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 July 24th 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 …

Jun
30
Sun
2019
Solihull Junior Open @ Chapelhouse Road, Birmingham B37 5JS
Jun 30 all-day

Contact: Alex Holowczak Email: alexholowczak@gmail.com Web: http://solihulljunioropen.warwickshirechess.org/ [MAP]
Four sections for players under 11; two sections for players under 18 | Entry form

Chess & Bridge Blitz Tournament @ Chess & Bridge Shop, 44 Baker Street, London
Jun 30 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Contact: Joao Santos Email: cbstaff.joao@gmail.com Web: http://www.chess.co.uk [MAP]
Round Robin Blitz tournament, 5 minutes KO each player. All levels and ratings welcome. £5 entry fee (pay on the day)
£20 top prize | https://www.meetup.com/meetup-group-VtaFpZNE/events/262028574/

Jul
4
Thu
2019
South Shields Warm-Up Blitz @ The New Ship, 403 Sunderland Road, South Shields
Jul 4 @ 7:15 pm – 10:00 pm

Contact: Brian Towers Email: brian.towers@gmx.net Web: http://southshieldschessclub.co.uk/ [MAP]
Friendly warm up for the more serious South Shields FIDE Blitz. No entry fee. No prizes.

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

Jul
6
Sat
2019
Basingstoke Junior Summer Chess training and tournament @ Basingstoke Country Hotel Scures Hill, London Road, Nately Scures, Basingstoke
Jul 6 @ 10:00 am – Jul 7 @ 5:00 pm

Contact: Nick Pert Email: fleetchess@gmail.com Web: https://www.gmchess.co.uk/summer-fide-congress.html [MAP]
1 full day training​ – 10:30 – 17:30. ​4x 45 minute training sessions. Recommended for players up to ECF 130 grade. Fun blitz tournament with the chance to challenge GM Nick Pert. Also – 1 day tournament – 10:45 – 17:00. ​6 rounds

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

South Shields FIDE Blitz 2019 @ The Word, Market Place, South Shields
Jul 6 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Contact: Brian Towers Email: blitz@southshieldschessclub.co.uk Web: http://southshieldschessclub.co.uk/ [MAP]
9 round FIDE rated blitz (5+2) in the top floor exhibition area of The Word in South Shields. Free Parking at the Mill Dam Car Park. Entry fee £10. 1st Prize £150, 2nd Prize £100, 3rd Prize £50, 2 x grading prize of £30, Junior (U18) prize – £20 ,Senior (S65) prize – £20 based on min 40 entries, may be adjusted if <40 entries. Max 1 prize per person. Cafeteria on ground floor

Jul
7
Sun
2019
English Chess Challenge Semi-Final @ Unicorn Primary School Cresswell Drive Beckenham Kent
Jul 7 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: Scott Freeman Email: chess@ccfworld.com | Web [MAP]
5 round tournaments for players of primary school age who have qualified from the opening round of the English Chess Challenge. Players play in separate age groups and gender groups to qualify for the final

7th Martlesham Heath Chess Open @ St Michael & All Angels Church, The Drift, Martlesham Heath
Jul 7 @ 12:45 pm – 6:30 pm

Contact: Dagne Ciuksyte Email: mjchessclub@gmail.com [MAP]
Six round Swiss tournament. Time control: 10 minutes each with 10 seconds added per move. All ages are welcome! | Entry form

Jul
9
Tue
2019
3rd World Junior Chess Championship for the Disabled 2019 @ Crown Plaza Hotel Philadelphia, Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA
Jul 9 – Jul 15 all-day
Jul
13
Sat
2019
Golders Green FIDE Rapid Chess @ St Luke’s Church, Kidderpore Avenue, London
Jul 13 @ 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 Improvers Under 105 section, and an ECF Graded Under 80 Section! 25 minutes each plus 5 seconds a move – http://bit.ly/stlukeschess

Jul
19
Fri
2019
22nd 4NCL FIDE Rated Congress @ Ramada Hotel Telford Ironbridge Forge Gate Telford
Jul 19 – Jul 21 all-day

Web: http://www.4ncl.co.uk/fide/information_22.htm [MAP]
FIDE Open, FIDE U2000 (ECF U175), ECF U135. Five rounds Friday 7pm – Sunday 7pm

Jul
20
Sat
2019
Poplar Rapid Chess Tournament @ St. Nicholas Church Centre, Ettrick Street, Poplar, London
Jul 20 @ 10:30 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Norman Went Email: DocklandsChess@yahoo.co.uk Web: http://www.spanglefish.com/docklandschessclub [MAP]
6 rounds, 2 sections. Major Under 171 and Minor Under 130 | Entry form

Jul
23
Tue
2019
East Finchley / Muswell Hill FIDE Rapid @ The Clissold Arms, 105 Fortis Green, London
Jul 23 @ 10:30 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Web: http://www.muswellhillchess.blogspot.com [MAP]
We split all entrants into three rated and graded sections on the day – Open / Major and Minor

Jul
26
Fri
2019
British Chess Championships @ Riviera International Centre, Torquay
Jul 26 – Aug 4 all-day
Jul
27
Sat
2019
4th Kingston Rapidplay Chess Tournament @ Richard Mayo Centre Kingston United Reform Church Eden Street Kingston
Jul 27 @ 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.

Jul
28
Sun
2019
2nd Chess & Bridge Blitz Tournament @ Chess & Bridge Shop, 44 Baker Street, London W1 7RT
Jul 28 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Contact: Joao Santos Email: cbstaff.joao@gmail.com Web: http://www.chess.co.uk [MAP]
Round Robin Blitz tournament, 5 minute KO (no increment). Registration opens 2.30 pm on the day in store and it’s limited to the first 10 players – first come, first served. Entry fee – £10 (pay on the day). Prizes – 1st – £30 gift voucher; 2nd- £20 gift voucher; 3rd – chess bargain book. All participants get a copy of the latest edition of Chess magazine. Tie-break rules – a) head to head; b) most victories; c) most black games

Aug
1
Thu
2019
Hendon ‘First Thursday’ Blitz @ Golders Green Unitarians Church, 31½ Hoop Lane, Golders Green
Aug 1 @ 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

Aug
3
Sat
2019
Split Open 2019 @ Hotel Zagreb, Put Duilova 23, Split
Aug 3 – Aug 11 all-day

Contact: Mateo Ivić Email: splitchessopen@gmail.com Web: http://chessclubbrda.eu/en/split-open/ [MAP]
Swiss, 9 rounds, 90 min. + 30 sec. FIDE rated. Prize money: 10.000 euros, 32 prizes. Live transmission, at least 10 boards.

Golders Green FIDE Rapid Chess @ St Luke’s Church, Kidderpore Avenue, London
Aug 3 @ 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 Improvers Under 105 section, and an ECF Graded Under 80 Section! 25 minutes each plus 5 seconds a move – http://bit.ly/stlukeschess

Aug
9
Fri
2019
2019 Midland Open Championship @ Ramada Hotel Telford Ironbridge Forge Gate, Telford
Aug 9 – Aug 11 all-day

Contact: Alex Holwczak Email: alexholowczak@gmail.com [MAP]
The 2019 Midland Open Championships, the winner of the Midland Championship title qualifies for the 2020 British Championships | Entry form

Aug
10
Sat
2019
Hampstead FIDE Chess Congress @ Henderson Court Resource Centre, 102 Fitzjohn's Avenue, London
Aug 10 @ 10:30 am – Aug 11 @ 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

Aug
11
Sun
2019
Richmond Rapidplay @ Orleans Park School Richmond Road Twickenham
Aug 11 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: Paul McKeown Email: richmond_rapidplays@hotmail.com Web: http://www.rjcc.org.uk/ [MAP]
Respected and longstanding series of rapidplay tournaments run by Richmond Junior Chess Club | Entry form

Aug
12
Mon
2019
Midweek Evening FIDE Blast @ John Keble Church Edgware London
Aug 12 @ 6:30 pm – Aug 16 @ 10:30 pm

Contact: Robert Willmoth Email: rob@chesscoachingservices.net Web: http://www.chesscoachingservices.net [MAP]
Each player will play 5 FIDE rated games | Entry form | Current entries

Aug
13
Tue
2019
Jessie Gilbert Festival Junior Coaching Days @ Coulsdon Chess Fellowship 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey
Aug 13 – Aug 16 all-day

Contact: Daniel Gliddon Email: chess@ccfworld.com [MAP]
Junior Coaching days at the JGCI festival. Under 18s only. Rapidplay tournament

Aug
16
Fri
2019
Gibraltar Junior International Chess Festival @ The Caleta Hotel, Sir Herbert Miles Rd, Gibraltar
Aug 16 @ 10:00 am – Aug 19 @ 3:00 pm
Gibraltar Junior International Chess Festival @ The Caleta Hotel, Sir Herbert Miles Rd, Gibraltar

Contact: Peter Purland Email: petepurland@btopenworld.com Web: https://www.gibchess.com/junior/2019/schedule.htm [MAP]
The junior event follows the successful pattern of the Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival, offering competitive chess-playing opportunities with an equally strong social, fun and educational programme | Entry form

Manchester Summer Congress @ Woolton Hall, Owens Park, 293 Wilmslow Road, Manchester
Aug 16 @ 6:45 pm – Aug 18 @ 7:00 pm

Contact: Harry Lamb Email: gmccacongress@yahoo.co.uk [MAP]
Classic English weekend tournament. Three sections. Open, U165, U125
£600 first prize in each section Last day for entry Wednesday 14 Aug. Move rate 80 minutes plus 30 seconds a move | Entry form

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
17
Sat
2019
Jessie Gilbert Festival – Open FIDE Rapidplay @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey
Aug 17 @ 10:15 am – 6:30 pm

Contact: Scott Freeman Email: chess@ccfworld.com | Web [MAP]
Open 7 round FIDE-rated rapidplay tournament

Aug
18
Sun
2019
2019 Mind Sports Olympiad @ JW3, London
Aug 18 – Aug 26 all-day
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