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 March 2019)

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
17
Sun
2019
European Individual Chess Championship @ Hotel DoubleTree by Hilton, Skopje, Macedonia
Mar 17 – Mar 30 all-day

Website: www.eicc2019.mk [MAP]

Mar
23
Sat
2019
East Anglian Chess Union Closed Championships @ Whittlesford Memorial Hall, Mill Lane, Whittlesford
Mar 23 @ 9:30 am – Mar 24 @ 6:30 pm

Contact: Richard Freeman Email: richard@fcasolutions.co.uk [MAP]
The 2019 EACU Individual Championships, incorporating the EACU Junior Championships, and open only to EACU players (see entry form for definitions). A 5 round Swiss congress, with three sections – Open, Under-170 and Under-130 | Entry form

2nd Kingston Rapidplay Chess Tournament @ Richard Mayo Centre Kingston United Reform Church Eden Street Kingston
Mar 23 @ 10:30 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Edward Mospan Email: kingstonchessrapidplay@gmail.com Web: http://www.kingstonchess.org.uk [MAP]
The event is divided into three sections by ECF rapidplay grade – Group A – Open; Group B – Under 160; Group C – Under 120. This tournament is FIDE rated and ECF graded.

Edenbridge FIDE Standard U1600 @ Edenbridge Leisure Centre, Stangrove Park, Edenbridge
Mar 23 @ 10:30 am – Mar 24 @ 4:30 pm

Contact: Maria Damodaran Email: mariadamodaran@gmail.com Web: https://tinyurl.com/FIDE-Standard-U1600-March2019 [MAP]
2 days, 5 games – U1600 Section. 10.30am start Saturday, 11am Sunday. 30 mins per player + 30 secs a move. 5 rounds FIDE Standard | Entry form

CCF Champions League Kent Zone 2nd Leg @ Unicorn Primary School, Creswell Drive, Beckenham
Mar 23 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Contact: Scott Freeman Email: chess@ccfworld.com [MAP]
The 2nd leg of the Kent Zone of the Champions League Chess tournament. This is primarily a school’s team tournament.

Mar
24
Sun
2019
Surrey Last Chance Saloon & 10th West Surrey Championships @ Tormead School, Cranley Road, Guildford
Mar 24 @ 9:00 am – 6:30 pm

Contact: Emma-Jane Billington-Phillips Email: chessentriesforall@gmail.com Web: https://chessentriesforall.com/%C2%A7/ [MAP]
If your child has already qualified through their club or is over 11 (from and including year 7 upwards as they qualify automatically for the Megafinal) but would like to practice for the Megafinal, improve their grade or gain their first grade then this is also the event for them …

CCF Champions League Middx and the Rest Zone 2nd Leg @ Millbank Primary Academy, Erasmus Street, Pimlico
Mar 24 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Contact: Scott Freeman Email: chess@ccfworld.com [MAP]
2nd leg of the Champions League Chess Middx and the Rest Zone …

Mar
25
Mon
2019
CCF Junior Club RP Round Robin J @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey
Mar 25 @ 4:30 pm – 6:45 pm

Contact: Daniel Gliddon Email: daniel@ccfworld.com [MAP]
Another FIDE rated Round Robin for junior club

Mar
31
Sun
2019
26th Birmingham Rapidplay @ Quinborne Community Centre, Ridgacre Road, Birmingham
Mar 31 all-day

Contact: Alex Holowczak Email: alexholowczak@gmail.com Web: http://rapidplay.birminghamchess.org.uk/ [MAP]
Four Sections – Open, 170, 140, 110. Prize fund £1,000 | Entry form

Lincolnshire Megafinal @ Peter Paine Performance Centre, Rosebury Avenue, Boston, Lincolnshire
Mar 31 all-day

Contact: Ian Scott Email: iscott13@hotmail.co.uk | Web [MAP]
This Megafinal is part of the 2019 UK Chess Challenge and is a qualifying event for the Gigafinals. The UK Chess Challenge is one of the largest childrens’ chess events in the world with over 6,000 children taking part in Megafinals held across the UK. Please ensure you have met the qualification criteria before entering. Details of the full tournament rules can be found here

LAST Chance Saloon – Megafinal Qualifier @ Langley Grammar School Reddington Drive, Slough
Mar 31 @ 12:45 pm – 5:00 pm

Contact: Nidhi Email: gogia_nidhi@yahoo.co.uk Web: http://bjca.org.uk/ [MAP]
Last Chance Saloon to qualify for the UKCC Megafinals. Separate tournament for those who have already qualified or do not need qualification. Trophies, medals and cash prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in both the sections

Apr
4
Thu
2019
English Seniors Championship @ St Johns Hotel Solihull B91 1AT
Apr 4 @ 7:00 pm – Apr 7 @ 2:00 pm

Contact: Ed Goodwin Email: edhgoodwin@gmail.com [MAP]
Seniors event – two 6-round events — Over 50 and Over 65. ECF graded and FIDE-rated
Online entry and full details — https://www.englishchess.org.uk/english-seniors-championships/

Hendon ‘First Thursday’ Blitz @ Golders Green Unitarians Church, 31½ Hoop Lane, Golders Green
Apr 4 @ 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

Apr
5
Fri
2019
Edinburgh Congress @ St Thomas of Aquin's High School, Chalmers Street, Edinburgh
Apr 5 @ 6:30 pm – Apr 7 @ 7:30 pm

Contact: David Stewart Email: davidstewartgm@hotmail.co.uk Web: http://chessscotland.com [MAP]
The largest annual weekend Chess Congress in Scotland. The venue is located in the city centre of Edinburgh and is suitable for disabled players including wheelchair users. The top event, the Premier Event is FIDE rated. A group discount is available: when six players enter together, only pay for five entries. The time control for each of the four sections are 90 minutes plus 30 seconds per move. The top games in the Premier Event will be broadcast live during the Congress. A Chess Bookstall will be provided by Jim Fisher of Chess and Bridge, London.
Four Training Sessions, free of charge, will be available to Coaches mainly for Teachers and Parents on both Saturday and Sunday morning and afternoon from Sean Marsh of Chess in Schools and Communities | Entry form

Apr
6
Sat
2019
CCF English Chess Challenge 2019 Qualifier @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey
Apr 6 @ 10:45 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Scott Freeman Email: chess@ccfworld.com | Web [MAP]
Another chance to qualify for the ECC semi-finals (up to year 6) or ECC final (year 7 or above)

Grand Chess Tournament London Redbridge @ The Hainault Room, Fullwell Cross Library, 140 High Street, Ilford
Apr 6 @ 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

Apr
7
Sun
2019
Berkshire East Megafinal @ Bulmershe School, Woodlands Avenue, Woodley, Reading
Apr 7 all-day

Contact: Ken Coates Email: ken@gemhadar.co.uk | Web [MAP]
This Megafinal is part of the 2019 UK Chess Challenge and is a qualifying event for the Gigafinals. The UK Chess Challenge is one of the largest childrens’ chess events in the world with over 6,000 children taking part in Megafinals held across the UK. Please ensure you have met the qualification criteria before entering. Details of the full tournament rules can be found here

Chester Chess Club Centenary Rapidplay @ Upton-by-Chester High School St James’s Avenue Upton
Apr 7 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Michael McDonagh Email: congress@chesterchess.co.uk Web: http://www.chesterchess.co.uk [MAP]
Chester Chess Club are celebrating their centenary in 2019 and to celebrate this milestone are holding a FIDE-rated one day rapidplay event on Sunday the 7th of April 2019. The event comprises 3 sections – an OPEN, an U1900 (160) and an U1600 (U120) | Entry form

Apr
12
Fri
2019
Harrow Megafinal @ Harrow High School, Gayton Road, Harrow
Apr 12 all-day

Contact: Tao Bhokanandh Email: tao@chess.co.uk | Web [MAP]
This Megafinal is part of the 2019 UK Chess Challenge and is a qualifying event for the Gigafinals. The UK Chess Challenge is one of the largest childrens’ chess events in the world with over 6,000 children taking part in Megafinals held across the UK. Please ensure you have met the qualification criteria before entering. Details of the full tournament rules can be found here

The Irish Junior Championships 2019 @ The Talbot Hotel, Stillorgan, Dublin
Apr 12 @ 7:00 pm – Apr 14 @ 7:00 pm

Contact: Vahe Paronyan Email: paronyan@gmail.com Web: https://www.icu.ie/events/892 [MAP]
The Irish Junior Championships is open to all juniors from all federations with qualifying IRLs eligible to win each title.

Apr
13
Sat
2019
4NCL Weekend 4 Rounds 7-8
Apr 13 – Apr 14 all-day
Oxon UKCC Last Chance Saloon @ Cumnor Primary School Oxford Road Cumnor Oxon
Apr 13 @ 9:45 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: Andrew Varney Email: av.chess@outlook.com [MAP]
7 round Rapid Play tournament for juniors (Under 18 on 1 September 2018). Time control 15 min + 5 sec per move. Ungraded Last Chance Saloon qualifier for Delancey UK Chess Challenge Megafinal stage.
Parallel ECF-graded Rapid Play tournament for UKCC pre-qualified players who are junior ECF members | Entry form

Apr
16
Tue
2019
2019 Midland Open Junior Championship @ St. Nicholas Hall Leicester Grammar School London Road, Leicester
Apr 16 – Apr 18 all-day

Contact: Alex Holwczak Email: alexholowczak@gmail.com Web: http://www.mccu.org.uk/ [MAP]
ECF graded Under 9 section, ECF graded and FIDE-rated Under 11, 14 and 18 sections. £1,675 prize fund | Entry form

Apr
17
Wed
2019
The Irish Easter Open 2019 @ Dublin, Ireland
Apr 17 @ 6:00 pm – Apr 22 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: John McMorrow Email: chairperson@icu.ie Web: https://www.icu.ie/events/1067
A 9-round FIDE open played over 6 days

Apr
18
Thu
2019
Southend Masters @ Southend Adult Community College, Ambleside Drive, Southend-on-Sea
Apr 18 @ 11:00 am – Apr 22 @ 8:00 pm

Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Email: http://www.southendchesscongress.org.uk [MAP]
9 round Swiss tournament eligible for GM and IM norms

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