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
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

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
15
Fri
2018
Bristol Summer Congress & 71st Bristol League Championship @ Bristol Grammar School, University Road, Bristol BS8 1SR
Jun 15 @ 6:45 pm – Jun 17 @ 7:30 pm

Contact: Igor Doklestic Email: chessinbristol@gmail.com Web: http://www.bristolcongress.co.uk [MAP]
5 round Swiss tournament with three sections: Open (FIDE rated), Major (U160), Minor (U120). Prizes in all sections. Central Bristol venue. Further information and entry form on the Congress website | Entry form

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
23
Sat
2018
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

Jul
8
Sun
2018
Graeme Thomson Memorial Rapidplay Tournament @ 6th Form Common Room, Bristol Grammar School, University Road, Bristol BS8 1SR
Jul 8 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: David Collier Email: docollier@sky.com Web: http://www.bristolandcliftonchess.club/ [MAP]
6 round Swiss tournament with two sections – Open and Major (U145). Central Bristol venue. There will be cash prizes for 1st and 2nd in each section | Entry form

Aug
24
Fri
2018
12th Steve Boniface Memorial @ Bristol Grammar School (BGS), 6th Form Common Rooms, University Road, Bristol BS8 1SR
Aug 24 @ 6:45 pm – Aug 26 @ 7:30 pm

Contact: Igor Doklestic Email: chessinbristol@gmail.com Web: https://www.bristolcongress.co.uk/ [MAP]
5 round Swiss tournament with three sections: Open (FIDE rated), Major (U160), Minor (U120). Prizes in all sections. Central Bristol venue. Further information and entry form on the Congress website | Entry form

Sep
2
Sun
2018
68th DCCA (Paignton) Congress @ Livermead House Hotel, Torquay TQ2 6QJ
Sep 2 @ 1:45 pm – Sep 8 @ 4:30 pm

Contact: Matthew Wilson Email: mattmrwc@hotmail.com Web: https://dccapaigntonchess.com/ [MAP]
Afternoon 7 round tournament – FIDE rated Open, U180, U150 and U120 – plus 5 round morning tournament U180 and U135 | Entry form

Sep
8
Sat
2018
2018 British Blitz Championship – Qualifiers @ Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Glasgow, London, Manchester, Newcastle
Sep 8 all-day

Contact: Alex Holowczak Email: director.homechess@englishchess.org.uk Web: https://www.englishchess.org.uk/?page_id=43678
The Finals are at a date TBC. There will be eight 15-round qualifying Swiss tournaments played in different cities around the United Kingdom on Saturday, 8th September. Eligible players will be able to enter one qualifying tournament of their choice. The top two players in each qualifier will qualify for the Final in November 2018, played at a date and venue to be announced. The top two female players in each qualifier will qualify for a Women’s Final, held concurrently. Both Finals and the qualifiers combined will have a total prize fund in excess of £5,000.

Sep
23
Sun
2018
ECF Secondary School Chess Tournament @ Eton College, Windsor SL4 6DW
Sep 23 @ 10:30 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: Neill Cooper Email: nsc@cplusc.co.uk Web: https://englishchess.org.uk/NSCC/u19-open-2/ [MAP]
Teams will consist of 6 players in school years 7 to 13. Schools can enter one or two teams. Squads can have up to 8 players with 6 playing in any match.
5 round Swiss rapidplay tournament. Digital chess clocks: all moves in 20 minutes + 5 sec/move.
Play will be in the spacious school hall; team rooms will be shared and in the maths department | Flier

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
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 | Entry form

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 …

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

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

Mar
9
Sat
2019
44th East Devon Chess Congress at Exeter @ Exeter Corn Exchange, Market Street, Exeter EX1 1BW
Mar 9 @ 9:30 am – Mar 10 @ 6:00 pm

Contact Dr Tim Paulden Email: timpaulden@gmail.com Web: http://www.eastdevonchesscongress.com [MAP]
One of the most popular Congresses in the South West – our 2016 and 2017 events both attracted over 140 entrants! The venue is in Exeter city centre, close to railway stations, car parks, and accommodation.
*** Please note the new TWO-DAY FORMAT for 2019 – three rounds on Saturday, two rounds on Sunday! ***
Full details, including the tournament leaflet, will be released in Summer 2018 …

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