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)
Official FIDE events … http://www.fide.com/calendar … and 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

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 …

Jan
6
Wed
2016
CCF Daytime Chess – Spring Tournament @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road
Jan 6 @ 2:00 pm – Apr 13 @ 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)

Mar
5
Sat
2016
FIRST SATURDAY GM-IM-FM tournament @ MEDOSZ Hotel
Mar 5 – Mar 15 all-day

Contact: IO Nagy Laszlo Email: firstsat@hu.inter.net Web: http://www.firstsaturday.hu
International all-play-all tournaments for GM-IM-norms and FIDE ELO ratings.

Mar
11
Fri
2016
40th Blackpool Chess Conference @ The Imperial Hotel
Mar 11 @ 7:00 pm – Mar 13 @ 6:15 pm

Contact: Simon Woodcock Email: blackpoolchessconference@yahoo.co.uk Website: http://www.blackpoolchess.org.uk
Five sections – Lancashire Open with a £1500 1st prize, The Imperial Major graded below 181, The Intermediate graded below 155, The Minor graded below 135 and The Standard graded below 115. The total prize fund of £7250. There will be an online entry section on the website. No telephone entries will be accepted. The final closing date for entries Thursday 10th March at 18:00hrs. No entries on the day | Entry form

Castle Chess – 8th Hereford Congress @ The Green Dragon Hotel
Mar 11 @ 7:00 pm – Mar 13 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: Tony Corfe / Marc Shaw Email: tony@castlechess.co.uk Website: http://castlechess.co.uk
OPEN incl Premier U180, MAJOR U160 incl Intermediate U140, MINOR U120 incl Challenger U100. Guaranteed Prize Fund £150 per event. This delightful hotel is only a short 5 minute walk to the central Hereford Cathedral. The Green Dragon hosted a masters tournament in 1885 where the winner was JH Blackburne.

Mar
12
Sat
2016
37th Hampstead Congress U1900/U2200/U135 @ Henderson Court Day Centre
Mar 12 – Mar 13 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)

EPSCA Under 9 Zones
Mar 12 all-day
Junior 4NCL @ Park Inn Birmingham West
Mar 12 – Mar 13 all-day

4NCL
Check out the entry guidelines here – http://www.4ncl.co.uk/jn_entry.htm

Champions’ League Chess (Surrey East & Sussex) @ Chipstead Valley Primary School
Mar 12 @ 1:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Contact: Scott Freeman Email: chess@ccfworld.com Tel: 020 8645 9586 Web: http://www.ccfworld.com/Chess/Results/2016-03-12_CLC_SE.htm – starts 1:30PM ends 6:00PM. 2nd leg of qualification for a Summer term final

Mar
13
Sun
2016
SCCU U14/U18 Jamborees @ Gravesend Grammar School
Mar 13 all-day

Contact: Dr A P P Anil Kumar Email: appanilkumar@hotmail.com Tel: 07803034316
U14 and U18 county team event open to both SCCU and non-SCCU members. Open and Minor (grade limited) sections | Entry form

Barnet Junior Chess 5th Girls Individual Chess Championships @ St Paul’s C of E Primary School
Mar 13 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: Tony Niccoli Email: tony1n@yahoo.com Web: http://www.barnetjuniorchess.com
GIRLS ONLY EVENT. Barnet Junior Chess continues its hugely successful girls-only junior chess championships. 6 round rapidplay split by age groups | Entry form

Suffolk Junior Chess Open @ Woodbridge School
Mar 13 @ 9:15 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: Adam Hunt Email: ahunt@woodbridge.suffolk.sch.uk Website: http://www.woodbridgechess.wordpress.com
Rapidplay event with sections for all ages from Under 8 to Under 18 | Entry form

Champions’ League Chess (Surrey West) @ Wimbledon Park Primary School
Mar 13 @ 1:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Contact: Scott Freeman Email: chess@ccfworld.com Tel: 020 8645 9586 Web: http://www.ccfworld.com/Chess/Results/2016-03-13_CLC_SW.htm – starts 1:30PM ends 6:00PM. 2nd leg of qualification for a Summer term final

Rothay Manor Chess Holiday @ Rothay Manor Hotel
Mar 13 @ 3:00 pm – Mar 18 @ 9:00 am

Contact: Peter Cloudsdale Email: cloudsdale_c@hotmail.co.uk
7 round Swiss tournament, 4 tutorial sessions on openings, middle games, endings and tactics

Mar
18
Fri
2016
The Cumbria Open Individual Championships @ The Coach House Café and Bistro
Mar 18 – Mar 20 all-day

Contact: Peter Hanks Email: hanksy1@btinternet.com
Hosted by Leave em’ Laughing Chess Collective (Ulverston) – prize fund around £500. 5 round Swiss – Open, Major and Minor events | Entry form

Gosforth Kids Chess Tournament @ Newcastle Great Park Community Centre
Mar 18 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Contact: Charlie Storey Email: storey@charliechess.com
Coaches are DBS-checked and parents may stay. Charlie Storey is an official ECF Academy Under 18 Chess Coach. Chess tournament element starts at 5:30pm – coaching / friendly games before that from 4:30pm – 5:30pm

Mar
19
Sat
2016
4NCL Rounds 7 and 8 / Weekend 4
Mar 19 – Mar 20 all-day

4NCL
Holiday Inn Birmingham Airport
 (Divisions 1 and 2), Park Inn Telford (Division 3 South, Division 4)

EPSCA Under 11 Zones
Mar 19 all-day
Poplar Rapid-Play @ Langley Hall
Mar 19 @ 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

Mar
20
Sun
2016
Bourne End One Day Rapidplay Chess Congress @ Bourne End Community Centre
Mar 20 @ 10:00 am – 7:15 pm

Contact: David Langford Email: langford@thamesinternet.com Web: http://www.bucksvoice.net/bourneendchess
Now in its 41st year, this is a rapidplay tournament with 45 minutes on each clock. A cafe and a bar will be open for refreshments. Prize giving is at approximately 7.30 p.m. Entry forms will be on the Bourne End Chess Club web site from late January …

Champions’ League Chess (Middlesex) @ Edward Woods Community Centre
Mar 20 @ 1:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Contact: Scott Freeman Email: chess@ccfworld.com Tel: 020 8645 9586 Web: http://www.ccfworld.com/Chess/Results/2016-03-20_CLC_M.htm – starts 1:30PM ends 6:00PM. 2nd leg of qualification for a Summer term final

Mar
25
Fri
2016
CCF Easter LP Congress @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road
Mar 25 @ 9:30 am – Mar 26 @ 10:00 pm

Contact: Scott Freeman Email: chess@ccfworlcd.com Tel: 020 8645 9586 Web: http://www.ccfworld.com/Chess/Adult%20Competitions/Longplays_Easter.htm – starts 9:30AM ends 10:00PM. 4 sections (incl. British Championship Qualifier) – 5 rounds, all FIDE-rated

WECU 69th Open Easter Congress @ The Royal Beacon Hotel
Mar 25 @ 9:45 am – Mar 28 @ 2:30 pm

Contact: Meyrick Shaw Email: wecu@hotmail.co.uk Web: http://www.chessdevon
Three sections – FIDE rated Open (incl. West of England Championship); FIDE rated Major u1950 or ECF u170; Minor u135; Also included is the WECU Ladies Championship – The Elizabeth Walker Cup.
Free entry for GMs & IMs | Entry form

60th Southend Chess Congress @ Southend Adult Community College
Mar 25 @ 10:30 am – Mar 28 @ 7:00 pm

Contact: Gavin Strachan Email: gavinstrachan@hotmail.com Web: http://www.essexchess.org.uk
Incorporating the Essex and Essex Junior Chess Championships, the 60th Southend Chess Congress follows on from the success of last year with the traditional FIDE 7 round Open with a British Championship Place up for grabs and a 5 round weekender all with NEW time controls | Entry form

Bolton Easter Congress and Busy Persons Blitz @ Ukrainian Social Club
Mar 25 @ 12:30 pm – Mar 27 @ 7:00 pm

Contact: Rod Middleton Email: roderickmiddleton@yahoo.co.uk
Five round Congress. Three sections with the Open section FIDE rated. Busy persons Blitz on Saturday afternoon (26th March) | Entry form

Gosforth Kids Chess Tournament @ Newcastle Great Park Community Centre
Mar 25 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Contact: Charlie Storey Email: storey@charliechess.com
Coaches are DBS-checked and parents may stay. Charlie Storey is an official ECF Academy Under 18 Chess Coach. Chess tournament element starts at 5:30pm – coaching / friendly games before that from 4:30pm – 5:30pm