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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Jan
21
Sat
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

Jan
28
Sat
South of England Junior Chess Congress @ Yateley Manor School, Reading Rd, Yateley GU46 7UQ
Jan 28 @ 9:30 am – Jan 29 @ 9:00 pm
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

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

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

Feb
4
Sat
40th Annual Kidlington Chess Tournament @ Exeter Hall, Oxford Rd, Kidlington, Oxfordshire OX5 1AB
Feb 4 @ 9:30 am – Feb 5 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: Gerard O’Reilly Email: gerard@fianchetto.co.uk Web: http://www.kidlingtonchess.org.uk/
4 sections: Open, U180, U145, U120. 5 rounds in each section: 3 on Saturday (starting 9.30am, 2pm, 6.30pm), 2 on Sunday (starting 9.30am, 2pm). Half-point bye available in any one of first four rounds.
Time allowance: 90 minutes, plus 15 seconds increment per move from move 1.
Prize fund approx. £2000 [MAP] Entry form

Feb
17
Fri
11th Castle Chess Portsmouth (Fareham) @ The Lysses House Hotel, 51 High St, Fareham PO16
Feb 17 @ 7:00 pm – Feb 19 @ 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 £150 per event. 6 rounds [MAP]

Doncaster Chess Congress @ Hall Cross School, Thorne Rd, Doncaster DN1
Feb 17 @ 7:00 pm – Feb 19 @ 6:30 pm

Contact: Steve Mann Email: sjmann@gmx.co.uk Tel: 01709 379 209
4 Swiss sections: Open, Under 171, Under 146, Under 126. Entry fee £31 adults, £26 juniors; less for ECF membership (above Bronze) £7 adults, £5 juniors. One British Championship qualifying place. Entries to Steve Mann email or phone [MAP] Entry form

Feb
18
Sat
Wiltshire & West of England Junior Open Championships @ St. Joseph's College Catholic College, Swindon
Feb 18 @ 9:45 am – Feb 19 @ 6:15 pm

Contact: Bev Schofield Email: bev@schofieldhall.co.uk
Although this (31st) Junior Open Congress is organised by Wiltshire Junior Chess, it is open to ANY chess player under 18 on the 31st August 2016 [MAP] Entry form

Feb
19
Sun
Leyland Rapidplay @ Wellfield Business and Enterprise College, Yewlands Dr, Leyland PR25
Feb 19 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: Bob / Janet Email: LeylandRapidplay2017@gmail.com Web: http://congress.popmalc.org.uk/congress/12/home
Major U180, Intermediate U130 & Minor U100. Six rounds. Each player will have 20 minutes plus 5 seconds per move from move 1 [MAP] Entry form

Feb
25
Sat
Warwickshire Open Chess Championships @ Coventry Rugby Club, Butts Rd, Coventry CV1
Feb 25 @ 9:30 am – Feb 26 @ 5:30 pm

Contact: Ed Goodwin Email: enquiries@congress.warwickshirechess.org Web: http://www.congress.warwickshirechess.org
There will be four sections – Open, Under 170, Under 145 and Under 120. All events 5 rounds. Time control 30 moves in 70 mins, plus 20 mins, plus 10 secs per move throughout. The open section is a qualifier for the 2017 British Championships [MAP]

Poplar Rapid-Play @ Langley Hall, St.Nicholas Church Centre, Ettrick Street, Poplar, London E14 0QD
Feb 25 @ 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

Feb
26
Sun
2nd H+H Fire Brentwood U14 Train & Play @ Brentwood Prep School, Middleton Hall Lane, Brentwood, Essex CM15 8EQ
Feb 26 @ 9:30 am – 4:15 pm

Contact: Richard Pert Email: richpert@hotmail.com Web: http://www.britishchess.co.uk [MAP]
UK’s strongest coaching line-up at any event this year! Day hosted by IM Richard Pert (ECF 238) with guest coaches GM Matthew Sadler (ECF 282 – Britain’s highest graded player) and GM Nick Pert (ECF 256 – former World U18 Champion). All abilities welcome (split into groups according to ability) – child must be under the age of 14 at time of the event. Day involves combination of graded tournament games and training from the Masters. Everyone welcome but space is limited so please enter early | Entry form

Mar
10
Fri
42nd East Devon Chess Congress @ Exeter Corn Exchange, Market St, Exeter EX1
Mar 10 @ 6:45 pm – Mar 12 @ 7:30 pm

Contact: Dr Tim Paulden Email: timpaulden@gmail.com Web: http://exeterchessclub.org.uk/content/2017-east-devon-congress
Open, Major (U155) and Minor (U125) sections. Five round Swiss, 4 hour sessions. Venue in Exeter City Centre, close to railway stations and car parks. Website (including entry leaflet): http://exeterchessclub.org.uk/content/2017-east-devon-congress | Online entry form: www.cognitoforms.com/EastDevonChess/OnlineEntryForm (pay separately via cheque / bank transfer) [MAP]

Mar
18
Sat
Poplar Rapid-Play @ Langley Hall, St.Nicholas Church Centre, Ettrick Street, Poplar, London E14 0QD
Mar 18 @ 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

Mar
26
Sun
22nd Birmingham Rapidplay @ Quinborne Community Centre, Ridgacre Rd, Quinton, Birmingham B32
Mar 26 all-day

Contact: Alex Holowczak Email: rapidplay@birminghamchess.org.uk Web: http://www.birminghamchess.org.uk/rapidplay
Four FIDE-rated sections: Open, Max 170, Max 140 and Max 110 [MAP]

Mar
31
Fri
Edinburgh Congress @ St Thomas of Aquin's High School, 2 - 20 Chalmers Street, Edinburgh EH3 9ES
Mar 31 @ 6:30 pm – Apr 2 @ 7:00 pm

Contact: Dave Watson Email: stillgamedave70@gmail.com Web: http://chessscotland.com
Scotland’s largest annual weekend chess congress, in which the Premier Event is FIDE rated using the time control of 90 minutes plus 30 seconds per move for all events. The city centre venue has a free car park and is suitable for disabled players, including wheelchair users. Catering will be available throughout the weekend. A Group Discount is available, when six entries are received together only pay for five entries. A Chess Bookstall will be supplied by Jim Fisher of Chess and Bridge, London | Entry form

Apr
1
Sat
35th St. Albans Chess Congress (ECF Congress of the Year) @ St. Columba's College, King Harry Ln, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL3 4AW
Apr 1 – Apr 2 all-day

Contact: Terry Douse Email: stalbanscongress@yahoo.co.uk Web: http://www.stalbanscongress.com
5 round Swiss with 5 sections – Minor 120 and below, Intermediate 140 and below, Major 160 and below, Challengers 180 and below, Open – no grade limits. Over £3250 prize fund, large playing hall, ample free car parking, hot and cold food available. Easy access to M1 and M25, also good rail links [MAP]

42nd Nottingham Congress @ Nottingham High School, Waverley Mt, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG7 4ED
Apr 1 @ 10:00 am – Apr 2 @ 5:45 pm

Contact. Robert Richmond Email: robrchmnd@aol.com Web: http://nottschess.org
OPEN , U165 , U135 , U110 – 5 rounds. Entry form and online entry on the Notts Chess website [MAP]

Apr
8
Sat
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