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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

Sep
28
Wed
CCF Daytime Chess – Autumn 2016 @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road
Sep 28 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Contact: CCF Email: chess@ccfworld.com Web: http://www.ccfworld.com/Chess/ChessClubHome/ChessClubSeniorsIndex.htm
Daytime chess is primarily for senior players to have rated and graded chess which enables them to return home at a civilised time of day. The players who enter will be split into sections according to ability in the hope of giving between 5 and 8 matches each during the duration of the event.

Sep
30
Fri
6th New Harrogate Chess Congress @ Harrogate Chess Club
Sep 30 @ 7:00 pm – Oct 2 @ 6:30 pm

Contact: Noel Boustred Email: nboustred@yahoo.co.uk Web: http://noelschess.weebly.com
2 weeks later than planned – it’s on the only weekend available in the month for venue. This is the longest standing recent Harrogate Congress, with Open and Minor sections. 1st prize in the Minor is £155 due to sponsorship from ‘Chess Essentials’ Bookstall and www.referandearn.co.uk. It takes place in Harrogate, across the park from the town centre, which is about a mile from railway station | Entry form

Castle Chess – 2nd Harrogate Chess Congress @ The Old Swan Hotel
Sep 30 @ 7:30 pm – Oct 2 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: Tony Corfe / Marc Shaw Email: tony@castlechess.co.uk Website: http://castlechess.co.uk
OPEN incl Premier U180, MAJOR U160 incl Intermediate U140, MINOR U120 incl Challenger U100. Guaranteed Prize Fund minimum £150 per event. 6 Rounds – Played in a special hotel with lots of character. Ample parking. Special Rates offered for the chess well below their normal charges. Early booking suggested via Tony Corfe.

Oct
1
Sat
2016 Coventry Junior Open @ King Henry VIII Preparatory School
Oct 1 all-day

Contact: Alex Holowczak Email: alexholowczak@gmail.com
An ECF-graded junior tournament for players aged under 8, 10 and 12 | Entry form

4NCL Team and Individual Rapidplay Championships @ Harben House
Oct 1 – Oct 2 all-day

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Check out the entry guidelines here – www.4ncl.co.uk

Junior 4NCL @ De Vere Venues
Oct 1 – Oct 2 all-day
Norfolk County Chess Championships @ Tithe Barn
Oct 1 @ 9:15 am – 6:30 pm

Contact: John Wickham Email: j.r.wickham@btinternet.com
Closed event – eligibility & rules on www.norfolkchess.org
5 round Swiss, Championships + Challengers, top 24 in the Championship

Rainham Hall Rapidplay @ Rainham Hall
Oct 1 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: Nigel Blades Email: tournaments@glcc.org.uk Web: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/rainham-hall/features/chess-tournament
Five round rapidplay tournament in the beautiful and historic setting of Rainham Hall’s old stables. Open and Minor (U130ECF / U-1675 FIDE) sections, ECF graded and FIDE rated, 30 minutes per player per game.

Peter Clarke Memorial Rapidplay @ Oceans Community Centre
Oct 1 @ 10:15 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: John Constable Email: john@budetrophies.co.uk Web: http://www.budechess.co.uk
One day 6 round rapidplay with Open & U140 sections | Entry form

8th Muswell Hill / East Finchley FIDE Rapid @ The Clissold Arms
Oct 1 @ 10:30 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Web: http://muswellhillchess.blogspot.co.uk/
There are three FIDE rated sections of six rounds; an OPEN, a Major Under 160 and a Minor Under 120. The venue is a very short walk from East Finchley underground station on the Northern Line

Chess.com Isle of Man International – Masters @ Villa Marina
Oct 1 @ 1:30 pm – Oct 9 @ 9:00 pm

Contact: Alan Ormsby Email: masters@iominternationalchess.com Web: http://www.iominternationalchess.com
£50,000 prize fund. Likely to be one of Europe’s strongest open tournaments in 2016. See website for details | Entry form

Oct
3
Mon
Chess.com Isle of Man International – Major & Minor @ Villa Marina
Oct 3 @ 1:30 pm – Oct 9 @ 8:00 pm

Contact: Brian Woodard Email: major@iomintrenationalchess.com Web: http://www.iominternationalchess.com
Major: FIDE 2100 and below, prize fund £2,800. Minor: FIDE 1750 and below, prize fund £2,000. See website for full details and to register

Oct
5
Wed
CCF Daytime Chess – Autumn 2016 @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road
Oct 5 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Contact: CCF Email: chess@ccfworld.com Web: http://www.ccfworld.com/Chess/ChessClubHome/ChessClubSeniorsIndex.htm
Daytime chess is primarily for senior players to have rated and graded chess which enables them to return home at a civilised time of day. The players who enter will be split into sections according to ability in the hope of giving between 5 and 8 matches each during the duration of the event.

Oct
6
Thu
Hendon ‘First Thursday’ Blitz Chess Tournament @ Golders Green Unitarians Church
Oct 6 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

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Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Web: http://www.hendonchessclub.com/blitz/
One section, Swiss system tournament. 1st prize £20, 2nd Prize £10 and £10 prize for the highest Hendon Chess Club member.

Oct
7
Fri
Dundee and Angus Chess Congress @ David Lloyd Leisure
Oct 7 @ 7:00 pm – Oct 9 @ 6:30 pm

Contact: Keith Rose Email: director@dundee-congress.co.uk Web: http://www.dundee-congress.co.uk
Open, Major (<=162), Minor (<=122). All moves in 1 hour 30 minutes plus 30 secs per move from move 1. Reduced price DLL facilities pass players & companions | Entry form

Oct
8
Sat
Chelmsford Junior Tournament @ Kings Road Primary School
Oct 8 @ 9:30 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: Dave Hawkins Email: davehawkins126@googlemail.com Web: http://www.ejca.co.uk
Essex Junior Grand Prix 2016/17 Round One. LJCC Qualifying Event | Entry form

Maidenhead Junior Club Tournament @ Claires Court Junior Boys School
Oct 8 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Dennis Email: nigelwdennis@btinternet.com Web: http://nigelwdennis.wixsite.com/mysite
Two sections – Under 110 ECF graded section, and beginners section not ECF graded | Entry form

Children’s Chess Congress @ Broadoak & Smallshaw Community Centre
Oct 8 @ 10:00 am – 2:30 pm

Contact: David Hardy Email: davidghardy57@gmail.com Web: http://www.ashtonccc.co.uk
Sections for Year 2-6 (not submitted for grading) and Year 7-11 and those playing League or Town Team chess | Entry form

Harrogate Junior Chess Congress @ Nidderdale High School
Oct 8 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

Contact: John Hipshon Email: jr.hipshon@ntlworld.com Web: http://www.yorkshirejuniorchess.org
Major, Intermediate, Minor and Novice sections. Trophy for the overall winner and then medals in each age group. Medal for the best girl | Entry form

Chipping Sodbury Rapidplay @ The Old Grammar School
Oct 8 @ 10:30 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Graham Mill-Wilson Email: tugmw@blueyonder.co.uk Web: http://www.chessit.co.uk
The friendly, twice yearly event in the shadow of the Cotswolds. Three sections – Open, Major (U155), Minor (U125). Free tea and coffee and maybe some biscuits if you’re quick enough | Entry form