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 …

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
12
Sat
2018
Bloxwich Junior Chess Rapidplay Congress @ Ryecroft Community Hub. New Forest Road, Ryecroft. Walsall WS3 1TR
May 12 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: Ray Dolan Email: sunshine.dolan@gmail.com Web: http://www.staffordshirechessassociation.co.uk [MAP] Sections – Under 18, Under 14, Under 10, Under 8. 5 rounds starting at 10.00am and ending 5.30pm, followed by the prizegiving. £10.00 to enter | Entry form

May
20
Sun
2018
First Crewe Rapidplay @ Ibis Hotel Emperor Way Crewe Business Park CW1 6DB
May 20 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

Contact: Neville Layhe Email: nevillelayhe@gmail.com Web: http://www.crewechessclub.co.uk/Rapid2018 [MAP] Brand new event, 4 sections, 6 rounds. FIDE-rated Open, U165, U135, U105. 3 prizes each section + grading prizes. FREE parking (register on arrival)

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
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
24
Sun
2018
Leek Rapidplay @ St. Edward’s CE Academy, Westwood Road, Leek, Staffs. ST13 8DN
Jun 24 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Matthew Carr Email: mattcarr2700@gmail.com [MAP] A 6 round tournament with Fischer timings. All moves in 20 minutes + 10 seconds added per move …

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

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
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
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

Jan
4
Fri
2019
Shropshire Chess Congress @ Wrekin Housing Trust, Colliers Way Telford TF3 4AW
Jan 4 – Jan 6 all-day

Contact: Steve Rooney Email: steve.rooney@busandcoach.com Web: http://www.shropshirechesscongress.co.uk [MAP] FIDE-rated Open, Major, Intermediate and Minor. A friendly and professionally-run congress in an excellent venue with probably the best food at a UK chess event!

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