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 …

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

Feb
23
Sat
2019
Northern Junior Championship @ Merchant Taylors' Boys' School 186 Liverpool Road Crosby Liverpool
Feb 23 @ 10:00 am – Feb 24 @ 5:00 pm

Contact: Julian Clissold Email: julian.clissold@englishchess.org.uk [MAP]
Junior tournament. Age groups Under 8, Under 9, under 10, under 11, under 12, under 14, under 16, under 18.
Under 8 will be rapidplay time control, all others will be standard time control of 50 minutes plus 10 second increments | Entry form

Feb
24
Sun
2019
BBCA Monthly Rapidplay 2019 @ The Hason Raja Centre, Spitalfields Housing Association, 117 Vallance Road, London
Feb 24 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Contact: Mostaque Choudhury Email: britishbanglachess@gmail.com [MAP]
Six-round rapidplay with 15 minutes fixed-time control per player per side. There will be two ECF graded sections – Open and Major. Players with ECF grade 120 and below are entitled to play in Major section. In order to play in this ECF graded rapidplay tournament, all players must be ECF Silver or above category members. Others, including foreign players with FIDE ID who wish to play, must pay an additional £7.50 with the entry fee. All details, including attractive prizes, are available in the flyer and a JotForm link is available below for online entry.
Tournament venue is close to Whitechapel and Bethnal Green stations. Free street parking is also available around the Hason Raja Centre, the newly-built cosy venue. The Chief Arbiter is Alan Atkinson IA.
Online entry | Flyer

Mar
1
Fri
2019
Bielski Cup @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey
Mar 1 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Contact: Scott Freeman Email: chess@ccfworld.com Web: http://www.croydonchessleague.org.uk/ [MAP]
Croydon League’s Annual Team Blitz tournament

Mar
18
Mon
2019
CCF Junior Club Blitz Round Robin C @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey
Mar 18 @ 4:30 pm – 6:45 pm

Contact: Daniel Gliddon Email: daniel@ccfworld.com [MAP]
A Blitz Round Robin at CCF

Mar
23
Sat
2019
44th Nottingham Congress @ Nottingham High School Waverley Mount Nottingham NG7 4ED
Mar 23 @ 9:45 am – Mar 24 @ 5:45 pm

Contact: Robert Richmond Email: robrchmnd@aol.com Web: http://NottsChess.org [MAP]
5 rounds, OPEN, U165, U135, U110. OPEN first prize £1,000. Free entry to GMs, IMs, WGMs & WIMs. Online entry via the NottsChess website

Mar
31
Sun
2019
BBCA Monthly Rapidplay 2019 @ The Hason Raja Centre, Spitalfields Housing Association, 117 Vallance Road, London
Mar 31 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Contact: Mostaque Choudhury Email: britishbanglachess@gmail.com [MAP]
ECF Graded six round Swiss Pairing system Rapidplay with 15 minutes fixed time control per player per side. There will be two sections – Open and Major. Entry fee is only £15 for adults and £10 for juniors for both sections.  However, all players are required to be ECF Silver and above members. All other players, including foreign players with FIDE ID, must pay an additional £7.50 with the entry fee. Discounted entry fee is available for BBCA members. 1st and 2nd prize for both Open and Major sections along with several grading prizes. For online entry, please complete the JotForm at https://form.jotform.co/90074668579876
All details are available on the flyer here
Chief Arbiter – Alan Atkinson IA

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

Apr
19
Fri
2019
2019 Bolton Easter Congress @ Ukrainian Social Club 99 Castle Street Bolton
Apr 19 @ 12:30 pm – Apr 21 @ 6:45 pm

Contact: Rod Middleton Email: roderickmiddleton@yahoo.co.uk [MAP]
5 rounds, FIDE Open section, Major U170 and Knights U130. Busy Persons Blitz on Saturday 20th from 14:30 | Entry form

Apr
28
Sun
2019
Wakefield Junior Chess Congress @ Netherton School, Netherton Lane, Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Apr 28 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

Contact: John Hipshon Email: jr.hipshon@ntlworld.com Web: http://www.yorkshirejuniorchess.org [MAP]
Major section, Intermediate section, Minor section, Novice section | Entry form

BBCA Monthly Rapidplay 2019 @ The Hason Raja Centre, Spitalfields Housing Association, 117 Vallance Road, London
Apr 28 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Contact: Mostaque Choudhury Email: britishbanglachess@gmail.com [MAP]
ECF Graded six round Swiss Pairing system Rapidplay with 15 minutes fixed time control per player per side. There will be two sections – Open and Major. Entry fee is only £15 for adults and £10 for juniors for both sections.  However, all players are required to be ECF Silver and above members. All other players, including foreign players with FIDE ID, must pay an additional £7.50 with the entry fee. Discounted entry fee is available for BBCA members. 1st and 2nd prize for both Open and Major sections along with several grading prizes.
Chief Arbiter – Alan Atkinson IA | Flyer | Enter online here

May
19
Sun
2019
1st Norfolk Blitz Tournament @ Gas Social Club Roundtree Way, Norwich
May 19 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: John Wickham Email: j.r.wickham@btinternet.com [MAP]
New event – a 15 round Blitz | Entry form

May
26
Sun
2019
BBCA Monthly Rapidplay 2019 @ The Hason Raja Centre, Spitalfields Housing Association, 117 Vallance Road, London
May 26 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Contact: Mostaque Choudhury Email: britishbanglachess@gmail.com [MAP]
ECF Graded six round Swiss Pairing system Rapidplay with 15 minutes fixed time control per player per side. There will be two sections – Open and Major. Entry fee is only £15 for adults and £10 for juniors for both sections.  However, all players are required to be ECF Silver and above members. All other players, including foreign players with FIDE ID, must pay an additional £7.50 with the entry fee. Discounted entry fee is available for BBCA members. 1st and 2nd prize for both Open and Major sections along with several grading prizes | Enter online here | Flyer
Chief Arbiter – Michael Flatt

Jun
4
Tue
2019
20th Sam Black Memorial Blitz @ Wanstead House 21 The Green Wanstead London
Jun 4 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Contact: Gary Cook Email: ncclsecretary@yahoo.co.uk Web: http://www.northcircularchess.co.uk/samblackentry.html [MAP]
6 rounds – 2 games per round = 12 games. 1st prize £100, 2nd prize £50, 3rd prize £40, 3 grading prizes £30 each. Slow starter prize £20. Entry – £10 (£13 on night), if you played in 2018 deduct £1 from entry. Email entries accepted with payment on night

Jun
23
Sun
2019
BBCA Monthly Rapidplay 2019 @ The Hason Raja Centre, Spitalfields Housing Association, 117 Vallance Road, London
Jun 23 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Contact: Mostaque Choudhury Email: britishbanglachess@gmail.com [MAP]
In response to the popular demand BBCA has switched to incremental time control replacing the previous fixed time control system.  All rounds of the ECF graded Open & Major sections will be played with 10-minute plus five-second incremental time control. Entry fee is only £15 for adults and £10 for juniors for both sections.  However, all players are required to be ECF Silver and above members. All other players, including foreign players with FIDE ID, must pay an additional £7.50 with the entry fee. Discounted entry fee is available for BBCA members. Attractive 1st and 2nd prizes along with several grading prizes are available in Open and Major sections.
Chief Arbiter – Michael Flatt | Flyer | Enter online here

Jun
30
Sun
2019
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
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

Jul
28
Sun
2019
BBCA Monthly Rapidplay 2019 @ The Hason Raja Centre, Spitalfields Housing Association, 117 Vallance Road, London
Jul 28 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Contact: Mostaque Choudhury Email: britishbanglachess@gmail.com [MAP]
In response to the popular demand BBCA has switched to incremental time control replacing the previous fixed time control system.  All rounds of the ECF graded Open & Major sections will be played with 10-minute plus five-second incremental time control. Entry fee is only £20 for adults and £15 for juniors for both sections.  However, all players are required to be ECF Silver and above members. All other players, including foreign players with FIDE ID, must pay an additional £7.50 with the entry fee. Discounted entry fee is available for BBCA members. Attractive 1st and 2nd prizes along with several grading prizes are available in Open and Major sections.
Chief Arbiter – Michael Flatt | Flyer | Enter online here

Jul
29
Mon
2019
3rd Watford Junior U12 Rapidplay @ West Herts Sports & Social Club, Park Avenue, Watford
Jul 29 @ 1:45 pm – 9:30 pm

Contact: Roger Lancaster Email: contact@watfordchessclub.org Web: http://watfordchessclub.org/ [MAP]
6-round rapidplay (each player has 30 minutes to complete all moves) restricted to juniors born 2007 or later. Entry fee £15, prize fund £260 minimum, maximum entry 40, on-site parking, full details here

Aug
25
Sun
2019
BBCA Monthly Rapidplay 2019 @ The Hason Raja Centre, Spitalfields Housing Association, 117 Vallance Road, London
Aug 25 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Contact: Mostaque Choudhury Email: britishbanglachess@gmail.com [MAP]
In response to the popular demand BBCA has switched to incremental time control replacing the previous fixed time control system.  All rounds of the ECF graded Open & Major sections will be played with 10-minute plus five-second incremental time control. Entry fee is only £20 for adults and £15 for juniors for both sections.  However, all players are required to be ECF Silver and above members. All other players, including foreign players with FIDE ID, must pay an additional £7.50 with the entry fee. Discounted entry fee is available for BBCA members. Attractive 1st and 2nd prizes along with several grading prizes are available in Open and Major sections.
Chief Arbiter – Michael Flatt | Flyer | Enter online

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
Coventry Chess Club 2nd Junior Open Rapidplay @ Massey Ferguson Social Club Broad Lane Coventry
Sep 15 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Contact: Ed Goodwin Email: edhgoodwin@gmail.com [MAP]
For players under 18 on 31st August 2019. Open, Under 120 and Under 80 sections. All moves in 15 minutes plus 10 second increment per move. 5 rounds | Entry form

3rd Chess & Bridge Blitz Tournament @ Chess & Bridge Shop, 44 Baker Street, London
Sep 15 @ 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, 5min KO (no increment), limited to a maximum of 10 players, all ages and levels welcome. Registration in store at 2.30 pm (first come, first served, pay on the day) – £10 entry fee (£5 entry for Chess Magazine subscribers)
1st prize – £30 gift voucher; 2nd prize – £20 gift voucher; 3rd prize – £5 chess bargain book
Tiebreak – a) head to head b) most wins c) most black games
All participants receive latest issue of Chess Magazine and get a 10% discount with any purchase on the day in-store

Sep
18
Wed
2019
Wiltshire 5 Minute Championship @ Maud Heath Committee Room, Langley Burrell Village Hall, Manor Farm Lane, Chippenham
Sep 18 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Contact: Tony Ransom Email: chesssalsa@aol.com [MAP]
There will be 1 overall tournament with prizes determined by the entry level. All entry fees will be returned as prize money. The entry fee is £3 adults / £1.50 juniors (cash only, NO CHEQUES). Entries will only be accepted on the night, so bring along a completed form. Please arrive between 7.15 and 7.30 to allow for a prompt start. It is expected that there will be 7 rounds, but this will depend on how promptly we can start and size of the entry | Entry form

Sep
20
Fri
2019
9th Harrogate Chess Congress @ Apley Grange, 35 Oatlands Drive, Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Sep 20 @ 7:00 pm – Sep 22 @ 6:45 pm

Contact: Noel Boustred Email: noelschess@gmail.com Web: http://noelschess.weebly.com [MAP]
The original Harrogate Congress in the beautiful chess club grounds has increased its prize money to £160 for 1st in each section and reduced its entry fee to £28 (see leaflets for further reductions). 2 sections – Under 171 Major and Under 141 Minor on July 2018 or January 2019 grades (your choice) | Entry form

Sep
29
Sun
2019
BBCA Monthly Rapidplay 2019 @ The Hason Raja Centre, Spitalfields Housing Association, 117 Vallance Road, London
Sep 29 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Contact: Mostaque Choudhury Email: britishbanglachess@gmail.com [MAP]
ECF graded Open & Major sections will be played with 10-minute plus five-second incremental time control. Entry fee is only £20 for adults and £15 for juniors for both sections.  However, all players are required to be ECF Silver and above members. All other players, including foreign players with FIDE ID, must pay an additional £9.00 with the entry fee. Discounted entry fee is available for BBCA members. Attractive 1st and 2nd prizes along with several grading prizes are available in Open and Major sections.
Chief Arbiter – Michael Flatt | Flyer | Enter online here

Oct
6
Sun
2019
4th Blitz Tournament @ Chess & Bridge Shop, 44 Baker Street, London
Oct 6 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Contact: Joao Santos Email: cbstaff.joao@gmail.com Web: http://www.chess.co.uk [MAP]
Knockout Tournament limited to 8 players. PRIZES – 1st place £25 gift voucher, 2nd place £15 gift voucher, 3rd place £5 chess bargain book. All participants get a copy of latest Chess mag and a 10% discount with any purchase on the day.

Oct
13
Sun
2019
Leicester HE Atkins Rapidplay @ Leicester Grammar School London Road Great Glen Leicester
Oct 13 @ 10:00 am – 5:45 pm

Contact: Andy Morley Email: a.morley953@btinternet.com [MAP]
ECF graded 6 round Swiss rapidplay (20 mins + 10 sec) in Open, U165, U140, U115, Junior U80 and Junior ‘Schools’ U25 sections. Online entry here