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

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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)

May
7
Sat
2016
FIRST SATURDAY GM-IM-FM tournament @ MEDOSZ Hotel
May 7 – May 17 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.

May
11
Wed
2016
European Individual Chess Championship 2016 @ Pashtriku Hotel
May 11 – May 24 all-day

Contact: Nysret Avdiu Email: fshekosoves@gmail.com Web: http://www.eicc2016.com/

May
13
Fri
2016
Gosforth Kids Chess Tournament @ Newcastle Great Park Community Centre
May 13 @ 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

27th Frome Chess Congress @ Selwood Academy
May 13 @ 7:00 pm – May 15 @ 7:00 pm

Contact: Gerry Jepps Email: gnjepps@btinternet.com Web: http://www.somersetchess.org
There are 4 sections: Open, Major (U165), Intermediate (U140), Minor (U110). The Open is FIDE-rated and a WECU designated British Championship qualifying event. (There will be a second British Championships qualifying place if there are 20 or more Open entries.) The Congress is part of the Tradewise Grand Prix and includes the Somerset Championships. Restaurant facilities on-site and free car parking | Entry form

Rhyl Chess Congress – 50th Jubilee @ Town Hall
May 13 @ 7:00 pm – May 15 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: Mr S Hamilton Email: hamilstu62@outlook.com Tel: 07444355871
The 50th Jubilee year of the Rhyl Chess Congress. Entry fee remains at £26 for Platinum, Gold and Silver ECF members. For any player who is a member of a national federation, the standard fee is applicable. Bronze or unregistered players please add an extra £6 for grading fees. There is an increase in the prize fund from the reserve.
The format is a Swiss style 5 round event – 2 hours to complete the game – 3 sections – Open for all – Major players below 170 and a Minor players below 125. All games subject to ECF grading – The Arbiters decision is final. Entry forms can be requested

May
14
Sat
2016
34th Balaton International Chess Festival @ 2-4 Kossuth Lajos
May 14 – May 22 all-day

Contact: János RIGÓ IA Tel: +36/20/468-1398 Email: rigochess@gmail.com Web: www.rigochess.hu
Details

 

39th Hampstead Congress U1900/U2200/U135 @ Henderson Court Day Centre
May 14 – May 15 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)

May
15
Sun
2016
KJCA GP 7 – Bromley High School @ Bromley High School
May 15 @ 9:30 am – 7:30 pm

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

May
20
Fri
2016
Gosforth Kids Chess Tournament @ Newcastle Great Park Community Centre
May 20 @ 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

Leyland FIDE Blitz @ Holiday Inn Express Preston - South
May 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:45 pm

Contact: David Clayton Email: dgclayton@btinternet.com Web: http://congress.popmalc.org.uk/fideblitz
9 round FIDE blitz | Entry form

May
21
Sat
2016
Sussex Junior Worthing Rapidplay @ Worthing College
May 21 all-day

Contact: Sandra Manchester Email: entrymanager@sussexjuniorchess.org Website: http://www.sussexjuniorchess.org
6 round Swiss in 4 sections – U18 Major, U18 Minor, U11 Major, U11 Minor. Open to all aged under 18 on 31st August 2015 | Entry form

Maidenhead Junior Club Tournament @ Claires Court Junior Boys School
May 21 @ 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

7th Muswell Hill Rapidplay @ Clissold Arms
May 21 @ 10:30 am – 5:45 pm

SWISS 6 ROUNDS Open/Major U160/Amateur U120; Time Control : G25+5 seconds a move throughout; £500 prize fund | Entry form

County Championships – Quarter Finals
May 21 @ 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

Prodigy Chess Academy seminar @ The Eden Centre
May 21 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Contact: Prodigy Chess Academy Email: ashokmca@gmail.com
Prodigy Chess Academy is delighted to welcome you to attend this vital seminar. As a parent/carer of children aged 0-15 years, you will be surprised to know how important your role in supporting your children on their path to becoming professional international chess players.
It is not compulsory, but you are encouraged to donate £5 (or more) for this valuable seminar.

May
22
Sun
2016
1st Brentwood Under 12 Open Chess Tournament @ Brentwood Preparatory School
May 22 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

Contact: Richard Pert Email: richpert@hotmail.com
Under 12 Rapidplay Open in a superb venue at Brentwood Preparatory School. Perfect for all abilities with a good range from beginners to county standard players expected. 25 minutes each for all moves, ECF rapid graded, 6 games. Designed for year 6 and below (must be younger than 12 at the time of the tournament) | Entry form

 

May
26
Thu
2016
6th Pimlico Summer Tournament @ St Saviour's Church Hall
May 26 @ 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

May
27
Fri
2016
Huddersfield Six Round Congress @ Huddersfield Ukrainian Club
May 27 @ 12:00 pm – May 29 @ 12:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Hepworth Email: nigelhepworth@me.com Web: http://www.huddersfieldchessclub.co.uk
6 round Swiss tournament (1 game Friday, 3 on Saturday, 2 on Sunday). Multiple half-point byes allowed for those not wanting/able to play all the games. 3 sections – Open, Major (U166) & Minor (U126) | Entry form

Gosforth Kids Chess Tournament @ Newcastle Great Park Community Centre
May 27 @ 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

e2e4 Gatwick Whitsun Congress @ Crowne Plaza London-Gatwick Hotel
May 27 @ 7:00 pm – May 30 @ 7:00 pm

Contact: Sean Hewitt Email: gatwick@e2e4.org.uk Web: http://www.e2e4.org.uk/gatwick/may2016/index.htm
Four FIDE rated sections – Open; U2050; U1850; U1650. FREE ENTRY for women and girls.

May
28
Sat
2016
48th Cotswold Chess Congress @ Kings School
May 28 @ 10:00 am – May 30 @ 7:00 pm

Contact: John Harris Email: jibs@dmshome.co.uk Web: http://cotswoldcongress.co.uk/
Accommodation – http://www.thecityofgloucester.co.uk/
Refreshments throughout the day. Bookstall. Ample free parking available in the school grounds. Both bus and train stations are only ten minutes walk away | Entry form

Castle Chess 12th Potters Bar Congress (1st FIDE-rated) @ Potters Bar United Reformed Church
May 28 @ 10:00 am – May 30 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: Tony Corfe / Marc Shaw Email: tony@castlechess.co.uk Website: http://castlechess.co.uk
OPEN (FIDE), MAJOR (FIDE) U1800, MINOR (non-FIDE) U120 incl Challenger U100. Guaranteed prize fund minimum £150 per event. 6 rounds – two per day. Played in a modern church hall. Grassed area and plenty of parking.

Poplar Rapid-Play @ Langley Hall
May 28 @ 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

May
29
Sun
2016
23rd Atherton Rapidplay @ ST. RICHARD’S JUBILEE HALL
May 29 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: Simon Woodcock Email: blitzchess2001@yahoo.co.uk Web: http://www.athertonchess.org.uk/
THREE 6-ROUND SWISS TOURNAMENTS – OPEN Open to all players Prizes: £150 £60 £30 INTER Restricted to players graded below 165 Prizes: £100 £40 £20 MINOR Restricted to players graded below 120 Prizes: £70 £30 £10. BEST UNGRADED PLAYER PRIZE £10. ENTRY FEE IN ALL SECTIONS ECF Silver, Gold, Platinum Members – £15 & ECF Bronze or Non-Members – £22
Each player has 25 minutes for all their moves | Entry form