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 International Rating Office for registration with FIDE if it is FIDE-rated or has a FIDE-rated section(s)* | For a PDF of the ECF Event Calendar (updated every 4-6 weeks) – click here (PDF updated May 8th 2020)
* English events or events covered by the ECF only, obviously …

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 …

Jan
12
Fri
2018
50th Mulcahy Memorial 2018 @ Gresham Metropole Hotel, McCurtain Street, Cork
Jan 12 @ 7:30 pm – Jan 14 @ 7:00 pm

Contact: Pat Twomey Email: ptwomey@hotmail.com Web: http://www.icu.ie/events/973 [MAP]
The 50th Mulcahy Memorial looks set to be one of the strongest in the recent history of the event. The tournament takes place in the Metropole Hotel from Friday 12th January to Sunday 14th January 2018

Jan
13
Sat
2018
4NCL Rounds 3 and 4 / Weekend 2
Jan 13 – Jan 14 all-day

Divisions 1 and 2 – St Johns Hotel, Solihull
Divisions 3 South and 4 – De Vere Wokefield Estate
Division 3 North – Mercure Bolton Georgian House

Somerset New Year Congress @ Walton Park Hotel, Wellington Terrace, Clevedon, North Somerset, BS21 7BL
Jan 13 @ 9:30 am – Jan 14 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: Rebecca Gardiner Email: congresssecretary@hotmail.com Web: http://somersetchesscongress.webs.com/ [MAP]
Five round seeded Swiss tournament with 3 sections – U175, U145 & U120 | Entry form

Yorkshire Junior One Day Rapidplay @ Wigginton Primary School, Westfield Lane, Wigginton, York YO32 2FZ
Jan 13 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Contact: Noel Stewart Email: noel338@btinternet.com Web: http://www.whiterosejuniorchessacademy.org.uk [MAP]
Rapidplay for juniors ages 6-18. 3 sections – Open, Minor and Novices. Some good training provided by ECF accredited coaches | Entry form

CCF New Year FIDE Rated Rapid Play @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey CR5 3BA
Jan 13 @ 10:15 am – 6:30 pm

Contact: Scott Freeman Email: chess@ccfworld.com Web: http://www.ccfworld.com/Chess/Adult%20Competitions/Rapidplay_New%20Year.html [MAP]
A 7 round FIDE-rated rapidplay with an Open section plus as many other sections as entries allow

Jan
14
Sun
2018
Kenilworth Junior Open @ Kenilworth School & Sports College, Leyes Lane, Kenilworth CV8 2DA
Jan 14 all-day

Contact: Alex Holowczak Email: alexholowczak@gmail.com Web: http://www.warwickshirechess.org/ [MAP]
5 rounds, sections for Under 11 and Under 18, and grade-restricted sections for all juniors.

Southend Junior Tournament @ Prince Avenue Academy Hornby Avenue Westcliff-on-Sea Essex SS0 0LG
Jan 14 @ 9:30 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: Dave Hawkins Email: davehawkins126@googlemail.com Web: http://www.ejca.co.uk [MAP]
Essex Junior Grand Prix 2017/18 Round Three

Lothians Allegro @ The Quay, 131 New Street, Musselburgh, East Lothian EH21 6DH
Jan 14 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: David Stewart Email: davidstewartgm@hotmail.co.uk Web: http://chessscotland.com [MAP]
A rapidplay event over five rounds in which there are four sections. The venue is suitable for disabled players, including wheelchair users. The time control is 25 minutes plus 5 seconds per move | Entry form

Jan
19
Fri
2018
17th 4NCL FIDE Rated Congress @ The Old Swan Hotel, Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Jan 19 @ 7:00 pm – Jan 21 @ 7:00 pm

4NCLFIDE Open, FIDE U2000 (ECF U175), ECF U135. Five rounds Friday 7pm – Sunday 7pm [MAP] – for entry forms, information – www.4ncl.co.uk/fide/information_17.htm

Jan
20
Sat
2018
Junior 4NCL @ Park Inn, Telford
Jan 20 – Jan 21 all-day
Maidenhead Junior Club Tournament @ Claires Court Junior Boys School, Cannon Lane, Maidenhead, Berkshire
Jan 20 @ 9:30 am – 1:00 pm

Postcode of entrance drive is RG9 1QY [MAP] Contact: Nigel Dennis Email: nigelwdennis@btinternet.com Website: http://nigelwdennis.wixsite.com/mysite
Includes Delancey UK Chess Qualifying Tournaments for children under 11. Graded sections, if suitable according to entries. Entry by email with bank transfer available | Entry form

57th Hampstead FIDE Congress @ Henderson Court Resource Centre, 102 Fitzjohn's Avenue, Hampstead, London NW3 6NS
Jan 20 @ 10:30 am – Jan 21 @ 5:30 pm

Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Web: http://www.hampsteadchess.blogspot.co.uk [MAP]
THREE SECTIONS – Under 2200 & Under 1900 plus a section for players who are graded Under 135 on the ECF list

Richmond EPSCA Team Trials @ Orleans Park School Richmond Road TWICKENHAM TW1 3BB
Jan 20 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Contact: Paul McKeown Email: richmond_junior_chess_club@hotmail.com Web: http://www.rjcc.org.uk [MAP]
A qualifying tournament for Richmond Junior’s EPSCA U9, U11 and U11 Girls Teams. 5 rounds rapidplay | Entry form

Jan
21
Sun
2018
Barnet Junior Chess Individual Championships @ Bishop Douglass School, Hamilton Road, East Finchley, London N2 0SQ
Jan 21 @ 9:00 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: Tony Niccoli Email: tony1n@yahoo.com Web: http://www.barnetjuniorchess.com [MAP]
Barnet Junior Chess individual championships. 6 round rapidplay event with age sections from under 7 to under 19. Please apply quickly as we usually fill up | Entry form

1st Martlesham Heath Chess Open @ St Michael & All Angels Church, The Drift, Martlesham Heath, Suffolk IP5 3PL
Jan 21 @ 12:30 pm – 6:15 pm

Contact: Dagne Ciuksyte Email: mjchessclub@gmail.com [MAP]
Six round Swiss tournament. Time control:10 min plus 10 sec per move | Entry form

Colindale Children’s Chess Tournament @ The Pulse Community Flat, 15 Ostler Court, Charcot Road, Colindale NW9 5XW
Jan 21 @ 1:45 pm – 5:15 pm

Contact: Marc Shaw Email: marc.shaw.chess@gmail.com [MAP]
Children’s graded chess tournament with training in-between matches, aimed at players capable of recording games | Entry form

Jan
24
Wed
2018
10th Muswell Hill FIDE WEEKDAY Rapid @ The Clissold Arms, 105 Fortis Green, East Finchley, London N2 9HR
Jan 24 all-day

Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Web: http://www.muswellhillchess.blogspot.co.uk/ [MAP]
SWISS 6 ROUNDS Open/Major U160/Amateur U120

Jan
26
Fri
2018
The Simon Bartlett Memorial Congress @ The Livermead House Hotel, Seafront, Torquay, TQ2 6QJ
Jan 26 – Jan 28 all-day

Contact: John Constable Email: chess@budechess.co.uk Web: http://www.budechess.co.uk [MAP]
5 round long play congress in memory of popular South West player Simon Bartlett who passed away in January 2017. £2300 guaranteed prize fund. Open, U170, U140 & U120 sections | Entry form

16th Annual Gonzaga Charity Classic 2018 @ Gonzaga College SJ, Sandford Road, Ranelagh, Dublin 6
Jan 26 @ 7:30 pm – Jan 28 @ 7:00 pm

Contact: Darragh Moran Email: gonzagachessclassic@gmail.com Web: http://www.icu.ie/events/974 [MAP]
This is Dublin’s largest weekender with over 250 entrants expected and a FIDE-rated Masters section with many GMs, IMs and FMs. Top games are broadcast in a 400 seat auditorium and all of the proceeds go to charity, with 3,000 euros raised annually | Entry form | Chess Results page here

Jan
27
Sat
2018
South of England Junior Chess Congress @ Yateley Manor, 51 Reading Rd, Yateley GU46 7UQ
Jan 27 – Jan 28 all-day

Contact: Amy Grieve Email: amy@southofenglandjunior.com Web: http://www.southofenglandjunior.com [MAP]
Junior weekend chess congress covering U7 to U15 sections. England half-norm and Junior Grand Prix qualifier | Entry form

Leeds Junior Chess Congress @ Fountain Primary School, Fountain Street Leeds LS27 0AW
Jan 27 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

Contact: John Hipshon Email: jr.hipshon@ntlworld.com Web: http://www.yorkshirejuniorchess.org [MAP]
Major section open to any player. Prizes: 1st £60, 2nd £30, 3rd £15. Trophy for the winner.
Intermediate section open to players with an ECF/YCA grade below 110. Trophies for the top 3 and best girl. Age group prizes will be awarded depending on entry.
Minor Section open to any player with no grade or below 40. Trophies for the top 3. Best girl medal. Medals in each age group.
Novice Section (age limit U11 years of age on 1st September 2017) open to any player with limited experience or first tournament. Trophy for the top three and best girl, with age group medals | Entry form

Prodigy Chess Tournament FIDE Section (U1600) @ Crockham Hill Village Hall, Church Lane, Edenbridge, Kent TN8 6RP
Jan 27 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Ashok Damodaran Email: ashokmca@gmail.com Web: https://tinyurl.com/Prodigy-FIDE-U1600-2018-Jan [MAP]
Two sections — FIDE Section (U1600); ECF Section (under rating 25). Payment details to follow upon completing the online entry form …

Docklands Chess Poplar Rapid Tournament @ Langley Hall, St.Nicholas Church Centre, Ettrick Street, Poplar, London E14 0QD
Jan 27 @ 10:30 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Norman Went Email: DocklandsChess@yahoo.co.uk Web: http://www.spanglefish.com/docklandschessclub [MAP]
Minor Under 130 – Major Under 171. 6 rounds of rapid chess. Half an hour per player per game | Entry form

2020 Chess London Qualifier @ University of London Windsor Building Egham Hill Egham Surrey TW20 0EX
Jan 27 @ 12:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Contact: Peter Hornsby Email: director@2020chess.com Web: http://www.2020chess.com [MAP]
2020 Chess continues for another season! It’s a team of four rapid-play with 20 minutes on the clock each in a Swiss system, with the winners and next-best placed teams across the UK qualifying for the 2020 Chess Grand Final, with Warwick seeking to defend their title …

Jan
28
Sun
2018
Norfolk Rapidplay @ Gas Social Club Roundtree Way Sprowston Norwich NR7 8SQ
Jan 28 @ 9:45 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: John Wickham Email: j.r.wickham@btinternet.com [MAP]
6 round Swiss, 3 sections – Championship, Challengers and U100. Limited to 60 entrants | Entry form/details