Calendar

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. 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 …

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For a PDF of the ECF Event Calendar – click here

Jan
13
Fri
16th PRAGUE OPEN @ Olympik Hotel, Sokolovska 138, Praha 8
Jan 13 – Jan 20 all-day

Contact: Jan Mazuch Email: j.mazuch@avekont.cz Details: http://www.czechtour.net/prague-open/
2 FIDE opens (one with IM norm) 

Jan
21
Sat
16th MARIENBAD OPEN @ Olympik Hotel, Sokolovska 138, Praha 8
Jan 21 – Jan 28 all-day

Contact: Jan Mazuch Email: j.mazuch@avekont.cz Details: http://www.czechtour.net/marienbad-open/
GM and IM round robin tournaments, FIDE open 

Junior 4NCL @ St Johns Hotel, 651 Warwick Rd, Solihull B91 1AT
Jan 21 – Jan 22 all-day
Maidenhead Junior Club Tournament @ Claires Court Junior Boys School, Cannon Lane, Maidenhead, Berkshire; postcode of entrance drive SL6 4QQ
Jan 21 @ 9:30 am – 1:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Dennis Email: nigelwdennis@btinternet.com Web: http://nigelwdennis.wixsite.com/mysite [MAP]
Delancey UK Chess Challenge Tournament Qualifying for the Megafinal for children under the age of 11. Separate tournament for children over the age of 11 | Entry form

Poplar Rapid-Play @ Langley Hall, St.Nicholas Church Centre, Ettrick Street, Poplar, London E14 0QD
Jan 21 @ 10:30 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Norman Went Email: DocklandsChess@yahoo.co.uk Web: http://www.spanglefish.com/docklandschessclub [MAP]
2 grade band sections – Minor Under 130 and Major Under 171. 30 minutes per player per game. 6 rounds | Entry form

EPSCA Rapidplay @ Broadgreen International School, Liverpool L13 5UQ
Jan 21 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Julian Clissold Email: julian.clissold@outlook.com Web: http://www.epsca.org.uk
EPSCA Rapidplay is open to all juniors under the age 0f 11 at 1st September 2016. There are Under 8; Under 9; Under 10; and Under 11 age groups. There are also A and B sections for different strengths of players. The Under 11 A section is a qualifying tournament for the EPSCA Squad [MAP] Entry form

2020 York Qualifier @ York University YO10 5DD
Jan 21 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

2020Contact: Peter Hornsby Email: director@2020chess.com Web: http://www.2020chess.com
A National Rapidplay Team Championship open to all! Kindly sponsored by Chess & Bridge
Events taking place across the country including: Edinburgh: 22nd October; London: 29th October; Leeds: 12th November; York 21st January; Birmingham 28th January; February 4th February.
Leading to a Super-Final next summer to determine the best 20/20 Chess team of four in the UK with cash prizes trophies and medals up for grabs along the way! Just £10 per person to participate!
(Don’t have a team? Don’t worry, you can also sign up as an individual and be randomly allocated into a mixed Barbarians side on the day) Recognised by the English Chess Federation [MAP] Flyer

Jan
22
Sun
Southend-on-Sea Junior Tournament @ Princes Avenue Academy Hornby Avenue Westcliff-on-Sea Essex SS0 0LG
Jan 22 @ 9:30 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: Dave Hawkins Email: davehawkins126@googlemail.com Web: http://www.ejca.co.uk [MAP]
Essex Junior Grand Prix 2016/17 Round 3 | Entry form

Colindale Chess Tournament @ The Pulse Community Flat, 15 Ostler Court, Charcot Road, Colindale NW9 5XW
Jan 22 @ 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Contact: Marc Shaw Email: marc.shaw.chess@gmail.com [MAP]
ECF graded childrens’ chess tournament with training in-between matches by experienced chess coaches. Limited availability, please book early | Entry form

Jan
27
Fri
15th Annual Gonzaga Classic @ Gonzaga College SJ, 6 Sandford Rd, Dublin 6, Ireland
Jan 27 – Jan 29 all-day

Contact: John McMorrow Email: chairperson@icu.ie Web: 15th Annual Gonzaga Classic
[MAP]

Jan
28
Sat
9th Muswell Hill FIDE Rapid @ The Clissold Arms, 105 Fortis Green, East Finchley, London N2 9HR
Jan 28 all-day

75rs-hendon-golders-hossContact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Web: http://www.muswellhillchess.blogspot.co.uk/ [MAP] G25+5 seconds a move throughout, prize fund £500

South of England Junior Chess Congress @ Yateley Manor School, Reading Rd, Yateley GU46 7UQ
Jan 28 @ 9:30 am – Jan 29 @ 9:00 pm
2020 Birmingham Qualifier @ Birmingham University, Birmingham B15 2TT
Jan 28 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

2020Contact: Peter Hornsby Email: director@2020chess.com Web: http://www.2020chess.com
A National Rapidplay Team Championship open to all! Kindly sponsored by Chess & Bridge
Events taking place across the country including: Edinburgh: 22nd October; London: 29th October; Leeds: 12th November; York 21st January; Birmingham 28th January; February 4th February.
Leading to a Super-Final next summer to determine the best 20/20 Chess team of four in the UK with cash prizes trophies and medals up for grabs along the way! Just £10 per person to participate!
(Don’t have a team? Don’t worry, you can also sign up as an individual and be randomly allocated into a mixed Barbarians side on the day) Recognised by the English Chess Federation [MAP] Flyer

Jan
29
Sun
Norfolk Rapidplay Congress @ Gas Social Club, Roundtree Way, Norwich NR7
Jan 29 @ 9:45 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: John Wickham Email: j.r.wickham@btinternet.com
6 round Swiss; 3 Sections: Championship, Challengers (U140), U100 [MAP] Entry form

28th Nottingham Rapidplay @ Nottingham High School, Waverley Mt, Nottingham
Jan 29 @ 10:00 am – 6:30 pm

Contact: Robert Richmond Email: robrchmnd@aol.com Web: http://nottschess.org
OPEN / U160 / U135 / U110. Entry form and online entry available on the Notts Chess website [MAP]

31st Stockport Rapidplay @ The Guildhall, 169-171 Wellington Rd South, Stockport SK1 3UA
Jan 29 @ 10:00 am – 6:30 pm

Contact: Peter Taylor Email: pht@rover12.wanadoo.co.uk
6 round Swiss event. Players will have 30 minutes for all moves. 4 sections: Open, Major (U170), Intermediate (U140), Minor (U110)
Prizes: 1st £140; 2nd £90; 3rd £40 and Grading £40 each section. Veteran and Buxton prizes, junior prizes in the Minor. Stockport League Major, Intermediate and Minor Trophies [MAP] Entry form

English Chess Challenge Qualifier @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road, Coulsdon
Jan 29 @ 10:45 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: CCF Email: chess@ccfworld.com Web: http://ccfworld.com/Chess/Junior%20Home%20Page/ECC_Qual_info.htm
A 7 round competition open to anyone under 18 on 31 August 2016. Everyone plays in one big section and the leaders boys and girls from each age group will qualify for the semi-finals [MAP]

Reading Chess Tournament @ Sports Park, Reading RG6 6UR
Jan 29 @ 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Contact: Kumar Email: chesscheck@gmail.com
ECF graded children’s chess tournament with training between matches by experienced chess coaches.
This event will be a unique mixture of competition and training. Improve your chess ability by learning to attack and checkmate the opponent’s King. You will also learn famous checkmate patterns. We will show you the good moves you made and the moves you missed from your own games! [MAP] Entry form

Feb
2
Thu
Hendon ‘First Thursday’ Blitz @ Golders Green Unitarians Church, 31½ Hoop Lane, London NW11 8BS
Feb 2 all-day

hendon-hossContact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Web: www.hendonchessclub.com [MAP]
SWISS 6 ROUNDS Open (one section) – prize fund £50.00

Feb
3
Fri
Frodsham Weekend Congress @ Frodsham Community Centre, Fluin Ln, Frodsham, Cheshire WA6 7QL
Feb 3 – Feb 5 all-day

Contact: Pat Ridley Email: patrick.ridley@ntlworld.com Web: http://kisekigo.com/frodsham.html
Open (FIDE-rated), Under 160 and Under 120 sections. Five rounds, Fischer time controls. Bookstall provided by Chess Essentials [MAP] Entry form