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 August 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 …


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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)

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

British Chess Championships 2021 – Open Championships @ Canham Turner Conference Centre, University of Hull, Cottingham Road, Hull HU6 7RX
Oct 2 @ 2:30 pm – Oct 10 @ 4:00 pm

Contact: Kevin Staveley Email: manager.british@englishchess.org.uk Web: https://www.britishchesschampionships.co.uk/ [MAP] British Championships Open Finals 2021. The Championship Finals will take place at Hull University and are open to eligible exempted players (GMs, WGMs, IMs and WIMs) and qualifiers from the Online Championships. The Finals will be played over 9 rounds between 2nd and 10th October | Entry form

Oct
4
Mon
2021
British Senior Championships 2021 @ Kents Hill Park Hotel, Timbold Drive, Milton Keynes
Oct 4 @ 2:30 pm – Oct 10 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: Kevin Staveley Email: manager.british@englishchess.org.uk Web: https://www.britishchesschampionships.co.uk/ [MAP] This is a 7 round championship event with one round per day from Monday 4th October to Sunday 10th October at Kent’s Park Hotel in Milton Keynes. There will be two Senior Championships – 50+ and 65+ with entry open to eligible players who meet the age requirements for the events | Entry form

Oct
14
Thu
2021
British Championships 2021 – Women’s Championship @ Canham Turner Conference Centre, University of Hull, Cottingham Road, Hull HU6 7RX
Oct 14 @ 4:00 pm – Oct 17 @ 8:00 pm

Contact: Kevin Staveley Email: manager.british@englishchess.org.uk Web: https://www.britishchesschampionships.co.uk/ [MAP] The British Womens Championship Final – 2021 – will take place at Hull University with 7 rounds between 14th and 17th October. The event is open to eligible WGMs or WIMs and qualifiers from the British Online Championships Womens Final in August | 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
13
Sat
2021
British Junior Rapid & Blitz Championship @ Kents Hill Park Training and Conference Centre, Swallow House, Timbold Drive, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK7 6BZ
Nov 13 – Nov 14 all-day
[MAP] Alternative postcode for SatNav MK7 6TT – Official British Junior Rapid & Blitz Championships 2021, in various age groups

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

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.

Dec
18
Sat
2021
London Junior Chess Championships @ University of Westminster, Harrow Campus, Northwick Park, Harrow HA1 3TP
Dec 18 @ 8:30 am – Dec 19 @ 8:00 pm

Contact: Arnold Lutton Email: jalutton@aol.com Web: http://www.ljcc.co.uk/ [MAP] This prestigious event has sections for Under 10 and Under 14. There are also sections for Under 8, Under 12, Under 16 and Under 18/21 on 28th, 29th, and 30th December at the same venue. Competitors must gain qualification to play in the Under 10 as detailed at www.ljcc.co.uk

Dec
28
Tue
2021
London Christmas Chess Congress @ University of Westminster, Harrow Campus, Northwick Park, Harrow HA1 3TP
Dec 28 @ 9:45 am – Dec 30 @ 8:00 pm

Contact: Arnold Lutton Email: entry@ljcc.co.uk Web: http://www.ljcc.co.uk/ [MAP] This established three day, six round Congress consists of three sections – OPEN, MAJOR and MINOR. The Open and Major are FIDE-rated. The Minor is ECF rated only and is restricted to players under ECF 1600 and to ungraded players who do not have a FIDE rating. The Major is under 1940 FIDE

London Junior Chess Championships @ University of Westminster, Harrow Campus, Northwick Park, Harrow HA1 3TP
Dec 28 @ 9:45 am – Dec 30 @ 8:45 pm

Contact: Arnold Lutton Email: entry@ljcc.co.uk Web: http://www.ljcc.co.uk/ [MAP] This prestigious event has sections for Under 8, Under 12, Under 16 and Under 18/21. The Under 18/21 is combined with the LJCC Christmas Open.
The Under 8 is held over two days, 29th and 30th December. The other sections play on all three days. The Under 18/21 and Under 16 are both FIDE rated. The Under 12 attracts a very large entry and is run as Major and Minor sections. Competitors must gain qualification to play in the Under 8 and Under 12 as detailed at www.ljcc.co.uk
There are also sections for Under 10 and Under 14 on 12th and 13th December at the same venue.

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.

Mar
12
Sat
2022
EPSCA Under 9 Zones @ TBA
Mar 12 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Dennis Email: nigelwdennis@btinternet.com Web: https://www.epsca.org.uk/
45th EPSCA Under 9 Inter-Association Team Championships. Three zones qualifying for the final on 23rd April. Entry restricted to affiliated associations.

Mar
19
Sat
2022
EPSCA Under 11 Zones @ TBA
Mar 19 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Dennis Email: nigelwdennis@btinternet.com Web: https://www.epsca.org.uk/
55th EPSCA Under 11 Inter-Association Team Championships. Three zones qualifying for the final on 7th May. Entry restricted to affiliated associations.

Mar
26
Sat
2022
EPSCA Under 11 Girls Final @ TBA
Mar 26 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Dennis Email: nigelwdennis@btinternet.com Web: https://www.epsca.org.uk/
37th EPSCA Under 11 Girls Inter-Association Team Championships Final. Entry restricted to affiliated associations.

Apr
23
Sat
2022
EPSCA Under 9 Final @ TBA
Apr 23 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Dennis Email: nigelwdennis@btinternet.com Web: https://www.epsca.org.uk/
45th EPSCA Under 9 Inter-Association Team Championships Final. Teams qualified from three zones on 12th March.

May
7
Sat
2022
EPSCA Under 11 Final @ TBA
May 7 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Dennis Email: nigelwdennis@btinternet.com Web: https://www.epsca.org.uk/
55th EPSCA Under 11 Inter-Association Team Championships Final. Teams qualified from three zones on 19th March.