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 7th 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 …

Apr
2
Sat
2016
National Chess Junior Squad Championships @ De Vere Venues
Apr 2 @ 10:00 am – Apr 3 @ 5:30 pm
Apr
8
Fri
2016
Gosforth Kids Chess Tournament @ Newcastle Great Park Community Centre
Apr 8 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Contact: Charlie Storey Email: storey@charliechess.com
Coaches are DBS-checked and parents may stay. Charlie Storey is an official ECF Academy Under 18 Chess Coach. Chess tournament element starts at 5:30pm – coaching / friendly games before that from 4:30pm – 5:30pm

Apr
15
Fri
2016
Gosforth Kids Chess Tournament @ Newcastle Great Park Community Centre
Apr 15 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Contact: Charlie Storey Email: storey@charliechess.com
Coaches are DBS-checked and parents may stay. Charlie Storey is an official ECF Academy Under 18 Chess Coach. Chess tournament element starts at 5:30pm – coaching / friendly games before that from 4:30pm – 5:30pm

Apr
22
Fri
2016
Gosforth Kids Chess Tournament @ Newcastle Great Park Community Centre
Apr 22 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Contact: Charlie Storey Email: storey@charliechess.com
Coaches are DBS-checked and parents may stay. Charlie Storey is an official ECF Academy Under 18 Chess Coach. Chess tournament element starts at 5:30pm – coaching / friendly games before that from 4:30pm – 5:30pm

Apr
29
Fri
2016
Gosforth Kids Chess Tournament @ Newcastle Great Park Community Centre
Apr 29 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Contact: Charlie Storey Email: storey@charliechess.com
Coaches are DBS-checked and parents may stay. Charlie Storey is an official ECF Academy Under 18 Chess Coach. Chess tournament element starts at 5:30pm – coaching / friendly games before that from 4:30pm – 5:30pm

May
6
Fri
2016
Gosforth Kids Chess Tournament @ Newcastle Great Park Community Centre
May 6 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Contact: Charlie Storey Email: storey@charliechess.com
Coaches are DBS-checked and parents may stay. Charlie Storey is an official ECF Academy Under 18 Chess Coach. Chess tournament element starts at 5:30pm – coaching / friendly games before that from 4:30pm – 5:30pm

May
13
Fri
2016
Gosforth Kids Chess Tournament @ Newcastle Great Park Community Centre
May 13 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Contact: Charlie Storey Email: storey@charliechess.com
Coaches are DBS-checked and parents may stay. Charlie Storey is an official ECF Academy Under 18 Chess Coach. Chess tournament element starts at 5:30pm – coaching / friendly games before that from 4:30pm – 5:30pm

May
20
Fri
2016
Gosforth Kids Chess Tournament @ Newcastle Great Park Community Centre
May 20 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Contact: Charlie Storey Email: storey@charliechess.com
Coaches are DBS-checked and parents may stay. Charlie Storey is an official ECF Academy Under 18 Chess Coach. Chess tournament element starts at 5:30pm – coaching / friendly games before that from 4:30pm – 5:30pm

May
27
Fri
2016
Gosforth Kids Chess Tournament @ Newcastle Great Park Community Centre
May 27 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Contact: Charlie Storey Email: storey@charliechess.com
Coaches are DBS-checked and parents may stay. Charlie Storey is an official ECF Academy Under 18 Chess Coach. Chess tournament element starts at 5:30pm – coaching / friendly games before that from 4:30pm – 5:30pm

Nov
27
Sun
2016
Four Counties Invitational Tournament @ Lawrence Sheriff School, Clifton Rd, Rugby CV21
Nov 27 all-day

Contact: Alex Holowczak Email: alexholowczak@gmail.com
Web: http://www.warwickshirechess.org.uk
Invitational inter-county tournament between Warwickshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Oxfordshire. Under 9, Under 11 and Under 11 Girls tournaments [MAP]

Feb
4
Sat
2017
Grandmaster Training with GM Danny Gormally @ Forest Hall Ex-Servicemen's Institute, Crescent Way North, Forest Hall, Newcastle upon Tyne NE12 9AR
Feb 4 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm

Contact: Mike Smith Email: mikesmith41@yahoo.co.uk Web: http://foresthallchess.org.uk [MAP]
‘How to punish weak moves in the opening’ – Interactive Training Session led GM Danny Gormally, the North East’s strongest player, supported by FM Tim Wall and experienced chess teacher Mike Smith.
A brilliant opportunity to learn from a Grandmaster, open to aspiring club and non-club members of all ages and abilities. Includes exercises and feedback. Entry fee: £10 | Entry form

Feb
11
Sat
2017
Magnus Experience! – Special Thematic Chess Tournament @ Dame Allan’s Junior school and Nursery, Hunter’s Road, Spital Tongues, Newcastle, NE2 4NG
Feb 11 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: Mrs. J Needham, Dr. Manoj Arora and Mr. Malola Prasath Email: j.needham@dameallens.co.uk [MAP] The tournament is open to all school children Primary Year 1 onwards and will have 4 Categories. U7 /U9/U11 and Senior School Students. We may have separate girls’ category whereever there are more than 6 girls (if appropriate). A distinct thematic chess tournament is designed by Enhance Institute of Chess Excellence, Newcastle in partnership with Dame Allan’s Schools and run with the support of the local chess communities in the North East of England.

Feb
18
Sat
2017
Northern Junior Championship @ Cheadle Hulme School, Claremont Rd, Cheadle Hulme, Cheadle SK8 6EG
Feb 18 @ 10:00 am – Feb 19 @ 5:00 pm

Contact: Julian Clissold Email: julian.clissold@outlook.com Web: http://www.manchesterchess.co.uk
The tournament is open to all Junior ECF members. There are sections for age groups: Under 7; Under 8; Under 9; Under 11; Under 12; Under 14; Under 16; Under 18 [MAP] Entry form

Feb
25
Sat
2017
Hull Junior Chess Congress @ Hymers College, Hymers Ave, Hull HU3 1LW
Feb 25 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Contact: John Hipshon Email: jr.hipshon@ntlworld.com Web: http://www.yorkshirejuniorchess.org [MAP]
Major Section, Intermediate Section, Minor Section and Novice Section (age limit U11 years of age on 1st September 2016) | Entry form

Mar
5
Sun
2017
Midlands and North Girls 8-16 years Tournament @ Nottingham High School, Forest Rd W, Nottingham NG7
Mar 5 @ 9:30 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: John Crawley and David Levens Email: crawlj6@aol.com
Girls tournament for ages 8 to 16 in 4 separate sections – Under 10, Under 12, Under 14 and Under 16.
Graded tournament, with prizes in each section. Entry only to residents in the Midlands or North of England. This is the first time this tournament has been run but we hope to make it an annual event if this one is successful [MAP]

Mar
25
Sat
2017
Durham County Junior Chess Championships 2017 @ Coxhoe Village Hall,Front Street East, Coxhoe, County Durham DH6 4DB
Mar 25 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Contact: Malola Prasath Email: junior@dcca.org.uk Web: http://www.durhamcitychess.co.uk/tournaments.php [MAP]
Open to all juniors attending school or living in the former Durham County which apart from Co. Durham includes Darlington, Hartlepool, Stockton, Gateshead, Sunderland and South Tyneside (others are welcome to compete but ineligible for Championship titles.) All juniors are welcome – no previous tournament experience is required | Entry form

Apr
29
Sat
2017
Dame Allan’s Edition of ‘Experience Magnus’s Middlegames’ @ Dame Allan’s Junior School and Nursery, Hunter’s Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 4NG
Apr 29 @ 9:30 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: Mrs J Needham Email: j.needham@dameallans.co.uk Web: http://www.dameallans.co.uk/
The distinct thematic chess Tournament around Magnus Carlsen’s World Chess Championship Games is designed by Enhance Institute of Chess Excellence, and organised by Dame Allan’s schools, Newcastle, as community outreach initiative | Entry form [MAP]

Second Thematic Chess Middle Game @ Dame Allan's Junior School, Hunter's Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 4NG
Apr 29 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Contact: Christine Anderson Email: cxanderson3@yahoo.co.uk [MAP] Second Thematic Chess (Middle Game) tournament for schoolboys and schoolgirls

Jul
15
Sat
2017
UKCC Northern Gigafinals @ TBC
Jul 15 – Jul 16 all-day

Contact: Sarah and Alex Longson – qualification required

Nov
11
Sat
2017
2020 Chess Scotland Qualifier @ Edinburgh University Row House EH8 9AJ
Nov 11 @ 2:45 pm – 7:15 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

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
10
Sun
2017
Sheffield Junior Chess Congress @ Ecclesall Church of England Junior School, Ringinglow Road, Sheffield S11 7PQ
Dec 10 @ 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 and Novice Section | Entry form

Jan
27
Sat
2018
Leeds Junior Chess Congress @ Fountain Primary School, Fountain Street Leeds LS27 0AW
Jan 27 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

Contact: John Hipshon Email: jr.hipshon@ntlworld.com Web: http://www.yorkshirejuniorchess.org [MAP]
Major section open to any player. Prizes: 1st £60, 2nd £30, 3rd £15. Trophy for the winner.
Intermediate section open to players with an ECF/YCA grade below 110. Trophies for the top 3 and best girl. Age group prizes will be awarded depending on entry.
Minor Section open to any player with no grade or below 40. Trophies for the top 3. Best girl medal. Medals in each age group.
Novice Section (age limit U11 years of age on 1st September 2017) open to any player with limited experience or first tournament. Trophy for the top three and best girl, with age group medals | Entry form

Feb
18
Sun
2018
Barnet Junior Chess Girls Only event @ St Paul’s C of E Primary School The Ridgeway, Mill Hill, London NW7 1QU
Feb 18 @ 9:15 am – 4:00 pm

Contact: Jason Bennett Email: jason@globalrental.co.uk Web: http://www.barnetjuniorchess.com [MAP]
GIRLS ONLY junior event – 6 round Rapidplay event | Entry form

May
12
Sat
2018
Delancey UK Schools Chess Challenge Northumbria MegaFinal @ Newcastle Royal Grammar School, Eskdale Terrace, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE2 4DX
May 12 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

Contact: Tim Wall Email: timpeterwall@gmail.com Web: http://delanceyukschoolschesschallenge.com [MAP]
Northumbria Regional MegaFinal, qualifier for the Northern GigaFinal of the Delancey UK Schools Chess Challenge. Six-round Swiss tournaments for girls and boys for all ages from Under 7 through to Under 18. Please enter online via the website