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 …

Oct
22
Sun
2017
2020 Chess Midlands Qualifier @ Guild Hall, Birmingham University B15 2SA
Oct 22 @ 12:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Contact: Peter Hornsby Email: director@2020chess.com Web: http://www.2020chess.com [MAP]
2020 Chess continues for another season! It’s a team of four rapid-play with 20 minutes on the clock each in a Swiss system, with the winners and next-best placed teams across the UK qualifying for the 2020 Chess Grand Final. All the details can be found here at www.2020chess.com

Jan
5
Fri
2018
Shropshire Chess Congress @ Wrekin Housing Trust, Colliers Way, Telford TF3 4AW
Jan 5 @ 9:30 am

Contact: Steve Rooney Email: steve.rooney@busandcoach.com Web: http://www.shropshirechesscongress.co.uk [MAP]
A friendly and warm welcome awaits at the Shropshire Congress. Great chess, excellent venue and scrumptious food! New for 2018 – additional section. FIDE-rated Open with £1,000 top prize, plus Major, Intermediate and Minor

Feb
3
Sat
2018
Warwick University Rapidplay Tournament @ Warwick University Library 2 Library Road CV4 7AL
Feb 3 @ 10:00 am

Contact: Jack Huffer Email: warwickunichess@gmail.com Web: http://warwickchess.com/index.php/tournament/ [MAP]
Warwick University rapidplay tournament. 7 rounds of 15+10. Open to all players | Entry form

Feb
4
Sun
2018
2020 Chess Grand Final @ Underground Dance Studio Hall, Birmingham University B15 2SA
Feb 4 @ 12:15 pm – 6:30 pm

Contact: Peter Hornsby Email: director@2020chess.com Web: http://www.2020chess.com [MAP]
The best teams that have qualified from the regions will compete. All the details can be found here at www.2020chess.com

Feb
17
Sat
2018
Midland Open Rapid & Blitz Championships @ Holiday Inn Birmingham, 20 Wolverhampton Road West, Walsall WS2 0BS
Feb 17 – Feb 18 all-day

Contact: Alex Holowczak Email: alexholowczak@gmail.com Web: http://www.mccu.org.uk/m_congress/entryform.htm [MAP]
Four rapidplay sections: Open, Under 2000, Under 1750, Under 1500; One Blitz tournament | Entry form

Mar
25
Sun
2018
24th Birmingham Rapidplay @ Quinborne Community Centre, Ridgacre Road, Quinton, Birmingham B32 2TW
Mar 25 all-day

Contact: Alex Holowczak Email: alexholowczak@gmail.com Web: http://rapidplay.birminghamchess.org.uk/ [MAP]
Four sections: Open, Max. 170, Max. 140, Max. 110 | Entry form

Apr
3
Tue
2018
2018 Midland Open Junior Championships @ Kenilworth School, Leyes Lane, Kenilworth CV8 2DA
Apr 3 – Apr 5 all-day

Contact: Alex Holwczak Email: alexholowczak@gmail.com Web: http://www.mccu.org.uk [MAP]
Under 9 ECF graded section. Under 11, 14 and 18 sections ECF graded and FIDE-rated. £2,375.00 prize fund. Part of the English Youth Grand Prix | Entry form

Apr
7
Sat
2018
Rugeley Rapidplay @ Lea Hall Social Club Sandy Lane Rugeley Staffordshire WS15 2LB
Apr 7 @ 10:30 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: Matthew Carr Email: mattcarr2600@hotmail.co.uk Web: http://www.rugeleychessclub.co.uk/Tournament [MAP]
50th Anniversary RAPIDPLAY TOURNAMENT. Three sections for max. grade Open, 160, 120. Time control in all sections will be all moves in 15 minutes plus 10 seconds increment per move | Entry form

May
20
Sun
2018
First Crewe Rapidplay @ Ibis Hotel Emperor Way Crewe Business Park CW1 6DB
May 20 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

Contact: Neville Layhe Email: nevillelayhe@gmail.com Web: http://www.crewechessclub.co.uk/Rapid2018 [MAP]
Brand new event, 4 sections, 6 rounds. FIDE-rated Open, U165, U135, U105. 3 prizes each section + grading prizes. FREE parking (register on arrival)

Jun
24
Sun
2018
Leek Rapidplay @ St. Edward’s CE Academy, Westwood Road, Leek, Staffs. ST13 8DN
Jun 24 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Matthew Carr Email: mattcarr2700@gmail.com [MAP]
A 6 round tournament with Fischer timings. All moves in 20 minutes + 10 seconds added per move | Entry form

Jul
1
Sun
2018
Rugby Junior Open @ Lawrence Sheriff School, Clifton Road, Rugby CV21 3AG
Jul 1 all-day

Contact: Alex Holowczak Email: alexholowczak@gmail.com Web: http://warwickshirechess.org [MAP]
Two Under 18 sections and three Under 11 sections | Entry form

Aug
10
Fri
2018
2018 Midland Open Championship @ Ramada Telford, Forge Gate, Telford
Aug 10 – Aug 12 all-day
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.

Sep
30
Sun
2018
BBCA Midlands Rapidplay 2018 @ Broadway Academy Perry Barr Birmingham
Sep 30 @ 11:30 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Abu Hasan Email: hasanamm@hotmail.com [MAP]
15-minute Rapidplay – Open and Major (under ECF 147) sections. Entry fee only £10 for both sections and prize money is over £550, including Open 1st prize £200 and Major 1st prize £100. Complimentary lunch and tea/coffee will be served at lunch break. Contact Abu Hasan 07944668603 or Golam Ali Pervez 07765041449 | Entry form

Oct
6
Sat
2018
2018 Coventry Junior Open @ King Henry VIII School, Warwick Rd, Coventry
Oct 6 all-day

Contact: Alex Holowczak Email: alexholowczak@gmail.com Web: http://coventryjunioropen.warwickshirechess.org/ [MAP]
Eight sections: Under 9 Boys, Under 9 Girls, Under 11 Boys, Under 11 Girls, Under 14 Boys, Under 14 Girls, Under 18 Boys, Under 18 Girls | Entry form

Oct
21
Sun
2018
25th Birmingham Rapidplay @ Quinborne Community Centre, Ridgacre Rd, Quinton, Birmingham B32 2TW
Oct 21 all-day

Contact: Alex Holowczak Email: alexholowczak@gmail.com Web: http://rapidplay.birminghamchess.org.uk/ [MAP]
Four sections – Open, Max 170, Max 140, Max 110. £1,000 prize fund | Entry form

Oct
27
Sat
2018
2020 Chess Midlands Qualifier @ Birmingham University Underground Dance Studio
Oct 27 @ 12:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Contact: Peter Hornsby Email: director@2020chess.com Web: http://www.2020chess.com [MAP]
The top teams from clubs, schools and universities will battle it out for a place at the 2020 Grand Final. All the details can be seen in the attachment and at the website …

Jan
4
Fri
2019
Shropshire Chess Congress @ Wrekin Housing Trust, Colliers Way Telford TF3 4AW
Jan 4 – Jan 6 all-day

Contact: Steve Rooney Email: steve.rooney@busandcoach.com Web: http://www.shropshirechesscongress.co.uk [MAP]
FIDE-rated Open, Major, Intermediate and Minor. A friendly and professionally-run congress in an excellent venue with probably the best food at a UK chess event!

Jan
27
Sun
2019
2019 Kenilworth Junior Open @ Kenilworth School and Sixth Form, Leyes Lane, Kenilworth
Jan 27 all-day

Contact: Alex Holwczak Email: alexholowczak@gmail.com Web: http://www.warwickshirechess.org [MAP]
Six sections for age and ability.

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
16
Sat
2019
2nd Warwick University Rapidplay Tournament @ Warwick University, Science Concourse B2.02, Library Road
Feb 16 @ 10:30 am

Contact: Jack Huffer Email: warwickunichess@gmail.com Web: http://warwickchess.com/index.php/tournament/ [MAP]
2nd Warwick University rapidplay tournament. 7 rounds of 15’+10”. Sections will be an Open and a Minor (U135) | Entry form

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

Mar
10
Sun
2019
Solihull Chess Club 1st Rapid Play Chess 960 Tournament @ Solihull School Warwick Road Solihull West Midlands
Mar 10 @ 9:30 am – 6:15 pm

Contact: John Green Email: johnsidneygreen@hotmail.co.uk Web: http://www.solihullchess.org/chess960 [MAP]
A rapid play Chess 960 tournament organised by Solihull Chess Club. An Open competition with no sections, 5 rounds Swiss. 30 minutes for all moves with 10 seconds increments. Main prize of £250, with two additional equal valued ECF grading grizes for U165 and U120. Entrance fee £15 | Entry form

Mar
31
Sun
2019
26th Birmingham Rapidplay @ Quinborne Community Centre, Ridgacre Road, Birmingham
Mar 31 all-day

Contact: Alex Holowczak Email: alexholowczak@gmail.com Web: http://rapidplay.birminghamchess.org.uk/ [MAP]
Four Sections – Open, 170, 140, 110. Prize fund £1,000 | Entry form

Apr
4
Thu
2019
English Seniors Championship @ St Johns Hotel Solihull B91 1AT
Apr 4 @ 7:00 pm – Apr 7 @ 2:00 pm

Contact: Ed Goodwin Email: edhgoodwin@gmail.com [MAP]
Seniors event – two 6-round events — Over 50 and Over 65. ECF graded and FIDE-rated
Online entry and full details — https://www.englishchess.org.uk/english-seniors-championships/

Apr
16
Tue
2019
2019 Midland Open Junior Championship @ St. Nicholas Hall Leicester Grammar School London Road, Leicester
Apr 16 – Apr 18 all-day

Contact: Alex Holwczak Email: alexholowczak@gmail.com Web: http://www.mccu.org.uk/ [MAP]
ECF graded Under 9 section, ECF graded and FIDE-rated Under 11, 14 and 18 sections. £1,675 prize fund | Entry form

May
19
Sun
2019
2nd Crewe Rapidplay @ Ibis Styles Hotel, Emperor Way, Crewe
May 19 @ 9:30 am – 8:00 pm

Contact: Neville Layhe Email: nevillelayhe@gmail.com Web: http://www.crewechessclub.co.uk [MAP]
Hosted by Crewe Chess Club, a 7 round Rapidplay at the popular Ibis Hotel in Crewe. 4 sections, ALL FIDE rated – Open, Major U165, Inter U135, Minor U 105 **Increased prize money ** and grading prizes in all sections Prizes dependent on entries | Entry form

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

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

Oct
12
Sat
2019
2019 Warwick Junior Open @ Warwick Prep School, Banbury Road, Warwick
Oct 12 all-day

Contact: Alex Holowczak Email: alexholowczak@gmail.com Web: http://warwickjunioropen.warwickshirechess.org/ [MAP]
Six sections – Under 18 Open, Under 18 grade < 100; Under 11 Open, Under 11 grade < 75, Under 11 grade < 50, Under 11 grade < 25. Under 18 sections and Under 11 Open FIDE rapidplay rated | Entry form