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
3
Sat
2016
First Saturday GM-IM-ELO @ Hotel Berlin
Dec 3 @ 1:00 pm – Dec 13 @ 3:00 pm

Contact: IO Nagy Laszlo Email: mrfirstsaturday@gmail.com Web: http://www.firstsaturday.hu
Closed tournaments for GM-IM-norm possibility and ELO rating in Budapest …

Dec
5
Mon
2016
Philippine Twin Tournaments @ Subic Bay Peninsular Hotel
Dec 5 – Dec 18 all-day

Contact: Ms. Angelina Mortos / Ms. Hazel Cuares Email: ncfpsecretariat2012@gmail.com 
Details – Phillipines International | Puregold International Chess Challenge

Dec
9
Fri
2016
London Chess Classic 2016 @ Olympia Conference Centre, Hammersmith Rd, London W14
Dec 9 – Dec 18 all-day

Contact: Malcolm Pein Email: info@londonchessclassic.com Web: http://www.londonchessclassic.com
Prize fund – US$300,000 – the final event of Grand Chess Tour 2016 [MAP]

Dec
14
Wed
2016
CCF Daytime Chess – Autumn 2016 @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road, Coulsdon
Dec 14 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Contact: CCF Email: chess@ccfworld.com Web: http://www.ccfworld.com/Chess/ChessClubHome/ChessClubSeniorsIndex.htm
Daytime chess is primarily for senior players to have rated and graded chess which enables them to return home at a civilised time of day. The players who enter will be split into sections according to ability in the hope of giving between 5 and 8 matches each during the duration of the event [MAP]

Dec
17
Sat
2016
10th Northwick Park Five Round Congress @ University of Westminster, Harrow HA1 3TP
Dec 17 @ 9:00 am – Dec 18 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: Arnold Lutton Email: entry@ljcc.co.uk Web: http://www.ljcc.co.uk
This popular five round event consists of three sections, Open, Major and Minor. The Open and Major are both FIDE rated. The Major is ECF graded only and entry to it is open to those under 115 ECF and to ungraded players who do not have a FIDE rating. The Major is restricted to under 1860 FIDE
The Open starts at 9 am on Saturday and 9.30 on Sunday. Major and Minor start at 9.45 both days [MAP] Entry form

Maidenhead Junior Club Tournament @ Claires Court Junior Boys School, Maidenhead SL6 4QQ
Dec 17 @ 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

London Junior Chess Championships @ University of Westminster, Harrow HA1 3TP
Dec 17 @ 9:45 am – Dec 18 @ 8:00 pm

Contact: J Arnold Lutton Email: entry@ljcc.co.uk Web: http://www.ljcc.co.uk
This prestigious event has sections for Under 10 and Under 14. There are also sections for Under 8, Under 12, Under 16 and Under 18/21 on 28th, 29th and 30th December at the same venue.
The Under 10 play 7 rounds over the two days while the Under 14 play six rounds. These sections attract a large entry and both are run with Major and Minor divisions.
Competitors must gain qualification to play in the Under 10 as detailed at www.ljcc.co.uk
The LJCC Charitable Trust run the Northwick Park Congress at the same venue and at the same time. This has Open, Major and Minor sections and Open and Major are FIDE rated [MAP] Entry form

CCF Christmas Congress @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road, Coulsdon
Dec 17 @ 10:00 am – Dec 18 @ 11:00 pm
Dec
28
Wed
2016
Hastings International Chess Congress @ Horntye Park Sports Complex, Bohemia Rd, Hastings TN34 1EX
Dec 28 2016 @ 9:30 am – Jan 5 2017 @ 9:30 pm

hastingsheader5a21Contact: Alan Hustwayte Email: alan.b.hustwayte@tesco.net Web: http://www.hastingschess.com
This will be the 92nd Hastings International Chess Congress – tournaments include 9-round Hastings Masters over 9 days, 5 round Christmas Tournament over 3 days and 4 round New Year Morning and New Year Afternoon Tournaments over 4 days. Also included is the 5-round 34th Hastings Weekend Congress. Two evening events, Pairs and Blitz, will also take place and a Junior Coaching Session will be offered [MAP] Entry form

London Christmas Chess Congress @ University of Westminster, Harrow HA1 3TP
Dec 28 @ 9:45 am – Dec 30 @ 8:30 pm

Contact: Arnold Lutton Email: entry@ljcc.co.uk Web: http://www.ljcc.co.uk
This established Congress consists of three sections, OPEN, MAJOR and MINOR. The Open and Major are FIDE rated. The Minor is ECF graded only and is restricted to players under ECF 125 and to ungraded players who do not have a FIDE rating. The Major is under 1940 FIDE. This Congress is part of a larger event with over 600 competitors run by the London Junior Chess Championships Charitable Trust (registered charity number 1129010 [MAP] Entry form

London Junior Chess Championships @ University of Westminster, Harrow HA1 3TP
Dec 28 @ 9:45 am – Dec 30 @ 8:30 pm

Contact: Arnold Lutton Email: entry@ljcc.co.uk Web: http://www.ljcc.co.uk
This prestigious event has sections for Under 8, Under 12, Under 16 and Under 18/21. The Under 18/21 is combined with the LJCC Christmas Open.
The Under 8 is held over two days, 29th and 30th December. The other sections play on all three days. The Under 18/21 and Under 16 are both FIDE rated. The Under 12 attracts a very large entry and is run as Major and Minor sections. Competitors must gain qualification to play in the Under 8 and Under 12 as detailed at www.ljcc.co.uk
There are also sections for Under 10 and Under 14 on 17th and 18th December at the same venue [MAP] Entry form

Jan
2
Mon
2017
Sussex Juniors Hastings Rapidplay @ St. Mary Star of the Sea School, Magdalen Rd, Saint Leonards-on-Sea TN37
Jan 2 all-day

Contact: Anita McMahon Email: sjcentrymanager@gmail.com Web: http://www.sussexjuniorchess.org
Open to all aged under 18 on 31/08/2015. 6-round Swiss rapidplay in 4 sections – U11 Minor, U11 Major, U18 Minor, U18 Major [MAP] Entry form

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