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 about! 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 – 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 September 7th 2020) | To submit an online event for ECF Online rating – click here
* 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
6
Wed
2016
CCF Daytime Chess – Spring Tournament @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road
Jan 6 @ 2:00 pm – Apr 13 @ 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)

Apr
2
Sat
2016
Colin Crouch Celebration Chess Congress @ Harrow High School
Apr 2 – Apr 10 all-day

Contact: Stewart Reuben Email: stewartreuben@aol.com Tel: 0208 892 6660 Web: http://colincrouchccc.co.uk/ – incorporating the English Senior Championships, Intermediate Tournament, Weekender, morning events and junior tournaments | Entry form

 

FIRST SATURDAY GM-IM-FM tournament @ MEDOSZ Hotel
Apr 2 – Apr 12 all-day

Contact: IO Nagy Laszlo Email: firstsat@hu.inter.net Web: http://www.firstsaturday.hu
International all-play-all tournaments for GM-IM-norms and FIDE ELO ratings.

Apr
6
Wed
2016
Hévíz International Chess Festival @ Hotel Majerik
Apr 6 – Apr 14 all-day

Contact: János RIGÓ Email: rigochess@gmail.com Web: http://www.rigochess.hu/
Details here

Apr
8
Fri
2016
Gosforth Kids Chess Tournament @ Newcastle Great Park Community Centre
Apr 8 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Contact: Charlie Storey Email: storey@charliechess.com
Coaches are DBS-checked and parents may stay. Charlie Storey is an official ECF Academy Under 18 Chess Coach. Chess tournament element starts at 5:30pm – coaching / friendly games before that from 4:30pm – 5:30pm

Edinburgh Congress @ St Thomas of Aquins High School
Apr 8 @ 6:30 pm – Apr 10 @ 7:00 pm

Contact: David Stewart Email: davidstewartgm@hotmail.co.uk Web: http://chessscotland.com
| Entry form | the largest annual event in Scotland. The city centre centre venue with free car park has easy access for all disabled players including wheelchair users. Chess Bookstall is being provided by Jim Fisher of Chess & Bridge, London

Apr
9
Sat
2016
Teignmouth Rapidplay Congress @ The Salle Trinity School
Apr 9 @ 9:45 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Mr Norman Tidy Email: bloke795@gmail.com Web: http://www.chessdevon.co.uk/
One day Rapidplay Swiss event. Two sections: Open (over 140) and Graded (under 140). Jan 2015 ECF Grading list will be used.

34th St.Albans Congress @ St. Columba's College
Apr 9 @ 10:00 am – Apr 10 @ 6:30 pm

Contact: Terry Douse Email: stalbanscongress@yahoo.co.uk Website: http://www.stalbanscongress.com
Prize fund £3000.00. 5 sections – Minor U120, Intermediate U140, Major U160, Challengers U180, Open no grade limits. Spacious playing hall, separate large dining room and very large, free car park.

English Chess Challenge Qualifier @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road
Apr 9 @ 10:45 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Scott Freeman Email: chess@ccfworld.com Tel: 020 8645 9586 Web: http://www.ccfworld.com/Chess/Junior%20Home%20Page/ECC_Qual_info.htm – starts 10:45AM ends 6:00PM. Qualification event for the English Chess Challenge semi-finals/final

National Club Championships 2016 @ Holiday Inn Birmingham Airport
Apr 9 @ 12:30 pm – Apr 10 @ 2:30 pm

Round times — Round 1 – Saturday, 12.30; Round 2 – Saturday, 17.00; Round 3 – Sunday, 10.00; Round 4 – Sunday, 14.30
Contact: Alex Holowczak/Guy Greenland Email: nationalclub@englishchess.org.uk Web: https://www.englishchess.org.uk/competitions-plp/national-club-championships/

 

Apr
10
Sun
2016
Polar Capital Jersey International Chess Tournament @ Hotel Ambassadeur
Apr 10 – Apr 16 all-day

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Contact: Paul Wojciechowski Email: paulmwoj@gmail.com Web: www.jerseychessclub.com/the-polar-capital-tournament
90 mins each + 30s a move; 9 round FIDE Open and 7 Round FIDE-rated Holiday plus Jersey Blitz
Championshipwww.jerseychessclub.com/the-polar-capital-tournament

Apr
12
Tue
2016
Training with GM Bogdan Lalic @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road
Apr 12 @ 7:30 am – 9:30 pm

Contact: Scott Freeman Email: chess@ccfworld.com Tel: 020 8645 9586 Web:
http://www.ccfworld.com/Chess/Adult%20Competitions/Lalic%20Coaching.htm – starts 7:30AM
ends 9:30PM. A series of 5 two hour sessions, repeating the very successful sessions held
in the early part of last year

Apr
13
Wed
2016
CCF Daytime Chess – Spring Tournament @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road
Apr 13 @ 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)

Apr
15
Fri
2016
Gosforth Kids Chess Tournament @ Newcastle Great Park Community Centre
Apr 15 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Contact: Charlie Storey Email: storey@charliechess.com
Coaches are DBS-checked and parents may stay. Charlie Storey is an official ECF Academy Under 18 Chess Coach. Chess tournament element starts at 5:30pm – coaching / friendly games before that from 4:30pm – 5:30pm

Durham County Chess Association Congress @ Houghton Sports Center
Apr 15 @ 6:30 pm – Apr 17 @ 5:45 pm

Contact: Fred Stobbart Email: fred.stobbart1@gmail.com Tel: 01915263159
5 round annual Swiss tournament, 3 levels: Open, Major and Minor. Good transport links, plentiful free parking | Entry form

Apr
16
Sat
2016
ECF Board Meeting
Apr 16 all-day
ECF Finance Council Meeting
Apr 16 all-day
EPSCA Girls’ Final
Apr 16 all-day
41st Nottingham Congress @ Nottingham High School
Apr 16 @ 9:30 am – Apr 17 @ 5:30 pm

Contact: Robert Richmond Email: robrchmnd@aol.com Website: http://www.nottschess.org
OPEN / U165 / U135 / U110 – Entry form and on-line entry available on the Notts chess website

Chipping Sodbury Rapidplay @ Old Grammar School
Apr 16 @ 10:30 am – 5:45 pm

Contact: Graham Mill-Wilson Email: tugmw@blueyonder.co.uk Web: http://tugmw4.wix.com/yate-chess-club

6 round rapidplay with 25 mins. on the clock. 3 sections – Open, Major (Under 155), Minor (Under 125). Free parking on street and nearby car park | Entry form

ECF Schools Junior Team Challenge Final @ The King's School
Apr 16 @ 10:30 am – 4:00 pm

Contact: Phillip Beckett Email: dep.manager.secondary@englishchess.org.uk
This is the final of the Under 13 team event and is only for qualified teams.

Poplar Rapid-Play @ Langley Hall
Apr 16 @ 10:30 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Norman Went Email: DocklandsChess@yahoo.co.uk Web: http://www.spanglefish.com/docklandschessclub
6 round Swiss seeded rapidplay tournament with two grade banded sections – Minor, Under 130 and Major Under 171 | Entry form

Apr
17
Sun
2016
Michael Uriely’s 10th Birthday – Chess Memorial Tournament @ Westminster Under School
Apr 17 all-day

Contact: Roy Uriely Email: urielyroy@gmail.com
The tournament is in memory of our beloved Michael, who passed away in August 2015. For further details about the event and to register please go to: Michael Uriely’s Memorial Chess Tournament

Apr
18
Mon
2016
World Amateur Chess Championships 2016 @ Anthemus Sea Resort
Apr 18 – Apr 28 all-day

Entries must be sent by 18 February 2016 to the email info@chess2016.org or to the fax number (+30) 2641500112. Tournament Director – FIDE IO Nikos Kalesis Tel. (+30) 6938326161; Fax (+30) 2641500112; Email: info@chess2016.org; Website: http://www.chess2016.org/

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)