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 December 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 …

Oct
31
Sun
2021
Junior Master Series @ Lichess.org
Oct 31 all-day

Contact: Tony Niccoli Email: tonyniccolichess@gmail.com Web: http://www.juniormasterseries.com
Finals of the Autumn Cup. Qualification required from September 12, September 26th, October 17th – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chess-junior-masters-tickets-136194823383

Online Junior Training and Tournament – most Sundays @ Online
Oct 31 @ 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

Nov
5
Fri
2021
1st Ribble FIDE Rapidplay @ South Ribble Borough Council Civic Centre, West Paddock, Leyland, Lancashire
Nov 5 @ 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Contact: David Clayton Email: dgclayton@btinternet.com Web: http://congress.org.uk/congress/69/home [MAP] A Friday afternoon event, 6 rounds, Major U2000, Minor U1650

Nov
7
Sun
2021
World 20/20 Chess Championships @ Chess.com
Nov 7 all-day
World 20/20 Chess Championships @ Chess.com

All teams welcome, you just need any four players to be in one with prizes of $3000 for 1st, $1500 for 2nd and $500 for 3rd. One team match of 10+5 time controls on Chess.com each month and you can join late. Email director@2020chess.com if you have any questions. Full details at https://2020chess.com/rules-and-details-for-the-2021-2022-online-season.html | Entry form
Games will be streamed live throughout the day on Chess.com Twitch TV Streamers – https://www.twitch.tv/chessheroes

ECF Online Blitz Grand Prix 2021 @ Lichess.org
Nov 7 @ 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 Blitz Grand Prix consists of monthly Swiss and Arena tournaments on the first 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.

Nov
21
Sun
2021
ECF Online Rapid Grand Prix 2021 @ Lichess.org
Nov 21 @ 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.

Nov
27
Sat
2021
YJCA Grand Prix Event 1 @ Queen Margaret’s School, Escrick Park, York
Nov 27 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

Contact: John Hipshon Email: jr.hipshon@ntlworld.com Web: http://www.yorkshirejuniorchess.org/ [MAP] Major Section: Open to any player; Intermediate Section: Open to players with an ECF rapidplay grade below 1450; Minor Section: Open to any player with no grade or below 1000; Novice Section: Open to any player with limited experience or first tournament. Prizes in each section including £60 for major winner.

Nov
28
Sun
2021
Online Junior Training and Tournament – most Sundays @ Online
Nov 28 @ 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

Dec
5
Sun
2021
World 20/20 Chess Championships @ Chess.com
Dec 5 all-day
World 20/20 Chess Championships @ Chess.com

All teams welcome, you just need any four players to be in one with prizes of $3000 for 1st, $1500 for 2nd and $500 for 3rd. One team match of 10+5 time controls on Chess.com each month and you can join late. Email director@2020chess.com if you have any questions. Full details at https://2020chess.com/rules-and-details-for-the-2021-2022-online-season.html | Entry form
Games will be streamed live throughout the day on Chess.com Twitch TV Streamers – https://www.twitch.tv/chessheroes

Dec
10
Fri
2021
12th 4NCL Online Congress @ Lichess.org
Dec 10 @ 7:00 pm – Dec 12 @ 7:00 pm
Dec
11
Sat
2021
Transcontinental Scholastic Chess Super-Tournament @ Chess.com
Dec 11 @ 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Contact: Caleb Brown Email: csbrown.entrepreneur@gmail.com Web: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/transcontinental-scholastic-chess-super-tournament-8-registration-209546718877
Four rounds, three sections (Open, U1000 and U600) and a time control of G/45;d5. Scholastic players of all countries who are USCF members are eligible to participate in this tournament. Entry fee: $10 by 11/20; $15 by 12/4; and $20 thereafter. Prizes: $400 in Amazon gift cards based on 40 full-price entries. Class prizes may be issued | Flyer

Dec
12
Sun
2021
Hope Chess Christmas Open @ Lichess.org
Dec 12 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Contact: Madara Orlovska Email: hopechessclublondon@gmail.com
Christmas online rapidplay tournament for juniors organised via Lichess.org. Juniors are eligible to play if they were born on or after 1 August 2003.
To enter, please email the full name, DOB, and ECF/FIDE chess rating (if any) and Lichess.org username. The tournament is free of charge. The champion will be awarded a trophy and a certificate and the 2nd and 3rd place will receive medals and certificates.

Dec
17
Fri
2021
2nd EJCOA Forest Hall IM Tournament @ Forest Hall Social Club, Errington Terrace, Palmersville, Newcastle upon Tyne
Dec 17 @ 6:30 pm – Dec 21 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: Tim Wall Email: timpeterwall@gmail.com Web: https://northumbriamasters.com/
IM norm all-play-all (10 players). Supported by the English Junior Coaches and Organisers Association (EJCOA). Entry fee: £150. Prizes: £200, £150, £100. Time control: All moves in 90 minutes, plus 30 seconds per move | Entry form

2nd EJCOA Forest Hall Junior Training Tournament @ Forest Hall Social Club, Errington Terrace, Palmersville, Newcastle upon Tyne
Dec 17 @ 6:30 pm – Dec 22 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: Tim Wall Email: timpeterwall@gmail.com Web: https://ejcoa.co.uk/ [MAP] FIDE-rated Junior All-Play-All Training Tournament (10 players). Supported by the English Junior Coaches and Organisers Association (EJCOA). Entry fee: £75
Prizes: £150, £100, £50. Junior Coaching: Post-game analysis with an ECF Registered Coach. Time control: All moves in 60 minutes, plus 30 seconds per move increment | Entry form

Dec
31
Fri
2021
Online Junior Training and Tournament – most Sundays @ Online
Dec 31 @ 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

Jan
23
Sun
2022
World 20/20 Chess Championships @ Chess.com
Jan 23 all-day
World 20/20 Chess Championships @ Chess.com

All teams welcome, you just need any four players to be in one with prizes of $3000 for 1st, $1500 for 2nd and $500 for 3rd. One team match of 10+5 time controls on Chess.com each month and you can join late. Email director@2020chess.com if you have any questions. Full details at https://2020chess.com/rules-and-details-for-the-2021-2022-online-season.html | Entry form
Games will be streamed live throughout the day on Chess.com Twitch TV Streamers – https://www.twitch.tv/chessheroes

Feb
12
Sat
2022
YJCA Grand Prix Event 2 @ Hymers College, Hymers Avenue, Hull
Feb 12 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

Contact: John Hipshon Email: jr.hipshon@ntlworld.com Web: http://www.yorkshirejuniorchess.org/ [MAP] 4 sections for Juniors – Major (any player) cash prizes for top 3; Intermediate (grades below 1450) trophies for top 3 and age group prizes; Minor (grades below 1000) trophies for top 3 and age group prizes; Novice (inexperienced players) trophies for top 3 and age group prizes and certificates to every player.

Feb
27
Sun
2022
World 20/20 Chess Championships @ Chess.com
Feb 27 all-day
World 20/20 Chess Championships @ Chess.com

All teams welcome, you just need any four players to be in one with prizes of $3000 for 1st, $1500 for 2nd and $500 for 3rd. One team match of 10+5 time controls on Chess.com each month and you can join late. Email director@2020chess.com if you have any questions. Full details at https://2020chess.com/rules-and-details-for-the-2021-2022-online-season.html | Entry form
Games will be streamed live throughout the day on Chess.com Twitch TV Streamers – https://www.twitch.tv/chessheroes

Mar
20
Sun
2022
World 20/20 Chess Championships @ Chess.com
Mar 20 all-day
World 20/20 Chess Championships @ Chess.com

All teams welcome, you just need any four players to be in one with prizes of $3000 for 1st, $1500 for 2nd and $500 for 3rd. One team match of 10+5 time controls on Chess.com each month and you can join late. Email director@2020chess.com if you have any questions. Full details at https://2020chess.com/rules-and-details-for-the-2021-2022-online-season.html | Entry form
Games will be streamed live throughout the day on Chess.com Twitch TV Streamers – https://www.twitch.tv/chessheroes

Apr
3
Sun
2022
World 20/20 Chess Championships @ Chess.com
Apr 3 all-day
World 20/20 Chess Championships @ Chess.com

All teams welcome, you just need any four players to be in one with prizes of $3000 for 1st, $1500 for 2nd and $500 for 3rd. One team match of 10+5 time controls on Chess.com each month and you can join late. Email director@2020chess.com if you have any questions. Full details at https://2020chess.com/rules-and-details-for-the-2021-2022-online-season.html | Entry form
Games will be streamed live throughout the day on Chess.com Twitch TV Streamers – https://www.twitch.tv/chessheroes

May
6
Fri
2022
Durham Chess Congress @ Dolphin Centre, Horse Market, Darlington DL1 5RP
May 6 @ 7:00 pm – May 8 @ 8:00 pm

Contact: Mick Riding Email: mickriding@hotmail.co.uk [MAP] Three Sections – Open, Major (ECF 1900 and below), Minor (ECF 1675 and below)

May
8
Sun
2022
World 20/20 Chess Championships @ Chess.com
May 8 all-day
World 20/20 Chess Championships @ Chess.com

All teams welcome, you just need any four players to be in one with prizes of $3000 for 1st, $1500 for 2nd and $500 for 3rd. One team match of 10+5 time controls on Chess.com each month and you can join late. Email director@2020chess.com if you have any questions. Full details at https://2020chess.com/rules-and-details-for-the-2021-2022-online-season.html | Entry form
Games will be streamed live throughout the day on Chess.com Twitch TV Streamers – https://www.twitch.tv/chessheroes

Jun
3
Fri
2022
24th South Lakes Chess Congress @ Forum Arts Centre 28 Duke Street Barrow-in-Furness Cumbria
Jun 3 @ 7:00 pm – Jun 5 @ 6:30 pm

Contact: Trevor Blower Email: trevor.blower@talktalk.net [MAP]
The 24th South Lakes Congress held in a spacious Arts Centre with facilities for everyone. Covid-19 regulations and guidance will be followed at the event to keep players and families safe | Entry form

Jul
3
Sun
2022
World 20/20 Chess Championships @ Chess.com
Jul 3 all-day
World 20/20 Chess Championships @ Chess.com

All teams welcome, you just need any four players to be in one with prizes of $3000 for 1st, $1500 for 2nd and $500 for 3rd. One team match of 10+5 time controls on Chess.com each month and you can join late. Email director@2020chess.com if you have any questions. Full details at https://2020chess.com/rules-and-details-for-the-2021-2022-online-season.html | Entry form
Games will be streamed live throughout the day on Chess.com Twitch TV Streamers – https://www.twitch.tv/chessheroes