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 …

Aug
18
Fri
2017
48th Thanet Congress @ Canterbury Christ Church University Broadstairs Campus, Northwood Road Broadstairs Kent CT10 2WA
Aug 18 @ 7:00 pm – Aug 20 @ 6:30 pm

Contact: Andrew Flood Email: aflood@sspp.co.uk Web: http://www.thanetchesscongress.co.uk [MAP]
Five individual categories of entry including the Kent Individual Chess Championship and the Southern Counties Chess Union Championship with 2018 British Championship qualification. Over £2300 in prize money with entry only £5 for U15s and free for GMs and IMs. Pre-booked accommodation is available at the venue together with ample free parking …

Aug
19
Sat
2017
Worcestershire Closed Congress @ The King's School, Castle Place, Worcester WR1 2NB
Aug 19 @ 10:00 am – Aug 20 @ 10:30 pm

Contact: Ray Collett Email: wmf@collett.net Web: http://www.raycollett.net/ [MAP]
Closed congress for players resident or attending education in Worcestershire, and members of Worcestershire-affiliated clubs. Five rounds with half-point bye available in rounds 1 to 4; Swiss pairing with three rounds on Saturday and two on Sunday with prize-giving at about 6:30pm. Compete for county titles and trophies, low entry fee and no cash prizes | Entry form

Aug
26
Sat
2017
53rd Berks & Bucks Chess Congress @ St Piran’s School, Gringer Hill, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 7LZ
Aug 26 – Aug 28 all-day

Contact: Liam Varnam Email: liamvarnam@yahoo.co.uk Web: http://www.berksandbuckschess.com/ [MAP]
Six round Swiss. Sections (usually 12-16 players in each) allocated according to ECF grade. Usually 5-6 sections. Top two sections FIDE-rated, all sections ECF-graded | Entry form

Sep
23
Sat
2017
English Rapidplay Championship @ The Cunard Building Liverpool L3 1DS
Sep 23 @ 11:30 am – Sep 24 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: Mike Clarke Email: info@englishrapidplaychampionship.co.uk Web: http://englishrapidplaychampionship.co.uk [MAP]
Total prize fund of £10,000 over the weekend. Open (all players); Major (180 and below); Intermediate (150 and below); Standard (120 and below); Open Liverpool Rapidplay (Sunday only – open to all players 180 and below); Junior Rapidplay tournament (Saturday only); Under 12, 10 and 8 – trophies for winners plus chess equipment worth £50, £25 and £25 in each section. Winners will receive GM coaching worth £150

 

Sep
30
Sat
2017
Norfolk County Chess Championships @ The Tithe Barn, Horstead
Sep 30 @ 9:30 am – Oct 1 @ 6:15 pm

Contact: John Wickham Email: j.r.wickham@btinternet.com [MAP]
Closed event for those born in Norfolk, or those who have been resident in the county of Norfolk for 6 months, or those who are a member of a club registered with NCCA. 5 round Swiss limited to 48 entrants | Entry form

Oct
15
Sun
2017
Hampshire Junior Chess Congress @ New Hall, Winchester College, Wharf Hill, Winchester, SO23 9NA
Oct 15 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: John Upham Email: john.upham@zen.co.uk Web: http://www.hjca.org.uk/ [MAP]
25 minutes each for all moves. Prizes determined by the entrants’ age on 31st August 2017. Under 8, Under 10 and Under 12 – trophies for the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th places and the best girl in each age group. Under 14, Under 16 and Under 18 – 1st place: £30, 2nd place: £20, 3rd place: £10, best girl: £20 and trophies for the winners in each age group | Entry form

Nov
17
Fri
2017
Kilkenny Congress 2017
Nov 17 @ 7:00 pm – Nov 19 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: Maurice Buckley Email: Lee-cat@hotmail.com Web: http://www.icu.ie/events/876 [MAP]
One of Ireland’s biggest weekenders with some of Europe’s strongest players and a 40+ year tradition of excellence. We would expect a strong contingent from the UK as usual including past winners such as Michael Adams, Gawain Jones and Mark Hebden …

Nov
18
Sat
2017
British Rapidplay Chess 2017 @ Craiglands Hotel, Ilkley, West Yorkshire LS29 8RQ
Nov 18 @ 9:00 am – Nov 19 @ 6:30 pm

Contact: Brent Kitson Email: kitson453@btinternet.com Web: http://www.british-rapidplay.org.uk [MAP]
British Rapidplay Chess – Open/Major/Intermediate/Minor/Junior and Under 11 events. Saturday 11.oo-18.30 hrs, Sunday 9.30-17.00 hrs | Entry form

Cambridgeshire Closed County Chess Championships @ Peterborough Bridge Club, Unit 1, New England Complex, York Road, Peterborough PE1 2PE
Nov 18 @ 9:00 am – Nov 19 @ 10:00 pm

Contact: Francis Bowers Email: info@premierengravinguk.com [MAP]
Closed event – 5 round Swiss for people born in Cambridgeshire, a member of a club in Cambridgeshire, or who live in Cambridgeshire | Entry form

Nov
26
Sun
2017
Wiltshire Team Rapidplay Tournament 2017 @ Nationwide Head Office, Pipers Way, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN38 1NW
Nov 26 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Dec
2
Sat
2017
2020 Chess Yorkshire Qualifier @ Michael Sadler Building, Leeds University LS2 9JT
Dec 2 @ 12:30 pm – 6:00 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, with Warwick seeking to defend their title …

Dec
3
Sun
2017
2020 Chess London Qualifier @ 2 Bunhill Row, London EC1Y 8HQ
Dec 3 @ 12:30 pm – 6:00 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, with Warwick seeking to defend their title …

Jan
21
Sun
2018
Barnet Junior Chess Individual Championships @ Bishop Douglass School, Hamilton Road, East Finchley, London N2 0SQ
Jan 21 @ 9:00 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: Tony Niccoli Email: tony1n@yahoo.com Web: http://www.barnetjuniorchess.com [MAP]
Barnet Junior Chess individual championships. 6 round rapidplay event with age sections from under 7 to under 19. Please apply quickly as we usually fill up | 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
Wiltshire & West of England Junior Open Championships @ UTC Swindon, Bristol Street, Swindon, Wiltshire SN1 5ET
Feb 17 @ 9:45 am – Feb 18 @ 6:30 pm

Contact: Bev Schofield Email: bev@schofieldhall.co.uk Web: http://wiltshirejuniorchess.com
Although this (32nd) Junior Open Congress is organised by Wiltshire Junior Chess, it is open to ANY chess player under 18 on the 31st August 2017 | MAP | Entry form

Feb
23
Fri
2018
43rd East Devon Chess Congress @ Exeter Corn Exchange, Market Street, Exeter EX1 1BW
Feb 23 @ 6:45 pm – Feb 25 @ 7:30 pm

Contact: Dr Tim Paulden Email: timpaulden@gmail.com Web: http://www.eastdevonchesscongress.com [MAP]
One of the most popular Congresses in the South West – our 2017 event attracted over 150 entrants!
Venue in Exeter City Centre, close to railway stations, car parks, and accommodation. Please visit our new website www.eastdevonchesscongress.com for full details, including the tournament leaflet and link to our online entry system | Entry form

25th Annual Bunratty Chess Festival @ Bunratty Castle Hotel, Bunratty, Co. Clare, Ireland
Feb 23 @ 7:00 pm – Feb 25 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: Paul Carey Email: info@bunrattychess.com Web: http://www.bunrattychess.com/ [MAP]
The 25th edition of Ireland’s largest and most celebrated event. Renowned as one of the top and most popular weekenders in Europe and referred to by GM Nigel Short as the “… Rolls-Royce of weekenders”

Feb
24
Sat
2018
2018 BUCA Championship @ Park Inn by Radisson Telford, Forge Gate, Telford TF3 4NA
Feb 24 – Feb 25 all-day

Contact: Daniel Young Email: djyoung1994@gmail.com Web: http://www.buca.org.uk [MAP]
A 5-round Team Swiss with four divisions to determine the British Universities’ Champions of 2018. The top 4 teams will qualify for the European Universities’ Chess Championship in 2018.

Mar
2
Fri
2018
Warwickshire Open Chess Championships @ Alan Higgs Centre Allard Way Coventry CV3 1HW
Mar 2 @ 7:00 pm – Mar 4 @ 7:00 pm

Contact: Ed Goodwin Email: enquiries@congress.warwickshirechess.org Web: congress.warwickshirechess.org [MAP]
FIDE rated Open, FIDE rated Under 1975 (U170), ECF Under 140, ECF Under 110 | Entry form

Mar
9
Fri
2018
Wiltshire Open Championship 2018 @ Wiltshire Sight, St Lucy’s, The Beeches, Browfort, Bath Road, Devizes, Wiltshire, SN10 2AT
Mar 9 @ 7:00 pm – Mar 11 @ 5:30 pm

Contact: Tony Ransom Email: chesssalsa@aol.com [MAP]
One overall tournament with 3 sections – Major (players graded above 145), Intermediate (players graded 116 to 145) and Minor (players graded under 116) | Entry form

Mar
30
Fri
2018
West of England Chess Union Congress @ The Manor Hotel, Exmouth, Devon EX8 2A
Mar 30 @ 9:45 am – Apr 2 @ 3:00 pm

Contact: Meyrick Shaw Email: wecu@hotmail.co.uk Web: http://www.chessdevon.org.uk [MAP]
West of England Championships to include sections: Open, which carries a British Championship qualifying place and is FIDE-rated; FIDE-rated Major under 1950 (ECF 170); ECF graded Minor under 130 | Entry form

Apr
7
Sat
2018
National Club Championships 2018 @ Park Inn by Radisson Telford Hotel Forgegate Telford Centre Telford, Shropshire TF3 4NA
Apr 7 @ 12:30 pm – Apr 8 @ 6:00 pm
Jun
15
Fri
2018
Bristol Summer Congress & 71st Bristol League Championship @ Bristol Grammar School, University Road, Bristol BS8 1SR
Jun 15 @ 6:45 pm – Jun 17 @ 7:30 pm

Contact: Igor Doklestic Email: chessinbristol@gmail.com Web: http://www.bristolcongress.co.uk [MAP]
5 round Swiss tournament with three sections: Open (FIDE rated), Major (U160), Minor (U120). Prizes in all sections. Central Bristol venue. Further information and entry form on the Congress website | Entry form

Jun
24
Sun
2018
UKI Girls and Boys Chess Championships @ Sandown Racecourse, Portsmouth Road, Esher KT10 9AJ
Jun 24 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Contact: Marie Gledhill Email: marie.gledhill@tesco.net [MAP]
The UKI Chess Championships are open to all children in the UK and Ireland. This is an individual event as well as a school team event – you can enter as an individual or a school team. There are trophies for the top three girls and boys schools according to the scores of their top four players. The girls play separately to the boys with trophies for the overall champions and rosettes awarded for those scoring 11 points or more. No one is knocked out all 5 rounds are played | Entry form

Jun
30
Sat
2018
2018 UK Chess Challenge – Southern Gigafinal @ TBC
Jun 30 – Jul 1 all-day

Contact: Sarah Longson Email: sarah@ukchess.co.uk Tel: 07786260301 Web: https://www.delanceyukschoolschesschallenge.com
The Gigafinals of the 2018 UK Chess Challenge, open to qualifiers from Megafinals around the country

Jul
4
Wed
2018
Civil Service Chess Championship @ Carrs Lane Conference Centre, The Church at Carrs Lane, Carrs Lane, Birmingham B4 7SX
Jul 4 @ 10:30 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: John Conway Email: john.conway1@dwp.gsi.gov.uk Web: https://www.cssc.co.uk/CSSC/index.cfm/things-to-do/event-search/event-detail/?oid=4803 [MAP]
The competition is open to Civil Servants and will will be a rapid play event with 25minutes each on the chess clock under the FIDE rules of Chess. Players will get multiple games over the day. There will be section for people graded 100 and over under the English Chess Federation grading system and for those from 99 down to ungraded. If there are a limited number of entries then there will be one group only. We welcome both experienced players and people new to competitive chess. Applicants must be Civil Servants and be members of the Civil Service Sports Council …

Jul
7
Sat
2018
2018 UK Chess Challenge – Midlands Gigafinal @ TBC
Jul 7 – Jul 8 all-day

Contact: Sarah Longson Email: sarah@ukchess.co.uk Tel: 07786260301 Web: https://www.delanceyukschoolschesschallenge.com
The Gigafinals of the 2018 UK Chess Challenge, open to qualifiers from Megafinals around the country

Jul
14
Sat
2018
2018 UK Chess Challenge – Northern Gigafinal @ Abbey Hey Lane, Manchester M18 8RL
Jul 14 – Jul 15 all-day

[MAP] Contact: Sarah Longson Email: sarah@ukchess.co.uk Tel: 07786260301 Web: https://www.delanceyukschoolschesschallenge.com
The Gigafinals of the 2018 UK Chess Challenge, open to qualifiers from Megafinals around the country

Aug
24
Fri
2018
12th Steve Boniface Memorial @ Bristol Grammar School (BGS), 6th Form Common Rooms, University Road, Bristol BS8 1SR
Aug 24 @ 6:45 pm – Aug 26 @ 7:30 pm

Contact: Igor Doklestic Email: chessinbristol@gmail.com Web: https://www.bristolcongress.co.uk/ [MAP]
5 round Swiss tournament with three sections: Open (FIDE rated), Major (U160), Minor (U120). Prizes in all sections. Central Bristol venue. Further information and entry form on the Congress website | Entry form

Aug
25
Sat
2018
54th Berks & Bucks Chess Congress @ St Piran’s School, Gringer Hill, Maidenhead, Berkshire SL6 7LZ
Aug 25 – Aug 27 all-day

Contact: Liam Varnam Email: liamvarnam@yahoo.co.uk Web: http://www.berksandbuckschess.com [MAP]
Six round Swiss. Sections (usually 12-16 players in each) allocated according to ECF grade. Usually 5-6 sections. Top two sections FIDE-rated, all sections ECF-graded | Entry form