, London W1U 3PL

Contact: James Corrigan Email: james@chessinschools.co.uk Web: https://www.chess-fest.com/ [MAP] Rapidplay in the restful environs of Manchester Square Gardens in central London. GM participation guaranteed
Entry via Eventbrite – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/chessfest-rapidplay-tickets-157952196271

 

Golders Green Rapidplay @ St Luke’s Church, Kidderpore Avenue, London NW3 7SU
Jul 17 @ 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

Jul
18
Sun
2021
UKCC Gigafinals (qualification only) @ Lichess.org
Jul 18 all-day

Contact: Pauline Whitehead Email: admin@ukchess.co.uk Web: https://www.delanceyukschoolschesschallenge.com/
10:00-13:00 – Under 12s
14:00-17:00 – Under 14s and Under 18s
Time control 10+5

Cheney U16 Junior Rapidplay Event 7
Jul 18 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: Joseph Conlon Email: joseph.p.conlon@gmail.com Web: https://forms.gle/d2pbLyxocPJsfU9QA
Junior OTB Rapidplay, 7th event in a series of pandemic events that started in October 2020. I hope to FIDE rate the top (or top two) sections.

ECF Online Rapid Grand Prix 2021 @ Lichess.org
Jul 18 @ 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.

Jul
19
Mon
2021
Hendon FIDE U2200 @ Hendon, London NW4
Jul 19 @ 10:30 am – Jul 20 @ 5:30 pm

Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Web: http://www.chessengland.com/
2 days = 6 players / All-Play-All = NO BYES / 5 standard games. Entry Fee = £50.00 (ENG must be GOLD ECF or above). Time Control = 60m+30s. Rounds Day 1 = Venue will be open approximately 10.00am, (1) 10.30am to 1.30pm, (2) 2.00pm to 5.00pm, (3) 5.30pm to 8.30pm, Day 2 = Venue will be open approximately 10.30am, (4) 11.00am to 2pm, (5) 2.30pm to 5.30pm.

Coulsdon Chess CCF Cup @ Coulsdon Chess 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey CR5 3BA
Jul 19 @ 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.

Jul
20
Tue
2021
Blackpool & Fylde League Online Standardplay Tournament 12 @ Lichess.org
Jul 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 Tuesdays, although re-arrangements are allowed. A continuous 4 round event with two divisions, including promotion and relegation.

Jul
21
Wed
2021
Coulsdon Chess Daytime Chess @ Coulsdon Chess 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey CR5 3BA
Jul 21 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Contact: Daniel Gliddon Email: chess@ccfworld.com [MAP] Wednesday afternoon daytime chess club

Jul
22
Thu
2021
Blackpool & Fylde League Online Rapidplay Tournament 12 @ Lichess.org
Jul 22 @ 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.

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)

Chess Centre Ilkley Mini RapidPlay @ The Chess Centre 8 Crescent Court Ilkley LS29 8DE
Jul 24 @ 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.

Yorkshire Junior Chess Association Event 3 @ Lichess.org
Jul 24 @ 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