Calendar

In this time of COVID-19 …
If you find an event that appears to be taking place in person rather than online – PLEASE CHECK WITH THE ORGANISERS! It may be that they have simply neglected to let us know that their event is cancelled, or it may be taking place under strict pandemic rules and conditions which you’ll need to know about before attending to play, but they may have not told us! Please check first.

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For a PDF of the ECF Event Calendar (updated every 4-6 weeks) – click here (PDF updated November 2021)
Official FIDE events … http://www.fide.com/calendar … and worldwide chess events from the FIDE website – http://www.fide.com/calendar/tournaments.html
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Oct
21
Sun
2018
44th Guernsey International Chess Festival @ Peninsula Hotel Les Dicqs Vale Guernsey GY6 8JP
Oct 21 @ 2:00 pm – Oct 27 @ 12:00 pm

Contact: Peter Rowe Email: samthechess@yahoo.com Web: http://www.guernseychessclub.org.gg/festival/festival.htm [MAP] Open and Holiday Tournaments, 7 round Swiss FIDE-rated, with one game per day. The final day (Saturday) includes a prize-giving dinner, which is free for players | Leaflet

Jan
2
Wed
2019
Irish New Year Norm Events 2019 @ The Talbot Hotel, Stillorgan, Dublin
Jan 2 @ 6:00 pm – Jan 6 @ 7:00 pm

Contact: John McMorrow Email: Chairperson@icu.ie Web: https://www.icu.ie/events/1060 [MAP] A GM and IM Norm event for 12 IRL players and 8 non-IRL player. Run annually, the last 2 GM norm events have produced 2 GM norms.

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
21
Fri
2019
4th North Wales FIDE Open / 6th Colwyn Bay Congress @ Venue Cymru, Promenade, Llandudno LL30 1BB
Jun 21 @ 7:00 pm – Jun 23 @ 8:00 pm

Contact: Syringa Camp Email: northwaleschess@aol.com [MAP] Three sections, FIDE-rated Open and Major (U1900 / 160), and ECF/WCU graded Minor (U120 / 1600)
1st: £250 2nd: £150 3rd: £75 and grading prize of £50 in each section, plus £50 junior prize | Entry form

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

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
Jessie Gilbert Festival – FIDE Open Blitz @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey
Aug 18 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Contact: Scott Freeman Email: chess@ccfworld.com | Web [MAP] 10 round FIDE-rated Open Blitz tournament

Aug
19
Mon
2019
Jessie Gilbert Festival – Elite Swisses @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey
Aug 19 @ 2:00 pm – Aug 23 @ 6:30 pm

Contact: Scott Freeman Email: chess@ccfworld.com | Web [MAP] 5 round Swiss events where players must have historically been of an appropriate standard to play

Jessie Gilbert Festival – IM Norm Round Robin @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey
Aug 19 @ 3:00 pm – Aug 23 @ 9:00 pm

Contact: Scott Freeman Email: chess@ccfworld.com | Web [MAP] 10 player Round Robin event over 5 days for IM Norms

Aug
20
Tue
2019
Jessie Gilbert Festival – Junior LP Congress @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey
Aug 20 @ 10:00 am – Aug 21 @ 7:00 pm

Contact: Scott Freeman Email: chess@ccfworld.com | Web [MAP] 6 round FIDE-rated LP congress for junior players with grades (or CCF estimated) under 80

Jessie Gilbert Festival – Sections for All @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey
Aug 20 @ 10:00 am – Aug 23 @ 1:30 pm

Contact: Scott Freeman Email: chess@ccfworld.com | Web [MAP] A 4 round tournament for players rated below 2000 which will be split into small groups as far as possible for the 4 round event

Aug
22
Thu
2019
Jessie Gilbert Festival – Junior LP Congress B @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey
Aug 22 @ 10:00 am – Aug 23 @ 7:00 pm

Contact: Scott Freeman Email: chess@ccfworld.com | Web [MAP] 6 round FIDE-rated LP congress for junior players with grades (or CCF estimated) under 80

Aug
24
Sat
2019
15ème Festival International de Dieppe @ Casino et Salle des Congrès, boulevard de Verdun, 76 200 Dieppe
Aug 24 @ 4:00 pm – Aug 31 @ 2:00 pm
Aug
31
Sat
2019
DCCA Congress @ Livermead House Hotel, Torquay, Devon
Aug 31 @ 1:23 pm – Sep 7 @ 2:23 pm

Contact: Jack Rudd Email: jackkelshallrudd@aol.com Web: http://dccapaigntonchess.com [MAP] Annual Paignton festival event, with four afternoon and two morning tournaments

Oct
11
Fri
2019
52nd West Wales Congress @ Mercure Swansea Hotel, Phoenix Way, Llansamlet, Swansea
Oct 11 @ 6:30 pm – Oct 13 @ 6:30 pm

Contact: Les Philpin Email: newsilure@hotmail.com [MAP] 5 round weekend congress with a FIDE rated Open section plus non FIDE rated Major and Minor sections | Entry form

Oct
19
Sat
2019
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

Nov
29
Fri
2019
London Chess Classic Weekend Tournament @ Kensington Olympia Conference Centre Hammersmith Road London
Nov 29 @ 6:30 pm – Dec 1 @ 8:30 pm

Contact: James Corrigan Email: info@londonchessclassic.com Web: http://www.londonchessclassic.com [MAP] London Chess Classic Weekend event with 4 sections – Open, U2050, U1825, U1600

Dec
2
Mon
2019
London Chess Classic Weekday Tournaments @ Kensington Olympia Conference Centre Hammersmith Road London
Dec 2 @ 4:30 pm – Dec 6 @ 8:30 pm

Contact: James Corrigan Email: info@londonchessclassic.com Web: http://www.londonchessclassic.com [MAP] London Chess Classic Weekday Tournament. 2 sections – U2050 & U1750

Dec
7
Sat
2019
English Open Women and Girls Rapidplay Championship @ Kensington Olympia Conference Centre Hammersmith Road London
Dec 7 @ 11:00 am – 7:00 pm

Contact: James Corrigan Email: info@londonchessclassic.com Web: http://www.londonchessclassic.com [MAP] Held during the London Chess Classic.

Dec
28
Sat
2019
Caplin Hastings International Masters @ Horntye Sports Centre, Bohemia Road, Hastings
Dec 28 2019 @ 2:15 pm – Jan 5 2020 @ 9:00 pm

Contact: Marc Bryant Email: HICCchairman@hastingschess.club Web: http://www.hastingschess.com/ [MAP] 9 round Swiss – FIDE Norms available

Jan
19
Sun
2020
Gibraltar Challengers and Amateurs @ The Caleta Hotel, Sir Herbert Miles Rd, Catalan Bay, Gibraltar
Jan 19 @ 9:45 am – Jan 24 @ 2:00 pm

Contact: Stuart Conquest Email: sconquest@hotmail.com Web: https://www.gibchess.com/ [MAP] Challengers and Amateurs festival events run alongside the Gibraltar Masters

Feb
14
Fri
2020
Dyfed Congress 2020 @ Fishguard Bay Hotel, Quay Road, Goodwick, Pembrokeshire
Feb 14 @ 6:45 pm – Feb 16 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: Tony Haigh Email: tony@brithdirmawr.co.uk Web: http://dyfed-chess.org [MAP] FIDE Open – 1st Prize £300; Major U1700 (ECF 134) – 1st Prize £150; FIDE rated Blitz on Saturday night | Entry form

May
24
Sun
2020
XYChess Spring Open A & B @ Topaz Hotel, Bugibba, Malta
May 24 @ 5:30 pm – May 30 @ 5:30 pm

Contact: Clarence Psaila Email: clarence_247@yahoo.co.uk Web: http://www.xychess.org [MAP] Located at the Topaz Hotel in the heart of Bugibba, a perfect venue, minutes away from the sea and lots of cafes and restaurants. Enjoy the warm weather and some great chess! 7 Round Swiss system: 1 game per day. Rounds start at 5:30pm allowing lots of time for sight seeing and other activities during the bright Maltese daytime! Please look at the Results / Archive section for the 2017, 2018, and 2019 editions. There is also a regularly updated list of entries for the 2020 participants

Oct
9
Fri
2020
Manx Chess Championship @ Claremont Hotel 18-22 Loch Promenade Douglas Isle of Man IM1 2LX
Oct 9 @ 6:15 pm – Oct 11 @ 7:30 pm

Contact: Alan Ormsby Email: Web: http://www.iomchessclub.co.uk/2549-2/ [MAP]
FOR IOM CHESS CLUB MEMBERS ONLY | 6 round, FIDE-rated Swiss, 2020 Manx Championship, incorporating the Candidates and Challengers events. £1,500 in prize money | Entry form

Feb
20
Sat
2021
vPlus Festival 2021 @ https://virtualplusfestival.org/
Feb 20 all-day

Contact: Catherine Holden Email: stillthinkinguk@aol.com Web: https://virtualplusfestival.org/
Join us for a fun festival for curious and enquiring minds! This 12 day online festival from Potential Plus UK provides a programme of live presentations and creative challenges, some especially for children, some specifically for parents, and others for the whole family to enjoy. We are delighted to say that we are able to offer all of our 2021 vPlus Festival events FREE OF CHARGE due to funding from the Coronavirus Community Support Fund, distributed by The National Lottery Community Fund. Thanks to the Government for making this possible.
Full Access to over 50 sessions for children, families, schools and parents
Over 40 Brilliant Presenters including: Bobby Seagull, Jeff Forshaw, Roma Agrawal, Simon Singh, Alex Bellos, Jonathan Hare, Ben England, Barry Hymer, Peter Wells, Verity Jones, Helen Dennis and Bob Cox. Saturday and Sunday Challenges, social sessions, chess exhibition and a Private Minecraft Server.