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 …

Jan
5
Thu
2017
Hendon ‘First Thursday’ Blitz @ Golders Green Unitarians Church, 31½ Hoop Lane, London NW11 8BS
Jan 5 all-day

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

Jan
6
Fri
2017
Shropshire Congress @ Wrekin Housing Trust, Telford TF3 4AW
Jan 6 – Jan 8 all-day

Contact: Steve Rooney Email: steve.rooney@busandcoach.com Web: http://www.shropshirechesscongress.org.uk
FIDE Open, Major and Minor sections. A welcoming event at a superb venue which provides excellent facilities for an enjoyable weekend of competitive chess [MAP]

12th 4NCL FIDE Rated Congress @ The Old Swan Hotel, Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Jan 6 @ 7:00 pm – Jan 8 @ 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_12.htm

Castle Chess – 5th Winchester Chess Congress @ Holiday Inn, Winchester SO21 1HZ
Jan 6 @ 7:00 pm – Jan 8 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: Tony Corfe Email: tony@mrcorfe.com Web: http://www.castlechess.co.uk
CHAMPIONSHIP U195 incl. Premier U175; MAJOR U155 incl. Intermediate U135; MINOR U115 incl. Challenger U195. Guaranteed prize fund minimum £180 per event – 6 rounds [MAP]

Jan
7
Sat
2017
Golders Green FIDE Rapid Chess @ Golders Green Parish Church Hall, West Heath Drive, London NW11 7QG
Jan 7 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

Maidenhead Junior Club Tournament @ Claires Court Junior Boys School, Maidenhead SL6 4QQ
Jan 7 @ 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 [MAP] Entry form

Chess Coaching for Kids @ Edenbridge Leisure Centre Stangrove Park Edenbridge Kent TN8 5LU
Jan 7 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Contact: Prodigy Chess Academy Email: ashokmca@gmail.com [MAP]
Couldn’t be a better time, age and method to bring your kids chess knowledge. Please express your interest for any other age groups and we will endeavour to accommodate as and when possible.

Jan
10
Tue
2017
Greater London Chess Club Evening Blitz Tournament @ St George's Bloomsbury, 6 Little Russell St, London WC1A 2SD
Jan 10 @ 6:45 pm – 10:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Blades Email: tournaments@glcc.org.uk Web: http://www.glcc.org.uk
Single section, FIDE rated open blitz tournament, 10 rounds. Rate of play 3 minutes + 2 second increments. Entry fee (non-GLCC members) £8 in advance or £12 after 6pm on Monday 9 January. 40% of entry fees returned as prizes, remainder to club funds [MAP] Entry form

Jan
11
Wed
2017
CCF Daytime Chess – Spring 2017 @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road, Coulsdon
Jan 11 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Contact: CCF Email: chess@ccfworld.com Web: http://www.ccfworld.com/Chess/ChessClubHome/ChessClubSeniorsIndex.htm
Every Wednesday between 11th January 2017 and 12th April 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]

Jan
13
Fri
2017
16th PRAGUE OPEN @ Olympik Hotel, Sokolovska 138, Praha 8
Jan 13 – Jan 20 all-day

Contact: Jan Mazuch Email: j.mazuch@avekont.cz Details: http://www.czechtour.net/prague-open/
2 FIDE opens (one with IM norm) 

Jan
14
Sat
2017
26th Keres Memorial @ Original Hotel Sokos Viru, Tallinn, Estonia
Jan 14 – Jan 15 all-day

Details: here

46th Hampstead FIDE Congress U2200/U1900/U135 @ Henderson Court Resource Centre, 102 Fitzjohn's Avenue, London NW3 6NS
Jan 14 – Jan 15 all-day

Contact: 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

4NCL Rounds 3 and 4 / Weekend 2
Jan 14 – Jan 15 all-day
4NCL Rounds 3 and 4 / Weekend 2
Jan 14 – Jan 15 all-day

4ncl-newestDe Vere Wokefield Park (Division 3 South, Division 4 South)

4NCL Rounds 3 and 4 / Weekend 2
Jan 14 – Jan 15 all-day
Somerset New Year Congress @ Walton Park Hotel, Wellington Terrace, Clevedon, North Somerset BS21 7BL
Jan 14 – Jan 15 all-day

*** THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL ***
Contact: Rebecca Gardiner Email: congresssecretary@hotmail.com Web: http://somersetchesscongress.webs.com
Five round seeded Swiss tournament with 3 sections – U175, U145 & U120 [WEB]
*** THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL ***

ECF National Schools Girls’ Northern Semi-Finals @ Bridgewater School, Worsley Rd, Worsley, Manchester M28 2WQ
Jan 14 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Andrew Martin Email: a.martin2007@yahoo.co.uk Web: https://englishchess.org.uk/NSCC/
Teams of three; U11 and U19 events; enter at the ECF official National Schools website; all standards welcome from novice to expert. The ECF wants to get as many girls playing and enjoying chess as possible [MAP]

CCF New Year FIDE Rapid Play @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road, Coulsdon
Jan 14 @ 10:15 am – 6:30 pm

Contact: CCF Email: chess@ccfworld.com Web: http://www.ccfworld.com/Chess/Adult%20Competitions/Rapidplay_New%20Year.html
FIDE Rated Rapid Play with an Open section plus enough sections below it to satisfy the entry [MAP]

Jan
15
Sun
2017
ECF National Schools Girls’ Southern Semi-Finals @ St Catherine's School, Station Rd, Bramley, Guildford GU5 0AY
Jan 15 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Andrew Martin Email: a.martin2007@yahoo.co.uk Web: https://englishchess.org.uk/NSCC/
Teams of three; U11 and U19 events; enter at the ECF official National Schools website; all standards welcome from novice to expert. The ECF wants to get as many girls playing and enjoying chess as possible [MAP]

Lothians Allegro 2017 @ The Quay, 131 New St, Musselburgh EH21 6DH
Jan 15 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Dave Watson Email: stillgamedave70@hotmail.com Web: http://chesscotland.com
An Allegro Event over five rounds. Four sections Open, U1900, U1600 & U1300. The venue is suitable for disabled and wheelchair users. Free car park and good local public transport available [MAP] Entry form

1st H+H Fire U14 Train & Play @ Bardswell Social Club, Weald Rd, Brentwood CM14 4SX
Jan 15 @ 10:15 am – 4:00 pm

Contact: Richard Pert Email: richpert@hotmail.com Web: http://www.britishchess.co.uk
U14 training combined with rapid graded games. Day hosted by IM Richard Pert and Robin Slade with guest coach IM Adam Hunt. All standards catered for, free friendly parents tournament running alongside [MAP] Entry form

Jan
21
Sat
2017
16th MARIENBAD OPEN @ Olympik Hotel, Sokolovska 138, Praha 8
Jan 21 – Jan 28 all-day

Contact: Jan Mazuch Email: j.mazuch@avekont.cz Details: http://www.czechtour.net/marienbad-open/
GM and IM round robin tournaments, FIDE open 

Junior 4NCL @ St Johns Hotel, 651 Warwick Rd, Solihull B91 1AT
Jan 21 – Jan 22 all-day
Maidenhead Junior Club Tournament @ Claires Court Junior Boys School, Cannon Lane, Maidenhead, Berkshire; postcode of entrance drive SL6 4QQ
Jan 21 @ 9:30 am – 1:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Dennis Email: nigelwdennis@btinternet.com Web: http://nigelwdennis.wixsite.com/mysite [MAP]
Delancey UK Chess Challenge Tournament Qualifying for the Megafinal for children under the age of 11. Separate tournament for children over the age of 11 | Entry form

Poplar Rapid-Play @ Langley Hall, St.Nicholas Church Centre, Ettrick Street, Poplar, London E14 0QD
Jan 21 @ 10:30 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Norman Went Email: DocklandsChess@yahoo.co.uk Web: http://www.spanglefish.com/docklandschessclub [MAP]
2 grade band sections – Minor Under 130 and Major Under 171. 30 minutes per player per game. 6 rounds | Entry form