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 …

Mar
24
Fri
2017
Cumbria Open Individual Championships @ The Duddon Sports & Social Club, James St, Askam-in-Furness, Cumbria LA16 7AH
Mar 24 – Mar 26 all-day

Contact: Peter Hanks Email: hanksy1@btinternet.com [MAP]
Cumbria Open Chess event, incorporating the Cumbria Individual Championships | Entry form

Mar
25
Sat
2017
EPSCA Girls’ Final
Mar 25 all-day

Contact: Nigel Dennis Email: nigelwdennis@btinternet.com

Mar
26
Sun
2017
22nd Birmingham Rapidplay @ Quinborne Community Centre, Ridgacre Rd, Quinton, Birmingham B32
Mar 26 all-day

Contact: Alex Holowczak Email: rapidplay@birminghamchess.org.uk Web: http://www.birminghamchess.org.uk/rapidplay
Four FIDE-rated sections: Open, Max 170, Max 140 and Max 110 [MAP]

Delancey UK Schools’ Chess Challenge – Last Chance Saloon, Leyland @ Prospect House Sandy Lane Leyland Lancashire PR25 2EE
Mar 26 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

Contact: David Clayton Email: dgclayton@btinternet.com [MAP] Qualifying event for the Delancey UK Schools’ Chess Challenge. Open to all juniors under the age of 18 on 1st September 2016 | Entry form

SCCU Junior Jamboree U14/U18 @ Orleans Park School Richmond Road Twickenham TW1 3BB
Mar 26 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: Paul McKeown Email: richmond_junior_chess_club@hotmail.com [MAP]
Open to all members and non-members of SCCU. Teams of 6 players over 4 sections – U18 Open, U18 Minor (U130 grade), U14 Open, U14 Minor (U130 grade) | Entry form

Colindale Chess Tournament @ The Pulse Community Flat, 15 Ostler Court, Charcot Road, Colindale NW9 5XW
Mar 26 @ 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Contact: Marc Shaw Email: marc.shaw.chess@gmail.com [MAP]
ECF graded childrens’ chess tournament with training in-between matches by experienced chess coaches. Limited availability, please book early | Entry form

Mar
28
Tue
2017
Muswell Hill FIDE Daytime Rapid @ The Clissold Arms, 105 Fortis Green, East Finchley, London N2 9HR
Mar 28 @ 10:30 am – 6:00 pm

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

Mar
29
Wed
2017
English Schools Team Problem Solving Championship Final @ Imperial College Mathematics Department, Imperial College, London SW7
Mar 29 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Contact: Phillip Beckett Email: dep.manager.secondary@englishchess.org.uk Web: https://englishchess.org.uk/NSCC/201617-2/team-problem-solving-championship/
This is the final of the Team Problem solving event. It is held in conjunction with the Team Challenge Final. Teams are between 2 and 5 Open to all schools with year 7 or above [MAP]

Team Chess Challenge – National Final @ Imperial College Mathematics Department, Imperial College Rd, London SW7
Mar 29 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Contact: Neill Cooper Email: manager.schools@englishchess.org.uk Web: https://englishchess.org.uk/NSCC/
National Final of an event run across the country with the winners of Regional Finals qualifying for the national final. The Team Chess Challenge is a competition open to any British school with pupils in any of years 7 to 13 (English year groups). Each team taking part consists of four pupils who attend the same school and are in year 6 or above. Team Chess Challenge has been developed as a chess tournament which ALL secondary schools might like to enter [MAP]

Mar
31
Fri
2017
Edinburgh Congress @ St Thomas of Aquin's High School, 2 - 20 Chalmers Street, Edinburgh EH3 9ES
Mar 31 @ 6:30 pm – Apr 2 @ 7:00 pm

Contact: Dave Watson Email: stillgamedave70@gmail.com Web: http://chessscotland.com
Scotland’s largest annual weekend chess congress, in which the Premier Event is FIDE rated using the time control of 90 minutes plus 30 seconds per move for all events. The city centre venue has a free car park and is suitable for disabled players, including wheelchair users. Catering will be available throughout the weekend. A Group Discount is available, when six entries are received together only pay for five entries. A Chess Bookstall will be supplied by Jim Fisher of Chess and Bridge, London | Entry form

The Cork Congress 2017 @ Gresham Metropole Hotel, McCurtain Street, Cork City, Ireland
Mar 31 @ 7:00 pm – Apr 2 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: Simon Lawrence Email: simon.lawrence@ucc.ie Web: http://corkchess.com/congress/ [MAP]
Annual tournament with 3 sections – 1600+, 1200-1600 and U1200. €3000 in prizes, this may go up or down depending on entries.

Apr
1
Sat
2017
3rd Polar Capital Jersey International Tournament @ Ambassadeur Hotel, St Clement's Rd, JE2 4QA, Jersey
Apr 1 – Apr 8 all-day

Contact: CM Paul Wojciechowski Email: paulmwoj@gmail.com Web: http://www.jerseychessclub.com
9 Round Open; 9 Round Holiday (under 1900 ELO/Under 160 ECF); Blitz [MAP]

World Amateur Chess Championships @ Spoleto, Italy
Apr 1 – Apr 9 all-day
35th St. Albans Chess Congress (ECF Congress of the Year) @ St. Columba's College, King Harry Ln, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL3 4AW
Apr 1 – Apr 2 all-day

Contact: Terry Douse Email: stalbanscongress@yahoo.co.uk Web: http://www.stalbanscongress.com
5 round Swiss with 5 sections – Minor 120 and below, Intermediate 140 and below, Major 160 and below, Challengers 180 and below, Open – no grade limits. Over £3250 prize fund, large playing hall, ample free car parking, hot and cold food available. Easy access to M1 and M25, also good rail links. Free WiFi. [MAP]

Teignmouth Rapidplay Congress @ The Salle, Trinity School, Buckeridge Road, Teignmouth, Devon, TQ14 8LY
Apr 1 @ 9:45 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Mark Cockerton Email: bloke795@gmail.com Web: http://www.teignmouthrapidplay.com [MAP] – one day rapidplay Swiss event – 6 rounds. Two sections: Open (Over 140) and Graded (Under 140) | Entry form

42nd Nottingham Congress @ Nottingham High School, Waverley Mt, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG7 4ED
Apr 1 @ 10:00 am – Apr 2 @ 5:45 pm

Contact. Robert Richmond Email: robrchmnd@aol.com Web: http://nottschess.org
OPEN, U165, U135, U110 – 5 rounds. Entry form and online entry on the Notts Chess website [MAP]
1st prize in the Open – £650.00

National Club Championships 2017 @ St. John's Hotel, 651 Warwick Rd, Solihull B91 1AT
Apr 1 @ 12:30 pm – Apr 2 @ 6:00 pm
First Saturday GM-IM-ELO @ Hotel Berlin
Apr 1 @ 1:00 pm – Apr 11 @ 3:00 pm

Contact: IO Nagy Laszlo Email: mrfirstsaturday@gmail.com Web: http://www.firstsaturday.hu
Closed tournaments for GM-IM-norm possibility and ELO rating in Budapest …

Apr
2
Sun
2017
3rd H+H Fire Train & Play @ Bardswell Social Club, Weald Road, CM14 4TP
Apr 2 @ 10:15 am – 4:00 pm

Contact: Richard Pert Email: richpert@hotmail.com Web: http://www.britishchess.co.uk [MAP]
U14 Train & Play day combining 3 ECF rapid graded games with 2 training sessions. Coaching line up – IM Richard Pert, Robin Slade and guest coach IM Andrew Greet | Entry form

Apr
3
Mon
2017
IAPS National Chess Championships @ Aldro School Lombard St Shackleford Godalming Surrey GU8 6AS
Apr 3 @ 11:00 am – Apr 5 @ 3:00 pm

Contact: David Archer Email: archerd@aldro.org [MAP]
Tournament for IAPS affiliated prep schools. Sections for different age groups and different abilities including a Championship section for the strongest players from each school. Boarding facilities are available for schools wishing to board. Day entries also welcome.
Other activities provided for the boarders include a games evening, trip to Chessington World of Adventure or Thorpe Park and a five a side football competition. Supervision is provided by the accompanying staff. Entries need to be by the individual schools via the IAPS Sports website.

Apr
4
Tue
2017
Orpington Junior Chess Tournament and Coaching Day @ St John's United Reform Church, Lynwood Gr, Bancroft Gardens, Orpington BR6 0BG
Apr 4 @ 9:15 am – 4:00 pm

Contact: Conrad Allison Email: crga.allison@gmail.com Web: http://conradchess.blogspot.co.uk/2017/03/inaugural-orpington-junior-chess.html [MAP]
A junior event consisting of four rounds of chess and two hours of coaching. Just £19 with early-bird entry. A short walk from Orpington station and high street, Play, learn and enjoy …

Apr
6
Thu
2017
Hendon ‘First Thursday’ Blitz @ Golders Green Unitarians Church, 31½ Hoop Lane, London NW11 8BS
Apr 6 all-day

75rs-hendon-golders-hossContact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Web: www.hendonchessclub.com [MAP]
SWISS 6 ROUNDS Open (one section) – prize fund £50.00

Apr
7
Fri
2017
13th 4NCL FIDE Rated Congress @ Cedar Court Hotel, Wakefield
Apr 7 @ 7:00 pm – Apr 9 @ 7:00 pm

4nclFIDE Open, FIDE U2000 (ECF U175), ECF U135. Five rounds Friday 7pm – Sunday 7pm. For entry forms and information visit www.4ncl.co.uk/fide/information_13.htm
[MAP]

Irish Junior Championships 2017 @ Clayton Hotel, Sligo, Ireland
Apr 7 @ 7:00 pm – Apr 9 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: Colm Ó Muireagáin Email: irulats@eircom.net Web: https://www.icu.ie/events/799 [MAP]
The National Junior Championships of Ireland. U19, U16, U14, U12, U10 and U8 age groups | Entry form

Apr
8
Sat
2017
ECF Chess Academy @ TBC
Apr 8 – Apr 9 all-day

Contact: Director of Junior Chess and Education Email: director.juniorchess@englishchess.org.uk
ECF Chess Academy Study Weekend for the International Programme (Years 1 and 2) and the Academy Plus Programme (Year 2). Spare places may be available for those not on either the programme who wish to attend as a one off event. These will be advertised on the ECF Junior website. These study weekends are for advanced players.