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.

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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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Click to download these forms to register your event with FIDE
FIDE Rating Form – Rapid/BlitzFIDE Rating Form – Standard

Apr
2
Sun
3rd H+H Fire Train & Play @ Bardswell Social Club, Weald Road, CM14 4TP
Apr 2 @ 10:15 am – 4:00 pm

Contact: Richard Pert Email: richpert@hotmail.com Web: http://www.britishchess.co.uk [MAP]
U14 Train & Play day combining 3 ECF rapid graded games with 2 training sessions. Coaching line up – IM Richard Pert, Robin Slade and guest coach IM Andrew Greet | Entry form

Apr
3
Mon
IAPS National Chess Championships @ Aldro School Lombard St Shackleford Godalming Surrey GU8 6AS
Apr 3 @ 11:00 am – Apr 5 @ 3:00 pm

Contact: David Archer Email: archerd@aldro.org [MAP]
Tournament for IAPS affiliated prep schools. Sections for different age groups and different abilities including a Championship section for the strongest players from each school. Boarding facilities are available for schools wishing to board. Day entries also welcome.
Other activities provided for the boarders include a games evening, trip to Chessington World of Adventure or Thorpe Park and a five a side football competition. Supervision is provided by the accompanying staff. Entries need to be by the individual schools via the IAPS Sports website.

Apr
4
Tue
Orpington Junior Chess Tournament and Coaching Day @ St John's United Reform Church, Lynwood Gr, Bancroft Gardens, Orpington BR6 0BG
Apr 4 @ 9:15 am – 4:00 pm

Contact: Conrad Allison Email: crga.allison@gmail.com Web: http://conradchess.blogspot.co.uk/2017/03/inaugural-orpington-junior-chess.html [MAP]
A junior event consisting of four rounds of chess and two hours of coaching. Just £19 with early-bird entry. A short walk from Orpington station and high street, Play, learn and enjoy …

Apr
6
Thu
Hendon ‘First Thursday’ Blitz @ Golders Green Unitarians Church, 31½ Hoop Lane, London NW11 8BS
Apr 6 all-day

75rs-hendon-golders-hossContact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Web: www.hendonchessclub.com [MAP]
SWISS 6 ROUNDS Open (one section) – prize fund £50.00

Apr
7
Fri
13th 4NCL FIDE Rated Congress @ Cedar Court Hotel, Wakefield
Apr 7 @ 7:00 pm – Apr 9 @ 7:00 pm

4nclFIDE Open, FIDE U2000 (ECF U175), ECF U135. Five rounds Friday 7pm – Sunday 7pm. For entry forms and information visit www.4ncl.co.uk/fide/information_13.htm
[MAP]

Irish Junior Championships 2017 @ Clayton Hotel, Sligo, Ireland
Apr 7 @ 7:00 pm – Apr 9 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: Colm Ó Muireagáin Email: irulats@eircom.net Web: https://www.icu.ie/events/799 [MAP]
The National Junior Championships of Ireland. U19, U16, U14, U12, U10 and U8 age groups | Entry form

Apr
8
Sat
ECF Chess Academy @ TBC
Apr 8 – Apr 9 all-day

Contact: Director of Junior Chess and Education Email: director.juniorchess@englishchess.org.uk
ECF Chess Academy Study Weekend for the International Programme (Years 1 and 2) and the Academy Plus Programme (Year 2). Spare places may be available for those not on either the programme who wish to attend as a one off event. These will be advertised on the ECF Junior website. These study weekends are for advanced players.

National Chess Junior Squad Championships @ Wokefield Park, Keepers Cottage, Goodboy's Ln, Mortimer, Reading RG7 3AH
Apr 8 – Apr 9 all-day

Contact: Peter Purland Email: petepurland@btopenworld.com Web: http://ncjs.co.uk
Junior championship open to all of the right age [MAP] Entry form

Poplar Rapid-Play @ Langley Hall, St.Nicholas Church Centre, Ettrick Street, Poplar, London E14 0QD
Apr 8 @ 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

English Chess Challenge Qualifier @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road, Coulsdon
Apr 8 @ 10:45 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: CCF Email: chess@ccfworld.com Web: http://ccfworld.com/Chess/Junior%20Home%20Page/ECC_Qual_info.htm
This tournament is open to anyone aged under 18 at 31 August 2016. Everyone plays in one big tournament with the best boys and girls in each age group qualifying for the semi-finals [MAP]

Warwick Junior Open @ Bridge Field, Banbury Road, Warwick CV34 6PL
Apr 8 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Contact: Alex Holowczak Email: alexholowczak@gmail.com Web: http://warwickjunioropen.warwickshirechess.org [MAP]
For players aged under 11, divided into sections by ability/grade rather than age | Entry form

Apr
9
Sun
Bourne End Rapid Play One Day Congress 2017 @ Bourne End Community Centre, Wakeman Rd, Wooburn Green, Bourne End SL8
Apr 9 @ 10:00 am – 7:15 pm

Contact: David Langford Email: bebchess@yahoo.co.uk Web: http://www.bucksvoice.net/bourneendchess
Rapid play tournament of 5 rounds with each player allowed 45 minutes to complete all their moves.
Participants divided on the day into four or five divisions, according to grade strength [MAP]

Apr
10
Mon
European Women’s Individual Chess Championship @ Radisson Blu Hotel, 55 Elizabetes Street, Riga, Latvia
Apr 10 – Apr 23 all-day

Contact: IO Egons Lavendelis Email: info@ewcc2017.eu Web: www.ewcc2017.eu
Details here

Apr
12
Wed
43rd Maidenhead Junior Congress @ Claires Court Junior Boys School, Cannon Lane, Maidenhead, Berkshire
Apr 12 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: Roger Brugge Email: r.brugge@rdg.ac.uk Web: http://www.met.rdg.ac.uk/~brugge/maidenhead_junior_congress.html – postcode of entrance drive SL6 2QQ [map]
One day junior congress in the school holidays with sections U14, U11, U10 and U9 | Entry form

Apr
13
Thu
Tralee Classic – Irish Norm Events @ Rose Hotel, Tralee, Co Kerry, Ireland
Apr 13 @ 5:00 pm – Apr 17 @ 5:00 pm

Contact: Rory Delaney Email: development@icu.ie Web: https://www.icu.ie/events/877 [MAP]
IM and GM Norm events organised by the Irish Chess Union | Entry form

Apr
14
Fri
WECU 70th Open Easter Congress @ The Royal Beacon Hotel, Exmouth, Devon EX8 2AG
Apr 14 @ 9:45 am – Apr 17 @ 2:30 pm

Contact: Meyrick Shaw Email: wecu@hotmail.co.uk Web: http://www.chessdevon.org.uk [MAP]
Three sections: FIDE rated Open (incl. West of England Championship); FIDE rated Major U1950 (ECF U170 if no FIDE grade); Minor ECF rated U130. Also included is the WECU Ladies Championship – The Elizabeth Walker Cup. Free entry for GMs & IMs. Discounted entry for juniors | Entry form

CCF Easter Congress @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road, Coulsdon
Apr 14 @ 10:00 am – Apr 15 @ 11:00 pm
Southend Easter Congress @ Southend Adult Community College Ambleside Drive, Southend-on-Sea, Essex SS1 2UN
Apr 14 @ 11:00 am – Apr 17 @ 3:00 pm

Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Web: http://www.southendchesscongress.org.uk
Annual Easter FIDE-rated International over 7 rounds PLUS FOUR ECF graded weekend tournaments of 7 rounds – Under 170, Under 145, Under 120 and Under 95. 90 mins per player plus 30 seconds a move, SS1 2UN

Bolton Easter Congress & Busy Persons Blitz @ Ukrainian Social Club 99 Castle Street Bolton BL2 1JP
Apr 14 @ 12:30 pm – Apr 16 @ 7:00 pm

Contact: Rod Middleton Email: roderickmiddleton@yahoo.co.uk [MAP]
Five round congress. Open Championship (FIDE rated), Major (U170), Knights (U135). 2 rounds Friday, 1 Saturday and 2 on Easter Sunday. Saturday afternoon Blitz starting at 14:30. £1780 prize fund | Entry form

2017 Tyneside Easter Weekend Congress @ Forest Hall Chess Club, Forest Hall Ex-Servicemen's Institute, Crescent Way North, Newcastle upon Tyne NE12 9AR
Apr 14 @ 7:00 pm – Apr 16 @ 7:00 pm

Contact: Tim Wall Email: foresthallchesscongress@gmail.com Web: www.foresthallchess.org.uk
The friendliest club in the North East, Forest Hall Chess Club in Newcastle, is pleased to host its first FIDE-rated tournament and weekend congress. OPEN (FIDE-rated) Prizes £300, £150, £75, Junior £75, Performance £75; MAJOR (Under 160 ECF) Prizes £200, £100, £50, Junior £50, Performance £50; CHALLENGERS (Under 120 ECF) Prizes £150, £75, £40, Junior £40, Performance £40 | Entry form