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
28
Sat
2018
XYChess Spring Open A & B @ Windsor Hotel , Sliema, Malta SLM 1854
Apr 28 @ 10:30 am – May 4 @ 9:00 pm

Contact: Clarence Psaila Email: Clarence_247@yahoo.co.uk Web: http://www.xychess.net [MAP] 7 round Swiss system, with 1 game per day, allowing lots of time for sightseeing and other activities | Poster

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
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
24
Sun
2018
Šolta Amateur Open 2018 @ Grohote, Šolta Island, Croatia 21430
Jun 24 @ 6:00 pm – Jul 1 @ 9:30 pm

Contact: Mateo Ivić Email: ivic32@yahoo.com Web: http://chessclubbrda.eu/en/solta-open/ [MAP] Amateur open tournament on beautiful Šolta Island in Croatia. 90 minutes + 30 seconds for every move
Prize fund of 8.000 Euros. IMPORTANT — THE TOURNAMENT IS OPEN TO PLAYERS WITH ELO RATING LESS THAN 2300 AT THE DAY OF APPLICATION …

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
2
Mon
2018
Chess Summer School for Teachers @ The Science and Technological Park University of Girona Spain
Jul 2 @ 10:00 am – Jul 6 @ 4:00 pm

Contact: John Foley Email: info@chessplus.net Web: http://www.fundacioudg.org/ca/chess-summer-school.html [MAP] The ECU Education Commission in conjunction with the Erasmus Plus CHAMPS (Chess and Mathematics in Primary Schools) project to deliver the first professional development course for teachers of chess in schools across Europe. The course takes place at the University of Girona, Spain, on 2-6 July 2018. Attendees will learn from leading professors and educationists in the fields of pedagogy, psychology, mathematics, game theory and thinking skills. Those successfully completing the course will receive 3 ECTS points under the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System.
Potential participants should be highly motivated to improve and broaden their chess teaching skills and materials. The course fee is €300 if booked by 15th April. Accommodation at the university starts at €19 for single occupancy and €27 for double occupancy. Places on the course are limited.

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
3
Fri
2018
Irish Championships 2018 First Weekend @ The Talbot Hotel, Stillorgan, Dublin
Aug 3 @ 7:30 pm – Aug 5 @ 7:00 pm

Contact: John McMorrow Email: chairperson@icu.ie Web: https://www.icu.ie/events/990 [MAP] Open to all – entries from abroad do not require any membership | Entry form

Aug
10
Fri
2018
Irish Championships 2018 Open Weekender @ The Talbot Hotel, Stillorgan, Dublin
Aug 10 @ 7:30 pm – Aug 12 @ 7:00 pm

John McMorrow Email: chairperson@icu.ie Web: https://www.icu.ie/events/991 [MAP] An Open FIDE-rated event played over 5 rounds. This event is open to all ages and federations. 1,300 euro prize fund | Entry form

Aug
12
Sun
2018
Split Open 2018 @ Hotel Zagreb, Put Duilova 23 21000 Split, Croatia
Aug 12 @ 6:00 pm – Aug 19 @ 10:00 am

Contact: Mateo Ivić Email: splitchessopen@gmail.com Web: http://chessclubbrda.eu/en/split-open/ [MAP] 8th Split Chess Open international open chess tournament in the beautiful city of Split. Prize fund – 8000 Euros. 27 prizes – 1st prize 1500 Euros

Aug
25
Sat
2018
14th Dieppe International Festival @ Casino et Salle des Congrès, Boulevard de Verdun, 76200 Dieppe
Aug 25 – Sep 1 all-day

Details here [MAP]

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
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

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