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The calendar is now sortable by category and by tag, both at the top of the calendar. Click on each event for more details and a map. 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, and the button marked ‘Agenda’ offers different views (day, month & week). Clicking on the main calendar bar (top left) allows you to choose a date to go to.

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

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 end time to us …

For a PDF of the ECF Event Calendar click here

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Apr
20
Wed
CCF Daytime Chess – Summer Event @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road
Apr 20 @ 2:00 pm – Jul 20 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: Scott Freeman Email: chess@ccfworld.com Tel: 020 8645 9586 Web: http://www.ccfworld.com/Chess/ChessClubHome/ChessClubSeniorsIndex.htm – starts 2:00PM ends 6:00PM. Wednesday afternoons aimed at senior players (but allowing others who happen to be available). Players have a minimum of 5 matches (recently 7-8) during each tournament cycle (there are 3 per year)

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Jun
6
Mon
CCF Cup 2016 @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road
Jun 6 @ 7:30 pm – Jul 18 @ 11:00 pm

Contact: Scott Freeman Email: chess@ccfworld.com Tel: 020 8645 9586 Web: http://www.ccfworld.com/Chess/ChessClubHome/ChessClubIndex.htm – 7 consecutive Mondays, starts 7:30PM ends 11:00PM. Open to anyone, our club’s Summer tournament. 7 rounds over 7 consecutive Mondays with 5 different sections, all FIDE Rated

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Jun
27
Mon
CSIT World Workers Individual Chess Championship @ Club Sportway Puebla
Jun 27 all-day

Contact: Almog Burstein Email: almogbu@walla.com
Details | Regulations

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Jun
28
Tue
Greater London Chess Club Evening Blitz Tournament @ St George's Bloomsbury
Jun 28 @ 6:45 pm – 10:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Blades Email: tournaments@glcc.org.uk Web: http://www.glcc.org.uk
Single section Swiss tournament open to all players. 10 rounds, 3 minutes plus 2 second increments. 1st, 2nd and rating prizes. Entry fees: GLCC members – £3, non-members – £7 in advance or £12 from 27th June | Entry form

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Jun
30
Thu
6th Pimlico Summer Tournament @ St Saviour's Church Hall
Jun 30 @ 6:30 pm

Contact: Steve Sonnis Email: pimlicochess@aol.com Web: http://www.pimlicochessclub.com/summer-open-tournament/
A 5 round Swiss standard play tournament – starts Thursday 26 May and held every Thursday evening until 30 June, excluding 23 June due to the referendum. 3 ECF graded sections – Open,U150 and U120. Tradewise Grand Prix qualifier. ECF silver members and above. £25 to enter

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Jul
1
Fri
1st North Wales FIDE Open (incorporating 3rd Colwyn Bay Congress) @ St David's Room
Jul 1 – Jul 3 all-day

Contact: Syringa Camp Email: northwaleschess@aol.com
This year the Colwyn Bay Congress is moving to the lovely Venue Cymru in Llandudno. There will be three sections – FIDE-rated Open, Major (U160/1900) and Minor (U120/1600). All sections will be both ECF and WCU graded events, and the Open will be FIDE-rated. Play starts with the first round at 7pm on Friday 1st July, with two rounds on each of Sat and Sun at 10am and 3pm. Total prize fund of £1,625.00 | Entry form

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Batumi Municipality Cup 2016 @ KAISA Palace
Jul 1 – Jul 12 all-day

Tournament Director: IA Giorgi Chanturia – Director of the “Chess Club NONA” of Batumi
Contact number: (+995) 577 79 34 37 Web: www.chessbatumi.ge | Details

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Whitby Chess Congress (without Points Mean Prizes) 2016 @ Whitby Conservative Club
Jul 1 @ 7:00 pm – Jul 3 @ 6:15 pm

Contact: Noel Boustred Email: nboustred@yahoo.co.uk Website: http://noelschess.weebly.com
1st Prize in Minor of £150 no matter how many points you get. Open 1st, 2nd, 3rd and grading prize are respectively as follows: 35%; 15%; 10% and 10% of Open section fees to enter, discounting amount paid for grading fee for ECF Bronze or non-ECF members.
2 sections for comfort in a welcoming venue with good facilities, and in a beautiful place. It is on top of the hill overlooking Whitby and the harbour on one side of the hill, whilst on the other side of the hill you can see Whitby beach. Easy to get to – next door to one of two Whitby petrol stations | Entry form

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Jul
2
Sat
1st International Solidarity Open Chess Tournament @ Polideportivo Universidad de Navarra
Jul 2 – Jul 3 all-day

Contact: Nuria Email: info@jaquematealalzheimer.com Web: http://www.jaquematealalzheimer.com/english/
Event to support Alzheimer’s research. 100 cash prizes – 18.750€ tax free – for all levels. 10 trophies for the best classified. Gifts for all the players | Entry form

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41st Hampstead Congress U1900/U2200/U135 @ Henderson Court Day Centre
Jul 2 – Jul 3 all-day

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An Under 2200 (ECF 200) / Under 1900 (ECF 160) / Under 135 (ECF graded not FIDE rated) congress every month! NOW IN SECTIONS. All moves in 60 minutes each PLUS 30 seconds a move throughout. £150 1st, £75 2nd in each section PLUS rating prizes. Space STRICTLY limited space, so enter early! http://www.hampsteadchess.blogspot.co.uk for details of times and fees (ECF Gold Membership required for ENGLISH players)

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4th Hastings & St Leonards Weekend Chess Tournament @ Pelton House
Jul 2 @ 9:30 am – Jul 3 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: Marc Bryant Email: bryant8830@yahoo.co.uk Web: http://www.hastingschess.club/category/events/
For any chess player graded under 175 – one section only. Only the first 30 entries will be accepted. Entry fee — Standard=£25, Hastings Chess Club member=£20, Under 18=£15. Prizes guaranteed – total £265 as follows — 1st £100, 2nd £60, 3rd £30 with three grading prizes of £25 each – U155 U135 U110

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CCF Summer Rapid Play @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road
Jul 2 @ 10:15 am – 6:30 pm

Contact: Scott Freeman Email: chess@ccfworld.com Tel: 020 8645 9586 Web: http://www.ccfworld.com/Chess/Adult%20Competitions/Rapidplay_Summer.html – starts 10:15AM ends 6:30PM. FIDE rated Rapidplay – Open section plus as many others as numbers allow

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Greater London Chess Club Summer Rapidplay @ Upper Vestry House
Jul 2 @ 10:30 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: Nigel Blades Email: tournaments@glcc.org.uk Website: http://www.glcc.org.uk/summer_rapid.html – five round rapidplay open to all players, rate of play 25 minutes per player + 5 second increment. Open, U-150 and U-120 sections. Prizes in each section: 1st £50, 2nd £25 | Entry form

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Prodigy Chess Academy seminar @ The Eden Centre
Jul 2 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Contact: Prodigy Chess Academy Email: ashokmca@gmail.com
Prodigy Chess Academy is delighted to welcome you to attend this vital seminar. As a parent/carer of children aged 0-15 years, you will be surprised to know how important your role in supporting your children on their path to becoming professional international chess players.
It is not compulsory, but you are encouraged to donate £5 (or more) for this valuable seminar.

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County Championships – Finals @ Trident Park
Jul 2 @ 1:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Jul
3
Sun
Leicestershire Junior Championships @ Leicester Grammar School
Jul 3 @ 9:30 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: Paul Mottram Email: chess@paulmottram.com Web: http://www.lrca.org.uk/newlrca/Juniors.html
6 round Swiss ECF graded rapidplay. Time control: 20mins + 10 sec per move. Sections: U9, U11 and U18. Titles and awards are to be won in the U8, U9, U10, U11, U13 and U18 age bands. Open to all Juniors irrespective of county of birth or residence. Entry £13.50 (details of discounts on entry form). Closing date for entries: 29th June | Entry form

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South Shields 150th Anniversary Celebration Rapid Play One Day Congress @ THE CUSTOMS HOUSE
Jul 3 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

Contact: Eddie Czestochowski Email: eddie@southshieldschessclub.co.uk Web: http://www.southshieldschessclub.co.uk
The event is a 9 round Rapidplay tournament. Each game will be 10 minutes + 5 sec increments. The event has been arranged to mark the 150th Anniversary year of South Shields Chess Club. More details are available on club website. Entry fee – £10.00 (£5.00 for juniors)

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Chess Tutoring & Tournament @ Skyswood School
Jul 3 @ 10:30 am – 4:30 pm

Contact: Marc Shaw Email: chesscheck@gmail.com
ECF graded children’s chess tournament with quality training in-between matches by national level trainers. This event will be a unique mixture of competition and training. Children will play games over the course of the day, with training in-between matches, learning new skills and making new friends. A training event intended to improve your skills using examples from famous grandmaster games | Entry form

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Graeme Thomson Memorial Rapidplay @ The Polish Club
Jul 3 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Graham Mill-Wilson Email: tugmw@blueyonder.co.uk Web: http://www.bristolandcliftonchess.club
Six round Swiss rapidplay. 25 mins. on the clock. Two Sections – Open, Major (U145). Cash prizes – 1st and 2nd in each section, plus grading prizes if entries allow. Guaranteed £100 first prize in the Open (shared if necessary) £17 entry includes £2 discretionary donation to Macmillan Cancer Support | Entry form

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Colindale Community Centre July @ The Pulse Community Flat
Jul 3 @ 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Contact: Marc Shaw Email: marc.shaw.chess@gmail.com
Childrens’ chess tournament with training in-between matches by experienced chess coaches. Limited space, please enter early | Entry form

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