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 September 4th 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 …

Nov
25
Fri
2016
Bristol Winter Congress @ Bristol Grammar School, Sixth Form Common Room, University Rd, Bristol
Nov 25 – Nov 27 all-day

Contact: Alan Papier Email: chinadoc@chinadoc.force9.co.uk Web: http://tim1949jones.wix.com/bristolchesscongress
The Bristol Winter Congress is a five round Swiss tournament, with Open, Major (U155), and Minor (U125) sections. The venue is situated in the centre of Bristol, close to hotels and good food outlets, with free parking for 100 cars [MAP] Entry form

Feb
24
Fri
2017
Bristol Spring Congress @ 6th Form Common Room, Bristol Grammar School, University Rd, Bristol BS8
Feb 24 – Feb 26 all-day

Contact: Alan Papier Email: chinadoc@chinadoc.force9.co.uk Web: http://tim1949jones.wix.com/bristolchesscongress
A 5 round Swiss event. All moves in 90 minutes plus 30 second increments [MAP] Entry form

Apr
14
Fri
2017
WECU 70th Open Easter Congress @ The Royal Beacon Hotel, Exmouth, Devon EX8 2AG
Apr 14 @ 9:45 am – Apr 17 @ 2:30 pm

Contact: Meyrick Shaw Email: wecu@hotmail.co.uk Web: http://www.chessdevon.org.uk [MAP]
Three sections: FIDE rated Open (incl. West of England Championship); FIDE rated Major U1950 (ECF U170 if no FIDE grade); Minor ECF rated U130. Also included is the WECU Ladies Championship – The Elizabeth Walker Cup. Free entry for GMs & IMs. Discounted entry for juniors | Entry form

May
12
Fri
2017
28th Frome Chess Congress @ Selwood Academy, Berkley Road, Frome, Somerset BA11 2EF
May 12 @ 7:00 pm – May 14 @ 7:00 pm

Contact: Gerry Jepps Email: gnjepps@btinternet.com Web: http://www.somersetchess.org/frome_congress/FromeHome.html [MAP]
Four 5-round Swiss tournaments (Open, U165, U140, U110) with 4-hour playing sessions. The Congress is a WECU designated British Championship qualifying event, part of the Tradewise Grand Prix and includes the Somerset Championships. The Open is FIDE-rated. The restaurant, bookstall and analysis areas are separate from the playing areas and there is ample (free) car parking | Entry form

Jun
9
Fri
2017
Bristol Summer Congress @ Bristol Grammar School (6th Form Common Room) University Road, Bristol BS8 1SR
Jun 9 – Jun 11 all-day

Contact: Alan Papier Email: chinadoc@chinadoc.force9.co.uk [MAP]
A five-round Swiss | Entry form

Aug
25
Fri
2017
Bristol Steve Boniface Memorial Congress @ Bristol Grammar School, University Road, Bristol BS8 1SR
Aug 25 – Aug 27 all-day

Contact: Alan Papier Email: chinadoc@chinadoc.force9.co.uk Web: http://tim1949jones.wix.com/bristolchesscongress [MAP]
A 5 round tournament with 3 sections: FIDE rated Open, Major (under 155), and Minor (under125)
Grading prizes in all sections | Entry form

Sep
3
Sun
2017
67th DCCA Congress @ Livermead House Hotel, Torquay TQ2 6QJ
Sep 3 – Sep 9 all-day

Contact: Alan Crickmore Tel: 01752 768206 (before 9.00pm, please)
Ron Bruce Premier (FIDE-rated Open), Rowena Bruce Challengers U180, Bloodworth Intermediate U150, Walker Minor U120, Boniface Morning 5 Round U180 and Thynne Morning 5 Round U135. Bookstall by Keverel Chess.

Nov
24
Fri
2017
Bristol Winter Congress 2017 @ Bristol Grammar School (BGS), University Road, Bristol BS8 1SR
Nov 24 – Nov 26 all-day

Contact: Alan Papier / Igor Doklestic Email: chinadoc@chinadoc.force9.co.uk Web: http://tim1949jones.wixsite.com/bristolchesscongress [MAP]
A 5 round tournament with 3 sections: FIDE rated Open, Major (U155), Minor (U125). Prizes in all sections. Central venue | Entry form

Jan
27
Sat
2018
Prodigy Chess Tournament FIDE Section (U1600) @ Crockham Hill Village Hall, Church Lane, Edenbridge, Kent TN8 6RP
Jan 27 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Ashok Damodaran Email: ashokmca@gmail.com Web: https://tinyurl.com/Prodigy-FIDE-U1600-2018-Jan [MAP]
Two sections — FIDE Section (U1600); ECF Section (under rating 25). Payment details to follow upon completing the online entry form …

Feb
3
Sat
2018
Petts Wood and Orpington Tournament @ Holy Innocents' Catholic Primary School, Mitchell Rd, Orpington BR6 9JT
Feb 3 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: Jean-Baptiste Jugand Email: treasurer@pwchessclub.org.uk [MAP]
Free car park. £1400 prize fund (will be 70% of entry fees) subject to change depending on number of entry fees. Open – 1st £275, 2nd £125, 3rd £75; U160 – 1st £225, 2nd £100, 3rd £65; U120 – 1st £150, 2nd £75, 3rd £50; Junior tournament – minimum of £100 of prizes and cups. Rating prizes of £50 (i.e. Under 180, Under 140 and Under 100) | Web and online entry

Mar
2
Fri
2018
Bristol Spring Congress incl. 71st Bristol League Championship @ 6th Form Common Rooms, Bristol Grammar School (BGS), University Road, Bristol BS8 1SR
Mar 2 @ 6:45 pm – Mar 4 @ 8:00 pm

Contact: Igor Doklestic Email: chessinbristol@gmail.com Web: http://www.bristolcongress.co.uk [MAP]
5 round tournament with 3 sections: FIDE rated Open, Major (U160), Minor (U120). Prizes in all sections. Central Bristol venue | Entry form

Mar
30
Fri
2018
West of England Chess Union Congress @ The Manor Hotel, Exmouth, Devon EX8 2A
Mar 30 @ 9:45 am – Apr 2 @ 3:00 pm

Contact: Meyrick Shaw Email: wecu@hotmail.co.uk Web: http://www.chessdevon.org.uk [MAP]
West of England Championships to include sections: Open, which carries a British Championship qualifying place and is FIDE-rated; FIDE-rated Major under 1950 (ECF 170); ECF graded Minor under 130 | Entry form

Apr
29
Sun
2018
Chipping Sodbury Rapidplay @ Old Grammar School, Broad street, Chipping Sodbury BS376AH
Apr 29 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: John Stubbs Email: jcdstubbs@yahoo.co.uk Web: http://www.chessit.co.uk [MAP]
6 round Rapidplay event – ECF/FIDE-rated. Three sections; Open, Under 155, Under 125. At least £100 first prize in Open Section. Entry £15 each section, juniors (under 18) £12. Each section will have at least 1st and 2nd place prizes. One grading prize in each section, and one overall Junior prize.
Time control: 20 mins plus 5 sec increments per move . Free tea and coffee. Lunch time refreshments (including homemade cakes) will also be available. One 1/2 point bye per player if requested before the day. Blitz, competition at lunchtime. £1 to enter, one section (hopefully, in the lovely courtyard garden) | Entry form

Jun
15
Fri
2018
Bristol Summer Congress & 71st Bristol League Championship @ Bristol Grammar School, University Road, Bristol BS8 1SR
Jun 15 @ 6:45 pm – Jun 17 @ 7:30 pm

Contact: Igor Doklestic Email: chessinbristol@gmail.com Web: http://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 and entry form on the Congress website | Entry form

Jun
23
Sat
2018
Prodigy Rapidplay @ Crockham Hill Village Hall, Church Lane, Crockham Hill, Edenbridge, Kent TN8 6RP
Jun 23 @ 10:30 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Maria Damodaran Email: mariadamodaran@gmail.com Web: https://tinyurl.com/FIDERapid20180623 [MAP]
Four FIDE-rated sections based on English Chess Federation Rapidplay grades OR FIDE rating – Open to All (the strongest section); Under 170 Major; Under 145 Minor; Under 120 Amateur. Ample free car parking (SAT NAV Postcode: TN8 6RP) | Entry fee

Aug
24
Fri
2018
12th Steve Boniface Memorial @ Bristol Grammar School (BGS), 6th Form Common Rooms, University Road, Bristol BS8 1SR
Aug 24 @ 6:45 pm – Aug 26 @ 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 and entry form on the Congress website | Entry form

Sep
2
Sun
2018
68th DCCA (Paignton) Congress @ Livermead House Hotel, Torquay TQ2 6QJ
Sep 2 @ 1:45 pm – Sep 8 @ 4:30 pm

Contact: Matthew Wilson Email: mattmrwc@hotmail.com Web: https://dccapaigntonchess.com/ [MAP]
Afternoon 7 round tournament – FIDE rated Open, U180, U150 and U120 – plus 5 round morning tournament U180 and U135 | Entry form

Sep
8
Sat
2018
2018 British Blitz Championship – Qualifiers @ Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Glasgow, London, Manchester, Newcastle
Sep 8 all-day

Contact: Alex Holowczak Email: director.homechess@englishchess.org.uk Web: https://www.englishchess.org.uk/?page_id=43678
The Finals are at a date TBC. There will be eight 15-round qualifying Swiss tournaments played in different cities around the United Kingdom on Saturday, 8th September. Eligible players will be able to enter one qualifying tournament of their choice. The top two players in each qualifier will qualify for the Final in November 2018, played at a date and venue to be announced. The top two female players in each qualifier will qualify for a Women’s Final, held concurrently. Both Finals and the qualifiers combined will have a total prize fund in excess of £5,000.

Oct
21
Sun
2018
Chipping Sodbury Rapidplay @ Old Grammar School, Broad Street, Chipping Sodbury
Oct 21 @ 11:00 am – 6:30 pm

Contact: John Stubbs Email: jcdstubbs@yahoo.co.uk Web: http://www.chessit.co.uk [MAP]
ECF and FIDE rated Rapidplay (all three sections). 6 rounds of 20mins plus 5 sec increments per person. Starts 11.00am, finishes 6.00pm. Prizes depends on entries received | Entry form

Oct
26
Fri
2018
38th Surrey Chess Congress @ Kingston University, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames
Oct 26 @ 6:00 pm – Oct 28 @ 8:00 pm

Contact: Mike Gunn Email: mikewxyz@gmail.com Web: http://www.surreychesscongress.co.uk [MAP]
FIDE rated Open incorporating SCCU Championship. FIDE rated Major (U1900 and U160). ECF graded Minor (U130). Time limit for all sections: 90 minutes for all moves plus a 30 second increment from the start | Entry form

Nov
25
Sun
2018
1st Bristol League Open Blitz Championship @ Bristol Grammar School (BGS) University Road, Bristol
Nov 25 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

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

Feb
15
Fri
2019
Bristol Winter Congress & 72nd Bristol League Championship @ Bristol Grammar School (BGS), University Road, Bristol BS8 1SR
Feb 15 @ 6:15 pm – Feb 17 @ 7:15 pm

Contact: Igor Doklestic Email: chessinbristol@gmail.com Web: http://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 and entry form on the Congress website | Entry form

Mar
23
Sat
2019
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

Apr
19
Fri
2019
West of England Chess Union Congress @ Royal Beacon Hotel, Exmouth, Devon
Apr 19 @ 10:00 am – Apr 22 @ 3:00 pm

Contact: Meyrick Shaw Email: wecu@hotmail.co.uk Web: http://chessdevon.org.uk [MAP]
West of England Open, which is FIDE registered & a qualifying event for the British Championships; features a FIDE rateds major section U1950, an ECF graded minor section U130. These also incorporate the West of England Ladies Championship | Entry form

May
6
Mon
2019
CCF Champions League Chess Finals Day @ Havanna Road, Off South Eden Bridge Road London SW19 8EJ
May 6 @ 10:30 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Scott Freeman Email: chess@ccfworld.com Web: https://www.ccfworld.com/Chess/Results/2019-05-06_CLC_Final.htm [MAP]
Final of the CCF Champions League Chess competition in 5 separate competitions

May
17
Fri
2019
30th Frome Chess Congress @ Selwood Academy, Berkley Road, Frome, Somerset
May 17 @ 7:00 pm – May 19 @ 7:00 pm

Contact: Gerry Jepps Email: gnjepps@outlook.com Web: http://www.somersetchess.org/frome_congress/FromeHome.html [MAP]
The annual Frome Congress is a 5 round Swiss tournament with 4 Sections – Open, U165, U140, U110. The restaurant, bookstall and analysis areas are separate from the playing areas and there is ample (free) car parking. The Congress is part of the ECF Grand Prix and includes the Somerset Championships. The Open is FIDE-rated and part of the British Championships Qualifying Grand Prix | Entry form

Jun
2
Sun
2019
9th Graeme Thomson Memorial Rapidplay @ 6th Form Common Room, Bristol Grammar School, University Road, Bristol
Jun 2 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: David Collier Email: docollier@sky.com Web: http://www.bristolandcliftonchess.club [MAP]
6 round Swiss tournament with two sections – Open and Major (U145). Central Bristol venue. There will be cash prizes for 1st and 2nd in each section | Entry form | Detailed map with directions

Jun
21
Fri
2019
13th Steve Boniface Memorial Congress @ Bristol Grammar School, University Road, Bristol BS8 1SR
Jun 21 @ 6:45 pm – 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 and entry form on the Bristol Congress website | Entry form | Detailed map

Jul
6
Sat
2019
Two-day Standardplay U2200 & U1900 @ Basingstoke Country Hotel, Scures Hill, London Road, Nately Scures, Basingstoke
Jul 6 @ 10:30 am – Jul 7 @ 5:00 pm

Contact: Nick Pert Email: fleetchess@gmail.com Web: https://www.gmchess.co.uk/summer-fide-congress.html [MAP]
Adult and junior 5 round standard play chess congress. U2200 & U1900 sections, 60 minutes per player per game PLUS 30 seconds per move. ECF & FIDE rated. £30 entry fee​. Hosted by GM Nick Pert

Aug
31
Sat
2019
DCCA Congress @ Livermead House Hotel, Torquay, Devon
Aug 31 @ 1:23 pm – Sep 7 @ 2:23 pm

Contact: Jack Rudd Email: jackkelshallrudd@aol.com Web: http://dccapaigntonchess.com [MAP]
Annual Paignton festival event, with four afternoon and two morning tournaments