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 …

Aug
8
Sat
2020
Summer Chess Camp @ https://chessplus.net/online-chess-camp-for-children/
Aug 8 @ 1:00 pm – Aug 9 @ 6:00 pm
Summer Chess Camp @ https://chessplus.net/online-chess-camp-for-children/

Contact: John Foley Email: john@chessplus.net Web: https://chessplus.net/online-chess-camp-for-children/
Summer Chess Camp for Children. Master Class from IM Jesper Hall, simul from GM Judit Polgar, in-depth sessions from IM Jop Delemarre

Aug
9
Sun
2020
Richmond Rapidplay @ Orleans Park School, Richmond Road, Twickenham
Aug 9 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: Paul McKeown Email: richmond_rapidplays@hotmail.com Web: http://www.rjcc.org.uk [MAP]
FIDE-rated and ECF graded rapidplays, 25 minutes per player per game with a 5 second increment throughout, in 4 sections – Open, U160, U120 and U80. Cash prizes in all sections | Entry form

Aug
11
Tue
2020
Muswell Hill FIDE Rapid – POSTPONED @ The Clissold Arms, 105 Fortis Green, London
Aug 11 @ 10:30 am – 5:45 pm

Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Web: http://www.muswellhillchess.blogspot.co.uk [MAP]
Open, Major, Minor sections based on entries

WWCC U150 Online Championship @ lichess.org
Aug 11 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Contact: Mark Murrell Email: mramurrell@blueyonder.co.uk
5 round grade limited Swiss

Stroud Club Tournament @ https://lichess.org/team/stroud
Aug 11 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Contact: Dr Duncan Dicks Email: duncandicks@googlemail.com
Stroud Chess Club Summer Tournament held online for the first time. Time limit 30m +15s. One game per week for 7 weeks

Aug
15
Sat
2020
Hampstead FIDE Chess Congress – POSTPONED @ Henderson Court Resource Centre, 102 Fitzjohn's Avenue, Hampstead
Aug 15 @ 10:30 am – Aug 16 @ 5:30 pm

Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Web: http://www.hampsteadchess.blogspot.com [MAP]
5 rounds, U2200, U1900 and U1700 sections

The National 100 @ Chess.com
Aug 15 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Contact: Mark Murrell Email: controller.counties@englishchess.org.uk Web: https://ecflms.org.uk/lms/node/61582/efixtures
National August slow play 4 regional teams all-play-all for ECF members / Supporters graded U100 (Jan 2020) – G60/15
East Saxons v Midland Outlaws v Northern Raiders v The South. Pre-registration required
Details

Aug
17
Mon
2020
Monday Afternoon Blitz @ ECF Online
Aug 17 @ 2:00 pm

On lichess.org | https://lichess.org/swiss/f0xGcXC9 | 7 round Swiss format | time control 5 | 2

Aug
18
Tue
2020
WWCC U150 Online Championship @ lichess.org
Aug 18 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Contact: Mark Murrell Email: mramurrell@blueyonder.co.uk
5 round grade limited Swiss

Aug
19
Wed
2020
Wednesday Evening Blitz @ ECF Online
Aug 19 @ 8:00 pm

On lichess.org | https://lichess.org/swiss/ui71aOlN | 9 round Swiss format | time control 3 | 2

Aug
20
Thu
2020
Surrey Kings Online Training Day @ Lichess.org and Zoom
Aug 20 @ 11:30 am – Aug 21 @ 4:00 pm

Contact: Mark Josse Email: mark.josse@surreykings.com Web: http://www.surreykings.com/
Two-day online training event aimed at Under 18 players rated ECF 100-130 or equivalent | Brochure (Powerpoint)

Thursday Afternoon Slow Blitz @ ECF Online
Aug 20 @ 2:00 pm

On Chess.com | https://www.chess.com/live#t=1508834 | 7 round Swiss, time control 5 | 2

Aug
21
Fri
2020
14th Steve Boniface Memorial – CANCELLED @ Great Hall, Bristol Grammar School, University Road, Bristol
Aug 21 @ 6:30 pm – Aug 23 @ 7:30 pm
51st Thanet Chess Congress – CANCELLED @ St George's Church of England Foundation School, Westwood Road, Broadstairs
Aug 21 @ 7:00 pm – Aug 23 @ 6:30 pm
Friday Evening ‘Diamond’ Rapid @ ECF Online
Aug 21 @ 8:00 pm

On Chess.com | https://www.chess.com/live#r=438925 | 90 minutes Arena format tournament, time control 10 | 0
One month ‘Diamond’ Chess.com upgrade for the winner!

Aug
22
Sat
2020
Poplar Rapid Chess Tournament – CANCELLED @ St.Nicholas Church Hall, Ettrick Street, Poplar, London
Aug 22 @ 10:30 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Norman Went Email: DocklandsChess@yahoo.co.uk Web: http://www.spanglefish.com/docklandschessclub [MAP]
6 rounds, 2 sections. FIDE-rated Major Under 2000 and Minor ECF graded Under 130. 25 minutes with 5 second increment from the beginning | Entry form

Online Counties Championships – Finals
Aug 22 @ 6:30 pm
The National 100 @ Chess.com
Aug 22 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Contact: Mark Murrell Email: controller.counties@englishchess.org.uk Web: https://ecflms.org.uk/lms/node/61582/efixtures
National August slow play 4 regional teams all-play-all for ECF members / Supporters graded U100 (Jan 2020) – G60/15
East Saxons v Midland Outlaws v Northern Raiders v The South. Pre-registration required
Details

Saturday Evening Slow Blitz @ ECF Online
Aug 22 @ 8:00 pm

On lichess.org | https://lichess.org/tournament/vfnpgLSG | 90 minutes Arena format tournament, time control 10 | 0

Aug
23
Sun
2020
Sunday Evening Rapid @ ECF Online
Aug 23 @ 8:00 pm

On Chess.com | https://www.chess.com/live#t=1523235 | 4 round Swiss tournament, time control 15 | 10

Aug
24
Mon
2020
The Smart Method to Teach Chess in Schools @ on Zoom
Aug 24 @ 9:00 am – Aug 25 @ 3:00 pm
The Smart Method to Teach Chess in Schools @ on Zoom

Contact: Brigitta Peszleg Email: training@chessplus.net Web: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ecu101-the-smart-method-to-teach-chess-chess-didactics-tickets-114948062750
The course is suitable for teachers and tutors who want to make chess an exciting and educational experience for children

Monday Afternoon Blitz @ ECF Online
Aug 24 @ 2:00 pm

On lichess.org | https://lichess.org/swiss/BbDuO3XF | 7 round Swiss format, time control 5 | 2

Aug
25
Tue
2020
WWCC U150 Online Championship @ lichess.org
Aug 25 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Contact: Mark Murrell Email: mramurrell@blueyonder.co.uk
5 round grade limited Swiss

Aug
26
Wed
2020
Wednesday Evening Blitz @ ECF Online
Aug 26 @ 8:00 pm

On lichess.org | https://lichess.org/swiss/K7ngUd07 | 9 round Swiss format, time control 3 | 2

Aug
27
Thu
2020
Thursday Afternoon Slow Blitz @ ECF Online
Aug 27 @ 2:00 pm

On Chess.com | https://www.chess.com/live#t=1523379 | 7 round Swiss, time control 5 | 2