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 January 29th 2020)
* English events or events covered by the ECF only, obviously …

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 …

Jul
3
Sun
2016
South Shields 150th Anniversary Celebration Rapid Play One Day Congress @ THE CUSTOMS HOUSE
Jul 3 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

Contact: Eddie Czestochowski Email: eddie@southshieldschessclub.co.uk Web: http://www.southshieldschessclub.co.uk
The event is a 9 round Rapidplay tournament. Each game will be 10 minutes + 5 sec increments. The event has been arranged to mark the 150th Anniversary year of South Shields Chess Club. More details are available on club website. Entry fee – £10.00 (£5.00 for juniors)

Chess Tutoring & Tournament @ Skyswood School
Jul 3 @ 10:30 am – 4:30 pm

Contact: Marc Shaw Email: chesscheck@gmail.com
ECF graded children’s chess tournament with quality training in-between matches by national level trainers. This event will be a unique mixture of competition and training. Children will play games over the course of the day, with training in-between matches, learning new skills and making new friends. A training event intended to improve your skills using examples from famous grandmaster games | Entry form

Oct
9
Sun
2016
Admiral Blitz Chess Cup @ Siemens Sports Arena
Oct 9 @ 11:30 am – 11:45 pm

Contact: Antanas Zapolskis Email: anzapo@gmail.com Web: http://www.icio.lt
Chess players of all qualification levels are eligible. Players of differing chess qualifications will receive time control adjustments to equalize play conditions (stronger players will receive fewer minutes which will be added to weaker players). There will be nine rounds of qualifying rounds (Swiss system). The top 64 participants will be invited to the final play-off | Entry form

Feb
25
Sat
2017
2017 British Universities’ Championship @ Birmingham, England
Feb 25 – Feb 26 all-day

Contact: Alex Holowczak Email: alexholowczak@gmail.com Web: http://www.buca.org.uk
National University Championship …

Feb
28
Tue
2017
Muswell Hill FIDE Daytime Rapid @ The Clissold Arms, 105 Fortis Green, East Finchley, London N2 9HR
Feb 28 @ 10:30 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Web: http://www.muswellhillchess.blogspot.co.uk/ [MAP] SWISS 6 ROUNDS Open/Major U160/Amateur U120

Mar
28
Tue
2017
Muswell Hill FIDE Daytime Rapid @ The Clissold Arms, 105 Fortis Green, East Finchley, London N2 9HR
Mar 28 @ 10:30 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Web: http://www.muswellhillchess.blogspot.co.uk/ [MAP] SWISS 6 ROUNDS Open/Major U160/Amateur U120

Apr
13
Thu
2017
Tralee Classic – Irish Norm Events @ Rose Hotel, Tralee, Co Kerry, Ireland
Apr 13 @ 5:00 pm – Apr 17 @ 5:00 pm

Contact: Rory Delaney Email: development@icu.ie Web: https://www.icu.ie/events/877 [MAP]
IM and GM Norm events organised by the Irish Chess Union | Entry form

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]

May
7
Sun
2017
Graded Junior Tournament & Training Afternoon hosted by Nick Pert @ Heatherside Junior School, Reading Road South Fleet Hampshire GU52 7TH
May 7 @ 12:45 pm – 6:00 pm

Contact: Nick Pert Email: fleetchess@gmail.com [MAP]
Hosted by GM and former U18 World Champion Nick Pert, the tournament and training day incorporates an ECF graded section as well as a section for improvers to build confidence & gain tournament experience. Training will be provided between rounds by experienced coaches. Online booking available here – http://www.picatic.com/heatherside | Information leaflet

Jul
15
Sat
2017
Scottish Chess Championship & International Open @ Bonar Hall, Park Place, Dundee DD14HN
Jul 15 – Jul 23 all-day

Contact: Alex McFarlane Email: scottishchamps@ChessScotland.com Web: http://www.ScottishChessChamp.co.uk [MAP]
Scottish Championship incorporated in a 9 round International Open event, norm opportunities available – 15th-23rd July; Scottish Blitz Championship – Saturday 15th July; Under 1850 event – Sunday 16th – Friday 21st; Under 1850 Senior event -Sunday 16th – Friday 21st; Schools’ Individual event – Sunday 16th – Friday 21st; Rapidplay – Sat 22nd – Sunday 23rd July | Entry form

Aug
12
Sat
2017
UKCC Terafinal @ Daventry Court Hotel, Sedgemoor Way NN11 0SG
Aug 12 – Aug 13 all-day

Contact: Sarah and Alex Longson [MAP]

Sep
2
Sat
2017
Azaadi Rapidplay Chess Championship @ Moseley All Services Club, 91 Church Road, Moseley, Birmingham, B13 9EA
Sep 2 @ 10:30 am – 6:30 pm

Contact: Terry Walker Email: terry.harewalker118@btinternet.com [MAP] Web/entry form: http://southbirminghamchessclub.com/SBCC-Rapidplay.htm – one day rapidplay tournament commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Independence of Pakistan. Four sections for maximum rating – Open, 170, 140, 110. 7 round Swiss with a time control of 15 mins + 10 secs per move. Guaranteed prize fund of £1,415.00

Sep
16
Sat
2017
SCCU 125 Anniversary Match – North of Thames v South of Thames @ The Hall School, 23 Crossfield Road, Swiss Cottage, London NW3 4NU
Sep 16 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Contact: Mark Murrell Email: 125@sccu-chess.com Web: https://sccu-chess.com/index.php/en/125th-celebration [MAP]
Commemorating 125 years of the Southern Counties Chess Union, a multi-board match between the 25 combined past and present SCCU counties – North of the Thames v South of the Thames. Open to all eligible players of all ages and abilities. All moves in 125 minutes. Register your interest for Team North with Chris Majer at 125North@sccu-chess.com or for Team South with Mike Gunn at 125South@sccu-chess.com | Entry form

Feb
25
Sun
2018
ECF U18 County Championships @ The King's School, Brook Street, Grantham, Lincolnshire NG31 6RP
Feb 25 all-day