Calendar

In this time of COVID-19 …
If you find an event that appears to be taking place in person rather than online – PLEASE CHECK WITH THE ORGANISERS! It may be that they have simply neglected to let us know that their event is cancelled, or it may be taking place under strict pandemic rules and conditions which you’ll need to know about before attending to play, but they may have not told us! Please check first.

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 – https://britchess.wufoo.com/forms/submit-your-event-ecf-fide/
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This will be picked up and added to the ECF calendar as well if you tick the relevant box.

For a PDF of the ECF Event Calendar (updated every 4-6 weeks) – click here (PDF updated June 2021)
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Apr
20
Wed
2016
CCF Daytime Chess – Summer Event @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road
Apr 20 @ 2:00 pm – Jul 20 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: Scott Freeman Email: chess@ccfworld.com Tel: 020 8645 9586 Web: http://www.ccfworld.com/Chess/ChessClubHome/ChessClubSeniorsIndex.htm – starts 2:00PM ends 6:00PM. Wednesday afternoons aimed at senior players (but allowing others who happen to be available). Players have a minimum of 5 matches (recently 7-8) during each tournament cycle (there are 3 per year)

Jun
6
Mon
2016
CCF Cup 2016 @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road
Jun 6 @ 7:30 pm – Jul 18 @ 11:00 pm

Contact: Scott Freeman Email: chess@ccfworld.com Tel: 020 8645 9586 Web: http://www.ccfworld.com/Chess/ChessClubHome/ChessClubIndex.htm – 7 consecutive Mondays, starts 7:30PM ends 11:00PM. Open to anyone, our club’s Summer tournament. 7 rounds over 7 consecutive Mondays with 5 different sections, all FIDE Rated

Jun
10
Fri
2016
Bristol Summer Congress @ 6th Form Common Room
Jun 10 @ 6:45 pm – Jun 12 @ 7:00 pm

Contact: Alan Papier Email: chinadoc@chinadoc.force9.co.uk Web: http://tim1949jones.wix.com/bristolchesscongress
A congress with three sections. FIDE Open, Major for players graded below 155, and Minor for players graded under 125. Set in the heart of Bristol close to shops, pubs, restaurants and hotels, with free parking for 100 cars | Entry form

Jun
11
Sat
2016
40th Hampstead Congress U1900/U2200/U135 @ Henderson Court Day Centre
Jun 11 – Jun 12 all-day

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An Under 2200 (ECF 200) / Under 1900 (ECF 160) / Under 135 (ECF graded not FIDE rated) congress every month! NOW IN SECTIONS. All moves in 60 minutes each PLUS 30 seconds a move throughout. £150 1st, £75 2nd in each section PLUS rating prizes. Space STRICTLY limited space, so enter early! http://www.hampsteadchess.blogspot.co.uk for details of times and fees (ECF Gold Membership required for ENGLISH players)

Maidenhead Junior Club Tournament @ Claires Court Junior Boys School
Jun 11 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Dennis Email: nigelwdennis@btinternet.com Web: http://www.maidenheadchess.btik.com
Section for beginners and section for juniors rated below 110 rapid play | Entry form

County Championships – Semi Finals
Jun 11 @ 1:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Contact: Andrew Zigmond Email: controller.counties@englishchess.org.uk Web: https://www.englishchess.org.uk/competitions-plp/county-championships-2/
Various venues, matches may be mutually agreed for different dates

Jun
12
Sun
2016
KJCA GP 8 – Newstead Wood @ Newstead Wood School
Jun 12 @ 9:30 am – 7:30 pm

Contact: webmaster@kjca.org Website: http://www.kjca.org/
ECF rapidplay – all juniors welcome!

Richmond Rapidplay @ Orleans Park School
Jun 12 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: Paul McKeown Email: richmond_rapidplays@hotmail.com Web: http://rjcc.org.uk/
The continuation of a famous and successful series of rapid play tournaments, suitable for both juniors and adult players | Entry form

Jun
13
Mon
2016
3rd IASI International Chess Festival @ Polyvalent Hall
Jun 13 – Jun 20 all-day

Contact: Dr. Vasile Manole Email: iasitel@yahoo.com Web: http://www.ajsiasi.ro/
Regulations
| Prizes

Jun
15
Wed
2016
9th Annual Karen Asrian Memorial @ Tigran Petrosian Chess House
Jun 15 – Jun 25 all-day
Jun
16
Thu
2016
6th Pimlico Summer Tournament @ St Saviour's Church Hall
Jun 16 @ 6:30 pm

Contact: Steve Sonnis Email: pimlicochess@aol.com Web: http://www.pimlicochessclub.com/summer-open-tournament/
A 5 round Swiss standard play tournament – starts Thursday 26 May and held every Thursday evening until 30 June, excluding 23 June due to the referendum. 3 ECF graded sections – Open,U150 and U120. Tradewise Grand Prix qualifier. ECF silver members and above. £25 to enter

Jun
18
Sat
2016
19th International Chess Tournament Skakistiki Epikoinonia
Jun 18 – Jun 26 all-day

Tel: (+30)6974858312 Contact: Ms Maria Petsetidi Email: sk_epikoinonia@skaki.gr Web: www.skaki.gr

Albena Chess Festival @ Hotel Dobrudzha
Jun 18 – Jun 26 all-day

Contact: Nikolay Velchev Email: albena@chessbg.com Web: http://albena.chessbg.com
Details and regulations – here

Prague Chess Festival 2016 @ Karlínské Spektrum
Jun 18 – Jun 26 all-day
Heywood Chess Congress @ HEYWOOD CIVIC CENTRE
Jun 18 @ 9:00 am – Jun 19 @ 6:15 pm

ECF Congress of the Year 2014 – Open, U180, U160, U140 and U120. Free parking all weekend, 5 minutes from M62 or M66. Hot and cold food available all weekend. Large prize fund | Entry form

Newham Community Tournament @ Old Town Hall Stratford
Jun 18 @ 10:00 am – 6:30 pm

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Contact: Daniel Young Email: info@chessinschools.co.uk
The tournament is a partnership between Chess in Schools and Communities and the London Borough of Newham. The tournament has 4 sections to cater for all strengths of chess player, from the new to chess to GM’s. All sections are rapid play 6 rounds, 30 minutes per game. The 2016 tournament will be the first of a planned annual event | Entry form

Jun
19
Sun
2016
Colindale Community Centre June @ The Pulse Community Flat
Jun 19 @ 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Contact: Marc Shaw Email: marc.shaw.chess@gmail.com
Childrens’ chess tournament with training in-between matches by experienced chess coaches. Limited space, please enter early | Entry form

Jun
24
Fri
2016
Sheffield Chess Congress 2016 @ King Edward VII Upper School
Jun 24 @ 6:45 pm – Jun 26 @ 6:45 pm

Contact: Brian Stephenson Email: bstephen@gmx.co.uk Web: http://www.sheffieldchesscongress.org.uk/
Four sections – Open; Major Under 171; Intermediate Under 146; Minor Under 121
Prizes £200,£100,£60 plus grading prizes in all sections | Entry form

Jun
25
Sat
2016
Poplar Rapid-Play @ Langley Hall
Jun 25 @ 10:30 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Norman Went Email: DocklandsChess@yahoo.co.uk Web: http://www.spanglefish.com/docklandschessclub
6 round Swiss seeded rapidplay tournament with two grade banded sections – Minor, Under 130 and Major Under 171 | Entry form

Jun
26
Sun
2016
Saffron Walden Junior Tournament @ R A Butler Academy
Jun 26 @ 9:30 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: Dave Hawkins  Email: davehawkins126@googlemail.com Web: http://www.ejca.co.uk
Essex Junior Grand Prix Round 5 | Entry form

ECF U18 & U13 County Championships 2016 @ Brighton College
Jun 26 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Carol Graham Email: info@sussexjuniorchess.org – starts 10.00am prizegiving at 5.15 approx. U18 Open, U18 Minor, Under 13 Open, Under 13 Minor – trophies for 1st and 2nd place in each section. There is additionally a prize for best school team of 3 players taking part in the U18 Open Championship. Closing date 18th June 2016; entries after this date will incur a £10 late fee
Entry form | Rules

CCF Junior Championships 2016 @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road
Jun 26 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Contact: Scott Freeman Email: chess@ccfworld.com Tel: 020 8645 9586 Web: http://www.ccfworld.com/Chess/Junior%20Home%20Page/CCF_Indiv_Champs.htm – starts 12:00PM ends 6:00PM. Open to current/former CCF members/trainees, played in 1 year age brackets, this is CCF’s annual junior Championships. Alongside it will be the Trainers’ Championships where in each age group, each trainer’s best scoring player will register towards the trainer’s score

Jun
27
Mon
2016
CSIT World Workers Individual Chess Championship @ Club Sportway Puebla
Jun 27 all-day

Contact: Almog Burstein Email: almogbu@walla.com
Details | Regulations

Jun
28
Tue
2016
Greater London Chess Club Evening Blitz Tournament @ St George's Bloomsbury
Jun 28 @ 6:45 pm – 10:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Blades Email: tournaments@glcc.org.uk Web: http://www.glcc.org.uk
Single section Swiss tournament open to all players. 10 rounds, 3 minutes plus 2 second increments. 1st, 2nd and rating prizes. Entry fees: GLCC members – £3, non-members – £7 in advance or £12 from 27th June | Entry form

Jun
30
Thu
2016
6th Pimlico Summer Tournament @ St Saviour's Church Hall
Jun 30 @ 6:30 pm

Contact: Steve Sonnis Email: pimlicochess@aol.com Web: http://www.pimlicochessclub.com/summer-open-tournament/
A 5 round Swiss standard play tournament – starts Thursday 26 May and held every Thursday evening until 30 June, excluding 23 June due to the referendum. 3 ECF graded sections – Open,U150 and U120. Tradewise Grand Prix qualifier. ECF silver members and above. £25 to enter