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
20
Wed
2016
CCF Daytime Chess – Summer Event @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road
Apr 20 @ 2:00 pm – Jul 20 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: Scott Freeman Email: chess@ccfworld.com Tel: 020 8645 9586 Web: http://www.ccfworld.com/Chess/ChessClubHome/ChessClubSeniorsIndex.htm – starts 2:00PM ends 6:00PM. Wednesday afternoons aimed at senior players (but allowing others who happen to be available). Players have a minimum of 5 matches (recently 7-8) during each tournament cycle (there are 3 per year)

Jun
6
Mon
2016
CCF Cup 2016 @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road
Jun 6 @ 7:30 pm – Jul 18 @ 11:00 pm

Contact: Scott Freeman Email: chess@ccfworld.com Tel: 020 8645 9586 Web: http://www.ccfworld.com/Chess/ChessClubHome/ChessClubIndex.htm – 7 consecutive Mondays, starts 7:30PM ends 11:00PM. Open to anyone, our club’s Summer tournament. 7 rounds over 7 consecutive Mondays with 5 different sections, all FIDE Rated

Jul
1
Fri
2016
Batumi Municipality Cup 2016 @ KAISA Palace
Jul 1 – Jul 12 all-day

Tournament Director: IA Giorgi Chanturia – Director of the “Chess Club NONA” of Batumi
Contact number: (+995) 577 79 34 37 Web: www.chessbatumi.ge | Details

Jul
7
Thu
2016
13th South Wales International Open @ Park Inn Hotel
Jul 7 – Jul 13 all-day

Contact: Kevin Staveley Email: kevin.staveley@btinternet.com Web: http://www.southwaleschess.co.uk
10 Round FIDE International – guaranteed minimum prizes £1000, £600, £400, £250. Best non-GM £200, plus other prizes (see website for full details). Rate of play: 40 moves in 90 minutes, followed by 30 minutes to finish the game, with an increment of 30 seconds per move from move one.

Hendon ‘First Thursday’ Blitz Chess Tournament @ Golders Green Unitarians Church
Jul 7 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

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Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Web: http://www.hendonchessclub.com/blitz/
One section, Swiss system tournament. 1st prize £20, 2nd Prize £10 and £10 prize for the highest Hendon Chess Club member.

Jul
8
Fri
2016
9th 4NCL FIDE Rated Congress @ Park Inn Birmingham West
Jul 8 @ 7:00 pm – Jul 10 @ 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_09.htm

Jul
9
Sat
2016
Weald Congress @ The Sports Centre
Jul 9 – Jul 10 all-day

Contact: Carol Graham Email: info@wealdchesscongress.org Web: http://www.wealdchesscongress.org
5 round Swiss in 4 sections; Open, Major (U175), Intermediate (U140), Minor (U110). Early entry discount before 26th June | Entry form

UK Chess Challenge Northern Gigafinal @ Wright Robinson School
Jul 9 @ 9:00 am – Jul 10 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: Mike Basman Email: admin@ukchesschallenge.com Tel: 07715041320 Web: http://www.delanceyukschoolschesschallenge.com
Third stage of four stage event which starts in schools in January – by qualification only from a regional Megafinal

Maidenhead Junior Club Tournament @ Claires Court Junior Boys School
Jul 9 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Dennis Email: nigelwdennis@btinternet.com Web: http://www.maidenheadchess.btik.com
Section for beginners and section for juniors rated below 110 rapid play | Entry form

4th DeMontford Bell Kings Place Festival @ Kings Place
Jul 9 @ 10:30 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Web: http://www.kingsplace.co.uk/chess
Open (for more experienced players), Major Under 170, Minor Under 145, Amateur Under 120, My First Chess Tournament Under 85. The top four sections are FIDE (Internationally) rated and all sections are ECF graded. Six games of tournament chess – ECF graded, no membership of a chess club is required; ideal for your first foray into the world of competitive chess. Get a grade in one tournament!

Jul
10
Sun
2016
Stockport Blitz @ The GUILDHALL
Jul 10 @ 1:00 pm – 6:15 pm

Contact: Peter Taylor Email: pht@rover12.wanadoo.co.uk
8 round Swiss. Each player has 10 minutes for all moves. One section for all players.
Prizes first £60, second £40. At least 2 grading – £30 each. Enter before the day by post or by email or on the day before the start | Entry form

Jul
14
Thu
2016
Czech Open 2016 – 27th International Chess and Games Festival @ Tipsport Arena
Jul 14 – Jul 31 all-day

Contact: Jan Mazuch Email: j.mazuch@avekont.cz Web: http://www.czechopen.net/
GM Open, 4 FIDE Opens, rapid, blitz and many other tournaments. Prize fund ca. 25 000 EUR
Accommodation from 9 EUR, meals in restaurants from 3,5 EUR. Detailed regulations will be available in March 2016 | Entry form

Jul
15
Fri
2016
UK Chess Challenge Southern Gigafinal @ Rivermead Leisure Complex
Jul 15 @ 9:00 am – Jul 16 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: Mike Basman Email: admin@ukchesschallenge.com Tel: 07715041320 Web: http://www.delanceyukschoolschesschallenge.com
Third stage of four stage event which starts in schools in January – by qualification only from a regional Megafinal. Section winners from this tournament will go on to the Terafinal to be held in August at Loughborough Grammar School

5th Leeds Chess Congress @ Wellington Hill Residents Association Club House
Jul 15 @ 7:00 pm – Jul 17 @ 5:45 pm

Contact: Philip Higgins Email: congress@leedschessclub.co.uk Web: http://congress.leedschessclub.co.uk

Friday start is 7pm to 10.30pm. Saturday is 10am to 5.45pm. Sunday is 10am to 5.45pm, with prize-giving 6pm or earlier | Entry form

English Women’s Championship 2016 @ Park Inn Birmingham West
Jul 15 @ 7:00 pm – Jul 17 @ 7:00 pm

Contact: Alex Holowczak Email: director.homechess@englishchess.org.uk Web: https://www.englishchess.org.uk/competitions-plp/english-womens-championship/
Round One: Friday 19.00-23.00 | Round Two: Saturday 10.00-14.00 | Round Three: Saturday 15.00-19.00 | Round Four: Sunday 10.00-14.00 | Round Five: Sunday 15.00-19.00
Entry Fee – £10 Prizes – 1st: £500, 2nd: £300, 3rd: £100. Also – Best Performance Prizes: £100
The winner will also qualify for a place in the England women’s team in the 2017 European Team Championship. In the event of a tie for 1st place, the prize money will be shared, and the player in the tie with the highest rating in the May 2017 FIDE-rating list will be selected.

Jul
16
Sat
2016
Golders Green FIDE Rapid @ Golders Green Church Hall
Jul 16 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

Jul
17
Sun
2016
Chester Junior Chess Congress @ The King's School
Jul 17 @ 9:30 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: Jixin Yang Email: jixinyang@hotmail.com Web: http://cnwjc.weebly.com/
An open 6-round rapidplay tournament for juniors with sections for: under 18, under 14, under 11 and under 9 (at 31st August 2015). Please see the entry form for further details | Entry form

Jul
20
Wed
2016
CCF Daytime Chess – Summer Event @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road
Jul 20 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Contact: Scott Freeman Email: chess@ccfworld.com Tel: 020 8645 9586 Web: http://www.ccfworld.com/Chess/ChessClubHome/ChessClubSeniorsIndex.htm – starts 2:00PM ends 6:00PM. Wednesday afternoons aimed at senior players (but allowing others who happen to be available). Players have a minimum of 5 matches (recently 7-8) during each tournament cycle (there are 3 per year)

Jul
23
Sat
2016
British Chess Championships @ Bournemouth Pavilion
Jul 23 – Aug 6 all-day

Contact: Kevin Staveley / Alex Holowczak Email: manager.british@englishchess.org.uk Web: www.britishchesschampionships.co.uk
Includes – the British Championships, the British Seniors Championships, the British Graded Championships, the British Junior Championships, Major Open, Open Morning and Afternoon Tournaments, the English Open Rapidplay, the British Blitz and Weekend Tournaments – all details on the website

Chess Coaching at the British Chess Championship 2016 @ Bournemouth Pavilion
Jul 23 – Aug 6 all-day

Contact: Ravikumar Email: chesscheck@gmail.com
Individual Chess Coaching with IM Ravikumar
Are you – a person who really enjoys chess? An ambitious and enthusiastic player? Interested in reaching County, National and International level? Already playing regularly in tournaments?
If the answer is yes to all these questions then you might like to consider one-to-one coaching with FIDE Trainer & IM Ravikumar. Coaching will be available in person at the British Chess Championship 2016, or using the internet via Skype and the Internet Chess Club. The coaching features one 1 hour session per round . Your games will be discussed and openings as well as tactics preparation.

Docklands Rapid-Play @ St. Nicholas Church Centre
Jul 23 @ 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

Jul
28
Thu
2016
Children’s Chess Camp @ Broadoak & Smallshaw Community Centre
Jul 28 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Contact: David Hardy Email: davidghardy57@gmail.com Web: http://www.ashtonccc.co.uk
Chess camp for children | Details

Jul
29
Fri
2016
Children’s Chess Camp @ Broadoak & Smallshaw Community Centre
Jul 29 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Contact: David Hardy Email: davidghardy57@gmail.com Web: http://www.ashtonccc.co.uk
Chess camp for children | Details

Jul
30
Sat
2016
Commonwealth Chess Championship 2016 @ Citrus Hotel
Jul 30 – Aug 7 all-day

Contact: Luxman Wijesuriya Tel: +94-715397829 Email: cfslnew@gmail.com Web: www.cfslonline.com
Details

Aug
4
Thu
2016
Hendon ‘First Thursday’ Blitz Chess Tournament @ Golders Green Unitarians Church
Aug 4 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

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Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Web: http://www.hendonchessclub.com/blitz/
One section, Swiss system tournament. 1st prize £20, 2nd Prize £10 and £10 prize for the highest Hendon Chess Club member.