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 FIDE ratings server if it is FIDE-rated or has a FIDE-rated section(s) | For a PDF of the ECF Event Calendar (updated every 4-5 weeks) – click here (updated November 2018)

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 …

Dec
3
Mon
2018
CCF Junior Club DTG GMAR @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey
Dec 3 @ 4:30 pm – Dec 17 @ 6:45 pm

Contact: Daniel Gliddon Email: daniel@ccfworld.com Web: http://www.ccfworld.com/Chess/ [MAP]
Closed internal GMAR event …

CCF Junior Club GMAR Early @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey
Dec 3 @ 4:30 pm – Dec 17 @ 6:45 pm

Contact: Daniel Gliddon Email: daniel@ccfworld.com Web: http://www.ccfworld/Chess [MAP]
Closed Internal GMAR …

Dec
15
Sat
2018
12th Northwick Park Five Round Congress @ University of Westminster, Harrow Campus, Harrow
Dec 15 @ 8:45 am – Dec 16 @ 9:30 pm

Contact: Arnold Lutton Email: entry@ljcc.co.uk Web: http://www.ljcc.co.uk [MAP]
This popular five round event consists of three sections, Open, Major and Minor. The Open and Major are both FIDE rated. The Minor is ECF graded only and entry to it is open to those under 115 ECF and to ungraded players who do not have a FIDE rating above 1600. The Major is restricted to under 1860 FIDE. The Open starts at 9 am on Saturday and 9.30 on Sunday. Major and Minor start at 9.45 both days | Entry form

London Junior Chess Championships @ University of Westminster, Harrow Campus, Harrow
Dec 15 @ 9:45 am – Dec 16 @ 8:00 pm

Contact: Arnold Lutton Email: entry@ljcc.co.uk Web: http://www.ljcc.co.uk [MAP]
This prestigious event has sections for Under 10 and Under 14. There are also sections for Under 8, Under 12, Under 16 and Under 18/21 on 28th, 29th and 30th December at the same venue.

CCF Coulsdon Christmas LP Congress @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey
Dec 15 @ 10:00 am – Dec 16 @ 11:00 pm
Dec
28
Fri
2018
London Christmas Chess Congress @ University of Westminster, Harrow Campus, Harrow
Dec 28 @ 9:45 am – Dec 30 @ 8:00 pm

Contact: Arnold Lutton Email: entry@ljcc.co.uk Web: http://www.ljcc.co.uk [MAP]
This established three day, six round Congress consists of three sections, OPEN, MAJOR and MINOR. The Open and Major are FIDE rated. The Minor is ECF graded only and is restricted to players under ECF 125 and to ungraded players who do not have a FIDE rating. The Major is under 1940 FIDE | Entry form

London Junior Chess Championships @ University of Westminster, Harrow Campus, Harrow
Dec 28 @ 9:45 am – Dec 30 @ 8:30 pm

Contact: Arnold Lutton Email: entry@ljcc.co.uk Web: http://www.ljgg.co.uk [MAP]
This prestigious three-day event has sections for Under 8, Under 12, Under 16 and Under 18/21. The Under 18/21 is combined with the LJCC Christmas Open. The Under 8 is held over two days, 29th and 30th December. The other sections play on all three days. The Under 18/21 and Under 16 are both FIDE rated. The Under 12 attracts a very large entry and is run as Major and Minor sections. Competitors must gain qualification to play in the Under 8 and Under 12 as detailed at www.ljcc.co.uk. There are also sections for Under 10 and Under 14 on 15th and 16th December at the same venue | Entry form

Hastings Masters @ Horntye Park Sports Complex Bohemia Road Hastings
Dec 28 2018 @ 2:15 pm – Jan 6 2019 @ 9:30 pm

Contact: Alan Hustwayte Email: alan.hustwayte@yahoo.com Web: http://www.hastingschess.com [MAP]
Main tournament of annual FIDE-rated 94th Tradewise Hastings International Chess Congress. The 10-round event provides norm opportunities and tries to encourage promising young players as well as attracting players from around the world | Entry form

Jan
2
Wed
2019
Irish New Year Norm Events 2019 @ The Talbot Hotel, Stillorgan, Dublin
Jan 2 @ 6:00 pm – Jan 6 @ 7:00 pm

Contact: John McMorrow Email: Chairperson@icu.ie Web: https://www.icu.ie/events/1060 [MAP]
A GM and IM Norm event for 12 IRL players and 8 non-IRL player. Run annually, the last 2 GM norm events have produced 2 GM norms.

The Irish 50+/65+ Championships 2019 @ The Talbot Hotel, Stillorgan, Dublin
Jan 2 @ 6:00 pm – Jan 6 @ 7:00 pm

Contact: John McMorrow Email: chairperson@icu.ie Web: https://www.icu.ie/events/1134 [MAP]
Both age groups (50+ and 65+) in one open event.

Jan
3
Thu
2019
Hendon ‘First Thursday’ Blitz @ Golders Green Unitarians Church, 31½ Hoop Lane, Golders Green
Jan 3 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Web: https://www.hendonchessclub.com/blitz/ [MAP]
One section, Swiss system tournament. 1st prize £20, 2nd prize £10 and £10 prize for the highest Hendon Chess Club member. 10 minutes per player per game, digital clocks. Held on the first Thursday of every month

Hastings FIDE-rated Blitz @ White Rock Hotel White Rock Hastings East Sussex
Jan 3 @ 8:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Contact: Alan Hustwayte Email: alan.hustwayte@yahoo.com Web: http://www.hastingschess.com [MAP]
Now an annual event withing the Tradewise Hastings International Chess Congress where players can have a good time, unrated players can get a Blitz rating in one evening and players can improve their ratings. Standard play ratings will not be affected by blitz or rapid play results. Standard play rating will be used initially for players who are FIDE-rated but do not have a Blitz rating

Jan
4
Fri
2019
Shropshire Chess Congress @ Wrekin Housing Trust, Colliers Way Telford TF3 4AW
Jan 4 – Jan 6 all-day

Contact: Steve Rooney Email: steve.rooney@busandcoach.com Web: http://www.shropshirechesscongress.co.uk [MAP]
FIDE-rated Open, Major, Intermediate and Minor. A friendly and professionally-run congress in an excellent venue with probably the best food at a UK chess event!

Hastings Weekend Open @ Horntye Park Sports Complex Bohemia Road Hastings
Jan 4 @ 7:00 pm – Jan 6 @ 7:00 pm

Contact: Alan Hustwayte Email: alan.hustwayte@yahoo.com Web: http://www.hastingschess.com [MAP]
The Weekend OPEN Tournament is part of the 36th Hastings Weekend Congress within the Tradewise Hastings International Chess Congress. The event is FIDE-rated and has a rating prize for those with a published FIDE rating of below 1900 | Entry form

Jan
5
Sat
2019
Golders Green FIDE Rapid Chess @ St Luke’s Church, Kidderpore Avenue, London
Jan 5 @ 10:30 am – 5:45 pm

Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Web: http://www.goldersgreenchess.blogspot.com [MAP]
Monthly, 6 rounds, 5 sections – Open, Under 170, Under 145, Under 120 plus NEW ECF Graded Under 80 Section of 5 rounds! 25 minutes each plus 5 seconds a move – http://bit.ly/stlukeschess

Grand Chess Tournament London Redbridge @ The Hainault Room, Fullwell Cross Library, 140 High Street, Ilford
Jan 5 @ 1:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Contact: Soumya Chatterjee Email: soumya_kanti@hotmail.com [MAP]
Rapidplay 6 rounds, Swiss system, UKCA & FIDE support with prizes for winners | Entry form

Jan
8
Tue
2019
Greater London Chess Club FIDE-rated Evening Blitz @ Upper Vestry House St George's Bloomsbury 6 Little Russell Street London
Jan 8 @ 6:45 pm – 10:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Blades Email: tournaments@glcc.org.uk Web: http://www.glcc.org.uk/newyear_blitz2019.html [MAP]
Single section Swiss tournament, 10 rounds, 3 minutes + 2 second increments per player per game. Open to all players. All results will be submitted for FIDE blitz rating. Free tea and coffee available during the tournament. GLCC Club member entry fee: £5 Non-members: £10 in advance or £13 from 6pm on Monday 7 January. 40% of entry fees will be returned as 1st, 2nd, 3rd and rating prizes. Remaining fees will go towards club funds

Jan
12
Sat
2019
4NCL Weekend 2 Rounds 3-4
Jan 12 – Jan 13 all-day

Divisions 1 & 2 Mercure Daventry Court; Divisions 3 & 4 South Park Inn Bedford; Division 3 North Holiday Inn Doncaster

CCF New Year Rapidplay 2019 @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey
Jan 12 @ 10:15 am – 6:30 pm
Jan
18
Fri
2019
21st 4NCL FIDE Rated Congress @ Old Swan Hotel, Harrogate
Jan 18 @ 7:00 pm – Jan 20 @ 7:00 pm

4NCLFIDE Open, FIDE U2000 (ECF U175), ECF U135. Five rounds Friday 7pm – Sunday 7pm [MAP] Web: http://www.4ncl.co.uk/fide/information_21.htm

Jan
19
Sat
2019
Junior 4NCL @ The St Johns Hotel, Solihull
Jan 19 – Jan 20 all-day
Hampstead FIDE Chess Congress @ Henderson Court Resource Centre, 102 Fitzjohn's Avenue, London
Jan 19 @ 10:30 am – Jan 20 @ 5:00 pm

Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Web: http://www.hampsteadchess.blogspot.com [MAP – entrance on Prince Arthur Road]
2 days, 5 games – U2200, U1900 and ECF Under 135 Sections. 10.30am start Saturday, 11am Sunday. Held a short walk from Hampstead Underground (Northern Line). 60 mins per player + 30 secs a move :: 5 rounds

Jan
25
Fri
2019
2019 FIDE Open @ Gold Coast, Queensland, AUSTRALIA
Jan 25 – Jan 28 all-day

Contact: Gail Young Email: qwclqwcl@gmail.com Web: http://caq.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/2019-FIDE-Open-v2.pdf
FIDE-rated event held on Gold Coast, Australia. Accommodation available at venue, hotel/motel. Live games with 15-30 minute delay. PGN on top 8 boards | Entry form

Gonzaga Charity Classic 2019 @ Gonzaga College SJ, Sandford Road, Ranelagh, Dublin 6
Jan 25 @ 7:30 pm – Jan 27 @ 7:00 pm

Contact: Henry Li Email: gonzagachessclassic@gmail.com Web: https://www.icu.ie/events/1048 [MAP]
This event has been growing rapidly over the past 10 years and now is the second largest weekender in Ireland.

Jan
26
Sat
2019
South of England Junior Chess Congress @ Yateley Manor School 51 Reading Rd Yateley GU46 7UQ
Jan 26 @ 9:30 am – Jan 27 @ 5:30 pm

Contact: Amy Grieve Email: amy@southofenglandjunior.com Web: http://www.southofenglandjunior.com [MAP]
Prestigious junior chess tournament for all ages. Qualifier for EPSCA England trials | Entry form

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