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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)

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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 …

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Castle Chess 11th Hereford Congress @ The Green Dragon Hotel, Broad Street, Hereford HR4 9BG
Mar 22 @ 7:00 pm – Mar 24 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: Tony Corfe Email: Web: [MAP]
One of a series of events held around the country. A small, relaxed event. 6 round event, Open including Premier U175, Major U155 including Intermediate U135, Minor U115 including Challengers U95. PRIZES – Expected £180 per section – but not Guaranteed, plus at least one grading prize in each section. Prizes are dependent on entries | Entry form

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: [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

44th Nottingham Congress @ Nottingham High School Waverley Mount Nottingham NG7 4ED
Mar 23 @ 9:45 am – Mar 24 @ 5:45 pm

Contact: Robert Richmond Email: Web: [MAP]
5 rounds, OPEN, U165, U135, U110. OPEN first prize £1,000. Free entry to GMs, IMs, WGMs & WIMs. Online entry via the NottsChess website

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

Contact: Maria Damodaran Email: Web: [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

Junior Chess Tournament and Training Day with GM Nick Pert @ King Edwards School, Witley, Godalming
Mar 24 all-day

Contact: Nick Pert Email: [MAP]
Tournament and training day with GM Nick Pert. Bookonline here —

Suffolk Junior Open @ Woodbridge School Burkitt Road Woodbridge Suffolk
Mar 24 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: Adam Hunt Email: Web: [MAP]
Suffolk junior rapidplay event, open to all aged 6-18 | Entry form

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: Web: [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 …

Junior Chess Tournament and Training Day @ King Edward's School Witley, Wormley, Godalming
Mar 24 @ 10:45 am – 5:15 pm

Contact: Nick Pert Email: Web: [MAP]
The tournament will be played in four sections with training between rounds. ECF graded open U18 section for experienced juniors up to the age of 18, with no maximum grade (ECF graded); ECF graded U11 section for those under 11 on 31st August 2018 (year 6 and below) (ECF graded); Improvers’ section for those under 18 on 31st August 2018 and under 80 ECF grade (ungraded); Beginners’ section for those under 9 on 31st August 2018 (year 4 and below), who have no ECF grade and playing in their first few tournaments (ungraded)
20 players taking part in this event will qualify for a free place at a simultaneous exhibition in the summer against a top Grandmaster, likely to be Michael Adams! This has been provided by a private sponsor.

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: [MAP]
2nd leg of the Champions League Chess Middx and the Rest Zone …

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: [MAP]
Another FIDE rated Round Robin for junior club

EPSCA Under 11 Final @ TBA
Mar 30 @ 11:45 am – 5:45 pm

Contact: Nigel Dennis Email: Web:
For associations affiliated to EPSCA qualifying from three zones held on 9th March 2019

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

Contact: Alex Holowczak Email: Web: [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: | 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: Web: [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

SAE Practice for Megafinals @ Langley Grammar School Reddington Drive, Slough
Mar 31 @ 12:45 pm – 5:00 pm

Contact: Nidhi Email: [MAP]
Practice for UKCC Megafinals. Trophies, medals and cash prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places. 20 minutes on the clock, 5 rounds

BBCA Monthly Rapidplay 2019 @ The Hason Raja Centre, Spitalfields Housing Association, 117 Vallance Road, London
Mar 31 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Contact: Mostaque Choudhury Email: [MAP]
ECF Graded six round Swiss Pairing system Rapidplay with 15 minutes fixed time control per player per side. There will be two sections – Open and Major. Entry fee is only £15 for adults and £10 for juniors for both sections.  However, all players are required to be ECF Silver and above members. All other players, including foreign players with FIDE ID, must pay an additional £7.50 with the entry fee. Discounted entry fee is available for BBCA members. 1st and 2nd prize for both Open and Major sections along with several grading prizes. For online entry, please complete the JotForm at
All details are available on the flyer here
Chief Arbiter – Alan Atkinson IA

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

Contact: Ed Goodwin Email: [MAP]
Seniors event – two 6-round events — Over 50 and Over 65. ECF graded and FIDE-rated
Online entry and full details —

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: Web: [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

37th St. Albans Chess Congress 2019 @ St. Columba's College, King Harry Lane, St.Albans, Herts AL3 4AW
Apr 6 @ 10:00 am – Apr 7 @ 6:30 pm

Contact: Terry Douse Email: [MAP]
Congress website for entry form –
Prize fund over £3400. Good selection of hot and cold food.
5 round Swiss, 5 graded sections. Large playing hall with an extensive free car park

Teignmouth Rapidplay @ The Salle, Trinity School, Buckeridge Road, Teignmouth
Apr 6 @ 10:00 am – 5:45 pm

Contact: Mark Cockerton Email: Web: [MAP]
One day Rapidplay Swiss tournament – 6 rounds. 25 mins + 5 secs/move. Two sections – Open (140 and over) and Graded (Under 140) | Entry form

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: | 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: [MAP]
Rapidplay 6 rounds, Swiss system, UKCA & FIDE support with prizes for winners | Entry form

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

Contact: Ken Coates Email: | 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: Web: [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

Easter Chess Course for 6 – 15 year olds @ King George’s Hall, High Street, Esher, Surrey
Apr 9 @ 9:45 am – Apr 11 @ 1:00 pm

Contact: Emma-Jane Billington-Phillips Email: Web: [MAP]
This course caters for all standards, from beginners through to advanced players. Run by top chess coach Emma-Jane Billington-Phillips. A tournament will be run during the course with prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and possibly further runners up which will be awarded after the end of the last day. Parents/ Guardians will be asked to stay to watch the brief awards ceremony

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