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 …

Dec
28
Thu
2017
Hastings International Chess Congress @ Horntye Park Sport Complex, Bohemia Road Hastings TN34 1EX
Dec 28 2017 @ 2:15 pm – Jan 7 2018 @ 9:30 pm

Contact: Alan Hustwayte Email: alan.b.hustwayte@tesco.net Web: http://www.hastingschess.com [MAP]
The annual (93rd) Hastings International Chess Congress includes 9-round FIDE Masters tournament, Christmas and New Year 4 and 5 round tournaments and the 5 round 35th Hastings Weekend Congress with a FIDE Rated Open and Intermediate and Under-130 tournaments | Entry form

Jan
3
Wed
2018
Irish 50+/65+ Championships 2018 @ Talbot Hotel, Stillorgan, Dublin
Jan 3 @ 6:00 pm – Jan 7 @ 7:00 pm

Contact: John McMorrow Email: mcmorrowjohn@gmail.com Web: http://www.icu.ie/events/981 [MAP]
A tournament open to anyone over 50 years of age on 12/31/2018. 7 rounds over 5 days in a 1-2-1-2-1 format

Irish New Year Norm Events @ Talbot Hotel, Stillorgan, Dublin
Jan 3 @ 6:00 pm – Jan 7 @ 7:00 pm

Contact: John McMorrow Email: mcmorrowjohn@gmail.com Web: http://www.icu.ie/events/983 [MAP]
GM Norm event – 6 IRL players + GM Korneev: space for 1 GM and 2 IMs; IM Norm event – 6 IRL players + IM Sodoma + IM Escobar: space for 1IM

Jan
4
Thu
2018
Hendon First Thursday Blitz @ Golders Green Unitarians Church, 31½ Hoop Lane, London NW11 8BS
Jan 4 all-day

Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Web: www.hendonchessclub.com [MAP]
Time control : G10 (all in ten minutes each); Swiss 6 round Open (one section)

Jan
5
Fri
2018
Shropshire Chess Congress @ Wrekin Housing Trust, Colliers Way, Telford TF3 4AW
Jan 5 @ 9:30 am

Contact: Steve Rooney Email: steve.rooney@busandcoach.com Web: http://www.shropshirechesscongress.co.uk [MAP]
A friendly and warm welcome awaits at the Shropshire Congress. Great chess, excellent venue and scrumptious food! New for 2018 – additional section. FIDE-rated Open with £1,000 top prize, plus Major, Intermediate and Minor

Jan
6
Sat
2018
ECF Chess Academy Study Weekend @ TBA
Jan 6 – Jan 7 all-day

ECF Chess Academy Study Weekend for the International Programme (Years 1, 2 and 3) and the Academy Plus Programme (Year 3). 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 Juniors website although you may email the ECF Director of Junior Chess directly if you wish. These study weekends are for advanced players.

Maidenhead Junior Club Tournament @ Claires Court Junior Boys School, Cannon Lane, Maidenhead, Berkshire
Jan 6 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Dennis Email: nigelwdennis@btinternet.com Web: http://nigelwdennis.wixsite.com/mysite Postcode for entrance drive – SL6 4QQ
Beginners section and Under 130 rapid play grade section, which may be divided into two or more further sections | Entry form

Sussex Junior Hastings Rapidplay @ St Mary Star of the Sea Primary School, Magdalen Rd, St Leonards on Sea TN37 6EU
Jan 6 @ 9:45 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Anita McMahon Email: sjcentrymanager@gmail.com Web: http://sussexjuniorchess.org [MAP]
6 round Swiss rapidplay in 4 sections — U11 Minor, U11 Major, U18 Minor, U18 Major | Entry form

Golders Green FIDE Rapid Chess Tournament @ St Luke’s Church in Kidderpore Avenue, London NW3 7SU
Jan 6 @ 10:30 am – 5:45 pm

Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Web: http://www.goldersgreenchess.blogspot.co.uk [MAP]
Five sections based on English Chess Federation Rapidplay grades – Open to All (the strongest section); Under 170 Major; Under 145 Minor; Under 120 Amateur; Under 80 My First Tournament

Jan
7
Sun
2018
Wey Valley Chess Training Day @ Therfield School, Leatherhead, Dilston Road, Leatherhead KT22 7NZ
Jan 7 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

Email: weyvalleychesstraining@gmail.com Web: https://www.picatic.com/event15118217107625 [MAP]
Chess Training Day, led by GM Nick Pert. The event will consist of group sessions led by a coach, ECF graded games (which will then be analysed on a 1-1 basis by one of the coaches) and a fun event (e.g. blitz tournament, simultaneous display against the coaches or something similar) to end the day. The event is open to any ECF junior who is under 13 as at 1 September 2017

Jan
8
Mon
2018
3rd Brainstormchess Blitz Victoria @ The Shakespeare, 99 Buckingham Palace Rd, Victoria SW1W 0RP
Jan 8 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Over £300 in prizes! Venue is right outside Victoria station. For more details and to enter online please go to https://form.jotformeu.com/73506022496354

Jan
9
Tue
2018
GLCC Evening Blitz Tournament @ Upper Vestry House, St George's Bloomsbury Little Russell Street London WC1A 2HR
Jan 9 @ 6:45 pm – 10:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Blades Email: tournaments@glcc.org.uk Web: http://www.glcc.org.uk [MAP]
Single section FIDE rated Swiss tournament, 10 rounds, 3 minutes + 2 second increments per player per game. Open to all players, 40% of entry fees returned as 1st, 2nd and rating prizes | Entry form

Jan
12
Fri
2018
50th Mulcahy Memorial 2018 @ Gresham Metropole Hotel, McCurtain Street, Cork
Jan 12 @ 7:30 pm – Jan 14 @ 7:00 pm

Contact: Pat Twomey Email: ptwomey@hotmail.com Web: http://www.icu.ie/events/973 [MAP]
The 50th Mulcahy Memorial looks set to be one of the strongest in the recent history of the event. The tournament takes place in the Metropole Hotel from Friday 12th January to Sunday 14th January 2018

Jan
13
Sat
2018
4NCL Rounds 3 and 4 / Weekend 2
Jan 13 – Jan 14 all-day

Divisions 1 and 2 – St Johns Hotel, Solihull
Divisions 3 South and 4 – De Vere Wokefield Estate
Division 3 North – Mercure Bolton Georgian House

Somerset New Year Congress @ Walton Park Hotel, Wellington Terrace, Clevedon, North Somerset, BS21 7BL
Jan 13 @ 9:30 am – Jan 14 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: Rebecca Gardiner Email: congresssecretary@hotmail.com Web: http://somersetchesscongress.webs.com/ [MAP]
Five round seeded Swiss tournament with 3 sections – U175, U145 & U120 | Entry form

Yorkshire Junior One Day Rapidplay @ Wigginton Primary School, Westfield Lane, Wigginton, York YO32 2FZ
Jan 13 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Contact: Noel Stewart Email: noel338@btinternet.com Web: http://www.whiterosejuniorchessacademy.org.uk [MAP]
Rapidplay for juniors ages 6-18. 3 sections – Open, Minor and Novices. Some good training provided by ECF accredited coaches | Entry form

CCF New Year FIDE Rated Rapid Play @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey CR5 3BA
Jan 13 @ 10:15 am – 6:30 pm

Contact: Scott Freeman Email: chess@ccfworld.com Web: http://www.ccfworld.com/Chess/Adult%20Competitions/Rapidplay_New%20Year.html [MAP]
A 7 round FIDE-rated rapidplay with an Open section plus as many other sections as entries allow

Jan
14
Sun
2018
Kenilworth Junior Open @ Kenilworth School & Sports College, Leyes Lane, Kenilworth CV8 2DA
Jan 14 all-day

Contact: Alex Holowczak Email: alexholowczak@gmail.com Web: http://www.warwickshirechess.org/ [MAP]
5 rounds, sections for Under 11 and Under 18, and grade-restricted sections for all juniors.

Southend Junior Tournament @ Prince Avenue Academy Hornby Avenue Westcliff-on-Sea Essex SS0 0LG
Jan 14 @ 9:30 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: Dave Hawkins Email: davehawkins126@googlemail.com Web: http://www.ejca.co.uk [MAP]
Essex Junior Grand Prix 2017/18 Round Three

Lothians Allegro @ The Quay, 131 New Street, Musselburgh, East Lothian EH21 6DH
Jan 14 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: David Stewart Email: davidstewartgm@hotmail.co.uk Web: http://chessscotland.com [MAP]
A rapidplay event over five rounds in which there are four sections. The venue is suitable for disabled players, including wheelchair users. The time control is 25 minutes plus 5 seconds per move | Entry form

Jan
19
Fri
2018
17th 4NCL FIDE Rated Congress @ The Old Swan Hotel, Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Jan 19 @ 7:00 pm – Jan 21 @ 7:00 pm

4NCLFIDE Open, FIDE U2000 (ECF U175), ECF U135. Five rounds Friday 7pm – Sunday 7pm [MAP] – for entry forms, information – www.4ncl.co.uk/fide/information_17.htm

Jan
20
Sat
2018
Junior 4NCL @ Park Inn, Telford
Jan 20 – Jan 21 all-day
Maidenhead Junior Club Tournament @ Claires Court Junior Boys School, Cannon Lane, Maidenhead, Berkshire
Jan 20 @ 9:30 am – 1:00 pm

Postcode of entrance drive is RG9 1QY [MAP] Contact: Nigel Dennis Email: nigelwdennis@btinternet.com Website: http://nigelwdennis.wixsite.com/mysite
Includes Delancey UK Chess Qualifying Tournaments for children under 11. Graded sections, if suitable according to entries. Entry by email with bank transfer available | Entry form

57th Hampstead FIDE Congress @ Henderson Court Resource Centre, 102 Fitzjohn's Avenue, Hampstead, London NW3 6NS
Jan 20 @ 10:30 am – Jan 21 @ 5:30 pm

Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Web: http://www.hampsteadchess.blogspot.co.uk [MAP]
THREE SECTIONS – Under 2200 & Under 1900 plus a section for players who are graded Under 135 on the ECF list

Richmond EPSCA Team Trials @ Orleans Park School Richmond Road TWICKENHAM TW1 3BB
Jan 20 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Contact: Paul McKeown Email: richmond_junior_chess_club@hotmail.com Web: http://www.rjcc.org.uk [MAP]
A qualifying tournament for Richmond Junior’s EPSCA U9, U11 and U11 Girls Teams. 5 rounds rapidplay | Entry form