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 November 4th 2019)
* 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 …

Oct
31
Mon
2016
17th Royal Beacon Seniors Congress @ Royal Beacon Hotel
Oct 31 @ 1:00 pm – Nov 4 @ 7:00 pm

Contact: RH Jones Email: jones_r53@sky.com Web: http://keverelchess.com
This is a regular event for Seniors players only, made up of the ‘Juniors’ section (50 – 65) and Seniors (65+). Held in the comfortable surroundings of a 3* hotel situated on the old cliff top overlooking Lyme Bay. The hotel has hosted the West of England Congress for 18 consecutive years and is popular with players.

Nov
4
Fri
2016
Central London Chess Congress @ 2/F Union Concert Hall
Nov 4 – Nov 6 all-day

Contact: John Sargent Email: johnsargent@gmail.com Web: https://union.ic.ac.uk/rcc/chess/2016/08/central-london-chess-congress-at-imperial-college-november-2016/
A weekend of competitive chess in a great Zone 1 location! Imperial College has a history of hosting chess congresses several decades ago, and revived the tradition with its first long-play congress in over a decade in late 2011. We have since followed up with five events and this will be the sixth! Online entry – here

11th 4NCL FIDE Rated Congress @ De Vere Harben
Nov 4 @ 7:00 pm – Nov 6 @ 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_11.htm

Hampshire Congress 2016 @ Eastleigh College
Nov 4 @ 7:00 pm – Nov 6 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: Miss GA Moore Email: gam2012@btinternet.com Web: http://HampshireChess.co.uk
Open, Major (Under 160), Minor (Under 125) | Entry form

Nov
5
Sat
2016
Docklands Rapid-Play @ St. Nicholas Church Centre
Nov 5 @ 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

Nov
6
Sun
2016
Lowestoft Rapidplay @ Parkhill Hotel
Nov 6 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Stephen Cotterell Email: stephenjcotterell@aol.com
6 round Swiss, Open & U150. Limited to 46 players | Entry form

35th Bolton Rapidplay @ Ukrainian Social Club
Nov 6 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

Contact: Rod Middleton Email: roderickmiddleton@yahoo.co.uk
Tel: 01204 383634 – six round rapid play – Open, Major & Knights sections | Entry form

Nov
9
Wed
2016
CCF Daytime Chess – Autumn 2016 @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road
Nov 9 @ 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.

Nov
11
Fri
2016
Torbay Congress @ Livermead Hotel
Nov 11 @ 7:00 pm – Nov 13 @ 7:00 pm

Four tournaments: Open, U170, U140 and U120. Please phone before 10pm.

Nov
12
Sat
2016
65th Hertfordshire Congress @ County Hall
Nov 12 – Nov 13 all-day

Contact: Kidge Elder Email: organiser@hertfordshirechesscongress.com Web: http://www.hertschesscongress.com
5-round Weekend Chess Congress organised by Hertfordshire Chess Association. Open, U170, U140, U110. Prize Fund: £2000+. Ample free on-site parking. Cafeteria

British Rapidplay 2016 @ Temple Moor High School
Nov 12 – Nov 13 all-day
Golders Green FIDE Rapid @ Golders Green Church Hall
Nov 12 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

16th Claires Court PTA Chess Festival @ Claires Court Junior Boys School
Nov 12 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Richard Hogg Email: rih@clairescourt.net
One Day Junior Congress with U12, U10 and U8 Sections qualifying for the London Junior Championships at Maidenhead, Berkshire | Entry form

2020 Leeds Qualifier @ Leeds University
Nov 12 @ 12:00 pm – 6:30 pm

2020
Contact: Peter Hornsby Email: director@2020chess.com Web: http://www.2020chess.com

A National Rapidplay Team Championship open to all! Kindly sponsored by Chess & Bridge
Events taking place across the country including: Edinburgh: 22nd October; London: 29th October; Leeds: 12th November; York 21st January; Birmingham 28th January; February 4th February.
Leading to a Super-Final next summer to determine the best 20/20 Chess team of four in the UK with cash prizes trophies and medals up for grabs along the way! Just £10 per person to participate!
(Don’t have a team? Don’t worry, you can also sign up as an individual and be randomly allocated into a mixed Barbarians side on the day) Recognised by the English Chess Federation | Flyer

Nov
13
Sun
2016
Sussex Junior Horsham Tournament @ The Forest School
Nov 13 @ 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; U11 Minor, U11 Major, U18 Minor, U18 Major | Entry form

2016 Warwickshire Junior Championships @ Arden Academy
Nov 13 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Alex Holowczak Email: alexholowczak@gmail.com Web: http://juniorchampionship.warwickshirechess.org/
Open to players resident, or at school in the City of Birmingham, the City of Coventry, Solihull, and the five boroughs of Warwickshire: North Warwickshire, Bedworth & Nuneaton, Rugby, Stratford-upon-Avon and Warwick | Entry form

3rd Brentwood U12 Train & Play – Christmas Special! @ Bardswell Social Club
Nov 13 @ 10:15 am – 4:00 pm

Contact: Richard Pert Email: richpert@hotmail.com
A training session from one of three highly ranked coaches, and three ECF rapid graded games against opposition of a similar standard. Christmas Special where all children & parents will get a chance to take on the coaches in an afternoon simultaneous to end the day – hosted by International Master & Essex Champion Richard Pert. Late breaking news! Guest coach – GM Jon Speelman! | Entry form

Nov
16
Wed
2016
CCF Daytime Chess – Autumn 2016 @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road
Nov 16 @ 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.

Nov
19
Sat
2016
4NCL Rounds 1 and 2 / Weekend 1
Nov 19 – Nov 20 all-day
Musketeers’ 27th Annual One Day Junior Chess Congress @ Shurdington Social Centre
Nov 19 all-day

Contact: A Bird Email: admin@musketeersjuniorchess.com Web: http://musketeersjuniorchess.com/chess-congresses
Musketeers Juniors Chess Club is once again hosting its annual friendly Club Junior Chess Congress. The ethos of the day is one of friendly competition for both beginners and experienced players – an ideal introduction to tournament chess. There will be a variety of prizes rewarding individuals’ success in each section plus the Musketeers’ Schools’ Prize for the Junior School and the Secondary School each with the highest combined score of their top four scoring players | Entry form

Nov
20
Sun
2016
Kent Junior Chess Association – GP3 @ Bullers Wood School
Nov 20 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: Jo Wildman Email: jowildman@hotmail.com Web: http://www.kjca.org/event/147
KJCA GP3 tournament. This is a rapidplay tournament for all U18 as at the 1st September 2016.
There are four sections: U9, U11, U14 and U18. It is part of the Kent GP which includes eight tournaments throughout the season. For further details and to register, please see our website at www.kjca.org. Any queries, please email webmaster@kjca.org

2016 North Wales Autumn Junior Chess Tournament @ Venue Cymru
Nov 20 @ 9:30 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: Syringa Camp Email: northwaleschess@aol.com Web: https://www.facebook.com/NorthWalesJuniorChessAssociation/
Entries received by 5th November will go into a prize draw for a chance to win back their entry fee. Age as at 1st January 2017 – U18 and U8 sections open to players from all areas. U9, U10, U11 sections are qualifiers open only to those eligible to compete in the 2017 Welsh Junior Championships. Players in these age groups who are not eligible are welcome to enter the U18 section instead, which is open to all.
Trophies for 1st and medals for 2nd/3rd U7-U11; cash prizes in U18 section – 1st £40, 2nd £20 in overall section; North Wales Champion age titles for highest placed eligible players U7-U18

Basildon Junior Chess Congress @ Kingswood Primary School
Nov 20 @ 9:45 am – 5:45 pm

Contact: Nathanael Lutton Email: chessorganiser@gmail.com Web: http://twokingschess.com
London Junior Chess Championship Qualifying event. U6, U8, U10, U12, U14 and U18 sections with 20 minutes each plus 10 seconds added per move | Entry form

Basildon Rapidplay Chess Congress @ Kingswood Primary School
Nov 20 @ 9:45 am – 5:45 pm

Contact: Nathanael Lutton Email: chessorganiser@gmail.com Web: http://twokingschess.com
Rapidplay congress with 20 minutes each plus 10 seconds added per move. This event is run alongside the Basildon Junior Chess Congress and is combined with the Under 18 section | Entry form

Colindale Children’s Chess Tournament @ The Pulse Community Flat
Nov 20 @ 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Contact: Marc Shaw Email: marc.shaw.chess@gmail.com
ECF graded childrens’ chess tournament with training in-between matches by experienced chess coaches | Entry form