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 …

Jan
24
Sun
2016
RGS Guildford School Team Tournament @ Royal Grammar School
Jan 24 all-day

Contact: Alan Thorn Email: a.thorn@rgs-guildford.co.uk Website: http://www.rgs-guildford.co.uk
5-round team Swiss event for secondary school teams of 4 players | Entry form

Sep
18
Sun
2016
ECF Secondary School Rapidplay Chess Tournament @ Eton College
Sep 18 @ 10:15 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: Neill Cooper Email: manager.secondary@englishchess.org.uk
5 round Swiss rapidplay tournament. Digital chess clocks: all moves in 20 minutes + 5 sec/move. All games will be ECF graded. Teams will consist of 6 players in school years 7 to 13. Schools can enter one or two teams. Squads can have up to 8 players with 6 playing in any match. Schools which have no pupils beyond year 8 are allowed up to 2 players from years 5 and 6. £10.00 per team (cheques payable to English Chess Federation)

Apr
3
Mon
2017
IAPS National Chess Championships @ Aldro School Lombard St Shackleford Godalming Surrey GU8 6AS
Apr 3 @ 11:00 am – Apr 5 @ 3:00 pm

Contact: David Archer Email: archerd@aldro.org [MAP]
Tournament for IAPS affiliated prep schools. Sections for different age groups and different abilities including a Championship section for the strongest players from each school. Boarding facilities are available for schools wishing to board. Day entries also welcome.
Other activities provided for the boarders include a games evening, trip to Chessington World of Adventure or Thorpe Park and a five a side football competition. Supervision is provided by the accompanying staff. Entries need to be by the individual schools via the IAPS Sports website.

Apr
19
Wed
2017
English Schools Junior Team Challenge Final @ Hertford College, Oxford OX1 3BW
Apr 19 @ 10:30 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: Phillip Beckett Email: dep.manager.secondary@englishchess.org.uk Web: https://englishchess.org.uk/NSCC/201617-2/junior-team-chess-challenge-201617/
We are grateful for the generosity of Hertford College Oxford who are hosting the Final of the Junior team Challenge. This event is open to schools who have year 7 & 8 and have qualified by their regional final. Teams are four players (with a possible reserve) and consists of rapid play matches against other schools [MAP]

Apr
23
Sun
2017
ECF National Schools U19 Open Repechage @ Eton College, Windsor SL4 6DW
Apr 23 @ 10:30 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: Neill Cooper Email: manager.schools@englishchess.org.uk Web: https://englishchess.org.uk/NSCC/u19-open/u19-open/
5 round school team rapidplay for qualified teams only – see website for more information [MAP]

Sep
2
Sat
2017
Godalming Open Junior @ Aldro School Lombard St. Shackleford, Godalming, Surrey GU8 6AS
Sep 2 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: David Archer Email: archerd@aldro.org [MAP]
5 round Swiss tournament with age group sections U18, U13, U11, U10, U9. Cash prizes for the U18 age group and trophies for the winners of the other age groups with medals for the runners up.
All games will be using clocks, 30 min each, and all games will be graded by the ECF. Light refreshments will be available all day and there is plenty of free parking | Entry form

Sep
22
Sat
2018
Delancey UK Schools Northern Challengers @ Cunard Building, Brunswick Street, Liverpool L3 1AH
Sep 22 @ 9:00 am – 6:45 pm

Contact: Tim Wall Email: timpeterwall@gmail.com Web: https://www.delanceyukschoolschesschallenge.com/ [MAP]
The Delancey UK Schools Chess Challenge is proud to present its prestigious ‘2018 Northern Challengers’ event. Children in all sections (from Under 7s to Under 18s) qualify for the ‘Northern Challengers’ by scoring 4/6 in one of the 2018 Gigafinals.
In addition, there will be parallel Open tournaments for children of all age groups, from Under 7s to Under 18s. There are no pre-qualifications required to enter these tournaments.
Please note – entry for all events is not possible by email or telephone, only online at https://www.delanceyukschoolschesschallenge.com/ | Flyer

Sep
23
Sun
2018
ECF Secondary School Chess Tournament @ Eton College, Windsor SL4 6DW
Sep 23 @ 10:30 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: Neill Cooper Email: nsc@cplusc.co.uk Web: https://www.englishchess.org.uk/NSCC/u19-open-2/ [MAP]
Teams will consist of 6 players in school years 7 to 13. Schools can enter one or two teams. Squads can have up to 8 players with 6 playing in any match.
5 round Swiss rapidplay tournament. Digital chess clocks: all moves in 20 minutes + 5 sec/move.
Play will be in the spacious school hall; team rooms will be shared and in the maths department | Flier

Oct
12
Fri
2018
Crewe Chess Congress 2018 @ Ibis Styles Hotel, Emperor Way, Crewe CW1 6BD
Oct 12 @ 7:00 pm – Oct 14 @ 6:30 pm

Contact: Les Hall Email: Nevillelayhe@gmail.com Web: http://www.crewechessclub.co.uk/ Tel: 01270 361747 [MAP]
We are once again holding our popular 5 round Swiss tournament, with 4 sections – Open, U165 Major, U135 Inter, U105 Minor | Flyer

Oct
27
Sat
2018
Play Chess with UK Grandmaster Keith Arkell
Oct 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Dates included – 27/10/18; 3/11/18; 10/11/18; 17/11/18; 24/11/18; 24/11/18; 1/12/18; 8/12/18; 15/12/18; 22/12/18
Contact: Robert Wolf Email: robert.volcansek@mk-trgovina.si
Play on your mobile phone or tablets in new Chess Raiders app. Follow the link to get the app in Google Play or via the app store – http://chessraiders.app.link/NNeYYYLprF – or search for »Chess Raiders« in the app store on your phone. Download the flyer here
All English chess players are invited to play with the UK Grandmaster Keith Arkell! You will be able to play with him right from your phone in new Chess Raiders app. Did you know that in his career he beat legends like Bent Larsen, Alexander Khalifman and Michael Adams? Can you avoid their fate?
He will be joined by Slovenian wGM Jana Krivec, 7-times Slovenian champion and a member of the Slovenian Olympic team. Together they will try to hold off your attacks in what will surely be an exciting battle.
You are invited to download the free Chess Raiders app where you will be able to challenge them in a simultaneous exhibition at blitz games. They will play with 4-8 players at the same time in 7 min per game. The event will last 2 hours.

Dec
1
Sat
2018
Champions League Chess Kent Zone Autumn Term 1st Leg @ Unicorn Primary School, Creswell Drive, Beckenham
Dec 1 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Contact: Scott Freeman Email: chess@ccfworld.com Web: https://ccfworld.com/Chess/Results/2018-12-01_CLC_K.htm [MAP]
Schools team tournament – 1st leg of qualifying. Scores from Autumn and Spring term added together to qualify for the final in the Summer term. We also run a Schools Individual Challenge section for the reserve players from each school so everyone can take part if they want to

Feb
9
Sat
2019
EPSCA Rapidplay 2019 @ Broadgreen International School Queens Drive Liverpool
Feb 9 @ 11:00 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: Julian Clissold Email: julian.clissold@englishchess.org.uk Web: http://www.epsca.org.uk [MAP]
Rapidplay tournament – Under 8, Under 9, Under 10 and Under 11 age groups | Entry form

Feb
23
Sat
2019
*** CANCELLED Wiltshire & West of England Junior Open Championships CANCELLED *** @ UTC Swindon, Bristol Street, Swindon SN1 5ET
Feb 23 @ 9:45 am – Feb 24 @ 6:30 pm

Many apologies but we have had to cancel our Feb ‘19 Congress due to late loss of venue …

Sep
7
Sat
2019
UK Open Blitz 2019 Regional Qualifiers @ Birmingham, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Belfast, Newcastle
Sep 7 @ 11:00 am – 6:30 pm

Contact: Nigel Towers Email: nigel.towers@englishchess.org.uk
The UK Blitz 2019 is being staged as a series of qualifiers over two weekends in September followed by an all play all final in November. The Finals and qualifiers combined will have a total prize fund in excess of £5,000. This will be an Open Championship and there is no geographic or citizenship restriction on entry
Details and online entry here

Sep
8
Sun
2019
UK Open Blitz 2019 Regional Qualifiers @ Bristol
Sep 8 @ 11:00 am – 6:30 pm

Contact: Nigel Towers Email: nigel.towers@englishchess.org.uk
The UK Blitz 2019 is being staged as a series of qualifiers over two weekends in September followed by an all play all final in November. The Finals and qualifiers combined will have a total prize fund in excess of £5,000. This will be an Open Championship and there is no geographic or citizenship restriction on entry
Details and online entry here

Sep
14
Sat
2019
UK Open Blitz 2019 Regional Qualifiers @ London, Manchester
Sep 14 @ 11:00 am – 6:30 pm

Contact: Nigel Towers Email: nigel.towers@englishchess.org.uk
The UK Blitz 2019 is being staged as a series of qualifiers over two weekends in September followed by an all play all final in November. The Finals and qualifiers combined will have a total prize fund in excess of £5,000. This will be an Open Championship and there is no geographic or citizenship restriction on entry
Details and online entry here

Sep
15
Sun
2019
ECF Secondary School Chess Tournament @ Eton College, Windsor SL4 6DW
Sep 15 @ 10:30 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: Neill Cooper Email: nsc@cplusc.co.uk Web: https://www.englishchess.org.uk/Juniors/ssrs/ [MAP]
Teams will consist of 6 players in school years 7 to 13. Schools can enter one or two teams. Squads can have up to 8 players with 6 playing in any match.
5 round Swiss rapidplay tournament. Digital chess clocks: all moves in 20 minutes + 5 sec/move. Play will be in the spacious school hall; team rooms will be shared and in the maths department | Flier

Sep
22
Sun
2019
North London Schools Grand Prix #1 @ Bishop Douglass School Hamilton Road London
Sep 22 @ 9:45 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: Angela Eyton Email: angelaeyton@aol.com [MAP]
LJCC qualifying event. 6 rounds. Time control – 20 mins plus 5 sec increment per player. There will be four Grand Prix meetings this term with the best three results counting towards the final scores | Entry form

Sep
27
Fri
2019
Crewe Chess Congress 2019 @ Ibis Styles Hotel, Emperor Way, Crewe
Sep 27 @ 7:00 pm – Sep 29 @ 6:30 pm

Contact: Les Hall Email: crewecongress@gmail.com Web: www.crewechessclub.co.uk [MAP]
Our popular 5 round, 4 section congress at The Ibis Styles Hotel – FIDE Open, Major U165, Intermediate U135, Minor U105. Increased prize money in all sections (dependent on entries) | Entry form

Oct
19
Sat
2019
English U11s Closed Championship @ Nottingham High School Waverly Mount, Nottingham
Oct 19 @ 9:30 am – Oct 20 @ 4:00 pm

Contact: David Levens Email: davidlevens@chesscoach.co.uk [MAP]
An annual EPSCA event for English children under the age of 11 | Entry form

English Girls’ Chess Championships 2019 @ Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire
Oct 19 @ 10:00 am – Oct 20 @ 7:00 pm

Contact: Andrew Varney Email: av.chess@outlook.com [MAP]
Open to any girls under 18 on 31st August 2019, and incorporating the 1st Oxfordshire Girls’ Chess Championships – part of the Oxfordshire Girls’ Chess Festival 2019.
Championship – Saturday and Sunday, five round Swiss. All moves in 50 minutes plus 10 seconds increment per move – £15.00
Minor – Under 9 and Under 14 sections Saturday, six round Swiss, all moves in 15 minutes plus 10 seconds increment per move – £10.00 per section; Under 11 and Under 18 sections Sunday – six round Swiss, all moves in 15 minutes plus 10 seconds increment per move – £10.00 per section
Special event – Simul with top female chess player planned for Saturday evening | Enter online | Entry form

Oct
20
Sun
2019
North London Schools Grand Prix #2 @ Bishop Douglass School Hamilton Road London
Oct 20 @ 9:45 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: Angela Eyton Email: angelaeyton@aol.com [MAP]
LJCC qualifying event. 6 rounds. Time control – 20 mins plus 5 sec increment per player. There will be four Grand Prix meetings this term with the best three results counting towards the final scores | Entry form