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.

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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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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
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

Mar
28
Mon
2016
39th Surrey Junior Easter Chess Championships @ Nonsuch High School
Mar 28 @ 9:45 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: Mrs Marda Dixon Email: mardadixon@btinternet.com Tel: 0208 644 4134 Web: http://www.surreyrapidchess.org.uk/
An annual one day event for Juniors aged 7-13 yrs plus a new section for U18/adults with grades below 150. This event will be included in the 3rd Surrey Grand Prix. The tournament will consist of 5 one hour rounds. Results for U11, U12, U13 and U18/adult sections will be sent for ECF grading. Parents will be responsible for their children between the rounds | Entry form

CCF Easter Rapid Play @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley
Mar 28 @ 10:15 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Scott Freeman Email: chess@ccfworld.com Tel: 020 8645 9586 Web: http://www.ccfworld.com/Chess/Adult%20Competitions/Rapidplay_Easter.html – starts 10:15AM ends 6:00PM. 7 round FIDE Rapidplay. Open section plus as many others as numbers allow

CCF Easter Open FIDE Rated Blitz @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road
Mar 28 @ 7:30 pm – 10:15 pm

Contact: Scott Freeman Email: chess@ccfworld.com Tel: 020 8645 9586 Web: http://www.ccfworld.com/Chess/Adult%20Competitions/Blitz_info.html – starts 7:30PM ends 10:15PM. Open 7 round FIDE rated Blitz (8 mins + 2 seconds Fischer)

Apr
1
Fri
2016
Gosforth Kids Chess Tournament @ Newcastle Great Park Community Centre
Apr 1 @ 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

8th 4NCL FIDE Rated Congress @ Cedar Court Hotel Wakefield
Apr 1 @ 7:00 pm – Apr 3 @ 7:00 pm

4NCL
FIDE Open, FIDE U2000 (ECF U175), ECF U135. Five rounds Friday 7pm – Sunday 7pm. For entry forms, information – www.4ncl.co.uk/fide/information_08.htm

Apr
2
Sat
2016
Colin Crouch Celebration Chess Congress @ Harrow High School
Apr 2 – Apr 10 all-day

Contact: Stewart Reuben Email: stewartreuben@aol.com Tel: 0208 892 6660 Web: http://colincrouchccc.co.uk/ – incorporating the English Senior Championships, Intermediate Tournament, Weekender, morning events and junior tournaments | Entry form

 

FIRST SATURDAY GM-IM-FM tournament @ MEDOSZ Hotel
Apr 2 – Apr 12 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.

Golders Green Rapidplay Congress @ Golders Green Church Hall
Apr 2 all-day

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Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Web: www.goldersgreenchess.blogspot.co.uk/
Open, Under 170, Under 145 and Under 120 sections, 6 round Swiss open, £500.00 prize fund

National Chess Junior Squad Championships @ De Vere Venues
Apr 2 @ 10:00 am – Apr 3 @ 5:30 pm
Apr
6
Wed
2016
Hévíz International Chess Festival @ Hotel Majerik
Apr 6 – Apr 14 all-day

Contact: János RIGÓ Email: rigochess@gmail.com Web: http://www.rigochess.hu/
Details here

42nd Maidenhead Junior Congress @ Claires Court Junior Boys School
Apr 6 @ 10:00 am – Apr 7 @ 5:30 pm

Contact: Nigel Dennis Email: nigelwdennis@btinternet.com Web: http://www.met.rdg.ac.uk/~brugge/maidenhead_junior_congress.html
Two day junior congress in the school holidays with one day U12, U11, U10 & U9 sections and two day Under 18 championship | Entry form

Apr
7
Thu
2016
2nd Heatherside Junior Chess Championships @ Heatherside Junior School
Apr 7 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Contact: Nick Pert Email: nickpert@hotmail.com
A junior tournament and training event with GM Nick Pert and IM Andrew Martin | Entry form

Hendon ‘First Thursday’ Blitz Chess Tournament @ Golders Green Unitarians Church
Apr 7 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

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Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Web: http://www.hendonchessclub.com/blitz/
One section, Swiss system tournament. 1st prize £20, 2nd Prize £10 and £10 prize for the highest Hendon Chess Club member.

Apr
8
Fri
2016
Gosforth Kids Chess Tournament @ Newcastle Great Park Community Centre
Apr 8 @ 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

Edinburgh Congress @ St Thomas of Aquins High School
Apr 8 @ 6:30 pm – Apr 10 @ 7:00 pm

Contact: David Stewart Email: davidstewartgm@hotmail.co.uk Web: http://chessscotland.com
| Entry form | the largest annual event in Scotland. The city centre centre venue with free car park has easy access for all disabled players including wheelchair users. Chess Bookstall is being provided by Jim Fisher of Chess & Bridge, London

Apr
9
Sat
2016
Teignmouth Rapidplay Congress @ The Salle Trinity School
Apr 9 @ 9:45 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Mr Norman Tidy Email: bloke795@gmail.com Web: http://www.chessdevon.co.uk/
One day Rapidplay Swiss event. Two sections: Open (over 140) and Graded (under 140). Jan 2015 ECF Grading list will be used.

34th St.Albans Congress @ St. Columba's College
Apr 9 @ 10:00 am – Apr 10 @ 6:30 pm

Contact: Terry Douse Email: stalbanscongress@yahoo.co.uk Website: http://www.stalbanscongress.com
Prize fund £3000.00. 5 sections – Minor U120, Intermediate U140, Major U160, Challengers U180, Open no grade limits. Spacious playing hall, separate large dining room and very large, free car park.

English Chess Challenge Qualifier @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road
Apr 9 @ 10:45 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Scott Freeman Email: chess@ccfworld.com Tel: 020 8645 9586 Web: http://www.ccfworld.com/Chess/Junior%20Home%20Page/ECC_Qual_info.htm – starts 10:45AM ends 6:00PM. Qualification event for the English Chess Challenge semi-finals/final

National Club Championships 2016 @ Holiday Inn Birmingham Airport
Apr 9 @ 12:30 pm – Apr 10 @ 2:30 pm

Round times — Round 1 – Saturday, 12.30; Round 2 – Saturday, 17.00; Round 3 – Sunday, 10.00; Round 4 – Sunday, 14.30
Contact: Alex Holowczak/Guy Greenland Email: nationalclub@englishchess.org.uk Web: https://www.englishchess.org.uk/competitions-plp/national-club-championships/