Calendar

The calendar is now sortable by category and by tag, both at the top of the calendar. 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 jump to. 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/or end time to us …

To submit your event to the ECF calendar – click here. This will also enable you to submit your event to the International Rating Office for registration with FIDE if it is FIDE-rated or has a FIDE-rated section(s)* | For a PDF of the ECF Event Calendar (updated every 4-6 weeks) – click here (PDF updated January 29th 2020)
* English events or events covered by the ECF only, obviously …

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

To submit your FIDE-rated event to the FIDE Events Calendar, click this link – https://www.fide.com/calendar/tournaments.html?view=calendar&task=uregister

A new badge system has been introduced whenever possible from 26/3/18 onwards. An amber wheelchair (below) means that the venue has at least some disability-friendly aspects, whereas a green wheelchair (also below) means it’s particularly so. In all cases, but especially where no badge is evident, PLEASE contact the organisers for more details …


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 …

Mar
6
Fri
2020
45th East Devon Chess Congress @ Exeter Corn Exchange, Market Street, Exeter
Mar 6 @ 6:45 pm – Mar 8 @ 7:30 pm

Contact: Tim Paulden Email: timpaulden@gmail.com Web: http://www.eastdevonchesscongress.com [MAP]
One of the most popular Congresses in the South West, hosted at an excellent venue in Exeter City Centre, close to railway stations, car parks, and accommodation. We are returning to our usual 3-day format! The tournament leaflet and online entry form will be released during Summer 2019, and will be made available via our website

Mar
7
Sat
2020
Uxbridge Delancey UK Chess Challenge Tournament @ Our Lady of Lourdes Church Hall, Osborn Road, Uxbridge
Mar 7 @ 11:30 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: Daniel Knight Email: UxbridgeJuniorChessClub@hotmail.com Web: https://www.uxbridgejuniorchessclub.com/ [MAP]
Open Section – games graded ECF rapidplay 25 minutes for the game; no increments – 6 rounds; Under 8, 9 section & Under 10, 11 section qualifier – games graded rapidplay 20 minutes each game, no increments – 7 rounds. Prizes – Open 1st £30 2nd £20 3rd £10. Trophies for 1st, 2nd, 3rd in all sections | Entry form

Apr
10
Fri
2020
West of England Chess Union Congress @ Royal Beacon Hotel Exmouth Devon
Apr 10 @ 10:00 am – Apr 13 @ 3:00 pm

Contact: Meyrick Shaw Email: wecu@hotmail.co.uk Web: http://www.wecucongress.com [MAP]
West of England Open, which is FIDE registered & qualifying event for the British Championships. A FIDE rated major section U1950.
An ECF graded minor section U130. These also incorporate the West of England Ladies’ Championship | Entry form

Apr
26
Sun
2020
Wakefield Junior Chess Congress @ Netherton School, Netherton Lane, Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Apr 26 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

Contact: John Hipshon Email: jr.hipshon@ntlworld.com Web: http://www.yorkshirejuniorchess.org [MAP]
Major Section – Open to any player | Intermediate Section – Open to players with an ECF/YCA grade below 110 | Minor Section – Open to any player with no grade or below 40 (some tournament experience would be required and players with a grade over 40 may be eligible if the grade is based on a small number of games)

May
3
Sun
2020
Hampshire UKCC Megafinal @ New Hall, Winchester College, Wharf Hill, Winchester
May 3 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: Dr John Upham Email: john.upham@zen.co.uk Web: https://www.hjca.org.uk/ [MAP]
The Hampshire Megafinal is the UKCC tournament for qualifiers from the UKCC schools stage. It is open to children from any county and any school but will feature many children from Hampshire schools

May
15
Fri
2020
Frome Chess Congress @ Selwood Academy, Berkley Road, Frome, Somerset
May 15 @ 7:00 pm – May 17 @ 7:00 pm

Contact: Chris Lamming Email: fromecongress@gmail.com Web: http://www.somersetchess.org/frome_congress/FromeHome.html [MAP]
Standard play, five rounds. FIDE rated Open. Four sections – Open, U165, U140, U110. On-site catering in a great setting in Somerset, very popular with juniors and adults alike. Well-stocked bookstall, large analysis area | Entry form / brochure

May
16
Sat
2020
30th Calderdale Chess Congress @ Lee Mount Social Club, Lee Mount Road, Halifax
May 16 @ 9:00 am – May 17 @ 4:30 pm

Contact: Noel Boustred Email: noelschess@gmail.com Web: http://www.noelschess.weebly.com [MAP]
5 round Swiss tournament. 3 games on Saturday (16th May) and 2 games Sunday (17th May). 3 sections – Minor U130; Inter U150; Major U170. July or January Grades (you choose). You can win £200 in the Minor. The venue is a social club so excellent value drinks | Entry form

May
23
Sat
2020
Cotswold Chess Congress @ Kings School, Gloucester GL1 2BG
May 23 @ 10:00 am – May 25 @ 7:00 pm

Contact: Andrew Gilmour Email: dracofelsinae@hotmail.co.uk Web: http://cotswoldcongress.co.uk [MAP]
The premier chess congress in Gloucesterhire incorporating the 2020 Gloucestershire Individual County Championship. Find us on Facebook | Entry form

Jun
26
Fri
2020
10th Whitby Chess Congress @ Whitby Conservative Club, Upgang Lane, Whitby
Jun 26 @ 7:00 pm – Jun 28 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: Noel Boustred Email: noelschess@gmail.com Web: http://www.noelschess.weebly.com [MAP]
More prizes this year (being the 10th year) and – unlike other competitions – you can bring your own food and drink! Bacon sandwiches may be offered with tea and coffee. Minor U146 and Major U191 with July 2019 or Jan 2020 grades – you choose. £9 for ECF Silver and above members. 2nd and 3rd prizes doubled in each section with more than 20 people in | Entry form

Aug
21
Fri
2020
14th Steve Boniface Memorial @ Great Hall, Bristol Grammar School, University Road, Bristol
Aug 21 @ 6:30 pm – Aug 23 @ 7:30 pm

Contact: Igor Doklestic Email: chessinbristol@gmail.com Web: https://www.bristolcongress.co.uk [MAP]
5 round Swiss tournament with three sections – Open (FIDE rated), Major (U160), Minor (U120). Prizes in all sections. Central Bristol venue. Further information (incl. past prize money list) on the Congress website. GM free entry

Sep
18
Fri
2020
Bradford Congress @ Latvian Welfare Club, 5 Clifton Villas, Manningham, Bradford
Sep 18 @ 7:00 pm – Sep 20 @ 6:30 pm
Bradford Congress @ Latvian Welfare Club, 5 Clifton Villas, Manningham, Bradford

Contact: Bavid Barlow Email: davidbar@blueyonder.co.uk Web: https://www.bradfordchess.co.uk/ [MAP]
3 sections, 5 rounds – OPEN; MAJOR 170 or below; MINOR 135 or below

Sep
25
Fri
2020
10th Harrogate Chess Congress @ Harrogate Chess Club, Apley Grange, 35 Oatlands Drive, Harrogate
Sep 25 @ 7:00 pm – Sep 27 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: Noel Boustred Email: noelschess@gmail.com Web: http://www.noelschess.weebly.com [MAP]
Harrogate Chess Congress has more prizes this year being the 10th year and unlike other congresses you can bring your own food and drink. The venue is in beautiful grounds away from noise. An exciting part of Yorkshire with the MINOR Under 141 and MAJOR Under 171 – you choose your 2020 January or 2020 July grade and £9 discount for ECF members of Silver or above grade. 2nd prize, 3rd prize and grading prize double for each section with over 20 people in | Entry form

Oct
4
Sun
2020
Hampshire Junior Open Congress @ New Hall, Winchester College, Wharf Hill, Winchester
Oct 4 @ 9:00 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: John Upham Email: john.upham@zen.co.uk Web: https://www.hjca.org.uk/ [MAP]
An annual tournament for young chess players who are less than 18 years old on August 31st, 2020. Players are invited from ANY county : there are no restrictions as this is an OPEN event. The event is a qualifier for the London Junior Chess Championships 2020 | Entry form

Nov
6
Fri
2020
Torbay Chess Congress @ Livermead House Hotel, Seafront, Torquay
Nov 6 @ 7:00 pm – Nov 8 @ 7:00 pm

Contact: Phil McConnell Email: secretary@torbaycongress.com Web: http://www.torbaycongress.com [MAP]
Four sections – Open, U170, U140, U120. Five rounds. Doors open 6.30pm Friday 9th November

Nov
22
Sun
2020
3rd Bristol League Open Blitz Championship @ Bristol Grammar School, University Road, Bristol
Nov 22 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

Contact: Igor Doklestic Email: chessinbristol@gmail.com Web: https://www.bristolcongress.co.uk/ [MAP]
Eleven round Blitz tournament. All moves to be completed in 5 minutes, plus a 3 second increment after each move. One section | Entry form

Nov
28
Sat
2020
British Rapidplay Chess 2020 @ Trinity University Brownberrie Lane Horsforth Leeds
Nov 28 @ 11:00 am – Nov 29 @ 4:30 pm

Contact: Brent Kitson Email: kitson453@btinternet.com Web: http://www.british-rapidplay.org.uk [MAP]
Open/Major/Intermediate/Minor (2 days, 11 rounds) and Under 11 England Trial (one day). Open to all chess players in the British Isles