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
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

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

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
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]

Feb
4
Sat
Sussex Juniors Eastbourne Rapidplay @ St. Catherine’s College, Priory Rd, Eastbourne BN23
Feb 4 all-day

Contact: Anita McMahon Email: sjcentrymanager@gmail.com Web: http://www.sussexjuniorchess.org
Open to all aged under 18 on 31/08/2015. 6-round Swiss rapidplay in 4 sections – U11 Minor, U11 Major, U18 Minor, U18 Major [MAP] Entry form

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
11
Sat
Maidenhead Junior Club Tournament @ Claires Court Junior Boys School, Cannon Lane, Maidenhead, Berkshire; postcode of entrance drive SL6 4QQ
Feb 11 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 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

Feb
13
Mon
H+H Fire U14 Half Term Chess @ Writtle Community House,12-14 Redwood Drive, Writtle, Chelmsford CM1 3LY
Feb 13 @ 8:30 am – Feb 14 @ 4:00 pm

Contact: Nick Pert Email: richpert@hotmail.com Web: http://www.britishchess.co.uk [MAP]
Combination of training and games in small groups in Chelmsford, Essex. Hosted by International Master Richard Pert, with guest coaches International Master Adam Hunt & Robin Slade | 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]

Feb
18
Sat
Aldro Inter Schools Chess Tournament @ Aldro School Lombard St Shackleford Godalming Surrey GU8 6AS
Feb 18 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Contact: David Archer Email: archerd@aldro.org [MAP]
Three round Swiss tournament for school teams of 4 players. Three age group sections U12, U10 and U8 age groups (ages on September 1st 2016). Major and Minor sections depending on entries. Medals for the top three teams in each section. Contact David Archer for further details

Feb
25
Sat
Maidenhead Junior Club Tournament @ Claires Court Junior Boys School, Cannon Lane, Maidenhead, Berkshire; postcode of entrance drive SL6 4QQ
Feb 25 @ 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
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
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
19
Sun
2nd Church Crookham Juniors Chess Training Day & Tournament @ Church Crookham Juniors, Tweseldown Road, Church Crookham, Fleet, Hampshire GU52 8BW
Mar 19 @ 12:45 pm – 6:00 pm

Contact: Nick Pert Email: fleetchess@gmail.com Web/online entry: https://www.picatic.com/church-crookham [MAP] Organised by Grand Master & Former Under 18 World Champion Nick Pert, the Tournament & Training Day presents an excellent opportunity for juniors of all levels to develop and improve their chess ability. Both sections are rapidplay, with 20 minutes on the clock plus a 5 second increment. Training will be provided in a separate training room between rounds by an experienced chess coach from half past each hour until 5 minutes before the start of the round | Entry form

Mar
25
Sat
Chess Coaching for Kids @ Edenbridge Leisure Centre Stangrove Park Edenbridge Kent TN8 5LU
Mar 25 @ 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.

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]

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
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