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 …

To submit your event to this calendar – click here

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For a PDF of the ECF Event Calendar – click here

Jan
6
Fri
Shropshire Congress @ Wrekin Housing Trust, Telford TF3 4AW
Jan 6 – Jan 8 all-day

Contact: Steve Rooney Email: steve.rooney@busandcoach.com Web: http://www.shropshirechesscongress.org.uk
FIDE Open, Major and Minor sections. A welcoming event at a superb venue which provides excellent facilities for an enjoyable weekend of competitive chess [MAP]

12th 4NCL FIDE Rated Congress @ The Old Swan Hotel, Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Jan 6 @ 7:00 pm – Jan 8 @ 7:00 pm

4NCLFIDE Open, FIDE U2000 (ECF U175), ECF U135. Five rounds Friday 7pm – Sunday 7pm [MAP] – for entry forms, information – www.4ncl.co.uk/fide/information_12.htm

Castle Chess – 5th Winchester Chess Congress @ Holiday Inn, Winchester SO21 1HZ
Jan 6 @ 7:00 pm – Jan 8 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: Tony Corfe Email: tony@mrcorfe.com Web: http://www.castlechess.co.uk
CHAMPIONSHIP U195 incl. Premier U175; MAJOR U155 incl. Intermediate U135; MINOR U115 incl. Challenger U195. Guaranteed prize fund minimum £180 per event – 6 rounds [MAP]

Jan
7
Sat
Golders Green FIDE Rapid Chess @ Golders Green Parish Church Hall, West Heath Drive, London NW11 7QG
Jan 7 all-day

Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Web: www.goldersgreenchess.blogspot.co.uk [MAP]
SWISS 6 ROUNDS Open / Major Under 170 / Minor Under 145 / Amateur Under 120

Maidenhead Junior Club Tournament @ Claires Court Junior Boys School, Maidenhead SL6 4QQ
Jan 7 @ 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 [MAP] Entry form

Chess Coaching for Kids @ Edenbridge Leisure Centre Stangrove Park Edenbridge Kent TN8 5LU
Jan 7 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Contact: Prodigy Chess Academy Email: ashokmca@gmail.com [MAP]
Couldn’t be a better time, age and method to bring your kids chess knowledge. Please express your interest for any other age groups and we will endeavour to accommodate as and when possible.

Jan
10
Tue
Greater London Chess Club Evening Blitz Tournament @ St George's Bloomsbury, 6 Little Russell St, London WC1A 2SD
Jan 10 @ 6:45 pm – 10:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Blades Email: tournaments@glcc.org.uk Web: http://www.glcc.org.uk
Single section, FIDE rated open blitz tournament, 10 rounds. Rate of play 3 minutes + 2 second increments. Entry fee (non-GLCC members) £8 in advance or £12 after 6pm on Monday 9 January. 40% of entry fees returned as prizes, remainder to club funds [MAP] Entry form

Jan
11
Wed
CCF Daytime Chess – Spring 2017 @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road, Coulsdon
Jan 11 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Contact: CCF Email: chess@ccfworld.com Web: http://www.ccfworld.com/Chess/ChessClubHome/ChessClubSeniorsIndex.htm
Every Wednesday between 11th January 2017 and 12th April 2017 inclusive …
Primarily for senior players to play competitive graded and rated chess, allowing them to get home at a civilised hour. This event splits the entry into groups based on ability so that each player will have between 5 and 8 games during the duration of the tournament [MAP]

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
14
Sat
26th Keres Memorial @ Original Hotel Sokos Viru, Tallinn, Estonia
Jan 14 – Jan 15 all-day

Details: here

46th Hampstead FIDE Congress U2200/U1900/U135 @ Henderson Court Resource Centre, 102 Fitzjohn's Avenue, London NW3 6NS
Jan 14 – Jan 15 all-day

Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Web: www.hampsteadchess.blogspot.co.uk [MAP]
Under 2200 and Under 1900 FIDE sections, ECF Under 135 Section, G60+30s a move

4NCL Rounds 3 and 4 / Weekend 2
Jan 14 – Jan 15 all-day
4NCL Rounds 3 and 4 / Weekend 2
Jan 14 – Jan 15 all-day

4ncl-newestDe Vere Wokefield Park (Division 3 South, Division 4 South)

4NCL Rounds 3 and 4 / Weekend 2
Jan 14 – Jan 15 all-day
Somerset New Year Congress @ Walton Park Hotel, Wellington Terrace, Clevedon, North Somerset BS21 7BL
Jan 14 – Jan 15 all-day

*** THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL ***
Contact: Rebecca Gardiner Email: congresssecretary@hotmail.com Web: http://somersetchesscongress.webs.com
Five round seeded Swiss tournament with 3 sections – U175, U145 & U120 [WEB]
*** THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL ***

ECF National Schools Girls’ Northern Semi-Finals @ Bridgewater School, Worsley Rd, Worsley, Manchester M28 2WQ
Jan 14 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Andrew Martin Email: a.martin2007@yahoo.co.uk Web: http://englishchess.org.uk/NSCC/
Teams of three; U11 and U19 events; enter at the ECF official National Schools website; all standards welcome from novice to expert. The ECF wants to get as many girls playing and enjoying chess as possible [MAP]

CCF New Year FIDE Rapid Play @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road, Coulsdon
Jan 14 @ 10:15 am – 6:30 pm

Contact: CCF Email: chess@ccfworld.com Web: http://www.ccfworld.com/Chess/Adult%20Competitions/Rapidplay_New%20Year.html
FIDE Rated Rapid Play with an Open section plus enough sections below it to satisfy the entry [MAP]

Jan
15
Sun
ECF National Schools Girls’ Southern Semi-Finals @ St Catherine's School, Station Rd, Bramley, Guildford GU5 0AY
Jan 15 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Andrew Martin Email: a.martin2007@yahoo.co.uk Web: http://englishchess.org.uk/NSCC/
Teams of three; U11 and U19 events; enter at the ECF official National Schools website; all standards welcome from novice to expert. The ECF wants to get as many girls playing and enjoying chess as possible [MAP]

Lothians Allegro 2017 @ The Quay, 131 New St, Musselburgh EH21 6DH
Jan 15 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Dave Watson Email: stillgamedave70@hotmail.com Web: http://chesscotland.com
An Allegro Event over five rounds. Four sections Open, U1900, U1600 & U1300. The venue is suitable for disabled and wheelchair users. Free car park and good local public transport available [MAP] Entry form

1st H+H Fire U14 Train & Play @ Bardswell Social Club, Weald Rd, Brentwood CM14 4SX
Jan 15 @ 10:15 am – 4:00 pm

Contact: Richard Pert Email: richpert@hotmail.com Web: http://www.britishchess.co.uk
U14 training combined with rapid graded games. Day hosted by IM Richard Pert and Robin Slade with guest coach IM Adam Hunt. All standards catered for, free friendly parents tournament running alongside [MAP] Entry form