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 FIDE ratings server if it is FIDE-rated or has a FIDE-rated section(s) | For a PDF of the ECF Event Calendar (updated every 4-5 weeks) – click here (updated 14/09/18)

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 …

Dec
1
Sat
2018
Grand Chess Tournament London Redbridge @ The Hainault Room, Fullwell Cross Library, 140 High Street, Ilford
Dec 1 @ 1:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Contact: Soumya Chatterjee Email: soumya_kanti@hotmail.com [MAP]
Rapidplay 6 rounds, Swiss system, UKCA & FIDE support with prizes for winners | Entry form

Dec
2
Sun
2018
Woodbridge Junior Open @ Woodbridge School Burkitt Road Woodbridge
Dec 2 @ 9:30 am – 5:15 pm

Contact: Adam Hunt Email: ahunt@woodbridgeschool.org.uk Web: http://www.woodbridgechess.wordpress.com [MAP]
Under 8, 10, 12 and 18 sections. A London Junior Qualifying event | Entry form

5th Plymouth Rapidplay @ Plymouth Bridge Club 1 Moor View Terrace Mutley Plain Plymouth
Dec 2 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: Tony Tatam Email: tony.tatam@blueyonder.co.uk Web: http://PLYMOUTHCHESS.UK [MAP]
A 6 round ECF graded Swiss Rapidplay tournament commencing at 10am. Time control is 30 minutes each for all moves. Entries are limited so timely entry is essential. As usual free beverages and snacks etc are available throughout the day | Entry form

Dec
3
Mon
2018
CCF Junior Club FIDE-rated Premiership December @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey
Dec 3 @ 4:30 pm – Dec 10 @ 6:45 pm

Contact: Daniel Gliddon Email: daniel@ccfworld.com Web: http://www.ccfworld.com/Chess [MAP]
December rounds of the Coulsdon Junior Club FIDE-rated Premiership

Dec
6
Thu
2018
Hendon First Thursday Blitz @ Golders Green Unitarians Church, 31½ Hoop Lane, London NW11 8BS
Dec 6 all-day

Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Web: www.hendonchessclub.com [MAP]
Time control : G10 (all in ten minutes each); Swiss 6 round Open (one section)

Dec
7
Fri
2018
County Durham Congress @ Houghton Miners Welfare Hall, Brinkburn Crescent, Houghton-le-Spring, Co. Durham
Dec 7 @ 6:45 pm – Dec 9 @ 6:45 pm

Contact: Tim Wall Email: timpeterwall@gmail.com Web: http://www.dcca.org.uk [MAP]
A very hospitable chess congress in County Durham, the Land of the Prince Bishops. Includes 4 sections – FIDE-rated Open, Major (Under 165), Minor (Under 135) and Foundation (Under 100) | Entry form

Dec
8
Sat
2018
3rd Twickenham Junior Chess Congress @ Orleans Park School, Richmond Road Twickenham
Dec 8 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Paul McKeown Email: richmond_junior_chess_club@hotmail.com Web: http://www.rjcc.org.uk/ [MAP]
FIDE Rated Junior Standard Play event, held at the same time as the Twickenham U8, U10 and U12 qualifying events for the London Junior Championship. Cash prizes in several age categories | Entry form

Twickenham Junior Chess Congress @ Orleans Park School Richmond Road Twickenham
Dec 8 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Paul McKeown Email: richmond_junior_chess_club@hotmail.com Web: http://www.rjcc.org.uk/ [MAP]
U8/U10/U12 qualifying tournament for the London Junior Chess Championships | Entry form

London Chess Conference @ Irish Cultural Centre Blacks Road Hammersmith London
Dec 8 @ 11:00 am – Dec 9 @ 4:00 pm

Contact: John Foley Email: conference@chessplus.net Web: http://www.londonchessconference.com [MAP]
The 6th edition of the annual international London Chess Conference. The theme is the Future of Chess in Education. There are many developments in chess teaching methods and also many challenges facing our education systems. What will schools be like like in the future? What part will games play in education? How will children learn? An impressive range of experts will speak on a variety of related topics. Mark Price, until recently Minister of Trade and Industry, will explain how chess helped him in his early life and how chess prepares children for the digital age. He is presenting on Sunday at noon.

Dec
10
Mon
2018
ECU School Chess Teacher Training Course @ Irish Cultural Centre Blacks Road Hammersmith London
Dec 10 @ 10:00 am – Dec 11 @ 4:00 pm

Contact: John Foley Email: training@chessplus.net | Web [MAP]
The ECU School Chess Teacher training course comprises two days of interactive presentations, group discussions and practical exercises. The focus of the course is on how to teach chess. The course is suitable for teachers and tutors who want to make chess an exciting and educational experience for children.
The ECU School Chess Teacher Certificate is available to those who complete the course and pass an online test taken at the end of the course. The Certificate is endorsed by the European Chess Union (ECU) to recognise that the individual has an adequate level of chess knowledge and is familiar with didactical methods for the classroom.
The course is innovative in content and delivery and was developed after a review of best practice in Europe. The course leader is IM Jesper Hall. Attendees give very positive feedback on the course.

Dec
12
Wed
2018
ECU Chess and Mathematics Teacher Training Course @ Irish Cultural Centre Blacks Road Hammersmith London
Dec 12 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: John Foley Email: training@chessplus.net | Web [MAP]
The ECU Chess and Mathematics Teacher training course is a one-day course of interactive presentations, group working and hands-on exercises. The purpose of the course is to prepare teachers to use chess to develop problem solving skills with a focus on mathematics . The course is suitable for teachers and tutors who want to make chess an exciting and educational experience for children.
The ECU Chess and Mathematics Teacher Certificate is available to those who complete the course and pass a test taken at the end of the course. The Certificate is endorsed by the European Chess Union (ECU) to recognise that the individual has didactical methods for the classroom.
The course is innovative in content and delivery and was developed after a review of best practice in Europe. The course leader is WIM Rita Atkins. This is the first time that the course has been run

Dec
15
Sat
2018
12th Northwick Park Five Round Congress @ University of Westminster, Harrow Campus, Harrow
Dec 15 @ 8:45 am – Dec 16 @ 9:30 pm

Contact: Arnold Lutton Email: entry@ljcc.co.uk Web: http://www.ljcc.co.uk [MAP]
This popular five round event consists of three sections, Open, Major and Minor. The Open and Major are both FIDE rated. The Minor is ECF graded only and entry to it is open to those under 115 ECF and to ungraded players who do not have a FIDE rating above 1600. The Major is restricted to under 1860 FIDE. The Open starts at 9 am on Saturday and 9.30 on Sunday. Major and Minor start at 9.45 both days | Entry form

Maidenhead Junior Club Tournament @ Claires Court Junior Boys School, Cannon Lane, Maidenhead
Dec 15 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Contact: Nigel Dennis Email: nigelwdennis@btinternet.com Web: http://nigelwdennis.wixsite.com/mysite [MAP] Postcode of entrance drive SL6 4QQ | Beginners section, and other sections for more advanced players. Open to all under the age of 18 | Entry form

Harrow Under 12 @ University of Westminster, Harrow Campus, Harrow
Dec 15 @ 9:45 am – 5:15 pm

Contact: Arnold Lutton Email: entry@ljcc.co.uk Web: http://www.ljcc.co.uk [MAP]
This is a qualifying event for the London Under 12 finals on 28, 29, 30 December 2018 organised by the London Junior Chess Championship Charitable Trust | Entry form

London Junior Chess Championships @ University of Westminster, Harrow Campus, Harrow
Dec 15 @ 9:45 am – Dec 16 @ 8:00 pm

Contact: Arnold Lutton Email: entry@ljcc.co.uk Web: http://www.ljcc.co.uk [MAP]
This prestigious event has sections for Under 10 and Under 14. There are also sections for Under 8, Under 12, Under 16 and Under 18/21 on 28th, 29th and 30th December at the same venue.

CCF Coulsdon Christmas LP Congress @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey
Dec 15 @ 10:00 am – Dec 16 @ 11:00 pm
National Prep School Rapidplay @ Aldro School Lombard St. Shackleford Godalming GU8 6AS
Dec 15 @ 10:15 am

Contact: David Archer Email: archerd@aldro.org [MAP]
5 round Swiss tournament with 5 age groups U13, U12, U11, U10, U9. Open to all players who attend a Preparatory School. Trophies for the winners of each age group and medals for players scoring 3 points or more. Top 4 players from each school count for the School team competition. Winning school holds the National Prep Schools Rapidplay Cup for one year | Entry form

Dec
16
Sun
2018
5th Martlesham Heath Chess Open @ St Michael & All Angels Church, The Drift, Martlesham Heath, Suffolk
Dec 16 @ 12:45 pm – 6:30 pm

Contact: Dagne Ciuksyte Email: mjchessclub@gmail.com [MAP]
Format: six round Swiss tournament. Time control: 10 minutes each with 10 seconds added per move. Adults and juniors in the same section! | Entry form

Dec
22
Sat
2018
Richmond Blitz Blast @ Orleans Park School Richmond Road Twickenham
Dec 22 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Contact: Paul McKeown Email: richmond_blitz@hotmail.com Web: http://www.rjcc.org.uk/richard/index.htm [MAP] Latest in a series of FIDE-rated blitz tournaments run by Richmond Junior Chess Club, with a generous prize fund | Entry form

Dec
28
Fri
2018
London Christmas Chess Congress @ University of Westminster, Harrow Campus, Harrow
Dec 28 @ 9:45 am – Dec 30 @ 8:00 pm

Contact: Arnold Lutton Email: entry@ljcc.co.uk Web: http://www.ljcc.co.uk [MAP]
This established three day, six round Congress consists of three sections, OPEN, MAJOR and MINOR. The Open and Major are FIDE rated. The Minor is ECF graded only and is restricted to players under ECF 125 and to ungraded players who do not have a FIDE rating. The Major is under 1940 FIDE | Entry form

London Junior Chess Championships @ University of Westminster, Harrow Campus, Harrow
Dec 28 @ 9:45 am – Dec 30 @ 8:30 pm

Contact: Arnold Lutton Email: entry@ljcc.co.uk Web: http://www.ljgg.co.uk [MAP]
This prestigious three-day event has sections for Under 8, Under 12, Under 16 and Under 18/21. The Under 18/21 is combined with the LJCC Christmas Open. The Under 8 is held over two days, 29th and 30th December. The other sections play on all three days. The Under 18/21 and Under 16 are both FIDE rated. The Under 12 attracts a very large entry and is run as Major and Minor sections. Competitors must gain qualification to play in the Under 8 and Under 12 as detailed at www.ljcc.co.uk. There are also sections for Under 10 and Under 14 on 15th and 16th December at the same venue | Entry form

Hastings Masters @ Horntye Park Sports Complex Bohemia Road Hastings
Dec 28 2018 @ 2:15 pm – Jan 6 2019 @ 9:30 pm

Contact: Alan Hustwayte Email: alan.hustwayte@yahoo.com Web: http://www.hastingschess.com [MAP]
Main tournament of annual FIDE-rated 94th Tradewise Hastings International Chess Congress. The 10-round event provides norm opportunities and tries to encourage promising young players as well as attracting players from around the world | Entry form

Jan
1
Tue
2019
The Leinster Junior Championships 2019 @ Talbot Hotel, Stilorgan, Co Dublin
Jan 1 @ 10:00 am – Jan 3 @ 8:00 pm
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.

The Irish 50+/65+ Championships 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/1134 [MAP]
Both age groups (50+ and 65+) in one open event.

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