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 3-4 weeks) – click here (updated 19/03/18)

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 …

Sep
28
Fri
2018
54th Northumberland Chess Congress @ The Parks Leisure Centre, Howdon Road, North Shields, North Tyneside NE26 3BL
Sep 28 @ 7:00 pm – Sep 30 @ 6:30 pm

Contact: David Watson Email: davidmwatson@blueyonder.co.uk Web: http://www.northumberlandchesscongress.webs.com [MAP] Three sections over 5 rounds – Open FIDE rated, Major limited to 165 ECF and below, Minor limited to 135 ECF and below. Rate of play all moves in 110 minutes with 10 second increments from the start.
The Foundation – restricted to players of ECF 105 and below and who have never won a main prize in a congress. Ten rounds, rate of play all moves in 1 hour. Play each opponent twice, once with white and once with black | Entry form

Oct
4
Thu
2018
Hendon First Thursday Blitz @ Golders Green Unitarians Church, 31½ Hoop Lane, London NW11 8BS
Oct 4 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)

Oct
5
Fri
2018
Castle Chess 13th Fareham Congress @ The Lysses House Hotel, 51 High Street, Fareham, Hampshire PO16 7BQ
Oct 5 @ 7:00 pm – Oct 7 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: Tony Corfe Email: tony@mrcorfe.com Web: http://www.castlechess.co.uk [MAP] 6 round event – Open including Premier U175, Major U155 including Intermediate U135, Minor U115 including Challengers U95. Prizes dependent on entries as agreed at players review 2017.

Oct
6
Sat
2018
Docklands Chess Poplar Rapid Tournament @ Langley Hall, St.Nicholas Church Centre, Ettrick Street, Poplar, London E14 0QD
Oct 6 @ 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

Oct
7
Sun
2018
Leicester HE Atkins Memorial Rapidplay @ Leicester Grammar School London Road Great Glen Leicester LE8 9FL
Oct 7 @ 10:00 am – 5:45 pm

Contact: Paul Mottram Email: chess@paulmottram.com [MAP] ECF graded 6 round Swiss rapidplay (20 mins + 10 sec) in Open, U165, U140, U115 and Junior U80 sections. Full online entry details to follow shortly …

Oct
12
Fri
2018
West Wales 51st Weekend Congress @ The Mercure Swansea Hotel Phoenix Way Llansamlet Swansea SA7 9EG
Oct 12 – Oct 14 all-day

Contact: Les Philpin Email: newsilure@hotmail.com [MAP] Weekend Congress with Open, Major (U1850 or 150) and Minor (U1500 or 107) sections

Oct
13
Sat
2018
Golders Green FIDE Rapid Chess Tournament @ St Luke’s Church in Kidderpore Avenue, London NW3 7SU
Oct 13 @ 10:30 am – 5:45 pm

Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Web: http://www.goldersgreenchess.blogspot.co.uk [MAP] Five sections based on English Chess Federation Rapidplay grades – Open to All (the strongest section); Under 170 Major; Under 145 Minor; Under 120 Amateur; Under 80 My First Tournament

Oct
14
Sun
2018
Hampshire Junior Congress @ New Hall, Winchester College, Wharf Hill, Winchester, Hampshire SO23 9NF
Oct 14 @ 9:00 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: John Upham Email: john.upham@zen.co.uk Web: https://www.picatic.com/hjcacongress [MAP] 25 minutes each for all moves. Age groups will be combined into playing sections and notified before round 1 …

Richmond Rapidplay 121 @ Orleans Park School Richmond Road TWICKENHAM TW1 3BB
Oct 14 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: Paul McKeown Email: richmond_rapidplays@hotmail.com Web: http://www.rjcc.org.uk/ [MAP] Continuation of famous and long-running series of rapidplay events | Entry form

Oct
20
Sat
2018
66th Hampstead FIDE Congress @ Henderson Court Resource Centre, 102 Fitzjohn's Avenue, Hampstead, London NW3 6NS
Oct 20 @ 10:30 am – Oct 21 @ 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

Oct
21
Sun
2018
44th Guernsey International Chess Festival @ Peninsula Hotel Les Dicqs Vale Guernsey GY6 8JP
Oct 21 @ 2:00 pm – Oct 27 @ 12:00 pm

Contact: Peter Rowe Email: samthechess@yahoo.com Web: http://www.guernseychessclub.org.gg/festival/festival.htm [MAP] Open and Holiday Tournaments, 7 round Swiss FIDE-rated, with one game per day. The final day (Saturday) includes a prize-giving dinner, which is free for players | Leaflet

Oct
26
Fri
2018
42nd Scarborough Chess Congress @ The Ocean Room, Spa Complex South Bay Scarborough YO11 2HD
Oct 26 @ 6:45 pm – Oct 28 @ 6:15 pm

Contact: Maggie Butterworth Email: scarboroughchess@gmail.com Web: http://www.scarboroughchesscongress.org.uk [MAP] 5 round weekend congress with 5 sections for players of all abilities. Includes the Yorkshire Championship | Entry form

Oct
31
Wed
2018
4NCL International Congress @ Park Inn Telford, Forgegate, Telford TF3 4NA
Oct 31 – Nov 4 all-day

Contact: Mike Truran Email: mike@truranfamily.co.uk Web: http://www.4ncl.co.uk [MAP] GM norm FIDE-rated Open; FIDE-rated U2050; FIDE-rated U1825; ECF U120 | Entry form

Nov
1
Thu
2018
Hendon First Thursday Blitz @ Golders Green Unitarians Church, 31½ Hoop Lane, London NW11 8BS
Nov 1 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)

Nov
2
Fri
2018
55th Hull Chess Congress @ Hymers College Hymers Avenue Hull HU31LW
Nov 2 @ 7:00 pm – Nov 4 @ 5:30 pm

Contact: Steve King Email: president@hullchess.com Web: http://www.hullchess.com [MAP] Entry fee £30 ECF Silver or above, £37.50 non-ECF. Prize money £3000. 1st prize £350, 2nd prize £200, 3rd prize £100. 2 x £50 grading prize all sections. Open (open to all); Major (Under 166); Intermediate (Under 141); Minor (Under 116)

Nov
3
Sat
2018
Sixth Witney Weekend Congress @ Cokethorpe School, Witney OX29 7PU
Nov 3 – Nov 4 all-day

Contact: Mike Truran Email: mike@truranfamily.co.uk Web: http://www.witneychess.co.uk/ [MAP] Sponsored by Cokethorpe School. There are four main sections: Open, U170, U145 and U120, with a prize fund of over £1900

Nov
5
Mon
2018
19th Royal Beacon Seniors Congress @ Royal Beacon Hotel, Exmouth
Nov 5 @ 1:00 pm – Nov 9 @ 4:00 pm

Contact: RH Jones Email: jones_r53@sky.com Web: http://keverelchess.com [MAP] Seniors Congress, Monday – Friday. ‘Junior’ Section (50 – 64) & Seniors (65+). Links up with the Torbay Congress to make a South Devon Chess Festival – 10 games in 7 consecutive days of chess at 2 excellent seaside hotel venues.

Nov
9
Fri
2018
Torbay Chess Congress @ Livermead House Hotel, Torbay Road, Seafront, Torquay TQ2 6RH
Nov 9 @ 7:00 pm – Nov 11 @ 7:00 pm

Contact: Phil McConnell Email: secretary@torbaycongress.com Web: http://www.torbaycongress.com [MAP] Four sections – Open, U170, U140, U120. Five rounds. Doors open 6.30pm Friday 9th November

Nov
10
Sat
2018
4NCL Weekend 1 Rounds 1-2
Nov 10 – Nov 11 all-day
ECF Chess Academy Study Weekend @ TBA
Nov 10 – Nov 11 all-day

ECF Chess Academy Study Weekend for the International Programme (Years 1, 2 and 3) and the Academy Plus Programme (Year 3). Spare places may be available for those not on either the programme who wish to attend as a one off event. These will be advertised on the ECF Juniors website although you may email the ECF Director of Junior Chess directly if you wish. These study weekends are for advanced players.

Golders Green FIDE Rapid Chess Tournament @ St Luke’s Church in Kidderpore Avenue, London NW3 7SU
Nov 10 @ 10:30 am – 5:45 pm

Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Web: http://www.goldersgreenchess.blogspot.co.uk [MAP] Five sections based on English Chess Federation Rapidplay grades – Open to All (the strongest section); Under 170 Major; Under 145 Minor; Under 120 Amateur; Under 80 My First Tournament

Nov
17
Sat
2018
4NCL Weekend 1 Rounds 1-2
Nov 17 – Nov 18 all-day
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
24
Sat
2018
Cambridgeshire County Closed Chess Championships @ Peterborough Bridge Club, New England Complex, Lincoln Road, Peterborough PE1 2PE
Nov 24 @ 10:00 am – Nov 25 @ 10:00 pm

Contact: Francis Bowers Email: chessbower@aol.com Web: http://www.chessbower.com [MAP] 5 round seeded Swiss Tournament. All games played on digital clocks, 70 minutes each plus 15 second increment. Entry limited to the first 32 players to enter. Entrants must be a member of a local chess club in the Cambridgeshire League. Open prize, Under 140 prize, Junior prize | 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

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