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

Mar
4
Sat
2020 Manchester Qualifier @ Manchester University Oxford Rd, Manchester M13 9PL
Mar 4 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

2020Contact: Peter Hornsby Email: director@2020chess.com Web: http://www.2020chess.com
A National Rapidplay Team Championship open to all! Kindly sponsored by Chess & Bridge
Events taking place across the country including: Edinburgh: 22nd October; London: 29th October; Leeds: 12th November; York 21st January; Birmingham 28th January. Leading to a Super-Final next summer to determine the best 20/20 Chess team of four in the UK with cash prizes trophies and medals up for grabs along the way! Just £10 per person to participate!
(Don’t have a team? Don’t worry, you can also sign up as an individual and be randomly allocated into a mixed Barbarians side on the day) Recognised by the English Chess Federation [MAP] Flyer

Mar
5
Sun
Midlands and North Girls 8-16 years Tournament @ Nottingham High School, Forest Rd W, Nottingham NG7
Mar 5 @ 9:30 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: John Crawley and David Levens Email: crawlj6@aol.com
Girls tournament for ages 8 to 16 in 4 separate sections – Under 10, Under 12, Under 14 and Under 16.
Graded tournament, with prizes in each section. Entry only to residents in the Midlands or North of England. This is the first time this tournament has been run but we hope to make it an annual event if this one is successful [MAP]

Mar
10
Fri
41st Blackpool Chess Conference @ The Imperial Hotel, Promenade, Blackpool FY1
Mar 10 @ 7:00 pm – Mar 12 @ 6:15 pm

Contact: Simon Woodcock Email: blackpoolchessconference@yahoo.co.uk Web: http://www.blackpoolchess.org.uk
£6400 prize fund. 5 rounds. All moves in110 minutes with 10 second increment added with each move. Open, under 181 Major, under 155 Intermediate, under 135 Minor and under 115 Standard sections. Closing date for entries Thursday 9th March 2017 [MAP] Entry form

Mar
24
Fri
Cumbria Open Individual Championships @ The Duddon Sports & Social Club, James St, Askam-in-Furness, Cumbria LA16 7AH
Mar 24 – Mar 26 all-day

Contact: Peter Hanks Email: hanksy1@btinternet.com [MAP]
Cumbria Open Chess event, incorporating the Cumbria Individual Championships | Entry form

Mar
26
Sun
Delancey UK Schools’ Chess Challenge – Last Chance Saloon, Leyland @ Prospect House Sandy Lane Leyland Lancashire PR25 2EE
Mar 26 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

Contact: David Clayton Email: dgclayton@btinternet.com [MAP] Qualifying event for the Delancey UK Schools’ Chess Challenge. Open to all juniors under the age of 18 on 1st September 2016 | Entry form

Apr
14
Fri
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

May
12
Fri
27th Calderdale Chess Congress 2017 @ Lee Mount Social Club, Lee Mount Rd, Halifax HX3 5BQ
May 12 @ 7:00 pm – May 14 @ 5:30 pm

Contact: Noel Boustred Email: nboustred@yahoo.co.uk Web: http://noelschess.weebly.com
Stars-Barred 3 Section Chess Congress. 1st Prize in Major (U170) is £180, 1st Prize in Intermediate (U150) is £180. Minor (U125) for Silver and above members is only £23 to enter. On top of these prizes is an offer for every 20 players in each section a chance to win a £40 grading prize. The venue is Halifax Chess Club in the heart of Yorkshire up hill from town and the railway. Pie and peas and home made sandwiches usually sold in this large social club [MAP] Entry form

Jun
2
Fri
21st South Lakes Chess Congress @ Kendal Leisure Centre Burton Road Kendal Cumbria LA9 7HX
Jun 2 @ 7:00 pm – Jun 4 @ 6:30 pm

Contact: Trevor Blower Email: trevor.blower@talktalk.net [MAP]
5 round Swiss, 5 sections — please note the change in venue for 2017 to Kendal in Cumbria
Entry form

Jun
30
Fri
2nd North Wales FIDE Open @ St David's Room, Venue Cymru, Promenade, Llandudno, LL30 1BB
Jun 30 – Jul 2 all-day

— (incorporating 4th Colwyn Bay Congress) Contact: Syringa Camp Email: northwaleschess@aol.com [MAP] £1,625 guaranteed prize fund. FIDE-rated Open, FIDE-rated Major (U1900/U160), Minor (U120/U1600). Prizes in each section: 1st-£250, 2nd-£150, 3rd-£75, Grading Prize-£50. Also £50 junior prize for highest scoring U18 as at 1st Jan 2017 (any section) | Entry form

 

7th Whitby Chess Congress @ Whitby Chess Club, (Conservative Club), Upgang Lane, Whitby, Yorkshire YO21 3DT
Jun 30 @ 7:00 pm – Jul 3 @ 6:00 am

Contact: Noel Boustred Email: nboustred@yahoo.co.uk Web: http://noelschess.weebly.com
Two sections – INTER (159 AND UNDER) and FOUNDATION (UNDER 120). Some prizes are a percentage of the entry fee but the “points for prizes” is scrapped. Only £17 for ECF Silver members to enter the Foundation. It is slightly more to enter the Inter, but the 1st prize is £160 this year.
Whitby is well known for Dracula and Captain Cook, and is a beautiful seaside resort, with a lively harbour area with many bars and restaurants. The venue sells drink and some food. You can bring your own to the room upstairs in what was Whitby Chess Club, by the petrol station half a mile from the train/bus station. There are local buses to Scarborough and Middlesborough | Entry form

Jul
9
Sun
Ashton Rapidplay Congress @ Broadoak & Smallshaw Community Centre, Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancs OL6 8QB
Jul 9 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: David Hardy Email: davidghardy57@gmail.com [MAP]
Manchester Chess Federation event, 6 round Swiss with 25 mins per game. 3 sections – U150, U115 and U80/ungraded. Limited to 75 entrants | Entry form

Jul
15
Sat
UKCC Northern Gigafinals @ TBC
Jul 15 – Jul 16 all-day

Contact: Sarah and Alex Longson – qualification required

Aug
26
Sat
11th Leyland FIDE Chess Congress @ Wellfield High School, Yewlands Drive, Leyland PR25 2TP
Aug 26 – Aug 28 all-day

Contact: David Clayton Email:leylandchesscongress2017@gmail.com Web: http://www.leylandchess.org.uk/congress [MAP]
FIDE Open, Major U170 & Minor U135 – six rounds over three days, including August Bank Holiday Monday

Sep
29
Fri
7th Original Harrogate Chess Congress @ Harrogate Chess Club, Apley Grange, 35 Oatlands Drive, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG2 8PU
Sep 29 @ 7:00 pm – Oct 1 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: Noel Boustred Email: noelschess@gmail.com Web: http://noelschess.weebly.com
This, the original Harrogate Chess Congress, is the only one with an invitation to bring food and drink so you don’t have to buy anything (but you can if you want)! £1.50 off the entry fee if you have entered before. £150 1st prize in each section. 2 sections – Minor U135 and Major U170. Harrogate is a beautiful part of Yorkshire. Lots of free parking outside the venue gates (over 150 spaces) | Entry form