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.

The links to external websites within the calendar are being provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only; they do not constitute an endorsement or an approval by the ECF of any of the products and services available or opinions expressed on or accuracy of these other websites …

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 | To view the ECF Event Calendar in Google – click here | For a PDF of the ECF Event Calendar – click here

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

Mar
26
Sun
Colindale Chess Tournament @ The Pulse Community Flat, 15 Ostler Court, Charcot Road, Colindale NW9 5XW
Mar 26 @ 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

Mar
28
Tue
Muswell Hill FIDE Daytime Rapid @ The Clissold Arms, 105 Fortis Green, East Finchley, London N2 9HR
Mar 28 @ 10:30 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Web: http://www.muswellhillchess.blogspot.co.uk/ [MAP] SWISS 6 ROUNDS Open/Major U160/Amateur U120

Mar
29
Wed
English Schools Team Problem Solving Championship Final @ Imperial College Mathematics Department, Imperial College, London SW7
Mar 29 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Contact: Phillip Beckett Email: dep.manager.secondary@englishchess.org.uk Web: http://englishchess.org.uk/NSCC/201617-2/team-problem-solving-championship/
This is the final of the Team Problem solving event. It is held in conjunction with the Team Challenge Final. Teams are between 2 and 5 Open to all schools with year 7 or above [MAP]

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. Free WiFi. [MAP]

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
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

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]

Apr
14
Fri
CCF Easter Congress @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road, Coulsdon
Apr 14 @ 10:00 am – Apr 15 @ 11:00 pm
Apr
17
Mon
40th Surrey Junior Easter Chess Championship @ Aldro School, Lombard Street, Shackleford, Godalming, Surrey GU8 6AS
Apr 17 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: Marda Dixon Email: mardadixon@btinternet.com [MAP]
This annual one day rapidplay event for Juniors is moving venue to Aldro School, and will have two extra sections, now taking juniors from 7-18 years. The tournament will consist of 5 one hour rounds. Results for the U11-18 sections will be sent for ECF grading. Parents will be responsible for their children between rounds | Entry form

CCF Easter FIDE Rapid Play @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road, Coulsdon
Apr 17 @ 10:15 am – 6:30 pm

Contact: CCF Email: chess@ccfworld.com Web: http://www.ccfworld.com/Chess/Adult%20Competitions/Rapidplay_Easter.html
7 round FIDE Rapid Play with an Open and as many sections below it as the entry allows [MAP]

Apr
19
Wed
CCF Daytime Chess – Summer 2017 @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road, Coulsdon
Apr 19 @ 2:00 pm – Jul 19 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: CCF Email: chess@ccfworld.com Web: http://www.ccfworld.com/Chess/ChessClubHome/ChessClubSeniorsIndex.htm
Every Wednesday between 19th April 2017 and 19th July 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]

Apr
21
Fri
Central London Chess Congress @ Imperial College Union, Kensington, London SW7
Apr 21 – Apr 23 all-day

Contact: John Sargent Email: johnsargent@gmail.com Web: http://union.ic.ac.uk/rcc/chess
A weekend of competitive chess in an excellent central London location. The Central London Chess Congress goes from strength to strength! Imperial College had a history of hosting chess congresses several decades ago, and revived the tradition with its first long-play congress in over a decade in late 2011. We have since followed up with six events and this will be the seventh! [MAP]
***Note: No U18s allowed due to Westminster Council restrictions on venue***

Apr
22
Sat
Golders Green FIDE Rapid Chess @ Golders Green Parish Church Hall, West Heath Drive, London NW11 7QG
Apr 22 all-day

75rs-hendon-golders-hossContact: 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

Apr
25
Tue
3rd Muswell Hill FIDE Weekday Rapid @ The Clissold Arms, 105 Fortis Green, East Finchley, London N2 9HR
Apr 25 @ 10:30 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Web: http://www.muswellhillchess.blogspot.co.uk/ [MAP]
3 sections, £50 1st and a £30 prize in each section

Apr
29
Sat
49th Hampstead FIDE Congress U2200/U1900/U135 @ Henderson Court Resource Centre, 102 Fitzjohn's Avenue, London NW3 6NS
Apr 29 – Apr 30 all-day

75rs-hendon-golders-hoss 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

May
1
Mon
CCF Bank Holiday Blitz @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road, Coulsdon
May 1 @ 7:30 pm – 10:15 pm

Contact: CCF Email: chess@ccfworld.com Web: http://www.ccfworld.com/Chess/Adult%20Competitions/Blitz_May1.html
A 12 round FIDE-rated Open Blitz event with 3 mins each plus 2 second Fischer increments [MAP]

May
4
Thu
Hendon ‘First Thursday’ Blitz @ Golders Green Unitarians Church, 31½ Hoop Lane, London NW11 8BS
May 4 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

May
6
Sat
Golders Green FIDE Rapid Chess @ Golders Green Parish Church Hall, West Heath Drive, London NW11 7QG
May 6 all-day

75rs-hendon-golders-hossContact: 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

May
7
Sun
Michael Uriely’s 11th Birthday / 2nd Memorial Chess Tournament @ Westminster Under School, 27 Vincent Square, Westminster, London SW1P 2NN
May 7 all-day

Contact: Roy Uriely Email: urielyroy@gmail.com
Following the success and the very special atmosphere of the memorial event for Michael in April 2016, we have been inspired to run it again in 2017 and Michael’s school, Westminster Under, has kindly agreed to host it again. Further details including the format and registration details will follow …