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.

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 – https://britchess.wufoo.com/forms/submit-your-event-ecf-fide/
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This will be picked up and added to the ECF calendar as well if you tick the relevant box.

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
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

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 …


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Jun
27
Thu
2019
19th IPCA World Individual Chess Championships @ A. Bernoláka 1397/1, 034 01 Ružomberok, Slovakia
Jun 27 – Jul 7 all-day
[MAP] Website: www.100.sachrbk.sk Details [PDF]
Jun
30
Sun
2019
Commonwealth Chess Championship 2019 @ Leela Ambience Convention Hotel, Central Business District, Delhi
Jun 30 – Jul 7 all-day

Contact: AK Verma Email: delhichess64@gmail.com [MAP] Click to read / download – 2019 Prospectus

Jul
6
Sat
2019
2019 UK Chess Challenge Midlands Gigafinal @ Grace Academy, Chapelhouse Road, Solihull
Jul 6 – Jul 7 all-day

Contact: Sarah Longson Email: admin@ukchess.co.uk Web: https://www.delanceyukschoolschesschallenge.com/ [MAP] The Gigafinals of the 2019 UK Chess Challenge. Entry by qualification from Megafinals only

Basingstoke Junior Summer Chess training and tournament @ Basingstoke Country Hotel Scures Hill, London Road, Nately Scures, Basingstoke
Jul 6 @ 10:00 am – Jul 7 @ 5:00 pm

Contact: Nick Pert Email: fleetchess@gmail.com Web: https://www.gmchess.co.uk/summer-fide-congress.html [MAP] 1 full day training​ – 10:30 – 17:30. ​4x 45 minute training sessions. Recommended for players up to ECF 130 grade. Fun blitz tournament with the chance to challenge GM Nick Pert. Also – 1 day tournament – 10:45 – 17:00. ​6 rounds

Two-day Standardplay U2200 & U1900 @ Basingstoke Country Hotel, Scures Hill, London Road, Nately Scures, Basingstoke
Jul 6 @ 10:30 am – Jul 7 @ 5:00 pm

Contact: Nick Pert Email: fleetchess@gmail.com Web: https://www.gmchess.co.uk/summer-fide-congress.html [MAP] Adult and junior 5 round standard play chess congress. U2200 & U1900 sections, 60 minutes per player per game PLUS 30 seconds per move. ECF & FIDE rated. £30 entry fee​. Hosted by GM Nick Pert

South Shields FIDE Blitz 2019 @ The Word, Market Place, South Shields
Jul 6 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Contact: Brian Towers Email: blitz@southshieldschessclub.co.uk Web: http://southshieldschessclub.co.uk/ [MAP] 9 round FIDE rated blitz (5+2) in the top floor exhibition area of The Word in South Shields. Free Parking at the Mill Dam Car Park. Entry fee £10. 1st Prize £150, 2nd Prize £100, 3rd Prize £50, 2 x grading prize of £30, Junior (U18) prize – £20 ,Senior (S65) prize – £20 based on min 40 entries, may be adjusted if <40 entries. Max 1 prize per person. Cafeteria on ground floor

Maidenhead Junior Club Tournament @ Cox Green Community Centre, 51 Highfield Lane, Cox Green
Jul 6 @ 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Contact: Nigel Dennis Email: nigelwdennis@btinternet.com Web: https://nigelwdennis.wixsite.com/mysite [MAP] Beginners section, and other sections for more advanced payers. Open to all under the age of 18 | Entry form

Jul
7
Sun
2019
Ashton-under-Lyne Rapidplay @ Broadoak & Smallshaw Community Centre, Broadoak Road, Ashton-under-Lyne
Jul 7 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: David Hardy Email: davidghardy57@gmail.com Web: http://www.ashtonccc.co.uk [MAP] 6 round Swiss with 25 minutes per side. 3 sections – U150, U115, U80/ungraded | Entry form

English Chess Challenge Semi-Final @ Unicorn Primary School Cresswell Drive Beckenham Kent
Jul 7 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: Scott Freeman Email: chess@ccfworld.com | Web [MAP] 5 round tournaments for players of primary school age who have qualified from the opening round of the English Chess Challenge. Players play in separate age groups and gender groups to qualify for the final

7th Martlesham Heath Chess Open @ St Michael & All Angels Church, The Drift, Martlesham Heath
Jul 7 @ 12:45 pm – 6:30 pm

Contact: Dagne Ciuksyte Email: mjchessclub@gmail.com [MAP] Six round Swiss tournament. Time control: 10 minutes each with 10 seconds added per move. All ages are welcome! | Entry form

Hull Grandmaster Simultaneous @ Edwardian Suite, Royal Hotel, 170 Ferensway, Hull
Jul 7 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Contact: Jo Hutchinson Email: johutchinson69@gmail.com Web: http://hullchess.com [MAP] A Simultaneous Exhibition with GM Simon Williams. £15 adults, £10 juniors. 30 players. Excellent venue, prize of Fritz for first winner. Book now on http://hullchess.com | Entry form

Jul
9
Tue
2019
3rd World Junior Chess Championship for the Disabled 2019 @ Crown Plaza Hotel Philadelphia, Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA
Jul 9 – Jul 15 all-day
Jul
11
Thu
2019
Pimlico Summer Tournament @ Community Hall, Under Morgan House, 57 Vauxhall Bridge Road, London
Jul 11 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Contact: Nick Faulks Email: armadillo@northrock.bm Web: https://pimlicochessclub.com/summer-open-tournament/ [MAP] 5 rounds, consecutive Thursday evenings, one round per Thursday. New Pimlico premises, including anaysis room. Time control G/75′ plus 15″ increment. Three sections – Open, U150 and U120 | Entry form

Jul
13
Sat
2019
2019 UK Chess Challenge Northern Gigafinal @ Wright Robinson College, Abbey Hey Lane, Manchester
Jul 13 – Jul 14 all-day

Contact: Sarah Longson Email: admin@ukchess.co.uk Web: https://www.delanceyukschoolschesschallenge.com/ [MAP] The Gigafinals of the 2019 UK Chess Challenge. Entry by qualification from Megafinals only

ECF County Championships Finals @ Kettering Conference & Leisure Centre, Thurston Drive, Kettering, NN15 6PB
Jul 13 all-day
Weald Chess Congress @ The Sports Centre, Copthorne Prep School, Effingham Lane, Copthorne
Jul 13 @ 9:45 am – Jul 14 @ 5:30 pm

Contact: Carol Graham Email: info@wealdchesscongress.org.uk Web: https://wealdchesscongress.org.uk/ [MAP] 5 round Swiss in 4 sections – Open, Major (U175), Intermediate (U140), Minor (U110). £1750 prize fund | Entry form

Golders Green FIDE Rapid Chess @ St Luke’s Church, Kidderpore Avenue, London
Jul 13 @ 10:30 am – 5:45 pm

Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Web: http://www.goldersgreenchess.blogspot.com [MAP] Monthly, 6 rounds, 5 sections – Open, Under 170, Under 145, Under 120 plus NEW Improvers Under 105 section, and an ECF Graded Under 80 Section! 25 minutes each plus 5 seconds a move – http://bit.ly/stlukeschess

Jul
17
Wed
2019
Master Chess Roadshow
Jul 17 – Jul 18 all-day

Revived after 25 years – GM Nigel Davies, IM Andrew Martin and friends. Our first event back, a two day pre-British training camp for players of all ages and ability. One day or two possible. Great conditions for study. Many prizes for excellent work. Lunch included in the price. More info at our Eventbrite page, where you may also sign up – The Master Chess Roadshow with GM Nigel Davies and IM/FST Andrew Martin

Jul
19
Fri
2019
22nd 4NCL FIDE Rated Congress @ Ramada Hotel Telford Ironbridge Forge Gate Telford
Jul 19 – Jul 21 all-day

Web: http://www.4ncl.co.uk/fide/information_22.htm [MAP] FIDE Open, FIDE U2000 (ECF U175), ECF U135. Five rounds Friday 7pm – Sunday 7pm

Jul
20
Sat
2019
2019 UK Chess Challenge Southern Gigafinal @ Sandown Park Racecourse,Portsmouth Rd, Esher KT10 9AJ
Jul 20 – Jul 21 all-day

Contact: Sarah Longson Email: admin@ukchess.co.uk Web: https://www.delanceyukschoolschesschallenge.com/ [MAP] The Gigafinals of the 2019 UK Chess Challenge. Entry by qualification from Megafinals only

Poplar Rapid Chess Tournament @ St. Nicholas Church Centre, Ettrick Street, Poplar, London
Jul 20 @ 10:30 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Norman Went Email: DocklandsChess@yahoo.co.uk Web: http://www.spanglefish.com/docklandschessclub [MAP] 6 rounds, 2 sections. Major Under 171 and Minor Under 130 | Entry form

Jul
23
Tue
2019
East Finchley / Muswell Hill FIDE Rapid @ The Clissold Arms, 105 Fortis Green, London
Jul 23 @ 10:30 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Web: http://www.muswellhillchess.blogspot.com [MAP] We split all entrants into three rated and graded sections on the day – Open / Major and Minor

Jul
26
Fri
2019
British Chess Championships @ Riviera International Centre, Torquay
Jul 26 – Aug 4 all-day
Jul
27
Sat
2019
4th Kingston Rapidplay Chess Tournament @ Richard Mayo Centre Kingston United Reform Church Eden Street Kingston
Jul 27 @ 10:30 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Edward Mospan Email: kingstonchessrapidplay@gmail.com Web: http://www.kingstonchess.org.uk [MAP] The event is divided into three sections by ECF rapidplay grade – Group A – Open; Group B – Under 160; Group C – Under 120. This tournament is FIDE rated and ECF graded.

Jul
28
Sun
2019
2nd Chess & Bridge Blitz Tournament @ Chess & Bridge Shop, 44 Baker Street, London W1 7RT
Jul 28 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Contact: Joao Santos Email: cbstaff.joao@gmail.com Web: http://www.chess.co.uk [MAP] Round Robin Blitz tournament, 5 minute KO (no increment). Registration opens 2.30 pm on the day in store and it’s limited to the first 10 players – first come, first served. Entry fee – £10 (pay on the day). Prizes – 1st – £30 gift voucher; 2nd- £20 gift voucher; 3rd – chess bargain book. All participants get a copy of the latest edition of Chess magazine. Tie-break rules – a) head to head; b) most victories; c) most black games