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 …

Apr
27
Fri
2018
Forest Hall Weekend Congress & FIDE-rated Blitz @ Forest Hall Ex-Servicemen's Institute, 26 Crescent Way North, Forest Hall, Newcastle upon Tyne NE12 9AR
Apr 27 @ 7:00 pm – Apr 29 @ 7:00 pm

Contact: Tim Wall Email: timpeterwall@gmail.com Web: http://www.foresthallchess.org.uk [MAP] Forest Hall Chess Club invites you to take part in a new style of friendly, low-cost weekend congress, including four classical chess tournaments and a ‘Chess for All’ FIDE-rated Blitz.
Classical Weekender: Open, Major (U-170), Intermediate (U-135), Foundation (U-100), FIDE-rated Blitz (Sunday, 5pm-7pm): One section for everyone! Weekender entry fees: £10 (£9 Under 18s/Over 65s, Unwaged) FIDE-rated Blitz entry fees: £5 (£4 Under 18s, Over 65s & Unwaged) | Entry form

May
3
Thu
2018
Hendon First Thursday Blitz @ Golders Green Unitarians Church, 31½ Hoop Lane, London NW11 8BS
May 3 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)

May
11
Fri
2018
4th Castle Chess Harrogate @ Old Swan Hotel, Swan Rd, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG1 2SR
May 11 @ 7:00 pm – May 13 @ 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. Guaranteed prize fund minimum £180 per event | Entry form

May
19
Sat
2018
7th Richmond Blitz @ Orleans Park School Richmond Road TWICKENHAM TW1 3BB
May 19 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Contact: Paul McKeown Email: richmond_blitz@hotmail.com Web: http://www.rjcc.org.uk [MAP] FIDE Rated Open Blitz, 3 minutes plus 2 seconds per move, 11 rounds, £700 guaranteed prize fund, 1st £200. 2nd £120, 3rd £80, 1st and 2nd Grading Prizes at U170, U135, U100 | Entry form

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!

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
7
Thu
2018
Hendon First Thursday Blitz @ Golders Green Unitarians Church, 31½ Hoop Lane, London NW11 8BS
Jun 7 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)

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.

Jun
29
Fri
2018
8th Whitby Chess Congress @ Conservative Club, Upgang Lane, Whitby, Yorkshire. Y021 3DT
Jun 29 @ 7:00 pm – Jul 1 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: Noel Boustred Email: noelschess@gmail.com Web: http://www.noelschess.weebly.com [MAP] Who can resist Whitby’s beautiful beach, harbour and world-class fish and chips? Also – Whitby inspired Bram Stoker to write ‘Dracula’. July 2017 grades will be used. ECF Silver members can enter the Minor U136 for £23. Major U166 – 1st prize of £170.00 | Entry form

Jul
5
Thu
2018
Hendon First Thursday Blitz @ Golders Green Unitarians Church, 31½ Hoop Lane, London NW11 8BS
Jul 5 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)

Jul
14
Sat
2018
International Chess Festival of Friendship @ Yerevan, Armenia
Jul 14 – Jul 22 all-day

Contact: Meri Grigoryan Email: OrganicChessLTD@gmail.com Tel: 07734 629931 [MAP] Open to every junior aged below 20. It’s a 3 day event of FIDE-rated blitz and rapid tournaments, also master classes and simultaneous exhibitions given by top Armenian GMs, and 4 days of tourism: sightseeing, learning Armenian culture, history and cuisine. If interested please contact FIDE Trainer Miss Meri Grigoryan. More details will follow after Christmas 2017.

Aug
2
Thu
2018
Hendon First Thursday Blitz @ Golders Green Unitarians Church, 31½ Hoop Lane, London NW11 8BS
Aug 2 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)

Sep
6
Thu
2018
Hendon First Thursday Blitz @ Golders Green Unitarians Church, 31½ Hoop Lane, London NW11 8BS
Sep 6 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)

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
15
Sat
2018
Irish Rapid and Blitz Championships 2018 @ Plaza Suite, Academy Plaza Hotel, Findlater Place, Dublin 1
Sep 15 @ 11:00 am – Sep 16 @ 3:00 pm

Contact: John McMorrow Email: chairperson@icu.ie Web: https://www.icu.ie/events/1021 [MAP] The Irish Rapid and Blitz championships are open to anyone with a 2,000 euro prize fund. The Rapid is played over 7 rounds with a time control of 15 minutes + 10 second increment and will be FIDE rated.
The Blitz is played over 11 rounds with a time control of 3 minutes + 2 second increment and will be FIDE rated

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
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

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
24
Sat
2018
British Rapidplay Chess Championships @ Craiglands Hotel, Ilkley, West Yorkshire LS29 8RQ
Nov 24 @ 11:00 am – Nov 25 @ 4:30 pm

Contact: Brent Kitson Email: kitson453@btinternet.com Web: http://www.british-rapidplay.org.uk [MAP] 10 round Swiss rapidplay under the auspices of the ECF

Dec
6
Thu
2018
Hendon First Thursday Blitz @ Golders Green Unitarians Church, 31½ Hoop Lane, London NW11 8BS
Dec 6 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)

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