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 …

Aug
14
Sat
2021
Essex Back to Chess Festival @ Wanstead House 21 The Green Wanstead E11 2NT
Aug 14 @ 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Contact: Mark Murrell Email: eca-festival@essexchess.org.uk Web: https://www.essexchess.org.uk/essex-back-to-real-chess-festival/ [MAP] Essex U18s-only closed event (including London Boroughs that are north of the River Thames and east of the River Lea) run by Essex Chess Association. Choice of a 5 round ECF rapid rated G10/5 Swiss or an unrated beginners tournament (no clocks save for deadlock) | Entry form

Sep
25
Sat
2021
Cambridgeshire Rapidplay @ Whittlesford Memorial Hall Mill Lane Whittlesford Cambridge
Sep 25 @ 10:00 am – 5:45 pm

Contact: Oliver Lenton Email: ollie__lenton@hotmail.co.uk [MAP] Cambs & East Anglia Grand Prix event; four five-round tournaments
Open; Major (Under 1900); Challengers (Under 1650); Minor (Under 1400) | Entry form

Oct
2
Sat
2021
Norfolk County Chess Championships @ The Tithe Barn, Rectory Road, Horstead NR21 7EP
Oct 2 @ 9:30 am – Oct 3 @ 6:30 pm

Contact: John Wickham Email: j.r.wickham@btinternet.com [MAP] Closed event. Subject to Covid restrictions and numbers, there will be a Championship and Challengers | Entry form

Oct
3
Sun
2021
1st Shark Tank LJCC @ Bishop Douglass School Hamilton Road London
Oct 3 @ 9:45 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: Tony Niccoli Email: tonyniccolichess@gmail.com [MAP] London Junior Championship Qualifying event for the London Junior Championship finals held in December. Sections U8, U10, U12.
Qualifying scores – U10 / U12 – 3.5 Minor Finals, 4.5 Major Finals. U8 -4 points
Prizes for winners and runners up. This event has supervision if you do not want to stay onsite with your child.
Google form to complete to enter – https://forms.gle/Wxsu4tpd2fv7u9Vf7 | Brochure

Oct
23
Sat
2021
38th Bury St Edmunds Congress @ Moreton Hall Community Centre, Symonds Road, Bury St Edmunds
Oct 23 @ 9:30 am – Oct 24 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: Steve Lovell Email: secretary@bsecongress.org.uk Web: http://www.bsecongress.org.uk/ [MAP] NEW VENUE! Five round Swiss tournament. Three sections – Open, Major (U1900) & Minor (U1600) | Entry form

Nov
20
Sat
2021
Brentwood School FIDE Invitational Weekend @ Brentwood School Middleton Hall Lane Brentwood Essex CM15 8EE
Nov 20 @ 9:15 am – Nov 21 @ 4:30 pm

Contact: Robin Slade Email: slader@brentwood.essex.sch.uk [MAP] To give the leading Brentwood and Essex juniors a chance to challenge top juniors from outside the area. At least some of the games will be FIDE-rated. Coaching will be led by Brentwood’s Head of Chess, International Master Richard Pert. There will also be a small satellite, non-FIDE tournament alongside on Saturday 20th for those outside the main event and siblings of the players. Many places will be filled by direct invitation but please get in touch if you would be interested to take part.

Nov
27
Sat
2021
Cambridgeshire County Closed Chess Championships @ Unit 1, New England Complex, Lincoln Road, Peterborough
Nov 27 @ 10:00 am – Nov 28 @ 5:00 pm

Contact: Francis Bowers Email: chessbower@aol.com [MAP] The top 42 players in Cambridgeshire play a 5 round Swiss event – 3 games Saturday, 2 games Sunday. 70 mins plus 15 seconds per move using digital clocks and scoring the game in the presence of a ECF Arbiter | Entry form

Dec
5
Sun
2021
North London Grand Prix @ Bishop Douglass School Hamilton Road London
Dec 5 @ 9:45 am – 4:45 pm

Contact: Angela Eyton Email: angelaeyton@aol.com [MAP] London Junior Championship qualifying event with sections for U8, U10 and U12. Open to all U12. Prizes for winners and and runners-up. Certificates for all.
Highest scores from 3 out of the 4 qualifying events are used for the Grand Prix prizes. Link to booking form – https://forms.gle/hhjka5gudn9caztN7

Jan
29
Sat
2022
South of England Junior Chess Congress @ Yateley Manor School 51 Reading Road Yateley
Jan 29 @ 9:00 am – Jan 30 @ 5:30 pm

Contact: Amy Grieve Email: amy@southofenglandjunior.com Web: http://www.southofenglandjunior.com [MAP] Prestigious annual junior chess tournament, sections from U7 up to U15. Counts towards ECF Youth Grand Prix. Open event – all welcome! Please contact us if you have any special requirements.

Jan
30
Sun
2022
Norfolk Rapidplay Congress 2022 @ Horstead Tithe Barn, Rectory Road, Horstead, Norwich
Jan 30 @ 9:30 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: John Wickham Email: j.r.wickham@btinternet.com [MAP] 6 round Swiss. 3 sections – Championship, Challengers (U1750) and U1450. Limited to 50 entrants | Entry form

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.

Apr
23
Sat
2022
38th St.Albans Congress @ St. Columba's College King Harry Lane St.Albans Herts
Apr 23 @ 10:00 am – Apr 24 @ 6:30 pm

Contact: Terry Douse Email: stalbanscongress@yahoo.co.uk Web: http://www.stalbanscongress.com/ [MAP] 5 round Swiss split over 5 sections. Large playing area. Hot and cold refreshments available. Free parking on site for over 200 cars. Close to M1 and M25 motorways. On St.Pancras main line.