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 August 2021)
Official FIDE events … http://www.fide.com/calendar … and worldwide chess events from the FIDE website – http://www.fide.com/calendar/tournaments.html
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Oct
1
Sat
2016
4NCL Team and Individual Rapidplay Championships @ Harben House
Oct 1 – Oct 2 all-day

4NCL
Check out the entry guidelines here – www.4ncl.co.uk

Junior 4NCL @ De Vere Venues
Oct 1 – Oct 2 all-day

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

Chess.com Isle of Man International – Masters @ Villa Marina
Oct 1 @ 1:30 pm – Oct 9 @ 9:00 pm

Contact: Alan Ormsby Email: masters@iominternationalchess.com Web: http://www.iominternationalchess.com
£50,000 prize fund. Likely to be one of Europe’s strongest open tournaments in 2016. See website for details | Entry form

Oct
3
Mon
2016
Chess.com Isle of Man International – Major & Minor @ Villa Marina
Oct 3 @ 1:30 pm – Oct 9 @ 8:00 pm

Contact: Brian Woodard Email: major@iomintrenationalchess.com Web: http://www.iominternationalchess.com
Major: FIDE 2100 and below, prize fund £2,800. Minor: FIDE 1750 and below, prize fund £2,000. See website for full details and to register

Oct
5
Wed
2016
CCF Daytime Chess – Autumn 2016 @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road
Oct 5 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Contact: CCF Email: chess@ccfworld.com Web: http://www.ccfworld.com/Chess/ChessClubHome/ChessClubSeniorsIndex.htm
Daytime chess is primarily for senior players to have rated and graded chess which enables them to return home at a civilised time of day. The players who enter will be split into sections according to ability in the hope of giving between 5 and 8 matches each during the duration of the event.

Oct
6
Thu
2016
Hendon ‘First Thursday’ Blitz Chess Tournament @ Golders Green Unitarians Church
Oct 6 @ 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.

Oct
7
Fri
2016
Dundee and Angus Chess Congress @ David Lloyd Leisure
Oct 7 @ 7:00 pm – Oct 9 @ 6:30 pm

Contact: Keith Rose Email: director@dundee-congress.co.uk Web: http://www.dundee-congress.co.uk
Open, Major (<=162), Minor (<=122). All moves in 1 hour 30 minutes plus 30 secs per move from move 1. Reduced price DLL facilities pass players & companions | Entry form

Oct
8
Sat
2016
Chelmsford Junior Tournament @ Kings Road Primary School
Oct 8 @ 9:30 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: Dave Hawkins Email: davehawkins126@googlemail.com Web: http://www.ejca.co.uk
Essex Junior Grand Prix 2016/17 Round One. LJCC Qualifying Event | Entry form

Maidenhead Junior Club Tournament @ Claires Court Junior Boys School
Oct 8 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Dennis Email: nigelwdennis@btinternet.com Web: http://nigelwdennis.wixsite.com/mysite
Two sections – Under 110 ECF graded section, and beginners section not ECF graded | Entry form

Children’s Chess Congress @ Broadoak & Smallshaw Community Centre
Oct 8 @ 10:00 am – 2:30 pm

Contact: David Hardy Email: davidghardy57@gmail.com Web: http://www.ashtonccc.co.uk
Sections for Year 2-6 (not submitted for grading) and Year 7-11 and those playing League or Town Team chess | Entry form

Harrogate Junior Chess Congress @ Nidderdale High School
Oct 8 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

Contact: John Hipshon Email: jr.hipshon@ntlworld.com Web: http://www.yorkshirejuniorchess.org
Major, Intermediate, Minor and Novice sections. Trophy for the overall winner and then medals in each age group. Medal for the best girl | Entry form

Chipping Sodbury Rapidplay @ The Old Grammar School
Oct 8 @ 10:30 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Graham Mill-Wilson Email: tugmw@blueyonder.co.uk Web: http://www.chessit.co.uk
The friendly, twice yearly event in the shadow of the Cotswolds. Three sections – Open, Major (U155), Minor (U125). Free tea and coffee and maybe some biscuits if you’re quick enough | Entry form

Docklands Rapid-Play @ St. Nicholas Church Centre
Oct 8 @ 10:30 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Norman Went Email: DocklandsChess@yahoo.co.uk Web: http://www.spanglefish.com/docklandschessclub
6 round Swiss Rapid-Play – 30 minutes per player per game – 2 sections – Minor Under 130 and Major Under 171 | Entry form

CCF Junior Rapid Play – LJCC Qualifier @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road
Oct 8 @ 10:45 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: CCF Email: chess@ccfworld.com Web: http://ccfworld.com/Chess/Junior%20Home%20Page/LJCC_Qual_info.htm
Under 12, Under 10 & Under 8 are LJCC qualifiers (ages as at 31 Aug 2016) + an Under 18 section with prize money

Oct
9
Sun
2016
Richmond Rapidplay @ Orleans Park School
Oct 9 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: Paul McKeown Email: richmond_rapidplays@hotmail.com Web: http://rjcc.org.uk/
The continuation of a famous and successful series of rapid play tournaments, suitable for both juniors and adult players | Entry form

Admiral Blitz Chess Cup @ Siemens Sports Arena
Oct 9 @ 11:30 am – 11:45 pm

Contact: Antanas Zapolskis Email: anzapo@gmail.com Web: http://www.icio.lt
Chess players of all qualification levels are eligible. Players of differing chess qualifications will receive time control adjustments to equalize play conditions (stronger players will receive fewer minutes which will be added to weaker players). There will be nine rounds of qualifying rounds (Swiss system). The top 64 participants will be invited to the final play-off | Entry form

Oct
12
Wed
2016
CCF Daytime Chess – Autumn 2016 @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road
Oct 12 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Contact: CCF Email: chess@ccfworld.com Web: http://www.ccfworld.com/Chess/ChessClubHome/ChessClubSeniorsIndex.htm
Daytime chess is primarily for senior players to have rated and graded chess which enables them to return home at a civilised time of day. The players who enter will be split into sections according to ability in the hope of giving between 5 and 8 matches each during the duration of the event.

Oct
14
Fri
2016
Hull Chess Congress @ Hull University Staff House
Oct 14 – Oct 16 all-day

Contact: Steve King Email: president@hullchess.com Web: http://www.hullchess.com/hull_congress2016.html
Prize money this year – £3,800, 1st prize £450 all sections, 2nd prize £250, 3rd prize £150 and 2 x £50 Grading prize | Entry form

Crewe Chess Congress @ Ibis Styles Hotel
Oct 14 @ 7:00 pm – Oct 16 @ 6:15 pm

Please register online at www.Crewechessclub.co.uk or e-mail Neville Layhe at nevillelayhe@gmail.com if that is not possible.
A 4 section ECF Graded 5 round Swiss tournament – Open, Major U165, Intermediate U135, Minor U105. August 2016 grades. Food available.

Castle Chess – 10th Portsmouth (Fareham) Congress @ The Lysses House Hotel
Oct 14 @ 7:30 pm – Oct 16 @ 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(NON FIDE) U120 incl Challenger U100. Guaranteed Prize Fund minimum £150 per event. 6 Rounds. This hotel is situated close to the centre of Fareham. Reasonable parking onsite. The single rooms were fully booked very early. Players were paying the single supplement to be in a double room. Please make your booking as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

Oct
15
Sat
2016
ECF Annual General Meeting
Oct 15 all-day
ECF Board Meeting
Oct 15 all-day
Golders Green FIDE Rapid @ Golders Green Church Hall
Oct 15 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, £700.00 prize fund

English U11 Championship @ Nottingham Junior High School
Oct 15 @ 9:30 am – Oct 16 @ 7:30 pm

Contact: David Levens Email: davidlevens@chesscoach.co.uk Web: http://www.epsca.org.uk/
This is a long-standing EPSCA event for English under 11s only and is one of six events leading to a possible place in the England U11 trial at the end of April 2017 | Entry form

Sussex Junior Worth Tournament @ Worth School
Oct 15 @ 9:45 am – 5:45 pm

Contact: Anita McMahon Email: sjcentrymanager@gmail.com Web: http://www.sussexjuniorchess.org
Open to all aged under 18 on 31st August 2016. 6 round Swiss rapidplay in 4 sections; U8, U10, U12, U18. LJCC Qualifying tournament | Entry form