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 24/04/18)

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 …

May
25
Fri
2018
4NCL Spring Bank Holiday Congress @ Basingstoke Country Hotel
May 25 – May 28 all-day

Contact: Mike Truran [MAP] Four sections – FIDE-rated Open; FIDE-rated U2050; FIDE-rated U1825; ECF Under 120 Web: www.4ncl.co.uk | Entry form

May
26
Sat
2018
50th Cotswold Chess Congress @ The Kings School. Gloucester GL1 2BG
May 26 @ 10:00 am – May 28 @ 7:00 pm

Contact: Andrew Gilmour Email: dracofelsinae@hotmail.co.uk Web: http://cotswoldcongress.co.uk [MAP]
This is the 50th Cotswold Chess Congress, held at the popular Kings School venue in Gloucester. Free onsite parking | Entry form

May
28
Mon
2018
CCF FIDE-rated Bank Holiday Blitz @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey CR5 3BA
May 28 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Contact: Scott Freeman Email: chess@ccfworld.com Web: http://www.ccfworld.com/Chess/Adult%20Competitions/Blitz_May2.html [MAP]
A 7 round Open FIDE-rated blitz with 8 minutes + 2 second Fischer increments

Jun
2
Sat
2018
Southampton Rapidplay @ St Denys Community Centre Priory Road Southampton SO17 2JZ
Jun 2 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Robin Williams Email: williams.rj8@gmail.com Web: http://southamptonchess.org.uk/rapidplay [MAP] Six round rapidplay tournament with two sections. Time control: 25 minutes plus 5 seconds per move

Jun
5
Tue
2018
19th Sam Black Memorial Open Blitz @ Wanstead House 21 The Green London E11 2NT
Jun 5 @ 7:15 pm – 10:30 pm

Contact: Gary Cook Email: ncclsecretary@yahoo.co.uk Web: http://www.northcircularchess.co.uk/samblackentry.html [MAP]
6 double-round (12 games of 5 minutes chess). £300 prize fund. 1st prize £100, 2nd prize £50, 3rd prize £40, 3 grading prize £30 each, slow start (0/4) £20

Jun
9
Sat
2018
2nd Tunbridge Wells Chess Congress @ Tunbridge Wells Bridge Club, 40 London Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN1 1DL
Jun 9 @ 10:00 am – Jun 10 @ 5:00 pm

Contact: David Lettington Email: david_lettington@hotmail.com Web: http://www.invictachess.co.uk [MAP]
Three sections – Open, Major (U160), Minor (U127). Entry fee – £25 adult, £15 junior. £7.50 supplement for ECF Bronze members/ non-members. Time control – all moves in 80 minutes with a 10 second increment from move one. Entry can be made online or via the downloadable form | Entry form

62nd Hampstead FIDE Congress @ Henderson Court Resource Centre, 102 Fitzjohn's Avenue, Hampstead, London NW3 6NS
Jun 9 @ 10:30 am – Jun 10 @ 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

Jun
10
Sun
2018
British Chess Junior Train and Play Day @ Moulsham Junior School Princes Road Chelmsford CM2 9DG
Jun 10 @ 9:15 am – 4:00 pm

Contact: Robin Slade Email: chelmsfordjuniorchess@gmail.com Web: http://www.britishchess.co.uk [MAP]
All the juniors will be part of 4 equal strength teams who will have an all-play-all competition giving everyone three ECF-graded rapidplay games. In between there will be 2 coaching sessions with regular coaches IM Richard Pert (grade 237) and Robin Slade, joined by IM Harriet Hunt (grade 236) and two-time Essex Champion Russell White. These are social chess days designed to work for juniors of all levels and there is plenty of space for players and parents | Entry form

Richmond Rapidplay 119 @ Orleans Park School Richmond Road TWICKENHAM TW1 3BB
Jun 10 @ 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

Jun
12
Tue
2018
Muswell Hill FIDE WEEKDAY Rapid @ The Clissold Arms, 105 Fortis Green, East Finchley, London N2 9HR
Jun 12 @ 10:30 am – 6:00 pm
Jun
17
Sun
2018
Eton College Junior Chess Tournament & Training Day @ Eton College, Windsor, Berkshire SL4 6DW
Jun 17 @ 10:45 am – 5:15 pm

Contact: Nick Pert Email: fleetchess@gmail.com Web: https://www.picatic.com/eton-june18 [MAP]
Organised by Grandmaster & former Under 18 World Champion Nick Pert, the Eton College Junior Chess Tournament and Training Day presents an excellent opportunity for juniors to develop and improve their chess ability through real tournament experience and training sessions with experienced coaches in between rounds | Entry form

Some parts of the school grounds are older & uneven, please get in touch with specific access requirements and we will make enquiries

Jun
19
Tue
2018
Greater London Chess Club FIDE Evening Blitz @ Upper Vestry House St George's Bloomsbury 6 Little Russell Street London WC1A 2HR
Jun 19 @ 6:45 pm – 10:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Blades Email: tournaments@glcc.org.uk Web: http://www.glcc.org.uk/summer_blitz2018.html [MAP]
Single section FIDE-rated Swiss tournament, 10 rounds, rate of play 3 minutes + 2 second increments. 1st, 2nd and rating prizes.

Summer Chess League Launch Night @ Battersea Chess Club 81-83 Falcon Road London SW11 2PF
Jun 19 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Contact: Leon Watson Email: leonjameswatson@gmail.com Web: http://www.summerchessleague.org.uk [MAP]
The SCL is London’s lighter league. We are a new league hosted by Battersea Chess Club at their venue near Clapham Junction railway station | Flyer

Jun
23
Sat
2018
Docklands Chess Poplar Rapid Tournament @ Langley Hall, St.Nicholas Church Centre, Ettrick Street, Poplar, London E14 0QD
Jun 23 @ 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

Prodigy Rapidplay @ Crockham Hill Village Hall, Church Lane, Crockham Hill, Edenbridge, Kent TN8 6RP
Jun 23 @ 10:30 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Maria Damodaran Email: mariadamodaran@gmail.com Web: https://tinyurl.com/FIDERapid20180623 [MAP]
Four FIDE-rated sections based on English Chess Federation Rapidplay grades OR FIDE rating – Open to All (the strongest section); Under 170 Major; Under 145 Minor; Under 120 Amateur. Ample free car parking (SAT NAV Postcode: TN8 6RP) | Entry fee

Jun
24
Sun
2018
3rd Brighton Rapidplay @ Adastra Hall, Keymer Road, Hassocks BN6 8QF
Jun 24 @ 10:30 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Will Ellinger Email: info@sussexchess.co.uk Web: http://www.sussexchess.co.uk [MAP]
Rapidplay tournament near Brighton – 6 round Swiss tournament with each round lasting 60 minutes | Entry form

 

Jun
26
Tue
2018
Summer Chess Round 1 @ Battersea Chess Club 81-83 Falcon Road London SW11 2PF
Jun 26 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Contact: Leon Watson Email: leonjameswatson@gmail.com Web: http://www.summerchessleague.org.uk [MAP]
The SCL is London’s lighter league. We are a new league hosted by Battersea Chess Club at their venue near Clapham Junction railway station | Flyer

Jun
30
Sat
2018
Greater London Chess Club FIDE Summer Rapidplay @ St George's Bloomsbury 6 Little Russell Street London WC1A 2HR
Jun 30 all-day

Contact: Nigel Blades Email: tournaments@glcc.org.uk Web: www.glcc.org.uk/summer_rapid2018.html [MAP] Five round Swiss tournament with Open, U160ECF and U120ECF sections. Rate of play: each player has 25 minutes + 5 second increments. First and second cash prizes in each section
There is a lift to the venue via the Church but not directly from outside to the Upper Vestry Hall. The venue has a disabled toilet.

CCF FIDE Rated Summer Rapid Play @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey CR5 3BA
Jun 30 @ 10:15 am – 6:30 pm

Contact: Scott Freeman Email: chess@ccfworld.com Web: http://www.ccfworld.com/Chess/Adult%20Competitions/Rapidplay_Summer.html [MAP]
A 7 round FIDE-rated rapidplay Tournament with an Open section plus as many other sections as entries allow

63rd Hampstead FIDE Congress @ Henderson Court Resource Centre, 102 Fitzjohn's Avenue, Hampstead, London NW3 6NS
Jun 30 @ 10:30 am – Jul 1 @ 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

Jul
7
Sat
2018
6th DeMontford Bell Kings Place Festival @ 90 York Way, Kings Cross, London N1 9AG
Jul 7 @ 10:30 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Web: https://www.kingsplace.co.uk/whats-on/learning/demontford-bell-kings-place-chess-festival/ [MAP]
SWISS 6 ROUNDS – Open/Major U170/Minor U145/Amateur U120/Under 85

Jul
14
Sat
2018
Weald Chess Congress @ The Sports Centre, Copthorne Prep School, Effingham Lane, Copthorne, West Sussex RH10 3HR
Jul 14 – Jul 15 all-day

Contact: Carol Graham Email: info@wealdchesscongress.org Web: http://wealdchesscongress.org/ [MAP]
5 round Swiss in 4 sections – Open, U175, U140, U110. £1750 prize fund. Discount for early entry before 3rd July | Entry form

Jul
17
Tue
2018
Muswell Hill FIDE WEEKDAY Rapid @ The Clissold Arms, 105 Fortis Green, East Finchley, London N2 9HR
Jul 17 @ 10:30 am – 6:00 pm
Summer Chess League Round 2 @ Battersea Chess Club 81-83 Falcon Road London SW11 2PF
Jul 17 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Contact: Leon Watson Email: leonjameswatson@gmail.com Web: http://www.summerchessleague.org.uk [MAP]
The SCL is London’s lighter league. We are a new league hosted by Battersea Chess Club at their venue near Clapham Junction railway station | Flyer

Jul
21
Sat
2018
Docklands Chess Poplar Rapid Tournament @ Langley Hall, St.Nicholas Church Centre, Ettrick Street, Poplar, London E14 0QD
Jul 21 @ 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

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