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 …

Apr
19
Wed
2017
CCF Daytime Chess – Summer 2017 @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road, Coulsdon
Apr 19 @ 2:00 pm – Jul 19 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: CCF Email: chess@ccfworld.com Web: http://www.ccfworld.com/Chess/ChessClubHome/ChessClubSeniorsIndex.htm
Every Wednesday between 19th April 2017 and 19th July 2017 inclusive
Primarily for senior players to play competitive graded and rated chess, allowing them to get home at a civilised hour. This event splits the entry into groups based on ability so that each player will have between 5 and 8 games during the duration of the tournament [MAP]

Jun
22
Thu
2017
1st FIDE World Junior Chess Championship for the Disabled @ Park Inn Resort and Conference Center Orlando by Radisson, Orlando, USA
Jun 22 – Jun 29 all-day

Contact: Beatriz Marinello Email: beatriz@chesseducators.com Web: http://www.ChessEducators.com [MAP] 7-round Swiss tournament. 90 min/40 moves + 30 minutes for the rest of the game with an increment of 30 seconds per move, starting from move 1. Default time at the beginning of all rounds will be 30 minutes.

Jun
26
Mon
2017
Šolta Amateur Open Chess Tournament 2017 @ House of Cultures, Grohote, Šolta Island, Croatia Postcode: 21430
Jun 26 – Jul 2 all-day

Contact: Mateo Ivić Email: ivic32@yahoo.com Web: http://www.soltaopen.com
International open amateur chess tournament for players with ELO <2300 on beautiful Šolta Island, 9 nautical miles from Split. Swiss system, 9 rounds, 90 minutes + 30 secs for every move

Jun
30
Fri
2017
2nd North Wales FIDE Open @ St David's Room, Venue Cymru, Promenade, Llandudno, LL30 1BB
Jun 30 – Jul 2 all-day

— (incorporating 4th Colwyn Bay Congress) Contact: Syringa Camp Email: northwaleschess@aol.com [MAP] £1,625 guaranteed prize fund. FIDE-rated Open, FIDE-rated Major (U1900/U160), Minor (U120/U1600). Prizes in each section: 1st-£250, 2nd-£150, 3rd-£75, Grading Prize-£50. Also £50 junior prize for highest scoring U18 as at 1st Jan 2017 (any section) | Entry form

 

7th Whitby Chess Congress @ Whitby Chess Club, (Conservative Club), Upgang Lane, Whitby, Yorkshire YO21 3DT
Jun 30 @ 7:00 pm – Jul 3 @ 6:00 am

Contact: Noel Boustred Email: nboustred@yahoo.co.uk Web: http://noelschess.weebly.com
Two sections – INTER (159 AND UNDER) and FOUNDATION (UNDER 120). Some prizes are a percentage of the entry fee but the “points for prizes” is scrapped. Only £17 for ECF Silver members to enter the Foundation. It is slightly more to enter the Inter, but the 1st prize is £160 this year.
Whitby is well known for Dracula and Captain Cook, and is a beautiful seaside resort, with a lively harbour area with many bars and restaurants. The venue sells drink and some food. You can bring your own to the room upstairs in what was Whitby Chess Club, by the petrol station half a mile from the train/bus station. There are local buses to Scarborough and Middlesborough | Entry form

Jul
1
Sat
2017
52nd Hampstead FIDE Congress U2200/U1900/U135 @ Henderson Court Resource Centre, 102 Fitzjohn's Avenue, London NW3 6NS
Jul 1 – Jul 2 all-day

75rs-hendon-golders-hossContact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Web: www.hampsteadchess.blogspot.co.uk [MAP]
Under 2200 and Under 1900 FIDE sections, ECF Under 135 Section, G60+30s a move

County Championships Finals
Jul 1 all-day

Trident Park, Poseidon Way, Leamington Spa CV34 6SW – starts 1:30pm.

Greater London Chess Club Summer Rapidplay @ St George's Bloomsbury, 6 Little Russell St, London WC1A 2SD
Jul 1 @ 10:30 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: Nigel Blades Email: tournaments@glcc.org.uk Web: http://www.glcc.org.uk/summer_rapid2017.html
Five round rapidplay tournament with Open, Major (U160 ECF/U1900 FIDE) and Minor (U120 ECF/U1600 FIDE) sections. ECF graded and FIDE rated. Rate of play: 25 minutes + 5 second increments per player per game [MAP]

Jul
2
Sun
2017
Commonwealth Chess Championship 2017 @ Hotel Park Plaza, Shahdara, New Delhi, India
Jul 2 – Jul 10 all-day

Total cash prizes: Rs. 10,00,000/- (approx USD 15000); registration and details here

British Chess U14 Train & Play @ Moulsham Primary School, Princes Road, Chelmsford, CM2 9DG
Jul 2 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

Contact: Richard Pert Email: richpert@hotmail.com [MAP]
Combination of ECF rapid graded games and top quality training. The day is hosted by International Master Richard Pert with special guest coach WGM Harriet Hunt | Entry form

Graeme Thomson Memorial Quickplay Tournament @ Bristol Grammar School, University Road, Bristol, BS8 1SR
Jul 2 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Jul
6
Thu
2017
Hendon ‘First Thursday’ Blitz @ Golders Green Unitarians Church, 31½ Hoop Lane, London NW11 8BS
Jul 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

7th Pimlico Summer Tournament @ St Saviours Church Hall, St George's Square, Pimlico, London SW1
Jul 6 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Contact: Steve Sonnis Email: pimlicochess@aol.com Web: https://pimlicochessclub.com/ [MAP]
A 5 round Swiss standard play tournament – starts Thursday 1 June and held every Thursday evening until 6 July, excluding 8 June due to the general election. 3 ECF graded sections – Open,U150 and U120. Tradewise Grand Prix qualifier. ECF silver members and above. £25 to enter | Entry form

Jul
8
Sat
2017
5th DeMontford Bell Kings Place Festival @ King's Place, 90 York Way, Kings Cross, London
Jul 8 all-day

75rs-hendon-golders-hossContact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Web: http://www.kingsplace.co.uk/chess
Five sections, four FIDE-rated [MAP]

RailSport Chess @ Loughborough University, Epinal Way, Loughborough LE11 3TU
Jul 8 @ 10:00 am – Jul 9 @ 3:00 pm

RailSport Chess is a very popular part of RailSport and we’re delighted to continue this tournament at Loughborough University. All Group Stage games will take place on Saturday 8th between 10.00 am and 6.00 pm. But depending on numbers, the knockout stages and finals may run on Sunday from 9.30 am to 3.00 pm. Ages 18+. Register online at www.railsport.uk

Jul
9
Sun
2017
Ashton Rapidplay Congress @ Broadoak & Smallshaw Community Centre, Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancs OL6 8QB
Jul 9 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: David Hardy Email: davidghardy57@gmail.com [MAP]
Manchester Chess Federation event, 6 round Swiss with 25 mins per game. 3 sections – U150, U115 and U80/ungraded. Limited to 75 entrants | Entry form

Colindale Chess Tournament @ The Pulse Community Flat, 15 Ostler Court, Charcot Road, Colindale NW9 5XW
Jul 9 @ 1:45 pm – 5:45 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

Jul
14
Fri
2017
14th 4NCL FIDE Rated Congress @ De Vere Wokefield Estate, Goodboys Lane, Mortimer, Reading RG7 3AE
Jul 14 @ 7:00 pm – Jul 16 @ 7:00 pm

[MAP] FIDE 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_14.htm

Jul
15
Sat
2017
Golders Green FIDE Rapid Chess @ Golders Green Parish Church Hall, West Heath Drive, London NW11 7QG
Jul 15 all-day

Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Web: www.goldersgreenchess.blogspot.co.uk [MAP]
SWISS 6 ROUNDS Open / Major Under 170 / Minor Under 145 / Amateur Under 120

Scottish Chess Championship & International Open @ Bonar Hall, Park Place, Dundee DD14HN
Jul 15 – Jul 23 all-day

Contact: Alex McFarlane Email: scottishchamps@ChessScotland.com Web: http://www.ScottishChessChamp.co.uk [MAP]
Scottish Championship incorporated in a 9 round International Open event, norm opportunities available – 15th-23rd July; Scottish Blitz Championship – Saturday 15th July; Under 1850 event – Sunday 16th – Friday 21st; Under 1850 Senior event -Sunday 16th – Friday 21st; Schools’ Individual event – Sunday 16th – Friday 21st; Rapidplay – Sat 22nd – Sunday 23rd July | Entry form

UKCC Northern Gigafinals @ TBC
Jul 15 – Jul 16 all-day

Contact: Sarah and Alex Longson – qualification required

Weald Chess Congress @ The Sports Centre, Copthorne Prep School, Effingham Lane, Copthorne, West Sussex RH10 3HR
Jul 15 – Jul 16 all-day

Contact: Carol Graham Email: info@wealdchesscongress.org Web: http://www.wealdchesscongress.org [MAP] 5 round standardplay Swiss in 4 sections; Open, U175, U140, U110. Incorporating the SCCU Individual Championship (BCC qualifying place). Discount for entry before 3rd July | Entry form

Maidenhead Junior Club Tournament @ Claires Court Junior Boys School, Cannon Lane, Maidenhead, Berkshire; postcode of entrance drive SL6 4QQ
Jul 15 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Dennis Email: nigelwdennis@btinternet.com Web: http://nigelwdennis.wixsite.com/mysite [MAP]
Two sections both ECF graded, one under ECF grade 110, and the other a beginners section for ungraded juniors or under ECF grade 25 | Entry form

Messy Chess @ Edenbridge Leisure Centre, Stangrove Park, Edenbridge, Kent TN8 5LU
Jul 15 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Contact: Ashok Damodaran Email: ashokmca@gmail.com Web: http://www.ProdigyChessAcademy.com [MAP]
All the children get a chance to play in an informal way, which will help them to improve their chess. This event will be an opportunity to meet other chess parents. The children will be fed by professional caterers, providing a finger buffet!

Jul
21
Fri
2017
Leeds Chess Congress ** CANCELLED ** @ Wellington Hill Residents Association Club House, 21-23 Ringwood Drive, Leeds, LS14 1AR
Jul 21 @ 10:00 am – Jul 23 @ 5:45 pm

** This event has been cancelled **
Contact: Philip Higgins Email: congress@leedschessclub.co.uk
** This event has been cancelled **