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
24
Sat
2018
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

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
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

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
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
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

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.

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
4
Fri
2019
Hastings Weekend Open @ Horntye Park Sports Complex Bohemia Road Hastings
Jan 4 @ 7:00 pm – Jan 6 @ 7:00 pm

Contact: Alan Hustwayte Email: alan.hustwayte@yahoo.com Web: http://www.hastingschess.com [MAP]
The Weekend OPEN Tournament is part of the 36th Hastings Weekend Congress within the Tradewise Hastings International Chess Congress. The event is FIDE-rated and has a rating prize for those with a published FIDE rating of below 1900 | Entry form

Jan
12
Sat
2019
3rd Somerset New Year Chess Congress @ Walton Park Hotel, Wellington Terrace, Clevedon, North Somerset
Jan 12 @ 9:30 am – Jan 13 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: Rebecca and Colin Gardiner Email: congresssecretary@hotmail.com Web: http://somersetchesscongress.webs.com/ [MAP]
Five round seeded Swiss tournament. 3 sections U175, U145 & U120 | Entry form

Jan
13
Sun
2019
Leicester Junior Open Congress @ Leicester Grammar School London Road Great Glen
Jan 13 @ 9:30 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: Paul Mottram Email: chess@paulmottram.com Tel: 07989 151175 [MAP]
ECF graded 6 round Swiss rapidplay (25 mins + 5 sec) in Open, Major (U80) and Minor (U25 – Ungraded) sections. Online Entry and full details at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/leicestershire-junior-open-congress-january-13th-february-2019-tickets-52416225341

Jan
18
Fri
2019
21st 4NCL FIDE Rated Congress @ Old Swan Hotel, Harrogate
Jan 18 @ 7:00 pm – Jan 20 @ 7:00 pm

4NCLFIDE Open, FIDE U2000 (ECF U175), ECF U135. Five rounds Friday 7pm – Sunday 7pm [MAP] Web: http://www.4ncl.co.uk/fide/information_21.htm

Castle Chess 14th Fareham Congress @ Lysses House Hotel, 51 High Street, Fareham
Jan 18 @ 7:00 pm – Jan 20 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: Tony Corfe Email: tony@mrcorfe.co.uk Web: http://www.castlechess.co.uk [MAP]
One of a series of events held around the country – a small, relaxed event. 6 rounds – Open including Premier U175, Major U155 including Intermediate U135, Minor U115 including Challengers U95
PRIZES – expected £180 per section but not guaranteed, plus at least one grading prize in each section. Prizes are dependent on entries | Entry form

Jan
19
Sat
2019
1st Hassocks Congress @ Adastra Hall, Keymer Road, Keymer, Hassocks
Jan 19 @ 10:30 am – Jan 20 @ 4:30 pm

Contact: Will Ellinger Email: info@sussexchess.co.uk Web: http://www.sussexchess.co.uk [MAP]
Weekend Congress tournament consisting of 5 rounds – 90 minutes for all moves | Entry form

Jan
25
Fri
2019
2nd Simon Bartlett Memorial Tournament @ The Livermead House Hotel, Seafront, Torquay
Jan 25 @ 7:00 pm – Jan 27 @ 7:00 pm

Contact: John Constable Email: chess@budechess.co.uk Web: http://www.budechess.co.uk [MAP]
£2300 guaranteed prize fund Open, Major U170, Intermediate U140, Minor U120. £20 Special prize for ‘Loudest Shirt’ | Entry form

Jan
26
Sat
2019
South of England Junior Chess Congress @ Yateley Manor School 51 Reading Rd Yateley GU46 7UQ
Jan 26 @ 9:30 am – Jan 27 @ 5:30 pm

Contact: Amy Grieve Email: amy@southofenglandjunior.com Web: http://www.southofenglandjunior.com [MAP]
Prestigious junior chess tournament for all ages. Qualifier for EPSCA England trials | Entry form

Jan
27
Sun
2019
Norfolk Rapidplay Congress 2019 @ Gas Social Club Roundtree Way Norwich
Jan 27 @ 9:45 am – 6:30 pm

Contact: John Wickham Email: j.r.wickham@btinternet.com [MAP]
6 round Swiss. 3 sections – Championship, Challengers (U140) & U100. Limited to 60 entrants | Entry form

Feb
2
Sat
2019
42nd Annual Kidlington Chess Tournament @ Exeter Hall, Oxford Road, Kidlington, Oxfordshire OX5 1AB
Feb 2 @ 9:30 am – Feb 3 @ 5:30 pm

Contact: Gerard O’Reilly Email: gerard@kidlingtonchess.org.uk Web: https://kidlingtonchess.org.uk/ [MAP]
5 rounds, 4 sections (Open, U180, U145, U120). Prize fund over £2000

Feb
8
Fri
2019
Castle Chess 6th Dudley Congress @ Quality Hotel, Birmingham Road, Dudley
Feb 8 @ 7:00 pm – Feb 10 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: Tony Corfe Email: tony@mrcorfe.co.uk Web: http://www.castlechess.co.uk [MAP]
One of a series of events held around the country – a small, relaxed event. 6 rounds – Open including Premier U175, Major U155 including Intermediate U135, Minor U115 including Challengers U95
PRIZES – expected £180 per section but not guaranteed, plus at least one grading prize in each section. Prizes are dependent on entries | Entry form

Feb
16
Sat
2019
Northumbria Masters @ Forest Hall Ex-Servicemen's Institute, 26 Crescent Way North, Newcastle upon Tyne
Feb 16 @ 10:00 am – Feb 20 @ 3:00 pm

Contact: Tim Wall Email: timpeterwall@gmail.com Web: http://foresthallchess.org.uk/ [MAP]
A 9-round FIDE-rated Swiss tournament open to all players, with opportunities for IM, GM, WIM & WGM norms, held at a new, bigger venue: The Forest Hall Ex-Servicemen’s Institute, permanent home of Forest Hall Chess Club. The playing schedule – 9 rounds in 5 days – is specially designed for busy players and juniors. Prize Fund: £4,000 – 1st £1,200, 2nd £800, 3rd £500, 4th £300, 5th £200, Top Female Player £175, Top Under 18 £175, Top Over 50 £175, Top U2400 £150, Top U2200 £125, Top U2000 £100, Top U1800 £100 | Entry form

Feb
22
Fri
2019
Bunratty Chess Festival 2019 @ Bunratty Castle Hotel, Bunratty, Co. Clare
Feb 22 @ 7:00 pm – Feb 24 @ 7:00 pm

Contact: Paul Carey Email: info@bunrattychess.com Web: http://bunrattychess.com/ [MAP]
Biggest weekender in Ireland. 350 entrants annually with many top GMs

Warwickshire Open Chess Championships @ Alan Higgs Centre Allard Way Coventry CV3 1JP
Feb 22 @ 7:00 pm – Feb 24 @ 7:00 pm

Contact: Ed Goodwin Email: edhgoodwin@gmail.com Web: http://www.warwickshirechess.org [MAP]
FIDE Open; FIDE Under 1975; ECF graded Under 140; ECF graded Under 110

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