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 22nd 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 …

Aug
19
Sat
2017
Worcestershire Closed Congress @ The King's School, Castle Place, Worcester WR1 2NB
Aug 19 @ 10:00 am – Aug 20 @ 10:30 pm

Contact: Ray Collett Email: wmf@collett.net Web: http://www.raycollett.net/ [MAP]
Closed congress for players resident or attending education in Worcestershire, and members of Worcestershire-affiliated clubs. Five rounds with half-point bye available in rounds 1 to 4; Swiss pairing with three rounds on Saturday and two on Sunday with prize-giving at about 6:30pm. Compete for county titles and trophies, low entry fee and no cash prizes | Entry form

Aug
26
Sat
2017
53rd Berks & Bucks Chess Congress @ St Piran’s School, Gringer Hill, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 7LZ
Aug 26 – Aug 28 all-day

Contact: Liam Varnam Email: liamvarnam@yahoo.co.uk Web: http://www.berksandbuckschess.com/ [MAP]
Six round Swiss. Sections (usually 12-16 players in each) allocated according to ECF grade. Usually 5-6 sections. Top two sections FIDE-rated, all sections ECF-graded | Entry form

Sep
16
Sat
2017
SCCU 125 Anniversary Match – North of Thames v South of Thames @ The Hall School, 23 Crossfield Road, Swiss Cottage, London NW3 4NU
Sep 16 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Contact: Mark Murrell Email: 125@sccu-chess.com Web: https://sccu-chess.com/index.php/en/125th-celebration [MAP]
Commemorating 125 years of the Southern Counties Chess Union, a multi-board match between the 25 combined past and present SCCU counties – North of the Thames v South of the Thames. Open to all eligible players of all ages and abilities. All moves in 125 minutes. Register your interest for Team North with Chris Majer at 125North@sccu-chess.com or for Team South with Mike Gunn at 125South@sccu-chess.com | Entry form

Nov
3
Fri
2017
Hampshire Congress 2017 @ Eastleigh College, Eastleigh, SO50 5EJ
Nov 3 @ 7:00 pm – Nov 5 @ 11:00 pm

Contact: Gillian Moore Email: gam2012@btinternet.com Web: http://www.hampshirechess.co.uk [MAP]
Open, Major (Under 160) and Minor (Under 125); also John Dunleavy Memorial Best Game Prize £100 – open to all | Entry form

Nov
18
Sat
2017
Cambridgeshire Closed County Chess Championships @ Peterborough Bridge Club, Unit 1, New England Complex, York Road, Peterborough PE1 2PE
Nov 18 @ 9:00 am – Nov 19 @ 10:00 pm

Contact: Francis Bowers Email: info@premierengravinguk.com [MAP]
Closed event – 5 round Swiss for people born in Cambridgeshire, a member of a club in Cambridgeshire, or who live in Cambridgeshire | Entry form

Nov
26
Sun
2017
Northumberland Rapidplay Championships @ Forest Hall Ex-Servicemen's Institute, 26 Crescent Way North, Forest Hall, Newcastle upon Tyne NE12 9AR
Nov 26 @ 11:00 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: Tim Wall Email: timpeterwall@gmail.com Web: http://www.foresthallchess.org.uk [MAP]
A 9-round ‘Fast & Fun’ rapidplay tournament for members of chess clubs affiliated to Northumberland Chess Association. One section for everyone! A minimum of £310.00 in prizes, including several grading prizes, and prizes for top juniors and Over 65 players. Rate of play: 10 minutes plus 5 seconds per move. Entry fee: £10 adults, £8 juniors/OAPs | Entry form

Feb
25
Sun
2018
ECF U18 County Championships @ The King's School, Brook Street, Grantham, Lincolnshire NG31 6RP
Feb 25 all-day
Apr
2
Mon
2018
Surrey Junior Easter Congress @ Aldro School Shackleford Godalming Surrey GU8 6AS
Apr 2 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: David Archer Email: archerd@aldro.org [MAP]
5 round Swiss tournament with five age group sections – U13, U11, U10, U9, U8 on 01/09/17. Trophies for the winner of each section and medals for players scoring 3 points or more. Refreshments available all day and free parking | Entry form

Aug
17
Fri
2018
49th Thanet Chess Congress @ St George’s Church of England Foundation School, Westwood Road, Broadstairs CT10 2LH
Aug 17 @ 7:00 pm – Aug 19 @ 6:30 pm

Contact: Andrew Flood Email: aflood@sspp.co.uk Web: http://www.thanetchesscongress.co.uk [MAP]
– incorporating the Kent Individual Championship. Over £2,300 in prizes; Swiss tournament comprising 5 rounds; 5 sections – Minor 110 & under, Intermediate 130 & under, Major 150 & under, Challengers 170 & under, Open (no grade limits); refreshments & free car parking available at venue; Concessionary charges for Juniors & GM & IM | Entry form

Sep
29
Sat
2018
Norfolk County Chess Championships @ The Tithe Barn Rectory Road Horstead NR12 7EP
Sep 29 @ 9:30 am – Sep 30 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: John Wickham Email: j.r.wickham@btinternet.com [MAP]
Closed event for those born in Norfolk, or those who have been resident for 6 months, or those who are a member of a club registered with NCCA. Must be at least a Bronze ECF member. 5 round Swiss | Entry form

Oct
1
Mon
2018
Wiltshire Championship Round 1 @ N/A
Oct 1 all-day

Contact: Tony Ransom Email: chesssalsa@aol.com Tel: 01225 774538
To be completed by 30th November. Knockout tournament with 3 sections – Major (players graded above 145), Intermediate (players graded 116 to 145) and Minor (players graded under 116). Games will be played at a venue convenient to the players. The first named player being white who will contact the other player to arrange venue and submit the result to me. The number of rounds will be dependent on the entry size which will be divided into North and South sections with the final being played at a mutual venue | Entry form

Nov
24
Sat
2018
Cambridgeshire Closed County Chess Championships @ Peterborough Bridge Club, New England Complex, Lincoln Road, Peterborough
Nov 24 @ 10:00 am – Nov 25 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: Francis Bowers Email: chessbower@aol.com Web: http://www.premierengravinguk.com [MAP]
Limited to 32 players on a first come first served basis living in Cambridgeshire. 5 round seeded Swiss event. Open, Under 140, Junior Championships. Prizes available based on score – additional prizes may be added as well | Entry form

Dec
1
Sat
2018
Wiltshire Championship Round 2 @ N/A
Dec 1 all-day

Contact: Tony Ransom Email: chesssalsa@aol.com Tel: 01225 774538
To be completed by 31st January 2019. Knockout tournament with 3 sections – Major (players graded above 145), Intermediate (players graded 116 to 145) and Minor (players graded under 116). Games will be played at a venue convenient to the players. The first named player being white who will contact the other player to arrange venue and submit the result to me. The number of rounds will be dependent on the entry size which will be divided into North and South sections with the final being played at a mutual venue | Entry form

Jan
27
Sun
2019
Coventry and District Chess League Centenary Rapidplay @ Massey Ferguson Social Club, Broad Lane, Coventry
Jan 27 @ 10:30 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Hok Yin Stephen Chiu Email: coventrydistrictchess@gmail.com Web: https://covchessleague.blogspot.com/p/rapidplay.html [MAP]
The 2018-19 season marks one hundred years of the Coventry and District Chess League fostering chess across the local area! We will be running a Centenary Rapidplay to celebrate this joyous occasion. Entry £10.00 (Juniors £5.00) | Entry form | Wheelchair access available, please email the organisers for any accessibility needs …

Feb
1
Fri
2019
Wiltshire Championship Round 3 @ N/A
Feb 1 all-day

Contact: Tony Ransom Email: chesssalsa@aol.com Tel: 01225 774538
To be completed by 31st March 2019. Knockout tournament with 3 sections – Major (players graded above 145), Intermediate (players graded 116 to 145) and Minor (players graded under 116). Games will be played at a venue convenient to the players. The first named player being white who will contact the other player to arrange venue and submit the result to me. The number of rounds will be dependent on the entry size which will be divided into North and South sections with the final being played at a mutual venue | Entry form

Feb
3
Sun
2019
Hertfordshire Junior Championships @ Fleetville Junior School, 228 Hatfield Road, St Albans
Feb 3 @ 9:45 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: Ursula Wielgosz Email: events@hsca-chess.com Web: http://hsca-chess.com/ [MAP]
6 round Rapidplay, 25 minutes + 5 second increments per game. U18, U13, U11 and U9 sections to determine county junior champions together with ‘stars barred’ section for relative newcomers. £12 entry fee for ECF silver members and above, others surcharged.

Feb
9
Sat
2019
SAE Reading School
Feb 9 @ 1:45 pm – 5:30 pm

Contact: Brent Smith Email: sae@bjca.org.uk Web: http://www.bjca.org.uk [MAP]
3 sections – Beginners | Intermediate (U80) ECF Graded Section | Open. Beginners may play in the Intermediate if they would like to. You must be registered with ECF to play in graded sections.
Fees – £5.00 pre-booking for ECF members; £7 for unregistered players wanting to play in graded sections; £10 on the day …

Feb
22
Fri
2019
Warwickshire Open Chess Championships @ Alan Higgs Centre Allard Way Coventry CV3 1JP
Feb 22 @ 7:00 pm – Feb 24 @ 7:00 pm

Contact: Ed Goodwin Email: edhgoodwin@gmail.com Web: http://www.warwickshirechess.org [MAP]
FIDE Open; FIDE Under 1975; ECF graded Under 140; ECF graded Under 110 | Entry form

Aug
16
Fri
2019
50th Thanet Chess Congress @ St George's Church of England Foundation School, Westwood Road, Broadstairs
Aug 16 @ 7:00 pm – Aug 18 @ 7:00 pm

Contact: Andrew Flood Email: aflood@sspp.co.uk Web: http://www.thanetchesscongress.co.uk [MAP]
The 50th Thanet Chess Congress in 2019 incorporates the Kent and Southern Counties Chess Union Championships and has five categories of entry comprising Open, Challengers, Major, Intermediate and Minor and is held over 5 rounds from Friday evening until Sunday early evening with byes available. Total prize fund of over £2,300

Aug
24
Sat
2019
55th Berks & Bucks Chess Congress @ St Piran’s School, Gringer Hill, Maidenhead, Berkshire
Aug 24 – Aug 26 all-day

Contact: Liam Varnam Email: liamvarnam@yahoo.co.uk Web: http://berksandbuckschess.com/ [MAP]
Six round Swiss. Sections (usually 12-16 players in each) allocated according to ECF grade. Usually 5-6 sections. Top 2-3 sections FIDE-rated, all sections ECF-graded | Entry form

Oct
26
Sat
2019
52nd Berkshire Junior Chess Championship @ The Abbey Junior School, 30 Christchurch Road, Reading
Oct 26 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: Nidhi Gogia Email: bjcagrandprix2019-2020@outlook.com [MAP]
The U8, U10 and U12 sections are qualifying events for the London Junior Chess Championships. U14/U18 sections for older players | Flyer

Nov
1
Fri
2019
Hampshire Congress @ Lysses House Hotel, 51 High Street, Fareham
Nov 1 @ 7:00 pm – Nov 3 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: Gillian Moore Email: congressentry@hampshirechess.co.uk Web: http://www.hampshirechess.co.uk [MAP]
Open, Major (Under 160), and Minor (Under 125). Ladies prize and £100 Best Game Prize | Entry form

Nov
23
Sat
2019
Cambridgeshire County Closed Chess Championships @ Peterborough Bridge Club Unit 1, Lincoln Road, Peterborough
Nov 23 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Francis Bowers Email: chessbower@aol.com Web: http://www.premierengravinguk.com [MAP]
Closed event for Cambridgeshire players 32 players seeded Swiss event with junior prizes and Under 140 prizes. County trophy and title for the winner, plus additional prizes maybe added. 5 rounds, 1/2 point bye may be selected in advance in rounds 1-4. Digital clocks will be used and scoring of the game. 70 minutes each on the clock plus 15 seconds increment per move from move one | Entry form

Jan
3
Fri
2020
Shropshire Chess Congress @ Wrekin Housing Trust, Colliers Way, Telford
Jan 3 @ 12:58 pm – Jan 5 @ 1:58 pm

Contact: Steve Rooney Email: steve.rooney@busandcoach.com Web: http://www.shropshirechesscongress.org.uk [MAP]
A friendly and well-run event at a lovely venue offering good playing conditions, excellent food and a warm welcome. Fide-rated Open, plus Major, Intermediate and Minor sections

Feb
22
Sat
2020
Wiltshire & West of England Junior Open Championships @ The Deanery CE Academy, Peglars Way, Wichelstowe, Swindon
Feb 22 @ 9:45 am – Feb 23 @ 6:30 pm

Contact: Bev Schofield Email: bev@schofieldhall.co.uk Web: http://wiltshirejuniorchess.com [MAP]
Although this (33rd) Junior Open Congress is organised by Wiltshire Junior Chess, it is open to ANY chess player under 18 on 31st August 2019 | Entry form