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 …

Nov
17
Sat
2018
Docklands Chess Poplar Rapid Tournament @ Langley Hall, St.Nicholas Church Centre, Ettrick Street, Poplar, London E14 0QD
Nov 17 @ 10:30 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Norman Went Email: DocklandsChess@yahoo.co.uk Web: http://www.spanglefish.com/docklandschessclub [MAP]
Minor Under 130 – Major Under 171. 6 rounds of rapid chess. Half an hour per player per game | Entry form

Nov
18
Sun
2018
4th Annual Lowestoft Rapidplay @ Parkhill Hotel Oulton Lowestoft
Nov 18 @ 9:30 am – 6:15 pm

Contact: Stephen Cotterell Email: stephenjcotterell@aol.com [MAP]
6 round Swiss, 2 sections – Open & U150 | Entry form
PLEASE NOTE — this event is limited to 40 players only, so timely entry is essential!

Bolton Rapidplay @ Ukrainian Social Club, 99 Castle Street, Bolton BL2 1JP
Nov 18 @ 10:00 am – 6:45 pm

Contact: Rod Middleton Email: roderickmiddleton@yahoo.co.uk [MAP]
3 sections – Open; Major; Knights| Entry form

Eton College LJCC Qualifying Event + U18 Open @ Wellington College, Dukes Ride, Crowthorne, Berkshire RG45 7PT
Nov 18 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: Nick Pert Email: fleetchess@gmail.com Web: http://www.picatic.com/wellington-nov18 [MAP]
LJCC qualifying tournament & training day with GM Nick Pert. U18 Open, U12, U10, U8 and improvers sections

10th Brainstormchess FIDE Blitz @ The Rugby Portobello Trust 221 Walmer Road Holland Park London
Nov 18 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Contact: Kishan Pattni Email: kishanpattni84@gmail.com Web: https://form.jotformeu.com/73506022496354 [MAP]
9 rounds using Swiss pairing. Time controls are 3 mins for all moves with a 2 second increment per move from move 1. The latest FIDE blitz rules will be used. 2 illegal moves lose. Guaranteed cash prizes of 1st place £120 2nd place £60 and 3rd £40 4th £20 5th £10 | Online entry

Nov
24
Sat
2018
Cambridgeshire Closed County Chess Championships @ Peterborough Bridge Club, New England Complex, Lincoln Road, Peterborough
Nov 24 @ 10:00 am – Nov 25 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: Francis Bowers Email: chessbower@aol.com Web: http://www.premierengravinguk.com [MAP]
Limited to 32 players on a first come first served basis living in Cambridgeshire. 5 round seeded Swiss event. Open, Under 140, Junior Championships. Prizes available based on score – additional prizes may be added as well | Entry form

67th Hampstead FIDE Congress @ Henderson Court Resource Centre, 102 Fitzjohn's Avenue, Hampstead, London NW3 6NS
Nov 24 @ 10:30 am – Nov 25 @ 5:30 pm

Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Web: http://www.hampsteadchess.blogspot.co.uk [MAP]
THREE SECTIONS – Under 2200 & Under 1900 plus a section for players who are graded Under 135 on the ECF list

British Rapidplay Chess Championships @ Craiglands Hotel, Ilkley, West Yorkshire LS29 8RQ
Nov 24 @ 11:00 am – Nov 25 @ 4:30 pm

Contact: Brent Kitson Email: kitson453@btinternet.com Web: http://www.british-rapidplay.org.uk [MAP]
10 round Swiss rapidplay under the auspices of the ECF

Nov
25
Sun
2018
Hatton Garden Chess Festival @ 120 Holborn, London EC1N 2TD
Nov 25 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Contact: Haran Rasalingam Email: haranski@hotmail.com Web: http://chessbubble.com/hatton-garden-chess-festival.php [MAP]
New format – am Team league match (teams of 4, at least 2 female players); pm Expert coaching and game analysis. Combining match play and coaching. The organisers will help you form teams if required

National Schools Team and Junior Team Challenge @ King Edward VI School, Broomfield Road, Chelmsford
Nov 25 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Contact: Robin Slade Email: chelmsfordjuniorchess@gmail.com [MAP]
This is an ECF National Schools double event designed as an introduction for senior schools to competitive chess. The Junior Team Challenge is for Years 6 to 8, the Team Challenge for Years 6 to 13. Teams of 4 from the same senior school.
This is run on a Sunday to make it easier for students to participate. The competition winners will progress to a National Final | Flyer

Nov
30
Fri
2018
Preston Chess Congress @ University Of Central Lancashire, Harrington Refectory, Adelphi Street, Preston PR17BE
Nov 30 @ 6:30 pm – Dec 2 @ 6:30 pm

Contact: Malcolm Peacock Email: malcolm@popmalc.org.uk Web: http://chess.popmalc.org.uk/congress [MAP]
5 round Swiss, FIDE-rated open

Dec
1
Sat
2018
UK Open Blitz Championship – Finals @ TBC
Dec 1 all-day
Wiltshire Championship Round 2 @ N/A
Dec 1 all-day

Contact: Tony Ransom Email: chesssalsa@aol.com Tel: 01225 774538
To be completed by 31st January 2019. Knockout tournament with 3 sections – Major (players graded above 145), Intermediate (players graded 116 to 145) and Minor (players graded under 116). Games will be played at a venue convenient to the players. The first named player being white who will contact the other player to arrange venue and submit the result to me. The number of rounds will be dependent on the entry size which will be divided into North and South sections with the final being played at a mutual venue | Entry form

London Winter Chess Congress and Training Day @ Camden School for Girls Sandall Road London
Dec 1 @ 9:30 am – 4:45 pm

Contact: Lateefah Messam-Sparks Email: chesssparks@gmail.com Web: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/london-winter-chess-championships-and-training-day-tickets-48813985946 [MAP]
Open to all, adults and juniors. The junior event is also a qualifying tournament for the London Junior Chess Championships. Prizes for all tournaments, cash prizes available for the adult section. Chess coaching available throughout | Entry form

2020 Chess London Qualifier @ London University of Law Moorgate, 2 Bunhill Row, London
Dec 1 @ 12:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Contact: Peter Hornsby Email: director@2020chess.com Web: http://www.2020chess.com [MAP]
The top teams from clubs, schools and universities will battle it out for a place at the 2020 Grand Final. All the details can be seen in the attachment and at the website …

Champions League Chess Kent Zone Autumn Term 1st Leg @ Unicorn Primary School, Creswell Drive, Beckenham
Dec 1 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Contact: Scott Freeman Email: chess@ccfworld.com Web: https://ccfworld.com/Chess/Results/2018-12-01_CLC_K.htm [MAP]
Schools team tournament – 1st leg of qualifying. Scores from Autumn and Spring term added together to qualify for the final in the Summer term. We also run a Schools Individual Challenge section for the reserve players from each school so everyone can take part if they want to

Dec
2
Sun
2018
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
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

Dec
15
Sat
2018
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
22
Sat
2018
68th Hampstead FIDE Congress @ Henderson Court Resource Centre, 102 Fitzjohn's Avenue, Hampstead, London NW3 6NS
Dec 22 @ 10:30 am – Dec 23 @ 5:30 pm

Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Web: http://www.hampsteadchess.blogspot.co.uk [MAP]
THREE SECTIONS – Under 2200 & Under 1900 plus a section for players who are graded Under 135 on the ECF list

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

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