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
Huddersfield Congress @ Huddersfield Ukrainian Club 7 Edgerton Road Huddersfield HD1 5RA
May 25 @ 7:00 pm – May 27 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Hepworth Email: nigelhepworth@me.com Web: http://www.huddersfieldchess.org.uk [MAP]
6 round Swiss tournament, 3 sections – same format as 2017!

Jun
1
Fri
2018
East Anglian Chess Union Congress @ King Edward VII Memorial Hall High Street Newmarket Suffolk CB8 8JP
Jun 1 @ 7:00 pm – Jun 3 @ 7:00 pm

Contact: Richard Freeman Email: richard@fcasolutions.co.uk Web: http://www.eacu.org.uk [MAP]
A five round tournament with three sections (Open, Under 170 and Under 130). One game on Friday evening, two games on Saturday, two games on Sunday. The Open section will be both FIDE-rated and ECF graded, while the Under 170 and Under 130 sections will be ECF-graded only | Entry form

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
19
Tue
2018
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
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

Jul
17
Tue
2018
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
22
Sun
2018
CCS Midweek FIDE Evening Blast @ John Keble Church, Edgware, London HA8 9NS
Jul 22 @ 6:30 pm – Jul 27 @ 10:30 pm

Contact: Rob Willmoth Email: rob@chesscoachingservices.net Web: https://www.chesscoachingservices.net/online-payments/ [MAP]
This is a five round weekday evening event on Sunday 22nd, Monday 23rd, Wednesday 25th, Thursday 26th, Friday 27th July. Each player will play 5 FIDE-rated games. Sections – FIDE-rated Over 2000, FIDE-rated 1850 to 1999, FIDE-rated 1700 to 1849, FIDE-rated 1550 to 1699, Under 1550 | Entry form

Jul
24
Tue
2018
Summer Chess League Round 3 @ Battersea Chess Club 81-83 Falcon Road London SW11 2PF
Jul 24 @ 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

Aug
7
Tue
2018
Summer Chess League Round 4 @ Battersea Chess Club 81-83 Falcon Road London SW11 2PF
Aug 7 @ 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

Aug
14
Tue
2018
Summer Chess League Round 5 @ Battersea Chess Club 81-83 Falcon Road London SW11 2PF
Aug 14 @ 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

Aug
17
Fri
2018
Manchester Summer Congress @ Owens Park 293 Wilmslow Road, Manchester M14 6HD
Aug 17 @ 6:45 pm – Aug 19 @ 7:00 pm

Contact: Harry Lamb Email: gmccacongress@yahoo.co.uk [MAP]
Weekend congress. Three sections. £2800 total prize fund. £500 first prize each section. Free car parking on site. Cafe with tea, coffee and excellent low priced lunches next to the playing hall. Accommodation on site. Five minutes from Manchester’s famous curry mile. Excellent dining and night life in city-centre Manchester | Entry form

49th Thanet Chess Congress @ St George’s Church of England Foundation School, Westwood Road, Broadstairs CT10 2LH
Aug 17 @ 7:00 pm – Aug 19 @ 6:30 pm

Contact: Andrew Flood Email: aflood@sspp.co.uk Web: http://www.thanetchesscongress.co.uk [MAP]
– incorporating the Kent Individual Championship. Over £2,300 in prizes; Swiss tournament comprising 5 rounds; 5 sections – Minor 110 & under, Intermediate 130 & under, Major 150 & under, Challengers 170 & under, Open (no grade limits); refreshments & free car parking available at venue; Concessionary charges for Juniors & GM & IM | Entry form

Aug
18
Sat
2018
Chester-le-Street ‘World Cup’ Congress @ Park View Community Association, Church Chare, Chester-le-Street, County Durham DH3 3PZ
Aug 18 @ 10:00 am – Aug 19 @ 6:30 pm

Contact: Tim Wall Email: cls.chesscongress@gmail.com Web: http://foresthallchess.org.uk [MAP]
A new, innovative style of 6-round chess congress, held over 2 days. On Day 1, participants play 3 games each in seeded ‘World Cup’-style all-play-all groups of 4 players. On Day 2, players qualify for 4 ranked Swiss sections (Kings, Rooks, Bishops & Knights) and play 3 further games. Prizes are awarded in each all-play-all group and each Swiss section. Time control: 60 minutes plus 10 seconds per move. Prize fund: £950 | Entry form

Aug
22
Wed
2018
Open Sochi 2018 @ Sochi, Russia
Aug 22 – Aug 26 all-day

Contact: Sergey Email: ccmoiseev@mail.ru Web: http://opensochi.vphs.ru [MAP]
The Pedagogical Chess Union invites all chess players in Sochi in August. The Pedagogical Chess Union will organize the Open Sochi 2018 chess festival from August 21 (arrival day) to August 26 (Rapid / departure day) 2018. This project is being held for the third consecutive year.
Within the framework of the chess project, there will be tournaments in classical chess, in rapid chess, as well as a challenge contest.

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
7
Fri
2018
Leek Congress @ St. Edward’s CE Academy, Westwood Road, Leek, Staffs, ST13 8DN
Sep 7 @ 7:00 pm – Sep 9 @ 7:00 pm

Contact: Matthew Carr Email: mattcarr2700@gmail.com [MAP]
FIDE Rated Open Section – open to all players; Major Section – limited to all players graded 160 and under; Minor Section – limited to all players graded 120 and under. Each player will have 110 minutes in which to complete their game with an extra 10 seconds added for each completed move | Entry form

Sep
29
Sat
2018
Norfolk County Chess Championships @ The Tithe Barn Rectory Road Horstead NR12 7EP
Sep 29 @ 9:30 am – Sep 30 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: John Wickham Email: j.r.wickham@btinternet.com [MAP]
Closed event for those born in Norfolk, or those who have been resident for 6 moths, or those who are a member of a club registered with NCCA. Must be at least a Bronze ECF member. 5 round Swiss | Entry form

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

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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